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Sega teases a Phantasy Star mobile game, but says little else

Sega Sega launched a countdown website for an upcoming Phantasy Star mobile title. The countdown ends on July 24, though very little is known about the game. In the West, the only Phantasy Star title available is Phantasy Star II Classic. To celebrate the 30th anniversary of its Phantasy Star RPG...

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This week in Android: AA Podcast revival, OnePlus 6 camera shootout, and more

You may have only seen headlines about Amazon Prime Day this week, but that wasn’t all that happened. The OnePlus 6 received a pretty great camera update this week, and we compared the new software against the Galaxy S9 Plus, Pixel 2, and iPhone X. You can see the full camera comparison (and...

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Samsung Galaxy S9 gets 480fps mode, but you should stick to 240fps or 960fps

The Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus’ latest update includes a new 480fps super slow-motion mode. The new mode replaces the existing 960fps option for manual mode, though 960fps is still available in automatic mode. The update also includes the July security patch and stabilizes AR Emoji. Even...

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UK Deals of the Week: £100 off LG G7 ThinQ, Samsung Gear S3 Frontier for £189

Welcome to your weekly round-up of the best U.K. deals of the week for Android phones, network plans, accessories, smart home tech, and a little of whatever else is on offer in the world of mobile! Editor's PickThe best LG G7 ThinQ cases you can buy LG’s next flagship is here and it’...

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Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus international giveaway!

Welcome to the Sunday Giveaway, the place where we giveaway a new Android phone each and every Sunday. A big congratulations to last week’s winner of the OnePlus 6 international giveaway: Wallace G., U.S. This week we are giving away a brand new Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus, courtesy...

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Inside the rise and reign of supergiant venture capital rounds

There was a time not so long ago when nine-figure venture capital rounds weren’t a near-daily feature of tech business news. But now funding rounds of $100 million or more cross the wires with stunning frequency. The era of supergiant rounds is now the new normal. This is attrib...

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Snapchat will shut down Snapcash, forfeiting to Venmo

Snapcash ended up as a way to pay adult performers for private content over Snapchat, not just a way to split bills with friends. But Snapchat will abandon the peer-to-peer payment space on August 30th. Code buried in Snapchat’s Android app includes a “Snapcash deprecation message”...

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The blockchain begins finding its way in the enterprise

The blockchain is in the middle of a major hype cycle at the moment, and that makes it hard for many people to take it seriously, but if you look at the core digital ledger technology, there is tremendous potential to change the way we think about trust in business. Yet these are still extremely ear...

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Trill Project aims to be a safe community for people to express their true selves

Trill Project, founded by three high school girls, recently launched out of private beta to help people safely express themselves online. For those unfamiliar with the word “trill,” it’s a combination of “true” and “real.” An investor described it to me as a...

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US considers tariffs on uranium imports

Enlarge / Rail trucks loaded with uranium ore wait for transportation at the uranium mine operated by Geam, a division of Diamo S.P. mining company, in Rozna, Czech Republic, on Monday, Dec. 13, 2010. Photographer: Vladimir Weiss/Bloomberg via Getty Images (credit: Getty Images) This week, the US...


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