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Welcome to your weekend! The Sega Genesis and iPad Mini are back, AirPower is out and Valve has a lot of news to share. If you need to catch up on everything Apple announced then look no further. Also, we drifted in a Lamborghini this week. It just seemed worth mentioning again.
While some theorized that we’d finally see AirPower this month, that was not to be. Apple axed its wireless charging mat and said in a statement that “we’ve concluded AirPower will not achieve our high standards and we have cancelled the project.”
The Genesis Mini was supposed to launch last year until Sega delayed it to bring development in-house. Now it has revealed a reworked retro console that will arrive with 40 games, including classics like Sonic 2, Puyo Puyo 2, Shining Force and Castlevania Bloodlines. There’s no word on a US price, but in Japan, the version with a pair of six-button controllers will cost about $80.
After a few years without an update, Apple gave its small tablet the same performance as its flagship iPhone XS, an improved screen, and support for its Apple Pencil. That makes for a definitively modern iPad experience, but the mini’s dated design makes the tablet feel a little older than it should.
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Before you watch The Silence trailer Netflix just released, we’ll tell you that the plot looks strikingly similar to A Quiet Place. In both, the world is under attack from creatures who hunt prey by sound, and one family overcomes the disaster by utilizing the heightened senses of a deaf child. Yes, both films rely on a deaf child.
The $299 Lenovo Smart Tab P10 is a 2-in-1 Android tablet that transforms into a surprisingly capable Echo Show clone when docked into a companion Bluetooth speaker. It offers a great screen, solid audio quality and is a lot more functional than Amazon’s own smart display.
This phone has a camera capable of pulling off a long-distance zoom photo of the Eiffel Tower — at night. According to Mat Smith, even Google’s Night Sight couldn’t pull that off.
Samsung is attempting to put to rest doubts over the Samsung Galaxy Fold’s durability by revealing how each device is tested. The company released a video on Wednesday that shows its devices undergoing a factory stress-test, where a line-up of brand new Samsung Galaxy Folds fold, and then unfold, and then fold again. The only thing we can’t judge from here is whether the gap that remains when it’s folded, or a seam that may form down the center, are potential flaws buyers will be able to live with.
But wait, there’s more…
- Nintendo could launch two new Switch consoles this year
- Lamborghini’s latest Huracán is a supercar with a supercomputer
- Xiaomi Mi 9 review: A worthy OnePlus rival
- Valve freezes updates on ‘Artifact’ to face ‘deep-rooted’ issues
- ‘Call of Duty’ swatter Tyler Barriss to serve 20 years in prison
- Google Store lists unannounced ‘Nest Hub Max’ 10-inch smart display
- Bad Password: After Christchurch, we need more than digital-security theater
- (Almost) everything you wanted to know about the Apple Card
- Boston Dynamics’ new Handle robot heads to the warehouse
- An ill-fitting spacesuit cancels NASA’s first all-female spacewalk
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