Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10 pushes all-screen phones to their inevitable limits

The wait is over. Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10 is official and, no, it doesn’t have a headphone jack. But before I get to why Samsung killed the classic audio port on the Note 10, I’d like to clarify that the new phone isn’t a single device, but two: a 6.3-inch Note 10 and 6.8-inch Note 10+. Samsung’s always billed the Galaxy Note as its biggest and most cutting edge smartphone — a device for power users built with productivity in mind — and the two Note 10s are no different. The new Android phones don’t break new ground with anything like a foldable display or camera embedded underneath the screen, but when it comes to tried-and-true innovation upgrades, there’s really …

Latest Apple Mac mini at lowest price on Amazon — save $150

TL;DR: Buy the powerful Apple Mac mini with Intel Core i5 processor on sale for $949 at Amazon. With this $150 discount, you get this compact desktop computer at it’s lowest price yet.  With good reason, the MacBook Pro is a favorite among anyone who wants Apple reliability, power, and portability. But there are those who need even more computing capabilities for intensive jobs. Need to render video, build apps, or create thousands of SpongeBob memes? Then take the next giant step and check out the latest deal on the small but mighty Apple Mac mini.  Work faster when you get the new Apple Mac mini with an Intel Core i5 processor for only $949 from Amazon. You save $150, …

Alienware m15 gaming laptop is $430 off on Dell’s website

TL;DR: Both lightweight and powerful, the Alienware m15 gaming laptop is the perfect companion for a no compromises, on-the-go gaming experience — grab one for just $949.99 on Dell’s website. PC gamers know how chunky and cumbersome gaming laptops can get — it’s a struggle to even will yourself to lug the thing around, and what good is having a gaming laptop if you aren’t going to bring it everywhere with you? If you’re new to the gaming laptop world and are trying hard to avoid buying a device that’ll feel like a sack of bricks in your backpack, consider picking up the lightweight Alienware m15 gaming laptop. Read more… More about Alienware, Dell, Gaming Laptops, Mashable Shopping, and Tech …

Puma’s first Wear OS smartwatch debuts in November for $275

Puma is launching its first smartwatch at IFA 2019 this week. The sports brand has teamed up with Fossil Group over the past 12 months to produce the wearable, which is powered by Wear OS and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Wear 3100 chipset. The Puma smartwatch will include a 1.19-inch round AMOLED display, housed inside a cut-out nylon and aluminum 44mm case. Puma is naturally aiming this smartwatch at sports fans, and it will will be swimproof and lightweight at 0.06 pounds thanks to some cut outs on the side of the device to reduce its weight. Puma’s smartwatch will include 4GB of storage and 512MB of RAM, which is the standard on most Wear OS watches. As this has the latest …

Arduino and industrial distance sensor communicate via RS-485

After obtaining an industrial distance sensor, TUENHIDIY decided to use it as the basis for an interesting visual indicator. The device communicates with an Arduino Uno via an RS-485 module, and outputs distance values in the form of a 9 x 14 pixel display made out of discrete LEDs soldered onto an LoL Shield. As shown in the video be low, it does a good job of sensing how far an object is from it on a table, and the 126 LEDs provide a nice brilliant display.  Code for the build can be found on GitHub if you’d like to make something similar. Seeing as though the sensor used here will set you back close to $1,000, you may want …

Kobo’s new Libra H20 is like a cheaper Kindle Oasis

Kobo has a new e-reader out, the Libra H20, which looks to join the existing Kobo Forma in taking on Amazon’s luxury Kindle Oasis, with a similar one-handed design. But where the Forma stumbled by upping the screen size to an 8-inch panel, resulting in a device that was somewhat unwieldy to hold, the new Libra H20 matches Amazon’s e-reader exactly with a 7-inch size that’s much easier to manage. Crucially, though, unlike the Forma, which start at $279.99 — even more than the Oasis, which starts at $249.99, despite it’s more premium metal design — the Libra H20 will cost $169.99, making it the cheapest option around for an asymmetrical, Oasis-style e-reader. Aside from with the smaller display and …

Logitech’s MX Master 3 makes the best mouse even better

Logitech’s MX Master mice have long been some of the best money could buy. And now it’s back with the third-generation, the MX Master 3, that once again raises the bar with an even more refined version of its hardware that makes the already great scroll wheel even better and finally switches to USB-C for charging. The ratcheting scroll wheel on the MX Master mice is getting a major overhaul with the MX Master 3 with a new, electromagnetic system that replaces the mechanical scrolling wheel. There are still two modes: a step-by-step ratcheting scroll that offers more resistance, and a faster “silent” mode that lets the wheel freely spin. Logitech calls the new mechanism a “Magspeed” scroll wheel, and …

Amazon reportedly has ‘more than 20’ Fire TV devices coming, including an OLED TV

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Amazon looks set to release a new Fire TV Cube and a host of new “Fire TV Edition” devices soon — as well as what could be the first OLED Fire TV television set. Now-deleted posts on TechCrunch and CordCutters had the details, which have since made the rounds on Engadget, the BBC, and elsewhere. Reportedly, the new Fire TV Cube will have a six-core processor and support Dolby Vision, plus be able to interpret voice controls directly on the device instead of in the cloud. As with the first Fire TV Cube, Engadget says it will have the same far field microphones, HDMI-CEC, and IR blasters — all reportedly at the same …

Asus’ notchless ZenFone 6 with a flip-top camera is now available in the US

The Asus ZenFone 6 is now available for purchase in the US starting at $499.99. Asus differentiates the ZenFone 6 with a camera that flips up from the back of the device to also act as a front-facing camera. It’s a smart idea that maximizes use of the 48-megapixel main camera and 13-megapixel wide-angle lens, all while allowing the 6.4-inch display to run edge to edge without interruption. The camera can rotate on its own for panoramas, and it can follow a subject in motion-tracking mode. The Verge’s Chaim Gartenberg found the camera to be pretty good during his initial preview of the device, but we’ll need to do further testing to see how it compares to others. Asus says …

Nintendo Switch Lite FCC filings confirm a smaller battery, new processor, and Odin fixation

Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge The new Switch Lite and the slightly improved Nintendo Switch have each appeared in photos at the FCC. And, as you’d hope, they’ve both been thoroughly dissected, so we can get a closer look at what Nintendo seems to have changed from the original model (and what it hasn’t). Nintendo claims that battery life is improved in the Switch Lite relative to the original Switch. And hours of additional battery life is also the only really tangible difference between the slightly updated Switch and the original. But Nintendo isn’t accomplishing that in either device by using a bigger battery. Instead, it’s using a more efficient processor. According to the photo seen below, …

ZTE Axon 10 Pro 5G goes on sale in China

ZTE has just released the first commercially available 5G phone in China – its Axon 10 Pro 5G. The phone was announced back in February at MWC and packs quite a compelling spec sheet with a 6.47-inch AMOLED display, Snapdragon 855 and a triple camera setup. The only issue is that there are no large-scale 5G commercially-available networks in China yet as they are expected to arrive later on in October. So until then, users of the device will mostly have to resort to 4G networks. For now, the phone is only out in its 6/128GB configuration and goes for CNY 4,999 ($710). Initial… Read more: gsmarena.com

Here’s a video of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ being used in public

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ will be unveiled imminently during an August 7th keynote, but that hasn’t stopped last-minute leaks from happening nonetheless. In this case, someone has recorded a video of the upcoming flagship being used in public on South Korean transit. The video was first posted to Chinese social media platform Weibo and later uploaded to YouTube. Given the watermarks on the device’s screen, it’s likely that the person using the phone works at either Samsung or a mobile carrier. It’s worth noting that this Note 10+ is certainly a prototype, given that it lacks some of the features that will be included in the final product, such as a curved screen. Still, the video gives a solid look …

Shark handheld vacuum cleaner on sale for £40 off on Amazon

TL;DR: The cordless Shark handheld vacuum cleaner is on sale for £89.99 on Amazon, saving you 31% on list price. Not all messes are massive. You don’t always need to heave the heavy-duty vacuum cleaner out of the cupboard, and begin the process of vacuuming the entire house. Sometimes you just want to get in and out, with a quick clean-up. The Shark handheld vacuum cleaner is the perfect device to accomplish this task. The cordless design is ideal for quick clean-ups, and the charging storage base means it’s always fully charged and ready to go. It also includes a crevice tool and pet tool, so that you can handle every kind of job. Read more… More about Shark, Vacuum …

Google is making a new commitment to sustainable design

The company announced today that by 2022, all “Made by Google” products will include recycled materials. And that’s just part of a larger rethinking about how to change its design process to incorporate sustainable thinking. When Google’s hardware team began working on a yet-to-be-announced product that will be launched later this year, one engineer had a proposal: Instead of using an industry-standard polyester fabric, made from virgin plastic, could they use a fabric made from recycled bottles in the device? The team spent two years validating that the material met design and manufacturing requirements and that vendors could supply enough material at scale, then decided to move forward with it. Each new product will reuse a third of a plastic …

Microsoft Surface Pro 6 bundle on sale: Save 20% at Walmart

TL;DR: Score this Microsoft Surface Pro 6 bundle for just $769 when you shop at Walmart. It’s normally $958.98, so you’ll save about $190. A Mashable’s Choice Award-winning device on sale with bonus software *and* an extended warranty to boot? In this economy? Yeah, we can’t believe it either: Walmart just slashed the price of a Microsoft Surface Pro 6 bundle that includes our favorite tablet/laptop hybrid, four programs, and a one-year extended warranty on top of the included manufacturer warranty. The Surface Pro 6 itself usually retails for $899, but you’ll pay just $769 for the whole kit and caboodle.  Read more… More about Microsoft, Software, Microsoft Surface, Mashable Shopping, and Microsoft Surface Pro 6 Read more: mashable.com

vivo S1 hands-on review

Vivo just announced its Y7s smartphone for India with a different name – vivo S1. Way more manageable to be honest. But we are not here to talk about the different aliases of the phone. Instead, we will take a closer look at the device in person and see what’s all about. The vivo S1 is a mid-range phone with some 2019 features. An improved MediaTek Helio P65 chipset sits behind the wheel based on the 12nm manufacturing process and it’s paired with either 4 or 6GB of RAM depending on the configuration you choose. Internal storage is always 128GB, though, which is pretty generous,… Read more: gsmarena.com