The Morning After: The Galaxy S20 Ultra comes up short

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. 5G is here, and to be honest — I don’t get it. I lived through the 4G wars with LTE vs. WiMax, and before that, it was the bad old days of HSPA+, EV-DO and Edge… but now I can’t tell mmWave from mid-band.

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The Best Fantasy Books of All Time

We’ve been reviewing some of the best genre books ever written. If you haven’t been keeping up with us, here’s what you’ve missed so far: This month, we look at fantasy. We reviewed some fun sites: BestFantasyBooks.com, Paste Magazine, Unbound Worlds, Goodreads, and NerdMuch?.

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AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, and T-Mobile will be fined more than $200 million for selling customer locations, per report

The Federal Communications Commission plans to fine four mobile phone carriers a total of $200 million for making consumers’ real-time location data available to third parties, Reuters reported Thursday.

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Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra review: shutter bug

Samsung has something to prove. That’s the most obvious feeling you get when using the Galaxy S20 Ultra, which will be available in March starting at $1,399.99. If there ever was an embodiment of the chip on a tech company’s shoulder, this behemoth of a phone is it.

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Google Earth finally available in browsers other than Chrome

Google is opening up its web-based version of Earth to browsers like Firefox, Edge, and Opera today. The search giant originally launched Google Earth on the web back in 2017, and axed its desktop apps at the same time.

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Samsung pledges to improve Galaxy S20 camera after reviewers see issues

Samsung has responded to some issues that early reviewers have found with the camera system on the new Galaxy S20 Ultra. The company says it’s working on an update to improve the camera, though it doesn’t acknowledge any specific problem or confirm when the fixes will be available.

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Mike Pence, who enabled an HIV outbreak in Indiana, will lead US coronavirus response

Vice President Mike Pence will take charge of the US response to the new coronavirus, President Donald Trump announced today. “Mike is not a czar,” Trump said. “I don’t view Mike as a czar.” Pence is not a public health expert, either.

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Two commercial satellites just docked in space for the first time

Two commercial satellites have docked in orbit as part of a pioneering satellite-servicing mission. If the rest of the mission is successful, it should give an ailing communications satellite a new lease on life, and it could kickstart an industry that keeps space junk from clogging the skies.

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GOG’s new refund policy lets you return a game even if you’ve played it

GOG is simplifying its refund process, making it easier to get your money back if you don’t like a game you recently purchased. Moving forward, you have up to 30 days to refund any game, including ones you’ve already installed and played.

Continue Reading . . . https://www.engadget.com/2020/02/26/gog-new-refund-policy/

Taboo season 2 release date, episodes, cast, plot, Tom Hardy and everything you need to know

Earlier this month, the BBC officially announced that Tom Hardy’s Victorian crime caper Taboo would be coming back for a second series, which means more James Delaney, more of his grimy cohorts from the league of the damned, and even more grunting.

Continue Reading . . . https://www.digitalspy.com/tv/a824328/taboo-season-2-release-date-tom-hardy-episodes-cast-plot/

Honor’s first 5G phone will launch globally without Google’s apps or services

Honor has announced that its first 5G phone, the Honor View 30 Pro, will be launching worldwide during a live stream earlier today. Powered by a Kirin 990 5G chipset, the phone has a 6.7-inch 1080p display with a hole-punch selfie camera and a 4,100mAh battery.

Continue Reading . . . https://www.theverge.com/2020/2/24/21151055/honor-9x-pro-release-date-price-camera-google-apps-service-mwc

Microsoft reveals more Xbox Series X specs, confirms 12 teraflops GPU performance

Microsoft is revealing more specifications about its next-generation Xbox Series X hardware today. The biggest new confirmation is that the Xbox Series X will include 12 teraflops of GPU performance, twice what’s available in the Xbox One X and eight times the original Xbox One.

Continue Reading . . . https://www.theverge.com/2020/2/24/21150578/microsoft-xbox-series-x-specs-performance-12-teraflops-gpu-details-features