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The Mate 40 will feature Huawei’s final high-end Kirin processor

Huanqiu.com via Getty Images When the Mate 40 comes out later this year, it will be the last Huawei phone to feature one of its own high-end Kirin processors. Richard Yu, the CEO of Huawei’s consumer business, shared the news during a speech he made at the 2020 Summit of the China Information Technology Association. …

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The nostalgic Intellivision Amico console is delayed until 2021

Intellivision The Intellivision Amico will miss its October 2020 release window (via Polygon). Intellivision CEO Tommy Tallarico announced the delay during a livestream the company hosted on Wednesday to show off gameplay footage of games coming to the console. As you might have guessed, the delay is due to various challenges caused by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. …

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Dreadbox’s portable Typhon analog synth is loaded with effects

Dreadbox It’s not hard to find portable synths, but they typically have one or two effects at most — even larger models (with some exceptions) tend to only have a few. You won’t have that issue with Dreadbox’s just-introduced Typhon, however. As Synth Anatomy notes, the USB-powered analog mono synth includes 12 DSP stereo effects, …

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Apple is removing Force Touch from watchOS 7

Chris Velazco / Engadget When Apple releases watchOS 7 later this year, users can look forward to new features like sleep tracking. However, they’ll also have to make do without one of the wearable’s signature gestures. Not mentioned in yesterday’s keynote is that the company is moving away from Force Touch. If you’re not familiar with the …

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Save $199 on Apple’s latest 13-inch MacBook Pro at Amazon

Sponsored Links Dana Wollman / Engadget Apple’s 2020 13-inch MacBook Pro is less than a month old, but you can already save on some models. Amazon has discounted the 8th-generation Core i5, 512GB model to $1,300, down from $1,499. The company has also reduced the price of the 10th-generation Core i5, 1TB variant to $1,800, down from …

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Amazon sale drops the price of a Kindle to $60

Sponsored Links James Trew/Engadget Need an e-reader to get through pandemic lockdowns? Now’s a good time to get one. Amazon is running a sale on the standard Kindle that drops the price of the Special Offers version to $60, or $30 below its usual price. That’s similar to historic lows, and there hasn’t been a …

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Texas Instruments makes it harder to run programs on its calculators

Sponsored Links Texas Instruments Texas Instruments’ graphing calculators have a reputation as hobbyist devices given their program support, but they just lost some of their appeal. Cemetech has learned (via Linus Tech Tips) that Texas Instruments is pulling support for assembly- and C-based programs on the TI-84 Plus CE and its French counterpart, the TI-83 …

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Synthspace recreates the physical presence of a modular synth in VR

Sponsored Links Synthspace There’s a certain visceral thrill to plugging in patch cords and twiddling knobs on a modular synth, but it’s not always practical when even the more affordable synths can cost hundreds of dollars. Bright Light might have a simple solution: recreate the physical nature of a synth in VR. Its crowdfunded Synthspace …

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Get a free Razer mouse when you buy a Huntsman TE keyboard at Best Buy

Sponsored Links Razer Best Buy has an intriguing deal on a pair of Razer peripherals. If you buy a Huntsman Tournament Edition keyboard, you’ll get a free Viper mouse. Typically, purchasing the two together would set you back $210, but with this deal, all you have to pay is the $130 the keyboard costs.    …

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