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How Android smartphones will cost more because of EU

Or Google, depending on how you look at it. Long story short, EU has punished Google with a 4.3 billion fine due to Google making monopolistic attempts at the market. Now, few months after that revelation, Google announced that after 1th of February 2019 it will begin to collect Android license fees from smartphone producers. How high those fees will be will depend on both the size of the phone’s display (why?) as well as the country it is being made in – the fee’s size can fluctuate between 2.5 and 40 dollars. We do not know how exacly will the fees influence ...

Winamp 5.8, app’s first update in years

Winamp, a popular (a long time ago) music player, is making a comeback with a 5.8 update, the first one in a long time. The update does not revolutionize the application, instead opting to improve its efficiency. The new and improved features of the 5.8 are:– WASAPI plugin for Windows,– more modern OS demanded (at least Windows XP with Service Pack 3),– improved compability with new(er) Windows OS’.Radionomy, Winamp’s owner ever since 2014, promises more changes in the upcoming patches, like support for podcasts and music streaming. These and more features will ...

Have you played The Stanley Parable? Today is the first day you might honestly fulfill the game’s most notorious achievement

Most of video game achievements push us to play the game more – do this with that character, defeat XXX many enemies, play for YYY amount of hours et cetera. The Stanley Parable, a video game slash psychoanalysis from 2013, took a bit different approach. While the game does have a few normal – or as normal as The Stanley Parable can get – achievements, it also has one called ”Go Outside”. Obtaining this achievement is simple and yet difficult, as all you have to do is not playing the game for five years. Opposite to this is the ”Commitment” ...

Facebook is being taken to court over alleged fraud

Crowd Siren Agency is accusing Facebook of inflating its average time spent watching videos statistics. According to the agency, in years 2015-2016 FB has premeditely deceived its business partners by modifying their aforementioned statistics so that they are even 900% larger than they were supposed to. This in turn has created an artificial deflux of video content from YT and other platforms to Facebook, with content creators counting on FB’s ”magic” to garner them a large number of views. The whole fraud has supposedly begun with a glitch that FB found out back in 2015 ...

Vertu Aster P, the newest luxury phone with Android

We have good news for everyone with too much money. Vertu, British company specialized in creating luxury mobile devices, is coming back after some financial difficulties. Their newest product is Asper P, a smartphone slash symbol of sumptuousness, presented yesterday on a Pekin conference. Aster P does not have a groundbreaking specs, but specs are not what this device is about; it is about bling, and Asper P has plenty of that. Phone’s body is made of a titan alloy, which will certainly sound good when snobbing about your phone with your equally snobby friends. Device’s rear ...

Kyocera KY-O1L, smallest kinda-smartphone in the world

See that thing next to it? That is a credit card. That is right, KY-O1L is pretty much as little as your credit card. That is quite small. Device’s size is 91mm x 55mm x 5.3mm, and it weights 47 gram. Sounds good, right? Well, if you want to buy it, you will have to be ready to make a few sacrifices. KY-O1L lacks any kind of camera, sports a 2.8′ display and will cost $284.39 – quite a bit, considering how little it offers. On the plus side, its microscopic 380mAh battery will still easily outlast big boy pants’ smartphones and it does have LTE functionality and web ...

Lenovo K9 and Lenovo A5 are now out in India

Lenovo seemingly tries to push Xiaomi off its ”king of the budget smartphones in India” pedestal. The company has just released two new budget phones, K9 and A5, as pretty much a direct competition to Xiaomi Redmi 6 and 6A. Lenovo K9 offers a bit better specs than Redmi 6, but for the price of being slightly, well, pricier, while Lenovo A5 has slightly worse CPU than 6A but instead sports a fingerprint scanner that Redmi does not. Both phones have 18:9 display. Lenovo K9 costs ₹8,999 while Lenovo A5 costs either ₹5,999 or ₹6,999, depending on the memory ...

First of the 4th generation pokemon are now available in Pokemon GO

A sort of surprise! It has been a few days since files neccessary for the update appeared in game’s Android version files, but nobody expected that it will come out that fast. Well, it did, and both Android and iPhone players can now enjoy catching new pokemon. Some of them, at least: update will come out in portions. Some of the new monsters available now are Bidoof, Turtwig, Chimchar and Buneary. Niantic has also implemented new CP-counting algorithms, but these were undone almsost immediately. We can expect them to be brought back in any day.Trailer of the 4th gen update can be ...

Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds have been downloaded over 100 million times from the Play Store

Now that is a kind of a milestone many games can only wish they could reach. If anyone ever doubted PUBG’s popularity, do so no more, as the game has been downloaded from Play Store over a hundred million times. Oh, by the way: Play Store does not count downloads made from China, and since PUBG is very popular there as well, the real number is certainly much higher. ...