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Month: January 2020

Colorful 3D Puzzle Platformer ‘Melbits World’ is Launching on iOS Next Week, Available for Pre-Order Now

The most recent release on mobile from develop Doublethink Games is the brutal, and I mean absolutely brutal, two-button Metroidvania-style platformer Necrosphere ($2.99). It is a game that will chew you up and spit you out over and over and over again, and is actually an incredible game if you are into borderline masochistic difficulty. So what is on, like, the complete other side of the spectrum from Necrosphere? Their next mobile game Melbits World, I’d say. It’s an extremely cute and colorful 3D puzzle platformer where you control a huge cast of Melbits, adorable creatures who live inside all of our fancy electronic devices. Their job is to eradicate the evil viruses that cause our digital devices to malfunction, and in turn keep the “good vibes” of the Internet intact so it can keep on working for everyone. Here are a couple of really cute trailers for Melbits World. Interestingly, Melbits World originally launched more than a year ago on the PlayStation 4, and one of its big unique features was its use of the Melbits World Playlink app that allowed multiple players to use their smartphones as controllers while playing cooperatively. It’s a neat idea, but also suits a pretty niche audience, which is why last month Melbits World was released on to a much wider audience on Steam and Nintendo Switch. And now it’s also heading...

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Here are the leaked specs for the Motorola Moto G Stylus

evleaks First, we found out that a Motorola phone with a built-in stylus existed. Then, we learned its name (the Motorola Moto G Stylus), and now we’re learning most of its specs, thanks to XDA Developers. Keep in mind, these specs are leaked and shouldn’t be seen as official in any way. However, XDA is pretty confident in their accuracy and they give us a good enough idea of what to expect from the Moto G Stylus. Check out the leaked specs below:   Motorola Moto G Stylus (Leaked) Display 6.36-inch 2,300 x 1,080 Punch-hole cutout (top left) Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 RAM 4GB Storage 64 or 128GB Cameras Rear: 48MP f/1.7 Samsung S5KGM1 2MP f/2.2 macro camera 16MP f/2.2 117° wide-angle “Action Cam” sensor Front: 25MP f/2.0 Battery 4,000mAh 10W wired charging USB-C Audio Headphone jack included Security Rear-mounted fingerprint sensor Connectivity NFC (not all regions) Dual-SIM (not all regions) Software Android 10 Dimensions 155 x 75mm (no depth reported yet) The specs for the Motorola Moto G Stylus make it pretty clear that this will not be a replacement for a Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus. Instead, this device appears to be ready to compete with LG’s line of stylus-including smartphones, such as the LG Stylo 5. Related: Love the S Pen? Motorola might have a new phone for you. XDA‘s source wasn’t able to confirm pricing or availability for...

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How to legally watch Super Bowl LIV for free and in 4K! (Update for Roku users)

Update, January 31, 2020 (04:00 PM ET): If you own a Roku-based TV, or use a Roku-based streaming device, you might need to make some extra arrangements to watch Super Bowl LIV for free. Because of a carrier dispute between Roku and Fox, all of the Fox-based Roku apps will stop working after today, January 31. That includes Fox Sports and Fox Now. In a blog post, Roku offers some alternatives to watching the Super Bowl for free on its devices, although none of them will support 4K resolutions: You can stream the Super Bowl on an internet-based live TV service such as fuboTV, Hulu Plus Live TV, Sling TV,  or YouTube TV.  If you are a new customer, you can sign up for a free trial for these services. If you are a Comcast or Charter Spectrum cable subscriber, the game will be available for free via the Roku Xfinity or Spectrum apps, via your local Fox TV affiliate. The NFL Roku app may also stream the game for free, but Roku warns that Fox could block that stream. Finally, as a last resort, Roku TV owners can connect an HD antenna to their televisions and watch the game over the air via their local Fox affiliate. Original article, January 20, 2020: The Super Bowl is one of the biggest sporting events in the United States, with an average of 160...

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MWC 2020: Here’s what to expect from the show (Updated Jan. 31)

Update, January 31, 2020 (12:30 PM ET): We’ve updated the article to reflect HMD Global’s MWC plans. The company has sent out media invites for a launch event happening on February 23. You can read all about it in the original article below. What is MWC? Mobile World Congress is one of the largest and most exciting yearly events for the mobile industry. It’s a hotbed for new smartphone launches and also a glimpse into mobile technologies of the future. This year, we expect to see new devices from big players like Samsung, LG, Nokia, Huawei, OnePlus, Sony, and others. 5G network technology will also take center stage, with OEMs doubling down on 5G-enabled smartphones. Besides phones, we also expect to see new wearables, tablets, smart home gadgets, and other tech products. When is MWC? MWC 2020 kicks off on Monday, February 24 and ends on Thursday, February 27. Traditionally, many new smartphones and other tech products are unveiled in the days leading up to the event. Where is MWC? MWC takes place in Barcelona, Spain, at two venues — Fira Gran Via and Fira Montjuïc. Most companies are keeping details under wraps for now, but we can make some educated guesses as to what might be announced in Barcelona. Our speculation is based on the latest leaks and rumors, as well as years of experience covering the show. Here’s...

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