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This smartphone uses AI to prevent you from taking nudes

Tone Smartphones have become the primary photography platform for the vast majority of people around the world, and this extends to nude pictures as well. There’s nothing wrong with an adult taking nudes in the first place, but what if you have a problem or you’d like to make sure your children aren’t engaging in this sort of thing? That’s where the Tone E20 smartphone comes in. The new device by Japanese company Tone has a feature dubbed Smartphone Protection, according to CNET. This feature uses machine learning within the camera app to detect nudes being taken with the phone. If a nude photo is indeed detected by the camera app, it simply blocks the snap from being saved to the phone’s gallery. Tone In a rather interesting move, the phone can also be connected to a guardian’s device and warn them if someone tried to take a nude selfie. Hopefully Tone has tuned the feature adequately enough to prevent false positives. After all, the last thing I’d want as a minor is to be wrongfully accused of taking nudes by my guardian. Editor’s Pick Best budget phones you can buy (January 2020) In a world where high-end Android smartphones can cost $1,000 or more, lots of people out there want something that won’t break the bank. Luckily, there are lots of cheap Android phones to choose from, …...

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Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite review: An affordable flagship done right

These are interesting times for smartphone buyers. While OnePlus pioneered the concept of an affordable flagship smartphone, Xiaomi, Realme and many others have sustained the momentum. Packing specifications that rival top-of-the-line hardware and nearly matching the experience, the line between a value flagship and a true premium device is blurry at best. Enter the Galaxy S10 Lite. Samsung’s flagship property has so far skirted away from the $500 to $600 segment, but changing times call for radical new solutions. The Galaxy S10 Lite errs close to the full featured Galaxy S10 experience with top-end internals, a software experience to match, as well as a quality camera set up. Read more in our Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite review. About this Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite review: I wrote this Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite review after spending a week with the phone. Samsung India supplied the device, which was running Android 10 with One UI 2.0 and the January 2020 security patch. Show More Design: Familiar yet different The Galaxy S10 Lite’s design leans towards the Note line up more than the S10 series, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. The phone has distinct design cues that differentiate it from everything else at the price point. Up front is a large 6.7-inch display with a Full HD+ resolution. Despite the size, I had no issues carrying the phone around since the...

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Samsung Galaxy A71 quietly launches in India, coming in under $450

Samsung Samsung launched the Galaxy A51 in India a few weeks ago, but Galaxy A71 launch details weren’t forthcoming. Fortunately, the company has decided to stealthily release the phone in the market today. The Galaxy A71 packs a Snapdragon 730 chipset, 4,500mAh battery with 25W charging, and a 6.7-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED screen with a punch-hole cutout. It’s not quite a flagship then, but it’s certainly at the upper end of the mid-range segment. Switching to the photography experience, the Samsung device packs a quad rear camera setup. You’re getting a 64MP main camera, 12MP ultra-wide shooter, 5MP macro camera, and 5MP depth sensor. A 32MP camera handles selfies, and it’s also capable of recording slow-mo selfie video. Editor’s Pick Samsung Galaxy Z Flip vs Motorola Razr: An easy choice Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip launched on February 14, and it’s already nearly impossible to find. This is partially due to the low amount of stock Samsung initially produced, and partially because, well, it’s arguably the … Other notable features include an in-display fingerprint sensor, microSD card slot, a Game Booster suite, and Bixby integration. The Samsung Galaxy A71 is available as an 8GB/128GB model in India and retails for Rs 29,999 (~$420). Samsung’s phone will go on sale from February 24 via retail stores,, Samsung Opera House, and “leading” online retailers. The device will be available in Prism...

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Samsung Galaxy Z Flip is easier to fix than Motorola Razr, but not by much

iFixit Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip launched alongside the Galaxy S20 series last week, offering a rather intriguing take on the foldable phone. But what if you want to repair the device yourself? Well, iFixit has conducted a teardown, and posted its findings online. The repair website declared the Galaxy Z Flip teardown to be “considerably less complex” than that of the Razr, which scored an abysmal one out of ten. But it’s not much better, getting a repairability score of just two out of ten. Read: How much does it cost to replace a foldable phone’s screen? iFixit praised the device for requiring a single Phillips screwdriver for all the screws, as well as the modular nature of some components (allowing them to be replaced individually). But the firm criticized Samsung for using glued-down glass panels, offering “unnecessarily difficult” battery replacements, and folding-related components that are likely to wear down as time goes on. The Galaxy Z Flip also packs a brush along the hinge which is meant to trap dust, but iFixit said it performed “hilariously poorly” in its dust test. In fact, the phone made a rather disturbing sound when they tried to unfold it. iFixit   Otherwise, the website found that the Galaxy Z Flip has two batteries of drastically different sizes, with one weighing in at 2,370mAh and another coming in at 930mAh. Meanwhile, the...

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OnePlus series tipped to (finally) offer a proper water resistance rating

91Mobiles OnePlus phones are generally considered some of the best smartphones on the market in terms of sheer value for money. Unfortunately, some features like wireless charging and an IP rating were cut in order to get to a palatable price point. Now, frequent tipster Max J has tweeted a concept image, suggesting that the OnePlus 8 series will gain a significant IP rating (i.e. IP67 or IP68). Check it out below. — Max J. (@MaxJmb) February 15, 2020 The tweet is merely a concept image from an unofficial source once again, so we have to take everything with a grain of salt. But the leaker created a similar image earlier this year to convey that the OnePlus 8 Pro might get wireless charging. And we’ve since seen a few leaks and suggestions that the feature is indeed coming. Editor’s Pick Here’s another way OnePlus might hide the cameras on its phones OnePlus OnePlus seems to be hard at work trying to conceal the cameras on its phones. We previously saw the OnePlus Concept One pulling off its disappearing act using electrochromic glass. Now, a new OnePlus patent … The latest news likely points to the OnePlus 8 Pro being water-resistant with a proper rating rather than the cheaper standard model too. After all, OnePlus cited the expense of IP rating certification as one hurdle with previous phones...

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