Huawei might be working on a foldable phone with clamshell design

While we are still waiting for the Mate Xs follow-up, the company seems to be exploring the possibilities of doing a Samsung Galaxy Z Flip competitor with clamshell design. At least according to this design patent filed back in April at the China National Intellectual Property Office. Looking at the image, the phone looks strikingly similar to the Galaxy Z Flip with one exception – the external screen is considerably bigger and perhaps will be used for more than just notifications and the time. It takes the better part of the upper-half of the back panel where the cameras are…

10 deals you don’t want to miss on Saturday: Lysol spray, first 4th-gen Echo Dot deal, Jabra earbuds, LED light strips, more

We spend our weekdays rounding up all of the hottest daily deals each and every day, but on weekends we do things a little differently by zeroing in on 10 outstanding sales that everyone should take advantage of. Highlights from Saturday’s roundup include a new all-time low price on FDA-authorized Powecom KN95 face masks that NIOSH says work even better than most 3M N95 masks (just $1.98 each!), Purell hand sanitizer pump bottles at the lowest price on the entire internet, a rare opportunity to get less inflated pricing on Lysol spray and Lysol wipes that are still impossible to find in grocery stores, the first-ever deal on the completely redesigned 4th-gen Echo Dot that was just released this past Friday (save $20 on two Dots with the coupon code DOT2PACK), wildly popular TP-Link Kasa Smart Plugs for just $7.50 each thanks to an on-site coupon you can clip, $15 off the best-selling Echo Show 5 smart display with Alexa, the Jabra Elite 65t true wireless earbuds everyone loves so much for $80.54 instead of $120, a big one-day sale on LED light strips with prices starting at just $9.79, and another one-day sale that slashes 34% off an awesome Dyson cordless vacuum rival by Eureka. See all of today’s best bargains below.

Powecom KN95 Face Mask Reusable, Disposable Masks on FDA EUA List, Protection for Dust Pollen,…

$19.79 ($1.98 / mask)
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PURELL Advanced Hand Sanitizer, Refreshing Gel, Clean Scent, 8 fl oz Sanitizer Table Top Pump B…

$51.90
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Lysol 2284 Crisp Linen Spray, 4 PACK, blue

$55.00
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Lysol Disinfecting, 480 6 Packs of 80 Wipes, (Lemon & Spring Waterfall), Lemon, Spring

$98.00
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All-new Echo Dot (4th Gen) | Smart speaker with Alexa | Charcoal

$39.99 each with code DOT2PACK (use code DOT2PACK)
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Kasa Smart Plug, WiFi Outlet works with Alexa, Echo and Google Home, No Hub Required, Remote Co…

$14.99 ($7.50 each)
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Echo Show 5 — Smart display with Alexa – stay connected with video calling – Charcoal

$74.99
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Jabra Elite 65t Earbuds – Alexa Built-In, True Wireless Earbuds with Charging Case, Titanium…

$80.54
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30% off Daybetter LED Light Strips

$9.79 – $34.99
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Eureka Flash Lightweight Stick Vacuum Cleaner,15KPa Powerful Suction, 2 in 1 Corded Handheld Va…

$92.99
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Oppo is working on a new navigation algorithm offering accuracy up to 1 meter

Oppo has announced its new RTK technology that greatly improves navigation precision. According to the company, the new algorithm can achieve 1-meter accuracy without any additional equipment. This should be good enough for per-lane navigation as well. Oppo is working closely with China Mobile to implement the technology, which in turn is working on deploying the ground-based system and 5G towers. What RTK does is collect all the information from the GPS, the cell towers, all of the sensors inside the phone including the accelerometer, gyroscope and even the antennas of the handset….

Samsung Galaxy S20 with Android 11 gets Wi-Fi certified, stable build might roll out soon

Samsung has released the Android 11-based One UI 3.0 beta for the Galaxy S20 in some countries, and it seems the company might soon release the stable build of its custom Android skin for the vanilla S20 as the smartphone with Android 11 has been certified by the Wi-Fi Alliance. Wi-Fi Alliance has certified the 4G and 5G variants of the Galaxy S20, and the certificates in its database also include models for the US and international markets. Galaxy S20 with Android 11 gets certified by Wi-Fi Alliance The S20+ and S20 Ultra have also received the One UI 3.0 beta update,…

OnePlus 8T goes on sale in the US

The OnePlus 8T announced last week is now available for purchase in the US through OnePlus’ online store with two color options – Lunar Silver and Aquamarine Green. It’s priced at $749 and comes with 12GB RAM and 256GB storage. There’s also an 8T+ 5G for T-Mobile priced the same, which comes with an IP68 rating while sharing the rest of the specs with the regular 8T. The OnePlus 8T is built around a 6.55″ FullHD+ 120Hz Always-on AMOLED display that has a fingerprint reader underneath for biometric authentication. It’s powered by the Snapdragon 865 SoC and runs Android 11-based OxygenOS 11…

Daniel Craig’s final James Bond movie might launch on Apple TV+ or Netflix

No Time to Die will be Daniel Craig’s final 007 film. The 25th James Bond movie was supposed to premiere in April, but the release date kept being pushed back because of the novel coronavirus. The film is now set to launch in April 2021, assuming the health crisis is under control by then. A new rumor says that Apple and Netflix are involved in a bidding war for No Time to Die, which might bring the highly-anticipated James Bond movie to streaming services instead of theaters.

No Time to Die, Daniel Craig’s final James Bond film, was supposed to be one of this year’s biggest blockbusters. The film was supposed to premiere on April 10th, but then the novel coronavirus reached pandemic status, and the world shut down. Universal had to delay the release, pushing it back to November 20th, hoping that the health crisis would be solved by then. But it was clear a few months ago that the pandemic is here to stay.

Several studios postponed their biggest 2020 films, and No Time to Die was pushed back to April 2nd, 2021. Some films launched on streaming services instead of in theaters, but studios were unwilling to risk such a move with any of the blockbusters scheduled to debut in theaters this year. These films usually rake in hundreds of millions at the box office, with some of them often bringing in more than a billion dollars in ticket sales. The new James Bond movie is one such movie — well, any James Bond movie should draw huge crowds.

A new rumor now claims that Craig’s final James Bond flick might be heading to streaming before theaters. And Apple is supposedly in the running for getting the rights.

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Deal: Sony Xperia 1 drops to $549 unlocked

If you’re after a high-end Sony smartphone but don’t want to splurge for this year’s flagship, the Xperia 1 II, perhaps you’d be better served by its predecessor, the Xperia 1 from 2019. It’s still a very capable handset, and now you can grab one for the lowest price ever – but you need to act fast. Until October 25 at 11:59 PM EDT, B&H will sell you a brand new, unlocked Xperia 1 for just $549. That’s $400 less than its introductory price, and around $150 less than it was going for before this deal went live. This is also the cheapest that the Xperia 1 has ever been. The version…

Researchers have good news about a promising coronavirus vaccine candidate

Researchers proved that an advanced coronavirus vaccine candidate respects the genetic instructions as intended, producing the desired response inside cells. Scientists from Bristol University developed new technologies to inspect the quality of vaccines and found that the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine follows the programmed genetic instructions. The independent research is reassuring, showing that the vaccine behaves consistently with the intended plan.

Several coronavirus vaccine trials will complete Phase 3 in the coming months, with one of the frontrunners expecting to seek emergency regulatory approval in late November. That’s assuming Phase 3 trials prove that the drugs are effective and safe. The vaccines will have to protect against infection with the novel pathogen without inducing severe adverse effects. The results for Phase 1 and Phase 2 trials showed that various drugs that are currently tested on volunteers were generally safe. Researchers reported minimal adverse incidents, and those were usually transitory. However, that’s not enough, and the FDA has strict safety requirements for following up with patients enrolled in Phase 3 trials. All volunteers will have to be monitored for two months after their second shot before a company can seek approvals. That’s actually the rule that makes it impossible for any vaccine maker to file paperwork before the presidential election.

That said, there has been an interesting development that warrants plenty of attention from the general public. An independent team of researchers proved that one of the most advanced vaccines works as intended. The conclusions are definitely reassuring, although they’re not enough to conclude the vaccine is safe for use. The researchers found that the drug respects the genetic instructions and behaves exactly as the designers want it to.

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Today’s Top Deals

Listen to the CDC and stock up on these 8 coronavirus essentials while you still can Amazon’s one-day KitchenAid sale has deals starting at $6.50 Amazon is blowing out smart LED light strips starting at $9, today only

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No new $1,200 stimulus checks are coming, but you might be able to get one by doing this Speed test shows just how fast the iPhone 12 is compared to Galaxy Note 20 Ultra and Pixel 5 Researchers might’ve just solved a huge coronavirus mystery

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Huawei is now just struggling to survive

Huawei phones are still selling well in some parts of the world, but the Chinese technology giant on Friday reported earnings that nonetheless suggest a tough road ahead for the company.
Whereas the company, the biggest global tech company based in China, once talked in grand, sweeping terms about its ambitions and strategy, the mantra at Huawei is now simply “survival.” Huawei’s struggle is a result of a Trump administration-led crackdown against the company.

It wasn’t that long ago that Huawei’s billionaire founder and CEO Ren Zhengfei was triumphantly insisting that the Trump administration’s blacklist banning Huawei phones and other components of the company’s business wouldn’t hurt it in the long run. In fact, Zhengfei once insisted that it wouldn’t matter if the company was kept on the blacklist indefinitely — “They may as well keep us there forever, because we’ll be fine without them,” Zhengfei promised in an interview back in mid-November, a little more than a month before the coronavirus outbreak unfolded in China and brought its own set of problems.

Those were the days, back when Huawei was still promising ambitious growth and credibly throwing shade at rival phone makers Samsung and Apple. In early 2019, it got even more assertive, taking out prominent and full-page ad space in mainstream US publications ranging from The Washington Post to The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and USA Today, as well as Politico and The Los Angeles Times. The ads encouraged readers not to take for granted that “everything you hear” about the company is correct and that “We would like the US public to get to know us better.”

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