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  • I dabble in pretty much every bit of tech out there, but there are two bits of tech that really interest me and I’ve never yet got involved with. The first is 3D printing (I still haven’t gone there, but I feel the time is coming) and the second is laser engraving and cutting. I’m not sure what the fascination is with the latter for me (maybe it’s the ‘freaking laser!’ factor), I’m not particularly craft or artistic, but I’ve always just thought the ability to engrave artwork onto stuff is fascinating. With this in mind, when I was asked if I wanted to review the Flux beamo, a new Kickstarter project looking to democratise laser engraving and cutting, I just couldn’t say no!
     


    On the 19th September, Huawei will launch the Mate 30 series of devices. In line with the companies 'tick-tock' release policy between the P series and the Mate series, we expect to see a new processor (the just launched Kirin 990) together with a doubling down on other key features - a great camera with a long zoom (rumours say that the sensor size will be significantly increased), lots of RAM (at least 8GB) and ROM (likely 256GB), an excellent OLED screen showcasing the latest 'waterfall' edge technology and as has become something of a Huawei signature, excellent battery life. As is customary, a number of new accessory announcements will also accompany the release, including an update to the Huawei Watch GT. The new phones will run Android 10... but of course, there's a problem. At the time of writing, Huawei remains on the US 'Entity List' with no exceptional licences issued, which means that American companies (including Google) are forbidden from doing business with the company in relation to new products. So what do Huawei do?


    If the leaks and rumours are to be believed (which they are), Google are on the verge of launching 2 new Pixels, the 3a and 3a XL. Based on everything we've seen so far, these are cut down Pixel 3 homages with lower prices, lower spec processors and the same excellent camera we've come to expect from the latest Pixels. I'm all for democratising awesome photography, but I'm not convinced Google have it figured out here. Read on to find out why.


    Honor, the 'digital natives' Huawei spin off, have announced the first handset in their Honor 20 range, the Honor 20 Lite. The £249.99 handset arrives on May 15th, before the launch event even for its more expensive, fully featured siblings, and will be available from a range of retailers (but not subsidised on any networks). With its triple cameras, gorgeous colour scheme and tiny notch it ticks a lot of boxes, but what's it really like? 


    Nokia (or HMD Global if you prefer) have today announced a successor to the well received Nokia 7 Plus, the Nokia 7.1 (no Plus this time round). Revealed in London, the device hits UK stores on October 17th priced at £299, planting it firmly in the mid-range and while it does pack a whole host of mid-range specs, it has a number of somewhat unique features too.


    We've had a few questions sent in to the support team around MoDaCo and GDPR, so this post is a quick reminder of key aspects of how we handle your data and how you can exercise your GDPR rights. We've kept it short and simple to make things easy to understand. 


    Are you having trouble logging into Samsung services on your non-Samsung device? You're not the only one. If you want to log into SmartThings for example (which we covered in this post), you may be presented with a screen telling you that your web browser is unsupported and you need to install the Samsung browser. Which is fine, except that doesn't work either. Thankfully, we have a fix for you!


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    • Hi, I finished my second game recently and I wanted to share it here with you guys to see if you maybe want to try it out and let me know what you think. It is a simple puzzle game. A casual "I need to kill time in an underground" type of game. Think of 2048, 2248 or gem matching games etc etc. Something to kill time in queue or on a bus/train/underground/tram/boat/helicopter/uss enterprise - depending on how far you live from work. I did *not* try to make a simple clone, but I tried to design a completely new game approach - with simple mechanics, but complicated enough to make it challenging to get high score. If you know a game that has similar mechanism - please let me know. If I copied it - I did not do it knowingly. The game is written entirely with my own code - no unity, andengine, libgdx or other stuff. Plain old Java with apache-commons 🙂 If you have a minute and you don't mind - feel free to take it for a spin and leave a note here (on google play?) - i will try to answer if I can. *REMARK*: If you do decide to spend few minutes to give it a try - I would really like to hear back from you - what do you think about the game, do you understand the rules, did it crash, why you do/don't like it? This is priceless input as I do not have a lot of mobile gamers around (drawback of having friends that graduated philosophy or arts...) and its quite difficult to get an audience on google play. If you have any questions about the game itself or the engine - please let me know also - I will try to help out. I almost forgot - Link to the game: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=pl.abductedpiggy.games.boxort YouTube vid: Thanks and I hope you enjoy! Kamil vel Abducted Piggy
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