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The ASUS ROG Phone has one of the craziest retail boxes I’ve seen

While I’ve seen this phone multiple times over the year, I never got to see the final retail unit nor did I get to see the final retail box. And boy was I not prepared for it. I mean, I’ve seen some fancy boxes before — the original Mi MIX comes to mind — but the thing I loved about the ROG Phone one was just how much it oozed “gaming”, yet managed to not be incredibly garish at the same time.

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Realme’s shaking up the mid-range with three incredible bang-for-buck smartphones

2018 is turning out to be an awesome year for mid-range smartphones. In addition to the already solid crop of phones from ASUS, Xiaomi, and even honor, we actually got a wildcard from Xiaomi sub-brand POCOPHONE that pretty much took the world by storm.

Now, another contender joins the fray and it also comes from one of the most unlikely places: An OPPO sub-brand called Realme. Meet the Realme 2 and Realme 2 Pro.

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This is Apple’s current solution to iPhone XS #ChargeGate

iPhone XS ChargeGate

UPDATE: Apple will fix #ChargeGate with iOS 12.1 update.

It appears that Apple has an issue with the iPhone XS and XS Max when it comes to charging. Dubbed as ChargeGate, several owners have complained that they can’t charge when the phone is in sleep mode. Lewis from Unboxed Therapy had run a test on multiple devices and it appears that this problem affects not all but certain units at random.

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My thoughts on Touch n Go’s RFID system

Touch ‘n Go’s radio-frequency identification (RFID) system has received a lot of mixed reactions so far. It’s never easy to completely revamp a system that a lot of people have been using, especially if it meant throwing out everything they already invested in to make a fresh switch.

But while it’s easy to be blinded by this, and internet rage, the thing I was more curious about was the technology. Does it work? Is it better than SmartTAG? Is this really our future? After testing it out, here’s what I think.

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DJI Mavic 2 Pro & Zoom hands-on: What more do you want?

Everyone remembers the DJI Mavic Pro. At the time of its launch, there simply wasn’t a drone like it in the market. I mean, yeah there was technically the GoPro Karma, but I’d argue that even that drone is nowhere near as polished as the Mavic Pro.

Not only did the Mavic fold smaller, it also flew better and had all of DJI’s excellent intelligent flight systems and computer vision — it was much better as a standalone product. Meanwhile, the Karma was designed to fit into GoPro’s ecosystem — and I have to say they did a good job there — leveraging the company’s existing action cameras while also adding a touch of modularity with the Karma Grip. At least they were doing a good job, until Karmas started falling out of the sky.

So, I’d argue that the Mavic Pro was definitely in a class of its own. And when you’ve got such a game-changing device, the question becomes: How do you follow it up? Well, DJI thinks the way forward to is to have two versions of the Mavic 2.

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We need to talk about the OPPO Find X…

When OPPO launched their brand new flagship smartphone, the OPPO Find X, I was stunned. Of all the phones that were launched in 2018 thus far, I can’t believe that the handset I was most excited about was a smartphone from OPPO. The same company that has built a name for themselves selling overpriced selfie centric smartphones.

The OPPO Find X was different. I thought it was easily the most innovative move in smartphone design this year. However, as is always the case, whenever there are people trying something new, there will always be doubters. People who say it won’t work. People who say it can’t work.

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Here’s why the ASUS ROG Phone isn’t just for gamers, it’s for everybody

The first thing you think of when you see a smartphone from the ASUS Republic of Gamers — aptly named the ROG Phone — would probably be somewhere along the lines of “Oh this must only be for hardcore gamers”. And while that’s true to a certain extent, I believe that this gaming-grade mobile device isn’t just for hardcore gamers.

It’s for everyone.

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What is ASUS’ ScreenPad and is it better than Apple’s TouchBar?

ASUS’ brand new ZenBook Pro comes with one of the most interesting features I’ve seen on a traditional laptop in a long time. Sure, the device comes with excellent specs, a great build and a very nice screen, but the first thing that jumps out to anyone who looks at it is the 5.5-inch screen living where you would usually find a trackpad.

What is it? Is it any good? Is it better than TouchBar? Well, this is everything we currently know about ScreenPad.

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