Spotify Drops The 10,000 Song Limit On Libraries
If you’re a music lover, there is a chance that your library of music has grown over the years where it could contain thousands of songs. There is even a chance you might have amassed over 10,000 songs. However, if you used streaming services like Spotify, then you might have run into issues with that.

Apple’s iPhone 11 Has Surpassed The iPhone XR As The World’s Most Popular Smartphone
It looks like Apple could have a winning formula on their hands because according to data released by Omdia, it has been suggested that the iPhone 11, released last year, is now the “world’s most popular” smartphone, surpassing that of the iPhone XR which was released in 2018.

Switzerland Will Be The First To Take Advantage Of Apple And Google’s Exposure Notification API
Apple and Google have recently released their Exposure Notification API to the public, and now the onus is pretty much on governments and app developers to take advantage of it, and it looks like we might have our first candidate. A team in Switzerland will be the first to release an app that will be using the Exposure Notification API.

Microsoft Edge Has A New Mini Game You Can Play When You’re Offline
Did you know that one of the Easter Eggs for Google’s Chrome browser is an endless runner game that can be activated when the browser detects that you’re offline? It turns out that Microsoft loves that idea and has since announced that its Edge browser, now built using Chromium, will be gaining a similar feature as well.

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Sony Unveils Its ZV-1 Digital Camera Aimed At Vloggers And Influencers
The vlogging concept is still very much alive and well, and if you’re looking to maybe hop on the bandwagon, naturally you’re going to need a camera. In case your phone doesn’t quite cut it as a vlogging camera, or maybe you want something a little better quality with additional features, then Sony has you covered.

Grand Theft Auto VI Could Be Seeing A 2023 Release
With the amount of success Rockstar had with GTA 5, it makes sense that they would want to eventually follow it up with GTA 6. However, there is the question of when exactly will GTA 6 be released? The good news is that we might now have a possible date to look forward to, and that is in 2023 (which lines up with what we had previously heard).

It Looks Like BlizzCon Will Not Be Taking Place This Year
Blizzard typically hosts an event every year around November known as BlizzCon. It is one of the biggest gaming events in the year as this is when Blizzard usually announces updates to their games as well as new titles. Unfortunately, it looks like BlizzCon 2020 will not be taking place this year.

More Evidence Suggests That The Pixel 5 Will Not Use The Snapdragon 865 Chipset
Google’s Pixel 5 is largely expected to be announced later this year. It will be the company’s flagship phone for 2020, except that there is mounting evidence to suggest that the handset will not be sporting flagship hardware If you were rightfully assuming that the phone could come with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset, think again.

Formula E Driver Caught Hiring A Professional Gamer To Race For Him in eSports Event
Now that quite a number of major sporting events have been cancelled, what we’re seeing is how some sporting organizations and event organizers have come up with some creative solutions, such as getting professional athletes to compete in the eSports version of the game that they play.

Future AirPods Could Come With Health Monitoring Light Sensors
Headphones with built-in health monitoring features aren’t new, but it looks like Apple wants to get in on the action. This is according to a recent DigiTimes report in which they claim that Apple could potentially use ambient light sensors in a future pair of AirPods, but it stops short of actually mentioning why.

Firmware Update Could Allow Fujifilm Cameras To Be Turned Into Plug-And-Play Webcams
The ability to turn your digital camera into a webcam isn’t new. Streamers have been doing it for quite a while now in order to achieve the best possible quality for their streams. However, the problem is that it isn’t always the most straightforward of solutions as sometimes it involves purchasing additional hardware and downloading third-party software.

2020’s iPhones Will Continue To Use The Lightning Port
According to a recent rumor, it was suggested that Apple could launch a completely portless iPhone in the future. However, it seems that the launch of such a device will only come in 2021 because in a tweet by leakster @choco_bit, the tweet claims that Apple is expected to continue to stick with the Lightning port for 2020’s iPhones.

Google Could Be Looking To Bring End-To-End Encryption To RCS Messages
SMS and MMS have been around for a while now, but it’s safe to say that they haven’t necessarily been updated to keep up with the times, and have since been replaced by the likes of messaging apps like WhatsApp, Telegram, Facebook Messenger, and so on. However, with RCS messages, that is set to change.

Australians Researchers Achieve The World’s Fastest Internet Speeds At 44.2 Terabits Per Second
Internet speeds around the world vary from country to country, and provider to provider. However, over in Australia, researchers from Monash, Swinburne, and RMIT universities have managed to achieve the world’s fastest internet speeds where they managed to clock it at a whopping 44.2Tbps (terabits per second).

US Navy Tests A Laser Cannon That Can Shoot Down Aircrafts
Whenever we watch TV shows or movies set in the distant future, more often than not guns that would have used bullets are replaced with laser blasters. This also seems to be a common trope in space battles where instead of firing projectiles, aircrafts use lasers instead to shoot things down.

Apple Could Replace Messages On Mac With The Version Designed For iOS Devices
Apple has in the past denied that they would be merging iOS and macOS together. However, what the company has done is that they have created a development tool known as Mac Catalyst that would make it easier for developers to port iOS apps onto the Mac, thus creating some kind unified app ecosystem.

You Might Soon Be Able To Taste Foods Shown On A Screen With This Lickable Display
Watch enough food and travel videos on YouTube and you’ll start wishing that you were there yourself to taste and smell the food in person. While we’ve seen some attempts at making smell-o-vision, it seems that in the future, we might also be able to taste foods through our screen thanks to the Taste Display, or the Norimaki Synthesizer.

Worrying Rumor Suggests Apple Hasn’t Given Up On Its Butterfly Keyboard Yet
With Apple updating the 13-inch MacBook Pro, the company had officially purged its laptop lineup of the butterfly keyboard and brought back the more reliable scissor switch keyboard. It felt like Apple was quietly acknowledging that they made a mistake with the butterfly keyboards and that they were done with it once and for all.

Scientists Create A Cyborg Eye That’s Almost Like The Real Thing
The problem with a lot of prosthetics today is that they don’t 100% mimic human parts, although some really do come close. However, thanks to the work of scientists at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, they have developed a cyborg eye that is said to be almost like the real thing.

Facebook Messenger Will Now Start Warning Users About Scams And Impersonations
During the early days of social media, it was relatively easy to trust messages you received on these platforms. This is because back then, not many people used them and as such, there is a good chance that who you were talking to could be an actual person. These days, it’s not uncommon to get random messages or friend requests from complete strangers.

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