Asus Unveils High-End 'ROG Phone II' Smartphone With 120Hz Display, Snapdragon 855 Plus, and Giant Battery

Asus has unveiled a spec-heavy gaming phone called the ROG Phone II. When it launches later this year, it'll be one of the only phones to feature Qualcomm's new gaming-focused Snapdragon 855 Plus processor, a 120Hz AMOLED display, and massive 6,000mAh battery. PhoneDog reports: The ROG Phone II features a 6.59-inch 2340x1080 AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate and it's the first phone to include Qualcomm's gaming-focused Snapdragon 855 Plus processor. Both the CPU and GPU in the SD855 Plus are clocked higher than in the standard SD855, helping you get better performance. ASUS has crammed 12GB of RAM inside the ROG Phone II's body, too. Another gaming-centric feature of the ROG Phone II are its AirTrigger buttons. Located on the side of the device, they give you extra buttons for your games and an improved software algorithm over the first ROG Phone that lets you rest your fingers on the AirTriggers, meaning you can react more quickly since you're not having to move your fingers to reach for the buttons. Other notable features of the ROG Phone II include a 48MP main camera with Sony IMX586 sensor, a 13MP ultra wide rear camera with a 125-degree field of view, and a 24MP front camera. There's up to 512GB of built-in storage available, an in-display fingerprint reader, dual front-facing speakers, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Powering the whole package is a whopping 6000mAh battery. There are two USB-C ports on the ROG Phone II, with one in a traditional place on the bottom of the device and the other on the side of the phone so that it doesn't get in your way when you're gaming and charging. Both ports support Quick Charge 3.0, but the side port can charge more quickly with QuickCharge 4.0 support. It also includes support for 4K video output using DisplayPort 1.4. We don't have an official price or release date yet, but it's likely to start shipping later this year at around $899, which was the cost of the original ROG Phone. Read more of this story at Slashdot.
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IPVanish VPN Review: Powerful Performance, Privacy Concerns

IPVanish is an excellent VPN when it comes to speeds, connectivity and features. But there are concerns over its no-logging policy.
2019-07-22 21:15:02 preview's
Apple releases iOS 12.4, watchOS 5.3, macOS 10.14.6, and more

Apple News+ quality-of-life improvements are front and center as well.
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What Is OPP? Power Supply Overpower Protection Explained

What is a power supply’s OPP / OLP? The meaning of a PSU’s overpower / overload protection function explained.
2019-07-22 17:15:02 preview's
Asus’ ROG Phone II features a 120Hz display, a new SoC, and a giant battery

Gamer phone features a Snapdragon 855 Plus SoC, 12GB of RAM, 6000mAh battery.
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Huawei Secretly Helped Build North Korea's Wireless Network, Leaked Documents Suggest

Chinese tech giant Huawei could have helped secretly build a 3G wireless network for North Korea, according to internal documents leaked by a former employee of the company. From a report: Huawei worked with another Chinese company, Panda International Information Technology, on a number of projects in the region over the course of eight years, as suggested by work orders, contracts and spreadsheets published by the Washington Post on Monday. The revelations come as the latest blow to Huawei's reputation in a series of events over the past year, a period in which the company has come under fire from the US government amid its trade war with China. In January, the US Justice Department unsealed indictments that included 23 counts pertaining to the alleged theft of intellectual property, obstruction of justice and fraud related to its alleged evasion of US sanctions against Iran. President Donald Trump has blacklisted the company as a security threat, and Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou is under house arrest in Canada awaiting extradition to the US. Read more of this story at Slashdot.
2019-07-22 14:15:01,39998.html#xtor=RSS-5 preview's
Google Escapes Its Biggest Privacy Scandal Virtually Unscathed

Bloomberg reported that Google has settled for $13 million with the people whose data the company stole with its Street View cars between 2008-2010.
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NASty: QNAP Warns Users About 'eCh0raix' Ransomware

QNAP warned its customers in response to Anomali's disclosure of the eCh0raix Ransomware earlier this month.
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Dropbox Brings Back Support For ZFS, XFS, Btrfs And eCryptFS On Linux

Speaking of Dropbox, the online storage cloud service has enabled support for ZFS and XFS on 64-bit Linux systems, and eCryptFS and Btrfs on all Linux systems. The move comes after it recently pulled support for all file storage systems on Linux except Ext4. From a report: Dropbox stopped supporting folder syncing to drives with filesystems it deemed "uncommon", which on Linux meant anything but Ext4, upsetting quite a few users. The reason cited for this was that "a supported file system is required as Dropbox relies on extended attributes (X-attrs) to identify files in the Dropbox folder and keep them in sync", which doesn't really make sense since there are many filesystems that support xattr (extended attributes) on Linux. After this change was announced, various workarounds started to appear online, including one that I posted on Linux Uprising. There was even a new unofficial, open source Dropbox client developed for this reason (which is also much lighter than the official client by the way). But this didn't last long though, as last week, the Dropbox 77.3.127 beta changelog says that Dropbox has added back support for ZFS (on 64-bit systems only), XFS (on 64bit systems only), Btrfs and eCryptFS. Read more of this story at Slashdot.
2019-07-22 12:15:01,39997.html#xtor=RSS-5 preview's
Dell G5 and G7 Gaming Laptops Each $200 Off

Looking for a new gaming laptop for school? Best Buy is taking $200 off two great options.
2019-07-22 12:00:01