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Ben Heck powers on the Nintendo PlayStation's CD drive — It was a nice "wow" moment for everyone, but the ticking noise suggested that the CD drive was struggling to move its optical head, plus the screen was flickering. Ben figured this was to do with a power glitch caused by three leaky electrolytic capacitors on the logic board, so he replaced those with modern ones, and boom!

ASUS ZenFone 3 Deluxe gets first dibs on Snapdragon 821 chip — The metallic ZenFone 3 Deluxe comes in three flavors, with its top model offering pretty much all the best possible specs to date: 6GB of DDR4 RAM plus 256GB of UFS 2.0 internal storage (expandable by up to 128GB via microSD using the second SIM slot).

Rimowa's electronic luggage tag is the future of traveling — Rimowa's electronic tag is essentially an E Ink display with the same width as a standard paper luggage tag (it already has the green stripe required for all flights departing from European airports), and it uses Bluetooth radio to grab data from either Rimowa's dedicated app or supported airline apps -- right now these are only available on iOS.

Samsung's world-first UFS memory cards are crazy fast — More importantly, Samsung claims that its upcoming 256GB card is rated with a random read rate of 40,000 IOPS, which is 20 times higher than that of a typical microSD card; and likewise, it has a random write rate of 35,000 IOPS, which is a whopping 350 times higher.

iPhone 7 will get a larger camera, according to spy shot — Another week, another iPhone 7 leak. (Hey, it rhymes!) Following the set of components allegedly showing dual-SIM support, up to 256GB of storage and a 3.5mm headphone jack on the next iPhone, Chinese repair shop Rock Fix is back with a photo of what it claims to be the 4.7-inch iPhone 7's rear casing.

Xiaomi's foldable electric bicycle costs just $460 — Since the Mi Qicycle is a smart bike, there's Bluetooth connection for your smartphone's companion app to check on the bike's status, ride stats and GPS navigation. It also has its own little display on the handlebar to show you the time, speed, distance, dynamic power and battery charge, as well as to let you toggle between these modes: "Fitness," Power-saving," "Balanced" and "Extra power."

iPhone 7 may keep the headphone jack and support dual SIMs — Other parts shown off by Rock Fix include some screen panels in the usual two sizes, some SanDisk memory chips of up to a whopping 256GB, plus a dual-lens camera for the larger model (hello, Huawei!).

Chinese firm claims Apple copied its design for iPhone 6 — It's tough for foreign companies to do business in China, so much that even Apple is having a hard time. After the iTunes Movies and iBooks Store ban back in April, the previous generation of iPhones have recently been accused of infringing the design patent of some random Chinese company's "100C" smartphone under the "100+" brand.

OnePlus X series is no more, says CEO — Part of this long term plan includes merging OnePlus' development resources for the global Oxygen OS (near native Android) and the China-only Hydrogen OS (skinned Android), and we're told to expect an announcement on that end later this year.

Cord Cutting First Quarter 2016: The Analysis That Matters — The rise of on-demand video services such as Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX), Hulu and Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) Prime has lead to grave concern for traditional multichannel video services. But what do the numbers show? Are consumers actually cutting the cord? And if so, how fast are service providers losing subs?
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Jul 23, 2016

@WoolwichGooner The beauty of Chromecast is that the optimized apps offload the streaming work to the stick.

Jul 23, 2016

@WoolwichGooner I prefer Chromecast and then stream from apps (like Netflix and YouTube) on my phone.

Jul 22, 2016

@majordroid Please remove the photo. It is the property of Engadget and we did not give permission for your usage.

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