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ASUS ZenPad 3S 10 LTE is your new iPad alternative

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Did you know new Android tablets are still being launched? Yes, we know, that’s hard to believe. Outside of the ubiquitous Apple iPads and occasional rumors of another Samsung Galaxy Tab coming out, ASUS has been working on a new ZenPad, and it’s pretty good.

You can already tell by the ZenPad 3S 10 LTE’s name what it offers. There’s obviously an LTE SIM card slot on board, and the tablet has a screen size of 9.7 inches, which is almost 10!

Carrying the model code Z500KL, it can easily be mistaken for other ZenPads, but what this one prides itself in is its midrange Snapdragon 650 processor, all-metal build, and bundled stylus pen. Combine all those with the Quad HD resolution and 4GB of memory with 32GB of storage, and you’re looking at a worthy complement to your smartphone.

Best of all, this tablet is slim and light at just 5.8mm in thickness and 490g in weight. If it’s anything like past ZenPad models, the 7800mAh battery should be good enough for days of use on a single charge, as long as you don’t abuse the LTE connectivity.

There’s also an 8-megapixel rear camera and 5-megapixel selfie shooter, but no one uses their tablet for taking photos, right? Oh, and users will have to deal with its Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system, even though ASUS has proven with the ZenFone AR that it already has Nougat in its arsenal.

As of now, the ZenPad 3S 10 LTE has only been launched in Malaysia. It goes for MYR 1,799, which equates to about $405. Since it comes with a protective case and stand on top of the stylus, we’d say it’s a sweet deal, considering how few choices there are in this segment.

SEE ALSO: ASUS aims to double phone shipments, release ZenFone 4 soon

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Foldable iPad coming in 2024, report says

With a carbon fiber kickstand

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Only a few things are as mythical as Apple’s first foldable device. For years, Apple has reportedly worked on foldable technology in hopes of eventually releasing an iPhone or an iPad with the form factor. Now, years later, more and more reports are revealing optimistic developments for the company’s first set of foldable devices.

According to a new one from Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple will likely release the first foldable iPad sometime in 2024. With the new device, the company hopes to revamp the iPad lineup, releasing a more varied mix to boost shipments.

Additionally, Kuo states that the device will come with a carbon fiber kickstand. Besides offering a unique form factor for the lineup, the kickstand’s material will also decrease the device’s weight, making for a lighter iPad.

It’s still some time away from now. Even if Kuo hit the nail on the head with this report, Apple can still change plans between now and 2024. Besides an iPad, the company is also reportedly working on a foldable iPhone to take on Samsung’s dominance in the industry. However, like the enigmatic iPad, not much is known about the foldable iPhone. Given the increasing abundance of reports about the foldable lineup, we will likely learn more as the year progresses.

SEE ALSO: Apple testing E Ink displays for foldable iPhone

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It’s easier to get a PlayStation 5 now, Sony says

More supplies worldwide

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Still struggling to get a new PlayStation 5? If dwindling console stocks are keeping you down, Sony has announced a reprieve for queue waiters. The company promised that supply for the console will greatly increase ahead of the PlayStation VR2’s launch in February.

Since the console’s launch back in 2020, scalpers and bots have persistently plagued the industry, taking supplies away from most gamers. Over the years, the impact of supply problems gradually dissipated. Today, it’s easier to buy a PlayStation 5, but supply can still be an issue in some parts of the world.

During CES 2023, Sony initially hinted that PlayStation 5 stocks should increase even more this year. Now, Sony is making it even more official. Today, the company officially posted that it’s easier to find one in retailers globally.

For users hunting for the console in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Europe, Sony recommends going to the official PlayStation store to buy one.

To promote the increased supply, Sony has also released a new promotional video for the PlayStation 5’s exclusives set to imitate a news show.

Only a month into the year, 2023 is already looking to be a great year for the platform. Later in February, Sony is set to launch the new PlayStation VR2. The console will also host a flurry of notable exclusives including Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, Assassin’s Creed Mirage, and Street Fighter 6.

SEE ALSO: PlayStation launches ‘The Year of Play’ campaign

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Netflix confirms One Piece adaptation coming this year

Plus a new poster

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Netflix continues its huge gamble on anime adaptations. Over the past several years, the platform produced a couple of live-action versions of classic anime shows. To the company’s dismay, neither of the adaptations were received well. Still, the gamble continues to truck on. Netflix has confirmed that the upcoming One Piece adaptation is coming this year.

The live-action adaptation isn’t exactly new. Netflix first announced the title back in 2020 but offered only a few developments concerning the show’s production. Now, we have a release window and a poster.

To be fair, the new poster doesn’t show much except for Luffy’s back. A wider shot shows a bit more including the rears of all the Straw Hat Pirates and a shot of the Thousand Sunny in the distance.

Likewise, Netflix has not shared what the synopsis of the One Piece adaptation will be. Historically, the platform’s live-action adaptations start from the very beginning, taking viewers on a compressed tour through the original anime show’s plot.

That said, the company has a long uphill climb to legitimize its live-action anime adaptations. Despite featuring Willem Dafoe as Ryuk, Netflix’s previous Death Note adaptation quickly receded into a forgettable title. Additionally, Cowboy Bebop was canceled after only one season.

SEE ALSO: Netflix Southeast Asia movies to watch

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