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The TCL 10 series aims to match your budget

The most affordable 5G phone

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TCL has a new family of smartphones, the TCL 10-Series. The TCL 10 5G, TCL 10 Pro, and TCL 10L are all making their debut at CES 2020 this week, and all three will be priced at under $500 when they go on sale later this year.

The devices all feature displays made by TCL’s display division, TCL CSOT, with the company’s NXTVISION display optimization technology. While the 10 5G and 10L feature ‘flat’ displays, the 10 Pro is the only one to come with an edge AMOLED screen.

TCL 10 5G

The TCL 10 5G could be the tip of the spear when it comes to affordable 5G phones, a small field that’s currently dominated by high-end devices and hefty prices.

The TCL 10 5G will use “Qualcomm’s recently announced Snapdragon 7-Series 5G SoC,” meaning it could be the Snapdragon 765. Announced in December, the Snapdragon 765 combines an octa-core chipset with Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon X52 modem.

It features a large display with a punch-hole camera, and reflective glass back with a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. Camera details haven’t been announced yet but the renders suggest it’ll have a 64-megapixel primary sensor.

It will cost less than US$ 500. That is far cheaper than 5G phones from many of its top-tier competitors.

TCL 10 Pro

The TCL 10 Pro looks similar to the 10 5G but with a different kind of display. It’s an edge AMOLED screen with a notch cut-out for the selfie camera. It also has a horizontally-arranged quad-camera setup at the back with a 64-megapixel primary sensor, a Macro lens and two single LED flash modules.

The custom hardware controller is capable of converting SDR video into HDR and TCL says that it will enable higher refresh rates, though it didn’t divulge into more details.

TCL 10L

Lastly, the TCL 10L is the base model in the series and has a quad-camera setup with a 48MP primary sensor and a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor for security. This one also has a punch-hole display for the selfie camera and it features a diagonal reflective rear glass design.

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Samsung Galaxy Chromebook now available on Best Buy

Best of Galaxy tech and Chrome OS

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Working and learning from home has now become the norm for a lot of people around the world. If you’re looking for a flexible workstation, or even just to stay entertained during self-isolation, the Samsung Galaxy Chromebook is now available for purchase.

The new Galaxy Chromebook combines the best of Samsung’s Galaxy tech such as an AMOLED display and built-in-pen support, with the simple and fast Chrome OS.

Its AMOLED display is the first ever featured on a Chromebook and delivers 4K UHD resolution for a more immersive Netflix and chill experience.

It’s also packed with productivity tools, such as the built-in pen for note taking, drawing, or signing documents. Internally it’s powered by the latest 10th Gen Intel Core i5 processor.

It’s also equipped with Intel Wi-Fi 6, so your next Zoom meeting (or party) would go as seamlessly as possible. There’s a good helping of ports available — two USB-C ports, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a UFS/MicroSD slot. RAM can go up as high as 16GB while storage is up to 1TB SSD.

Those who have shifted to digital learning for the time being can enjoy a more collaborative experience through Chrome OS features like Google Drive functionality.

There’s also Click-to-Call and Messaging apps along with other Samsung smartphone features that you can access directly on the laptop.

Google Assistant is also readily available whenever you need it.

The Galaxy Chromebook is available in Fiesta Red and Mercury Gray on Samsung.com and Best Buy for US$ 999.99.

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Sex tech is for everyone, not just for men

CES 2020 encourages sex positivity

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Startup Lora DiCarlo graced the headlines last year for having its award revoked by the committee behind the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The startup believes it was unjust and fought for its right to be part of the annual show.

This year, Lora DiCarlo is the talk of the town once again, not because of an issue, but for being in the spotlight of CES 2020. Lora DiCarlo paved the way for sex tech to be out in the open, particularly companies with devices geared for women’s sex, health, and wellness.

Sex tech isn’t new, but sex being taboo in this modern yet surprisingly conservative society took the spotlight away from their devices. In case you’re wondering, sex technology mostly ventures on innovations to enhance our sexuality and sexual experience.

Breaking barriers

In 2017, men enjoyed VR porn as if it was that revolutionary, while sex toys and vibrators that offer solutions to enhance our experiences and relationships aren’t getting the splash they deserve. Thankfully, CES 2020 is taking a step forward in ending sexism and encourage sex-positivity. After all, sex is part of human nature.

Ever since Lora Haddock DiCarlo — the founder of Lora DiCarlo — fought for their right to be at CES, I was astounded and followed her journey. I’m all ears for women speaking up, especially with the goal of making a change in our society.

Lora DiCarlo’s Osé won an innovative award and was later revoked by CES. Eventually, Lora DiCarlo got the award reinstated while fighting for sex tech to be recognized in a separate category.

Now that DiCarlo and her company sparked a controversy, sex tech are now in the spotlight of the annual show held at Las Vegas. DiCarlo didn’t expect herself to be at the forefront of change, but it elevated her profile and grew her business.

Pleasure is at the forefront

At CES 2020, Lora DiCarlo showcased their first device once again — the Osé — is a personal massager which produces blended orgasm by mimicking movements of a human partner. It’s that revolutionary, hence, gaining an innovation award. I mean, just imagine a device pleasuring you the way a human partner does — It’s astonishing!

Lora DiCarlo’s Baci

Additionally, Lora DiCarlo unveiled two more devices: Baci and Onda. Baci is a micro-robotic device which stimulates the feel and motion of human lips and tongue, while Onda mimics the motion of human fingers. Even though it’s meant for women, I can’t wait to actually try one!

Lora DiCarlo’s Onda

More sex technology to solve our needs

DiCarlo’s fight enabled other companies and devices to get noticed and join the spotlight. Satisfyer showed-off Satisyfer Connect, an app that can be used remotely with a long-distance partner. Lioness delivered its second-generation vibrator tracking data to improve orgasms.

Satisfyer

Furthermore, Womanizer exhibited their products and Pleasure Air Technology — a combination of suction and pressure waves — which brings a mindblowing, orgasmic experience. While all of these talk about pleasure, Morari introduced a “band-aid” that withholds pleasure, solving the premature ejaculation issue prevalent with men.

2020 might just be the beginning, but CES showcasing sex technology is a huge step forward in encouraging a sex-positive society. If you’re still iffy about this technology, remember that you’re not the target audience and that you were born because your parents had sex.

READ MORE: 6 sex toys to help women achieve pleasure like no other

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LG at CES 2020

Anywhere is home

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At CES 2020, they’re offering not just one, but many smart home appliances — such as washer, dryer, refrigerator, and more.

LG’s ThinQ, InstaView, and Signature series all make life easier at the comfort of your home.

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