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ZTE Axon M has two screens fused with a hinge

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In a time when real smartphone innovation seems tougher to come by and people are less impressed by new handset releases, one company decided to work on an almost ridiculous idea and just run with it.

ZTE Axon M

ZTE, one of the world’s largest phone makers, has just released a phone with two separate screens attached by a hinge in the middle.


This is the ZTE Axon M, and as you can see, it’s no ordinary phone.

ZTE Axon M

You’re not seeing double. This phone has two screens!

These screens can function separately and run different apps for each screen for a multitasking user; it can work as one giant screen, but with a big line down the middle; it can run in mirroring mode where the second screen just shows whatever the other screen has on; or you can just turn off one of the screens, fold it, and use the Axon M as a normal (but a little thick) smartphone.

It only has one camera, however. But, there are two screens — it should work perfectly as both the phone’s rear camera and selfie shooter.

ZTE Axon M

With this phone, you can watch two different videos at the same time, each on 5.2-inch screens! You can go on Facebook on a screen that’s double the typical smartphone size. You can even show a dude from across the room what it is exactly you’re typing on your phone without flipping the screen.

Okay, these are not the most practical scenarios for showcasing functions of a phone design that also isn’t too practical, but you have to admit: It still looks pretty cool.

ZTE Axon M

The ZTE Axon M is powered by a Snapdragon 821 processor with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. It ships with Android 7.1 Nougat and has a battery capacity of 3180mAh.

It will be available by November in the US, Japan, Europe, and China, with other markets to follow. You can buy it for US$ 725 or US $24.17 per month for 30 months from AT&T US.

SEE ALSO: India gets K188, the world’s first fidget spinner phone

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Dr. Mario World is coming to Android and iOS in a few weeks

A classic coming back to life!

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After a week from E3 2019, Nintendo has announced the release of its latest mobile game. The Japanese game company has been reviving its classic titles lately and the newest one coming to our phones is Dr. Mario World.

The new Nintendo game for mobile will be available for iOS and Android on July 10 for free. Pre-registration is already open on the App Store and Play Store.


A new trailer for Dr. Mario World gives us our first look at the game. From the looks of it, it’s going to be pretty different yet familiar. Instead of a Tetris-style gameplay where the capsules fall down the screen, Dr. Mario World will require players to drag the capsules on the playing field. Since the game will be played on phones with touchscreens, this approach makes better sense than left-right buttons.

Like most free-to-play titles, the game will have in-app purchases that’ll help players progress in the game. The game also has countdown timers and character customizations.

The original Dr. Mario game came out in 1990 and it instantly became one of the best Nintendo titles. It was originally developed for the NES. It was ported and remade for multiple platforms after.

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SEE ALSO: Nintendo reveals new Pokémon games for the Switch

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Huawei dealers offer ‘Special Warranty Program’ that promises 100% refund

Retailers and fans rally with Huawei

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Amidst the issues and controversies surrounding Huawei, the company still has a solid customer base. However, the effects of the US trade ban must have affected the sales of Huawei phones, because the retailers are offering a pretty special (and interesting) warranty service for its phones and tablets.

In the Philippines, over 30 partner retailers and dealers of Huawei are offering a “Special Warranty Program.” Under the Special Warranty Program, customers who will purchase new Huawei phones or tablets are assured that they’ll no have issues concerning the use of Google apps and services such as the Google Play Store, Gmail, Google Maps, Photos, Chrome, and YouTube. Additionally, it covers non-Google apps as well such as Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp.


If ever Google completely cut ties with Huawei, which will greatly affect future Android updates and security patches, the partner retailers and dealers will offer 100 percent refund of the devices covered by the Special Warranty Program. Terms and conditions apply, of course. According to Intogadgets, one of the partner retailers, the refund will apply to devices that are within the two-year warranty period and free from any defects or damages.

Screenshots of retailers/dealers offering the special warranty

The new warranty program wishes to address the growing concerns from consumers regarding Huawei phones. It’s no secret that the company is currently facing a difficult situation with their partnership with Google because of the US trade ban. Huawei currently relies on Google-made apps and services including the Android operating system running on their phones.

SEE ALSO: Google: Cutting off Huawei is an even bigger threat

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Taylor Swift and Katy Perry made up and Twitter is not calm

Peace at last

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Pop queen and LGBT ally Taylor Swift just dropped the music video for her new pop anthem You Need to Calm Down and unsurprisingly, the fans cannot calm down. The star-studded video features queer icons like Laverne Cox, Ellen de Generes, Adam Rippon, and Queer Eye’s Fab Five living their fabulous lives despite the anti-gay protests in front of them.

The surprise that shook us and the internet, albeit many eagle-eyed speculated last week, is a Katy Perry cameo.


In case you’ve been living under a rock, the two pop stars had a years-long public feud that eventually ended when Katy extended an olive branch last year, by sending Taylor an actual olive branch.

The music video is their first public reunion, and Katycats and Swifties all over are having a Twitter party:

We’ll tell all our grandchildren one day.

Bless.

Can’t calm down.

Anyone having an awful year so far can relate.

Took the words out of my mouth.

Same.

War is over, if you want it.

*orders McDonald’s*

Give us what we need!

There are many important moments in the whole video but this one featuring drag queens as this era’s pop queens is for everyone who take pleasure in pitting women against each other.

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