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The Galaxy Z Flip will have a side mounted fingerprint scanner and tiny front screen

Samsung's upoming foldable – the Galaxy Z Flip – has had more of its secrets revealed ahead of its big launch next month. → Read More

Sonos CEO issues apology and clarification over support for older speakers

The news has gone down so poorly that CEO Patrick Spence has taken the unusual step of publishing an apology and clarification on the company website. → Read More

Twitter adds emoji responses to Direct Messages

It wasn’t a much-demanded feature, but Twitter has introduced the option to add emoji responses to people’s Direct Messages on the platform. → Read More

Microsoft’s Surface Duo SDK shows how dual-screen apps might work

Microsoft has released the SDK for the Surface Neo, letting developers play with dual-screen Android and get the most from their apps. → Read More

Valve makes all the Half-Life games free ahead of Alyx release

Ahead of the release of Half-Life: Alyx, Valve has made the previous four games free to play for Steam users from now until Alyx’s launch in March. → Read More

Report: Apple will unveil a new low-cost iPhone in March

Good news for iOS fans that don’t want to spend over £700 on the latest handset: a cheaper model is reportedly on the way. → Read More

Huawei partners with TomTom for maps in Google’s absence

Huawei has teamed up with TomTom for its mapping, traffic and navigation data as the US trade ban continues to limit its reliance on Google. → Read More

21 years after launching on PC, Kingpin: Life of Crime will make its console debut in 2020

1999 first-person shooter Kingpin: Life of Crime is making a return in a remaster on PC, Xbox One, PS4 and Switch later this year. → Read More

The brilliant Horizon: Zero Dawn is reportedly coming to PC this year

In something that could prove to be a death knell for Sony console exclusives, reports have emerged of Horizon: Zero Dawn getting a PC port later this year. → Read More

Report: Facebook puts WhatsApp status advert plans on ice

Facebook has reportedly postponed plans to insert adverts into WhatsApp's status section, instead deciding to focus on business features. → Read More

Fitbit is unlocking the dormant SpO2 sensor in five wearables

Since 2017, Fitbit has built an SpO2 sensor into its top-end devices, but the data hasn’t been accessible to regular users. Until now. → Read More

Twitter will "probably never" get that tweet editing button

“The answer is no,” said Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey during a Wired video FAQ, replying to the question of whether we’ll see an edit button in 2020. → Read More

Report: Samsung to launch Galaxy Buds+ in February

With the Samsung Galaxy S20 due to launch next month, it looks like the company may have another trick up its sleeve – or more accurately, in its ears. → Read More

The Epic Game Store will have 52 free games this year

When you’re taking on Steam, you need a compelling offer. And that’s whythe Epic Game Store’s free-game-a-week offer will continue into 2020. → Read More

This incredible mod turns a Gamecube pad into a working pair of Joy-Cons

The modder’s latest challenge was sawing a GameCube WaveBird controller in half, and turning into a working set of Joy-Cons for the Switch. → Read More

Samsung’s new foldable may not be called “Bloom” after all…

Last week, it was revealed that Samsung was showing off its new flip phone to “key partners,” and a leaked slide showed the name in all its glory: Bloom. → Read More

Pew: 21% of Americans use a smartwatch or fitness tracker

The latest research from the Pew Research Center says that one in five American adults regularly use a fitness tracker or smartwatch of some kind. → Read More

Doom and Doom 2 finally run at 60fps

27 years after the release of Doom, the game now runs at 60fps, and Bethesda hasn't stopped there with the improvements on the rerelease... → Read More

Steam will soon let you buy game soundtracks for titles you don’t own

PC gaming service Steam has decided to take a different approach to soundtracks, and will no longer class them as DLC, meaning non owners can buy. → Read More

E-scooter injuries leap 222% in four years

A UC San Francisco (UCSF) study has found that injuries obtained via e-scooters hit 39,000 in 2018 – a rise of 222% on the total suffered in 2014. → Read More