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Essential Phone update brings October security fixes, improved touch scrolling

Despite its recent price drop clearly signifying that sales aren't going as well as anticipated, Essential is still pushing out software updates for its first smartphone, the PH-1. The latest such release is going out over-the-air today to all the units in the wild, as a 74MB download. It is Android 7.1.1 Nougat, build NMJ20D - so no Oreo here, not yet at least. This update is important, however, for other reasons. First off, it brings with it the October security fixes from Google. Second, it also patches the recently unveiled KRACK vulnerability in the WPA2 protocol that secures Wi-Fi...



New rumor suggests both FullHD and QHD display options for the Xiaomi Mi 6

The Xiaomi Mi 6 has been frequenting the rumor mill for quite a few months now. Frankly, the immense fan interest has made it exceedingly hard to sort through all the alleged info on the device. Thus, you should take this new scoop, courtesy of a source on Weibo with the usual pinch of salt. The poster claims that the Mi 6 will come in two distinct variants - one with 4GB of RAM, 32GB of storage and a FullHD panel, while the other will ramp storage up to 64GB and offer a QHD display. Different storage options sound perfectly reasonable and were observed on the Mi 5 as well, however, having...



Oculus Rift and Touch controllers can be yours for just $399, for a limited time

If you're interested in a high-power VR headset but so far haven't taken the plunge because of the steep pricing of such a unit, here's a deal for you. The bundle that includes the Oculus Rift VR headset and the Oculus Touch controllers can now be yours for just $399. That's $199 less than the previous price, so you are saving quite a bit if you decide to do the deed. Just keep in mind that this offer is only going to be valid for the next six weeks, after which the price will go back up to $598. So this may just be the summer during which more people than ever get into the VR game....



Google Pixel 3 XL teardown video shows why the notch is so big

JerryRigEverything is back with another Pixel 3 XL video but this time focusing on the internal design rather than the external. As usual, he takes the phone apart piece by piece talking us through the whole process. We can see the Qi wireless charging on the back, the water damage indicators, all the adhesive used to stick the backplate and the battery in place as well as the duo of front-facing cameras. Speaking of which, looking at the size of those two sensors, it's pretty obvious that the notch couldn't have been much smaller. Jerry confirms what iFixit found the other day -...



LG V20 currently going for $400 in US

The LG V20 has received a price cut in the US. Retailer B&H has the device listed on its website for $399.99, which is a discount of $200 when compared to the tag the handset usually carries there. The model on offer is the unlocked, 64GB storage one (color options include silver and titan). Officially, LG has the same variant listed for $799.99. There is currently no information on when the deal ends, so those interested in availing it may have to act fast. For more information, head to the Source link below. Source | Via