• iPhone 12 Pre-Orders Appear To Have Beaten The iPhone 11

    Many were understandably upset at the fact that Apple isn’t bundling accessories with its new iPhones, and the fact that the phones do not come with a 120Hz refresh rate display despite many Android competitors offering similar hardware features. However, it seems that despite the initial upset, many ended up pre-ordering the phones anyway.

    According to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, it appears that pre-orders of the iPhone 12 have managed to beat the iPhone 11 from 2019. Kuo estimates that about 1.7-2 million units were pre-ordered in the first 24 hours of them going live, a huge jump from the iPhone 11 which managed 500,000-800,000 units in the same period of time.

    What’s impressive about this figure is that it only accounts for the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro. As you might have heard, Apple is splitting the launch of its iPhone 12 series this year, with the iPhone 12

  • Netflix’s ‘Kingdom’ is a rare, fresh take on zombies

    So many zombie shows and movies are stuck in the modern era. Not Kingdom.

    The Netflix series takes the classic concept of an undead outbreak and transplants it into 16th century Korea, hundreds of years before the time of automobiles, pump-action shotguns, and chainsaws that are so common in zombie media.

    It is a gorgeous, frightening, and politically intriguing series that’s only two seasons in, and at six episodes per season, it’s a very approachable undertaking in the spookiest month of the year, October.

    Right off the bat, Kingdom forgoes the zombie trope of not knowing where the zombie outbreak begins. The first zombie is the king of the Joseon dynasty, which was roughly in the middle of its 500-year reign over Korea. The zombified king is held in chains and kept under wraps by his power-hungry new wife, the Queen Consort Cho (Kim Hye-jun), and her father Lord

  • The Next iPhone SE Might Only Arrive In 2022

    It would seem that unlike Apple’s flagship iPhone models, the company does not have plans to refresh its iPhone SE series on an annual basis. A tweet by Ross Young of DisplaySearch and DSCC, he claims that the earliest we might be able to expect an iPhone SE refresh would be in 2022.

    To be fair, this seems to be roughly in line with how Apple has approached the iPhone SE in the past. The first-gen iPhone SE initially debuted in 2016 and it took Apple four years before they introduced a new model, which came earlier this year. This suggests that Apple isn’t necessarily looking to make the iPhone SE a yearly thing.

    We’re not sure why Apple isn’t too keen on refreshing the iPhone SE annually, but perhaps it could be due to costs or maybe even availability of components. The 2020 iPhone SE uses the A13 chipset

  • OnePlus is working with CD Projekt Red to release a Cyberpunk 2077-theme phone

    Two of my most favourite companies are working together to release a limited edition phone.

    Polish video game developer CD Projekt Red and Chinese phone developer OnePlus are working together to release a Cyberpunk 2077-themed version of the OnePlus 8T.

    The phone company revealed this limited edition phone during its OnePlus 8T launch in China on October 15, 2020. OnePlus, however, failed to mention what makes this different from the regular phone.

    Not much can be seen on the phone but based on Android Authority, the sides of the phone will come with Cyberpunk 2077’s iconic yellow which glows. But, again, it’s still unknown if that’s just fancy graphics or the real-deal will come with glowing edges. I can only imagine it will not be good for battery life.

    OnePlus CEO Pete Lau said that they worked closely with CD Projekt Red on the phone’s design, and

  • Apple Stops Bundling EarPods, Power Adapters For All iPhones

    Ahead of the iPhone 12’s launch, it was rumored that Apple would not be bundling accessories with the iPhone 12 lineup save for a USB-C to Lightning cable. It was also rumored that this could be applied to Apple’s existing lineup, and it turns out that the rumors were right on the money.

    For example, if you were to look at Apple’s iPhone SE order page, under the “What’s in the box” page, the company states that it will just come with a USB-C to Lightning cable, the phone, and that’s pretty much it. It also mentions, “As part of our efforts to reach our environmental goals, iPhone SE no longer includes a power adapter or EarPods. Please use your existing Apple power adapter and headphones or buy these accessories separately.”

    During the iPhone 12 presentation, Apple’s head of environmental initiatives Lisa Jackson mentioned that by not bundling

  • Malaysia might be one of the first countries to receive the COVID-19 vaccine

    There is a light at the end of the tunnel Malaysians.

    On October 12, 2020 Malaysia’s prime minister Muhyiddin Yassin said that coronavirus vaccines might arrive in the country by the end of the year.

    Muhyiddin said during his national broadcast that he has been in talks with China on vaccine production and distribution. He said, “I had a bilateral meeting through a video conferencing with China’s Foreign Minister, where we discussed about support and cooperation with China on vaccine supplies.

    “As we all know, China is currently the most advanced in studying the (Covid-19) vaccine discovery; I was informed that it has reached the final stage and the vaccine could be used before end of the year after clinical trials are done.

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    “China has assured us that Malaysia will be the first country that it would help in supplying the Covid-19 vaccine.”

    He also added