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The Morning After: A smartphone that feels like paper?

Realme, the sister brand of Oppo and OnePlus, has unveiled its new flagship GT2 Pro, and perhaps the most notable feature isn’t a technical specification, but literally how it feels. The case of the phone uses an environmentally friendly bio-polymer material on the back. It is made from paper pulp and has received international sustainability and carbon certification (ISCC for short) as proof of its environmental friendliness.

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Apparently, this gives the GT 2 Pro, which Realme calls “Paper Tech Master Design”, a satisfactory paper feel that taps on and Muji Info bar Series designer Naoto Fukasawa for his contribution. For now, the phone will launch in China on January 4, 2022, with the device eventually going overseas over the next year.

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The service is designed to help people who have been wrongly banned from their accounts.

When users are mistakenly banned from their social media accounts, it is difficult to figure out how to regain access. Now the “robot lawyer” company DoNotPay, which offers automated legal services, has a new function: the unblocking of social media accounts.

It’s an alternative to emailing help center bots or calling companies that may never be answered. Instead, DoNotPay asks users for information about what happened to them and sends a letter to the legal department of the relevant company on their behalf.

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It has several OLED concepts ready for CES 2022.

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LG display

This is the “Virtual Ride” exercise bike. It has three vertical 55-inch OLED displays that form a continuous screen in front of and above the driver. The top panel has a radius of curvature of 500R. According to LG Display, this is the most extreme curve yet on a large screen. Not a word about whether it has one Pause button.

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Paxlovid treatment could be available within a few days.

The FDA has granted emergency approval to Pfizer’s Paxlovid antiviral pill, making it the first oral method to treat mild to moderate cases of COVID-19. The treatment is intended for high-risk patients 12 years and older who could develop a more severe COVID infection. Paxlovid is only available with a prescription and should be taken within five days of first noticing COVID symptoms.

It can reduce hospital stays or deaths by 88 percent in high-risk patients, according to Pfizer tests. The treatment, which can be prescribed to both vaccinated and unvaccinated people, consists of 30 tablets taken over five days. So far the US has ordered enough pills to treat 10 million people.

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The low poly fruit became a meme.

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Square Enix

Square Enix released the first Final Fantasy XIV patch after the hugely popular Endwalker expansion arrived in November. In addition to adding more quests, items and a raid dungeon, the update fixes various problems. One of them was a so-called bug fix that targeted some adorably silly looking grapes. Just don’t expect them to suddenly look photorealistic.

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Rumors have it that the device will be the only model in the 10 series.

OnePlus is preparing to showcase its next smartphone and it seems we won’t have to wait long to get our eyes on it. It will reveal the OnePlus 10 Pro next month, according to co-founder and CEO Pete Lau, who wrote “OnePlus 10 Pro, see you in January” Weibo. Rumors have it that OnePlus will only reveal a single phone this time around, instead of the usual approach of having a base model and a Pro device. Leaker have already given a glimpse into how the phone looks with several unofficial renders. It seems that OnePlus will be using Hasselblad cameras again, while the OnePlus 10 Pro screen is said to be a 6.7-inch QHD + display with a refresh rate of 120Hz.

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The NHTSA is studying how games can distract drivers while the car is in motion.

Tesla came under fire earlier this month after reports of certain games being playable on dashboard infotainment systems while an electric vehicle is in motion. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is now investigating Tesla because of the so-called “Passenger Play” function. While the feature asks players to confirm that they are a passenger before starting a game, the NHTSA said that Passenger Play “can distract the driver and increase the risk of an accident”. Before summer, Passenger Play was only available when the electric vehicle was in the park.

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