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Yesterday   It Chapter Two made less than $100 million at the box office, below estimates, but well above anything else playing right now in cinemas. Coming to contest it this weekend, however, is Hustlers, a movie based on the real-life story of a gang of strippers who took from the rich, like Robin Hood, to paraphrase the original article this film is based on, and gave to themselves… so maybe not exactly like Robin Hood.

2 Days Ago   The Pixel 4 press event hasn't even been announced, and yet somehow, someone’s selling the phones in Asia. That’s how we were able to see the upcoming Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL handsets in a series of hands-on reviews from Vietnam and Thailand this week, videos that confirmed many of the recent leaks.

2 Days Ago   Backing up data on a smartphone shouldn’t be a chore, regardless of operating systems, and you should perform regular backups to protect yourself against accidents. Just because a phone is lost, stolen, or destroyed, doesn’t mean your data has to be.

2 Days Ago   In a series of last-minute iPhone 11 leaks that dropped just before Apple’s event, we learned that one of the rumored features of the iPhone 11 may not be coming after all.

2 Days Ago   Ever since the Disney-Fox deal was finalized, and Marvel gained control over several popular superhero franchises, including the X-Men, Fantastic Four, and Deadpool, fans have been wondering how long it would take for these characters to make their way over to the MCU.

2 Days Ago   September and October aren’t just about new smartphones, although many vendors do concentrate their holiday product releases on these two months of the year. The latest iPhone, Pixel, OnePlus and Huawei flagships are unveiled and launched within weeks of each other, as the shopping season approaches.

2 Days Ago   iPhone 11 preorders kick off on Friday morning around the world, and all three new handsets will ship to buyers and launch in stores next Friday.

2 Days Ago   Google has been adding plenty of new features to Google Maps over the year, most of them meant to improve navigation and commute experiences. The latest feature, however, is a lot more helpful than just providing directions to a new destination.

3 Days Ago   Apple unveiled quite a few products earlier this week during its iPhone 11 event -- not just the new iPhones we’ve all been waiting to see.

3 Days Ago   With Game of Thrones over, fans of the series are probably looking for a similar alternative, and studios, HBO included, have already created several series that could rival Thrones.

3 Days Ago   Avengers: Endgame has been out for nearly five months now, but we keep discovering new things about the biggest movie of the year — the fact that Endgame is already available in digital and Blu-ray formats also helped uncover new details about Marvel’s most epic movie to date.

3 Days Ago   We’ve told you for a while now that Netflix will launch its own Game of Thrones alternative in late 2019. The Witcher is easily one of the most exciting Thrones rivals that will premiere this year.

3 Days Ago   We’ve known for quite a while now that Google’s Pixel 4 phones will feature a rear-facing camera module similar to the one on the iPhone 11, and that’s because Google confirmed the phone’s design a few months ago.

3 Days Ago   The newly announced iPhone 11 phones have several standout features that make them great upgrades, especially if you own older iPhone or Android hardware. One of them is battery life, which received a major boost this year, compared to what we’ve been expecting from Apple.

3 Days Ago   Disney’s streaming subscription won’t be available for another two months, with November 12th marking the official launch of the Disney+ platform. However, if you happen to be in the Netherlands right now, you’ll be able to test it free of charge until it launches, as Disney has begun live tests for the service.

4 Days Ago   Apple’s iPhone 11 models are official, which means we know exactly how much they’ll cost and when they’ll go on sale. The premium iPhone 11 versions, the Pro and Pro Max, are just as expensive as we thought they’d be, starting at $999 and $1,099, respectively.

4 Days Ago   Stranger Things is one of the best shows you can stream right now — Netflix made three seasons so far, and a fourth is in development — and the young actress who plays one of the heroes of the horror series is easily the show’s biggest breakout star.

4 Days Ago   Now that the iPhone 11 and its Pro counterparts are official, Apple’s biggest rivals will soon unveil its brand new devices that will compete directly with the new iPhones.

4 Days Ago   In the days leading up to Apple’s iPhone 11 event, we learned that Apple is already testing some sort of augmented reality (AR) device that will work in conjunction with iPhones.

4 Days Ago   If you follow tech news closely, then you may have noticed something strange this week. An increasing number of Pixel 4 rumors popped up online just as we were getting closer to Apple’s iPhone 11 announcement.

4 Days Ago   Apple just unveiled the three iPhone 11 phones we were all expecting, including the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max. The iPhone 11 is the cheaper new iPhone you can buy right now, and it’s even cheaper than we thought — the 64GB version will retail for $699, $50 less than the original iPhone XR price last year.

4 Days Ago   Apple on Tuesday unveiled a bunch of new products, including the highly anticipated iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro phones that were featured in numerous reports during the past few months.

5 Days Ago   Facebook has been doing its best to convince us that it’s concerned about user privacy and security, but it's not doing a great job. Just a few days ago, we saw the latest proof that Facebook isn’t ready to protect all of your data.

5 Days Ago   It's the second Tuesday of September, which means it's time for Apple's yearly new iPhone conference. The show is underway at Apple's headquarters, with the company having already unveiled pricing details for the Apple Arcade and Apple TV+ services ahead of the main attraction of the show, the iPhone 11 series.

5 Days Ago   Marvel needed two separate events to announce everything coming to the MCU now that Avengers: Endgame is behind us: San Diego Comic-Con and the annual D23 Expo.

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