LG’s new smartphone with a ‘rotating’ screen to launch next week

LG Electronics said on Sunday that its new dual-screen smartphone The Wing will go on sale in South Korea this week as the tech firm aims to boost its handset sales amid the pandemic.

The Wing will hit local shelves on Tuesday, with a price tag of $940, according to LG. In the US, the Wing will be released on October 15.

LG already announced there would be no pre-order reservations for the Wing, reports Yonhap news agency.

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The Wing, which was unveiled on September 14, is highlighted by its two separate displays, with the main screen swiveling 90 degrees horizontally to reveal a secondary screen under it and creating a T-shape design.

It is equipped with “gimbal motion camera” technology with six motion sensors, which gives a great level of stabilization especially when users shoot videos with the device.

The main screen will have a 6.8-inch OLED FullVision Display with a 20.5:9 aspect ratio. The 3.9-inch secondary display has a 1.15:1 aspect ratio.

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LG said there will be no preorder reservations for the new device.

The Wing will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765 5G chipset that is 10 percent faster than the standard Snapdragon 765 processor in graphics processing unit performance.

The Wing has an 8GB RAM and a 128GB internal storage, which can be expanded to 2TB with a microSD card. It packs a 4,000mAh battery.

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Saints fullback Michael Burton gets positive COVID-19 test result after team arrives in Detroit, reports say

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The NFL’s Week 4 COVID-19 troubles continue. The New Orleans Saints, who are in Detroit preparing to face the Lions, have had fullback Michael Burton test positive for COVID-19, according to ProFootballTalk and confirmed by Fox Sports and NFL Network. Testing is currently occurring for those who were in contact with the player on the flight from New Orleans, along with a check on Burton’s positive in case it is false.

Contact-tracing technology used by the league identified three teammates, while four others were identified as having sat near Burton on the team plane, according to ProFootballTalk. One of those players was Saints star running back Alvin Kamara. The Saints are awaiting testing for the seven players, along with the re-testing of Burton.

Saturday was unfortunately an eventful day in the NFL when it comes to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The Tennessee Titans recorded positive test No. 16 while New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton and Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Jordan Ta’amu tested positive for the coronavirus — which caused their Week 4 matchup to be postponed. The Titans’ matchup with the Pittsburgh Steelers was moved to Week 7 with minor changes to team schedules, and the Patriots and Chiefs are hoping to kick off on either Monday or Tuesday. 

While the league has always been careful about controlling potential COVID-19 outbreaks, what occurred in Nashville earlier this week has everyone on edge. The saga began on Tuesday when it was reported that the Titans would have to undergo additional COVID-19 testing due to three players and five staff members testing positive. On Wednesday, another player tested positive and the NFL made the decision to postpone the Week 4 Steelers-Titans matchup until either Monday or Tuesday. Things appeared to be moving in the right direction, but Thursday brought

Japan’s Sony and Kioxia seeking U.S. approval to supply to Huawei – Nikkei

FILE PHOTO: A Huawei company logo is pictured at the Shenzhen International Airport in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, China, July 22, 2019. REUTERS/Aly Song/File Photo

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s Sony Corp and memory chipmaker Kioxia Holdings Corp have applied for U.S. approval to continue supplying Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, Nikkei reported on Sunday.

If confirmed, the move follows other tech companies such as Intel Corp that recently received licences from U.S. authorities.

With U.S.-China ties at their worst in decades, Washington has been pushing governments around to world to squeeze out Huawei, arguing that the telecoms giant would transfer data to the Chinese government for espionage.

Huawei is one of the top customers for Sony’s image sensors for smartphones. Kioxia Holdings Corp is the world’s No. 2 maker of flash memory chips and a Huawei supplier.

Nikkei here said without U.S. licenses, Sony and Kioxia would face risk to their earnings.

Kioxia warned that U.S. curbs on Huawei could trigger memory chip oversupply and lower prices. It recently shelved a plan for a multi-billion dollar listing as U.S-China tensions cloud the global chip market.

A Sony spokeswoman said the company was in compliance with all regulations, but could not comment on particular clients.

A Kioxia spokesman also declined to comment.

Reporting by Makiko Yamazaki, Ju-min Park; Editing by Dan Grebler

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$1.25 Million On October 10

A little extra money would come in handy in today’s tough economic times.

So a mobile game is giving away up to $1.25 million on October 10. There’s a grand prize of $1,000,000 for a player who completes a portals game within the app on their very first try, and there are multiple other prizes totaling $250,000 if you miss out on the grand prize.

App giveaways appear to be a thing these days.

“MrBeast” gave away $25,000 recently with the Finger on the App contest, where the last player to keep his or her finger on a moving zone of their phone’s screen won the cash.

Now Press Play Slots is getting in on the action.

“We’re giving $1 million away next Friday in a one-day contest in one of our apps,” one of the founders and key investors told me via email. “One fortunate person has the chance to win $1,000,000 but we also have $250,000 in other prizes.”

(The founder and investor asked that his name be kept out of this article, adding that the app already gives away about $200,000 a month and they’ve had “some interesting people” show up at the office. “We are trying to keep our names out of it because who wants a target on their back, right?” he added.)

The contest starts next Friday October 9 at 11 PM Eastern. Which, I guess, makes it a little tougher to participate early if you’re on the east coast … and gives the west coast crowd a time advantage. It’ll continue through October 10.

To win the grand prize of $1 million, you’ll have to play a

Whoopie pie festival goes virtual throughout October

The Maine Whoopie Pie Festival — which attracts thousands of visitors to Piscataquis County every year — was yet another victim of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, but the state’s official treat hasn’t been forgotten by the event’s organizers.

Originally scheduled for June 27 and then postponed until Oct. 3, the annual event based in Dover-Foxcroft is being replaced by a month-long virtual celebration dubbed “WHOOPtoberfest” just getting underway.

“Our fallback date was Oct. 3rd, but obviously it became clear that we couldn’t bring 7,000 people from all around New England to Dover-Foxcroft this year,” organizer Patrick Myers said. The festival has grown since its origin in 2009 to become the largest single-day event in Piscataquis County each year.

WHOOPtoberfest will include a variety of activities designed to highlight the whoopie pie, as well as its bakers, vendors and consumers. One highlight is a page on the event’s website — www.mainewhoopiepiefestival.com — that identifies whoopie pie bakers and vendors around Maine.

“The central piece is an interactive map where you can enter in your address or other key words or categories and it will show you the nearest bakers to wherever you are at the moment,” Myers said.

“So if you find yourself in desperate need of a whoopie pie while you’re on the road, you can look it up on your phone and it will know your location and tell you where to go.”

“WHOOPtoberfest,” a monthlong, virtual celebration of Maine’s official state treat, is replacing the annual Maine Whoopie Pie Festival that has been held for the last 10 years in Dover-Foxcroft. Credit: Contributed photos

Approximately 50 bakers and vendors already are listed on the map, and contact information is being gathered to include other whoopie pie sources.

“If you’ve got a favorite mom-and-pop whoopie pie maker that