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Seeking out a reliable mobile companion to take your work remote? MSI business and productivity laptops have you covered

Seeking out a reliable mobile companion to take your work remote? MSI business and productivity laptops have you covered

For the discerning mobile professional. Microsoft has been working with MSI for the last 30 years and together they have shipped 10M+ Windows devices globally targeting gamers and creators. Now, MSI has expanded its product portfolio to business customers by implementing new Windows 10 features and Microsoft 365 experiences for mobile professionals who need consistent performance and battery life on the move. (Sponsored article)
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Mon, 07 Dec 2020 11:04:00 +0100
TIM and its partners claim to get high-speed 5G over this long-range connection. (Source: Qualcomm)

Qualcomm, TIM and Ericsson claim the new long-distance mmWave 5G world record

The Italian carrier TIM, Ericsson and Qualcomm have collaborated on a project to push millimeter-wave 5G reception beyond its current limits. This work has resulted in the ability to pick this signal up at high speed from 6.5 kilo...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 04 Dec 2020 15:12:00 +0100
The Y-GX01 can be configured with a range of CPUs. (Image source: NVISEN)

NVISEN Y-GX01: A mini-PC with gaming chops thanks to its Intel Core i9-9880H processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 GPU

With the Y-GX01, NVISEN has developed a mini-PC that is not only compact, but powerful too. The machines with a dedicated GPU, expandability and a range of processors to choose from.
Alex Alderson, Fri, 04 Dec 2020 13:54:00 +0100
Could 20 GB versions of the GeForce RTX 3080 be arriving after all? (Image source: NVIDIA)

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 with 20 GB of VRAM lives on as MSI registers eight SKUs with the EEC

NVIDIA was thought to have killed off the 20 GB version of the RTX 3080, but MSI suggests that may not be the case. To date, the board partner has registered the RTX 3080 20 GB under its Suprim, Sea Hawk, Gaming Trio, Aero and Ven...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 04 Dec 2020 13:49:00 +0100
There will probably be few RX 6900 XT cards available at launch. (Image source: AMD)

The AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT shows up on the Ashes of the Singularity ahead of its December 8 release

The AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT is almost here, and it has shown that it can pretty much match NVIDIA's best efforts in Ashes of the Singularity. The RX 6900 XT gets within 3 FPS of the GeForce RTX 3090, despite being a third cheaper th...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 04 Dec 2020 13:43:00 +0100
Samsung One UI 3.0 now available official launch December 3 2020 (Source: Samsung Global Newsroom)

Android 11-based Samsung One UI 3.0 is finally available

With "an exciting new design, enhanced everyday features and deep customization" in tow, the official launch of One UI 3 comes to Galaxy S20 series devices starting in Korea, the US, and most European markets. More regions and dev...
Codrut Nistor, Fri, 04 Dec 2020 13:42:00 +0100
The Xiaomi Redmi 10X 5G holds its own against other midrange smartphones, according to AnTuTu. (Image source: Xiaomi)

Huawei sits atop of AnTuTu November leaderboards, but the Xiaomi Redmi 10X 5G wins the midrange battle

Shortly before the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 hits the market, the HiSilicon Kirin 9000 and Snapdragon 865 can once again top the AnTuTu charts, while the MediaTek Dimensity 820 in the Xiaomi Redmi 10X 5G has been able to top the mid...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 04 Dec 2020 13:39:00 +0100
Alleged Xiaomi Mi 11 photo. (Image Source: Weibo via Sparrows News)

Alleged Xiaomi Mi 11 live photo leaks showing off a likely 108 MP square triple-camera module

An alleged live image of Xiaomi's upcoming flagship, the Mi 11, is doing the rounds on the web. The image shows what appears to be a curved back and a square camera module housing three lenses. While the Mi 11's image looks very s...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Fri, 04 Dec 2020 13:12:00 +0100
The Intel Core i9-11900K is Intel's flagship Rocket Lake processor

Intel Core i9-11900K shows up on Ashes of The Singularity benchmark

Intel's upcoming Rocket Lake flagship processor, the Core i9-11900K, has just made an appearance on the Ashes of The Singularity benchmark. It manages to net a score of 64 fps on 1080p and 62 fps on 1440p. In comparison, the AMD R...
Anil Satyanarayana, Fri, 04 Dec 2020 11:34:00 +0100
The Wristcam Apple Watch-compatible band adds video and still photography functionality to the Apple Watch. (Image: Wristcam)

Wristcam brings video calls, more to Apple Watch

Wristcam has announced its eponymous band for the Apple Watch. True to its name, the Wristcam band adds not just one, but two cameras to the embedded in an Apple Watch-compatible band.
Sanjiv Sathiah, Fri, 04 Dec 2020 04:56:00 +0100
Xiaomi Mi 10T smartphone review: Flagship power for little money

86% Xiaomi Mi 10T smartphone review: Flagship power for little money

Top-model genes. The Xiaomi Mi 10T is just as fast as its high-end counterparts, the Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro, but it's much cheaper. In addition, the 6.67-incher is ahead of them with a 144 Hz display and a 5,000 mAh battery, the largest in the Mi 10 series, which gives it excellent runtimes. The Xiaomi Mi 10T's low price is only noticeable in a few configuration details.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 | Qualcomm Adreno 650 | 6.67" | 216 g
Manuel Masiero, Fri, 04 Dec 2020 03:09:00 +0100
Very enduring thanks to its 5,000 mAh battery: The Samsung Galaxy A31

Samsung Galaxy A31: Affordable, with Super AMOLED, and long battery life

The Samsung website currently lists 15 smartphones that belong to the Galaxy A series. In terms of looks, the differences are sometimes marginal, but in terms o...
Mediatek Helio P65 | ARM Mali-G52 MP2 | 6.40" | 185 g
Mike Wobker, Fri, 04 Dec 2020 01:18:00 +0100
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Xiaomi has some way to go before it finishes Round 2 of its global MIUI 12 release schedule. (Image source: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi confirms that MIUI 12 is now available on over 30 smartphones

Xiaomi has been updating devices to MIUI 12 for months, having started with the Mi 9 and Redmi K20 series in June. Now, the company claims that MIUI 12 is available on more than 30 smartphones, but many remain adrift on MIUI 11.
Alex Alderson, Thu, 03 Dec 2020 22:02:00 +0100
Has Rocket Lake leaked out again? (Source: Intel)

An alleged Rocket Lake CPU appears on Geekbench with a 5 GHz boost clock

Rocket Lake can go up to 8 cores, 16 threads and a top spped of 4.98GHz. At least, this is what is claimed in a new leak featuring on the Geekbench website. The silicon in question apparently exhibited this boost clock in an exist...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Thu, 03 Dec 2020 21:57:00 +0100
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 888-powered Galaxy 21 has shown up on Geekbench

The Samsung Galaxy S21 shows up on Geekbench running a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888

An alleged Samsung Galaxy S21 Geekbench listing has surfaced online. It appears to be running the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888. The chipset gets a single-core score of 1,075 and a multi-core score of 2,916. While the former seems ok, t...
Anil Satyanarayana, Thu, 03 Dec 2020 21:30:00 +0100
The Axon 20 5G. (Source: ZTE)

ZTE announces a global launch for the Axon 20 5G

The Axon 20 5G was the first ever phone to launch with an under-display selfie camera. However, its maker ZTE has never made it available outside China. This will change, though, on December 21, 2020, when the OEM releases it to c...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Thu, 03 Dec 2020 21:23:00 +0100
This series' processor could be getting a new vehicle soon. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung will launch a new Galaxy F-series phone with the Note 10's processor: new leak

According to the leaker Ishan Agarwal, Samsung will launch a phone called the Galaxy F62, or SM-E62F, soon. The same model number has subsequently popped up on Geekbench 5. It indicates that this device is powered by the Exynos 98...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Thu, 03 Dec 2020 20:50:00 +0100
Latest MSI GS66 sale is down to $1200 USD with 10th gen Core i7, GeForce RTX 2060 graphics, and 144 Hz display (Source: Best Buy)

Deal | Ultrathin MSI GS66 is down to $1200 USD with 10th gen Core i7, GeForce RTX 2060 graphics, and 144 Hz display

Unlike the thicker, cheaper and more budget-oriented MSI GP, GF or GL series, the MSI GS series is home to the company's flagship ultrathin gaming models akin to the Razer Blade series. Such models always retail for high prices at...
Allen Ngo, Thu, 03 Dec 2020 20:41:00 +0100
Schenker Vision 15 (Intel NUC M15) Laptop Review: Intel's answer to XPS 15 and MacBook Pro?

88% Schenker Vision 15 (Intel NUC M15) Laptop Review: Intel's answer to XPS 15 and MacBook Pro?

Tiger Lake and Evo directly from the manufacturer. The Vision 15 from Schenker Technologies is one of the first notebooks based on Intel's brand-new NUC M15. There has been a lot of development effort for the 15.6-inch laptop and it offers a good basis whitebook for a premium multimedia laptop. We have already reviewed the Schenker Vision 15 and see if it really is an alternative for the Dell XPS 15 or Apple MacBook Pro.
Intel Core i7-1165G7 | Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs | 15.60" | 1.7 kg
Andreas Osthoff, Thu, 03 Dec 2020 20:36:00 +0100
The Pixel 5 may have a hole for wireless charging, but it is still more structurally stable than its predecessor. (Image source: JerryRigEverything)

The Google Pixel 5 has a hole for wireless charging, but bio-resin saves the day

The Pixel 5 has a sizeable hole in its back panel, but JerryRigEverything has demonstrated that it is nothing to worry about. Instead, it turns out that the Pixel 5 is more resistant to being twisted and abused, despite its cut ou...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 03 Dec 2020 20:31:00 +0100
Android 11 for the global version of the Mi 10 Pro is here. (Image source: Xiaomi)

Global Android 11 upgrade for MIUI 12 begins in earnest

Xiaomi has rolled out Android 11 to all Mi 10 Pro handsets globally. The update, V12.2.1.0.RJAMIXM, has passed Xiaomi's Beta Stable testing and will reach devices as an over-the-air (OTA) upgrade. The new update includes a few cha...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 03 Dec 2020 20:27:00 +0100
The new 14-inch laptops weigh only 1.45 Kg. (Image Source: Schenker)

Schenker-XMG launches Core 14 and Media 14 compact budget gaming laptops with Intel Tiger Lake CPUs

The new 14-inch models come in a slim 1.45 Kg case and can be equipped with either the Core i5-1135G7 or the i7-1165G7 Tiger Lake CPUs integrating the Iris Xe GPU with 96 EUs. There is also an Nvidia GTX 1650 dGPU for more demand...
Bogdan Solca, Thu, 03 Dec 2020 19:20:00 +0100
Sharkoon Light² S lightweight gaming mouse (Source: Sharkoon)

Sharkoon unveils the Light² S lightweight optical gaming mouse

The new Sharkoon lightweight gaming mouse joins the existing Light² products by adding the "S" to the 100 and 200 which have been around for a while. Its highlights include a honeycomb structure that allows it to weigh just 78 gra...
Codrut Nistor, Thu, 03 Dec 2020 18:53:00 +0100
Asus ROG Strix GeForce RTX 3060 Ti video card (Source: ROG - Republic of Gamers Global)

Asus unveils multiple GeForce RTX 3060 Ti graphics cards

The five new NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti-based video cards by Asus cover all areas of desktop gaming, from the "hold nothing back" design of the ROG Strix GeForce RTX 3060 Ti all the way down to the Dual GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Mini, a...
Codrut Nistor, Thu, 03 Dec 2020 17:22:00 +0100
Judging by past releases, the Ryzen 5000H series may be launched in the second quarter of 2021. (Image Source: PhoneMantra)

AMD's Ryzen 7 5800H mobile APU with Zen3 cores makes its first appearance in Geekbench

The test results are irrelevant due to the processor being locked at low frequencies, but we do get to see how the upcoming Cezanne APU differs from the Renoir predecessor spec-wise. It looks like the base clocks are receiving a 3...
Bogdan Solca, Thu, 03 Dec 2020 15:17:00 +0100
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT - reference design

AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT OpenCL benchmarks: 13% faster than the RX 6800 XT and 35% faster than the RX 6800

Although apparently slower than both the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 and RTX 3080 by 19% and 4%, the upcoming AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT (apparently a reference design board was used in the tests) is around 13% faster than the RX 6800 XT a...
Codrut Nistor, Thu, 03 Dec 2020 13:53:00 +0100
Here's what the Xiaomi Mi 11 and Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro may have in store for us

Alleged Xiaomi Mi 11 and Mi 11 Pro specifications surface on Weibo

Some Xiaomi Mi 11 and Mi 11 Pro specifications have shown up online. Both phones are tipped to come with a 1440p screen that refreshes at 120Hz. The Mi 11 Pro will allegedly support fast charging at 120W. Xiaomi is expected to unv...
Anil Satyanarayana, Thu, 03 Dec 2020 11:01:00 +0100
AMD could be working on its own Apple M1 competitor prototype. (Image Source: Guru3D)

Rumor | AMD rumored to have a prototype Apple M1 competitor in the works

AMD may have an Apple M1 competitor in the works. Rumor is that there are two versions of this chip being developed, with and without integrated RAM. It is possible that AMD could be looking to revive its K12 Core design or improv...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Thu, 03 Dec 2020 08:27:00 +0100
Some lucky Galaxy S20 users have received the One UI 3.0 update on their devices

Stable One UI 3.0 update rolling out for the Samsung Galaxy 20 series on Verizon

Some Galaxy S20 users have reportedly received the One UI 3.0 update on their Samsung Galaxy S20 smartphones. The software gives several Stock apps a new look and comes with the October 2020 security patch. Other Galaxy S20 varian...
Anil Satyanarayana, Thu, 03 Dec 2020 07:14:00 +0100
Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max

89% Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max Smartphone Review – Large High-End Apple Phone

Ginormous performance. LiDAR sensor, ceramic shield, 5G, MagSafe. Apple's top-of-the-line iPhone 12 Pro Max high-end smartphone features the latest technology, albeit the differences to the iPhone 12 Pro are small. Find out in our test who this ginormous smartphone is for.
Apple A14 Bionic | Apple A14 Bionic GPU | 6.70" | 228 g
Florian Schmitt, Thu, 03 Dec 2020 02:29:00 +0100
Practical Accell Air USB-C and HDMI docking station works on both laptops and select Android smartphones (Source: Accell)

Practical Accell Air USB-C and HDMI docking station works on both laptops and select Android smartphones for $99 USD

The pocket-sized dock is compatible with MacOS, ChromeOS, Windows, and Android and it includes a one-year manufacturer warranty.
Allen Ngo, Wed, 02 Dec 2020 23:24:00 +0100
The Galaxy S20 FE. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung updates the Galaxy S20 FE and S9 series with December 2020 security patches

The Galaxy S9 is a 2018 flagship. Nevertheless, its maker Samsung has reportedly updated it with the latest Android security patch. The more recent premium mid-ranger the Galaxy S20 FE has joined it in this respect.
Deirdre O'Donnell, Wed, 02 Dec 2020 22:59:00 +0100
Some iPhone 12s seem to have problems staying on 5G. (Source: Apple)

iPhone 12s on AT&T and Verizon are losing 5G signals in the US

Several iPhone 12-series device owners have taken to the Apple Support Community to complain that their new flagships are losing connectivity while using 5G networks. Many of them report that they are in the United States and are ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Wed, 02 Dec 2020 22:11:00 +0100
Some Oukitel WP10 features. (Source: Oukitel)

The Oukitel WP10 is a rugged 5G 8000mAh battery phone with a December 2020 sale coming up

The Oukitel WP10 as a rugged phone with a massive 8000mAh battery. It is powered by the Dimensity 800 processor, which also makes it 5G. It launched at a price of US$670, but has a promotional event coming up that will bring that ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Wed, 02 Dec 2020 21:18:00 +0100
AMD Ryzen 9 Asus Zephyrus G14 keeps getting discounted, now down to just $1200 USD

Deal | AMD Ryzen 9 Asus Zephyrus G14 keeps getting discounted, now down to just $1200 USD for Core i9 level of performance

One of AMD's fastest mobile CPUs can only be found on a select few laptops. Thankfully, these same laptops are frequently on sale to be much cheaper than their Intel equivalents.
Allen Ngo, Wed, 02 Dec 2020 20:09:00 +0100
It seems that Qualcomm has codenamed the Snapdragon 888 'lahaina'. (Image source: Qualcomm)

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 comes out swinging on Geekbench

Qualcomm only unveiled the Snapdragon 888 yesterday, but a new entry on Geekbench with the chipset has already appeared. The device is codenamed the Vivo V2056A, but it is not the only device on the benchmarking website to feature...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 02 Dec 2020 19:53:00 +0100
The NanoPi R4S features dual Gigabit Ethernet. (Image source: FriendlyELEC)

FriendlyELEC releases the NanoPi R4S for US$45

The NanoPi R4S is now orderable from FriendlyELEC. The single-board computer starts at US$45 and comes with a Rockchip RK3399 chipset. The device is available with 1 GB or 4 GB of RAM and an optional CNC metal case.
Alex Alderson, Wed, 02 Dec 2020 19:49:00 +0100
Over a dozen OEMs will release smartphones with the Snapdragon 888 chipset. (Image source: Qualcomm)

Qualcomm confirms that over a dozen OEMs will use the Snapdragon 888 in their smartphones

Consumers will be spoilt for choice over smartphones with the Snapdragon 888, according to Qualcomm. The new flagship chipset will feature in devices from at least thirteen OEMs, even from the likes of LG.
Alex Alderson, Wed, 02 Dec 2020 19:45:00 +0100
The AOC C32G2AE and CQ32G2SE are both 31.5-inch and 165 Hz gaming monitors. (Image source: AOC)

AOC C32G2AE and CQ32G2SE: Two curved gaming monitors launched with 31.5-inch panels, 165 Hz refresh rates and 1 ms response times

The AOC C32G2AE and CQ32G2SE are two 31.5-inch and 165 Hz gaming monitors. The pair have a 1500R curvature and a 3,000:1 contrast ratio too with support for AMD FreeSync Premium. The C32G2AE is a 1080p monitor though, whereas the ...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 02 Dec 2020 19:42:00 +0100
The Redmi Note 9 4G will arrive in India as the Redmi 9 Power. (Image source: Xiaomi)

The Xiaomi Redmi 9 Power will be India's answer to the Redmi Note 9 4G

Xiaomi has another smartphone release in India planned. This time it is a rebadged version of the Redmi Note 9 4G, which the company unveiled in China last month. The device will be sold as the Redmi 9 Power in India, according to...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 02 Dec 2020 19:39:00 +0100
The Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G offers a 108 MP camera. (Source: Xiaomi)

Redmi Note 9 4G, Redmi Note 9 5G, Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G earn Xiaomi a fortune with sales hitting an estimated US$59 million

Xiaomi launched a new trio of Redmi Note 9 series devices a few days ago. The phones look to have stunned commercially, with company man Lu Weibing announcing that over 300,000 units of the new phones were sold on day one.
Ricci Rox, Wed, 02 Dec 2020 19:38:00 +0100
Philips is pursuing legal action in India. (Source: Philips)

Philips takes legal action to prevent the sale of Xiaomi mobile devices in India

The electronics company Philips has petitioned the High Court of Delhi to block the sale, production or import of certain smartphones in India. Their OEM, Xiaomi, has been accused of infringing on Phliips' patents in making the de...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Wed, 02 Dec 2020 17:59:00 +0100
Cyberpunk 2077 Photo Mode trailer (Source: Cyberpunk 2077 on YouTube)

Cyberpunk 2077: Photo Mode shown in a new official trailer

The trailer that has been released earlier today and has been watched by over 280,000 people already shows the entire plethora of features available for Cyberpunk 2077 players who will be using the Photo Mode. The categories of se...
Codrut Nistor, Wed, 02 Dec 2020 17:39:00 +0100
One UI 3.0 will begin rolling out later this month to the Galaxy S20 series. (Image source: SamMobile)

Samsung announces One UI 3.0 and Android 11 upgrade schedule for 41 devices

Samsung plans to upgrade at least 41 devices to One UI 3.0 by September 2021, according to an official upgrade plan. The company will begin with the Galaxy S20 series this month, before moving onto the Galaxy S10, Galaxy Note 10, ...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 02 Dec 2020 17:24:00 +0100
An affordable flagship from Motorola is coming in 2021

Motorola to release a Snapdragon 888-powered Moto G smartphone in 2021

Motorola is all set to launch a smartphone running Qualcomm's newest Snapdragon 888 SoC. Unlike the company's previous high-end offerings, this device will be released as a part of the Moto G series. The affordable flagship smartp...
Anil Satyanarayana, Wed, 02 Dec 2020 17:06:00 +0100
Are these the Galaxy Buds Pro? (Source: Voice)

Samsung's Galaxy Buds Pro leak via the FCC and Evan Blass ahead of their launch

An earlier tip dropped a strong hint that the successors to the Galaxy Buds Live TWS earbuds would be called the Buds Pro. Now, their certification with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) all but confirms this state of af...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Wed, 02 Dec 2020 17:03:00 +0100
The Galaxy Note series is on its way out, according to Reuters. (Image source: Samsung)

Reuters source confirms the end of the Samsung Galaxy Note series with no Galaxy Note 21 planned

A restructure of Samsung's flagship smartphones is afoot. Following multiple rumours concerning the end of the Galaxy Note series and the Galaxy Note21 being the last of its kind, Reuters now claims that Samsung will roll its S-Pe...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 02 Dec 2020 16:07:00 +0100
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G.

875 becomes 888 | Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G deep dive — New flagship SoC promises significant improvements in camera, gaming, and AI

Just in time for the year's finale, Qualcomm is presenting its new top chip that will drive the top phones of the coming year 2021 to peak performance. An integrated 5G modem along with more powerful cameras, CPU, GPU, and especially AI give manufacturers new leeway in developing new functionality for next gen devices. Here is a comprehensive overview of all new features of the new cell phone chip that is slated to power flagship smartphones in 2021.
J. Simon Leitner, Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Wed, 02 Dec 2020 16:00:00 +0100
The new Gx1 Pro is the first mini laptop to feature an FHD touchscreen. (Image Source: One-Netbook)

One-Netbook upgrades the Gx1 Pro portable console/laptop with Tiger Lake Core i7-1160G7 CPUs and 7-inch FHD screen

The latest iteration of the Gx1 Pro portable console that doubles as a mini laptop is the first to include an FHD touchscreen. It also gets a CPU upgrade with the Tiger Lake i7-1160G7 quad-core that integrates a 96 EU Xe iGPU, plu...
Bogdan Solca, Wed, 02 Dec 2020 15:01:00 +0100
NVIDIA has let slip that there will be at least one more RTX 3060 card. (Image source: NVIDIA)

NVIDIA sets expectations for more RTX 3060 cards as it publishes RTX 3060 Ti performance benchmarks

The RTX 3060 Ti is only the start of the RTX 3060 family, according to NVIDIA. Announced via a blog post, NVIDIA is expected to bring at least the RTX 3060 and RTX 3060 mobile to market from early next year. The company has also p...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 02 Dec 2020 14:46:00 +0100

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