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Jul 3
The Xiaomi Mi TV Stick has been certified by Google. (Image source: Xiaomi via Gizguide)

Xiaomi Mi TV Stick Google certification, Google Play Console presence, and Geekbench appearances indicate upcoming launch

The Xiaomi Mi TV Stick appears to be getting closer to an official launch, as details about the gadget have been appearing via Geekbench, Google Play Console, and on official Google certification. It is the 1080p (FHD) Mi TV Stick...
Daniel R Deakin, Fri, 03 Jul 2020 11:43:00 +0200
 

Kingston RBUSNS4180S3128GJ SSD Benchmarks

Kingston RBUSNS4180S3128GJ drive specs and benchmarks
Klaus Hinum, Fri, 03 Jul 2020 11:18:55 +0200
The Mi 10 Pro. (Source: Xiaomi)

Mi 10 Pro: A flagship phone with one major weakness?

The Mi 10 Pro has earned plenty of positive reviews for its excellent rear cameras and audio performance, as well as for being competitive across the board. It would seem, however, that the phone has one major weakness, and one th...
Ricci Rox, Fri, 03 Jul 2020 10:04:00 +0200
AMD hitting Intel where it hurts: 2020 Ryzen 5 HP Envy x360 13 vs. Intel Core i7 Spectre x360 13

AMD hitting Intel where it hurts: 2020 Ryzen 5 HP Envy x360 13 vs. Intel Core i7 Spectre x360 13

The Ryzen 5 4600U-powered Envy costs hundreds of dollars less than the Core i7-1065G7 Spectre and yet it is able to run longer and faster while being just as th...
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U | AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000) | 13.3" | 1.3 kg
Allen Ngo, Fri, 03 Jul 2020 06:58:00 +0200
PlayStation 5 Black Edition concept design video reveals the console in a somber mood. (Image source: Snoreyn)

PlayStation 5 Black Edition dramatic concept design video by Snoreyn shows Sony what many PS5 fans want for Christmas

A PlayStation 5 Black Edition concept design video has been posted on YouTube by Snoreyn (Giuseppe Spinelli), and it shows exactly what many fans would like Sony to deliver in time for Christmas this year. It’s already been mentio...
Daniel R Deakin, Fri, 03 Jul 2020 04:15:00 +0200
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A new PS4 jailbreak looks unlikely. (Source: Digital Trends)

A new PlayStation 4 jailbreak looks increasingly unlikely

The hopeful PlayStation 4 homebrew scene has waited a long while for a new kernel exploit, after the release of the firmware 5.05 jailbreak back in 2018. That wait is unlikely to end anytime soon, in light of recent developments.
Column by Ricci Rox, Fri, 03 Jul 2020 00:06:00 +0200
Jul 2
The Pixel 4a will have a slightly larger battery than its predecessor and some other Pixel smartphones. (Image source: XDA Developers)

The Google Pixel 4a will have a larger battery capacity than the Pixel 3a, Pixel 3 and Pixel 4; 18 W fast charging remains

The Google Pixel 4a has popped up at the NCC in Taiwan, confirming the device's battery capacity. According to the listing, the Pixel 4a will have a larger battery than not only the Pixel 3a, but also the Pixel 3 and Pixel 4. Goog...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 02 Jul 2020 19:59:00 +0200
An open-source project has combined LEGO, an Arduino and a Raspberry Pi into a working microscope. (Image source: Yuksel Temiz)

Raspberry Pi: Utilise the single-board computer as a microscope with LEGO and an Arduino

A project has transformed the Raspberry Pi, some LEGO, an Arduino and a few other components into a working microscope. Presented by IBM Research, the project can deliver results that are accurate enough for reports, papers and pr...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 02 Jul 2020 19:50:00 +0200
Polar Unite: A budget fitness tracker and smartwatch with a simple and classic look. (Image source: Polar)

Polar Unite: A budget fitness tracker and smartwatch with a simple and classic look

Polar has announced its latest smartwatch and fitness tracker, the Unite. Compatible with the company's Polar Flow service, the Unite features a colour touchscreen display, up to 4 days battery life and a heart rate tracker. The P...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 02 Jul 2020 19:45:00 +0200
Nokia 8.3 5G: Snapdragon 765G and 5G smartphone lands in the UK for under £500. (Image source: HMD Global via Clove)

Nokia 8.3 5G: Snapdragon 765G and 5G smartphone lands in the UK for under £500

The Nokia 8.3 5G has landed in the UK for under £500. The device features a 6.81-inch display, a Snapdragon 765G SoC, 6 GB of RAM, 64 GB of storage and 5G connectivity. The Nokia 8.3 5G will begin shipping in September.
Alex Alderson, Thu, 02 Jul 2020 19:42:00 +0200
Hyper Scape is Ubisoft's newest Battle Royale game

Ubisoft enters the Battle Royale arena with Hyper Scape

Ubisoft's highly-anticipated Battle Royale title Hyper Scape is finally available for Twitch streamers. The game pits 100 players against each other in a futuristic urban map. Players can obtain a key for the game by watching it l...
Anil Satyanarayana, Thu, 02 Jul 2020 19:25:00 +0200
The Galaxy Watch 3 will supposedly start at around US$400. (Image source: Samsung)

Leak confirms Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 series SKUs and unusually high pricing

Evan Blass has revealed the full product stack for the Samsung Galaxy Watch 3, which includes a black titanium edition and two watch case sizes. Blass also claims that the series will cost anywhere from US$400 to US$600, which wou...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 02 Jul 2020 18:03:00 +0200
OnePlus has released a new range of smart TVs in India

OnePlus launches a new line of affordable smart TVs

OnePlus has unveiled its new range of smart TVs for the Indian market. The OnePlus TV Y costs INR 49,999 (US$670) and comes with a 55-inch 4K-ready HDR 10 screen, MEMC, and OnePlus' in-house Gamma Colour Magic chip. The OnePlus TV...
Anil Satyanarayana, Thu, 02 Jul 2020 17:17:00 +0200
The Galaxy Z Flip 5G in "Mystic Bronze". (Image source: Evan Blass via GSMArena)

Leaks confirm the arrival of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G in at least two colours, including Mystic Bronze

Evan Blass has published a 360° GIF of the Galaxy Z Flip 5G in Mystic Bronze. The device, which Samsung is rumoured to be launching on August 5 at a Galaxy UNPACKED event, will sport the same design as the current Galaxy Z Flip.
Alex Alderson, Thu, 02 Jul 2020 17:08:00 +0200
HBM2E chips come with capacities up to 16 GB. (Image Source: SK Hynix)

SK Hynix starts mass production for 16 GB HBM2E DRAM chips

The HBM2E memory chips offer up to 460 GB/s bandwidth, plus they are 50% more energy efficient and come in a 30% smaller package compared to the HBM2 models. With such an improved bandwidth, the HBM2E chips are expected to signifi...
Bogdan Solca, Thu, 02 Jul 2020 17:08:00 +0200
Alcatel 3L (2020) Review - Smartphone with Long Runtime and 48-MP Camera

76% Alcatel 3L (2020) Review - Smartphone with Long Runtime and 48-MP Camera

Saving miracle? The Alcatel 3L wants to impress with a lavish memory equipment, a 4,000 mAh battery and a 48 MP triple camera at a low price. Our review shows which stones are hidden on the road to success.
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762 | PowerVR GE8320 | 6.22" | 165 g
Daniel Schmidt, Thu, 02 Jul 2020 16:06:00 +0200
Samsung may well release a Keyboard Book Cover for the Galaxy Tab S7 as it did with the Tab S6, pictured. (Image source: Samsung)

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7: Geekbench confirms Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 and 8 GB of RAM for Q3 2020-bound tablet

Geekbench has seemingly confirmed that the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 will feature the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC and 8 GB of RAM. The Galaxy Tab S7 is thought to be launching next month with a 7,760 mAh battery and alongside the Gala...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 02 Jul 2020 15:51:00 +0200
Raspberry Pi: Transform the popular single-board computer into a synthesizer. (Image source: u/geo_mcclell)

Raspberry Pi: Transform the popular single-board computer into a synthesizer

A project has transformed the Raspberry Pi into a portable synthesizer. Called the nanoPi, the project utilizes a Raspberry Pi Zero W, a KORG nanoKEY and FluidSynth.
Alex Alderson, Thu, 02 Jul 2020 14:45:00 +0200
The Lynwo BT01 retails for just US$17.99. (Image source: Lynwo via Banggood)

Lynwo BT01: A sub-US$20 smartwatch with IP68 certification, a heart rate monitor and onboard GPS

The Lynwo BT01 is a cheap smartwatch that still packs plenty of features. The device, which retails for under US$20, is IP68 certified and supports GPS route tracking. There is even a heart rate monitor to complement the smartwatc...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 02 Jul 2020 14:38:00 +0200
The Xbox Series S will apparently not look like a smaller Xbox Series X, sadly. (Image source: Microsoft & u/jiveduder)

Respectable rumour posits that the Xbox Series S will be closer to the design of the Xbox One than the Xbox Series X; Microsoft's premier next-generation console originally had an August 2020 release date too

Rumour has it that the Xbox Series S will not be sporting the Gamecube-esque design when Microsoft releases it later this year. Instead, it may be closer to the shape of the Xbox One. Both the Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X are n...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 02 Jul 2020 14:36:00 +0200
The Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro and Mi 9T Pro are some of the first devices to receive MIUI 12. (Image source: Xiaomi)

Stable MIUI 12 update hits the Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro and Mi 9T Pro in India; MIUI 12 lands on the Redmi Note 9 and Redmi 10X 4G too

The stable MIUI 12 update has arrived for the Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro and Mi 9T Pro in India. The update, which is arriving as an OTA download, is live now. A corresponding OS upgrade has reached the Redmi Note 9 and Redmi 10X 4G too...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 02 Jul 2020 14:30:00 +0200
Subtle 3080 Ti branding (Image Source: Videocardz)

Leaked picture shows new cooler design on alleged ASUS GeForce RTX 3080 Ti ROG STRIX

The alleged 3080 Ti ROG STRIX features a triple-fan cooler with aggressive silver accents that remind of the ROG MATRIX series, plus an RGB strip at the top, suggesting that the series could potentially go into premium-grade terri...
Bogdan Solca, Thu, 02 Jul 2020 14:16:00 +0200
Honor unleashes the X10 Max. (Source: Honor)

Return of the big screen: Honor launches the 7.09-inch X10 Max

Honor has launched a pair of new Dimensity 800-powered phones today (July 2, 2020). Despite this, the 2 phones are quite different, particularly in terms of their displays. The 30 Youth Edition has a 6.5-inch 90 hertz (Hz) panel, ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Thu, 02 Jul 2020 13:08:00 +0200
Ampere cards might leverage Samsung’s 8nm fab process (Image source: iGamesNews)

NVIDIA RTX 3000 Ampere cards might be built on Samsung’s 8nm process instead of TSMC’s 7nm node

Tipster @kopite7kimi recently stated that NVIDIA’s upcoming Ampere RTX 3000 series cards will be manufactured on Samsung’s 8nm process, not TSMC’s 7nm node. While this is unlikely to have performance implications this far down the...
Arjun Krishna Lal, Thu, 02 Jul 2020 12:58:00 +0200
The Pixel 3a and 3a XL are officially end of life. (Image: Google)

Pixel 3a, 3a XL discontinued by Google suggesting launch of the Pixel 4a is imminent

Google has officially discontinued the mid-range Pixel 3a and 3a XL smartphones. The news comes ahead of what is expected to be the imminent launch of the single replacement device, the Pixel 4a.
Sanjiv Sathiah, Thu, 02 Jul 2020 12:56:00 +0200
The new translucent Start menu picks up automatically on the system theme. (Image: Microsoft)

New Windows 10 Start menu design official, plus other UI tweaks in the pipeline

After hinting at upcoming changes to the Start menu, Microsoft has officially announced that it is coming to Window 10 in the near future. Currently only available in Windows 10 Preview build 20161, users can start to play with th...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Thu, 02 Jul 2020 12:29:00 +0200
Many OEMs are jumping on 120 Hz displays this year, but not Apple according to a new rumour. (Image source: OnePlus)

The Google Pixel 5, Huawei Mate X 2, Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 and possibly the Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro+ are all set for 120 Hz displays; no ProMotion displays for the Apple iPhone 12 Pro or iPhone 12 Pro Max, though

Rumour has it that multiple upcoming flagships will feature at least 120 Hz displays, including the Google Pixel 5, Galaxy Fold 2, Huawei Mate X 2 and possibly the Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro+. Contrary to previous leaks, Apple will apparent...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 02 Jul 2020 12:10:00 +0200
The Xbox Series S’s GPU might feature just 20 CUs (Image source: ITHome)

Xbox Series S “Lockhart” GPU specs leak: 1280 shader core Navi GPU slower than Xbox One X, AMD Radeon 5500XT - can it really do 1080p/60 FPS?

Further details have emerged about the Xbox Series S’s purported GPU. A tweet by The Verge’s Tom Warren claims that “Lockhart” will have a 20 CU GPU, marginally slower than the Xbox One X and the Radeon RX 5500 XT. This raises a k...
Arjun Krishna Lal, Thu, 02 Jul 2020 11:45:00 +0200
Intel Core i7-7700T Processor - Benchmarks and Specs

Intel Core i7-7700T Processor - Benchmarks and Specs

Kaby Lake x86 4 cores @ 2900 - 3800 MHz 14nm
The Xiaomi Mi TV Master Series boasts 98.8% screen real estate. (Image source: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi launches the 65-inch Mi TV Master Series: Gaming-friendly 120 Hz OLED with MIUI for TV priced at 12,999 yuan (US$1,840)

Xiaomi has officially launched its first OLED TV in the form of the 65-inch Mi TV Master Series set, which will be sold at a price of 12,999 yuan (US$1,840) in the company’s domestic market. The smart TV is bursting with gaming-fr...
Daniel R Deakin, Thu, 02 Jul 2020 11:10:00 +0200
Xiaomi RedmiBook 16 R5 laptop in the test - Great price-performance ratio with drawbacks

Xiaomi RedmiBook 16 R5 laptop in the test - Great price-performance ratio with drawbacks

Apple copies from the Far East have a long tradition. The current RedmiBook 16 from Xiaomi is another reincarnation of the MacBook, in this case the current 16-...
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U | AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000) | 16" | 1.8 kg
J. Simon Leitner, Thu, 02 Jul 2020 10:20:00 +0200
Redmi Note 8 Pro owners should be wary of unofficially installing MIUI 12. (Image source: Xiaomi)

MIUI 12 global stable beta update warning issued by Xiaomi for Redmi Note 8 Pro users: Don't install the firmware if you're not part of the Mi Pilot program

Xiaomi has issued an important warning about the Redmi Note 8 Pro in regard to the current MIUI 12 global stable beta update rollout. The Chinese OEM is concerned that Redmi Note 8 Pro owners who are not part of the Mi Pilot progr...
Daniel R Deakin, Thu, 02 Jul 2020 09:24:00 +0200
The Redmi Note 8. (Source: Xiaomi)

MIUI 12 update for the Redmi Note 8T potentially months away; may be same for the Redmi Note 8

Previous information indicated that the Redmi Note 8 would get the Android 10 update with MIUI 12 shortly. That may be in doubt now, however, as word from the Mi Forums claims the MIUI 12 update for the Redmi Note 8T—essentially a...
Ricci Rox, Thu, 02 Jul 2020 08:36:00 +0200
A Pro variant of the Xiaomi Mi Band 5 is increasingly likely. (Image source: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi Mi Band 5 Pro named in activity tracker settings screenshot

There has been another reference to a Xiaomi Mi Band 5 Pro activity tracker discovered recently. A Pro variant of the wearable was already rumored due to it being mentioned in app code, and now it has been spotted again as “Kongmi...
Daniel R Deakin, Thu, 02 Jul 2020 02:31:00 +0200
Oppo Find X2 Lite smartphone review

82% Oppo Find X2 Lite smartphone review - Solid mid-ranger with weak haptics

Haptics as dealbreaker? The Find X2 Lite, like its Find X2 Neo sibling model, is powered by a Snapdragon 765G, but at a current price of 440 Euros (~$495), it is clearly cheaper. The Lite variant's otherwise watered-down interior is also visible on the outside, since Oppo uses a lot of plastic instead of glass in the Find X2 Lite.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G | Qualcomm Adreno 620 | 6.4" | 180 g
Marcus Herbrich, Thu, 02 Jul 2020 01:03:00 +0200
The Samsung Galaxy A31. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung India issues a price cut for the Galaxy A31

Samsung launched the quad-camera Galaxy A31 less than a month ago (in June 2020). Nevertheless, the phone is getting a discount already. It is now INR 1000 less than its original price, which brings it down to the equivalent of US...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Thu, 02 Jul 2020 00:11:00 +0200
Jul 1
The PS5 pre-orders could go live on July 13. (Image source: PlayStation)

Rumor | PS5 price, release date, and pre-order information to be revealed all on the same July day

There could be a very big day coming soon for PS5 fans according to a source on Twitter. It is alleged that Sony will reveal the price, release date, and pre-order information for the next-gen console all on the same day in July. ...
Daniel R Deakin, Wed, 01 Jul 2020 23:25:00 +0200
Apple may consider continuing with the A13 Bionic in the 2021 iPhone SE.

2021 iPhone SE may see Apple continuing with the A13 Bionic SoC and an iPhone 8-esque design

The 2021 iPhone SE might continue sporting the same A13 Bionic SoC as the current iteration, according to information from known leaker Mauri QHD. This makes perfect sense as the A13 is a pretty powerful chip and gets hardly pushe...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Wed, 01 Jul 2020 23:22:00 +0200
The NanoPi NEO3 measures just 48 x 48 mm. (Image source: FriendlyELEC)

FriendlyELEC NanoPi NEO3: A tiny Raspberry Pi competitor that packs plenty of features

The NanoPi NEO3 is another small single-board computer (SBC) produced by FriendlyELEC. The NEO3 includes a quad-core ARM processor, up to 2 GB of RAM, Gigabit Ethernet and a microSD card reader.
Alex Alderson, Wed, 01 Jul 2020 23:10:00 +0200
The Galaxy Note20 Ultra in Mystic Ultra. (Image source: Samsung via @MaxWinebach)

Samsung "leaks" the Galaxy Note20 Ultra in Mystic Bronze; periscope camera, a curved display and a redesigned S Pen are all headed to the August-bound flagship

The first official images of the Galaxy Note20 series have appeared online, supposedly accidentally uploaded by Samsung. Pictured in Mystic Bronze, the Note20 Ultra appears to feature a periscope camera, along with two other lense...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 01 Jul 2020 23:06:00 +0200
The Poco M2 Pro may akin look like this. (Source: Xiaomi)

Redmi Note 9 Pro doppelganger? Poco M2 Pro surfaces on Geekbench ahead of July 7 launch

Poco's next phone will be the Poco M2 Pro. The company seems to be continuing the trend of offering rebadged Redmi phones in its lineup, and new information indicates that the Poco M2 Pro, slated for a July 7 launch, may just be a...
Ricci Rox, Wed, 01 Jul 2020 23:03:00 +0200
The Nintendo 3DS. (Source: Nintendo)

Nintendo 3DS bugs are no longer eligible for the HackerOne program

Nintendo had been promoting the security of its 3DS and Switch devices by soliciting bug reports through HackerOne's bounty initiative. Here, users are incentivized to find such discrepancies with financial rewards. However, the h...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Wed, 01 Jul 2020 23:01:00 +0200
The OnePlus Nord is a spiritual successor to the OnePlus X, of sorts. (Image source: OnePlus via XDA Developers)

OnePlus Nord pre-orders sell out almost immediately amid complaints from fans; Snapdragon 765G, 5G and a flagship-level camera confirmed for under US$500

Initial pre-orders for the OnePlus Nord went live today, the first of three pre-order events hosted by OnePlus. Fans of the company do not seem too happy about how quickly units were snapped up though, with stock levels apparently...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 01 Jul 2020 22:55:00 +0200
The new Vizio OLED 4K TVs were launched on June 30. (Image source: Vizio)

Vizio OLED 4K TVs announced: Competitively priced 55-inch and 65-inch models with a ProGaming Engine featuring VRR support and HDMI 2.1

Vizio has unveiled its 2021 TV Collection that includes two OLED 4K TVs that should appeal to future owners of next-gen consoles. The 55-inch and 65-inch Vizio OLED 4K TVs feature the company’s ProGaming Engine and HDMI 2.1 suppor...
Daniel R Deakin, Wed, 01 Jul 2020 22:02:00 +0200
The new Xiaomi XiaoAI Portable Speaker can be operated via single voice commands. (Image source: Banggood)

Xiaomi XiaoAI Portable Speaker: Built-in AI and 2 W of power in a compact square form for 49 yuan (US$7) or US$19.99 from Banggood

Xiaomi has released a new XiaoAI Portable Speaker via Youpin that can also be ordered from Banggood for international customers. The mini Bluetooth speaker has a power rating of 2 W and is being offered to domestic shoppers for 49...
Daniel R Deakin, Wed, 01 Jul 2020 21:08:00 +0200
Xiaomi has announced that MIUI 12 is coming to a broader audience for devices on Round 1 of its release schedule. (Image source: Xiaomi)

MIUI 12 full release for the Mi 9, Mi 9T, Mi 9T Pro, Redmi K20 and Redmi K20 Pro is "now starting to kick in", Xiaomi confirms

The release of MIUI 12 for the Mi 9T Pro, Mi 9T, Mi 9, Redmi K20 and Redmi K20 Pro is "now starting to kick in", according to Xiaomi. The statement, tweeted to its hundreds of thousands of followers on Twitter, appears to signal t...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 01 Jul 2020 20:38:00 +0200
The Noctua Louqe NH-L12 Ghost S1 edition. (Source: Noctua)

Noctua partners with Louqe to launch a new Ghost S1 edition of the NH-L12 cooler

The NH-L12 is a cooler that, according to its maker Austria-based Noctua, offers many advantages for compact PC builds. However, it did not completely fit in the Ghost S1 case by the Swedish company Louqe. Therefore, the 2 firms h...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Wed, 01 Jul 2020 19:56:00 +0200
A diagram based on the new Samsung patent. (Source: LetsGoDigital)

Samsung's next-gen foldables may have equally flexible batteries

A new patent added to the World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO) database shows that Samsung has developed a foldable battery to power phones of the same nature. It is constructed of layers in a way that allows one of its cells...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Wed, 01 Jul 2020 19:10:00 +0200
Google could have two pieces of hardware up its sleeve for next week's Smart Home Summit. (Image source: Google via 9to5Google)

Google Smart Home Summit: Android TV "Sabrina" streaming stick and Nest-branded "Prince" speaker expected to launch at July 8 event

Google has put a new event in its calendar. Called the Works With "Hey Google" Smart Home Summit, the event will commence on July 8. The company is expected to announce hardware at the summit, with its rumoured Android TV "Sabrina...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 01 Jul 2020 18:47:00 +0200
Microsoft launched the Surface Pro X last year. (Image source: Wired.jp)

Geekbench lists possible upgraded Microsoft Surface Pro X with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Plus and 16 GB of RAM

Geekbench has presented a possible upgraded Microsoft Surface Pro X. Paired with 16 GB of RAM, the device appears to be based on Qualcomm's upcoming Snapdragon 8cx Plus chipset. The mystery device is running Windows 10 Enterprise ...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 01 Jul 2020 18:44:00 +0200

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