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YouTube videos drop in quality with “unprecedented situation” around Covid-19

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YouTube has recently announced that many users will see a drop in video quality as the video streaming giant responds to the COVID-19 pandemic.

However not all is lost, they will be setting the quality by default to standard definition and users will have the option to up to higher frame rates if they choose.

Over the last few weeks, traffic on YouTube has surged due to more people being housebound and unable to go to work or meet with friends and family.

In a statement to Bloomberg Google said:

“We continue to work closely with governments and network operators around the globe to do our part to minimize stress on the system during this unprecedented situation,”

Google said in a statement

Over the coming weeks, Updater News predicts other streaming services will follow through and fall in line with this decision also.

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Apple Airpower “isn’t dead” according to reliable sources

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So remember when Apple was going to release the new revolutionary Airpower? Well according to a new leak, it may be back on!

On March 22md tech YouTuber Jon Prosser tweeted the following

Some of you will be wondering how trustworthy this leak is, well Jon has given it five toilet rolls meaning this source has been reliable in the past.

Of course, we cannot say for sure if it will be back given the issues they had with the first version regarding overheating. However, with developments being made daily at these large tech firms, it is safe to say they have most likely left the product on the review pile for future releases.

What do you think about Airpower? Do you think it is worth it? Tweet us your thoughts at @updater_tech.

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Samsung Odyssey VR Headset leaked images and rumours

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Samsung has recently filed new patents for their new VR headset that could be released later this year. The images found showcase the new bug-like design which looks very futuristic.

However, with these images, we found some further ones that could lead us to believe there will be an updated Odyssey headset as well.

Samsung Odyssey VR Headset

These images clearly show a Samsung device with headphones and a fully adjustable head strap just like the Odyssey and have new features over the previous version.

Samsung Odyssey VR Headset

We have also seen the following renders in with the pattern hinting at a new VR headset design that looks very bug-like.

So what do you think about these leaks? Is Samsung planning a new Odyssey headset? Get in touch via Twitter and Instagram.

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Could this be the new Google Pixel 5?

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YouTuber “Front Page Tech” has released photos in one of their latest videos that shows an alleged Google Pixel 5 phone 9 months before they are set to announce it.

Google release phones around October every year, with their Pixel 4 just being released the company will clearly be focusing on the next new model.

This is where Jon comes in, and shows the world this new design. We have to say, we are not fans!

Photo from Front Page Tech

Jon Prosser from the YouTube channel “Front Page Tech” has mentioned that this may not be the final model as Google does normally produce 3 different versions to pitch to the higher-ups.

However, even if this is just one of those suggestions, it leads you to wonder what the others will look like as this seems to be a very brave move for the company.

This design although inticing may not be the final version and even if it is, has Google been to brave on their styling for customers to buy it.

So when will this phone be released? Well, Google normally releases the phone in October time however we are expecting a newer Google Pixel 4a in roughly 3 months time as well.

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