iPhone 12 and 12 Pro: Apple’s latest get 5G, ‘ceramic shield,’ MagSafe magnets

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Apple’s new iPhone 12 — including its premium Pro model, pictured here — pack in 5G connectivity.


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Apple’s iPhones just got a lot faster. During its virtual event Tuesday, the company unveiled its iPhone 12 lineup — and all four new devices come with 5G, including the ultra-fast millimeter wave version. The company’s 5.4-inch iPhone 12 Mini, 6.1-inch iPhone 12, 6.1-inch iPhone 12 Pro and 6.7-inch iPhone 12 Max pack in some of the biggest advances Apple has made in years. 

The two middle phones go on sale next week (preorders begin this Friday), while the Mini and Max arrive in mid-November. The starting prices range from $699 for the Mini — making it one of the cheapest premium 5G phones on the

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Apple’s latest get 5G, ‘ceramic shield,’ MagSafe magnets

Apple’s iPhones just got a lot faster. During its virtual event Tuesday, the company unveiled its iPhone 12 lineup — and all four new devices come with 5G, including the ultra-fast millimeter wave version. The company’s 5.4-inch iPhone 12 Mini, 6.1-inch iPhone 12, 6.1-inch iPhone 12 Pro and 6.7-inch iPhone 12 Max pack in some of the biggest advances Apple has made in years. 



logo: Apple's new iPhone 12 -- including its premium Pro model, pictured here -- pack in 5G connectivity. Apple; screenshot by CNET


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Apple’s new iPhone 12 — including its premium Pro model, pictured here — pack in 5G connectivity. Apple; screenshot by CNET

The two middle phones go on sale next week (preorders begin this Friday), while the Mini and Max arrive in mid-November. The starting prices range from $699 for the Mini — making it one of the cheapest premium 5G phones on the market — to $1,099 for the Max. All international versions of the iPhone come

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You Will Be Able To Transfer Pokemon From Go To Sword And Shield By The End Of The Year

We learned a lot of new details about Pokemon Sword and Shield’s upcoming Crown Tundra expansion during The Pokemon Company’s latest presentation, but that wasn’t all that was discussed during the video. Near the end of the broadcast, the company also reconfirmed that Pokemon Go compatibility is coming to Pokemon Home before the year is up, which means you’ll soon be able to move monsters you’ve caught in the mobile game into Sword and Shield.

The Pokemon Company didn’t pin down exactly when this compatibility will go live, but it did confirm that it’s coming before the end of 2020. Once it’s added, you’ll be able to transfer Pokemon you’ve caught in Pokemon Go directly to Pokemon Home, and from there into Sword or Shield (if that Pokemon appears in the Galar Pokedex). Previously, the only way to transfer Pokemon from Go to Home was through Let’s Go, Pikachu or

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You’ll Be Able To Transfer From Pokemon Go To Sword And Shield By The End Of The Year

We learned a ton of new details about Pokemon Sword and Shield’s Crown Tundra expansion during The Pokemon Company’s latest video presentation, but that wasn’t all that was discussed during the broadcast. Near the end of the video, the company also reconfirmed that Pokemon Go compatibility is coming to Pokemon Home before the year is up, which means you’ll soon be able to move monsters you’ve caught in the mobile game into Sword and Shield.

The Pokemon Company didn’t pin down exactly when this compatibility will go live, but it did confirm that it’s coming before the end of 2020. Once it’s added, you’ll be able to transfer Pokemon you’ve caught in Pokemon Go directly to Pokemon Home, and from there into Sword or Shield (if that Pokemon appears in the Galar Pokedex). Previously, the only way to transfer Pokemon from Go to Home was through Let’s Go, Pikachu or

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You’ll Be Able To Transfer Pokemon From Go To Sword And Shield This Year

We learned a ton of new details about Pokemon Sword and Shield’s upcoming DLC expansion, The Crown Tundra, during The Pokemon Company’s latest video presentation, but that wasn’t all that was discussed during the broadcast. Near the end of the video, the company also reconfirmed that Pokemon Go compatibility will be added to the Pokemon Home service before the year is up.

The Pokemon Company didn’t pin down exactly when this compatibility will go live, but it did reconfirm that it’s coming before the end of 2020. Once it’s added, you’ll be able to transfer Pokemon you’ve caught in Pokemon Go directly to Pokemon Home, which means you can then bring them over into Sword or Shield (if that Pokemon appears in the Galar Pokedex).

The Pokemon Company hasn’t detailed how this transfer process will work, but there are a few caveats. First, the company notes that “certain special Pokemon”

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You’ll Be Able To Transfer From Pokemon Go To Sword And Shield Soon

The Pokemon Company shared a ton of new details about Sword and Shield’s next DLC expansion, The Crown Tundra, during its latest video presentation, but that wasn’t all that was discussed during the broadcast. Near the end of the video, the company also confirmed that Pokemon Go compatibility is coming to Pokemon Home before the year is up.

The Pokemon Company didn’t pin down exactly when this compatibility will go live, but it did reconfirm that it’s coming before the end of 2020. Once it’s added, you’ll be able to transfer Pokemon you’ve caught in Pokemon Go directly to Pokemon Home, which means you can then bring them over into Sword or Shield (if that Pokemon appears in the Galar Pokedex).

The Pokemon Company hasn’t detailed how this transfer process will work, but there are a few caveats. First, the company notes that “certain special Pokemon” aren’t transferrable. This presumably

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We need to shield the US space program from election cycle chaos

Space exploration is a long-term endeavor. It takes many years and boatloads of money to get a single spacecraft off the ground and out of Earth’s atmosphere. Getting it to destinations outside the planet’s orbit is even trickier. And if the plan is to send humans along for the ride, you can expect development to take longer than most US presidential terms.

That’s a problem, given that the executive office is in charge of shaping the US space program and its overall goals: when different administrations have different ideas on what to prioritize, the space program faces whiplash that creates chaos and slows projects down. In just this century, NASA has seen its focus shift from the moon to Mars and back to the moon. In 2005, President Bush said we were gearing up to go to the moon with the Constellation program. In 2010, President Obama said we were

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You Will Soon Be Able To Transfer Pokemon From Go To Sword And Shield

The Pokemon Company shared some new details about Sword and Shield’s next DLC expansion, The Crown Tundra, during this week’s livestream, but that wasn’t all that was discussed during the broadcast. Near the end of the presentation, the company also confirmed that Pokemon Go compatibility will be added to Pokemon Home before the year is up.

The Pokemon Company didn’t pin down exactly when this compatibility will go live, but it did reconfirm that it’s coming before the end of 2020. Once it’s added, you’ll be able to transfer Pokemon you’ve caught in Pokemon Go directly to Pokemon Home, which means you can then bring them over into Sword or Shield (if that Pokemon appears in the Galar Pokedex).

The Pokemon Company hasn’t detailed how this transfer process will work, but there are a few caveats. First, the company notes that “certain special Pokemon” aren’t transferrable. This presumably applies to

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Galarian Slowking Revealed For Pokemon Sword And Shield

We got another look at Pokemon Sword and Shield’s second DLC expansion, The Crown Tundra, during the Pokemon livestream earlier this week. On top of revealing the DLC’s release date, the stream gave us our first glimpse at another new regional variant making its debut in the expansion: Galarian Slowking.

Much like Galarian Slowbro, which was introduced in the previous Isle of Armor DLC, Galarian Slowking is a dual Poison/Psychic type. Standard Slowpoke can evolve into either Slowbro or Slowking, and it appears that remains the case for these Galarian variants. Although The Pokemon Company didn’t yet detail how to evolve the Pokemon, it notes on the games’ official website that the evolution is triggered when “a Shellder bite set off a reaction between the chemicals secreted by Galarian Slowpoke’s brain and the spices inside its body.”

Galarian Slowking
Galarian Slowking

Galarian Slowking is classified as the Hexpert Pokemon, and it’s said

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You’ll Soon Be Able To Transfer Pokemon From Go To Sword And Shield

The Pokemon Company shared some new details about Sword and Shield’s next DLC expansion, The Crown Tundra, during this week’s livestream, but that wasn’t all that was discussed during the broadcast. Near the end of the presentation, the company also confirmed that Pokemon Go compatibility will be added to Pokemon Home before the year is up.

The Pokemon Company didn’t pin down exactly when this compatibility will go live, but it did reconfirm that it’s coming before the end of 2020. Once it’s added, you’ll be able to transfer Pokemon you’ve caught in Pokemon Go directly to Pokemon Home, which means you can then bring them over into Sword or Shield (if that Pokemon appears in the Galar Pokedex).

The Pokemon Company hasn’t detailed how this transfer process will work, but there are a few caveats. First, the company notes that “certain special Pokemon” aren’t transferrable. This presumably applies to

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