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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4: What we want from the new foldable

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 is likely to launch alongside the Galaxy Z Flip 4 toward the end of 2022. Here’s what we want to see on the upcoming foldable.
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Leaked press render shows the Moto G Stylus 2022 from every angle

As the moon follows the sun so 2022 will follow 2021 when it comes to Motorola’s Moto G Stylus series. We’ve already seen some leaked renders of the Moto G Stylus 2022 back in December, and now we can feast our eyes on a new colorway and a promo video. Thanks to 91Mobile, we have […]

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Check out the first camera samples from the OnePlus 10 Pro

The OnePlus 10 Pro drip-feed continues with the latest drop showing off the smartphone’s camera abilities ahead of the January 11th launch date. This time around it seems that we’ll see tangible signs of the ongoing partnership between OnePlus and Hasselblad which includes a second-generation Pro Mode. The OnePlus 10 Pro will be the brands’ […]

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Are MediaTek and Qualcomm feeling pressure from in-house chips?

Should Qualcomm and MediaTek be worried about smartphone companies designing their custom chipsets to offer a personalized experience to users?
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Some Facebook moderators can work from home following protests

Meta's in-house staff won't have to return to the office for months, but some of its contracted workers are only now getting a similar reprieve. BuzzFeed News has learned subcontractor Accenture has scrapped a requirement that hundreds of Facebook moderators return to in-person work in Mountain View, California on January 24th. The original plan, provided to moderators in late December, would have forced roughly 400 people to work in close proximity while COVID-19's highly infectious Omicron variant is likely to still be rampant.

The announcement led to public and private protests over the decision, including "nearly a dozen" threats to resign, BuzzFeed said. The moderators said it was impossible to maintain Accenture's social distancing requirements given tightly packed offices, closed stairwells, and poor enforcement, and that the company didn't provide exemptions for immunocompromised workers or vulnerable family members.

An Accenture spokesperson confirmed that moderators working from home "should continue to do so" based on COVID-19 health data, and claimed the company worked "collaboratively" to accommodate individuals in compliance with the law. Meta, meanwhile, said it would "continue to prioritize" the health and safety of all workers. Meta's own employees can defer returns to the office to as late as June.

These concerns aren't strictly new. Moderators accused Meta (then Facebook) in 2020 of putting lives at risk by asking some contractors to work from the office even when family members were highly vulnerable. Meta disputed some of the claims at the time, but not all. This also comes after a $ 52 million settlement with moderators who said they developed PTSD and other mental health issues while screening harmful material. However, this latest incident suggests Meta still hasn't shaken concerns about the welfare of its moderation teams.

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Apple Watch SE 2: What we want to see from the next budget Apple watch

Apple is expected to release a rugged Apple Watch and Watch SE 2 alongside the Series 8 in 2022
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Best Cyber Monday deals 2021: 215+ deals from $25

We help you plan for and shop the best Cyber Monday deals for a wide variety of products.
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Amazon one-day sale knocks up to 30 percent off storage from SanDisk and Lexar

Those looking for new portable drives, SD cards and other storage gadgets have a bunch of discounted items to choose from today. Amazon has a one-day sale that knocks up to 25 percent off drives from Western Digital and up to 30 percent off microSD cards, thumb drives and more from SanDisk, Lexar and other brands. While we'll likely see discounts tomorrow during Black Friday proper as well, most of the devices in these sales have lower prices for today only.

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Some highlights in the drive sale are the SanDisk Extreme portable drive in 2TB, which is 60 percent off and down to $ 185, plus the Crucial X6 in 2TB and the SanDisk Ultra NAND SSD in 4TB, which are down to $ 143 and $ 300 respectively. The SanDisk Extreme portable drive is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, and it's pretty durable thanks to its IP55-rated design with two-meter drop protection. It also has optional password protection, 256‐bit AES hardware encryption and up to 1,050 MB/s read and up to 1,000 MB/s write speed. Crucial's X6 is also quite compact, with read speeds up to 540 MB/s and a shock and vibration-proof design.

Buy SanDisk Extreme (2TB) at Amazon – $ 185Buy Crucial X6 (2TB) at Amazon – $ 143Buy SanDisk Ultra SSD (4TB) at Amazon – $ 300

Either of those would make good portable drives for most people, while the SanDisk Ultra NAND SSD is better for anyone looking to upgrade their computer's internal storage. It supports sequential read speeds of up to 560 MB/s and sequential write speeds of up to 530 MB/s, and when half off like it is today, it's a great choice for PC gamers looking to add a speedy SSD to their setup.

Highlights in the other memory sale include a number of Nintendo Switch-compatible microSD cards and some Lexar Professional SD cards. You can grab an officially licensed 256GB SanDisk microSD card for the Switch for $ 37, or 31 percent off, but if you're looking for the most storage possible, we recommend Lexar's 1TB Play microSD card, which is down to a record low of $ 128. And photographers and videographers may want to pick up one of Lexar's Professional 2000x SD cards to add to their gear while the 64GB model is on sale for $ 60 and the 128GB card is down to $ 100.

Buy SanDisk microSD card (256GB) at Amazon – $ 37Buy Lexar Play microSD card (1TB) at Amazon – $ 128Buy Lexar Professional SD card (64GB) at Amazon – $ 60Buy Lexar Professional SD card (128GB) at Amazon – $ 100

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Qualcomm drops its own name from new chips in favor of ‘Snapdragon’ alone

Qualcomm leads the smartphone chip market, but that’s come despite a confusing naming convention. Moving forward, Snapdragon is all you’ll need to know.
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How far away are we from 5G home internet becoming mainstream?

The promise of 5G home internet still hasn’t been realized for most Americans. We looked into how long it’ll take for it to become a mainstream option.
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Crypto scammers stole $500K from wallets using targeted Google Ads

Scammers used a new type of phishing campaign, which doesn't use emails, to steal around $ 500,000 worth of cryptocurrency from wallets this past weekend alone. According to Check Point Research, those bad actors purchased Google Ads placements for their fraudulent websites that imitate popular wallets, such as Phantom App and MetaMask. The malicious websites have URLs close to the original's, such as "phantonn.app" — the real service's URL is "phantom.app" — with designs also copied from the real deal. 

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The scammers will then steal the victim's passphrase if they visit the fake website and type it in. If the victim uses the fake website to create a new wallet, they will be given the attacker's secret recovery phrase. In the event that they use the recovery phrase to log in, they'll actually be logging into the bad actor's account, and any fund transferred to it will go to the scammer. For MetaMask, in particular, the fake website has the option to import an existing wallet. Since doing so requires a seed phrase, the scammers will also get access to it. 

As Check Point Research explains, the Phantom App and MetaMask are some of the most popular wallets for Solana and Ethereum. It cross-referenced Reddit forums to come to the conclusion that around half a million dollars were stolen last weekend alone, and it found 11 compromised wallet accounts containing crypto worth between $ 1,000 and $ 10,000. The scammers had already withdrawn funds from those wallets before CPR found them. 

CPR says scamming groups are now bidding on keywords on Google Ads, which is a testament to how effective the method is. It's now advising users to examine the wallet's URL closely and to skip Google Ads results altogether so as not to unknowingly fall for the scam.

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Netflix Gaming is coming to Android devices from Nov 3rd

With Stadia, GeForce Now, Xbox Game Pass, Luna, and Steam, to name just a few gaming libraries, you may have been thinking that one more option could be the one for you. If so, you’ll be glad to learn that Netflix Gaming is coming to Android devices from tomorrow (November 3rd) with no ads or […]

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Google and Roku’s ongoing feud could result in the removal of the YouTube app from December 9th

It’s a few months since Google and Roku’s spat about YouTube TV became public, and now it seems that access to another of the search giant’s apps is also on the line. This time it’s the turn of the YouTube app which could be removed from Roku on December 9th thanks to it and Google […]

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The Pixel 6 and 6 Pro are laid bare in a massive leak from a UK retailer

Google may have finally confirmed the October 19th launch date for the Pixel 6 series but that doesn’t mean that the leaks have to stop. Indeed, a UK retailer prematurely posted the listing pages for both the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro over the weekend, revealing and confirming almost everything you might want to […]

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One crucial element stops the Casio Edifice EQB-1100 from taking on a G-Shock

The Casio Edifice EQB-1100’s cool chronograph watch looks makes it a tempting alternative to a connected G-Shock, but can the Bluetooth tech compete?
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JAXA shows the sub-surface samples it collected from asteroid Ryugu

Shortly after Japan's Hayabusa2 probe returned to Earth, JAXA showed off some of the samples it collected from asteroid Ryugu. Those rocks came from the “A” chamber of the probe’s sample capsule, which means they were collected during the mission’s f…
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[Deal] Grab an ultra-thin case from Totallee for just $5

If you’ve bought a phone for someone (or for yourself) this festive season then you might want to grab a case to keep it in pristine condition to accompany it. If so, there’s no need to break the bank because Totallee has reduced the cost of any non-iPhone 12 cases down to just five bucks. […]

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Voyager probes detect a new form of cosmic ray burst from the Sun

The Voyager probes are still contributing to science over 40 years later and billions of miles from home. Researchers have detected a new form of cosmic ray electron burst using instruments aboard Voyager 1 and 2. Coronal mass ejections from the Sun…
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[Deal] Save up to 60% on Glorious PC gaming peripherals from Midnight (ET)

Once feared to be heading for oblivion when faced with gaming consoles such as the Xbox and the PlayStation, PC gaming has stood the test of time and is more popular than ever. Those in the know will already be familiar with the Glorious brand of PC gaming accessories, but if you are only just […]

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[Deal] Grab the Eufy RoboVac 35C for just $149.99 from Target

We’ve got another robot vacuum deal for you today in the form of the RoboVac 35C from Eufy that will both increase your relaxation time and save you $ 150. This means you are getting a smart vacuum that can be controlled via an app on your smartphone for half its regular price from Target. Able […]

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[Deal] Save $400 on the unlocked Moto Razr 5G from Motorola and Best Buy

The first-generation Moto Razr foldable may not have been the hit out of the park that Motorola would have liked, but the follow-up has shown that the smartphone company is capable of learning from its mistakes. The Moto Razr 5G features better quality building materials, an improved processor with more capable cameras, and includes 5G […]

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The Pixel 4a 5G goes on sale in the US from $299

If the Pixel 4a was almost the right phone for you but a little small and the Pixel 5 too pricey, perhaps the Pixel 4a 5G is the phone you need. Sporting a 6.2-inch OLED display and powered by the Snapdragon 765 processor, the Pixel 4a 5G is now on sale for $ 499, although you […]

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[Deal] You can pick up the TCL 10 5G UW from Verizon for just $120

If the Pixel 4a 5G is a tad expensive for your tastes, we’ve got what could be the cheapest way to buy a new 5G smartphone in the US in the form of the TCL 10 5G UW from Verizon for a grand total of $ 120. This means you save $ 280 on a phone with […]

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And there’s even more bad news for Google Photos as Google rips the silver lining from future Pixel buyers

Remember when Google announced yesterday that it was pulling the free unlimited high-quality tier from Google Photos on June 1st, 2021? And current and future Pixel owners were like, well that’s one more reason to buy a Pixel? Well, they may have been both right and wrong at the same time. Anyone who buys a […]

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Microsoft might bring resizable Android apps to Windows 10 from your phone

Microsoft gave up on Windows Phone, but lately we’ve seen a hard pivot into turning Android as the mobile companion to Windows 10. Every couple months it seems like we get a new feature teased that makes your smartphone and computer sync up a little bit better. Windows 10 Android apps The latest tease comes […]

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Virgin Galactic’s first spaceflight from Spaceport America will launch soon

Virgin Galactic started preparing for the first spaceflight out of its new Spaceport America HQ in New Mexico last month. Back then, the aerospace company only said that its flight planning window will open on October 22nd, but it didn’t give a more…
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Tesla Tequila goes from April Fools joke to $250-per-bottle reality

With an awkward meeting of cars and alcohol consumption, Tesla is actually going to release branded liquor. Tesla Tequila is available to order now on its site, offering “an exclusive, small-batch premium 100% de agave tequila añejo” for $ 250.As with…
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California votes to strip employee protections from Uber and Lyft drivers

Uber and other ride-hailing and delivery companies in California have prevailed in a $ 220 million dollar gambit to keep workers as independent contractors. Proposition 22, a side ballot to overturn a California law that made drivers full employees, p…
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UK will ban mobile carriers from selling locked handsets in 2021

Mobile operators in the UK will be banned from selling smartphones locked to their networks, according to the regulator Ofcom (via the BBC). The rule will take effect starting in December 2021 and affect companies that still sell locked handsets, spe…
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Google Assistant will play podcasts from third-party services like Spotify

You might not have to depend on Google Podcasts if you’re asking Assistant to play your favorite serialized audio show. Android Police and its readers have discovered that Google is adding support for third-party podcast services, starting with Spoti…
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Cloud leak exposed sensitive data from over 200,000 voicemails

Some data leaks contain more sensitive info than most. Security researcher Bob Diachenko and Comparitech discovered (via Threatpost) that Broadvoice, a cloud VoIP provider for businesses, left over 350 million records exposed online in an unprotected…
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These are the optimized games available for the Xbox Series X/S from November 10

Microsoft’s new Series X and S Xbox gaming consoles are officially going on sale on November 10th, which means those of us who placed pre-orders back in September should hopefully be getting our grubby paws on the new distractions on the very same day. More powerful and capable than their predecessors, the Series X and […]

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Is it worth upgrading from the OnePlus 8 to the new OnePlus 8T?

So, you have the OnePlus 8 that launched around 6 months ago and you’ve just seen its successor announced during the online-only event. While in Europe and the UK we are getting both an 8GB/128GB and 12/256GB variants, the US is restricted to buying the top-of-the-range 12/256GB model for $ 749. Both the OP8 and the […]

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The LG Wing goes up for pre-order from Verizon this week for $999

In a world where foldable smartphones are fast becoming a ‘thing’, LG’s Explorer Program has led it down a different path that has culminated in the Wing, a phone with a secondary display that swivels to produce a ‘T’ shape. Powered by the popular Snapdragon 765G processor with 5G connectivity and gimbal camera technology, Verizon […]

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Android 12 will make it easier to install apps from third-party stores

When Google releases Android 12 sometime next year, the company says it will make it easier for Android users to install new software through third-party app stores on their devices. Google said it's making the change in response to developer feedbac…
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[Deal] Save 20% when pre-ordering an ultra-thin Pixel 5 case from Totallee

Google is unveiling the Pixel 5 on September 30th but if you’ve taken a read of the leaks and rumors and are chomping at the bit to hit the purchase button, you may want to buy a case for it as well. Luckily, Totallee has already launched a couple of ultra-thin cases for the Pixel […]

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Avantree Aria Me review: Personalized and comfortable headphones for working from home

Tons of people are having to work from home these days, and that situation is inevitably going to need headphones and microphones in some circumstances. With that in mind, Avantree reached out to have us review the Avantree Aria Me headphones, which they’re touting as some of the best headphones for working from home. These […]

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Here’s how to stream games from your own Xbox One to an Android phone

Microsoft has been testing out the ability to stream games from your Xbox to your smartphone, which is slightly different from the newly expanded Game Pass streaming; this relies on hardware you own at home instead of streaming from the cloud. That Console Streaming is expanding today with the newly updated Android app which should […]

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The US ban on TikTok and WeChat from app stores begins September 20th

As per the Executive Order signed by the US President on August 6th, September 20th will see the TikTok and WeChat apps banned from app stores in the United States. The move will prevent users from downloading or updating the two apps from Google’s and Apple’s respective app stores from Sunday onwards. According to the […]

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You can now buy individual TicPods ANC earbuds and charger cases from Mobvoi

Earbuds are great until you step off the underground tube and one falls out of your ear on to the tracks where it’s pretty much lost forever. You are then faced with the choice of soldiering on with a single earbud, buying the same set in its entirety, or perhaps switching to a different brand […]

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Rocket Lab gains FAA approval to launch satellites from US soil

Rocket Lab is on a roll this week. After successfully returning to launch following a failure in July, the company announced that it has received FAA clearance to launch small satellites from its Electron rockets in the US. So far, all its missions h…
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Watch the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 live stream here from 10 AM ET

Samsung announced its new Galaxy Note 20 Series of smartphones on August 5th during a virtual Unpacked event, and although the Galaxy Fold’s successor was mentioned, it was more of a teaser with a couple of press renders thrown in to whet the appetite of anticipatory fans. Today’s Unpacked 2 event is entirely focused on […]

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SpaceX makes first polar orbit launch from Florida in ‘decades’

While SpaceX didn’t pull off a doubleheader Sunday launch like it planned, the company still managed a rare feat. Instead of launching eastward like every other Cape Canaveral rocket, the Falcon 9 headed south toward Cuba, close to populated areas on…
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‘Company of Heroes’ set to invade Android and iOS devices from September 10th

It’s a game that I remember fondly when it first stormed the beaches on PC, and now Company of Heroes is set to assault the smartphone gaming segment on September 10th. Feral Interactive is bringing the blockbuster PC game to Android and iOS devices with perhaps the most exciting news being that it will be […]

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After Fortnite is removed from Apple and Google’s app stores, an Epic lawsuit is launched

It was a relatively slow week in the tech world until Epic Games came along with its Mega Drop 20% discount that passed along the saving on V-Bucks and real-money offers to players that chose to pay via Epic Direct payments. Those who chose to pay with Apple Pay or Google Pay were left to […]

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Microsoft’s Surface Duo is official and you’ll be able to pre-order it from today onwards for $1,399

We’ve just reported how confusion over time-zones may have caused Microsoft to accidentally post a blog detailing the launch date and pricing of its dual-screened Surface Duo, and now the company has filled in pretty much all the gaps in respect of hardware and when you can pre-order the device. We already know that the […]

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Chrome test could discourage websites from abusing push notifications

Google is continuing its war against annoying website notifications. TheWindowsClub has discovered that Google will test a feature that sets an expiration time for notification subscriptions. You’d have to enable the test, but it would let you decide…
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Microsoft migrates ‘Minecraft’ from Amazon Web Services to its own Azure

Being owned by Microsoft, you would think Minecraft developer Mojang would be all about using tools like Teams and Office. But when it comes to some of its online infrastructure, the studio has been using the platform of one of Microsoft’s main compe…
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Twitter has apparently disabled tweets from verified accounts

In an effort to prevent more hacked accounts from posting crypto scams, Twitter has apparently chosen to disable tweets from verified accounts. Though the company has not yet confirmed this to us, Engadget staffers are experiencing this with our own…
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Hitting the Books: What astronauts can learn from nuclear submariners

We’ve dreamt of colonizing the stars since our first tenuous steps across the moon, yet fifty years after the Apollo 11 mission, the prospect of living and working beyond the bounds of Earth remains tantalizingly out of reach. In his latest book, Spa…
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