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Xiaomi’s Snapdragon 888-powered Mi 11 is official with a 120Hz OLED display and 108MP main camera

Having promised to be the first smartphone brand to launch a Snapdragon 888-powered flagship before the end of 2020, Xiaomi formally announced its Mi 11 handset in China with a couple of days to spare. Besides sporting the newest Qualcomm processor, the Mi 11 also boasts a big WQHD OLED display with a 120Hz refresh […]

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A Redditor is squeezing entire movies onto a single floppy disk

Sure, you can have an 8K TV displaying incredible visuals and a top-of-the-line sound system pumping out crystal-clear 22.2 channel audio. But why bother when you can fit an entire movie onto a floppy disk and use a custom VCR to play it?A Redditor n…
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Motorola confirms phones getting upgraded to Android 11 – kicks 2018 handsets to the curb

We’ve seen Samsung promise up to three years of OS upgrades to phones ranging as far back as the Galaxy S10, which is a huge improvement over its previous reputation as a brand that didn’t seem to care much about its customer’s needs. Seemingly ready to take up that particular mantle is Motorola whose list […]

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[Deal] Save at least 25% on these Aukey Accessories

There’s cutting it close and then there’s cutting it real close, and with less than three shopping days until Christmas, I’d say it’s closer to the latter than the former. It’s still not too late to grab a saving of at least 25% on a selection of Aukey accessories ranging from a dashcam, humidifier, LED […]

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Galaxy Buds Pro leak reveals in-ear design and presence of ANC, 3D spatial audio, and conversation detection

The Galaxy Beans or Galaxy Buds Live as Samsung prefers to call them, looks to be the singular model to feature the bean-like design with the soon-to-launch Galaxy Buds Pro returning to the in-ear design of the Galaxy Buds+. Ahead of the rumored January launch, a leak reveals pretty much everything about the new Buds […]

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Fossil preparing their first LTE Wear OS smartwatch

Fossil looks like they might be ready to dive into the LTE smartwatch market, according to an FCC filing. It doesn’t look like it’ll be a full Gen 6 upgrade, but if you’re looking for a solid smartwatch contender with a data connection, it might be your best bet. Fossil LTE smartwatch Despite Qualcomm announcing […]

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T-Mobile got caught overpromising how good their 5G network is

T-Mobile has been talking about their 5G network for a long time. Not only that, but they’ve really slammed their competition and tried to sell magenta 5G as being the best around. And, well, unfortunately for T-Mobile, that may not have been entirely accurate, and advertising agencies have taken notice. T-Mobile 5G mis-advertising T-Mobile was […]

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Tesla’s latest update turns your EV into a boombox

Your Tesla could soon broadcast your taste in music to the world — if you have the right car, at least. Electrek notes that Tesla has released its promised holiday update, and the centerpiece appears to be a Boombox mode that pumps media outside as l…
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[Deal] Buy the OnePlus 8T for $749 and get the T-Mobile OnePlus 7T thrown-in for an extra $99

Why buy one phone when for just $ 99 more you can get two? That’s the deal that OnePlus is offering through December 31st where you can buy the OnePlus 8T for $ 749 and get the T-Mobile OnePlus 7T bundled in for an extra $ 99. It’s a crazy, crazy deal that could make for a cheap […]

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Report: MediaTek takes over as world’s largest smartphone chipset vendor

Move over, Qualcomm: According to a new report from research firm Counterpoint, MediaTek has overtaken the San Diego-based chipmaker to become the world’s biggest vendor of smartphone chipsets by market share. While Qualcomm (understandably) held ont…
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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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Fox Sports used a Sony A7R IV to give NFL broadcasts a cinematic look

Fox Sports used a Sony A7R IV during a broadcast to give NFL fans a more intimate and cinematic experience, according to a tweet from NFL Network reporter Mike Garafolo and article by Sports Video Group (SVG). The relatively inexpensive rig was deplo…
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[Deal] Apple’s new Mac Mini (M1) is down to $639 at B&H

If, like me, you’ve read the reviews for Apple’s new Mac Mini that is powered by the M1 processor with unified RAM and put it on your list of things to buy, would a $ 60 saving on RRP tempt you into splashing the cash? If so, you’ve got until midnight to snag the M1-powered Mac […]

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Xiaomi will announce its Snapdragon 888-powered Mi 11 flagship on December 28th

December 28th may be cutting it close but it is still in 2020 so Xiaomi is set to keep its promise of launching the first Snapdragon 888-powered smartphone before the end of the year. The phone in question is the Mi 11, and it’s set to be unveiled in China in less than a week’s […]

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Lenovo Chromebook Flex 3i review: A likeable but flawed Chromebook

Google has massively evolved the Chrome OS platform and today’s Chromebooks support Android, Linux, and even Windows applications (at the time of writing, Windows support via Parallels emulation is only available for corporate customers). Customers can buy Chromebooks with different specifications, including size, form factor, and specification. All Chromebooks offer the same core Chrome OS […]

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GoDaddy phishing ‘test’ teased employees with a fake holiday bonus

They were promised a $ 650 holiday bonus from their company. It wasn’t an act of corporate goodwill, though, but a particularly tone deaf phishing test. And instead of extra cash, those who failed were assigned extra work. That’s what happened to arou…
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What to watch over the 2020 holidays

In a normal year, we'd say the holidays are a perfect time to kick back, relax and catch up on all the movies and TV you missed during the year. But given that many people have been stuck at home since March, with TV as a sole respite from the hellsc…
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1More true wireless earbuds review: Decent buds, but wait for a sale

If you’re in the market for truly wireless earbuds, you’ll almost have too many choices to pick from. Just about every major manufacturer has tried their hand at wireless buds, and tons of new and upcoming brands have put their hat in the ring, too. Today we’re testing out some affordable earbuds from 1More, a […]

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‘Cyberpunk 2077’ patch targets save file limits on PC, crashes on consoles

Another day, another patch for Cyberpunk 2077. The 1.06 hotfix is rolling out on PC and consoles (no word about Stadia, yet), and while console players will hopefully benefit from improved memory management that should reduce the game’s crashing (esp…
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Zoom may offer email to bolster its growing empire

Zoom was clearly one of the biggest tech winners of 2020 thanks to its easy video calls, and it now appears eager to translate that success elsewhere. The Information’s sources claim Zoom is developing an email service and considering a matching cale…
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Elon Musk says he tried to sell Tesla to Apple and Tim Cook snubbed him

Elon Musk apparently once tried to sell Tesla to Apple. Replying to a tweet about yesterday’s Reuters report on the Apple’s electric car ambitions, Musk said, “During the darkest days of the Model 3 program, I reached out to Tim Cook to discuss the p…
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Congress approves COVID-19 spending bill with contentious copyright measures

US Congress has finally passed a new spending bill with COVID-19 relief measures, which on the one hand is good news for many Americans. As often happens with crucial legislation, however, lawmakers tacked on some extra legislation, including a contr…
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Samsung’s Galaxy Chromebook 2 looks like its predecessor in leaked image

Samsung is apparently working on a follow-up to the Galaxy Chromebook it released earlier this year. And based on a photo leaked by Evan Blass (a.k.a. evleaks), it pretty much looks like its predecessor with some minor differences: Samsung has rearra…
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Nvidia and Intel used compromised SolarWinds software

Fallout from the SolarWinds hack continues to expand. A handful of major tech companies, including Nvidia and Intel, have joined the growing list of organizations affected by the unprecedented hack US officials have blamed on Russia. The Wall Street…
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Apple’s Watch Series 6 is 15-percent off at Amazon and Best Buy

Discounts on Apple’s latest products are pretty rare, and the Watch Series 6 is no exception. Normally, it costs at least $ 399, though we’ve seen small discounts at Apple and prices as low as around $ 350 on Amazon. Right now, however, you can grab th…
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Next up on Google’s kill list is Android Things

Having killed off Google Play Music and preparing to kick Cloud Print to the curb by December 31st, Google has found time to announce the upcoming demise of Android Things, its lightweight OS for smart displays and speakers that launched as Brillo back in 2015. Google will begin shutting down Android Things from January 5th, […]

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[Deal is still live] Secure your data with a 3-year plan to CyberGhost VPN at just $2.25/month and get an extra 3 months free

It’s somehow fitting that our first Cyber Monday deal is for CyberGhost VPN that you can grab a three-year plan at just $ 2.25/£1.99 monthly, with an extra 3 months bundled in on top. With more than 36 million customers worldwide, CyberGhost VPN promises to keep your data safe from prying eyes and unblock geo-restricted websites […]

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Zoom announces unlimited free video calls to celebrate the festive period

Christmas Day is fast approaching and as our minds turn to gifts and turkey have you decided how you are going to contact friends and family in this pandemic world we are living in? Instead of having huge family gatherings most countries are encouraging smaller groupings, which places a greater emphasis on video calling. Zoom […]

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[Deal] For just $99, Anker’s WiFi Video Doorbell will help you screen unwelcome visitors this Christmas without answering the door

You know how it goes at Christmas time when everyone and his uncle turn up unannounced in the hopes of some left-over turkey and a mug of egg-nog, and you can bet that even in this dumpster-fire of a year they will still be knocking on your door. It doesn’t have to be this way […]

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Apple puts another manufacturer on probation after India factory riot

Apple has once again put a manufacturer on probation over reported labor abuses. The company told TechCrunch in a statement that it has halted new contracts for Wistron after discovering pay issues at the contractor’s factory in the Narasapura indust…
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Two US carriers started the Android 11 update for Samsung Galaxy Note 20 smartphones

Two US carriers started the Android 11 software update for the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra smartphones – AT&T and T-Mobile. Carrier customer devices may have received the update to their device before unlocked device customers. Android 11 for the Note 20 family also includes the update to the One UI 3.0. […]

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‘Cyberpunk 2077’ gets another patch to address HDR and V’s ‘modesty’

The latest update aimed at addressing the long list of problems players are experiencing in Cyberpunk 2077 has already started to roll out on consoles. The 1.05 hotfix measures at 16 – 17 GB on Xbox and PlayStation platforms, and you can read through…
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Microsoft is reportedly developing its own ARM-based chips for Surface PCs

It sounds like Apple isn’t the only company that wants to reduce its reliance on Intel. According to Bloomberg, Microsoft is developing in-house ARM processors to power its Surface devices and cloud infrastructure. While there aren’t many details on…
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Apple explains how AirPods Max low-power modes work

Ever since Apple released AirPods Max, questions have swirled around its low-power modes. Do you really need to use the Smart Case to save battery life, or let the headphones idle for hours? Thankfully, Apple is finally setting the record straight. T…
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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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Nintendo Direct will show off Super Nintendo World on Friday

The US Super Nintendo World theme park is still a few years away from opening, but in Japan the Universal Studios expansion will open its doors in the spring. In lieu of going to see it yourself, you can get a look inside via a 15 minute live stream…
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Here are the Word and Puzzle games you can play on your Smart Display

It’s the holiday season and that usually means that me-time is at a premium thanks to the kids being home, the in-laws visiting, and Bob from across the street gate-crashing festivities. If you find yourself with five minutes alone and near a smart display with the Google Assistant baked-in, you’ll be happy to know that […]

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How to play Google Stadia on your iPhone or iPad

Thanks to Apple’s restrictions on cloud services in its App Store, cloud gaming services such as the xCloud and Stadia apps are not available on the platform because each and every game would need to be registered separately. Who needs a dedicated app, though, when you can now access Google Stadia via Apple’s Safari browser, […]

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[Download] The 2MB Instagram Lite is the debloated Insta experience you need on your smartphone

Bloat. It’s a word that applies to so many apps that we use on our phones and tablets. Once an app becomes popular the developer tends to add new features in an attempt to keep it fresh and they just don’t know when to stop. Take Instagram for instance, it’s a bloated mess of an […]

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Future Snapdragon phones can get up to four years of security updates

Back in 2017, Google announced Project Treble, a modular redesign of Android’s low-level system architecture that was supposed to reduce the time it took for phone manufacturers to update their devices with the latest version of its mobile operating…
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There’s now a Google Reader-style RSS feed for your newsletter habit

One issue some people are facing amid the boom in email newsletters is staying on top of all the ones they're interested in while managing their inboxes. Substack, one of the most prominent newsletter platforms, is trying to remedy that by rolling ou…
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Netflix introduces an audio-only playback mode

Netflix is taking on podcasts, in a way, by rolling out on audio-only playback mode in its Android app, Android Police has reported. The feature has appeared as a server-side update, and if you have it, you’ll see a new “Video Off” button at the top…
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Amazon’s Luna cloud gaming service gets limited Android rollout

When Amazon launched early access for Luna, it left Android users out in the cold and made the cloud gaming service available on Fire TV, PC, Mac and iOS devices. Now, the e-commerce giant has edited Luna’s compatible devices and browsers list to rev…
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Microsoft Surface Duo won’t make it outside of the US this year

The Microsoft Surface Duo folding phone in August 2020, bringing the company back into the cell phone game after the failure of Windows Phone. We had questions and concerns, however, and the least of which was availability. Microsoft Surface Duo launches in 2021 The phone itself has some questionable hardware, which is partly due to […]

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Snap-happy leaker posts a slew of OnePlus 9 5G pics

As the hype-machine builds for the probably January 14th launch of Samsung’s Galaxy S21 series, seems that someone has let a OnePlus 9 5G prototype loose on a snap-happy leaker who has posted a ton of pics covering just about every angle of the phone. One of the first things you’ll see is that the […]

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Apple Watch can now warn if your cardio fitness is low

The latest iOS 14.3 and watchOS 7.2 updates have introduced a new way to measure your health, specifically your cardio fitness level. Not only can Apple Watch users now view their cardio fitness level in the Health app, they’ll also receive a notific…
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Amazon’s weirdly judgy fitness tracking bracelet is now on sale

After coming out earlier this year on an invite-only basis, Amazon’s Halo Band activity tracker is now available to anyone in the US who wants to buy one. You can purchase the wearable for $ 100 on Amazon and Best Buy. It’s available in three colors:…
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The next Nubia Red Magic phone could have an electrochromic shell

Nubia Red Magic phones are getting pretty well known these days, especially if you’re into the mobile gaming scene. They typically feature high-end hardware and some useful extra features, but Nubia wants to take that a step further and make the designs really stand out in the crowd. Nubia Red Magic electrochromic design This new […]

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Google makes it easier to try Chrome’s experimental features

Test versions of Chrome sometimes pack experimental features, but you almost wouldn’t know it when you frequently have to enable obscure settings flags to use them. It might soon be much easier, however. Ghacks and Android Police have learned that Ch…
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Samsung moves to update GPU drivers via the Google Play Store for faster performance tweaks

One of the best parts of the Google Play Store is the ability for OEMs to update components of their software separately from a full system update. Catch a bug in your Mail app? Just push the update to the Play Store and save the full system build for the next major update, easy. While […]

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