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Elon and Jack hit Twitter to talk about a Twitter feature

Prospective Twitter owner Elon Musk and Twitter co-founder and former CEO Jack Dorsey had a little chat about a particular Twitter feature on Wednesday night.
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Everything you need to know about Android 12 and how to make use of some Essential features

Google came out swinging at I/O 2021, and that’s especially apparent with Android 12. The latest version of the world’s most popular mobile operating system brings some pretty serious changes to your smartphone, and we’re here to keep you in the loop. Now that the Android 12 update is in full swing with OEMs such […]

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The new Honor Magic 4 Ultimate is all about the cameras

The Honor Magic 4 Ultimate sports a quad rear camera setup that is led by a 50-megapixel wide camera with a customized 8MP lens.
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What Google Maps can tell us about the Russian invasion

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine could very well be the first major military conflict that can be tracked live on Google Maps. 
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OtterBox warns customers about OtterSpot battery swelling

Wireless mobile chargers are extremely popular, but a percentage of OtterBox’s OtterSpots have seen some malfunctions.
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Google Pixel Notepad: Everything we know about the foldable

Google is likely launching its first foldable pretty soon. Here’s everything we know about the so-called Pixel Notepad (or Pixel Fold) before that happens.
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Android 13: Everything we know so far about the upcoming OS

Google is working on Android 13, its next as-yet-unannounced major software release. Here’s what it’s expected to bring.
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How taking your blood pressure is about to be as easy as taking your heart rate

Biometric sensor experts Valencell talks to us about an innovation that will make monitoring our blood pressure as easy as taking our heart rate.
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Samsung Galaxy S22: Everything we know so far about Samsung’s next big flagship

Samsung’s Galaxy S22 is coming soon. Here’s everything we know so far about the company’s 2022 flagship.
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Five Essential Black Friday deals you need to know about

Black Friday this, Black Friday that. We know. There are only so many ‘deals’ you can look at before your wallet decides to implode, but seriously, these are five of the most important Black Friday deals you need to know about. Whether it’s streamlining your cooking process, protecting the most important device you have (your […]

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There’s much ado about Nothing as Carl Pei claims a ‘major’ company attacked the supply chain

It’s bad enough that we have a global chip shortage that never seems to end but now it seems that there may be a case of industrial sabotage against Nothing. Having published a blog post complimenting his team on the performance of the company’s first product, the Ears (1), Nothing’s CEO went on to accuse […]

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Android 12L: Everything you need to know about the big screen update

Android 12L, the update optimized for big-screen devices, is set to revolutionize how we work on tablets and foldable.
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Apple Watch Series 7: Everything you need to know about the latest smartwatch

The Apple Watch Series 7 was announced in September 2021. Here’s what you need to know about the new smartwatch.
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Everything you need to know about ColorOS 12 and when the beta will roll out to your OPPO smartphone

Just like Samsung’s TouchWiz and Xiaomi’s MIUI software, OPPO’s ColorOS began life sporting some garish colors, bloatware, and every feature you could want, and many that you didn’t, crammed into it. Today has brought us the official announcement of its latest iteration, the Android 12-based ColorOS 12, which OPPO promises is lean and mean with […]

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ICYMI: Everything you need to know about Microsoft’s new Surface devices

It has been a busy couple of weeks at Engadget and we have many reviews to recap. Nathan Ingraham reviewed the newest base iPad as well as the Microsoft Surface Go 3, the latter of which he says lacks the processing power to be more than a secondary machine. Devindra Hardawar reviewed Windows 11, which he called both refined and frustrating, and the Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio, which he enjoyed but found it to be underpowered for the price. Also, Dana Wollman checked out the Surface Pro 8 two-in-one, which solved some problems but created others with its new, higher price tag.

Microsoft's Surface Pro 8 still lacks an included keyboard

Microsoft's Surface Pro 8, photographed from behind on a roof deck.
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Dana Wollman was pleased to see that the Surface Pro 8 addressed some of our complaints about the previous version. It has a redesigned, larger display with skinnier bezels, improved resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate, along with 11th-gen Core i5 and i7 processors and a slightly higher-res rear camera. But the detachable keyboard is still sold separately for $ 180, and the two-in-one starts off more expensive at $ 1,100. It’s also 15 percent heavier at 1.96 pounds without the keyboard. Dana says that’s lighter than her MacBook Pro, but that doesn’t make it an ideal mobile device.

The built-in kickstand seems to indicate the machine is best used when docked, not held. Dana said the kickstand is premium, albeit a bit awkward to pull out due to the narrow divots. She was underwhelmed by the images from the 10-megapixel rear camera, though it can record in 4K, and she was more impressed by the webcam that proved to be capable even in mixed lighting. The 120Hz refresh rate is a major improvement and she says you won’t want to revert back to 60Hz even if it helps save a bit of battery life. She also appreciated the Slim Pen 2, which has a haptic motor that made it fun to use. However, she admits that the higher price point makes the Surface Pro 8 even more of a niche item.

The Surface Go 3 still isn’t powerful enough

Microsoft Surface Pro 8
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Nathan Ingraham likes many of the features of the Surface Go 3: it’s well-built, has a lovely and responsive touchscreen, a strong kickstand and is extremely light and portable. However, like the Surface Pro 8, it doesn’t come with a keyboard and you’ll definitely need one as Windows 11 still doesn’t offer up a stellar tablet experience. The bigger issue for him was the underpowered specs and average battery life. The model he reviewed came with a 10th-generation Intel Core i3 processor, 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.

That makes for a mostly capable machine for basic tasks, but Nathan experienced occasional music stutters and had to reload tabs during his workday. He noticed lag while working in Adobe Lightroom, and had issues during video calls while jumping into other programs. During his normal work routine, the battery lasted five hours, which detracts from the device’s portability. However, he liked the 10.5-inch, 1,920 x 1,280 touchscreen and the 3:2 aspect ratio as well as the infinitely adjustable kickstand. While Nathan says he can see the Surface Go 3 working as a secondary machine for travel, it’s hard to recommend as a daily driver because of its performance and battery life issues.

The Surface Laptop Studio could use more cores

Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio
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One of the first Windows 11 PCs, the Surface Laptop Studio has a 14.4-inch screen with a speedy 120Hz refresh rate and weighs around four pounds. Devindra Hardawar says while it’s clearly not trying to be an ultraportable, it is ultra-adjustable thanks to the display that tilts it into various angles. The display itself entranced him with its flexible hinge, fantastic Dolby Vision support and refresh rate, though it is surrounded by chunkier bezels. He said the speakers are surprisingly powerful thanks to the two subwoofers on the sides and the tweeters blasting through the keyboard.

While Devindra found the Laptop Studio to be a solid performer for everyday computing tasks — and fast enough to play Overwatch at 90 and 100fps — it has only a quad-core chip, and that makes it hard to recommend when so many similar machines feature more powerful six- or eight-core CPUs. He was also annoyed by the anemic port situation: two USB-C ports, which support ThunderBolt 4, and a proprietary Surface Connect slot, but there’s no longer an SD card slot, which would have been an opportunity to outdo the competition. At least Microsoft included the excellent keyboard from the Book 3 and the new Surface Slim Pen 2. While Devindra genuinely liked using the Surface Laptop Studio, he said he still wanted more power overall.

Windows 11 is polished and secure — but frustrating

Windows 11

Devindra Hardawar doesn’t think that Microsoft is trying to fix much with Windows 11. Although the new operating system is more of a coat of paint over Windows 10, he doesn’t feel that’s a problem. Devindra says the more he uses the OS, the easier it is to see how far the small design tweaks have taken the software. The taskbar now has centered icons, the Start menu has a redesigned look with pinned apps, windows have rounded corners and the icons, Explorer and Settings apps look sharp making for a more refined feel overall.

The system requirements are a bit more rigid: compatible Intel, AMD or Qualcomm processor, 4GB RAM, at least 64GB storage and you’ll have to enable Secure Boot and Trust Platform Module 2.0 which make it harder for spyware and malware to attack. This means there are some additional complications if you’ve got older hardware or if you’ve built your own PC. Windows 11 will also be the only way to use Microsoft’s DirectStorage technology, which Devindra says should dramatically speed up load times when it’s available. He says that the combination of a refreshed look, additional security and faster performance is a step forward — just not a momentous one.

The 2021 iPad is an incremental update

Apple iPad 2021
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The 2021 refreshed iPad isn’t for early adopters like Nathan Ingraham. The updated tablet now includes a 12-megapixel front camera with Center Stage support, double the base amount of storage, the new A13 Bionic chip and iPad OS 15. However, the hardware is largely unchanged from the previous two versions. It has basically the same size and weight and still includes a 10.2-inch, 2,160 x 1,620 touchscreen, an 8-megapixel rear camera and a Lightning port for charging.

That means that this is an iPad meant for those who want a tablet that’s fast, lightweight, easy to carry around and (relatively) cheap. For most standard iPad users — those who use a tablet primarily for things like playing games or browsing the web — the new chipset will provide more than enough power. Nathan didn’t notice any slowdowns while multitasking with several open apps, though he did notice that some apps needed to refresh more frequently during those periods. Also, while the screen was serviceable for watching videos and playing games, it can’t compare to the screens on the other iPads in the lineup. But for $ 330, as Nathan says, who cares? If your iPad is more than a few years old, you'll find some significant improvements in this one.

The Fitbit Charge 5 has a slick full-color display

Fitbit Charge 5
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Though the first thing you’ll notice about the new Fitbit Charge 5 is the 1.04-inch color AMOLED touchscreen. Valentina Palladino says that the changes made to the wearable — rounded edges and a 10-percent thinner body — made it more comfortable to wear as well. The fitness band also now has some more advanced features like ECG measurements and EDA monitoring for stress levels. The ECG measuring is coming soon and Valentina said that the EDA monitoring wasn’t intuitive and left her frustrated. She had better luck with the built-in GPS, which immediately picked up her location and accurately mapped her running route.

Valentina also liked the alarm and timer apps, which she found helpful throughout the day. However, she was disappointed that Fitbit removed some of the music-focused features, which meant she had to pull out her phone to skip a track or control playback. She was also a bit irked to see that some of the Charge 5’s more advanced metrics, like select sleep and exercise data, were part of Fitbit’s subscription service that costs $ 10 per month. But she did applaud the battery life and the inclusion of Fitbit Pay with NFC. She says if what you’re looking for is a low-profile wearable with a focus on fitness and a multi-day battery life, then the Charge 5 will fit the bill.

The updated Sonos Beam has immersive Dolby Atmos sound

Sonos Beam Gen 2
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Devindra Hardawar says there was plenty to like about the first-gen Sonos Beam. When it comes to the Beam Gen 2, he says the addition of Dolby Atmos means the device can deliver a wider, more immersive soundscape. With largely the same hardware — a center tweeter, four mid-woofers and three passive radiators — this soundbar relies on more processing power to simulate the Dolby Atmos experience. Devindra says it worked surprisingly well during his testing, but wasn’t a replacement for having actual speakers dedicated to blasting height channels.

He liked that the Beam Gen 2 was still surprisingly compact at 25.6 inches wide and weighing six pounds, and that it has the same Ethernet, HDMI and power ports on the rear. And he appreciated how easy the set up was via Sonos’s app. In testing, the new Beam excelled during action movies: while watching Baby Driver, Devindra said it was a richer experience and even the dialog sounded clearer, too. However, music playback wasn’t as dramatically different and Dolby Atmos support for Amazon Music will come later this year. Sonos also makes it easy to synchronize audio throughout your home and the Alexa integration works well. Devindra says it’s a solid sub-$ 500 soundbar to take your movie-watching up a notch.

The Uno Synth Pro can produce glorious sounds

Uno Synth Pro
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With three oscillators, two envelopes, two LFOs, two filters, an analog overdrive and twelve digital effects, the Uno Synth Pro offers plenty of options for sound design. Terrence O’Brien tested the smaller $ 400 Desktop model, which features a set of touch keys and an all-plastic body (the synth also comes in a standard $ 650 Pro model with a 37-key Fatar keybed and a partially metal chassis). He said that the overall construction feels solid enough, the buttons are decent, the knobs offer good resistance and the screen, while small, provides all the information you need.

However, the gray, black and red color scheme made it difficult to quickly spot the controls, especially in darker environments. He also didn’t like the four top knobs that change all the parameters. But Terrence said his biggest issue was with the touch keys and strips — they felt unresponsive and would occasionally fail to detect touches, which was worse in three-voice paraphone mode. The pitch and mod strips behaved similarly. But his frustrations were largely forgotten once the synth started making noise: Terrence said the oscillators have body and grit and the saw wave just rips. Overall, he was impressed enough with the wealth of sound design tools and the quality of the oscillators and filters to call himself a convert.

Owlet’s Smart Sock Plus can keep monitoring older kids

Owlet Smart Sock Plus

After using both the second- and third-generation Smart Socks on my twins, I’d grown accustomed to being able to check in on their stats anytime from my phone. When they aged out of their socks, it was an uncomfortable transition — for me. Owlet says I’m not alone: 72 percent of the users they polled indicated they’d like to keep using the device to measure their children’s heart rate and pulse ox levels. In response the company updated its algorithm and made the Smart Sock Plus, which can accommodate children up to five years old or 55 pounds.

Aside from the larger sock and better algorithm, the Smart Sock Plus is much the same as the standard, third-gen device. In testing, the Plus seemed to fit better but I had to employ work-arounds to keep my kids from taking them off. I also noticed fewer alerts about a misaligned sock, which was a welcome update. At $ 359 the Smart Sock Plus is pretty pricey for new users, but the $ 69 expansion pack available for existing customers is likely to do well as it extends the life time of the sock considerably.

The Nintendo Switch OLED edition is nice, but not necessary

Nintendo Switch OLED
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Kris Naudus is plain: the new Nintendo Switch OLED, while lovely, isn’t a must-have. Though the refreshed handheld system features a brighter, 7-inch OLED screen, a new stand ideal for tabletop mode, an Ethernet port and a new coating which feels good in hand, not much has changed under the hood. The CPU and GPU remain the same, ensuring the future game titles will be compatible with existing Switch and Switch Light devices, and the infamous Joy-Cons haven’t been redesigned (though hopefully the drift issues have been solved).

Kris was impressed by the new stand, which is a Surface-style panel that stretches the length of the entire unit and can be left in any angle you prefer. However, because the USB-C port is still on the bottom which means it can’t be charged while set in tabletop mode. She also liked the slimmer bezels and coating on the frame and said the new buttons look sleeker and feel better. It’s the same height and width as the original Switch, too, so it will fit with all existing accessories. And though the battery is the same, it appears to be more power-efficient thanks to the new OLED screen. Despite that, Kris says unless you’ve given up your original or really need the OLED screen, you’ll be fine sticking with your current system.

The Carol smart exercise bike is for big pocketbooks

Image of the CAROL REHIIT Smart Bike.
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Daniel Cooper would tell you that he enjoyed his time with the pricey Carol smart exercise bike, a machine intended to be used in short workouts of eight minutes and 40 seconds. Using the methods employed by Reduced Exertion, High Intensity Interval Training (REHIIT), the bike features exercise videos that you can follow via the 10.1-inch color touchscreen if you subscribe to the company’s service. Because the screen is a Lenovo tablet, you can run third-party apps through it like Peloton’s so you could take classes from there, to. Daniel says the Carol app is clean and colorful: the UI flashes when you hit a high intensity phase and power output visualizations were particularly great.

The bike itself looks like any at-home exercise bike with a large, real-slung flywheel and a drive unit to house the system to electronically control the resistance. The short handles contain heart rate-monitoring electrodes and the height of the handlebars and seat height and distance are all adjustable. After spending time with it, Daniel admits he feels like his fitness and mood both improved, but the $ 2,400 price tag is especially hard to swallow.

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WatchOS 8 is available to download now, so which features should you try out first? Here are five things we like, and one other that is less successful.
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Google gets chatty about when it expects to kill off Hangouts

It seems like Hangouts has been on the chopping block for years, having features and functions removed and redistributed to Google’s other messaging apps. Now, the search giant has finally revealed a rough timeline on when Hangouts could be put out of its misery, with users able to begin ‘upgrading’ to Chat sometime in the […]

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Everything you need to know about Samsung’s Galaxy S20 FE ahead of its September 23rd launch

We’ve been hearing good things about Samsung’s soon-to-be-released Galaxy S20 FE, a phone that is more intriguing with every single leak, of which there have been a ton. From spec sheets to images of the phone being handled in the wild to retail listings, the Galaxy S20 FE is all but official already ahead of […]

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Xbox Series S is all about Game Pass

Microsoft has finally announced its budget next-gen Xbox, the $ 299 Xbox Series S. That price is appealing, but the cuts to storage and graphical power… not so much. We know that the Xbox Series X will be $ 500, and history has shown that gamers will t…
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Worried about losing your Galaxy Note 20’s S Pen? Samsung will sell you a new one for $40

Samsung’s recently launched Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra are now available in the stores and online, and those who pre-ordered one of the new handsets should be receiving their new phones soon. Being of the Note Series, both models come with an S Pen that, if you are like me, is easily […]

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Nextdoor allows businesses to reach out about pandemic relief efforts

Facebook isn't the only site that added ways for people to help out their community during the pandemic. Nextdoor is doing the same thing, with several new updates that'll let you and fellow community members lend a hand to local businesses t…
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Xbox Series X and PS5: The new consoles are all about crazy fast storage

The Xbox One and PS4 were the start of an unusual console generation. Both systems adopted very "PC-like" architecture and instead of a new generation we instead got a refresh where Microsoft and Sony both released faster versions of th…
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Everything you need to know about the Galaxy S20: news, accessories, deals, and more

Need info about the Galaxy S20? We’ve got you covered with everything from reviews, deals, accessories, information, news, and more. This page is periodically updated with the latest news about the Samsung Galaxy S20, so check back frequently to stay on top of Samsung’s flagship phone for 2020. About the Galaxy S20 The Samsung Galaxy […]

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Steph Curry: Giannis chat was about ‘PUBG,’ not plans to team up

Giannis Antetokounmpo is the NBA's reigning MVP, and his contract with the Milwaukee Bucks will end after next season, making him the hottest potential free agent in the league. That also means any conversation he has with affiliates of other teams w…
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UX 9.0 promo video shows that LG is finally serious about modernizing its UI

LG’s UX UI has never been the most appreciated custom interface in the Android world and lately has looked more than a little dated. As other brands have made their UI’s lighter and more user-friendly, LG’s UX has been given the equivalent of a chocolate frying pan in recent years as it was sent over […]

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Washington, DC sues DoorDash for allegedly misleading users about tips

DoorDash's change in tipping policy has come too late to avoid legal repercussions. The District of Columbia Attorney General has sued DoorDash over claims it not only stiffed couriers (aka Dashers) through its tipping practices, but misled customer…
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Here’s everything you need to know about Google Stadia (Updated)

Google finally pulled the back the curtains on Stadia, the hyped up game streaming service that everyone’s been wondering about for a few weeks. Not only that, but they’ve given us a solid release date, and a “founder” pre-order package that comes with an exclusive controller and Chromecast Ultra. Let’s see what it’s all about. […]

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Did you forget about the folding Motorola Razr? It’s still coming in 2019

The Motorola Razr was rumored to get a reboot over the summer this year to compete with the other brand new foldable phones that have been announced. If anything deserved to tackle the folding form factor, the Razr legitimately makes more sense than anything else, but that rumored launch date came and went without any […]

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As Huawei launches its Mate 30 Pro, Samsung reverts to troll status and gloats about ties to Google

Huawei has just held a launch event in Munich, Germany where it unveiled its new Mate 30 Pro that boasts an almost bezel-less waterfall display, the Kirin 990 5G processor and promising a world-class camera experience. But, as good as the Mate 30 Pro, and its siblings appear on the hardware front, Google apps and […]

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You guys don’t actually care about the headphone jack, and you’re keeping your phones for way longer than you used to

If you frequent the blogosphere and read about Android phones and smartphones in general, you’ve probably got a pretty good idea about how mad everyone is about notched screens and the lack of a headphone jack. Most of these things are the butt of the joke in advertising campaign, and readers really hate wireless headphones […]

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Yakuza’s many remasters are about to pay off big time

Ryu Ga Gotoku (RGG) Studio is in a fantastic position. The Sega-owned developer has just released Judgment, a well-received detective game starring Japanese actor and singer Takuya Kimura as the lead. Now, the team is turning its attention back to Ya…
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Watch this ‘Heartman’ cutscene to learn more about ‘Death Stranding’

Hideo Kojima's upcoming "cinematic adventure" game for PlayStation 4 is still quite a mystery, but this Death Stranding trailer that debuted at Comic-Con last week reveals more about it. Leaks of the video appeared online recently, but now you can wa…
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Here are more details about Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10 camera

The camera is becoming one of the most hyped up features of the Galaxy Note 10 for later this year, and some new details have surfaced about just what Samsung might be doing with their next flagship phone. This one comes from Ice Universe, who is usually pretty on point with his Samsung leaks. He […]

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Netflix puts a ‘Patriot Act’ episode about bad internet access on DVD

The latest episode of Netflix variety talk show Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj focuses on the digital divide. In it, Minhaj breaks down some of the many reasons why internet access is so terrible across much of the US, including the roles of carriers…
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Spotify’s latest library refresh is all about putting podcasts in your face

Spotify’s recent hobby has been podcasts. They’ve invested pretty heavily in some podcast services, and they’re going to want a little return on investment. That’s why the latest refresh for the library section of your Spotify account isn’t really focused on music; it’s all about getting your attention with podcasts. Now at the bottom (at […]

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Fable’s ‘Wolves in the Walls’ VR is about more than virtual reality

After rebranding itself as a "virtual beings" studio in January, Fable is ready to show us what they mean. At the Tribeca Film Festival this week, it debuted the second chapter of The Wolves in the Wall, a VR experience adapted from the Neil Gaiman s…
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House chair asks tech CEOs to speak about New Zealand shooting response

Internet companies say they've been scrambling to remove video of the mass shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand, but US politicians are concerned they haven't been doing enough. The Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, Bennie Thomp…
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Sora is all about the ‘gram in ‘Kingdom Hearts 3’

In Kingdom Hearts 3, Sora gets an iPhone. Sorry, a "Gummiphone." The fictional handset was built by Chip and Dale (I like to think their company is called Acorn Computers) at Hollow Bastion, one of the fictional worlds dreamt up for the Disney-meet…
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Red Hydrogen One gets a new release date, plus an early release model that you can’t complain about

The Red Hydrogen One finally has an update, so those of you holding out for the next-generation 3D-capable smartphone won’t have to wait much longer. There are a couple models that you’ll be able to buy, so potential customers have some options to sort through before deciding what they actually want. If you want to […]

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Apple’s iOS App Store changed the way we think about software

Ten years ago today, Apple officially launched the iOS App Store and — for better or worse — it helped rewrite the rules of society. The iPhone, which debuted about a year prior, came with just north of twelve built-in apps to start. But with the c…
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Adidas warns US customers about a possible data breach

Adidas announced this week that its systems might have suffered a data breach and that millions of customers' data could have been exposed. The company became aware of the issue on Tuesday and on Thursday, it reported that "an authorized party claims…
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SEC knew about weak security years before hack

The hack that compromised the US Securities and Exchange Commission was a shock and more than a little damaging, but could it have been prevented? Unfortunately the answer is very likely yes. The Hill has combed through the SEC's internal evaluatio…
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A New Way for Artists to Sell Tickets and Update Fans About Upcoming Shows

Cross-posted from the YouTube Artist Blog

At YouTube, we understand the importance of helping artists find ways to build deeper connections with their fans — the ones who not only watch and listen to videos, but are also willing to pay to see live performances. And, with live concerts becoming a bigger driver of revenue for artists, we want to help artists reach those fans, keep them updated about upcoming shows, and sell more tickets.

We’ve been experimenting with ways we can offer a ticketing experience to fans and we’re excited to announce our first ticketing partnership with Ticketmaster. Starting today, we will begin featuring hundreds of artist’s upcoming U.S. tour dates on their YouTube videos. Fans enjoying an artist’s official music video on YouTube can now learn about upcoming concert listings and with a simple click, go to Ticketmaster to purchase tickets.

YouTube’s massive fan base paired with Ticketmaster’s global roster of concerts and security of verified tickets means we can easily connect a fan’s discovery of music on YouTube to their ability to purchase concert tickets.

We’re just getting started. We’ll be rolling out this feature to all artists who have Ticketmaster shows in North America with plans to expand globally. And, as part of our ongoing commitment to support artists, we’ll continue to find additional ways to make meaningful fan and artist connections.

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Instagram’s latest Stories feature is all about flashbacks

While Snapchat struggles to nab more users, Instagram is steaming ahead the only way it knows how: By copying Snapchat. The Facebook-owned service is adding a feature to its (vastly more popular) take on Stories that's all about throwbacks. The updat…
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SEC warns celebs about legal dangers of bitcoin endorsements

When celebrities endorse things on social media, a lot of people tend to take their word for it. Now that some of them have also begun endorsing a controversial means of crowdfunding called "initial coin offering" or ICO, which was recently banned in…
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Apple questioned about Face ID security by the US Senate

A lot of people quickly raised concerns about privacy and security the moment Apple revealed iPhone X and its Face ID feature. Edward Snowden, for instance, thinks it normalizes face scanning, "a tech certain to be abused." Now, US Senator Al Franken…
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Facebook patent reveals more details about its AR glasses

Mark Zuckerberg showed off a render of the AR glasses Facebook is working on last year, but he didn't reveal a lot of details about the device. Now, we finally know a bit more about it, thanks to a new patent application filed by members of Oculus' a…
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Andy Rubin says the Essential Phone should ship in about 30 days

Now we know when you should expect to see the Essential Phone ship in the United States. Speaking with Walt Mossberg at the Code Conference hosted by Recode, Essential’s Andy Rubin revealed that its first phone should ship in around the next 30 days. Neither Essential nor Rubin would share anything about availability beyond pricing in […]

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Watch Andy Rubin talk about Essential at the Code Conference

Essential’s Andy Rubin will speak about his new company and phone tonight at the Code Conference 2017. Today’s a big day for Essential. With the introduction of the Essential Phone, we’re seeing what mobile industry masterminds are able to produce together. Rubin hired talent from Google, Apple, HTC, and other companies to create this device. […]

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5 annoying LG G6 problems, and what to do about them

If you’re not having a great time with your new G6, then you need to do something about it. We’ve collected some common LG G6 problems here along with possible fixes or workarounds.

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