A new teaser image by Motorola suggests that the upcoming Razr 3 will feature a processor that could make it a company flagship device.
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Digital transistors have been the backbone of computing for much of the modern era, but Mythic A.I. makes a compelling case that analog chips may be the future.
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OnePlus’ first phone might actually turn out to be a rebranded Oppo Find N. But to everyone out of China, it would still be a new phone with fresh software.
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The changes Verizon has made to its Selects program also changed at least some subscribers' privacy settings. Verizon (Engadget's former parent company) collected users' location, web browsing and mobile application usage data to send them marketing messages or offers under Selects, though subscribers could opt out if they wanted to. As Ars Technica notes, the carrier recently replaced its Selects program with the Verizon Custom Experience Plus and Custom Experience programs. And that's all well and good, except users have been receiving emails to tell them that they'd been automatically enrolled.
In the email, Verizon stated that they will be included in the programs, which means their data will be collected, even if they previously opted out of participating in Selects. Custom Experience only collects browsing and app usage history, while the Plus version also collects location information and data about the numbers that users call and call them.
In its FAQ page, Verizon said it doesn't sell user information, but it shares them with the service providers that work with them. "These service providers are required to use the information only for the purposes Verizon defines and not for their own or others' marketing or advertising purposes," the company wrote. The carrier also wrote that it keeps browsing information for no more than 6 months. It keeps location and phone number information for approximately one year.
To remove themselves from the program, users will have to opt out again. While we're sure a lot of subscribers wouldn't appreciate being enrolled into marketing programs they previously chose not to participate in, it's at least easy to unsubscribe. They can go to their Verizon account's privacy preferences page or "My Verizon" in their mobile app and head to "Manage Settings" or "Manage Privacy Settings" to toggle off both programs.
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Motorola’s next cheap smartwatch might not be running Wear OS after all as another smartwatch maker opts to go its own way.
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Rumors have persisted of a flagship Samsung tablet even larger than the Galaxy Tab S7+, and now you might know what it looks like. OnLeaks and 91Mobiles have shared what they claim are images of the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra. The slate would minimize the impact of its huge 14.6-inch display by stuffing the front camera system into a notch — potentially distracting, but better than a conventional design that might be even larger.
The design wouldn't be quite so unusual on the other side. The leak suggests the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra would have dual rear cameras and the familiar magnetic strip to hold your S Pen. The source claimed the imagery was "not 100 percent complete," so there's a chance the design could change slightly no matter how accurate it is as of this writing.
The regular Tab S8 and S8+ models aren't expected to use the notch. They might instead be subtle evolutions of the existing designs, which tuck the front camera into the bezel.
It's not clear just when the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra would arrive. 91Mobiles speculates that Samsung might launch the design in November or December, but it would be odd to wait until the very end of the year to release an important tablet, even if chip shortages weren't a factor. It might be easier for Samsung to wait until early 2022, when it can launch the Tab S8 series alongside the Galaxy S22.
If you’ve had satellite or cable services for a few years, you’re probably familiar with the carriers and networks squabbling and fighting over contracts. Comcast doesn’t want to pay more to carry Viacom’s channels, Viacom threatens to pull everything, Comcast caves, and your monthly price goes up by $ 6 per month. Switch out those two […]
Samsung’s Galaxy S21 FE might not be coming after all as the chip shortage continues to ravage the mobile world.
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So Samsung might give the Galaxy Note series a break in 2021, according to a Reuters report, but the stylus (Samsung calls it an S-Pen, of course), compatible with Galaxy S devices, may well live on. The decision apparently comes due to a drop in dem…
The UK might soon move up its ban on sales of combustion engine cars — yes, again. The Financial Times and the BBC both claim Prime Minister Boris Johnson will announce a ban on fossil fuel car sales by 2030, five years ahead of the most recent targe…
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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How does GoPro expand the audience for its Hero action cameras? By courting the vlogging crowd, according to a leak. WinFuture claims to have images of the Hero 9 Black that show a color front screen rather than the usual data-only monochrome display…
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For the last few years we’ve seen a McLaren branded version of OnePlus’s flagship phones. There’s typically not anything too different from these models, but they do get a unique design and will pack in the highest amount of RAM and storage that OnePlus offers. That might be coming to an end, though. No more […]
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Looking for a phone that holds up to the abuse of life. According to JerryRigEverything’s durability test, the OnePlus 8 Pro could be your guy. Zack, operate of YouTube Channel JerryRigEverything, puts flagship smartphones to a hefty durability test whenever they launch. Today’s subject? The OnePlus 8 Pro. You can watch Zack put the smartphone […]
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Newton Mail is, well, weird. It’s a really good email app, and it’s only improved since we originally reviewed it several years ago. But it’s expensive as ever at $ 50 per year, and that’s just a tough sell when Gmail is so good and Microsoft Outlook can offer email alongside a full Office 365 subscription. […]
Come comment on this article: Newton Mail might manage to avoid the graveyard one more time
As the launch of OnePlus’ inevitable new generation of smartphones draws nearer multiple leakers suggest that launch may be a mere month away. OnePlus‘ penchant for launching near to top-tier smartphones at less unreasonable prices than their Samsung and similar premium brand competition has earned the company much admiration in the six years since their […]
Come comment on this article: OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro might launch on April 15th, OnePlus 8 Lite delayed
Apple appears to be working on a new homescreen option for iOS 14 that will allow users to view their apps in a list format. Leaked code, obtained by 9to5Mac, suggests that the list format will let users sort their apps with several filters.
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The Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite is one of the Android One devices that Xiaomi seems the most proud of. It packs in a dual-camera module and two-day battery life at a low cost, and it’s running Google’s trimmed down version of Android One for better performance. Well, it finally got its update to Android 10, […]
Come comment on this article: Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite gets Android 10, but you might want to hold off for now
Ring has said that camera footage sent to police can help reduce burglaries and catch criminals, but how effective is it, really? It might not be as helpful as you might think. NBC News has conducted an investigation suggesting that Ring's video do…
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Rumors for the Galaxy S20 have mentioned a no-holds-barred Ultra model, but just what would that entail? Quite a lot, if you believe the rumors. XDA's Max Weinbach (who shared the leaked photos of the S20+ 5G) claims the Ultra 5G will have extreme…
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2019 was a great year for Android photography. We saw faster cameras that took better low-light pictures, and tons of competitive options even make their way into more affordable devices. Android photography is in a great place, but video recording is something that still leaves a bit to be desired. Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865 takes a […]
Come comment on this article: Android 11 might allow you to record bigger videos than ever
Counterpoint Research has released a new data set of the best selling smartphones in the third quarter of 2019. The results probably aren’t what you’d expect, either, unless you’re even more bullish about cheap phones than the rest of us. This confirms that Apple still makes a pretty strong showing, especially now that they have […]
Come comment on this article: The top-selling Android phone in Q3 of 2019 might surprise you
We haven’t heard much about the OnePlus 8 Pro yet, but some new rumors have started to pop up to fill in the details. If these rumors end up being right, we might see an insanely high refresh rate screen make its way into the next OnePlus flagship. High refresh rate screens have been making […]
Come comment on this article: OnePlus might up their game with a 120hz display in the OnePlus 8 Pro
Realme is one of Oppo’s sub-brands, and it’s generally a pretty well-received manufacturer for its excellent hardware relative to the price. But like many of those high-value competitors, the software tends to irritate more users than it entices. It looks like Realme is finally coming to grips with that, and they’re planning to ditch their […]
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A very big selling point of Google Stadia has been its quick and easy wireless connection options. But it looks like Google may have been a little sneaky about some hardware requirements according to the fine print of the service and a confirmation over on Reddit. When Stadia was revealed, it kind of seemed like […]
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Google has produced quite a lot of Home Minis since its 2017 debut, resulting in semi-frequent discounts and giveaways. We’re fast approaching the date of a new model (Nest Mini) and there’s likely ample stock that still needs to move. If you’re a YouTube Premium or Assistant user, you just might snag one for free. […]
Come comment on this article: You might score a free Google Home Mini if you’re using Assistant or YouTube Premium
We’ve seen tons and tons of Galaxy Note 10 rumors lately, with the rate of new leaks speeding up as we get closer to Samsung’s official announcement of the device. However, one rumor that keeps bouncing around is whether or not the phone will have a headphone jack. We’ve seen some early leaks and sources […]
Come comment on this article: Leaked Galaxy Note 10 cases suggest Samsung might not be killing the headphone jack (yet)
The Nexus 6P was a bit of a mixed bag. Not only was it among the last Nexus phones before Google shifted over to the Pixel line, it was really hit or miss on whether it worked well for users. It was a great phone, honestly, but was plagued with a ton of boot looping […]
Come comment on this article: If you bought a Nexus 6P, you might now be eligible for up to $ 400 back
One of the Mac's longer-serving features appears to be going away. Appleosophy and others using the developer preview of macOS Catalina have discovered that Dashboard, the secondary screen for widgets, isn't present. The app is missing in Launchpad,…
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We’ve seen plenty of info about Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10, but up to this point it’s been mostly focused on the hardware. There have been leaks about processors and camera capabilities and everything else, but we’ve seen very little about any design changes that Samsung might be making. Well, now that’s changed with a high-quality […]
Come comment on this article: The rear camera layout might be one of the biggest changes on Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10, according to these leaks
Analysts have been warning about smartphone market saturation for a while now, and it’s certainly slowed down the growth of the market in the past few years. It’s never caused a major decline in sales, however, but Q1 in 2019 might have just started that trend. It’s had some interesting impacts on manufacturers, too. Samsung […]
Come comment on this article: Samsung’s regular Galaxy S10 model might be its least popular option, according to declining Q1 smartphone numbers
It’s not much of a surprise that Sony’s mobile division has never done very well relative to the rest of the industry, and it’s been a rumor for quite some time that the company will drop out of the smartphone game entirely. The move would make sense, especially considering it has recently been losing more […]
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Samsung isn’t really known for making headphones, despite making accessories and gadgets of just about everything else. They do offer the IconX, a set of truly wireless headphones that I think are pretty mediocre, but otherwise they don’t leverage their Galaxy branding to push headphones like other manufacturers do. That might change with the launch […]
Come comment on this article: Samsung might be prepping Galaxy Buds earphones for the Galaxy S10 launch
If the redesigned iPad Pro gave you hope that Apple would deliver a similar overhaul for lower-cost iPads, you might want to temper your expectations. Code sleuther Steve Troughton-Smith has discovered that the iOS 12.2 beta references four new iPad…
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Remember the Galaxy S7 Edge and that entire family of Edge phones from Samsung? After the Galaxy S8 all of their flagship phones adopted a curved edge display, so the Edge name was dropped for just the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. But that name might be coming back with the Galaxy S10, since not […]
Come comment on this article: The Galaxy S10 Edge might bring back Samsung’s old Edge branding
Samsung is preparing multiple Galaxy S10 models for next year, including a Galaxy S10 Lite that will likely be a little cheaper and with worse specs than its bigger counterparts. That’s been the case for the past few generations, too, with the bigger models picking up extra camera features and other hardware improvements. That probably […]
Come comment on this article: Entry level Galaxy S10 Lite might get an exclusive yellow color option
Safety is a major concern when it comes to autonomous vehicles, for both the people they're transporting as well as those who are nearby. And it's not yet clear how or even if self-driving cars will communicate with the people around them. But Lyft h…
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If you’ve heard me on one of our recent podcasts, you know that I’m not a big fan of notches, especially on Android phones. The iPhone X from last year introduced this monstrosity and Android manufacturers were (VERY) quick to copy. The iPhone X’s notch at least had a purpose – it housed new facial […]
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Google’s new Pixel 3 arguably has the best camera on an Android phone (or any phone) in 2018. An issue has been discovered by multiple users, however, where a photo fails to save after the shot on both the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL . This particular issue has been reported since the Nexus […]
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Ahead of Google's Pixel 3 event tomorrow, the larger variant of its phone suffered multiple leaks before we got hands-on time with a retail boxed version over the weekend. Just to (hopefully) put a cap on things before the show starts, Evan Blass has…
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DeX is one of Samsung’s favorite new features to push on their smartphones, especially for productivity-focused users. More and more users are relying on smartphones and accessories to do productivity work, too, so why wouldn’t they? But of course that means that other manufacturers are going to want a slice of that pie, too. Motorola, […]
Come comment on this article: Motorola might be preparing a Moto Mods alternative to Samsung DeX
A new rumor suggests Samsung might eventually be merging their Galaxy S and Galaxy Note lines, creating just a single line of flagship phones instead of two offsetting lineups every year. With the Galaxy Note 8 sticking pretty close to the Galaxy S8+ it was a tough sell for anyone looking to upgrade, considering the […]
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The notch is easily one of the hottest topics of 2018, with tons of people on both sides of the argument. Samsung is pretty much the only manufacturer that hasn’t tried their hand at it, with almost everyone else offering some kind of phone with a notch somewhere in their lineups. Huawei is guilty of […]
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A handful of former Cambridge Analytica employees might be working on Donald Trump's re-election campaign. The Associated Press reports that two of its reporters overheard Matt Oczkowski, Cambridge Analytica's former head of product, say that he and…
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Huawei and the US government have been at odds for pretty much all of 2018, and unfortunately for Huawei, it doesn’t look like that’s going to change anytime soon. And that news gets even worse for companies that have ties to Huawei, as now they’re in the crosshairs, too. In this case, the US government […]
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Maybe it’s a little early to start talking about the Google Pixel 3, but that’s not going to stop the leaks. Evan Blass has dropped a pretty major hint about what Google is planning on announcing at their hardware event later this year, including a new Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, plus a newer […]
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Europe has formally told UK businesses and individuals that it will revoke .EU domains held in the UK after Brexit unless a new deal is negotiated. "As of the [Brexit] withdrawal date, undertakings and organizations that are established in the UK but…
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Samsung’s next flagship phone will probably have a fingerprint scanner under the screen! Yeah, we get it. You’ve probably heard that rumor several times before, and it’s not even exclusive to Samsung. This time, though, it looks like there might be some weight behind it. Samsung Display and Samsung Electronics, two companies that make up Samsung’s entire […]
Come comment on this article: Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9 might adopt a fingerprint sensor under the screen
Motorola’s smartphone business has been a story with a ton of ups and downs. They helped to really spark the Android craze with the Verizon Motorola Droid, but subsequently lost a lot of ground to HTC and then Samsung. That eventually turned into a sale to Google and the promising but underwhelming Moto X line, […]
Come comment on this article: Layoffs coming to Motorola, might impact the Moto Z and Moto Mods