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Android 15 Beta 2 has dropped for developers with plenty of new features in tow. Among the highlights are new privacy and security functions, efficiency tweaks to both UI and software, and improved GPU processing. Of course, Beta 2 is available for anyone willing to try at their own risk. Also, we want to remind you... Read more...
Sony just unveiled its latest Xperia 1 VI flagship smartphone, targeted at media and photography fans alike. The phone also loses Sony's signature 21:9 aspect ratio and now sports a 19.5:9 display, which should make handling of the device for regular tasks much easier, but not so much for watching 21:9 movies, for... Read more...
After a long meaningful run, Melinda Gates, ex-spouse of Bill Gates, has decided to resign from her role as co-chair at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Upon her departure, she will receive $12.5 billion for the purpose of charity work among women and families. Melinda Gates ends her time at the foundation on June... Read more...
A slew of photos showing the entire Google Pixel 9 lineup plus some details on specifications have been leaked via a Russian tech site. At the very least, this new information confirms the existence of the XL model and all but confirms the shape of the rear camera hump (or should it be "pill"?). A Russian-language... Read more...
A Neuralink brain chip implant has been experiencing issues since it was installed in the brain of a 29-year-old patient. While the brain-computer interface (BCI) has since given the implantee improved quality-of-life, Neuralink has reported that some of the device's "threads" have retracted from the patient's brain... Read more...
Following plenty of leaks and rumors, the mid-budget Google Pixel 8a has officially dropped in the Google Store. No new surprises here, hardware-wise, but it's confirmed: the price stays put at under $500 and, for the first time, there's a higher capacity 256GB version available for $560 (as long as you don't mind it... Read more...
A good look at the upcoming 2024 Motorola Razr Plus (also known as the Razr 50 Ultra in markets outside of the U.S.) has just been leaked online. Motorola seems to have carried over the basic exterior design exterior language as the current generation model, which might be a slight bummer for fans of the device who... Read more...
There's heavy buzz from a reliable source claiming that Apple will begin mass produce a 20.3-inch foldable device later next year, followed by a foldable iPhone in 2026. We believe the former will be a flagship MacBook (or even iPad) of some kind, but regardless of how you look at it, these release schedules seem... Read more...
Not only has famed automaker Ferrari launched a retro-yet-not flagship grand tourer with a proper V12, aptly called the 12 Cilindri, the car will be available in hard-top coupe and topless spider forms right off the bat. Ferrari normally staggers the release of these variants, so this move is rather out of character... Read more...
T-Mobile just snagged itself one of the more successful—and probably best marketed—mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) in the U.S. Mint Mobile is now part of the fastest mobile network thanks to a recent U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approval that allowed the sale. Telling everyone that Ryan... Read more...
Google's Pixel 8a is just weeks away from an expected launch, but we're still being bestowed with further leaks—this time we have a better picture of what pricing and battery specifications will be. It looks like the Pixel 8a won't necessarily be getting a price increase as some thought (more on that below) and that... Read more...
Outdoor weather is upon us. Green thumbs are honing their tools, runners are itching to hit the road, and travelers are breaking out their passports, but probably one thing all of these folks have in common is jamming to their personal music playlists. What better time, then, to check out some of these great earphone... Read more...
A 32-old Colorado man who previously worked at the National Security Agency (NSA) has been sentenced to 262 months—close to 22 years—in prison for selling National Defense Information (NDI) to a spy from the Russian Federation. Except that the "Russian spy" was actually an undercover FBI agent.  Jareh Sebastian... Read more...
HTC could be readying replacements for its mid-range U23 and U23 Pro smartphones, according to a couple of sources. The devices will come with Android 14, Bluetooth 5.3 connectivity, and quite possibly the Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 3 chipset. Hold up, HTC still makes phones? According to a Bluetooth Special... Read more...
Quietly hinted for the past few months, the MIAD01 5G smartphone from portable audio specialist Moondrop has finally broken cover. Available globally for under $400, the Moondrop phone doesn't just target the budget-conscious, but (as you might expect) also audiophiles with powerful Hi-Fi audio features. Fans of... Read more...
Google's latest fan-favorite A-series device -- the Pixel 8a -- is only a month away from launch, but the rumor mill continues to drop new details on this highly-anticipated smartphone. A few supposed renders and promotional images of the device have leaked touting an "AI-mazing" Pixel camera, among other features. it appers Google is equipping Read more...
HMD Global has finally gone solo in the smartphone business by introducing its new HMD Pulse and Vibe smartphone lineup. At present the Pulse series is exclusive to Europe, but HMD promises that its phones will be easy to repair and have low prices to boot. In fact, the Vibe that we'll get Stateside will come in at an... Read more...
BMW is giving its midsize electric i4 and 4-series Gran Coupe sedans a well-deserved refresh inside and out. The 430i Gran Coupe gets a new mild-hybrid paired with its turbocharged four-cylinder engine for more power and torque, while all models get updated engines, laser lighting, revised infotainment, and little... Read more...
The snowball continues to build against TikTok's presence in the U.S. as the Senate was quick to pass the so-called TikTok bill, essentially (once it's signed by President Joe Biden) requiring TikTok's China-based publisher ByteDance to either sell it to a U.S. owner or be banned from the country. This TikTok bill... Read more...
Samsung's Galaxy Z Fold 6 and Flip 6 are about three months out from their planned launch date, and now we have information that the Korean electronics giant will offer the phones in a selection of colors both old and new. There will apparently be five mainstream colorways plus three Samsung.com exclusives. Let's... Read more...
A new rumor has emerged claiming that Apple's upcoming iPhone 16 will ditch physical buttons all round in favor of capacitive ones with haptics for tactile feedback. This change might pave the way for a cleaner look, but also introduce a new Capture button that could be tied directly to the camera or even customized... Read more...
Just when you thought the Mercedes-AMG GT series of 2-door grand tourers couldn't get more sinister, in comes a new flagship with a plug-in hybrid powertrain capable of outputting 805 hp and an earth-crushing, driver-humbling 1,047 lb-ft of torque through all four wheels. That's more than 200 horses and nearly twice... Read more...
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