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As owners of the Pixel 6 continue to battle issues with their smartphone, leaks are already emerging of what the Pixel 7 Pro may look like. The renders indicate the next Pixel may see some changes when it comes to its display. Google's Pixel 6 and 6 Pro launched back in October of last year to both praise and... Read more...
Mobile World Congress is right around the corner, but just as we saw at CES, companies are getting a jump on the event with early announcements. Such is the case with Oppo, which today unveiled its next flagship phone series, the Find X5. There are two main models, the Find X5 Pro and Find X5, both of which tout big... Read more...
When you are on the internet, do you ever browse to a new dark-themed page and think, "Man, I hope I don't get eaten by a grue"? It looks like Google does not seem concerned about this on its search pages one bit. It has been adding seemingly random changes to the dark mode that users may or may not... Read more...
Correct us if we're wrong, but we are pretty sure it is safe to assume that many (not all) of our readers fall into the PC gamer category. Whether you game on consoles or PCs, it may come as a surprise that in the coming year or so, the next device you'll boot up to game on, at least with Steam, might be a... Read more...
A feature, formerly exclusive to the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, has found its way to other Pixel devices in a recent update to Google's Gboard software. That feature is grammar check, and it has a surprisingly small resource footprint, and is reasonably fast, even as far back as on a Pixel 3. The feature, outlined on... Read more...
More than 22 years ago, almost everyone knew that the world was ending when the clock ticked to the year 2000. A general panic ensued as people expected planes to fall out of the sky and nukes to launch due to dated software and hardware. Then at the stroke of midnight the world over...nothing happened. The year... Read more...
Back in 2009, Google published the source code for Chromium OS, the open-source operating system project that underlies Chrome OS. However, while Chromium OS has remained open source, Google has never released a compiled build of the operating system ready for installation. The company has instead focused on releasing... Read more...
Unlike Vegas, what happens on your smartphone may not always stay on your smartphone. App tracking is key to the booming advertising business, and it's why your online habits tend to manifest in ads targeted to your interest. That business model isn't going away entirely, but it is evolving with Apple and now Google... Read more...
If you're using Google's Chrome browser your Windows PC, Linux system, or Mac computer, be sure you have the latest version installed (version 98.0.4758.102). That's because the latest update contains several security fixes, including an emergency patch for a zero-day vulnerability that Google says is being actively... Read more...
Google is looking to join in on the foldable smartphone craze with its own Pixel version. As such, the tech giant is rumored to be starting production on the Pixel Fold later this year. Foldable smartphones are starting to become more of a norm, as more companies look to jump into the foldable market. Companies... Read more...
With Google's surprise launch of its Android 13 developer preview last week, developers are already uncovering some very cool features. One noted developer has found that it is possible to run Windows 11 on a Google Pixel 6. While Google may have surprised everyone with its release of the Android 13 developer... Read more...
A few days after the last security update for the Google Pixel 3 ever, Samsung has announced that select Galaxy devices get four generations of updates. With pre-orders now available for the Galaxy S22 series in full swing, this announcement steps all over Google's policy of up to three years of OS updates for its... Read more...
Google's flagship phone family sure has had its fair share of ups and downs. The Pixel 3 is no different. Today the down is that the device will receive its final security update. While having one of the best phone cameras at the time of release, it did not exactly sell like hotcakes, at least not right away. After... Read more...
Ahead of today's Galaxy Unpacked 2022 event, Samsung had teased the introduction of "the most noteworthy S series device we've ever created," and had even been accepting reservations, with a $50 credit serving as an incentive for doing so. Samsung was obviously referencing its Galaxy S22 series, and today's reveal... Read more...
Back in May of last year, we reported on a new campaign by Google to increase user account security through a number of methods. As part of this campaign, Google announced its plans to drive people to use two-factor authentication (2FA), saying that users whose accounts are appropriately configured would begin to be... Read more...
A phrase jokingly uttered by tech support representatives the world over is, “Could I speak with your child?” Thanks to a new program from Google for Education it has a plan to expand student technical support acumen more into the hardware space, specifically on Chromebooks. Right to Repair has been gaining... Read more...
Premium smartphones are great and all, but they also can cost upwards of $1,000 (sometimes way upwards). Then almost at the polar end of the spectrum, Motorola's refreshed Moto G Stylus for 2022 brings some intriguing upgrades and a premium aesthetic (in a plastic shell) for $299. That's on the high-end of budget or... Read more...
At more than 20% of the worldwide market share in email servers, Gmail, Google’s e-mail service, is currently the number one provider of email on the planet according. As such, Google actually updates the system fairly frequently, and the coming months will be no different—Gmail is getting a makeover and it looks... Read more...
A text message exchange between an Android and iPhone user can be a bit irritating. Not only do users have to stare at different-colored messages, but Android users receive long messages if someone who uses iMessages “reacts” to their text. Google is finally getting rid of at least one of these annoyances by improving... Read more...
I can see a pack of Chromebook owners gathering in the distances with torches and pitchforks in hand, but the crowd is getting smaller. A lot smaller, actually, according to the latest figures from IDC. Or bigger, depending on which numbers you look at (more on that in a moment). Meanwhile, in the dedicated tablet... Read more...
Bungie has been dropping tidbits of information about the upcoming The Witch Queen expansion through trailers and This Week at Bungie posts (TWABs). We so far know a little about some of the coming changes, but next to nothing about weapon crafting or new armor and weapons. The most information we have received so far... Read more...
A new Android scamware scheme may have cost unsuspecting smartphone owners hundreds of millions of dollars. Dubbed “Dark Herring” by Google App Defense Alliance member Zimperium zLabs, it’s been spotted in 470 different applications on the Google Play Store since it first showed up in March 2020. The fraudulent... Read more...
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