Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard is now being checked by European Commission

What you need to know Microsoft announced its intent to acquire Activision Blizzard back on Jan. 18, 2022.  The deal is worth almost $70 billion, and requires regulatory approval from numerous countries and authorities.  One of the biggest authorities is the European Commission, which Microsoft has officially notified.  The European Commission now has until Nov. […]

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Mozilla calls out Microsoft, Apple, and Google for consumers being ‘deprived of choice’ when it comes to browsers

What you need to know Mozilla recently published research about how people use web browsers. A large portion of the report focuses on how large companies, such as Microsoft, Google, Amazon and Apple, make it difficult or impossible to switch default browsers on certain devices. Mozilla makes Firefox, a browser that competes with those made […]

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Samsung’s networking gear is being used to enhance Comcast’s 5G network in the US

Samsung Networks, Samsung Electronics’ network equipment development arm, has announced that its hardware will be used to enhance Comcast and Xfinity Mobile’s 5G networks in the US. The networks will use Samsung’s 5G RAN (Radio Access Network) solutions for consumers and businesses that use the mid-band CBRS (Citizens Broadband Radio Service) spectrum and the low-band (600MHz) […]

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Dynamic Island Only Visible in iPhone 14 Pro Screenshots When Being Used

A key new feature of iPhone 14 Pro models is the Dynamic Island, a pill-shaped area that replaces the notch on previous models. Aided by software, the Dynamic Island morphs into different shapes and sizes for things such as incoming phone calls, alerts, notifications, Face ID authentication, timers, and more. Dynamic Island will also integrate […]

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Being snarky isn’t going to sell your foldable phones, Samsung

We’ve long been cheerleaders for Samsung’s foldable smartphones, and rightly so. It’s an incredible achievement by the company as it has essentially revolutionized the smartphone industry twice in a decade. There aren’t many smartphone manufacturers that can lay claim to that. Samsung has also made it clear that it views foldables as the future of […]

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Apple Watch Series 3 is selling out ahead of being discontinued

The Apple Watch Series 3 appears to be selling out in some regions – just days before it’s expected to be discontinued entirely. After it became clear at Apple’s WWDC event in June that the Series 3 – released way back in 2017 – wouldn’t be able to make the jump to watchOS 9, it’s […]

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New Evidence Points to the Moon Once Being Part of Earth

Roughly 4.5 billion years ago, a primordial version of Earth covered in molten lava orbited the sun. Barely into its newfound existence, it was struck by a smaller object the size of Mars, referred to as Theia, in an explosive event. Theia was blown to pieces by the impact, while a huge chunk of Earth […]

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Samsung’s new ‘Repair Mode’ will keep sensitive data safe while your phone being serviced

It’s standard practice to reset your phone when dropping it off at the service center for repairs – otherwise you risk sensitive data (photos, accounts, etc.) getting into the wrong hands. This creates an additional hassle of having to back up your data first and restoring it after. Samsung has introduced a solution to this […]

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One UI 5.0 Beta is reportedly being tested internally at Samsung, on track for July release

A new report from SamMobile tells that Samsung’s One UI Beta 5.0 is currently being tested internally by Samsung employees. This is according to the outlet’s sources. Samsung’s One UI 5.0 is Samsung’s firmware based on Android 13. Samsung normally launches a beta program annually when there’s a new version of Android. Samsung Galaxy smartphone […]

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Ubisoft showcase set for September, Skull and Bones being shown in July

What you need to know Publisher Ubisoft didn’t really take part in the major summer showcases like Summer Game Fest. Ubisoft confirmed that a Ubisoft Forward presentation on July 7 will focus on the long-delayed pirate game, Skull and Bones.  Ubisoft also shared that a larger Ubisoft Forward showcase is coming on Sep. 10, and […]

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Exclusive: Samsung Galaxy S22 FE may end up being cancelled

It was a big deal when Samsung launched the Galaxy S20 FE or Fan Edition back in September 2020. It had been a few years since it launched an FE-branded phone. Samsung said that the Galaxy S20 FE was a “flagship” device. The company also said that it would release a new FE variant for […]

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iPad Home Hub Support Apparently Being Removed in iOS 16

As part of its rebuilt Home app experience in iOS 16 and iPadOS 16, Apple appears to be removing support for using an iPad as a Home Hub. For those unfamiliar with what a Home Hub does, the HomeKit framework allows you to remotely control compatible smart home devices, but some features like location-based automation […]

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Polar CEO on why being first isn’t always best – and its future plans

“We are sometimes ahead of ourselves,” rues Sander Werring, Polar’s CEO. Polar has just celebrated its 45th birthday, and released the Polar Pacer and Pacer Pro sports watches. The company has been a pioneer of wearable technologies, even if many of the companies that followed its lead are now bigger players. Polar launched the AW200 […]

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iPod Touch Removed From Apple’s Website in Some Countries After Being Discontinued

A few weeks after Apple announced it is discontinuing the iPod touch, the company has started to remove the device from its website in some countries. It is no longer possible to access the iPod touch’s product page on Apple’s website in countries such as Canada, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Singapore, South Korea, […]

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Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Z Flip 4 are one step closer to being in your hands

Samsung fans are eagerly looking forward to the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4. The company made significant improvements to its foldable smartphones last year. It would be interesting to see how it improves them even further in 2022. Expect Samsung to launch these devices in the second half of the year. […]

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Three UK and Vodafone merger being considered

Vodafone Group and Three UK are in talks of a merger according to a recent report from the Financial Times. Based on information from people close to the matter, the two telecoms are looking to form a larger network in a bid to take on the UK’s other two dominant players – EE and Virgin […]

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iPod Touch Completely Sold Out in Apple’s US Store Just Days After Being Discontinued

Just days after being discontinued, the last iPod, the seventh-generation iPod touch, has officially sold out in Apple’s US online store. Yesterday, we reported that some configurations of the iPod touch were being marked as “sold out” in Apple’s US store. Now, all iPod touch models in all configurations are entirely sold out. Apple marked […]

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iPod Touch Already ‘Sold Out’ in Some Configurations After Being Discontinued

Just one day after Apple announced it is discontinuing the iPod touch, which remains available “while supplies last,” the portable music player is now listed as “sold out” in some configurations on Apple’s online store in the United States. For example, the iPod touch can no longer be ordered with 256GB of storage in any […]

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12 LEGO Star Wars Xbox Series S consoles being given away by Microsoft

Some lucky fans will be able to celebrate this year’s Star Wars Day in style. Microsoft is giving away custom Xbox Series S consoles with designs based on LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga. In total, there are 12 designs, each based on a playable character from the game: BB-8, Boba Fett, Chewbacca, Darth Maul, […]

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Samsung’s 200MP camera already being upgraded as we wait for it to arrive on Galaxy phones

A few months ago, Samsung launched the world’s first 200MP camera sensor for mobile devices. Although the ISOCELL HP1 sensor hasn’t been used in any smartphone yet, its successor is already being developed by the South Korean tech giant. According to a new report from GalaxyClub, Samsung is working on one more 200MP camera sensor. […]

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