Microsoft’s latest Copilot coercion forced me through the five stages of grief over the death of the Windows 11 desktop

What you need to know Windows 11 Insider builds recently started having Copilot launch automatically when booting up a PC. Microsoft began testing this functionality earlier this year before pausing it temporarily. Copilot will open automatically on wide screen PCs and the feature can be disabled through the Settings app. Microsoft’s push to get Copilot […]

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vivo T3x passes through Geekbench as its Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 SoC is officially confirmed

vivo is making the T3x official for the Indian market on April 17 at 12 PM local time. Through a microsite on Flipkart, we’ve already found out that it will be priced under INR 15,000. As the microsite has now revealed the fact that it’s powered by the Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 SoC, a T3x […]

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As Helldivers 2 Automatons tear through the galaxy, players get new Warbond and big Ship Module upgrades to even the odds

Earlier this week, Helldivers 2’s Automaton menace — thought to have been destroyed for good over the weekend during a successful offensive — returned to the Galactic War en masse, invading Cyberstan and many other planets with a colossal invasion fleet. We’ve got a Major Order to slow its advance as much as we can […]

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How Whoop's Health Monitor guided me through a nasty bug

One of my favorite Whoop features is Health Monitor, and once again, it’s just come to my rescue. Health Monitor is a daily overview of your general well-being via five core metrics: resting heart rate, breathing rate, skin temperature, heart rate variability (HRV), and blood oxygen. If you get ill (or experience the effects of […]

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Can You View a Round Solar Eclipse Through a Square Hole?

If you live in the US and missed the last total solar eclipse in 2017, good news! You’re about to get another chance. There will be a total solar eclipse passing through Texas and the Midwest states on April 8. Remember that in a solar eclipse, the moon’s shadow falls on the Earth. If you’re […]

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Honor Magic6 series will support 5.5G through a software update

5.5G is the new buzzword in China these days, with Oppo, Xiaomi, and vivo already announcing support for the tech for their respective flagship devices in the past week or so. And now Honor has also revealed that, once 5.5G networks are active, its Magic6 series will all support 5.5G through a software update. If […]

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The Feds Are Trying to Get Plants to Mine Metal Through Their Roots

“Just like we do research with corn, wheat, soybean, getting these plants to be more efficient in taking up nutrients—nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium—well, there needs to be this research that goes into understanding the mechanisms of metal hyperaccumulation,” says McNear. “And then enhancing that, whether it be through gene editing or whatever.” ARPA-E is eying a […]

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Summon your digital assistant through a gesture in One UI 6.1

With the release of the Galaxy S24 series and One UI 6.1, Samsung changed several things about the UI. For one, the company removed its navigation gestures and focused more on Google’s implementation. The company also brought the new Circle to Search feature to the forefront. In addition, One UI 6.1 introduces a new way […]

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This Xiaomi foldable phone could rip through Galaxy Z Fold 6 with its specs

A few days ago, we revealed that Samsung will launch its next-generation foldable phones, Galaxy Z Flip 6 and Galaxy Z Fold 6, in July 2024. The upcoming foldable phones could appear underwhelming, though, thanks to some intensely specced foldable phones expected to launch this year. Xiaomi MIX Fold 4 specs are over the top […]

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Apple Watch Pulse Oximetry Can Be Reactivated Through Software in 2028 or With Successful Appeal

Apple has been selling the Apple Watch Series 9 and Apple Watch Ultra 2 without the blood oxygen monitoring feature in the U.S. since mid-January, and while we’ve suspected Apple would be able to reintroduce pulse oximetry in models that lack it through a future software update, new information from the U.S. Customs and Border […]

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Microsoft introduces the ability to play purchased Xbox games via the cloud through Boosteroid

What you need to know Microsoft announced a 10-year partnership with Boosteroid last year. This partnership received its first batch of games in June 2023.  Players can now stream a select number of games they’ve purchased through Boosteroid. Those same games are also available to Boosteroid customers with Game Pass Ultimate. This is the first […]

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Persona 3 Reload DLC is already here, and you’ll be able to get it for free through Xbox Game Pass Ultimate

What you need to know During the Xbox Partner Preview 2024 event, Atlus revealed a ton of DLC for its extremely successful JRPG, Persona 3 Reload. The DLC includes a massive story expansion called Episode Aigis -The Answer-, background music from Persona 4 Golden and Persona 5 Royal, Velvet Room costumes, and Velvet Room-themed background […]

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Final Fantasy XIV finally gets Xbox release date, Starter Edition offered for free through Game Pass Ultimate

What you need to know Square Enix’s MMORPG (massively multiplayer online role-playing game) Final Fantasy XIV is currently in beta testing on Xbox Series X|S.  Final Fantasy XIV is fully launching on Xbox Series X|S consoles on March 21, 2024. While the beta test was limited to new players, the full launch will allow players […]

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Galaxy S24 Ultra gets the best deals through Discover Spring Sale

Samsung’s Discover Spring Sale 2024 event is live starting today, and the first mobile deal is hitting the online store as we speak! Galaxy S24 Ultra buyers are in for a surprise, as they can benefit from instant Samsung Credit and enhanced trade-in deals. Here’s the gist of today’s Galaxy S24 Ultra Sprint Sale deal. […]

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Netflix No Longer Allowing Subscribers to Pay Through Apple’s App Store

Netflix subscribers who still pay their monthly fees through the App Store in-app purchase system will soon need to add a new payment method to keep their accounts active, Netflix is telling customers. Though Netflix stopped allowing customers to subscribe to its streaming service on iOS devices way back in 2018, it has allowed customers […]

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Forza Horizon 5 will let you drive a slice of Europe through Mexico in the next content update

What you need to know The next Forza Horizon 5 content update has been announced, and it’s bringing 12 new cars from European automotive manufacturers. You’ll be able to earn cars from Lotus, Mercedes-Benz, Aston Martin, and more in addition to a new four-car DLC pack. All routes from the Rally Adventure DLC is being […]

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OnePlus Watch 2 passes through the FCC with huge battery

Ahead of its official unveiling next week, on February 26, today the OnePlus Watch 2 was spotted at the FCC. The necessary certification reveals the fact that the wearable will have a 500 mAh battery, which is pretty huge for a smartwatch. For context, note that the original OnePlus Watch had a 402 mAh cell, […]

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You can access Galaxy AI features through Bixby voice commands

With the Galaxy S24 series, Samsung unveiled Galaxy AI, a suite of software features powered by AI and Generative AI. Those features are currently available only on the Galaxy S24 series, but they are expected to be released to the Galaxy S23, Galaxy Z Flip 5, Galaxy Z Fold 5, and the Galaxy Tab S9 […]

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Apple Responds to Meta’s Plan to Charge 30% Fee on Boosted Posts Purchased Through App Store

In October 2022, Apple updated its App Store Review Guidelines to clarify that sales of “boosted” posts in social media apps must use the App Store’s in-app purchase system. Apple thereby receives up to a 30% cut of these sales. As a result of that clarification, Meta today announced that it will soon charge advertisers […]

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Oppo Reno11 F teased with official images as it passes through Geekbench

Oppo’s Reno11 F has a dedicated page over on the company’s Indonesian website, despite not having become official yet. You can register your interest over there and you’ll receive more information about it when it does launch. The Indonesian website also gives us some official images of the device, telling us that it sports “ultra-fast […]

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