Don’t miss this chance to play one of the best games of 2021 — this time-bending shooter is just $10 on PC and its Steam Deck verified too

If you haven’t played Deathloop yet, now is possibly the best chance to get it at the best price I’ve seen for PC and Steam Deck. Deathloop launched is a critically acclaimed shooter with a ridiculously addictive gameplay loop (get it?).  You play as an assassin stuck in a time loop, who has to eliminate […]

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Galaxy S24 display too bright at night? Try these tricks

Samsung’s new Dynamic AMOLED 2X screens for the Galaxy S24, S24+, and S24 Ultra are fantastic in our experience, providing superior image quality, colors, contrast, and brightness levels in all lighting conditions. On the other hand, some users might feel like the Galaxy S24’s screens are a little bit too bright, particularly in dark environments. […]

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The Android photo picker now shows photos stored in the cloud too

Android 13 introduced a privacy-focused photo picker – instead of granting apps full access to your gallery, it let you select only a few photos (and/or videos) which would be made available to the app. This only worked with files stored locally on your phone, however. Now Google has introduced an update that lets you […]

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Windows 11 will soon no longer boot on PCs that are too old to boot it anyway

What you need to know The next version of Windows 11 will now require the POPCNT CPU instruction. This means super old PCs that were already unsupported by Windows 11 will no longer be able to boot the OS. This change doesn’t affect “modern” unsupported PCs released in the last 15 years. PCs with very […]

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Deals: Motorola’s Razr foldables are cheaper than ever, non-folding Motos are on sale too

Foldables are now attainable, if not quite cheap. The Motorola Razr 40 Ultra is down to €800, its lowest price yet. It combines a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 with a 6.9” FHD+ 165Hz LTPO OLED internal display and a usable 3.6” cover display (144Hz, both 10-bit). The 12+13MP camera leaves something to be desired, but […]

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Your next Intel laptop may actually have amazing audio (and it might last longer, too)

What you need to know Cirrus Logic, one of the most prolific manufacturers of compact audio components, has announced a new partnership with Intel and Microsoft. The partnership will see Cirrus Logic provide a new audio system with future Intel laptops to promote massively improved audio fidelity and higher battery life. New high-efficiency power converters, […]

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Weekly poll results: the Honor Magic V2 is too pricey

The Honor Magic V2 may have taken its sweet time before it launched in Europe, but that is not the biggest issue with the phone – last week’s poll indicates that the high price is what will keep most people away. One in three voters picked that option. Foldables are expensive, sure, but £1,700/€2,000 is […]

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Samsung Galaxy S24 pre-orders start in the US, Galaxy A25 and A15 5G too

This week’s Unpacked event brought Samsung’s latest flagships – the Galaxy S24 trio. You can check out our hands-on review for an introduction to the new features and hardware upgrades. And if you’re curious what all those AI features are all about, watch these videos. The Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra is a rethink on how […]

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Samsung and Microsoft figure out how to use smartphone cameras as webcams a few years too late

What you need to know Samsung just announced that its Galaxy phones will soon be able to act as webcams on Windows Pcs. The feature will first ship to Samsung’s flagship smartphones that ship later this year. Samsung also announced integrations between Microsoft’s Copilot and Samsung smartphones and PCs. Samsung and Microsoft are best friends […]

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Lenovo updates our best Windows laptop with Intel Core Ultra (and makes it blue), the dual-screen Yoga Book gets some love, too

What you need to know CES is here, and Lenovo is updating its popular Yoga family with Intel’s latest hardware and some new features. Windows Central’s favorite Lenovo Yoga 9i 2-in-1 is getting refreshed with Intel Core Ultra, an improved OLED display, and a gorgeous new “Cosmic Blue” color. Other Lenovo Yoga and Yoga Pro […]

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How I spiced up the Spotify Windows app with a custom theme and extensions using the terminal (and you can too)

Back in the days of Windows Phone, we’d often see all kinds of creative ways to interact with apps and services that we either didn’t have or had sub-par support for.  Learning from those days, I love to poke around on the web and see what interesting third-party projects are out there that do something […]

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This Funko miniature version of me is the WEIRDEST package I’ve ever received — And you can make yourself, too

Popular toys and collectibles brand Funko POP! recently began trending in tech circles thanks to Microsoft Designer, of all things. A new prompt lets people generate a personalized Funko figure of themselves with AI, with surprisingly tremendous and detailed results. The timing of this trend didn’t escape my notice because I had actually received a […]

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The new Samsung Galaxy A05 gets a discount in India, older models get cheaper too

The new Samsung Galaxy A05 launched in India a couple of weeks ago and it is a major upgrade over the A04. This includes the much better 6.7” FHD+ display (up from 6.5” HD+) and a more powerful Helio G85 chipset (vs. Helio P35). The more powerful chipset also enables 1080p video at 60fps (up […]

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Microsoft vs. FTC II: The Wrath of Khan — the FTC once again comes for Microsoft, for gaming, and now AI too

What you need to know The US Federal Trade Commission will look at Microsoft and OpenAI to see if the two companies have violated antitrust laws, according to reports. These are only preliminary inquiries, and the FTC has not opened an official investigation at this time. The UK Competition and Markets Authority announced earlier today […]

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Are Microsoft and OpenAI too close? UK CMA will look into the complicated partnership that could forge the future of AI.

What you need to know The UK Competition and Markets Authority has invited comments on the partnership between OpenAI and Microsoft. Microsoft and OpenAI have a complex relationship, including Microsoft investing billions of dollars in OpenAI and having a 49 percent stake in OpenAI’s for-profit arm. OpenAI CEO and co-founder Sam Altman almost joined Microsoft […]

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Flashback: Symbian Belle almost caught up to Android, but it was too late

Last time we looked back at Nokia’s attempt to modernize Symbian with Anna, but that was only the first step. The next was called Belle, which brought the long-lived OS even closer to the modern design of its Android and iOS competitors. Belle brought important quality of life changes that made the interface much more […]

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The Nothing Phones are discounted in Germany, you can get a Pixel phone too

Nothing is yet to branch out into multiple phone lines – right now the Nothing Phone (2) is its flagship, the older Phone (1) is sticking around as the mid-ranger. You can pick it up for €320 for an 8/128GB model, though for a small premium you can get the 12/256GB option, which is probably […]

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I bought this revolutionary Xbox controller at the lowest price we’ve ever seen it — here’s why you should too

I needed a new controller for my Xbox Series X and fortunately the Cyber Monday sales have come up in a clutch. Why’s that? I’ve been able to score the revolutionary GameSir G7 SE complete with hall effect sticks and triggers for the lowest price we’ve seen on it so far. At this price, buying […]

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Why Xbox fans should snap up this crazy Meta Quest 2 deal before it’s too late

Now the Meta Quest 3 is here, the Black Friday weekend has thrown up some absolutely scorching deals on its predecessor, the Meta Quest 2. It’s still a brilliant VR headset, and Xbox fans in particular should be snapping one up with the incoming ability to stream games from Game Pass into the headset. Now […]

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I paid just $199 for this WD NAS with 18TB of HDD storage for Black Friday — and you can too!

If you’re looking to upgrade your network storage solution this Black Friday, you are most definitely in luck. Right now, Best Buy has an insane deal on an 18TB (yes, terabyte) NAS from Western Digital, roughly halving the price from $404 to just $199, while stocks last. That’s 18GB of storage per dollar. $200 for […]

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