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Samsung announces the Exynos 9610 SoC with 480FPS slow-motion video recording

Samsung's flagship Exynos 9 series SoCs are used in the international variants of its flagship phones. The company also makes mid-range Exynos 7 series SoCs, which are used in its mid-range Galaxy A series. For example, the Galaxy A8 and the A8+ (2018) are powered by the Exynos 7885 system-on-chip, while the international variants of...

Instagram will start showing a more chronological feed after backlash

A lot of social networking platforms have moved towards "algorithmically" sorted feeds in recent years. Instead of a simple chronological list, the algorithm will try to figure out what posts you are most likely to engage with. This can be incredibly frustrating when you're seeing 3-day old posts at the top of your feed. Instagram...

Future Android version may support turning off the display while screen casting to save battery

The ability to cast a phone's screen to other devices like the Google Chromecast is an often understated feature. It can allow for a number of different types of content to be projected onto your TV screen. You can stream games, show off photos in your gallery, and a whole lot more. It's even possible...

Google Assistant integrates with Google Pay so you can send money with just your voice

Google has been unifying and rebranding a number their services lately in an attempt to make things easier for the consumer. The two services that Google has recently rebranded include Google Pay and Wear OS. With these new changes, we're also seeing other parts under the Google umbrella starting to integrate in a more meaningful...

What do developers think of open source, AI, machine learning, and net neutrality?

A few of the big trends in technology these last few years have been AI and machine learning. The software is getting smarter and developers have access to some awesome tools. That doesn't mean all developers have embraced the trends. Digital Ocean, a U.S.-based cloud infrastructure provider, has released their quarterly report on developer trends. The...

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 will reportedly have In-Display Fingerprint Scanner after all

The idea of Samsung getting a fingerprint scanner embedded in the display of their next smartphone is becoming a running joke. For the last couple of years, there have been rumors circulating about Samsung's next flagship shipping with an in-display fingerprint scanner. Then, as we got closer to the release of the device the rumor...

[Update: LineageOS now works] Samsung Galaxy S9 now able to boot AOSP Android 8.1 Oreo

Ever since Google announced Project Treble, Android enthusiasts have hoped to one day be able to boot AOSP versions of Android on many devices with minimal effort. The idea was only theoretical at first since there hadn't been any real-world testing done but lately, we've seen this come to fruition as developers have been able...

Best Buy reportedly drops deal to carry Huawei smartphones in the U.S.

Huawei's year has not exactly gone as planned. The company was hoping to start the year with a big AT&T launch at CES, but it was canceled the day before the event. Several government agencies then advised against using Huawei phones on U.S. carriers. They did eventually launch the Honor 7X in the U.S., but they...

Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ will soon support ARCore for augmented reality apps

ARCore is Google's new augmented reality platform. Project Tango was deprecated in December, and ARCore intends to carry forward where Tango had left off. The difference between the two platforms was that Tango required dedicated hardware, while ARCore doesn't require any additional hardware for augmented reality. ARCore's motion tracking uses the camera of a phone...

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro can now dual boot ROMs with MultiROM

If Android modding is a mountain, custom ROMs might be the peak. It doesn't get much more hardcore than installing a custom operating system on your phone. The only thing that might be more intense is dual custom ROMs. That's exactly what XDA Senior Members Shahan_mik3 and vasishath have done with MultiROM on the Xiaomi Redmi Note...

Track your smartphone addiction with Phone Usage Monitor

Smartphones are arguably the most addictive devices that have ever been created. It's not so so much the hardware that makes these devices hard to put down. What really drives phone usage is the enormous number of apps. Many of us easily have over 100 apps installed on our phones. The constant checking of Twitter, YouTube,...

Report: Smartwatches will account for almost 40% of wearables shipped in 2022

Wearables have been having some growing pains. Major tech giants seem to have jumped the gun before the hardware was able to catch up to the initial design. As components get smaller and more efficient, the issues that people are having (such as the bad battery life or devices being too big) will quietly go...