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MediaTek unveils its first 5G modem with mmWave support

MediaTek on Monday unveiled the M80, the company’s first modem with 5G mmWave support. The M80 is the direct successor to last year’s Helio M70 modem and will go head-to-head against Qualcomm’s X60 modem. The Helio M70 was the company’s first 5G modem, but it lacked support for mmWave bands. The M80 addresses this as...

Google is shutting down its in-house Stadia game studio

Google on Monday confirmed plans to shut down Stadia’s internal game development division, citing challenges of cost and time as two major factors. The search giant reiterated that this doesn’t mean Stadia itself is shutting down for consumers. When Stadia first launched, Google not only promised the service would be the future of gaming, but also...

Google is making it easier to learn about Search results

Google has announced plans to add a feature to Search that will provide more context to results. That means you’ll be able to learn more about the search result, the website it’s featured on, and where that information is coming from. The goal is to better familiarize users with websites they may not recognize. “But there’s also...

Mozilla drops support for desktop web apps in Firefox

Recently, Mozilla introduced Firefox 85, which added protections against “supercookies.” The update also appears to have dropped support for Site Specific Browser (SSB) functionality, which some users are very unhappy about. Mozilla actually signaled its intentions to drop support for SSB functionality weeks ago. In its bug-tracking forums, one developer said the feature has always had...

The February 2021 security update is here, and it’s already available for the Galaxy S20 and Note 20

It's the first Monday of the month, which means it's time for another security update. Google today published the February 2021 Android Security Bulletin, and with it, the February 2021 security update for Pixel phones. Google's Pixel phones aren't the only devices getting the update today, though, as Samsung followed Google's announcement by pushing an...

Ford is putting Android in its cars by 2023

Ford on Monday announced a partnership with Google that will see the automaker use Android Automotive to power the infotainment systems in its vehicles beginning in 2023. The automaker also revealed it will utilize Google’s cloud services for things like data, artificial intelligence, and machine learning. The new integration means Ford and Lincoln vehicles will provide...

Samsung’s other foldable phone, the Galaxy Z Flip 5G, just got a hefty price drop

I love the concept of foldable phones. I loved my flip phones back in the day (I know, I'm ancient), and some of the foldables on the market replicate that old-school feeling with new-school technology. The problem is with the price--foldables are still relatively new, and the high prices match that fact. So when the...

The Phone that Glows – OPPO Reno5 Pro Review [XDA TV]

In a world of smartphones that look increasingly alike, OPPO aims to make a device that stands out, with a glow-in-the-dark design. The OPPO Reno5 Pro is the company's first big launch of 2021. Along with the new phone comes an updated OS in the form of ColorOS 11.1 This latest update features several new...

Download: Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro and Redmi Note 9S get MIUI 12 update with Android 11

Xiaomi's Redmi Note 9 Pro is one of the best purchases available in the early mid-range in India, offering itself as a great hardware package at an aggressive price point. The phone comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G chip, an impressive quad-camera array, a massive 5,020mAh battery, and support for up to 18W fast charging....

LG starts rolling out the Android 11 update to the LG Velvet

In a perfect world, Android 11 would already be available for every phone released in the last 18 months. But it’s a slow process, and if you’re an LG Velvet owner, your patience will soon be rewarded. LG announced that an Android 11 beta preview for the LG Velvet will soon be available in South Korea....

This tool lets you easily make a Windows 10X image for your PC

Microsoft's Windows 10 OS enjoys a lion's share of the desktop operating system market due to the fact that it can be installed on virtually any modern x86 PC. Windows 10X, however, is a unique flavor of Microsoft's operating system that was originally designed solely for foldable and dual-screen devices but has since been reworked...