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ARM launches the ARMv9 architecture with SVE2 and new security features

Earlier today as part of its Vision Day event, ARM disclosed some details about its new ARMv9 architecture, which the company expects will be used in over 300 billion chips this decade. The last major revision to ARM's ISA was v8, which was introduced in October of 2011 with the 64-bit AArch64 instruction set. However, ARM...

Google’s next Pixel Buds could be more affordable

Google is reportedly gearing up to release new wireless earbuds that could be more affordable than the existing Pixel Buds. The earbuds, called Pixel Buds A, are said to feature a similar design and functionality to the current Pixel Buds. 9to5Google reports the Pixel Buds A will launch in two colors: a darker forest green and...

Google is testing its alternative to cookies for tracking web browsing

Google has announced it’s starting to test an “origin trial” with a new piece of web technology called Federated Learning of Cohorts (FLoC). The announcement comes on the heels of Google saying it will phase out third-party cookies and the use of user-agent strings. The introduction of FloC arrives amidst a reckoning for the open web....

Verizon will shut down its 3G network next year, following multiple delays

Many of us are excited for 5G to take off, but it's a bit difficult for carriers to effectively roll out 5G while still dedicating valuable spectrum to 4G and 3G. That's why most carriers have been trying to phase out 3G, and now Verizon has set a firm date for the shutdown of its...

U.S. Government has dropped its years-long antitrust case against Qualcomm

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the U.S. federal agency tasked with enforcing antitrust law, has announced it is dropping a years-long antitrust lawsuit case against chip design firm Qualcomm. The lawsuit accused Qualcomm of maintaining a monopoly over smartphone modems. Last year, a federal appeals court reversed a lower court’s ruling that Qualcomm stop bundling its...

Stack is a sweet new document scanner app made by Google

Google’s Area 120 team, an in-house incubator that develops experimental projects, has announced a new document scanner app called Stack. The app is available now for Android in the U.S., with no word if it’ll come to iOS or other countries. Google said it utilized the artificial intelligence created by its DocAI team to make Stack...

The Best Microsoft Surface Duo Case: Noreve, Foluu, OtterBox, and more!

Microsoft’s dual-screen mobile device, the Surface Duo, is one of the most exciting product launches of the past few years. It sports two 5.6-inch displays that turn into an 8.1-inch tablet, a 360-degree hinge, an 11-megapixel camera, a 3,577mAh battery, a Snapdragon 855 processor, Android 10, and lots more. Originally launched in the US last...

Spotify and LinkedIn also working on Clubhouse-style audio room features

The sudden popularity of Clubhouse, a social media app where people can create voice rooms or listen to existing ones, has caused several other apps to duplicate its functionality. Now it seems the next apps to get Clubhouse-style audio rooms might be Spotify and LinkedIn. Spotify announced today that it has acquired Betty Labs, developers of...

Google Maps gets a ton of new features including indoor AR navigation

People are traveling less due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but when the industry gets back on its feet, Google Maps will be ready with a really cool feature, which will make it easy to navigate indoors. Google on Tuesday announced Maps users will be able to take advantage of Live View in certain indoor locations, including...

Apple WWDC 21 announced: Here’s when iOS 15 is expected

Apple has officially announced dates for its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), which will once again be an online-only event. The highly anticipated event will take place from June 7 through June 11, about two months from now. As in years past, developers and consumers will get an early look at the future of iOS, iPadOS, macOS,...

Five Useful APIs for Startups

Fixer Fixer is a foreign exchange rates and currency conversion JSON API. This simple and lightweight API will help you search current and historical foreign exchange rates. Thousands of developers use this tool every day. The service has great sources for their data, and six years of experience. The data sources are updated in real-time, every...

NewPipe 0.21.0 now lets you stream DRM-free music from Bandcamp

NewPipe, the popular, open-source YouTube client for Android, has been steadily gaining new features and functionalities over the past months. In the last update, the app brought support for YouTube Chapters, several UI improvements, and more. Now the app is getting a fresh update that adds support for Bandcamp, improves the overall user experience, and...