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Carriers agree to start sharing vertical location data for 911 calls

Calling 9-1-1 in the United States (and many other countries) sends the caller's location to emergency services, so the dispatcher can send assistance as quickly as possible. However, the location data isn't perfect — most notably, it doesn't include the caller's vertical location, an important factor in taller buildings. The three major carriers in the...

PowerVision S1 is the Smallest Smartphone Stabilizer with AI Tracking and 3-Axis Gimbal

There are different gimbals available for smartphones, but most of them are bulky and inconvenient to bring with you. So in order to create a balance between better photography and convenience, you'll need something that is compact, easy to use and serves multiple camera-related needs. This is where the new PowerVision S1 comes into play....

GeForce GPUs are not coming to mobile anytime soon, says NVIDIA CEO

One of the biggest news that came out of this year’s Computex event was Samsung and AMD detailing their upcoming mobile GPU that both companies have been working on since 2019. As AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su revealed during the keynote, the next-gen Exynos will feature AMD’s RDNA 2 GPU along with support for ray...

Microsoft seems set to launch Windows 11 this month

Earlier this week, Microsoft announced a launch event for "the next generation of Windows". But even before then, there's been a lot of speculation on what this new version will be called. All signs are starting to point to the launch of Windows 11. The firm hasn't publicly said so, and won't until its big...

Philips Hue on Android and iOS gets a major design overhaul

Philips has rebuilt the Philips Hue app on Android and iOS from the ground up, and it comes with a brand new design. The updated app has started rolling out to users via Google Play and the App Store, and it includes the following changes: The new Philips Hue app comes with a new intuitive interface...

OxygenOS 11.2.3.3 hotfix update rolling out to address OnePlus 9R battery woes

Shortly after releasing a fresh OxygenOS stable channel build for the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro, OnePlus is back again with a new update for the cheapest phone in the lineup: the OnePlus 9R. The last OxygenOS update for the OnePlus 9R came in late May, bringing several fixes and May 2021 security patches. Well,...

Motorola may be reviving its old “Defy” brand this year

Motorola may revive its old "Defy" brand this year with a new mid-range phone. According to recent leaks, the upcoming Motorola Defy device will feature an HD+ display, Qualcomm's Snapdragon 662 SoC, and 4GB of RAM. For the unaware, the original Motorola Defy debuted all the way back in 2010. It was among the first Android...

Google Fit’s new paced walking activity lets you walk to a beat

Yesterday, we spotted evidence that the Google Fit app for Android is preparing to add a new "paced walking" activity. The description mentioned that paced walking would allow users to set a pace for walks and play a tone to maintain their pace. At the time, the feature wasn't user-accessible. But it looks like it’s...

Apple will make it harder for its AirTags to track people

Following the launch of the Samsung Galaxy SmartTag earlier this year, Apple introduced its location tracking AirTags. Thanks to Apple's tight ecosystem integration, the AirTags proved to be far more powerful than all alternatives, allowing users to track their belongings accurately. To prevent users from tracking others, Apple implemented a feature that would alert users if...

Xiaomi’s newer Redmi Note 10 Pro may launch globally as the POCO X3 GT

It’s no secret at this point that most POCO phones are basically the rebranded versions of the Redmi phones. Take, for example, the newly released POCO M3 Pro 5G, which has the same dimensions and internals as the Redmi Note 10 5G, with the Galaxy S21-Esque back panel being the only thing setting both phones...

Apple’s next iPad Pro may support wireless charging

Apple recently refreshed its iPad Pro lineup with the Apple M1 chip, and it's undoubtedly a beast of a machine. But even though it's more powerful than any tablet on the market today, it still has a few shortcomings. iPadOS, for instance, is one of the major drawbacks of the iPad Pro 2021, as it...

Walmart will officially release its first Android TV devices next week

Walmart sells various tech products under its own "Onn." brand, most of which are cables, adapters, and other accessories. However, the company has also ventured into producing Android tablets, and it has also been working on two Android TV devices. The super-cheap TV dongle and box have now been confirmed to arrive sometime next week. Last...