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How to Install a Custom ROM on your Android Phone to give it a fresh new look!

Every smartphone comes with a default ROM or UI pre-installed. It can be AOSP-based with not a lot of added features, more commonly referred to as Stock Android, or it can be a custom skin from a particular brand. Samsung phones, for example, use a custom UX based on Android called OneUI. Xiaomi phones use...

Xiaomi’s new 20,000mAh (50W) fast charging power bank can charge your laptop, phone, and accessories

Xiaomi India today unveiled Mi Power Bank Hyper Sonic, the company’s latest power bank that lets you charge multiple devices at once, including your smartphone, laptop, and other accessories. The power bank is open for crowdfunding starting today and supports up to 50W fast charging. Mi Power Bank Hyper Sonic packs in a massive 20,000mAh battery...

Intel NUC 11 ‘Beast Canyon’ launches with redesigned chassis and CPU options

Intel has introduced a new NUC (Next Unit of Computing) Extreme kit, codenamed ‘Beast Canyon,’ an update to the NUC 9 from last year. The new NUC 11 is pretty interesting as it features the latest 11th-gen Intel processors going up to a Core i9-11900KB and includes the option to add a full-size 12-inch GPU...

Xbox Game Pass update hints at possible Android TV support

A big pitch of cloud gaming is cross-device compatibility. All cloud gaming services promise that you can play all your games on multiple devices, including a phone, PC, tablet, laptop, and even in a web browser. However, smart TVs haven’t been on the radar of cloud gaming providers up until recently. Google finally expanded Stadia...

Facebook thinks you’ll buy its smart glasses if it has Ray-Ban branding

In March this year, Facebook showcased new wristband controllers for future AR systems. The wristband controllers aimed to provide a more natural and intuitive method to control the company's upcoming AR glasses. While Facebook didn't share any details about the AR glasses at the time, Mark Zuckerberg has now confirmed some details. During an earnings call...

AMD’s Radeon RX 6600 XT is made for 1080p gaming and costs $379

AMD has added a new member to its Radeon RX 6000 series of graphics cards targetting gamers looking for a capable 1080p GPU. The new RX 6600 XT sits below the RX 6700 XT, making it the fifth card in the series based on the RDNA2 architecture. The latest GPU comes with 8GB of GDDR6...

Motorola Edge 20 series launches with an affordable flagship and two mid-range phones

Following a long run-up of leaks and rumors, Motorola has taken the wraps off of the Motorola Edge 20 series, the next line of phones in Motorola's premium Edge brand. The Edge 20 series is comprised of the Motorola Edge 20 Lite, the Motorola Edge 20, and the Motorola Edge 20 Pro, all of which...

CarbonROM releases Android 11 builds for 16 phones from OnePlus, Xiaomi, and others

The CarbonROM team has announced the first stable builds of CarbonROM 9.0 (CR-9.0) based on Android 11. CarbonROM is undoubtedly a little late to the Android 11 party, but if you are a fan of the ROM and were waiting for a stable release, you can finally try it out on your phone — assuming...

Google Contacts update enables Material You’s dynamic theming on Android 12

Theming support in Android is something that Google has been working on for years, though they've mostly focused on providing system APIs and frameworks for OEMs to build their own theming engines on top of. With the Android 12 update and Google’s new "Material You" design language,  though, Google is bringing theming to the forefront...

With Windows 11 in the Beta channel, it’s time to check your rings

Earlier today, Microsoft released Windows 11 to the Beta channel of the Windows Insider Program. It's the next step in the development of the new OS, something that the firm promised to deliver by the end of July, and it delivered. Those in the Dev channel have been testing out Windows 11 for over a...

Google Fit update simplifies viewing and adding your data

The Google Fit app doesn't often get updates, but there have been a few notable releases in the last few months. Earlier this year, Google updated the app so that it can use the cameras to measure your heart or respiratory rate — though only if you have a Google Pixel smartphone. One long-standing issue...

Microsoft releases Windows 10 build 19043.1151 – here’s what’s new

Today, Microsoft is releasing its latest preview updates for supported versions of Windows 10. These updates are also known as 'C' and 'D' week updates, with the letter standing for the week of the month (Patch Tuesday, which is the second week of the month, is the 'B' week update). Being that all supported version...