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Xiaomi reveals the first Snapdragon 8 powered smartphone

Today on the Big Island in Hawaii, Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, its next-generation flagship mobile chipset. As usual, the company is also unveiling partners that will be using the new product, but it went a step further this time. Xiaomi actually announced a new device, the Xiaomi 12 Series, and it's going...

The Realme GT 2 Pro will be one of the first phones to launch with the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip

We recently got our first look at leaked renders of the Realme GT 2 Pro -- the "ultra-premium flagship" that Madhav Sheth talked about in an interview last month. The renders gave us a good look at its unique design and also highlighted some of its specifications. Soon after the renders popped up online, Realme's...

Hands-on with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Reference Device

It's Qualcomm's Snapdragon Technology Summit, and just as it does every year, the company announced its latest flagship mobile processor. It changed up its branding this year after maxing out with the Snapdragon 888 last year. Since 8 means premium, we're getting the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. It follows in line with the branding we've...

The new Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 is the flagship SoC of 2022 — Here’s what you need to know

Qualcomm's Snapdragon chipsets are found in every segment of the Android world, powering millions of devices. This year marks a change in the naming strategy for the company, and not only is the Snapdragon brand now separate from "Qualcomm", but the way the chipsets themselves are named has also changed. This year, the company has...

Twitch now supports watching streams with friends using Apple SharePlay

Apple SharePlay is a new feature on iOS and macOS that allows you to watch content with other people over FaceTime, like a system-level version of Prime Video's 'Watch Party' or Instagram's 'Co-Watching' feature. There aren't many applications and services that work with SharePlay yet, but streaming platform Twitch announced today that SharePlay is now...

Fall Guys for Xbox and Nintendo Switch delayed again

Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout was a surprise hit last year on PC and PlayStation 4, quickly becoming one of the most popular games on Twitch and spawning endless memes. The multiplayer party game promised ports for Xbox and Nintendo Switch were in development, but they have unfortunately been delayed again. Fall Guys developer Mediatonic wrote in...

Microsoft PowerToys 0.51 adds a mouse highlighter for presentations

Microsoft's PowerToys suite is getting an update to version 0.51 today, adding a new tool called Mouse Highlighter. This is different from the Find My Mouse feature introduced in the last version, and it's more so geared towards presentations. When you enable Mouse Highlighter - which you can do by pressing Windows + Shift + N simultaneously - a...

Windows 11 Paint update brings a more uniform design for Insiders

Microsoft has released an update for the Windows 11 Paint app for Insiders enrolled in the Dev channel of the program. The update goes further in modernizing the UI elements of the app to align with the rest of Windows 11. When Microsoft first introduced the new Paint app, some dialogs, like the color picker and...

Amazon Appstore is currently broken on Android 12

Amazon Appstore is one of the most popular app stores for Android, outside of Google's own Play Store. Not only is it the default place to download apps and games on Amazon's Fire tablets, but it's also available on other Android devices, and it's built into the new Windows Subsystem for Android. However, it seems...

Minecraft’s Caves & Cliffs Part 2 update is now available on all platforms

Minecraft is one of the most popular video games of all time, and Mojang has continued to release new updates for both the Bedrock Edition (mobile, Windows 10 Edition, consoles, etc.) and the original Java Edition. The massive 'Caves & Cliffs' update was first announced last year, but was later split into two updates. Part...

Nokia 9 PureView owners will get a discount on a budget phone instead of Android 11

The Nokia 9 PureView was one of the first flagship phones produced by HMD Global with Nokia branding, packed with a Snapdragon 845 chipset and five rear cameras. However, like most other Nokia phones, it was slow to receive updates. HMD has now confirmed the phone won't get Android 11, but the company is offering...

XDA Basics: How to set a silent but vibrating alarm on your Apple Watch

Most people I know struggle with waking up early in the morning. Our loud alarms can make the process even harder and more unpleasant. I'm aware there are soft alarms out there that aren't as bad. However, some of us find them startling as well. There are also people who live with others who don't...