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Corbin Davenport
Corbin Davenport

Corbin is a tech journalist and software developer based in Raleigh, North Carolina. He's also the host of the Tech Tales podcast, which explores the history of the technology industry. Follow him on Twitter at @corbindavenport.

Exclusive: This upcoming Infinix phone has a Dimensity 900 chipset and 5G

Infinix has been selling phones in parts of Europe and Asia since 2013, and the company has seen increasing success in India with its newer phones. Infinix released the premium Zero X series last year with MediaTek Helio G chipsets, and now XDA Developers has obtained photos of another model in development. We don't have any...

Surface Duo finally receives Android 11 update after missing original 2021 target

The original Microsoft Surface Duo shipped with Android 10 out of the box, and the phone's software experience was famously buggy. Microsoft rolled out a few fixes in the months after release, but the company eventually shifted its resources to bringing the Surface Duo 2's updated software (based on Android 11) to the original model....

Lenovo ‘Halo’ gaming phone leaks with unannounced Snapdragon chipset

Lenovo has owned Motorola for several years now, but the company has also continued to sell phones under its own name. The Lenovo Legion Phone Duel 2 arrived last year (what a name!), and while a sequel to that device is still in the works, now another gaming-focused phone is seemingly on the way. Evan Blass,...

AiryxOS wants to be an open-source macOS, complete with support for Mac apps

There are dozens (or perhaps hundreds) of excellent desktop Linux distributions that can be capable alternatives to Windows or macOS, but there are also a few systems that are outright clones of proprietary software products. One of them is AiryxOS, which aims to combine the interface and software design of macOS with the versatility of...

Samsung Galaxy S21 vs Galaxy S21 FE: Which phone is worth your money?

Following months of rumors, leaks, and (possible) delays, Samsung finally released the Galaxy 21 FE on January 3, 2022 — the 'FE' standing for 'Fan Edition.' The phone is a sequel to the much-loved Galaxy S20 FE, and mainly serves as a more budget-friendly version of last year's Galaxy S21. The phone will also presumably...

Get the OnePlus 9 series or Nord N200 on sale today

The OnePlus 10 series is just around the corner, which means OnePlus is attempting to clear out old inventory with sales. Now the company is dropping the prices on three of its devices from 2021: the OnePlus 9 Pro, OnePlus 9, and OnePlus Nord N200. Best of all, the sale is live at multiple stores,...

Microsoft made a custom Xbox Series S for the Year of the Tiger

Microsoft has produced many, many, many Xbox consoles over the years with custom designs. Some were tie-ins with popular games and sold at retail stores, usually nothing more than a skin or custom faceplate, while others were more detailed with limited availability. Microsoft revealed another custom design on Friday, themed after the Year of the...

Microsoft turns off Excel 4.0 macros by default, because they’re mostly used for malware

The first version of Microsoft Excel was released 35 years ago, and we've all learned a bit more about computer security since then. The first iteration of Excel macros could call on and execute other programs on a computer, which was helpful in the early days of number-crunching, but at this point it's mostly just...

Samsung Galaxy A53 passes through TENAA, some specifications revealed

The Galaxy S22 series isn't too far off, with Samsung now accepting reservation orders for the phones, but there are a few other devices in the pipeline too. One of them is the Galaxy A53, the upcoming entry in Samsung's super-popular A50 lineup, which has already leaked a few times. Now we have the first...

Apple fixes Safari IndexedDB data leak in iOS 15.3 and macOS 12.2 Release Candidates

Last week, security researcher Martin Bajanik published details about a security vulnerability in Safari 15, which allows sites to see the names (but not the contents) of databases saved by other websites. This can potentially serve as a fingerprinting method, but Apple is seemingly close to releasing a fix on both macOS and iOS. The security...

Play a custom sound when you open or close a Galaxy Z Fold or Flip with this app

The Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 are two of the most popular folding phones right now, with the former having a book-like design, and the latter being a throwback to the flip phones of yesteryear. The unique form factors have served as inspiration for some interesting mods, such as the CoverScreen...

Twitter makes it easier to identify and block crypto bros with new NFT profile photos feature

Over the past few months, nearly every company on the planet has been searching for something to do with NFTs (non-fungible tokens), much like the initial blockchain craze from a few years ago. Twitter set up a dedicated team to work on NFT-related features back in November, and now the first one has arrived —...