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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.

Google reportedly working on tap-to-transfer feature for media in Android 13

Android 12L hasn't been officially released yet, but that isn't stopping Google from working on the next major release, Android 13 (which is internally codenamed "Tiramisu"). We've already covered some of the features currently in the works for Android 13, but now details are public about another possible change — a "tap to transfer" feature...

Linux Mint strikes deal with Mozilla to keep Firefox as default web browser

Linux Mint has been one of the most popular desktop Linux distributions for years, combining an Ubuntu base with different desktop environments and built-in applications. Linux Mint 20.3 was just released last week with several new features, and now the operating system is partnering with Mozilla to keep Firefox as the default web browser. Linut Mint...

Linux kernel 5.16 now available with performance tweaks, Nintendo Switch controller drivers, and more

The Linux kernel is at the heart of countless devices and operating systems, including Android phones and tablets, Chromebooks, desktop Linux distributions, and much more. New versions are usually released every few months, and now version 5.16 is available to try out. Linus Torvalds, the creator and lead maintainer of the Linux kernel, wrote on the...

Satechi’s new four-port USB charger can reach 165W

Satechi manufactures accessories for PCs and mobile devices, from chargers to dongles, most of which have a premium build quality. During last week's CES 2022 event, the company revealed a new powerful USB Type-C charger with four high-speed ports. It seems like the perfect charger for anyone who uses several devices with USB Power Delivery,...

It takes two to tango as Take-Two acquires Zynga, the creator of FarmVille

Zynga has developed many free-to-play games for mobile and desktop platforms over the years, including the original Farmville, Draw Something, and Words With Friends. For better or worse, the company was one of the pioneers in the spend-real-money-in-a-game genre, and now it's being acquired by game publisher Take-Two for what can only be described as...

WhatsApp rolls out new search filters on Android and iOS

WhatsApp is one of the most popular messaging services in the world, with somewhere over a billion people using it on a regular basis. The platform is also rapidly evolving, as new features are being tested and rolled out constantly. This time, WhatsApp is rolling out new search filters in the WhatsApp Business application. WhatsApp Business...

Get a Nest Hub for $60 ($40 off), or a Nest Audio speaker for $75 ($25 off)

Google sells a few different smart speakers at the moment. There’s the compact audio-only Nest Mini, the Nest Audio with improved sound quality, the Nest Hub with a touchscreen, and the larger Nest Hub Max with an integrated camera. Even though there's some legal drama surrounding Nest devices right now, they're still excellent smart speakers...

Lenovo Legion Y700 is an upcoming 8.8-inch 120Hz gaming Android tablet

Gaming phones, such as the ASUS ROG Phone 5 and Red Magic 62 Pro, have become more and more popular in recent years. However, we haven't seen nearly as many tablets oriented towards gaming — presumably because phones are easier to hold for extended periods of time than larger tablets. That isn't stopping Lenovo from...

Tablo reveals ultimate cord-cutting DVR with four tuners and 4K ATSC 3.0 support

The never-ending increasing prices for cable television and cord-cutting alternatives (like YouTube TV) in the United States has led to something of a resurgence in popularity for over-the-air television, which can sometimes offer popular live channels with no recurring cost, depending on your geographic location. Tablo has been selling DVRs for years, but now it...

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra will reportedly reduce S Pen latency by three times

Slowly but surely, all the details about Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S22 series are being leaked ahead of the official launch. The Galaxy S22 Ultra might be the most interesting of the bunch, since it seems to be replacing the long-running Galaxy Note line, and details about the phone's camera were leaked earlier this week. Now...

Canonical is reworking Snap application packages on Linux

Snap is a software packaging and distribution platform for Linux developed by Canonical, creators of Ubuntu Linux. Snap applications are more portable than traditional Linux software, and most of them are containerized to prevent some common security issues. However, Snap also has plenty of problems, which might be the reason Canonical is experimenting with a...

XDA forums now open for Honor Magic V, Vivo V23 Pro, and iQOO 9

It's an exciting time for smartphones, between the handful of new devices that arrived before the end of the year, and some of the new options that arrived alongside CES 2022. Back in November, we added new subforums for the Redmi Note 11 series, Huawei Watch GT 3, and Xperia Pro-I. Now three more devices...