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Xiaomi finally makes the jump to AMOLED on the Redmi Note series

Xiaomi will launch the much-awaited Redmi Note 10 series in India later this week. Much like the Redmi Note 9 series, the new lineup will include a host of devices, starting from the vanilla Redmi Note 10 and going all the way up to the Redmi Note 10 Pro Max. Over the last few months,...

YouTube Music starts testing new Library Tracks playlist

After rolling out a PWA for Chromebooks earlier this month, Google is now testing a new Library Tracks playlist in YouTube Music. The new playlist has started rolling out to a few users, and it gives them easy access to all the songs in their library. Reddit user u/Iordbrack recently spotted the new Library Tracks playlist...

OnePlus 9 series pre-orders could come with free true wireless earbuds

OnePlus is expected to launch its new OnePlus 9 series sometime this month. The company is rumored to launch as many as four new products, including the OnePlus 9, the OnePlus 9 Pro, the OnePlus 9R, and the OnePlus Watch. While OnePlus has yet to confirm a concrete launch date, the company has set March...

Redmi K40 is likely launching in global markets as the POCO F3

Although POCO insists on calling itself an independent brand, its product portfolio mostly consists of rebranded Xiaomi devices. For example, the POCO F2 Pro from last year was a rebranded Redmi K30 Pro 5G, the POCO X2 was a rebranded Redmi K30, and the POCO M2 Pro was a rehashed Redmi Note 9 Pro. While the...

Samsung discontinues SmartThings Link support for SHIELD

Last year, Samsung announced it would make changes to its legacy SmartThings platform, resulting in support for old hardware being dropped. As it turns out, that apparently includes the SmartThings Link, a dongle that allows users to turn the NVIDIA SHIELD into a SmartThings hub. Samsung sent out emails to SmartThings Link owners saying it plans...

Steam Remote Play Together now supports non-Steam users

Valve has announced that its Remote Play Together feature now allows users to play with friends who don’t have a Steam account. The feature is currently in beta for those who opt into the Steam Client Beta. Remote Play Together is a feature on Steam that makes it easy to stream local multiplayer games with friends...

Google’s augmented reality API will soon use two cameras to make better depth maps

ARCore is Google's SDK for creating augmented reality apps, and it doesn't require specialized hardware to work, unlike Google's failed Project Tango experiment. All your phone needs is a single RGB camera, an IMU sensor providing accurate gyroscope and accelerometer readings, and extensive calibration data. Using these basic sensors and a single camera, ARCore's Depth...

Samsung Messaging is a new app for Windows 10 that lets you send and receive texts

Using your Windows 10 PC to text friends and family is about to get a lot easier, provided you have the right model. That’s because Samsung has released a new app for Windows 10, called Samsung Messaging, that’s now available in the Microsoft Store. First spotted by Aggiornamenti Lumia, Samsung Messaging allows users to “send and...

The low-cost Google Pixel 4a 5G is now at its lowest price yet at Best Buy!

If you're looking for a budget smartphone that still does well specs-wise, then you'll want to grab the Google Pixel 4a 5G. Normally $500, this phone has mid-range specs and the 5G experience you'd want, but without having to shell out hundreds more for a flagship device. There's a reason the Google Pixel 5a looks...

iPhone 2022 to introduce hole-punch display, foldable iPhone coming in 2023

It won’t be long before Apple introduces the iPhone 13 series, which reliable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claims will feature a smaller notch and 120Hz display. If you don’t think that’s an exciting enough upgrade, Kuo has shared information for what’s to come in 2022 and 2023. First, Kuo claims (via 9to5Mac) Apple could introduce an iPhone...

Android’s March 2021 security update is now official

Today is Monday, March 1, which means it's time for another security patch update. Right on schedule, Google published the Android Security Bulletin for March 2021. They also published the latest Pixel Update Bulletin which details the latest functional updates coming to supported Pixel phones in the update rolling out today. Meanwhile, multiple Samsung Galaxy...

March Pixel Feature Drop includes Smart Compose and Recorder cloud backup

Google has made it a habit to drop new Pixel features throughout the year, and the search giant is back with another big update. The features arrive following an update in December that saw Google introduce Adaptive Sound, new Google Photos suggestions, and more. The latest Pixel Feature Drop is available beginning today. As we reported...