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Your Galaxy S21 will be able to find and unlock cars from Audi, BMW, Ford, and Genesis

The smartphone has all but replaced the traditional wallet, and it’s about to replace your car keys, too. Samsung on Thursday announced plans to collaborate with a variety of automakers to enable a digital key experience on the new Galaxy S series. Samsung said it’s partnering with Audi, BMW, Ford, and Genesis to allow Galaxy S21...

Samsung kills MST: the Galaxy S21 won’t support Samsung Pay’s best payment method

The Galaxy S21 series was announced by Samsung earlier today, and many were surprised to see the lack of expandable storage in the official spec sheet. Users will be doubly disappointed to hear that one of Samsung's best technologies, MST, isn't available on the Galaxy S21 in the U.S. MST, which stands for Magnetic Secure...

Ring rolls out end-to-end encryption for video doorbells and security cameras

Ring has announced the rollout of end-to-end encryption (E2EE), first revealed in Fall 2020, for a selection of its products, as it tries to bolster confidence in its security credentials. The Amazon-owned smart security brand has raised more than a few eyebrows with its policies in recent years and will be hoping to bridge the...

Samsung will release an S Pen Pro for the Galaxy S21 Ultra later this year

Samsung on Thursday announced the Galaxy S21 Ultra is launching with S Pen support. Unfortunately, the optional $40 accessory doesn't have Bluetooth, which means it won’t support features like air gestures. But don’t fret, because Samsung confirmed it will release an S Pen Pro later this year with support for Bluetooth and air gestures. If you...

Oculus is bringing multi-user accounts and app sharing to the Quest

Facebook-owned Oculus has announced plans to bring two of its most-requested features to the Oculus Quest VR headset. (Sadly, neither is the ability to log in without a Facebook account). Multi-User accounts, which will allow several accounts to log into the same device, and app sharing, which allows those users to access each other's apps. Oculus...

Samsung lowers the price of its 25W charger since the Galaxy S21 won’t ship with one

Samsung’s new Galaxy S21 series will ship without a charging brick in an effort to cut down on e-waste and manufacturing costs. To help make the move less of a burden on consumers, Samsung is lowering the price of its 25W charger from $35 to $19. You will be able to find the new pricing on...

Samsung launches the Galaxy SmartTag to help you find your lost items

With almost every single detail out in the open days before the launch, the Samsung Galaxy S21 series has been officially unveiled today. The new smartphone series from the company yet again includes three models - the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21 Plus, and the Galaxy S21 Ultra. Alongside the new smartphones, Samsung has also launched...

Samsung Galaxy S21 series: Complete specs for Samsung’s latest flagship series

The Samsung Galaxy S21 series is here, and it looks to be the best Galaxy smartphone lineup to date. It builds upon the foundation laid down by the Galaxy S20 series and the Galaxy Note 20 series, adding a new layer of refinement and polish to Samsung's flagships from last year. As expected, the latest...

Samsung launches the new Galaxy S21 series with Exynos 2100 / Snapdragon 888

It's finally here. After months of leaks that practically detailed every tiny bit of information about the new flagship series from Samsung for 2021, the South Korean company has finally launched the new Samsung Galaxy S21, the Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus, and Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra. While Samsung has typically launched its Galaxy S series right...

The Astro Slide is a 5G phone from Planet Computers with a physical keyboard

Planet Computers, the company which has carved a name for itself in creating QWERTY phones with old school PDA credentials and a choice of operating systems, has announced a revised specification and release date for its third creation, the Astro 5G Slide Transformer. As the name suggests, it will be the UK company’s first 5G model...

HTC launches the Desire 21 Pro 5G with the Snapdragon 690

HTC today unveiled the new Desire 21 Pro 5G, just a few days after leaked live images of the device first surfaced online. As seen in the previous leak, the device features a hole-punch display with a centered cutout for the selfie camera and a rectangular camera module on the back with a quad-camera setup.HTC...

MSI revamps its gaming laptop lineup with NVIDIA RTX 30-series GPU and Wi-Fi 6

We are not quite done with new laptop announcements yet, as MSI is bringing its entire updated portfolio of gaming notebooks to CES 2021. While the new lineup continues to be powered by the 10th-gen Intel H-series processors, the Stealth 15M is the only model that will make use of Intel’s new 11th-gen H35 gaming...