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Android 12L will bring better support for foldables and large-screen devices

Android 12 only began rolling out to Pixel phones last week, but Google is already preparing the next update – a version that’s optimized for foldables and large-screen devices. And you won’t have to wait until Android 13 is available next fall to get it. That’s because the next update will be called Android 12L, […]

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Intel launches 12th-gen Alder Lake chips for desktops (up to 16-cores, 24-threads)

Intel’s first 12th-gen processors based on Alder Lake architecture are available starting today and, as expected, the biggest difference between the new chips and most of Intel’s previous-gen processors is the ability to combine two different types of CPU cores to provide a mix of high-performance and energy-efficient cores. For example, the new top-of-the-line Intel […]

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The Windows 11 Microsoft Store is rolling out for Windows 10 Insider

Microsoft debuted a new version of the Microsoft Store with Windows 11, bringing an updated design, support for more apps, and even the option to download third-party app and game stores like the Epic Games Store. But the new Microsoft Store isn’t a Windows 11 exclusive. It’ll be coming to Windows 10 soon, and members […]

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Lilbits: Raspberry Pi-powered storage server, Android 12’s new Internet tile, and Palm’s new earbuds

A company called KubeSail is introducing a compact network-attached storage device called the PiBox 2 mini which, as the name suggests, is powered by Raspberry Pi hardware. Up for pre-order through a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for $250 and up with an expected ship date of March, 2022, it’s designed to work with up to two […]

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Grammarly is bringing writing suggestions to Samsung Keyboard app

Most smartphone keyboards these days have an auto-correct feature. Some also have predictive text, offering suggestions for the next word or words you may be likely to type. But soon the Samsung Keyboard app will go further with grammar, punctuation, and other suggestions. Grammarly has announced a partnership with Samsung to bring the company’s writing […]

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Qualcomm launches four new chips for mid-range smartphones

Qualcomm is adding four new chips to its mid-range smartphone lineup with new members of the Snapdragon 400, 600, and 700 families. Three of the processors feature built-in support for 5G networks, while fourth tops out at 4G speeds, which Qualcomm notes is in “continued demand” while the global 5G rollout is still ongoing. The […]

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Cheap Surface Laptop with 11.6 inch screen and Windows 11 SE could be Microsoft’s answer to Chromebooks

Microsoft has been losing market share in the education space to cheap Chromebooks for years, but according to a new report from Windows Central, the company may have a new strategy for competing in the K-12 education space. Microsoft is allegedly developing a low-cost Surface laptop with the kind of specs you’d expect from a […]

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Sony’s $1800 Xperia PRO-I is a high-end camera that’s also a smartphone, I guess

Sony makes high-end cameras. Sony also makes smartphones. So it’s no surprise that the company also makes the cameras used in many smartphones, including Google’s highly-rated Pixel smartphones. Up until recently, Sony’s own phones weren’t really known for stand-out camera capabilities though. But earlier this year the company changed that by introducing the Sony Xperia […]