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A P60?...apparently not. (Source: WHYLAB via Weibo)

Huawei Enjoy 70 leaks in the wild as new mid-range smartphone with flagship design

Huawei's most distinctive camera hump is now longer exclusive to the high-end P60 series, according to a new leak. It has reportedly trickled down to a new generation of the Enjoy series, slated for an imminent launch as the lates...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 03 Dec 2023 18:09
Deepfake creation is made simple with generative AI applications (symbolic image: Bing AI)

Deepfake scandal at high school calls lawmakers to action

Since deepfake images created by AI have been circulating at a school, lawmakers want to take stricter action against creators and distributors of non-consensual deepfakes. With the advancement of AI, creating such fake images wit...
Nicole Dominikowski, 02 Dec 2023 18:45
Bitmagic AI generative games platform accepting singups for closed alpha testing. (Source: Bitmagic)

Bitmagic announces closed alpha test of AI generated games platform that can create new games in minutes

Bitmagic has announced a closed alpha test of its game development system powered by generative AI. By simply typing what you want, users can create playable games in minutes. This will democratize game creation by allowing anyone...
David Chien, 02 Dec 2023 16:34
Windows 12 logo concept (Source: Generacion Xbox)

New hints suggest that Windows 12 will arrive in 2024

Earlier this year, the presentation files for the new Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite mentioned a "Windows OS" different from Windows 11, which might be its successor. The unconfirmed Windows release generally known as Windows 12 for ...
Codrut Nistor, 02 Dec 2023 16:13
Steam Link is another way of playing Steam VR games on recent Quest VR headsets. (Image source: Valve & Meta - edited)

Official Valve Steam Link arrives on Meta Quest for Steam VR wireless gaming

Valve has brought an official Steam Link app to Meta Quest headsets. Available on the Quest 2, Quest 3 and Quest Pro, Steam Link appears to have replaced existing solutions like Air Link and Virtual Desktop.
Alex Alderson, 02 Dec 2023 01:13
ASUS has now enabled gyroscope controls on the ROG Ally. (Image source: Notebookcheck)

ASUS ROG Ally gains gyroscope controls and other new features with new updates

ASUS has brought more new features to the ROG Ally courtesy of Armoury Crate SE, MCU and BIOS updates. Now, the ASUS ROG Ally supports gyroscope controls and can disable its CPU turbo boost to extend battery life when gaming, amon...
Alex Alderson, 01 Dec 2023 16:33
v15.74 brings nearly 50 changes to the Fenix 7 series and its counterparts. (Image source: Garmin)

Garmin Fenix 7, Fenix 7 Pro, Epix 2, Enduro 2, MARQ Gen 2, Quatix 7 and Tactix 7 smartwatches receive nearly 50 changes in new update rollout

Numerous Garmin smartwatches are now eligible for firmware version 15.74, a stable update that contains almost 50 changes for the Fenix 7 and Fenix 7 Pro series. Also available for Epix 2, Enduro 2, MARQ Gen 2, Quatix 7 and Tactix...
Alex Alderson, 01 Dec 2023 16:26
Garmin has brought various new features to the Forerunner 265 with v17.24. (Image source: Garmin)

Garmin Forerunner 265 gains new features and improvements with latest software update

Garmin has started rolling out a new stable software update to the Forerunner 265. Arriving a few days after the company released Beta Version 17.22, the new stable update contains several changes, including a nap glance mode, ale...
Alex Alderson, 01 Dec 2023 16:20
The Forerunner 965 is one of many smartwatches that Garmin has updated this week. (Image source: Garmin)

Garmin Forerunner 965: New v17.24 stable update arrives over a dozen changes

The Garmin Forerunner 965 is now eligible for a new stable software update. According to the company's forum post, v17.24 has a dozen-strong changelog, which introduces an inline skating mode and up-ahead voice prompts, among othe...
Alex Alderson, 01 Dec 2023 16:17
Microsoft office building (Source: Microsoft)

UNFCCC teams up with Microsoft for AI-driven emissions reducing effort

With a history of over 31 years, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has failed in its attempts to limit the negative influence of human activity on the climate system. However, the partnership with ...
Codrut Nistor, 01 Dec 2023 02:00
Steam will no longer receive updates on older version of macOS. (Image via Valve w/ edits)

Steam to cut support for macOS 10.14 and earlier

Valve announced today that it would no longer support the Steam Client on macOS 10.14 or earlier versions starting February 15th. The decision comes as a result of Apple dropping support for 32-bit applications with macOS 10.15.
Sam Medley, 01 Dec 2023 00:10
Smartphones could soon be webcams on Windows too (symbolic image, image: Apple)

Just like Apple: Smartphones may soon become webcams under Windows too

Attention Windows users: your own smartphone could soon be used as a webcam on a PC, which in most cases is likely to be a very strong webcam. A corresponding function is to be rolled out soon.
Silvio Werner, 01 Dec 2023 00:01
Samsung TV Plus home screen after the update (Source: Samsung Newsroom)

Samsung TV Plus gets a redesigned home screen and more

Announced earlier today, the latest update for Samsung TV Plus comes with visual and functional changes that aim to streamline content discovery and enhance the user experience. The service is available in 24 countries, and the up...
Codrut Nistor, 30 Nov 2023 23:53
Diablo II: Resurrected, Mephisto's lair with Unreal Engine 5 graphics (Source: Michał Wawruch on ArtStation)

Fan-made Diablo II: Resurrected Unreal Engine 5 demo now available for download

Released across multiple platforms in late September, 2021, Diablo II: Resurrected is a remaster of Diablo II and the Lord of Destruction expansion with 4K graphics and 7.1 Dolby Surround sound. While it significantly improves upo...
Codrut Nistor, 30 Nov 2023 11:47
Samsung's web browser was previously only available for smartphones and tablets. (Image: Samsung)

Samsung releases web browser for Windows

The Samsung internet web browser, already known from Galaxy smartphones, is now available for Windows 10 and Windows 11. Samsung advertises the "best" web browsing experience and user privacy protection; the user interface is base...
Hannes Brecher, 30 Nov 2023 00:06
The Venu 3. (Source: Garmin)

Garmin Venu 3 wins CES 2024 Best of Innovation Award

Garmin has revealed that it has a new CES Best of Innovation Award winner well in advance of the actual January 2024 event in question. The Venu 3 is joined by other smartwatches of its brand in being honored during these upcoming...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 29 Nov 2023 20:20
The new M10. (Source: ViewSonic)

ViewSonic M10 launches as new Harman Kardon-powered portable projector

The "next big thing" in home theater experiences comes in a "surprisingly small" package, according to ViewSonic. Its new projector has an "ultra-compact" form-factor, yet is rated to throw bright, color-accurate images of 100 inc...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 29 Nov 2023 18:05
Sony touts custom gridlines as a solution for photographers working in places like cruise ships, amusement parks, schools, and ID photo studios. (Image source: Sony)

US$149 Sony A7 IV firmware licence unlocks 4 custom PNG grid lines for professional photographers

Sony's latest firmware announcement for the Alpha 7 IV mirrorless cameras adds support for up to four custom grid lines that can be imported as PNGs — for US$149. This is useful for non-standard shoots where repeated framing is ne...
Julian van der Merwe, 28 Nov 2023 19:26
Free yourself from Windows and game on Linux (Source: Wikipedia)

4 slick Linux distributions for frustrated Windows 11 gamers

CheckMag The Steam Deck and Proton have done a lot for gaming on Linux. Users that were once tied to Windows for gaming now have multiple options for breaking free. Here are some of the best Linux distributions for getting your Windows-fre...
David Devey, 27 Nov 2023 22:18
The Fossil Gen 6 smartwatches, including the Wellness Edition (above), are now receiving Wear OS 3.5. (Image source: Fossil)

Fossil Gen 6 smartwatches receive new features with Wear OS 3.5

Fossil is rolling out War OS 3.5 to its Gen 6 smartwatches. The updated software brings various new features and enhancements to the wearables. Reports suggest that these include improved battery life, enhanced performance and upg...
Polly Allcock, 27 Nov 2023 12:32
The Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra. (Source: Notebookcheck)

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 series: Android 14 upgrade kicks off in Europe

Samsung's 2022 flagship tablets have started to join the One UI 6.0 upgrade party, starting with units associated with the European market. The Tab S8, S8 Plus and super-sized S8 Ultra are now eligible to download and install the ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 26 Nov 2023 18:26
The "Xperia 1 VI". (Source: Science and Knowledge via YouTube)

Sony Xperia 1 VI slated to launch with in-camera authenticity tech out of the box

The Xperia 1 VI (and 5 VI) are reportedly on the way as new flagship and sub-flagship Android smartphones respectively with the latest camera tweaks from Sony. They are said to go beyond hardware and into the "in-camera digital si...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 26 Nov 2023 17:50
The Galaxy A05. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung Galaxy A05 launches as India's latest ~US$120 Android smartphone

The Galaxy A05 sticks with a dual rear camera hump in 2023 - nevertheless, it still packs a 50MP main shooter, and also manages to retain expandable storage for all its high-res snaps on top of that. Then again, Samsung's new ultr...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 25 Nov 2023 19:43
The iQOO 12. (Source: Ishan Agarwal via X/Twitter)

iQOO 12 Global Edition tipped to launch with bloat-free, extended-support version of Android 14

The iQOO 12 is a premium Android smartphone with the latest top-end Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 processor and a 144Hz display - that is on the way to the global market soon, according to a new leak. Furthermore, it is slated to do...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 25 Nov 2023 18:00
One UI 6 will continue proliferating among Samsung's product stack until mid-Q1 2024. (Image source: Samsung)

Samsung Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21 Plus and Galaxy S21 Ultra join Galaxy A34 and Galaxy M33 in receiving One UI 6 updates

Samsung has stepped up the pace with its One UI 6 rollout. Having issued a new release schedule earlier this week, the company has now started upgrading the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21 Plus and Galaxy S21 Ultra to its Android 14-based ...
Alex Alderson, 24 Nov 2023 21:12
Garmin's various 'Pro' smartwatches are now in line for a new beta update. (Image source: Garmin)

Garmin Fenix 7 Pro, Fenix 7X Pro, Fenix 7S Pro, Epix 2 Pro receive improvements with latest updates

Garmin has now brought a new update to the Fenix 7 Pro, Fenix 7X Pro, Fenix 7S Pro and Epix 2 Pro, four of its more expensive smartwatches. Distributed through its beta channel, the update introduces a few improvements to each mod...
Alex Alderson, 24 Nov 2023 13:16
The original Tesla Roadster is set to be replaced soon, although the Roadster 2.0 has suffered major delays. (Image source: Tesla)

Tesla Roadster goes 'Fully Open Source' in rare repair-friendly move

Tesla CEO, Elon Musk, this week announced that the engineering and plans for the original Roadster have been made open source. Accompanying the announcement, Tesla published a webpage of PDF documents, including complete service d...
Julian van der Merwe, 24 Nov 2023 07:35
Garmin is releasing Public Beta Version 17.22 for various Forerunner models, including the 255 (above). (Image source: Garmin)

Garmin Forerunner smartwatches receive new Beta Version 17.22

The Garmin Public Beta Version 17.22 has arrived for Forerunner 255, Forerunner 265, Forerunner 955, and Forerunner 965 smartwatches. Compared to the previous iteration, the new software fixes three bugs in the wearables, addressi...
Polly Allcock, 23 Nov 2023 13:53
The Mi 10T is also affected (Image: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi Mi and Poco: These smartphones are no longer officially supported, potentially posing a security risk

Xiaomi has announced which smartphones will no longer be officially supported in the future. The list is extensive and also includes popular models; the discontinuation of support is likely to become a security-relevant factor for...
Silvio Werner, 23 Nov 2023 03:54
One UI 6 should start landing on a few tablets before the end of the month. (Image source: Samsung)

Samsung publishes new Android 14 and One UI 6 release schedule for over 40 devices

Samsung has returned with a new One UI 6 release schedule for numerous devices. This time, the company has included over 40 devices on its Android 14 upgrade rollout list stretching into February 2024.
Alex Alderson, 22 Nov 2023 19:37
One UI 6 has reached four more devices, but only in the US so far. (Image source: Notebookcheck)

Samsung expands One UI 6 and Android 14 rollout to new devices

Samsung has released its Android 14 update to more devices. Starting in the US, One UI 6 should now be available to additional flagships, plus the first of Samsung's mid-range product stack.
Alex Alderson, 22 Nov 2023 18:16
The Garmin Fenix 7S is one of several smartwatches eligible for Beta Version 15.74. (Image source: Garmin)

Garmin issues new beta update for Fenix 7, Fenix 7X, Fenix 7S, Epix 2, Enduro 2, Quatix 7, and MARQ Gen 2 to resolve outstanding bugs

Garmin has introduced Beta Version 15.74 to various recent smartwatches, including the Fenix 7, Fenix 7X and Fenix 7S. Not available initially for Pro models, Beta Version 15.74 should address several bugs for compatible smartwatc...
Alex Alderson, 22 Nov 2023 14:35
The RedMagic 9 Pro. (Source: RedMagic)

RedMagic 9 Pro surfaces with top scores on AnTuTu Benchmark ahead of launch

RedMagic very nearly got to its next major product event without the main event leaking onto AnTuTu Benchmark. However, a device with a model number linked to one of the upcoming 9 Pro series has made it onto that database after a...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 21 Nov 2023 20:06
Update is currently rolling out for the Amazfit T-Rex 2. (Image source: Amazfit)

Amazfit T-Rex 2's latest update brings new features and optimizations

Amazfit is rolling out update for the T-Rex 2 smartwatch. The new software brings cycling data tracking and winter sports navigation features. Improvements have also been made to time measurement precision, user interacti...
Polly Allcock, 21 Nov 2023 11:50
Meta no longer has a Responsible AI team. (Source: Meta)

Meta sheds dedicated Responsible AI team in human resources re-shuffle

Meta had asserted its "commitment" to responsibility in developing its machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) products, with a dedicated team within the company to fulfil that promise - but no longer. Its members s...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 20 Nov 2023 21:59
Nothing Chats lasted about a day before being pulled. (Image source: Nothing - edited)

Nothing Chats release turns to disaster with Nothing Phone (2) users found sending unencrypted messages and media

Nothing and Sunbird have now pulled their iMessage chat apps following revelations that neither app supports end-to-end encryption. Instead, both are riddled with vulnerabilities and privacy concerns, which Sunbird denies publicly...
Alex Alderson, 20 Nov 2023 18:54
Amazfit has pushed an extensive update to the GTR 4 and GTS 4 with firmware version (Image source: Amazfit)

Amazfit brings new heart rate algorithm with enhanced accuracy to popular smartwatches via latest update

Amazfit has released firmware version, an update available for the Amazfit GTR 4 and GTS 4. Not only does the new software address multiple bugs for the pair, but it also introduces a new heart rate algorithm designed to i...
Alex Alderson, 20 Nov 2023 15:41
Activating RCS messaging on Android (Source: 9to5Google)

Apple will bring RCS messaging to iPhones in 2024

Another move that will bring iOS and Android one step closer has been confirmed by Apple for 2024 when the tech giant's smartphones will get support for RCS. Thanks to it, texts between the two platforms will get typing indicators...
Codrut Nistor, 18 Nov 2023 23:21
A Realme GT5 Pro design leak. (Source: Xiaoyu Review via Weibo)

Realme GT5 Pro with Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 and up to 24GB of RAM spotted in rocky Geekbench debut

Realme hypes its next top-end Android smartphone as a flagship among flagships thanks to its new Qualcomm platform and Miracle Cooling system. However, it seems to have failed its Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 hype on its maiden run on a pop...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 18 Nov 2023 18:37
Phone Link comes to OnePlus. (Source: OnePlus)

OnePlus smartphones to get Microsoft Phone Link via OxygenOS 14

OnePlus has announced that its next major stable software upgrade for Android smartphones will make them compatible with Microsoft Phone Link. Eligible devices will thus have a whole new way to move their calls, notifications and ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 18 Nov 2023 17:05
The Galaxy S22 Ultra is now eligible for One UI 6 in some markets. (Image source: Notebookcheck)

Samsung Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22 Plus and Galaxy S22 Ultra start receiving Android 14 with One UI 6 updates

Samsung has quietly begun upgrading the Galaxy S22 series to One UI 6. Distributed as 'DWK4', the update brings Android 14 to Samsung's older flagships, the Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22 Plus and Galaxy S22 Ultra.
Alex Alderson, 18 Nov 2023 11:48
Beta Version 14.11 is the first new update for the Instinct 2 series in over a fortnight. (Image source: Garmin)

Garmin delivers several bug fixes for multiple smartwatches with new beta update

Garmin has pushed a new update to the Instinct 2 series, including the Instinct Crossover, for smartwatches enrolled on its beta program. Beta Version 14.11 is available to download now and contains various bug fixes for all eligi...
Alex Alderson, 17 Nov 2023 21:06
Users will soon be able to create stickers from photos, videos and Reels (Image Source: Instagram)

Instagram announces new content creation and editing features

Instagram has recently announced new content editing tools and features, including undo/redo for Reels, a Media Clip hub for adding clips with audio, the ability to create custom stickers from photos and videos and to create and s...
Vishal Bhardwaj, 17 Nov 2023 20:56
Amazfit has introduced several new features and refinements to the Balance with this month's update. (Image source: Amazfit)

Amazfit Balance gains new features and improvements with latest software update

Amazfit has pushed a new stable update to the Balance, one of its latest smartwatches. The Amazfit Balance can now provide real-time performance alerts while running, among other changes.
Alex Alderson, 17 Nov 2023 20:16
Samsung has brought a software-based ND Filter mode to the Galaxy S23 series. (Image source: Steven Divish)

Samsung Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23 Plus and Galaxy S23 Ultra to gain camera improvements with Camera Assistant and Expert RAW updates

Samsung has released new updates for its Camera Assistant and Expert RAW apps. Principally aimed at the Galaxy S23 series, the updates are also available for a few other recent flagships. While Camera Assistant introduces...
Alex Alderson, 17 Nov 2023 20:12
The Steam Deck platform has received various updates in preparation for the new OLED model. (Image source: Alexander Andrews)

Valve publishes multiple new Steam OS updates to coincide with Steam Deck OLED release

Valve has now started selling the Steam Deck OLED, an updated Steam Deck that is more than just a display upgrade. To coincide with the new gaming handheld's release, SteamOS has received no fewer than four new builds, as well as ...
Alex Alderson, 17 Nov 2023 15:01
The Garmin Public Beta Version 17.21 is now available for various Forerunner models, including the 955 (above). (Image source: Garmin)

Garmin brings features and bug fixes to various Forerunner models with new update v17.21

The Garmin Public Beta Version 17.21 update is now available for the Forerunner 255, Forerunner 265, Forerunner 955, and Forerunner 965 smartwatches. The software includes bug fixes for missing images and devices that crash when s...
Polly Allcock, 17 Nov 2023 14:37
Guild Wars 2: Heroic Edition now a GeForce Now reward (Source: Own)

GeForce Now subscribers can redeem Guild Wars 2: Heroic Edition with a few bonus items included

While the latest app update comes with Xbox Game Syncing alongside other improvements, GeForce Now subscribers can also get a Guild Wars 2: Heroic Edition freebie. On top of these, every six-month Ultimate membership also includes...
Codrut Nistor, 17 Nov 2023 13:07
Fitbit: New software update for the app (Fitbit/Google)

Fitbit: New software update following user criticism, now also supports the Pixel Watch

Fitbit has just released a new software update. According to the company, this update was heavily influenced by user feedback and introduces features requested by the community.
Silvio Werner, 17 Nov 2023 05:38
The Amazfit Falcon should now be able to provide accurate GPS data even in remote locations. (Image source: Amazfit)

Amazfit rolls out new update to select smartwatches with improved navigation and workout tracking

Amazfit has started pushing a new update for the Falcon and T-Rex Ultra, which it is rolling out as firmware version According to the company's changelog, the new update introduces navigation functionality when skiing an...
Alex Alderson, 16 Nov 2023 19:21


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