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iPhone 14 Pro May Get A16 Chip, While Others Stick With A15 Bionic

iPhone 14 Pro May Get A16 Chip, While Others Stick With A15 Bionic

The premium iPhone 14 may also come with a premium performance upgrade, according to one analyst’s prediction. The new lineup of iPhones isn’t expected to debut until the fall, but when it does, the iPhone 14 Pro will feature an A16 chip, while the other models will sport the A15 Bionic, the chip that powers …

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Samsung's Next Midrange Galaxy A Phones to Debut This Week

Samsung’s Next Midrange Galaxy A Phones to Debut This Week

Samsung is holding another Galaxy launch event this week to show off some of its latest midrange and budget phones that are coming out in 2022. Unlike the Galaxy S and foldable Galaxy Z phones, these are the more affordable models, which pack essential features for budget prices. Samsung hasn’t let slip which A-series phones …

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How Ukrainian Civilians Are Using Phones to Share the Invasion With the World

How Ukrainian Civilians Are Using Phones to Share the Invasion With the World

Since Russia invaded Ukraine, the world has gotten a direct view of the war as ordinary Ukrainians document the fighting tearing through their country. They’re not relying on sophisticated gear as they share videos and photos of the destruction and violence. Rather, they’re using the tools they’ve long relied on to communicate: smartphones, social media, …

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Samsung's One UI 4.1 Coming to More Galaxy Devices

Samsung’s One UI 4.1 Coming to More Galaxy Devices

Samsung is bringing its latest Galaxy technology to a wider range of devices, the company said in a press release Tuesday. The One UI 4.1 update, which was originally introduced with Samsung’s Galaxy S22 series, is now being rolled out to other Galaxy phones and tablets, starting with the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy …

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FCC Revokes Authorization of More Chinese Telecom Providers

FCC Revokes Authorization of More Chinese Telecom Providers

The Federal Communications Commission banned two more Chinese-owned telecommunication companies from operating in the US market, as it continues to be wary that companies with ties to the Chinese government could pose national security threats. In a 4-0 vote on Wednesday, the agency barred Pacific Networks and its wholly owned subsidiary ComNet from providing domestic …

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Verizon Will Have More C-Band 5G This Year After New Deals With Satellite Companies

Verizon Will Have More C-Band 5G This Year After New Deals With Satellite Companies

Verizon’s latest 5G upgrade just picked up another boost. On Monday the nation’s largest wireless carrier announced that it has reached agreements with satellite companies allowing it access to more C-band spectrum this year. After a battle with airlines and the aviation industry, Verizon began deploying midband C-band spectrum (part of what it calls “5G …

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Google Removes Iconic Android Statues From Its Headquarters

Google Removes Iconic Android Statues From Its Headquarters

The fun Android statues once seen in a small park at Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, California, have been removed, leaving an empty patch of dirt in what used to be a popular spot to take photos. The statues, which stood outside the visitors center in the Landings office complex, have been moved to an …

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iPhone 14 Pro, Pro Max May Get Bigger Bump for 48MP Camera System

iPhone 14 Pro, Pro Max May Get Bigger Bump for 48MP Camera System

You may be able to forget talk about Apple bumping the rear-camera bump from the upcoming iPhone 14. The Pro and Pro Max models of the next-generation iPhone will actually expand the bump, says Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. The reason, he says, is to accommodate a wider camera with a 48-megapixel camera system, a health …

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A Spam Text From Your Own Number? Don't Get Phished

A Spam Text From Your Own Number? Don’t Get Phished

A Spam Text From Your Own Number? Don’t Get Phished Verizon customers, don’t click that “Free Msg” link. Have you received a dubious text message that looks like it came from your own number? You’re not alone. Many Verizon customers reported getting similar messages this week, encouraging them to click an obscure link for a …

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Duolingo chose 'I am mentally exhausted' as phrase of the year, and we couldn't agree more

Duolingo chose ‘I am mentally exhausted’ as phrase of the year, and we couldn’t agree more

Thinking back on 2021 — the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, billionaires going to space, NFTs — I can’t help but feel tired. And Duolingo agrees. Duolingo released its 2021 Language Report Monday, and “I am mentally exhausted” is its phrase of the year. The company said it chose the phrase, featured in its Japanese course, “to …

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Twitter tests new process for reporting harmful content

Twitter tests new process for reporting harmful content

Twitter has begun testing an overhauled process for users to report harmful tweets, with the goal of simplifying the process by asking users to describe what they’re seeing, the social network said Tuesday. Instead of requiring users to identify which Twitter rule a tweet violates, Twitter’s new “symptoms-first” approach asks them what they felt was …

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Spoiler alert: Google says Squid Game was the most trending TV show in 2021

Spoiler alert: Google says Squid Game was the most trending TV show in 2021

Google is taking a look back at the top trending searches from the past year on Wednesday with the release of its 2021 Year in Search. The search giant’s lists compile some of the year’s top trending Google searches globally and in the US and delve into categories including TV shows, sports teams, news and …

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AWS outage threw a wrench in Amazon warehouse operations, took down websites

AWS outage threw a wrench in Amazon warehouse operations, took down websites

Amazon said it’s resolved network issues that led to an outage that took down multiple major websites and apps for some people on Tuesday. Amazon workers also reported in social media posts that the company’s warehouses were at a standstill on Tuesday while the company struggled to resolve an Amazon Web Services outage, leaving workers …

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