Author: Jay Baer

Leaked renders and rumors suggest that the upcoming Google Pixel Fold 2 may sport a significantly different design compared to its predecessor. Here are the key points: New Camera Design: The Pixel Fold 2 could ditch the horizontal camera visor for a raised, curved, and slightly rectangular camera island with two elliptical-shaped bars stacked vertically. This new design may house three cameras and potentially a temperature sensor. Inner Camera Cut-Out: The inner camera is rumored to adopt a cut-out design, similar to the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4, instead of being placed in the bezel like the original Pixel Fold.…

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It looks like the OnePlus Watch 2 is on its way, as implied by a teaser image posted by OnePlus. The image depicts a device resembling a smartwatch, accompanied by a tagline reading “it’s time, to do it right!” The teaser is available for viewing on the OnePlus Community forums (via Android Authority). Interestingly, the image is associated with a OnePlus-run competition, encouraging forum members to provide incorrect guesses about the identity of the noiseless device. The teaser’s tagline might hint at the mixed reaction the original OnePlus Watch received upon its 2021 launch. Though our OnePlus Watch review awarded…

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After the two-week return window for the Apple Vision Pro has passed, insights have emerged regarding the reasons behind headset returns. Our Apple Vision Pro review highlighted potential reasons for users to return the device, including its polarizing nature as Apple’s first mixed-reality headset and its high price point of $3,499. Sources within Apple’s retail chain indicate that discomfort is a primary concern, with most returns occurring within a day or two of purchase. “The pukers, the folks that get denied by prescription-filling, that kind of thing,” one source explained. Another group contributing to returns are influencers and YouTubers. Given…

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Despite Apple’s efforts to address the iPhone 15 Pro’s reported heating issues, some users continue to experience excessive warmth, even after iOS updates and device replacements. Apple technicians have reportedly referred to the issue as “expected behavior,” but the company has not officially confirmed this stance. Users have noted that the phone can become warm even during light tasks like gaming or using the camera. While some users have found success in resolving the issue through a complete erase and restore, indicating a potential software problem, others suspect that the shift to a titanium frame may be contributing to the…

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In a remarkable feat of ingenuity and technical expertise, Sumasa, a writer at Japanese tech site PC Watch, successfully transformed a discarded $10 monitor into a transparent LCD screen. His ambitious project involved meticulously removing components from the LCD panel, including the backlight, case, light guide plate, diffuser plate, lens film, and bezel, to create a see-through display. Transparent displays have captivated the tech world for their unique ability to offer a sense of depth, making them popular at exhibitions and trade shows. However, their application for individual use is still in its early stages. Sumasa’s transformation process, while simple…

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The Samsung Galaxy Fit 3, a highly anticipated fitness tracker, appears to be nearing its launch date, as suggested by a massive leak from Samsung’s UAE website. The leak, which was spotted by Samsung Community and Gadgets & Wearables, provides extensive details about the upcoming wearable, showcasing significant upgrades over its predecessor. The Galaxy Fit 3 is positioned between a smartwatch and a fitness tracker, offering a larger 1.6-inch AMOLED display (up from 1.1 inches on the Fit 2) and a more premium aluminum build instead of polycarbonate. It also introduces new features such as fall detection and a light…

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In the wake of the viral spread of deepfake photos of singer Taylor Swift, Microsoft has taken swift action to address the misuse of its Designer AI tool. The company has implemented changes to prevent the generation of explicit images, responding to concerns about the platform’s role in the creation and distribution of non-consensual intimate content. Following an investigation by 404 media, which traced the deepfake photos of Taylor Swift to Microsoft’s Designer AI, the company has taken steps to curb the misuse of its AI image generator. According to 404 media’s findings, users were exploiting Designer AI to generate…

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Fresh footage has surfaced, showcasing Google’s upcoming Assistant with Bard, providing insights into how the digital AI helper will operate upon its launch. Nail Sadykov, an industry insider, shared the video on X (formerly known as Twitter). The feature was discovered within the Pixel Tips app, suggesting an accidental leak by Google. The clip appears to be a visual demonstration of the feature, similar to Google’s Keyword posts, but without audio narration. Based on the video, there will be two methods to activate Assistant with Bard: tapping the Bard app and saying “Hey Google” or pressing and holding the power…

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Nomad’s Stand is the latest addition to the Qi2 wireless charger market, offering up to 15W of charging power for Qi2-compatible devices like the iPhone 15. Announced in late December, it’s now available in black or white for $100 from Nomad’s website. At $100, the Stand is slightly more affordable than Nomad’s equivalent MagSafe model, the Stand One. It offers the same “up to 15W” charging speeds and magnetic attachment compatibility as Apple’s MagSafe (Apple helped develop the Qi2 charging standard). However, it’s important to note that the $100 price tag doesn’t include the required 20W power adapter; you only…

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Apple’s Vision Pro, marketed as a “spatial computing” device, has been compared to cinema goggles due to its focus on playing 3D movies. However, the absence of apps from major streaming platforms, including Netflix, has raised questions about its viability. In an interview, Netflix co-CEO Greg Peters explained the company’s decision to refrain from developing a native app for the Vision Pro. He cited the headset’s limited user base, stating that it is “so subscale that it’s not particularly relevant to most of our members.” Peters emphasized the need for Netflix to prioritize investments that yield a return and acknowledged…

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X (formerly known as Twitter) has taken a significant step towards enhancing user security and convenience by introducing passkey login for its iOS users. This innovative feature eliminates the need for traditional passwords, offering a faster and more secure way to access X accounts. The passkey technology, developed by the FIDO Alliance, utilizes the WebAuthn standard, a key component of the FIDO2 specifications. This technology has gained widespread support from leading tech companies, including Apple, Google, and Microsoft, who are all board-level members of the alliance. Benefits of Using Passkeys Enhanced Security: Passkeys are designed to be more secure than…

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Earlier this month, the Linux Mint team released Linux Mint 21.3, but it included an older Long Term Support (LTS) kernel that lacked support for newer hardware. To address this issue, the team has released a new Edge ISO with a more up-to-date kernel. The main Mint release includes Linux 5.15, which has been available since October 2021. While it has received security patches since then, it lacks support for newer hardware. This means that users with newer hardware need to run a newer kernel, such as the one offered in the Edge ISO. Linux Mint 21.3 Edge: A More…

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Once again, we’re hearing news about AI advancements, with the latest being the potential use of AI to draft emails in Gmail. While this feature may seem insignificant at first glance, it actually offers a valuable solution for those who struggle to articulate their thoughts in writing. Many of us have experienced the frustration of having a mental draft that doesn’t quite materialize, and this feature aims to address that issue. Gmail is aiming to make email drafting easier with the help of AI. TheSpAndroid has uncovered a feature that is likely to be introduced in the Gmail Android app.…

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Intel’s CEO, Pat Gelsinger, outlined the company’s future direction at last year’s Meteor Lake chip launch in New York. Intel aims to integrate five new nodes in four years, culminating in 2025. These nodes include Intel 7, Intel 4, Intel 3, Intel 20A, and Intel 18A, which will be used in various server processors. To catch up with competitors, Intel may abandon its traditional release schedule and instead ship products when they are ready. This approach will allow the company to offer customers more options by selling multiple generations of chips simultaneously and cater to the demand for customized products.…

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WordPress has introduced a new email masking feature to empower users to protect their privacy and safeguarding their real email addresses from unauthorized access. This innovative feature allows users to create alternative email addresses that redirect emails to their actual accounts without revealing their primary email address to senders. With the proliferation of email communication, users are often forced to share their email addresses with various services, making them susceptible to spam, phishing scams, and data breaches. NordPass’ email masking feature addresses these concerns by providing users with a secure and convenient way to maintain their privacy and protect their…

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The Redmi Note 13 series comprises four smartphones: the Redmi Note 13 Pro 5G, Redmi Note 13 Pro, Redmi Note 13 5G, and Redmi Note 13. While they share some similarities, there are some key differences in their specifications and features. Redmi Note 13 Pro 5G vs. Redmi Note 13 Pro The Redmi Note 13 Pro 5G has an IP54 rating for water resistance, while the Redmi Note 13 Pro has a lower IP53 rating. The Redmi Note 13 Pro 5G supports 67W fast charging, while the Redmi Note 13 Pro supports slightly slower 33W fast charging. The Redmi Note…

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