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Amazon Glow is a video chat gadget with built-in games to keep kids engaged

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Amazon has never shied away from creating odd gadgets that require some explanation, but the new Amazon Glow could be the oddest in several years. It’s a videoconferencing system with a tabletop projector. Younger children become tired of video chats quickly and wander away, leaving their distant relatives staring at an empty screen. As a …


The Galaxy Note is back, it’s just going to be called the “Galaxy S22 Ultra”

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Is it ever too early to start discussing future Samsung phones? OnLeaks has released a set of renders for the Samsung Galaxy S22. These are often based on CAD renders provided to case manufacturers, and while some minor aspects may be incorrect, the cutouts, camera block, and other important characteristics should be accurate. The first …


Three ways Apple’s iPhones could change thanks to new Lightning port rules

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Future iPhones may see a significant alteration, and it isn’t one that Apple desires. The European Union has revealed plans to require smartphone manufacturers to include a USB-C connector on their devices, ensuring that all phone users have access to a universal smartphone charger. These proposals aren’t set in stone, so they might be scrapped …


Apple reportedly told a TV and movie workers’ union its TV Plus had fewer than 20 million subs

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According to CNBC, Apple notified the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) that its Apple TV Plus streaming platform had fewer than 20 million users, allowing it to pay IATSE workers cheaper rates than larger streaming platforms. Apple has never released subscriber figures for its streaming network, which launched in November 2019. However, Apple …


Apple’s power move to kneecap Facebook advertising is working

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Facebook’s top executives sent out a message to customers this week asking them to be patient. Of course, they weren’t there to discuss the Wall Street Journal’s recent exposé of the company’s shady dealings. Instead, Facebook VPs Simon Whitcombe and Graham Mudd spoke to advertisers about Apple’s anti-tracking strategy, which is already wreaking havoc on …


Europe will require USB-C chargers. Apple isn’t happy

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For Thursday, the European Union proposed new rules that would mandate USB-C connections on smartphones, tablets, cameras, phones, portable speakers, and handheld video gaming consoles. Apple (AAPL), which utilizes its own “Lightning” connector on the iPhone, has suffered a setback as a result of the change. While the new laws may take years to implement, …


Here’s how the $329 iPad compares to its last-gen predecessor

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The iPhone 13 isn’t the only Apple device set to release on September 24th, and we’re not talking about the iPad Mini 2021. During its recent “California Streaming” event, Apple also unveiled a new entry-level iPad with a new front-facing camera, a speedier processor, and double the base storage. But are the upgrades significant enough …


Fitbit’s Most Advanced Fitness Tracker Is Pretty Underwhelming

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With a host of improvements some of which aren’t even ready for prime time, it might not be worth upgrading Fitbit’s Charge 5, yet. Fitbit’s Charge 5 fitness tracker should thrill me more. Unlike last year’s iterative Charge 4, the new model features an always-on color touch screen, and electrodermal activity sensor, an electrocardiogram sensor, …