Galaxy Tab S7+ could have two more surprises in store

Galaxy Tab S7+ could have two more surprises in store

Samsung has quite a lot packed for its Unpacked event next month and it won't just be about phones. The Galaxy Tab S7 and Galaxy Tab S7+ are poised to be more than just your regular annual Samsung tablet. Based on earlier leaked specs, this year's Android slates are poised to go head to head with Apple's iPad Pros not just in specs but especially in size. What those specs don't mention, however, are also important and at least one of the unspoken details might not be that reassuring.

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Android 10 adoption numbers bring hope for the future

Android 10 adoption numbers bring hope for the future

We've stopped covering Android's distribution numbers every month for one simple reason. Last year, Google has stopped publishing those monthly figures, a change that some say was its way of hiding how poor Android adoption really is compared with iOS. Android updates have always been a sore point even for the most steadfast Android believer but it's not for the lack of trying. Google has recently disclosed how it plans to improve that situation but has also revealed how Android 10 may have been best-adopted release ever.

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Android 11 will leave OEMs with fewer excuses for slow updates

Android 11 will leave OEMs with fewer excuses for slow updates

Every year at WWDC, Apple indirectly puts the Android world to shame when it reveals adoption numbers for its supported iOS versions. While things have certainly improved in the last two or three years, there is still much left to be desired. Part of the problem lies in the dynamics between Google as Android maker and manufacturers as Android implementers. The latter, of course, has the final word on when they would push out Android updates, big and small, but Android 11 will more or less force OEMs to fall in line with Google's push for more seamless and faster updates.

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Google teases next Nest smart speaker’s odd design

Google teases next Nest smart speaker’s odd design

First, they were rectangular boxes. Then they became canisters or pucks. Over the years, wireless speakers have changed their form and now Google seems to be considering yet another revolution in speaker design. Practically confirming an earlier leak, Google has apparently been sending out more or less official marketing material for what may be the successor of the Google Home sporting what can probably be best described as a pillow design.

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Gamers will soon be able to change their World of Warcraft gender for free

Gamers will soon be able to change their World of Warcraft gender for free

World of Warcraft players will soon be able to change their character's gender without paying the somewhat hefty fee, Blizzard has revealed. The change will arrive as part of the recently detailed Shadowlands expansion, which will arrive for everyone later this year. As of now, players who don't want to pay the fee can still change their character's gender presentation for free.

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Facebook and Instagram users can now opt out of seeing political ads

Facebook and Instagram users can now opt out of seeing political ads

Facebook has announced that users in the United States, including those on Instagram, can now opt out of seeing certain types of advertisements on the social media platforms, including ones related to politics. Users may still see some of these types of ads even if they opt out, but Facebook is giving users the ability to tag advertisements that made it past the filters.

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Microsoft Teams smart displays make it easier to work from home

Microsoft Teams smart displays make it easier to work from home

In addition to detailing new features for its Teams software, Microsoft has also taken the wraps off Microsoft Teams displays, which are small portable displays that include high-quality microphones, speakers, and webcams for use with video chats. According to the company, these new displays are all-in-one devices made specifically for Teams users, offering them voice access to Cortana and a touchscreen.

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Google working on tablet experience, “Android Beyond Phones” soon

Google working on tablet experience, “Android Beyond Phones” soon

Google spoke up today about their future in Android and/or Chrome OS tablets. Only very briefly, of course, and not in a way that definitely guaranteed they'd be making any sort of new hardware any time soon. But still, it has been acknowledged that Google is, indeed, "working on the tablet experience, both for users and for developers" according to a representative of the Android Engagement Team.

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Cats were seducing humans for care more than 1,000 years ago

Cats were seducing humans for care more than 1,000 years ago

A popular saying claims that cats choose their people, not the other way around. This feline seduction has been traced back more than 1,000 years thanks to a newly detailed ancient cat skeleton, a new study reports. The skeleton reveals that humans traveling the Silk Road trade routes likely cared for cats along the way, treating them as pets similar to the way humans treat them today.

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Epic Games just got a surprising investment from another gaming giant

Epic Games just got a surprising investment from another gaming giant

Epic Games announced today that it has a new investor: Sony Corporation. Yes, the very same Sony that makes the PlayStation 4 and will soon be launching the PlayStation 5 has decided to make a $250 million investment in Epic Games. Specifically, Sony will be making this investment through a subsidiary company, but the name of that subsidiary wasn't revealed today.

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Xiaomi POCO F2 Pro Review : Budget cost, shockingly good macro camera

Xiaomi POCO F2 Pro Review : Budget cost, shockingly good macro camera

The POCO F2 Pro, or Pocophone F2 Pro, is a highly decent smartphone. It was released in May of 2020 running Android 10 with MIUI 11 inside. This device has a 6.67-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen up front with no camera to interrupt its rounded-corner rectangle face. This is one of the few smartphones to have ever been released with a mechanically operated pop-up front-facing camera module - and it comes in several colors, both wild and decent.

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EA’s The Sims 4 reality TV competition offers up $100,000 in prizes

EA’s The Sims 4 reality TV competition offers up $100,000 in prizes

TBS will be home to a new type of reality show, one that revolves around esports. Called 'The Sims Spark'd,' the series comes from EA working with Turner Sports, BuzzFeed Multiplayer, and ELEAGUE. This is the first esports competition that will involve the video game The Sims 4, underscoring the growing popularity of esports as a form of competition and entertainment.

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