Galaxy A series could get a much-needed durability upgrade in 2022

Galaxy A series could get a much-needed durability upgrade in 2022

Though Samsung wants people to buy its pricey Galaxy S and foldable Galaxy Z flagship smartphones, not everyone can afford to do so. The popularity of its Galaxy A series handsets over the past year or so has proven there's a large market for its mid-range line, especially for models with 5G capabilities (via Canalys). With that in mind, it's no surprise Samsung will give its Galaxy A phones some big upgrades in 2022, at least according to a new report citing industry insiders.

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Google brings Family Bell and BMW Digital Key to Android smartphones

Google brings Family Bell and BMW Digital Key to Android smartphones

To help you get more out of the upcoming holidays, Google is rolling out a few features that, while not entirely new, are making their first appearances on Android. The features cover a variety of categories, including new widgets to make an Android smartphone's home screen more useful, simplified reminders for the entire family, and even the ability to lock and unlock certain cars with a Pixel 6.

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FDA warns to check broccoli tots for rocks after dental damage reports

FDA warns to check broccoli tots for rocks after dental damage reports

If you've made the switch from tater tots to the arguably healthier broccoli tots alternative (they're basically tater tots, but made from, you know, broccoli), pay attention to a new recall notice published on the FDA's website. According to the advisory, some frozen broccoli tots products have been recalled because they may contain small pieces of metal or rocks.

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Razer made a Snapdragon G3x handheld to show us Qualcomm’s gaming vision

Razer made a Snapdragon G3x handheld to show us Qualcomm’s gaming vision

Since Nintendo put games in consumers pockets with the Game & Watch, gamers have been seeking the ideal mobile gaming machine. From the Nintendo Game Boy to the Sega Game Gear on forward to the NVIDIA SHIELD and the Nintendo Switch, we've been seeing the same basic idea played over and over again. The next entry in this device category comes from both Qualcomm and Razer. On one hand we have the Snapdragon G3x Gen 1 Gaming Platform, a "new category of gaming devices" - on the other, we have a device built with all the best bits of that platform in mind, made by Razer.

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Respawn pulls Titanfall from sale with vague promises for the future

Respawn pulls Titanfall from sale with vague promises for the future

Respawn Entertainment today announced that it has delisted Titanfall, effectively removing it from sale. Titanfall was the first game Respawn Entertainment made as a new studio back in 2014, and now it seems the title is being retired. It isn't all bad news, though, as those who own the game will still be able to play it even after it disappears from storefronts.

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Google’s quantum processors take stable time crystals beyond just theory

Google’s quantum processors take stable time crystals beyond just theory

Time crystals are back in the news, and not the ones from TimeSplitters. A study recently published in Nature builds upon previous research released earlier this year on time crystals, a new phase of matter that holds significant promise for the future of quantum computing. This time around, the researchers say Google's Sycamore quantum hardware was used to observe a stable time crystal.

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10 Reasons to Stop Using Google Chrome

10 Reasons to Stop Using Google Chrome

Google is perhaps THE Internet company, with dozens of products and services that revolve around the technology that has kept us connected for decades. For most people, the gateway to that Internet is, in fact, another Google product, with Chrome taking up the lion's share of the browser market. It's arguable that Google Chrome is the most used piece of software in the world, given how it's used on almost every computing device imaginable. That doesn't immediately mean, however, that it is the best way to experience the Web, and there are also serious reasons why you would want to avoid using Chrome if you can afford it.

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CDC: COVID-19 Omicron is in the US

CDC: COVID-19 Omicron is in the US

The first case of the COVID-19 Omicron variant has been identified in America, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed today. A coronavirus infection in California was diagnosed as the Omicron variant (B.1.1.529) using genomic sequencing at the University of California, San Francisco.

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Godfall leads the final batch of PlayStation Plus games for 2021

Godfall leads the final batch of PlayStation Plus games for 2021

With the beginning of December comes a new batch of PlayStation Plus games. 2021 has seen some solid months for PlayStation Plus and others that may have fallen short of expectations, but it seems that the service will end the year on a high note. As usual, there will be three games up for grabs in December, but they're joining some bonus PlayStation VR games that are carrying over from the previous month.

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Facebook Mobile Mixed Reality updates may change the way you see VR forever

Facebook Mobile Mixed Reality updates may change the way you see VR forever

Meta has announced the final software update of 2021 for the Meta Quest - formerly known as the Oculus Quest - and it seems like it's a big one. Playing into the "metaverse" angle behind Facebook's name change to Meta, there actually isn't a ton that has to do with VR gaming in this update. Instead, much of it is focused on mixed reality and usability, with some big features coming down the pipeline.

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2022 Bentley Continental GT Mulliner Blackline gives luxury a sinister twist

2022 Bentley Continental GT Mulliner Blackline gives luxury a sinister twist

Bentley’s Mulliner division has introduced a new Blackline model for the 2022 Continental GT. The latest Blackline trim is available for both the coupe and convertible versions of the Continental GT. It features an exclusive array of distinctive, black-themed accents instead of the typical bright chrome trim you expect from a six-figure grand-touring coupe.

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Mercedes reveals Virgil Abloh’s stunning Project MAYBACH coupe concept

Mercedes reveals Virgil Abloh’s stunning Project MAYBACH coupe concept

Mercedes-Benz has revealed the four-wheeled results of its collaboration with Virgil Abloh, the iconic fashion designer who died in late November. Project MAYBACH, unveiled according to the wishes of Abloh's family, is a ground-up reinvention of the flagship luxury brand, combining electrification with a coupe body and off-road intent.

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