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iPhone 14 – Things we know so far

iPhone 14 – Things we know so far

Rumors about the iPhone 14 started popping up online before the iPhone 13 was announced -- and though we don't yet know what Apple has planned, there's enough info floating around to speculate. The company is rumored to be working on a foldable iPhone, at least based on certain patents, but there's no guarantee a folding model is in the pipeline at this time. In all likeliness, the next iteration of the iPhone will be called the iPhone 14 and it'll stick to the trusted form factor from previous years.

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The 11 Most Influential Women in NASA History

The 11 Most Influential Women in NASA History

The history of the United States space program was molded in part by the many women who have not only been launched into orbit aboard spacecraft, but who have also worked tirelessly behind the scenes in making the rocket and shuttle launches mathematically possible. From the more than 50 women launched into space, to the engineers that started the process on paper, women have been an integral part of NASA from the beginning (via History of NASA).

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Windows 11 taskbar and Start Menu: Back to the drawing board

Windows 11 taskbar and Start Menu: Back to the drawing board

Compared to the change from Windows 8 to Windows 10, the Windows 11 upgrade seems almost superficial. Of course, there have been many changes under the hood, but the most visible change that most users will see is the new Start Menu and taskbar. Those also happen to be the most controversial, and not just because of how they look. Fortunately, Microsoft doesn't seem to be deaf to those complaints, and it has started to make changes that bring back functionality that was lost in transition.

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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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Top laptops for learning from home

Top laptops for learning from home

Just like working from home, learning from home is a new normal these days. As educational institutions have remained distant from children for the best part of two years, students have become immensely dependent on smartphones and laptops for coursework and entertainment. Even now when many schools and colleges are conceding to a hybrid model – a mix of in-person and remote learning – as a response to slow rate of Covid-19 cases, there is a need for laptops students can use on the campus and back home.

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Samsung Galaxy S22: Rumors, leaks and everything we know

Samsung Galaxy S22: Rumors, leaks and everything we know

The highly anticipated Samsung Galaxy S22 series is not long away from its release with speculations brewing for early 2022 launch, and rumors of the flagship doing rounds in plenty. The premium phone will come in three variants: the successors to Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21 Plus and Galaxy S21 Ultra respectively.

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The 5 Best and 5 Worst Things About Xiaomi Smartphones

The 5 Best and 5 Worst Things About Xiaomi Smartphones

LG exit from the smartphone market and Huawei taking a backseat has seen a shift in power in various markets around the world. In the US, Motorola made a surprising comeback while brands like OPPO and Vivo have been able to rise through the ranks in global markets. All throughout those changes, Xiaomi remained firmly among the world's top 5 smartphone brands. No longer simply equated as an Apple wannabe, Xiaomi's brand and even sub-brands have established a presence in almost every part of the globe, including the US. As with anything, there are plenty of reasons to pine for a Xiaomi phone or to avoid one. With the upcoming holidays, you might just be in the market for a new smartphone, and these are some of the things you might want to keep in mind before putting a Xiaomi phone on your list.

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Wear OS gains ground thanks to Samsung, but Google needs to keep up

Wear OS gains ground thanks to Samsung, but Google needs to keep up

Although Wear OS definitely has the upper hand when it comes to diversity, the Apple Watch irrefutably has the numbers in terms of market share. Google's wearable platform was, in fact, a very distant second as far smartwatch operating systems go, but that has suddenly changed in the last few months. Some might not like it, but it's actually mostly thanks to Samsung. But things might not remain that way unless Google picks up the slack and makes a better commitment to its own smartwatch ecosystem.

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Android 2021 distribution numbers show there’s still work to be done

Android 2021 distribution numbers show there’s still work to be done

Things have definitely gotten a lot better now in Android land when it comes to updates. That goes not just for the monthly security fixes that protect your phone, but the the major upgrades that keep you up to date with the latest Android versions as well. Things are still not ideal, especially when you compare it with iOS. Of course, it's an apples to oranges comparison, pun intended, but the latest distribution figures from Google itself point to Android's lingering problem.

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Kia’s concept EV restraint overshadowed Hyundai’s excess in LA

Kia’s concept EV restraint overshadowed Hyundai’s excess in LA

You wait for one three-row all-electric SUV, and along come two at the same time. Well, two concepts at least, with both Kia and Hyundai bringing their vision of electrified seven-seaters to the LA Auto Show 2021 this week. For the two South Korean automakers it's a chance to show off just how their shared E-GMP architecture can be applied, but it also proved to be an unexpected competition pitting glitz against relative restraint.

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Pixel Fold cancellation is a missed opportunity for Google and Android

Pixel Fold cancellation is a missed opportunity for Google and Android

Samsung is betting heavily on foldable devices. After the so-far successful run of the Galaxy Z Flip 3, the company is reportedly allocating a huge chunk of its production numbers to next year's generation. It might not be the only one competing in that market soon, however, with the likes of OPPO, vivo, Xiaomi, and even Honor expected to soon make foldables more common, if not a bit more affordable.

One rumored player, however, might not be joining the game soon or at all, with word of the Google Pixel Fold's cancellation starting to go around the Internet. While it's not an unsurprising decision, it could be a rather unfortunate one that would have adverse effects down the line on Google and possibly Android in general.

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Steam Deck won’t flop like Steam Machines

Steam Deck won’t flop like Steam Machines

PC gamers might have felt a tad disappointed at the news that Valve is delaying its Steam Deck portable PC gaming machine to sometime in 2022. Of course, that wasn't exactly surprising given how other consumer electronics, especially computers and mobile devices, are facing production and shipment delays, but it still douses some cold water over the enthusiasm that has been building up towards the upcoming shopping and gaming seasons. Almost ironically, that can also serve to get gamers excited even more, especially after Valve continues to reveal some details that inspire confidence that the Steam Deck will not be a repeat of the ill-fated Steam Machine.

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