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Apple VR headset – Ongoing developments and things to know

Apple VR headset – Ongoing developments and things to know

Apple has been chasing after augmented reality and virtual reality for almost a decade now, hoping to come up with a commercially feasible product that changes the way we interact with our devices and the world around us in more ways than one. The Cupertino giant planned to launch the combined VR/AR headset in 2020, but in late 2019 it was announced that the launch will be delayed to 2022 as the then developed prototype didn’t meet the quality standards at Apple – mainly due to its bulky size.

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iPhone 13 is going to be a different deal: Here’s why

iPhone 13 is going to be a different deal: Here’s why

It is probably very early to make a claim about the forthcoming iPhone – or a new lineup. But with rumors flowing in from every side of the globe, it’s fitting to touch upon certain aspects that’ll make the iPhone 13 a different deal. Presumably, and various sources confirm, the 2021 iPhones will not have a dramatic change in the layout to outrightly contrast the already revamped and exciting iPhone 12 line introduced in fall last year, but some notable changes in features are expected to make things interesting.

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If Apple lets me trash this dongle I’ll be overjoyed

If Apple lets me trash this dongle I’ll be overjoyed

I'm a Mac user, and a macOS fan, and I like Apple's industrial design, but the chatter of a return of the SD card slot to upcoming MacBook Pro laptops has me muttering a silent prayer of thanks. It feels like we've been languishing in dongle hell for many years now, and while Apple wasn't alone in betting on a tech future dominated by a single port, it's certainly been the most stubborn about that.

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Well, I’m addicted to Path of Exile again

Well, I’m addicted to Path of Exile again

On Friday, January 15th, Grinding Gear Games released a new seasonal league for Path of Exile. This latest league, called Ritual League, is unlike most of the seasonal leagues we see Grinding Gear Games release for a couple of reasons. For starters, this league is arriving later than expected. Originally scheduled to launch on December 11th, Grinding Gear Games decided to delay the roll out of this league after Cyberpunk 2077 was delayed to December 10th, as it didn't want to force players to choose between playing the new Path of Exile league and Cyberpunk - one of the most anticipated games in recent memory.

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The way we watch sports is still broken and isn’t getting any better

The way we watch sports is still broken and isn’t getting any better

Back in the late 2000s, when streaming services like Netflix and Hulu were just getting going, I was convinced that those services would change the way we watch TV. Even back then, it wasn't difficult to envision a future where cable wasn't the only way we watched shows. Fast forward to today and things have largely panned out as expected. The streaming market is fragmented as everyone attempts to build out their own streaming services, yes, but these days you can get along just fine with a few streaming subscriptions, which still comes in at less than the cost of a cable package.

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Smart tech from CES to mitigate the spread of COVID-19

Smart tech from CES to mitigate the spread of COVID-19

Before the start of the all-virtual CES 2021, we detailed the notable trends to look out for at the mega consumer tech event. We had mentioned then that the event will be overly dominated by technology to fight the coronavirus pandemic we are living with for over a year now. During the CES thus, there were a plethora of technologies focused on ways to protect people from the COVID-19 using tech-infused masks, germ-killing air purifiers, wearable sensors to check for vitals, and touchless home essentials to mention a few.

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Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra vs. iPhone 12 Pro Max: The flagship battle

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra vs. iPhone 12 Pro Max: The flagship battle

The two heavyweights of flagship smartphones – Samsung and Apple - are in for another blockbuster bout as the Korean smartphone maker just announced the S21 series at the Galaxy Unpacked event. This comes after the release of the Apple iPhone 12 series a couple of months ago. While the iPhone’s latest and greatest iPhone 12 Pro Max has already proved its substance, Samsung is here to spoil the party and take the laurels away.

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WhatsApp changes terms of service: Things to know and better alternatives

WhatsApp changes terms of service: Things to know and better alternatives

Popular messaging platform WhatsApp owned by Facebook with a userbase of more than 2 billion, in a surprise move, has updated its privacy policy. Users are receiving this notice via a pop-up alert in the app, narrowing down on the new set of policies that are in place. This has stirred a huge debate about Facebook’s promise of privacy and keeping the user interest at stake.

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Notable trends coming out of CES 2021

Notable trends coming out of CES 2021

CES this year is switching out of its prominent home in Las Vegas right into your living room. It is unimaginable that the remote experience will make up – to even a certain degree – for the excitement of going hands-on with devices in a face-to-face event. But one thing is for sure: this will be a great opportunity for tech enthusiasts who have always wanted to visit the Las Vegas Convention Center but couldn’t. They can now sit back and watch the world’s most influential tech event, as it happens.

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Don’t ignore dog and cat food recalls: The deadly risk explained

Don’t ignore dog and cat food recalls: The deadly risk explained

The FDA recently noted another round of cat and dog food recalls, this one spurred by the presence of aflatoxin at potentially deadly levels. This isn't the first pet food recall this year caused by this toxin, but it is the most deadly, with more than two dozen dog deaths linked to the recalled pet food. What is aflatoxin and why is it so dangerous?

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Smartphone trends for 2021: 5G and the mid-range march

Smartphone trends for 2021: 5G and the mid-range march

It's that time of the year again when we look back to the past 12 months and take out our crystal balls to divine the next 12. Of course, we're not fortunetellers or clairvoyants but we do know a thing or two about watching market dynamics, guesstimating future movement, and having some optimism for the future. COVID-19 has clearly shaken up things, including in the mobile industry. As we try to look at what lies ahead, we might even see some of the more lasting ways the coronavirus will affect smartphones in 2021.

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Galaxy S21 series: 7 things that make it better than previously thought

Galaxy S21 series: 7 things that make it better than previously thought

Early 2021 is going to see some really exciting devices, including a set of smartphones from Samsung. This is going to be the long-anticipated Galaxy S21 series that many tech enthusiasts presume is not going to see a dynamic upgrade expected from the Samsung flagship. A major reason for this would be the Korean tech giant’s plan to present the next line of foldable phones as its new, improved, and dependable flagship. That said, the S21 series subjected to launch with three models is worth waiting for, if you’re planning to spend on a smartphone anytime soon.

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