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Galaxy Note discontinued, per insider tip

Galaxy Note discontinued, per insider tip

The Samsung Galaxy Note brand might be over and done with as of this year. A report today suggested that the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 will be the first new device to include an S Pen in 2021. The S Pen was one of the first key features of the Galaxy Note line when launched - since then, the other details (like the smartphone line's massive size) have become commonplace among other smartphones from multiple brands.

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Microsoft Pluton processor will bring extra security to Windows PCs

Microsoft Pluton processor will bring extra security to Windows PCs

Microsoft has collaborated with Qualcomm, Intel, and AMD to introduce its new Pluton architecture, a processor designed to offer enhanced security for Windows PCs. In its announcement today, Microsoft said that Pluton will guard against the attacks that increasingly target the communication channel between the CPU and TPM.

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Samsung Galaxy S21 leaks detail your big money options

Samsung Galaxy S21 leaks detail your big money options

The Samsung Galaxy S21 smartphone family will likely launch in the first few months of the year 2021. Almost like Samsung planned the numbering scheme to match the year, the Samsung Galaxy S20 commanded 2020, while the Galaxy S21 family will dominate Samsung's 2021. The 2021 line for Samsung will quite likely include at least three phones: Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+, and Galaxy S21 Ultra. If you're expecting these devices to change your holiday 2020 plans - don't hold your breath!

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Galaxy S21 leak shows two sizes – where are the rest?

Galaxy S21 leak shows two sizes – where are the rest?

The Samsung Galaxy S21 and Samsung Galaxy S21+ were shown in a leak of components overnight. Details of the features included with the Samsung Galaxy S21 family appeared here, courtesy of the way in which these images appear - as guides for accessory makers and/or display covers. In these images, we see that the Samsung Galaxy S21 family pushes the display punch hole to the limits of the top of the display - nearly reverting back to a notch.

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This phone is $100 and it’ll apparently last at least 4 years

This phone is $100 and it’ll apparently last at least 4 years

Today we're taking a peek at the device called Teracube 2e, the newest in a line of devices made by the Teracube company. This group makes smartphones with long warranty guarantees and prices that... don't seem real. This device is an Android smartphone with a 6.1-inch HD+ IPS LCD display with 64GB internal storage, microSD card slot, headphone jack, and a 4000mAh replaceable(!) battery. How can this be?

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Xbox Series X teardown reveals the massive cooling system

Xbox Series X teardown reveals the massive cooling system

Now that the Xbox Series X is out in the wild, it's time to take a closer look at its insides. The first step is always the most difficult, as it requires that the user break the seal - and effectively void any guarantees they had for repairs with Microsoft and/or the 3rd-party retail company from which they've purchased their Xbox Series X. Once we're inside, the fine folks at iFixit provide a lovely list of identified components.

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OnePlus Nord N10 5G is another Moto G moment

OnePlus Nord N10 5G is another Moto G moment

The OnePlus Nord N10 5G is a turning point for the company - and for you, if you buy the device. It is at this point that OnePlus moves beyond a single line of phones - or two lines of phones (regular and budget), or even three (with the Pro line). Now we've got OnePlus, a budget line with Nord, and another pair of phones (N10 5G and N100). What are we to make of this? We've had the device for enough time now that I'm able to start making serious considerations about not only its features and capabilities, but about what it represents for the company - and you, the consumer of OnePlus products.

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Nokia 8.3 5G Review – Just the big basics

Nokia 8.3 5G Review – Just the big basics

The Nokia 8.3 5G is the perfect smartphone for a certain sort of person. If you're looking for a smartphone that has a modern processor, made by a major label company, runs Android One (so you know it'll get updates from Google), has access to 5G data speed, has a sizeable display, and works with an at-least-usable set of cameras, this is the phone for you. The Nokia 8.3 5G is not the most extravagant phone in the world - it's the best at most of what it aspires to be.

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Verizon Nokia 8 V 5G UW brings the brand back to the limelight

Verizon Nokia 8 V 5G UW brings the brand back to the limelight

Nokia's been in a long, strange journey over the past decade. They've gone from the top - the most well-known phone maker around the world - down to (nearly) the bottom. Over the past couple of years, the Nokia brand's been restored, somewhat, to its former glory. Creating phones that run Android at the same time as they create feature phones with limited functionality, Nokia's poised for a bit of a return to the public eye. Verizon may do that.

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Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 256GB removes another hindrance

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 256GB removes another hindrance

The Samsung Galaxy S20 Fan Edition (FE) 5G was released with a newly sizeable allowance of internal stoage. This smartphone is a version of the Samsung Galaxy S20 that'll deliver the basics of the Galaxy S20 without the top-tier features that make the non-FE version cost more. The Galaxy S20 FE 5G with 256GB internal storage, for example, will cost users approximately $320, or "$13.34 a month with eligible trade-in value up to $450" via Samsung.

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iPhone 12 mini shows not all new MagSafe is equal

iPhone 12 mini shows not all new MagSafe is equal

The Apple MagSafe system keeps revealing tidbits of functionality and features - and they're not all good. A support document for the MagSafe Charger was updated this week to show how it'll function differently depending on the device to which it is attached. If it is connected to an iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, or iPhone 12 Pro Max, it'll run with 15W peak power delivery. If it is connected to an iPhone 12 Mini, the MagSafe Charger maxes out at 12W peak power delivery.

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Apple Silicon Mac roadmap leaks – What’s coming first

Apple Silicon Mac roadmap leaks – What’s coming first

As expected, Apple will hold an online event later this month called "One more thing." Consumers will be introduced to Apple's first Macs sporting its own silicon, fueling speculation about which models will be first in the pipeline and what kind of other changes -- if any -- can be expected. A new leak claims that production on three models in particular has been increased ahead of the event.

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