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Samsung confirms an AI-enhanced Bixby upgrade is coming in 2024

Samsung has announced that it plans to release an upgraded version of Bixby this year. The announcement comes amidst a reignited race to deliver the smartest on-device voice assistant, sparked in part by the launch of ChatGPT two years ago.Google has already started replacing Google Assistant with Gemini, Apple has announced some huge AI-powered upgrades coming to Siri, and now Samsung is throwing its hat into the ring with a revamped Bixby.TM Roh, who leads Samsung’s mobile division, told CNBC...

HONOR throws some well-deserved shade at Samsung's Z Fold 6 'thin' design claims

Samsung’s recent announcement of its 2024 foldables lineup, boasting the thin design of the Galaxy Z Fold 6, hasn’t gone unnoticed by rival HONOR. In a recent post on X (formerly Twitter), HONOR poked fun at Samsung’s claims of thin design, highlighting their own Magic V2’s svelter profile.For those not up to speed, Samsung’s Z Fold 6 is indeed its thinnest and lightest book-style foldable yet, measuring an impressive 5.6mm when unfolded and 12.1mm when folded. This is a noticeable improvement f...

Samsung's Z Flip 6 trade-in deals are worse than ever: Confidence or complacency?

Samsung has finally launched its 2024 foldables, the Galaxy Z Fold 6 and Z Flip 6, and the launch has generated a mix of excitement and skepticism. Both devices bring only incremental upgrades to the table, but they also come with a $100 price bump compared to their predecessors. What’s more concerning, however, is Samsung’s decision to offer less attractive trade-in deals for the phones this year. This shift in strategy has made me wonder whether Samsung is becoming overly confident in its mark...

Google Maps finally adds speed monitoring features to iOS and CarPlay

Google Maps has long offered the convenience of displaying speed limits and a live speedometer on Android phones and Android Auto. Now, Google is expanding these features to iOS devices and CarPlay, bringing the same level of functionality to Apple users. (via TechCrunch)Google confirmed that the speed monitoring features are rolling out globally, so they should show up for everyone soon. For those using an iPhone who have yet to see these features, open the Google Maps app, tap on your profile...

Here's our first look at the sleep apnea detection feature on Galaxy Watches

The highly anticipated Galaxy Unpacked event is just around the corner, and we have a fairly good idea of what to expect from Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Watch 7 and Galaxy Watch Ultra. Earlier this year, Samsung made news by obtaining FDA clearance for sleep apnea detection, which is the first for any consumer smartwatch.And now, thanks to a Reddit thread spotted by 9to5Google, we have our first glimpse into how this feature could work.A user in the One UI 6 Watch beta program posted screenshots...

Microsoft bans Android for its China staff, mandates iPhones for work

Starting in September, Microsoft employees in China will be required to use iPhones for work, as the company plans to block Android devices from accessing its corporate resources. This decision, as outlined in an internal memo obtained by Bloomberg News, is part of a broader company-wide initiative to strengthen its defenses against cyber threats.According to the memo accessed by the publication, the primary reason for this shift is the unavailability of Google Mobile Services in China. These se...

The CMF Phone 1 is one of the best $200 phones, but you shouldn't buy it in the US

Following months of social media campaigns, CMF by Nothing has finally launched its much-anticipated inaugural smartphone, the CMF Phone 1. With its unique aesthetics and attractive price tag, the CMF Phone 1 stands out as one of the most noteworthy budget Android devices in recent times. However, potential US buyers should exercise caution, as the phone’s network compatibility within the US is severely limited.Journalist Sascha Segan, currently employed at Qualcomm, first pointed out the CMF Ph...

Apple Intelligence debuts soon, but Siri's best tricks won't arrive until next year

Last month, Apple officially announced its much-anticipated plan for integrating generative AI into its devices with the introduction of Apple Intelligence. Scheduled for an official release this fall alongside the iPhone 16 series, Apple Intelligence has already generated significant excitement following the impressive demonstrations at WWDC.One of the most exciting aspects of Apple Intelligence is its potential to revolutionize Siri, transforming it into a more intuitive and capable interface....

WhatsApp's new feature will let Meta AI edit your photos for you

As the battle for AI dominance heats up, Meta is adding a new trick to its AI chatbot, Meta AI, which is already part of Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp. While Meta AI already has impressive text capabilities, such as replying to questions, suggesting captions, and holding conversations, users cannot currently share or upload photos to the Meta AI chat.WaBetaInfo has uncovered the exciting new feature in the WhatsApp beta for Android version This feature will allow Meta AI to inter...

Sticker shock: Galaxy Ring price leak hints at expensive debut

With Samsung’s Galaxy Unpacked event on July 10 just days away, excitement is building for the highly anticipated Galaxy Ring, its first venture into the smart ring market. However, a recent leak regarding the ring’s potential pricing has tempered some of our initial enthusiasm.First reported by WinFuture, a French deals portal, Dealabs has obtained information from local retailers indicating that the official recommended price for the Samsung Galaxy Ring in France will be a hefty 449 euros.For...

OnePlus Pad 2 detailed specifications leaked ahead of imminent launch

The OnePlus Pad is still one of the top Android tablets out there, but we’ve been eagerly waiting for its successor, the OnePlus Pad 2. Earlier this week, OnePlus confirmed that it would be launching a new tablet on July 16, and now we’ve got the inside scoop on what to expect.Renowned tipster Ishan Agarwal has now provided detailed specifications for the OnePlus Pad 2 on X/Twitter. According to Agarwal, the global version of the OnePlus Pad 2 will essentially be a rebranded OnePlus Pad Pro, whi...

The iPhone 16 Pro could rival Ultra flagships with an upgraded zoom camera

Recent rumors surrounding the iPhone 16 lineup have indicated that the iPhone 16 Pro could be getting a new zoom camera. And now, a new report from Digitimes gives us even more reasons to believe that Apple is stepping up its zoom game in the next iPhone series.According to the report, Apple has placed large orders with lens manufacturers Largan Precision and Genius Electronic Optical (GSEO), aiming to expand the use of periscope lenses in its upcoming iPhone lineup.Here’s what Digitimes had to...

A massive new Galaxy Z Fold 6 and Flip 6 leak confirms few upgrades and stale specs

Blass’s leak, which appeared in a substack mail, included what seem to be full-page screenshots of the official promo material for Samsung’s 2024 foldables. While we did have a pretty good idea of what to expect from both phones, the leak basically confirms some great upgrades and the return of some familiar frustrations as well.Firstly, the images all but confirm that the Galaxy Z Fold 6 will be an incremental upgrade from its predecessor, the Z Fold 5. The camera setup, which Samsung has not u...

Google Chrome could be the next app to get a Floating Action Button

Google Chrome is poised to embrace a new design element called the Floating Action Button (FAB). FABs have been a staple of Google’s Material Design language, appearing in essential apps like Gmail, Google Maps, and Google Keep. Now, Chrome is poised to join this list with a useful new button.

According to Google, a FAB is “a high-emphasis button that lets the user perform a primary action in an application.” It’s typically positioned at the bottom right corner of the screen and promotes a sing

Poll: How much do you spend on streaming services per month?

When streaming services first emerged, they were hailed as the savior for those tired of exorbitant cable bills and limited music collections. For a nominal fee, we gained access to a seemingly endless library of the best movies, TV shows, and all of our favorite music.

But fast forward to today, and the streaming landscape has transformed into a battlefield. Countless streaming platforms compete for our attention and wallet, each boasting exclusive content and promising the ultimate viewing ex

Google Pixel 9 hands-on video leaks, shows everything

The Pixel 9 series is set to debut in just over a month, and July has already unleashed a flood of leaks. Yesterday, we got our first look at a hands-on video of a Pixel 9 retail unit in a bold new pink color. While the video gave us an excellent view of the updated design, it didn’t show the screen in action. Today, a new video has emerged, this time showcasing the Pixel 9 with its screen on.

This latest video showcases the front of the device, where Google has evidently worked on making the b

Apple won't lock the iPhone 16 and 16 Plus to last year's chip after all

In a potential departure from its recent practices, Apple may be set to equip all four iPhone 16 models with the same generation of its A-series chip. This information comes from code discovered in Apple’s backend by Nicolás Alvarez. (via MacRumors)

Over the last two years, Apple has differentiated the standard and Plus models from their Pro counterparts by equipping the former with older generation chips. For instance, the current iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus models feature the A16 Bionic chip

Google addresses Pixel 6 series bricking bug amid user complaints

Yesterday, we reported that several users of the Google Pixel 6 series encountered a critical problem, bricking their devices in the process. The issue occurred when users attempted a factory reset, a common procedure for troubleshooting or formatting a device. Instead of successfully resetting, the devices failed to reboot, displaying error messages about missing system files.

In response, Google has updated its support page with a temporary workaround. Here’s what Google said: We’ve recently

Report: Samsung could be dropping the 11-inch model from Galaxy Tab S10 lineup

Samsung is reportedly making significant changes to its flagship Android tablet series. We already anticipate that Samsung will be breaking its traditional launch cycle by not launching the Galaxy Tab S10 series at its July Unpacked event. And now, a new report from The JoongAng suggests the company will not only delay the series but also drop the base 11-inch model from the lineup. (via SamMobile)

The Galaxy Tab S9 series currently offers three size options: an 11-inch standard Tab S9, a 12.4-

Meta's latest Facebook and Instagram revenue model is already under legal scrutiny

In a significant blow to Meta, the European Commission today issued a preliminary ruling that the tech giant’s ‘pay or consent’ advertising model for Facebook and Instagram violates the Digital Markets Act (DMA).

The DMA, a landmark piece of EU legislation, empowers users to decide how their data is used and ensures that smaller companies can compete with tech giants on equal footing. The DMA requires gatekeepers — companies with significant influence in digital markets — to obtain explicit con

Google's Gemini could be in Apple Intelligence by this fall

The AI wars are heating up, and Apple, though fashionably late to the party, made a grand entrance this month with the unveiling of Apple Intelligence . At the event, Apple confirmed that users would have the option to choose between Siri and ChatGPT for some AI queries, and there were strong rumors that Apple could add Google’s Gemini to the mix. Now, according to Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman, this integration might be announced as soon as this fall.

Gurman speculated in his recent newsletter that

Microsoft AI CEO thinks you agreed to a 'social contract' for AI training

Mustafa Suleyman, CEO of Microsoft AI, recently found himself at the center of a heated debate following a contentious statement made at the Aspen Ideas Festival. He suggested that the Internet essentially functions as “freeware” for training AI models, a claim that has drawn sharp criticism from content creators and general users.

Around the 13-minute mark in this interview, the host raised concerns about AI training using online content, addressing the presence of many authors in the audience

These older Galaxy Watches can now join One UI 6 Watch beta

Samsung is gearing up for its Galaxy Unpacked event on July 10th in Paris, where the tech giant is expected to unveil the new Galaxy Watch 7 series. Alongside the new smartwatches, Samsung could also debut the next generation of its Wear OS implementation, the One UI 6 Watch.

Earlier this month, Samsung kicked off the One UI 6 Watch beta program for Galaxy Watch 6 users in the US and South Korea. Now, Samsung has expanded the beta program to older Galaxy Watch models, including the Watch 5 and

Samsung Galaxy Watch Ultra, Watch 7, and Buds 3 leak in high-quality official renders

Samsung is gearing up for an exciting Galaxy Unpacked launch event on July 10, and it’s shaping up to be a tech lover’s dream. The event is expected to mark the debut of the Galaxy Ring, Samsung’s first foray into smart rings. Additionally, the company is set to unveil a completely new smartwatch category with the Galaxy Watch Ultra. Finally, the Galaxy Buds 3 series is expected to make its debut, offering a completely redesigned look.

Renowned leaker Evan Blass aka evleaks dropped some high-qu
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