2023 Was a Great Year for Foldables, If You Could Afford One

2023 Was a Great Year for Foldables, If You Could Afford One

This is not an affordable foldable. But it is one of our favorites. Photo: Florence Ion / Gizmodo Last year, I mused over whether foldable smartphones would ever be affordable. I wanted to see them take off after falling in love with the Galaxy Z Fold 4 . This year, I got my answer. It’s a resounding “No,” especially with the foldable market as it is right now. Even with the recently launched Motorola Razr , a flip phone for , the best foldables worth bringing home remain within that that Samsung set as the standard. It doesn’t seem […]

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Humane AI Pin orders will start shipping in March

Humane AI Pin orders will start shipping in March

Humane The Humane AI Pin is expected to start shipping in March. On Friday, the company posted on X (Twitter) that “those who placed priority orders will receive their Ai Pins first when we begin shipping in March.” The company had previously given an “early 2024” estimate for the screen-less wearable device designed to replace a smartphone. Humane, founded by former Apple employees Bethany Bongiorno and Imran Chaudhri, views the smartphone (still their ex-employer’s bread and butter ) as on its last legs. “The last era has plateaued,” TechCrunch reported Chaudhri as saying in a November press briefing. He […]

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Paintball 3 – Candy Match Factory, JUST RELEASED!

Paintball 3 – Candy Match Factory, JUST RELEASED!

Join Boldy, the adorable green monster, on his sweetest and most thrilling adventure to fix the broken candy match factory: Paintball 3!
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An overlooked feature for Intel’s 14th-gen chips boosts gaming performance with one click

An overlooked feature for Intel’s 14th-gen chips boosts gaming performance with one click

Intel Intel may have downplayed a killer feature for its new 14th-gen processors, which can reach 6GHz . The company hasn’t marketed the chips’ new Intel Application Optimization (APO) , but an enterprising Reddit user ( via Tom’s Hardware) reports that it offers attention-grabbing performance boosts for supported games. Why the lack of advertising for such a potent feature? One guess is that APO seemingly only supports two older titles at launch: Rainbow Six Siege (2015) and Metro Exodus (2019). One of the more dramatic examples of APO upgrading performance was detailed in the Intel subreddit by u/LightMoisture. With […]

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AI will soon run directly on your phone

AI will soon run directly on your phone

Generative AI running a smartphone. Image: Qualcomm ChatGPT and most other generative AI relies on the power of the cloud and a strong connection to the Internet, but now some big names in tech are pushing hard to run generative AI directly on smartphones and laptops. Why it matters : Running AI models on device offers a number of potential advantages in terms of performance, cost and privacy. Cell phone chip specialist Qualcomm showed off a demo Tuesday of a reference smartphone running Stable Diffusion and producing an image in less than a second. In a demo earlier this […]

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Microsoft is rolling in dough, no thanks to Surface

Microsoft is rolling in dough, no thanks to Surface

Devindra Hardawar/Engadget Microsoft’s most recent Q1 2024 earnings report continues the company’s upward trajectory thanks to the cloud. Microsoft’s earnings reached $56.5 billion, up 13 percent from last year! Profits hit $22.3 billion, up 27 percent. Almost every aspect of Microsoft’s business is a success — that is, except for its devices, which dropped 22 percent from last year. That segment, which includes its Surface hardware, HoloLens and accessories, has been in decline over the last two years. It fell from $7.2 billion in revenue in 2020 to $6.5 billion in 2021 and $5.4 billion in 2022. And there […]

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Motorola is back with another slap bracelet phone concept

Motorola is back with another slap bracelet phone concept

Motorola / Lenovo Motorola showcased some wacky concepts at Lenovo Tech World ’23 that may or may not ever see the light of day. The smartphone maker (a subsidiary of Lenovo since 2014) unveiled an “adaptive display” prototype that can be rolled into a phone, stand or smart bracelet. (It looks like a more advanced version of a prototype Lenovo exhibited in 2016.) In addition, the company highlighted several developmental AI-powered features for the Lenovo devices you can already buy. The display concept is a rollable smartphone with an FHD+ pOLED display. The prototype “can be bent and shaped […]

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NASA to Rewrite Mars Sample Return Mission So It Can Actually Happen

NASA to Rewrite Mars Sample Return Mission So It Can Actually Happen

An illustration of the robotic team that will be used to collect and return samples from Mars. Illustration: NASA NASA is considering alternative ways to bring back samples from Mars after its budget and schedule for the sample return mission was deemed unrealistic in a recent report by an independent review board. Watch During a meeting of the Mars Exploration Program Analysis Group held earlier this week, NASA announced the formation of a response team to address findings from a report, aiming to develop a revised architecture for the Mars Sample Return mission, SpaceNews reported . The team includes […]

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iPhone 15 vs. iPhone 15 Pro: don’t buy the wrong iPhone

iPhone 15 vs. iPhone 15 Pro: don’t buy the wrong iPhone

Digital Trends Apple took the wraps off this year’s iPhone 15 lineup at its September 2023 event . The phones offer some nice design refinements and significant camera improvements across the board, plus a powerful new A17 Pro chip for the highest-end models. Contents iPhone 15 vs. iPhone 15 Pro: specs iPhone 15 vs. iPhone 15 Pro: design iPhone 15 vs. iPhone 15 Pro: screen iPhone 15 vs. iPhone 15 Pro: performance and battery iPhone 15 vs. iPhone 15 Pro: cameras However, with the usual two tiers of iPhone to choose from, we’re presented with the same dilemma every […]

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🎁 Utilize your quick thinking and clever matching skills to match 3 or more candies near a pipe, just like in the original Match 3 puzzle game.
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FEATURES:
1) Kid / Grownups’ main difficulty choices.
2) Family and child friendly.
3) Huge adventure with 4 maps and 91 levels.
4) Compete against your friends with local multiplayer for up to 4 players.
5) Musical feast! More than 100 indie songs.
6) Unique/different and clever match 3 gameplay (original idea).
7) Multi-platform global leaderboards.
8) Translated into 17 languages!
9) Many achievements and platinum trophies.