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New colors for the Galaxy S21 revealed in leaked renders

Samsung’s new Galaxy S21 line will come in several new colors, according to leaked press renders acquired by WinFuture. Based on the images, the new colors will include light purple / violet, gray, black, white, and rosy pink. Some of the colors will be limited to specific phones in the S21 line, according to Android […]

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Twitter is launching its new verification policy on January 20th

Twitter’s revamped verification policy is launching on January 20th, 2021, after Twitter pressed pause on the formal application process for more than three years. The new policy was refined with input from tens of thousands of user responses after Twitter confirmed in November it would be relaunching verification next year. That January date isn’t when […]

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Google to shut down Android Things, a smart home OS that never took off

Google plans to shut down Android Things, a stripped-down version of Android designed for smart home devices. The OS never really got off the ground, so this isn’t all that much of a loss, but it is yet another entry in Google’s expansive graveyard of shut-down projects. The smart home project got its start in […]

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Twitter is now testing its Clubhouse-like voice chat rooms

Twitter has begun testing its Spaces feature, the voice-based chat rooms it first announced last month. In the thread announcing the test, the company said a very small group of users would be given the ability to create Spaces, but that in theory anyone could join them — though who would be allowed into any […]

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Hot Wheels is giving the real Tesla experience by delaying their model Cybertruck

If you’ve been waiting anxiously for your radio-controlled Cybertruck, you’re going to have to wait a little longer: Mattel has had to delay it until May 2021, according to Bloomberg. The RC cars, announced in February, were supposed to ship this month, but have been delayed because of “unforseen production issues.” Mattel appears to be […]

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Baby Yoda can live on your desk thanks to AR and Google Search

Google has added Grogu (formerly Baby Yoda) to its augmented reality search results, so some quick typing can drop an AR version of the little guy straight into your bedroom or home office, no spaceship required. Searching “Grogu”, “The Child”, “The Mandalorian”, or “Baby Yoda” in the Google app will return the usual Knowledge Panel […]

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Microsoft president sounds alarm on ‘ongoing’ SolarWinds hack, identifies 40 more precise targets

Microsoft president Brad Smith warned that the wide-ranging hack of the SolarWinds’ Orion IT software is “ongoing,” and that investigations reveal “an attack that is remarkable for its scope, sophistication and impact.” The breach targeted several US government agencies and is believed to have been carried out by Russian nation-state hackers. Smith characterized the hack […]