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Sony announces flagship Alpha 1 mirrorless camera with 50MP sensor and 8K video

Sony has announced its flagship Alpha series mirrorless camera, the Alpha 1. The A1 combines the best of Sony’s other mirrorless cameras — the A7R, the A7S, and the A9 — and takes it all to the next level to create the best hybrid photo and video camera that the company currently has to offer. The A1 has a new 50.1MP…
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Samsung Display details new energy-efficient OLED used in the Galaxy S21 Ultra

Samsung Display revealed more details on the new generation of power-efficient OLED panels, which is currently adorning the Galaxy S21 Ultra. Not only is it more efficient but brighter too. The OLED is cutting the power draw by 16% while increasing brightness too. The results from our Galaxy S21 Ultra testing proves that the display can get really bright and the battery runtimes seem to confirm Samsung’s claims that the panel is more efficient as well.…
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Accessories for AirTags start appearing online, Apple hasn’t announced the tracking fobs

The Apple AirTags have been just around the corner for almost a year now and yet the Bluetooth tracking fobs have not been officially announced. The latest leak suggests that they this close to launch (we know you’ve heard that before). Spigen has a keychain dubbed the Valentinus posted on Amazon Netherlands right now. It allows you to attach an AirTag to your keys or anything else (the Tag itself seems to lack a lanyard eyelet or other attachment points).…
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Samsung resumes One UI 3.0 update for the Galaxy S10

Just a couple of days ago, Samsung hit the pause button on the One UI 3.0/Android updatefor the Galaxy S10 series, but it is now seeding the latest software once again. So far, no official statement has cleared the air so we can only suspect that issues were discovered were quickly resolved. The new firmware version for the Galaxy S10 is G975FXXU9EUA4 and Switzerland appears to be one of the first to get it.…
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Apple watchOS 7.3 update brings ECG to more countries, Unity watch faces

The latest software update for Apple’s Watch line dubbed watchOS 7.3 will be available to download later today. It brings a new Unity watch face collection that pays homage to the Pan-African flag which ties in with Apple’s Black History Month initiatives. In addition, the new update unlocks the electrocardiogram (ECG) and irregular heart rate rhythm features for Apple Watch Series 4 and above in Japan, Mayotte, the Philippines, and Thailand.…
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OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei launches new company tomorrow

After leaving OnePlus in October, co-founder Carl Pei moved on to a new venture – exactly what will be revealed tomorrow. His new company is headquartered in London, so the announcement will start at 11 am UK time (which matches UTC time right now). The new company is working on consumer electronics, a market Pei knows well. The focus will be on music gadgets – headphones and more, but again the details are kept tightly under wraps.…
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Apple has a new SVP of Hardware Engineering, the lead on iPhone 12 and M1

A shakeup at Apple’s top will see current Vice President of Hardware Engineering John Ternus become the Senior VP, while now-former SVP Dan Riccio will be working on a “new project” at Apple. John Ternus has been the VP under Riccio since 2013 and led the team that designed the hardware of the iPhone 12 and 12 Pro, as well as working on the M1 chip.…
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Sony Xperia Pro finally on sale as a $2,500 US exclusive

We knew it was coming, but boy were we not prepared for the price! Sony has finally released its Xperia Pro spinoff to the Xperia 1 II smartphone, that it announced in February of 2020. It’s a US exclusive that’s primarily available through Verizon Wireless with a exorbitant $2,500 price tag. Sony waited for the announcement of its new alpha 1 full-frame camera to make the Xperia Pro available in the US market.…
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Meizu 18 series will come without a bundled charger, certification reveals

Meizu will join the growing list of companies that ship premium phones without a charger in the box – and it looks like the first phones to have that “honor” will be the Meizu 18 and 18 Pro, which received certifications in China. One of the phones will have a 4,500 mAh battery and will support 40W wired fast charging. The other will drop to a 4,000 mAh battery and 30W charging.…
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Apple is facing two new lawsuits over throttling iPhones in Italy and Portugal

At the end of 2017 Apple admitted it slowed down iPhones whose battery had worn out and it was immediately hit with lawsuits. The “batterygate” saga is far from over – an Italian consumer protection agency, Altroconsumo, has filed a lawsuit against the company, seeking compensation of €60 per device (€60 million total). It isn’t alone, this is just a continuation of the similar suits filed in Belgium and Spain last month.…