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Leaked Samsung Roadmap Reveals New Phones, Tablets, and PCs Coming This Summer

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Samsung launched a new line of mid-range Galaxy A-series phones earlier this week, but now a new leaked roadmap may have just revealed what the South Korean tech giant has planned for the rest of the spring and summer.

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Source: https://gizmodo.com/leaked-samsung-roadmap-reveals-new-phones-tablets-and-1846512901
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The 8 Best Features in Android 12 Developer Preview 1

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Five months after the release of Android 11, Google announced Android 12 Developer Preview 1 (DP1). Although most of the changes take place behind the scenes, these are the eight best user-facing features you can expect.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/714496/the-8-best-features-in-android-12-developer-preview-1/
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Microsoft Confirms 21H1 Windows 10 Update

21H1-Windows-10-Update-Featured.jpg With many of us spend much of our day on our computers and devices, updates can be exciting. Unfortunately, it seems the upcoming 21H1 Windows 10 update will be a minor one. However, it’s believed it’s setting up for the fall update to be its biggest in years. 21H1 Windows 10 Update Windows Hardware Certification published a blog post where it confirmed the first major Windows 10 update for 2021, 21H1. It’s set to be released this spring. The Windows Insider team hasn’t mentioned anything yet about 21H1. This is the team that releases Windows… Read more14290582.gif

Source: https://tracking.feedpress.com/link/12555/14290582/microsoft-confirms-21h1-windows-10-update
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VLC 4.0 sneak peek—a look at its work-in-progress new interface

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Enlarge / Without significant additional work, the new interface probably won’t please all of VLC’s existing userbase. (credit: CC-BY-2.0 Guilhelm Vellut / Flickr)

Last week, we mentioned that the extremely popular open source video player VLC is getting a brand-new interface in its upcoming 4.0 release, expected to debut later this year. VLC 4.0 isn’t ready for prime time use yet—but because the program is open source, adventurous users can grab nightly builds of it to take a peek at what’s coming. The screenshots we’re about to show come from the nightly build released last Friday—20210212-0431.

Goodbye file-opener, hello media jukebox

  • On the left, we have the version of VLC that ships with Ubuntu Focal—3.0.9.2. On the right, we see version 4.0.0-dev, current as of February 12. [credit:
    Jim Salter ]

When opening up the 4.0 dev version of VLC, the first change that leaps out is an interface shift from “file opener” to “media browser.” In older versions of VLC—from its beginnings in 2001 all the way through the 3.x version being distributed now—it opens to a blank player window, with VLC’s iconic traffic cone displayed in the center. The new VLC instead opens to a media-browser interface, showing thumbnails of all videos present in the user’s Videos folder.

This is the view associated with the Video view displayed along the new version’s top menu bar; it also presents Music, Browse, and Discover. Music offers a similar view into the user’s Music folder, Discover presents a network browser looking for shares and streams present on the user’s LAN, and Discover does not appear to have been fully implemented yet.

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Source: https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/02/vlc-4-0-sneak-peek-a-look-at-its-work-in-progress-new-interface/
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DJI’s future first-person drone surfaces in an unboxing video

d9955150-6f15-11eb-aeff-c0f932055421DJI’s first-person view drone still hasn’t been announced, but that isn’t stopping enthusiasts from getting hands-on time. The Verge reports that Dominion Drones briefly shared a video (reposted by SpiderMonkey FPV) where it unboxed the &…

Source: https://www.engadget.com/dji-first-person-view-drone-unboxing-leak-230540837.html
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Alleged Android 12 screenshots show a privacy indicator and conversation widget

11c403f0-6aac-11eb-be79-16d047f57d9aGoogle is expected to release Android 12 sometime this year, which means Developer Previews and betas will most likely be available for download soon. You may not have to wait that long to see what the upcoming mobile has in store for you, though: XD…

Source: https://www.engadget.com/leaked-android-12-screenshots-095530105.html
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Android 12 leaked screenshots reveal big UI changes

Every new version of Android naturally brings something new but not all of those are things that users will be able to notice or fill. Sometimes, the upgrades seem almost minor and incremental, with the focus on strengthening the underlying layers instead. That may have been the case with Android 11 but, based on early leaks for Android 12, this … Continue reading

Source: https://www.slashgear.com/android-12-leaked-screenshots-reveal-big-ui-changes-08658591/
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Google is Working On Offline Voice-to-Text for Chromebooks

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Chromebooks often appeal to first-time computer buyers, or those who find Windows or MacOS too intimidating. A recent update to the Chrome OS code indicates that they might get even more friendly. The Chrome Story blog spotted two flags in a canary (alpha) build that indicate that system-wide voice dictation is coming, even when the device is offline.

The flags are listed as “Experimental accessibility dictation extension” and “Experimental accessibility dictation offline.” There’s also a bug tracking entry that mentions offline speech recognition. Exactly when the feature will be ready for end users, even in the preview canary builds, isn’t available at this time.

While Google Docs can do voice dictation, it requires an active data connection, and even that capability isn’t extended to other text entry points on an OS level. Dictation outside of Google Docs currently requires third-party extensions. This is in stark contrast to Google’s mobile OS Android, which has had deep voice integration for years, and can transcribe “okay, Google” commands even without a data connection. Connecting via mobile or Wi-Fi expands the accuracy and capability.

Obviously having a vocal text entry option would be a huge advantage for anyone who’s physically limited in terms of traditional keyboard text entry. But I think it might also be huge for anyone who’s just not comfortable or speedy enough with regular typing—especially now that Chromebooks are becoming commonplace in educational applications.

Source: Chrome Story via LaptopMag

Source: https://www.reviewgeek.com/69761/google-is-working-on-offline-voice-to-text-for-chromebooks/
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