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MacBook Pro models featuring HDMI output and SD card reader rumored

A new rumor is going around that suggests Apple is gearing up to launch new MacBook Pro models that feature additional outputs later this year. One of the complaints that many MacBook fans have about Apple’s high-end notebooks are the lack of connectivity options. Ports standard on any other computer brand require Apple users to buy expensive Apple accessories like … Continue reading

Source: https://www.slashgear.com/macbook-pro-models-featuring-hdmi-output-and-sd-card-reader-rumored-23660695/
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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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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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Google developing new Android called MicroDroid

A new version of Android is in the works over at Google with the name MicroDroid. This new operating system is apparently a bare-bones version of Android made specifically for virtual machines. It would SEEM that Google is making way for the future – a future where even a smartphone operating system needs an iteration that can be operated in … Continue reading

Source: https://www.slashgear.com/google-developing-new-android-called-microdroid-27657079/
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Everything we know about Samsung’s Galaxy S21 so far

64c60c00-4c44-11eb-9fff-7dd9f480b30f2020 is thankfully in the rearview mirror, which means — among other things — a year of new hardware to look forward to. While we’d normally have to wait a little longer for news of high-profile smartphone launches, 2021 is already shaping up to be…

Source: https://www.engadget.com/samsung-galaxy-s21-s21-plus-s21-ultra-specs-price-release-date-153202220.html
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Samsung Galaxy S22 camera hide might be madness

For the past few years we’ve seen some wild concepts – and even wilder real world smartphone releases – with methods for hiding cameras. The issue was that the smartphone’s front-facing display required a big bezel. Notches, punch-holes, and mechanical bits to move the camera were all delivered on real devices. This week, Samsung revealed a solution the likes of … Continue reading

Source: https://www.slashgear.com/samsung-galaxy-s22-camera-hide-might-be-madness-28652647/
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Epic Games’ free giveaway list has leaked

The period between mid-November until around the first week of January is always filled with sales, discounts, and even some giveaways. That almost applies to all industries but even more to those in the digital content distribution enterprise. In short, gamers can expect a lot of giveaways during the holiday season and Epic Games’ Christmas list has just been leaked … Continue reading

Source: https://www.slashgear.com/epic-games-free-giveaway-list-has-leaked-20651931/
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Lenovo’s Funky Gaming Phone with a Side-Mounted Pop-Up Cam Appears to Be Real

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A couple months ago, rumors started to swirl about an upcoming Lenovo gaming phone with a funky side-mounted pop-up cam, and now based on a listing on JD.com, it seems those rumors were true.

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Source: https://gizmodo.com/lenovos-funky-gaming-phone-with-a-side-mounted-pop-up-c-1844417920
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