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Samsung reportedly considering switching the base S Pen tech so it will work on the Galaxy Fold3

Rumors suggested that the Galaxy Fold2 will come with an S Pen but that didn’t happen. The Elec quotes UBI Research, which says that Samsung will try again for the third generation foldable, though it may need to switch to a different technology. The Galaxy Notes use Electo-Magnetic Resonance (EMR), which works with a passive…

Amazon will reportedly bring its cashierless retail tech to Whole Foods in 2021

In context: Amazon's Go stores have popped up across the US, utilizing the power of machine learning, computer vision, and sophisticated camera and sensor technology to bring cashierless shopping to the public. While the Go stores themselves are on the smaller side -- there's only one 10,000 square foot storefront in Seattle -- the technology…

New bidders reportedly emerge for TikTok in the US as powerful critics assail the process

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that TikTok and Twitter have held talks about a potential merger, even as the video sharing company defends itself against President Donald Trump’s pressure to force the sale of the business or potentially ban it. As the internationally distributed video streaming version of Chinese technology developer Bytedance’s social media…

Apple reportedly acquires startup that could turn iPhones into payment terminals

Apple has acquired a startup with technology that could turn iPhones into mobile payment terminals, Bloomberg reported. Montreal-based Mobeewave has tech that requires only an NFC chip to work, allowing users to tap either their smartphone or a credit card to another phone for payment processing. NFC chips have been included in iPhones since the…

Huawei will reportedly delay the Mate40 flagships as it reevaluates chip supply

Insiders are reporting that Huawei has told its component suppliers to stop production of parts intended for the upcoming Mate phones. This could delay the mass production of the new flagships by 1-2 months. It’s possible that Huawei will still unveil the new models on schedule but postpone their market release, writes Nikkei Asian Review.…
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Lypertek Levi review

Lypertek is a small Chinese audio manufacturer that shot to prominence last year with its in-ear TWS earbuds, the Lypertek Tevi. The Tevi received rave reviews from critics for its audio quality despite its budget-friendly $90 price tag and remains one of the most well-regarded product in its price range. The Levi that we are…
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Week 48 in review: Poco M3, Redmi Note 9 trio official

Welcome to another week's recap. The biggest story is the European Parliament's vote in favor of users' right to repair. Starting in January, countries like France will begin labeling smartphones, laptops and other electronics with a repairability score of 1 through to 10. This new label will help buyers find a device they'll be able…

Weekly poll results: Realme 7 5G gets a lukewarm reception, its Black Friday gambit fails

The need for 5G is a contentious topic with many still not being sold on the next-gen network technology – or just plain not having access to it. Which doesn’t bode well for the Realme 7 5G whose defining feature is... well, it says it right in the name. However, the results from last week’s…

This week’s top stories: More Apple Silicon tidbits, Apple Watch redesign rumors, iOS 15, more

In this week’s top stories: iOS 15 device compatibility rumors, Apple Silicon Macs still to come, Apple Watch redesign rumors, and more. Read on for all of this week’s top stories. 2021 Apple Watch Reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reported this week that Apple has a redesigned Apple Watch in the works for 2021. Details…

Digital transfusion: technology leaders urged to openly question existing business models

Maybe digital transformation -- now a well-worn, perhaps overused term -- could use a rebranding. "Digital transfusion," anyone?  Photo: Joe McKendrick Technology executives and professionals, often pushed to the forefronts of such efforts, are being asked to redesign their companies' business models, often with shaky and begrudging support from their business colleagues. The business side…