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Android 11 Beta 3: You can now swipe away the media controls

One of the more drastic changes so far in Android 11 is that media apps and their controls now have a dedicated place, bundled in with your quick settings tiles, a feature called “media resumption.” With Android 11 Beta 3, you can now swipe away those media player controls altogether, if you really want to.…
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Apple Pay under scrutiny from Dutch regulators in new antitrust probe

Apple is facing scrutiny from Dutch antitrust regulators over Apple Pay and access to the iPhone’s NFC hardware. As reported by Bloomberg, the Netherlands Authority for Consumers has opened an investigation into “whether users get a free choice of financial apps with contactless payments.” The investigation doesn’t mention Apple or the iPhone by name, but…
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Friday deals: 12.9-inch Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro $300, Sonos sale from $139, more

Today’s best deals include Apple’s 12.9-inch Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro at $300, plus Sonos Smart Speakers are on sale before Christmas, and official Apple iPhone cases are discounted. Head below for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break. Apple’s 12.9-inch Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro hits all-time low Amazon offers Apple’s 12.9-inch…

These are the best Android TV devices [Late 2020]

As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, streaming at home is more important than ever. If you or someone you know is in need of a new streaming box, Android TV is a great choice — Wonder Woman 1984 is coming, and HBO Max still isn’t on Roku. Here are the best ways to get Android…

Digital donations: retailers using technology to offer something back

Since March and the first coronavirus-prompted lockdown in the UK, retailers have been proactive in their efforts to support good causes. From finding novel ways to help consumers purchase goods for food banks to reserving certain timeslots in store for NHS staff and vulnerable people, there are countless examples of retailers showing their caring side…

China Stakes Its Claim to Quantum Supremacy

Last year Google won international acclaim when its prototype quantum computer completed a calculation in minutes that its researchers estimated would have taken a supercomputer 10,000 years. That met the definition for quantum supremacy—the moment a quantum machine does something impractical for a conventional computer.Thursday, China’s leading quantum research group made its own declaration of…