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Microsoft Surface Pro 8 announced: 120Hz display on Windows 11 tablet

Anthony Garreffa | Wed, Sep 22 2021 11:52 PM CDT

Microsoft has just unveiled its next-gen Surface Pro 8 which delivers upgrades in virtually all areas, and especially in its operating system department -- Windows 11.

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The new Surface Pro 8 features a lush 13-inch "PixelSense Flow Display" offering a smooth 120Hz refresh rate, a larger, faster display than any Surface Pro before. We also have Dolby Vision and Adaptive Color Technology on the display, with the Surface Pro 8 running at 60Hz by default, and only ramping to 120Hz when performing specific tasks or using the pen accessory.

Microsoft is tapping into the Dynamic Refresh Rate feature built into Windows 11 to increase battery life, because having the display at 120Hz the entire time would suck the battery down considerably.

Continue reading: Microsoft Surface Pro 8 announced: 120Hz display on Windows 11 tablet (full post)

Google's new Pixel 6 Pro teased in new hands-on ahead of launch

Anthony Garreffa | Tue, Sep 21 2021 11:40 PM CDT

Google's upcoming Pixel 6 family of smartphones will include the Pixcel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro phones very soon, after their announcement last month, but now we have our first hands-on before the launch.

The new Pixel 6 Pro was teased by Brandon Lee from This is Tech Today, where it appears he has a pre-production unit but it should be virtually identical to the retail handset when it launches. The video teases -- seriously it teases, it's just 8 seconds long -- but it's enough to see how it'll look in your hand.

Google is using a curved display on its new Pixel 6 Pro smartphone, and that camera bump on the back is seriously massive. A nice thin case would be beautiful on the Pixel 6 Pro, if it's thin enough to meet, and just cover the camera bump that would be great. The grey-black scheme looks good here too, but I want to see it in my hands.

Continue reading: Google's new Pixel 6 Pro teased in new hands-on ahead of launch (full post)

Samsung's new Galaxy S22 with Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 895 teased

Anthony Garreffa | Tue, Sep 21 2021 7:07 PM CDT

Samsung launched its Galaxy S21 family earlier this year, led by the Galaxy S21 Ultra smartphone -- and just two weeks ago the company launched its new foldable phones in the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3.

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Now we have a tease of Samsung's next-gen Galaxy S22 family of smartphones which half of the handsets will be powered by Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 895 processor. The new Snapdragon 895-powered Galaxy S22 has been spotted in recent Geekbench results, with underwhelming results -- prototype device results to the side, we know it's coming.

Qualcomm still need to make its next-gen Snapdragon 895 official, and then Samsung will need to unveil its new Galaxy S22 family of smartphones sometime around March 2022. Qualcomm will most likely use its Snapdragon Tech Summit which is an annual event in December, to announce its new Snapdragon 895 chip. We're already hearing rumors of the tweaked Snapdrgon 895+ chip, too.

Continue reading: Samsung's new Galaxy S22 with Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 895 teased (full post)

Apple's future iPhones will detect depression, anxiety, and more

Anthony Garreffa | Tue, Sep 21 2021 1:42 PM CDT

Apple is wanting to get inside of your mind without putting cables inside of you, for now at least, with reports that the company is wanting to detect depression, anxiety, and cognitive decline on your iPhone.

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This has of course rung alarm bells, because Apple would be doing all of this diagnosis work on-device, and would be capturing facial expressions, how users speak, sleeping patterns, respiration rates, and even how often you walk around.

The Wall Street Journal reports: "Apple Inc. is working on technology to help diagnose depression and cognitive decline, aiming for tools that could expand the scope of its burgeoning health portfolio, according to people familiar with the matter and documents reviewed by The Wall Street Journal".

Continue reading: Apple's future iPhones will detect depression, anxiety, and more (full post)

Microsoft's new Surface Pro 8 could have 120Hz display, swappable SSDs

Anthony Garreffa | Mon, Sep 20 2021 8:08 PM CDT

Microsoft is gearing up for its September 22 event where we should learn about some new Surface devices, with the Surface Pro 8 reportedly rocking a super-smooth 120Hz display.

The new Surface Pro 8 would not only have a 120Hz display but it would also have narrower bezels on its 13-inch panel, making it a tiny bit smaller than the Surface Pro 7 but superior in many ways. In some ways it'll be better -- thinner bezels + 120Hz display -- but Microsoft is reportedly going with an LCD display on the Surface Pro 8, not a higher-end LTPO OLED panel.

Inside, we should expect Intel 11th Gen Core CPUs, on the sides we should get Thunderbolt connectivity -- hopefully, expecting -- Thunderbolt 4. One of the biggest standouts for me is the replaceable SSD, meaning you can upgrade to a much larger, faster SSD than the stock SSD in the Surface Pro 8.

Continue reading: Microsoft's new Surface Pro 8 could have 120Hz display, swappable SSDs (full post)

Google's foldable Pixel rumored as Passport, launching in 2021

Anthony Garreffa | Mon, Sep 20 2021 7:11 PM CDT

Google isn't far away from revealing its new Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro smartphones, rocking the very latest version of Android and a beautiful new 120Hz display.

But with Google flexing its enthusiast muscle this time around with the Pixel 6 Pro offering a higher-end experience, Google could step it up with a foldable smartphone release to really rub it into Apple and their lackluster iPhone 13 launch last week.

Enter the Passport. Google codename Passport is the foldable smartphone that has been teased today by infamous leaker @evleaks. He teased: "Heard from someone I trust that the foldable Pixel -- codename: Passport, retail branding: unknown -- will indeed launch before the end of the year. Apparently they've been working on this device for over two years, and if the P6 is any indication, it'll be worth a look".

Continue reading: Google's foldable Pixel rumored as Passport, launching in 2021 (full post)

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra teased, would have huge 14.6-inch display

Anthony Garreffa | Fri, Sep 17 2021 12:42 AM CDT

Samsung is working on what seems like quite the beast of a next-gen tablet, with the Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra rumored to pack a huge 14.6-inch display.

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The large 14.6-inch display that's teased is an OLED panel with a native resolution of 2960 x 1848, and inside the new Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra is said to pack a rather huge 11,500mAh battery that would let users have multiple days of battery life.

Samsung's new Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra tablet should have a 120Hz refresh, so the 2960 x 1848 resolution mixed with a 120Hz refresh rate is pretty damn nice. Mixed in with a large battery, it would be a massive contender -- and spec + display champion -- over Apple's flagship 2021 iPad Pro 12.9-inch tablet.

Continue reading: Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra teased, would have huge 14.6-inch display (full post)

Xiaomi 11T Pro detailed: 120Hz display, 120W charging, Snapdragon 888

Anthony Garreffa | Wed, Sep 15 2021 8:41 PM CDT

Xiaomi has just made its 11T Pro smartphone official, with the 11T Pro packing a 6.67-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with the beautiful 120Hz refresh rate, and that wicked-fast 120W charging technology.

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The new Xiaomi 11T Pro has its 120Hz display protected by Corning's very latest Gorilla Glass Victus, with the AMOLED panel also supporting the HDR10+ standard. Inside, Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 888 is the heart and soul with its SoC while you've got options for either 8GB or 12GB of RAM.

Xiaomi is keeping things cool with vapor chamber cooling technology, which you'll need given the specs + 120Hz display and then 120W HyperCharge insanity thrown into the mix. The 120W HyperCharge technology can take you from 0% charge to 100% charge in 17 minutes flat, which is crazy... hell, you can go from 0-70% in just 10 minutes. Wowzers.

Continue reading: Xiaomi 11T Pro detailed: 120Hz display, 120W charging, Snapdragon 888 (full post)

Google uses bags of chips to tease its new Pixel 6, only in Japan

Anthony Garreffa | Wed, Sep 15 2021 7:52 PM CDT

Samsung has just launched its two new foldable phones with the new Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3, Apple just announced its new iPhone 13 family of handsets, and Google is now teasing its next-gen Pixel 6 smartphones.

In some new advertising for Japan, Google launched a new campaign announcing their own original chips. The new original chips were made with a "crispy finish" and were "made by 100% Google", made with 5 different flavors that are all dipped in that "Googley Salty Flavor". Righty-o.

Google's new Pixel 6 smartphones use their own in-house Tensor SoC, which is why we're seeing the marketing push of its "own original chips" as it's about to use its own original chip, inside of the new Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro smartphones... get it?

Continue reading: Google uses bags of chips to tease its new Pixel 6, only in Japan (full post)

Apple's new iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13 Pro Max pack 120Hz displays, more

Anthony Garreffa | Tue, Sep 14 2021 8:39 PM CDT

Apple announced a plethora of new products today during its "California Streaming" event, with the new flagship iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max announced.

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Apple's new flagship iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max have a next-gen A15 Bionic chip, up to 1TB of storage -- a first for the iPhone -- brighter, smoother Super Retina XDR displays with ProMotion 120Hz refresh, and so much more.

The new iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max still retain their 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch displays as the previous iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max, but they have an upgraded Super Retina XDR display with Pro Motion 120Hz support -- as well as the notch area being 20% smaller.

Continue reading: Apple's new iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13 Pro Max pack 120Hz displays, more (full post)

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