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Nvidia GeForce Game Ready Driver 546.17 downloading in GeForce Experience 3.27 (Source: Own)

Nvidia GeForce Game Ready Driver 546.17 arrives alongside GeForce Experience 3.27

Although the new driver package only comes with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III full support alongside optimizations for the beta update of Starfield's Steam, the latest GeForce Experience update brings support for GeForce RTX 40...
Codrut Nistor, 16 Nov 2023 01:52
The ROG Phone 7 Ultimate. (Source: Notebookcheck)

Asus ROG Phone 8 series tipped to launch with Android 14 and 65W charging in new leaks

Asus' hints at the imminent launch of next-gen performance-dedicated premium Android smartphones seem backed up in new leaks apparently pointing to OS and SoC upgrades in the upcoming ROG Phone 8 series. Then again, these potentia...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 15 Nov 2023 21:29
The Redmi Note 13 Pro Plus might be capable of even better photos now. (Source: Redmi)

Redmi Note 13 Pro Plus upgrades to End-to-End AI 200MP photography in latest OTA

Xiaomi has announced that its latest mid-tier Android flagship smartphone, the Redmi Note 13 Pro Plus, is now capable of improved photography with its 200MP main camera thanks to its latest software upgrade. It confers a new End-t...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 15 Nov 2023 15:50
ZF has been testing its brake-by-wire system on a BYD Han EV, although the company hasn't confirmed plans to install the system in production vehicles just yet. (Image source: ZF)

Fluid-free brake-by-wire system touts lower maintenance, better range for EVs

German company ZF, claims that brake-by-wire is the future of EV deceleration tech, touting range increases of up to 17%. The dry system uses electric motors to generate braking force, as opposed to hydraulic fluid. The company al...
Julian van der Merwe, 14 Nov 2023 23:10
The Xperia 10 V is now eligible for Android 14 in the EU and UK. (Image source: Notebookcheck)

Sony brings new features and improvements to another modern Xperia smartphone with Android 14 update

Sony has released Android 14 for the Xperia 10 V, the second smartphone it has updated to Google's latest Android version. Arriving as 68.1.A.2.93, Android 14 brings various new features and improvements to the Xperia 10 V, albeit...
Alex Alderson, 14 Nov 2023 20:25
Nothing Chats is exclusive to the Phone (2) for now. (Image source: Nothing)

Nothing Phone (2) becomes first Android smartphone to receive official Apple iMessage support

Nothing has introduced 'Nothing Chats', an app that brings iMessage support to Android. Seemingly, Nothing has designed Nothing Chats to simplify the process of switching from iPhones to its latest smartphone, the Nothing Phone (2...
Alex Alderson, 14 Nov 2023 20:05
The Tesla Cybertruck may launch on November 30 with a full FSD v12 support, if Musk's timeline is accurate. (mage source: Adan Guajardo on X - edited)

Tesla FSD v12 may or may not launch alongside Cybertruck as Elon Musk touts questionable “About 2 weeks” timeline

Tesla's Full Self-Driving v12 has long been touted as the first non-beta release of the company's automated driving technology. Elon Musk's recent comments indicate that FSD v12 will arrive just in time for the launch of the Cyber...
Julian van der Merwe, 13 Nov 2023 17:49
One UI 6 should reach over 30 devices by the end of the year in some capacity. (Image source: Samsung)

Samsung confirms One UI 6 and Android 14 release schedule for over 30 devices including Galaxy A, Galaxy Z and Galaxy S smartphones

Samsung has revealed that over 30 devices will soon receive their first One UI 6 stable updates. Based on Android 14, One UI 6 will reach Galaxy A, Galaxy Z and Galaxy S smartphones, plus one Galaxy Tab tablet.
Alex Alderson, 13 Nov 2023 15:57
Garmin Public Beta 19.17 is now available for the Edge 540, Edge 840 (above) and Edge 1040 bike computers. (Image source: Garmin)

Garmin releases Beta update v19.17 for Edge 540, 840 and 1040 bike computers

The Garmin Public Beta update version 19.17 is now available for the Edge 540, Edge 840, and Edge 1040 GPS bike computers. The new software fixes two bugs in the devices: issues with the backlight and Functional Threshold Power (F...
Polly Allcock, 13 Nov 2023 14:34
Microsoft Edge video translation in action (Source: Leopeva64 on Twitter/X)

Video translations coming to Microsoft Edge

Although Microsoft Edge controls only about 10% of the global desktop browser market, it keeps receiving new capabilities. The ability to translate videos is undergoing testing with only four languages supported, but is just a mat...
Codrut Nistor, 13 Nov 2023 12:12
NIU's XQi3 offers a more power than the Sur Ron Light Bee X at a slightly higher price, while also providing an option for buyers after less edgy looks. (Image source: NIU)

8 kW NIU electric motorcycle takes aim at Sur Ron with Cyberpunk styling

The NIU XQi3 electric dirt bike has a peak power output of 8 kW, and a top speed of up to 75 km/h (46.6 mph). Both versions of the 76 kg dirt bike features a removable battery, dual-piston brakes, and 19-inch wheels. At US$5,499, ...
Julian van der Merwe, 13 Nov 2023 00:39
BMW will let drivers watch videos on their infotainment screens while using Level 3 self-driving features. (Image source: BMW)

BMW Personal Pilot L3 aims to beat Tesla FSD Beta in 2024

BMW is launching what it calls “highly automated driving” features in Germany. While Germany gets the SAE Level 3 Personal Pilot L3 system, the current Highway Assistant suite is limited to Level 2 in the US and Canada. BMW's Leve...
Julian van der Merwe, 12 Nov 2023 00:50
LUNA offers a simple interface for audio recording and mixing (Image Source: Universal Audio)

Universal Audio makes its LUNA digital audio workstation free to all Mac users

Universal Audio has just made its audio recording and production software LUNA free to all Mac users. The DAW, which was previously only available to owners of UAD’s high-end Apollo audio interfaces, incorporates the company’s hig...
Vishal Bhardwaj, 11 Nov 2023 14:56
Amazfit: New update for several smartwatches with new functions

Amazfit: New update brings new functions to smartwatches

Amazfit has significantly expanded the range of features of the Cheetah series and added a function that is particularly relevant for runners. This is intended to allow users to optimally adjust their own speed or training plans.
Silvio Werner, 11 Nov 2023 08:33
Lucid is introducing bi-directional EV charging to its Air EVs via an OTA update. (Image source: Lucid)

Lucid Air OTA update launches V2V charging, outclasses all but 11 kW Cupra Born for power output

Lucid has introduced its RangeXchange feature via an OTA update. This allows existing Lucid Air owners to share their electric sedan's massive battery with other drivers in a pinch. The feature requires a V2V adaptor, and Lucid cl...
Julian van der Merwe, 11 Nov 2023 07:48
The Pixel Watch 2 LTE is the only Pixel Watch SKU to receive this month's update so far. (Image source: Google)

Google Pixel November 2023 update published for just Pixel Watch 2 LTE

Google has started rolling its November 2023 update to the Pixel Watch 2. Inexplicably, this month's update is restricted to the Pixel Watch 2 LTE for now, with other models eligible for the time being.
Alex Alderson, 10 Nov 2023 19:35
Amazon Fire TV could ship with Vega starting next year (Source: Amazon)

Amazon's Android alternative Vega allegedly coming in 2024

Currently named Vega, Amazon's Android alternative for Google's mobile operating system is allegedly being tested on Fire TV devices and might hit the market in less than a year. Unlike the existing AOSP-based Fire OS, Vega is rep...
Codrut Nistor, 10 Nov 2023 17:17
Microsoft Outlook Windows client version 20231027003.15 (Source: Own)

The new Outlook gives Microsoft access to Gmail, Yahoo, iCloud, and IMAP accounts

Replacing Mail, Calendar, and the classic Outlook, Microsoft's new Outlook for Windows might be a security problem for some users. Available as a part of Windows 11 and as a standalone app, it shares all emails, contacts, and even...
Codrut Nistor, 10 Nov 2023 13:39
Public Beta version 8.25 is now available for the Garmin Vivoactive 5 smartwatch. (Image source: Garmin)

Garmin rolls out Public Beta 8.25 to the new Vivoactive 5 smartwatch

Garmin has announced the Public Beta update version 8.25 for the Vivoactive 5 smartwatch. The change log for the latest software has many similarities to the first update, version 8.23, with new enhanced icons. As with the previou...
Polly Allcock, 10 Nov 2023 12:34
The Garmin Public Beta software version 8.25 is broadly the same as the last update. (Image source: Garmin)

Garmin Venu 3 and Venu 3s smartwatches receive new Beta update 8.25

The Garmin Public Beta software version 8.25 is now available for the Venu 3 and Venu 3s smartwatches. The change log suggests that the update is broadly the same as its predecessor, v8.23, with an additional improvement to transl...
Polly Allcock, 10 Nov 2023 10:55
Beta Version 26.82 is now available on the Fenix 6 series with a few changes from its predecessor. (Image source: Garmin)

Garmin brings improved device management to Fenix 6 series and other older smartwatches via new beta update

Beta Version 26.82 is now available to download for the Fenix 6 series, as well as across Enduro, Tactix Delta, Quatix 6 and Marq smartwatches. The new beta update brings a few changes to eligible smartwatches, including the optio...
Alex Alderson, 09 Nov 2023 17:34
Garmin continues to improve the Fenix 7 series at an almost weekly occurrence. (Image source: Garmin)

Garmin Fenix 7 and Fenix 7 Pro gain more bug fixes courtesy of new update

Garmin has brought a new round of bug fixes to the Fenix 7 and Fenix 7 Pro. Also available for the Epix 2, Enduro 2, MARQ Gen 2 and Quatix 7, Beta Version 15.71 is available to download now from smartwatches enrolled on Garmin's B...
Alex Alderson, 09 Nov 2023 17:31
Omegle has been shuttered for good (image via Omegle)

Omegle announces shutdown after fourteen years of operation

Omegle, an iconic anonymous messaging service that paired complete strangers online, has been officially shuttered. Its founder states that he is unable to run the website anymore due to financial reasons.
Anil Ganti, 09 Nov 2023 04:27
The Watch GT 4 should now track sleep and menstrual cycles more accurately. (Image source: Notebookcheck)

Huawei Watch GT 4: Smartwatch gains more improvements with latest HarmonyOS 4 update

Huawei has released HarmonyOS (C00M02) for the Watch GT 4. Available globally, the update introduces two changes of note, including another sleep tracking refinement.
Alex Alderson, 09 Nov 2023 00:47
Audi currently offers lighting and semi-automated parking packages for its e-tron and e-tron Sportback compact electric SUVs. (Image source: Audi)

Audi blames consumer demand for in-car software subscriptions as it expands on-demand features for future cars

Audi plans to amp up the number of “Functions on Demand” features in its vehicles in 2024. Despite backlash against these subscription models, Audi's technical boss claims that consumers want more paid software packages, and it's ...
Julian van der Merwe, 08 Nov 2023 22:44
The 12 series. (Source: iQOO)

iQOO 12 Pro debuts as world-first up-to-3,000-nit 144Hz display Android smartphones

The iQOO 12 and 12 Pro are the latest flagship Android smartphones to launch with Qualcomm's newest premium Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset. The two new devices augment its potential for top-end performance with a "self-developed" co-p...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 07 Nov 2023 19:32
Google is already furnishing the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro with updates. (Image source: Notebookcheck)

Google Pixel devices gain bug fixes and improvements with new update

Google has started bringing all supported Pixel devices onto its November 2023 update, including the Pixel 4a (5G) and Pixel 5. Rolling out as UP1A.231105 and UD1A.231105, the update contains half a dozen bug fixes, including one ...
Alex Alderson, 07 Nov 2023 17:57
Samsung Bada was a smartphone platform released in 2010. (Image source: Bada/waybackmachine)

Bada OS: Revisiting Samsung’s defunct mobile OS

CheckMag Before Samsung finally settled on making only Android smartphones, it experimented with other operating systems, one of which was Bada OS, a proprietary OS that powered some of Samsung's phones for a brief period.
Habeeb Onawole, 07 Nov 2023 04:25
The Vivo Watch 3. (Source: Vivo)

Vivo Watch 3 preview confirms Pixel-esque build and new OS

Vivo has revealed that its upcoming third-gen Watch will have a lot in common with the Pixel Watch 2 ahead of its launch. Those similarities are mostly appearance and hardware-based, although its software will not be WearOS-based....
Deirdre O'Donnell, 06 Nov 2023 21:21
The Xiaomi 13 series will lead the way. (Source: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi HyperOS global rollout schedule leaks online with nine devices set to lead way

After launching its new Android skin, HyperOS, weeks ago alongside the Xiaomi 14 series in China, information has now surfaced online pertaining to Xiaomi's plans for the global rollout of its new software, with nine of its premiu...
Ricci Rox, 06 Nov 2023 15:04
xAI has got its own chatbot. (Source: xAI)

Grok launches touted as ChatGPT killer by Elon Musk-owned xAI

Grok has been unveiled as the world's latest chatbot by xAI. The start-up asserts that its new AI-powered tool can outdo GPT in terms of both academic performance and real-world search results. It is also backed to stand out with ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 05 Nov 2023 19:19
Beta 2.2 is the fourth Android 14 QPR1 beta update. (Image source: Google)

Google Pixel smartphones receive over 30 changes with latest beta build

Google is now rolling out Android 14 QPR1 Beta 2.2, roughly a month before the update's expected stable release. Available to download now as an OTA or a full factory image, Beta 2.2 brings nearly three dozen improvements to Pixel...
Alex Alderson, 04 Nov 2023 23:58
A leaked Xiaomi Car image. (Source: Car News China)

Xiaomi Car tipped to come with on-board crash detection

The personal electronics OEM Xiaomi has yet to follow through on its long-hyped foray into the automotive market; nevertheless, the company is still definitely working on it, according to a new leak. It reportedly reveals a new pa...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 03 Nov 2023 20:55
The Huawei Watch 4 Pro launched earlier this year running HarmonyOS 3. (Image source: Notebookcheck)

Huawei pushes major changes to Watch 4 Pro with HarmonyOS 4 upgrade

The Huawei Watch 4 Pro has started receiving its first major software update. The Watch 4 Pro is now eligible to download HarmonyOS 4 globally, which has already arrived for the cheaper Watch GT 4.
Alex Alderson, 03 Nov 2023 16:04
Beta Version 15.69 is available when you tap 'Check For Updates' within smartwatch settings. (Image source: Garmin)

Garmin rolls out nearly a dozen improvements to Fenix 7 series and other premium smartwatches with latest beta update

Garmin has released a new beta build for the Fenix 7 and Fenix 7 Pro series. Also available across Epix 2, Enduro 2, Fenix 7, Fenix 7 Pro, MARQ Gen 2 and Quatix 7 series smartwatches, the update introduces over 10 changes, includi...
Alex Alderson, 03 Nov 2023 15:51
YouTube Premium homepage (Source: Own)

Google increases subscription prices for YouTube Premium and YouTube Music Premium in some markets, including Germany and Australia

Although some concessions are being made in certain regions, the subscription costs for YouTube Premium and YouTube Music are rising and the new figures will have an effect at the beginning of the next billing cycle. The countries...
Codrut Nistor, 02 Nov 2023 22:40
The new XAV-AX8500. (Source: Sony)

Sony XAV-AX8500 debuts as Tilt & Swivel in-car AV receiver with LDAC

Sony has announced that its latest audio-video (AV) receiver has a new Tilt & Swivel design that allows its screen to be turned either towards or away from the driver. It also supports USB type-C and micro-HDMI as well as the gold...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 01 Nov 2023 23:07
Nvidia GeForce Game Ready Driver 546.01 update downloading in GeForce Experience (Source: Own)

Nvidia GeForce Game Ready Driver 546.01 brings support for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III and three other titles, as well as six G-Sync Compatible displays

The fourth driver release of last month and the second in a week arrived yesterday from Nvidia. The GeForce Game Ready Driver 546.01 brings DLSS 3, DLAA, and Reflex support to CoD: MW III, as well as Jusant, Desynced, and RoboCop:...
Codrut Nistor, 01 Nov 2023 19:29
The Camera Genie S. (Source: Psync)

Psync Camera Genie S launches touted as world's first GPT-powered indoor security camera

GPT has found its way into the smart home with the Camera Genie S, a gadget backed by its maker Psync Labs, Inc to keep watch over domestic life in the smartest way possible. The Genie S is rated to leverage its "innovative genera...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 01 Nov 2023 19:27
The A10 headphones. (Source: OneOdio)

Deal | Grab CNET's Best Over-Ear Headphones of 2023 at a 33% discount

OneOdio is lauding the fact that its A10 over-ear headphones have been declared best of their class in 2023 by CNET. The announcement coincides with a sizeable discount on the same audio peripherals on Amazon. Are the award-winnin...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 01 Nov 2023 18:28
The Forerunner 265 is receiving its first beta build in two months. (Image source: Garmin)

Garmin Forerunner 255 and Forerunner 265 latest updates introduce improved sleep insights and other new features

Garmin has released new updates for the Forerunner 255 and Forerunner 265. Both Release Candidate builds, the updates contain various improvements and bug fixes for the Forerunner 255 and Forerunner 265 ahead of a full public roll...
Alex Alderson, 01 Nov 2023 14:58
War Thunder 2.31 "Kings of Battle" update now available (Source: Own)

War Thunder 2.31 "Kings of Battle" rolls in with a trio of top-tier aircraft, a new ground location alongside 15 vehicles, new mechanics, and more

Today's update to War Thunder brings the game's current version up to 2.31. This generous refresh brings new iconic top-tier aircraft, namely USA's F-111A, China's JH-7A, and the German MiG-29G, 15 ground vehicles spread across al...
Codrut Nistor, 31 Oct 2023 19:42
NVIDIA adds to its list of DLSS 3 games. (Source: NVIDIA)

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III set to launch with DLSS 3 perf boosts out of the box

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III will be out for all buyers in early November 2023. NVIDIA has announced that it will be a DLSS 3 title from that first boot for performance enhanced by up to 1.8x on RTX 4000-series cards. The game...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 31 Oct 2023 16:40
Samsung claims to have integrated plenty of new AI camera features within One UI 6. (Image source: Samsung)

One UI 6: Samsung details new AI camera features and new 200 MP resolution switcher for Galaxy S23 Ultra

Samsung has revealed various AI camera features that are included within One UI 6. Rolling out now to the Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23 Plus and Galaxy S23 Ultra, the changes should be available across all eligible Galaxy devices, exclud...
Alex Alderson, 31 Oct 2023 12:51
Even the Note 20 Ultra could receive One UI 6. (Image source: Notebookcheck)

Samsung outlines One UI 6 eligibility for 25 devices including Galaxy S20 and Galaxy Note 20 models

Samsung has detailed which devices will soon receive One UI 6, its Android 14-based updates. Surprisingly, it appears that Samsung has extended the rollout to the Galaxy S20 and Galaxy Note 20 series for their fourth major OS upda...
Alex Alderson, 31 Oct 2023 12:39
Universal Tone is rated for more accurate portrait shots. (Source: Tecno)

Tecno Universal Tone is backed to bring AI-powered skin-tone accuracy to next-gen smartphone group selfies and portraits

Tecno claims to have solved one of smartphone photography's most pressing and potentially alienating issues with the latest results of its AI research. Universal Tone is rated to combine three different imaging 'engines' in order ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 30 Oct 2023 20:31
Samsung is now offering One UI 6 to Galaxy S23 owners based on Android 14. (Image source: Samsung)

Samsung Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23 Plus and Galaxy S23 Ultra start receiving Android 14 with One UI 6 stable updates

Samsung has finally started updating its product stack to Android 14. So far, the company has begun in Europe with the Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23 Plus and Galaxy S23 Ultra, which should all now be eligible to receive an upgrade from O...
Alex Alderson, 30 Oct 2023 18:19
X Premium: now with additional tiers. (Source: Twitter/X)

Twitter/X announces upcoming removal of more features from free version

X (formerly known as Twitter) has outlined plans for new alternatives to its paid Premium version. The new Basic subscription tier is intended to become the only way to access features such as post editing or removal from the soci...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 29 Oct 2023 19:47
A "Tab M11" render. (Source: WindowsReport)

Lenovo Tab M11 prepares for launch following FCC approval

Lenovo has been rumored to have a new Tab M-series slate in the works. Now, a device matching its description has popped up on the FCC database, thereby suggesting that a launch date for the same is soon to follow. The Tab M11 is ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 29 Oct 2023 18:38
Beta Version 26.81 is available to download now. (Image source: Garmin)

Garmin updates older smartwatches with new Ski activity feature

Garmin has released Beta Version 26.81 for the Fenix 6 series and its counterparts. Rolling out now as a side-load-only build, the update is the latest that aims to improve Garmin's Auto Run feature in Sky and Snowboard activities...
Alex Alderson, 29 Oct 2023 01:24


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