Android 13 Has A Thoughtful New Search Phrase Shortcut Feature

Android 13 Has A Thoughtful New Search Phrase Shortcut Feature
During Google I/O 2022 Alphabet rolled out Android 13 Beta 2, and it has some interesting new features that enhance the look of the OS and make search functionality more user friendly.

The new beta version of the Android operating system has two rather notable updates. First, there has been some fine tuning of animations where Google’s

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Arma Reforger Brand Guide Leaked, Co-Op Multiplayer And A Testing Ground For Arma 4

Arma Reforger Brand Guide Leaked, Co-Op Multiplayer And A Testing Ground For Arma 4
It has been over 20 years since Operation Flashpoint: Cold War Crisis was released by Bohemia Interactive, bringing players to the islands of Everon and Malden during a Russian invasion. Now, it seems that Bohemia Interactive is taking players back to this landscape in an as-yet unannounced title called ARMA Reforger, the newest ARMA title

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NASA's Mars Rover Captures An Eerie Tomb-Like Doorway On The Red Planet

NASA's Mars Rover Captures An Eerie Tomb-Like Doorway On The Red Planet
NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover captured a photo earlier this month that looks like a hidden entrance to an underground alien base. The grainy black and white image was captured on May 7th by the rover’s Mastcam.

The thought of a secret Martian base beneath the surface of the red planet has been the fodder for many a childhood fantasy. As the

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AYANEO2 Gaming Handheld Rocks Ryzen 6000U With RDNA 2 GPU, Steam Deck Killer?

AYANEO2 Gaming Handheld Rocks Ryzen 6000U With RDNA 2 GPU, Steam Deck Killer?
When the Steam Deck hit the scene, it entered a market already occupied by a handful of niche devices, including the AYANEO NEXT. When the two were compared head-to-head, the AYANEO NEXT pulled ahead of the Steam Deck simply because of its hardware advantages, but there’s a new contender approaching. AYANEO just announced the AYANEO 2, the

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Pigs Spotted Over Cupertino As Apple Reportedly Tests iPhone With USB-C Ports

Pigs Spotted Over Cupertino As Apple Reportedly Tests iPhone With USB-C Ports
According to an unnamed insider, Apple is currently testing USB-C ports and functionality for a future iPhone model. It has been 15 years since the iPhone burst onto the scene, and every one of them has had a proprietary charger, starting with the old 30-pin for the first generation and later following up with the Lightning Cable.

Apple has always

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NVIDIA Job Listing Suggests Next Gen Nintendo Switch Might Be In The Works

NVIDIA Job Listing Suggests Next Gen Nintendo Switch Might Be In The Works
Nintendo sells consoles based on the strength of its game experiences rather than the power of their processors, but technology marches on regardless, and the venerable Tegra X1 is getting pretty long in the tooth. While its ARM Cortex-A57 CPUs are roughly comparable to the old AMD Jaguar CPUs in the last-generation consoles, it only has four,

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Pixel 6a Brings A Welcomed Fingerprint Sensor Change That We Wish Pixel 6 And 6 Pro Had

Pixel 6a Brings A Welcomed Fingerprint Sensor Change That We Wish Pixel 6 And 6 Pro Had
Google is preparing to launch the Pixel 6a, which reportedly features a new, better fingerprint sensor. While real-world, independent tests haven’t been performed on the Pixel 6a’s fingerprint sensor just yet, the hope is that it will perform more accurately than its predecessor.

Pixel fans were excited for the launch of the Pixel 6 and

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Final Fantasy XIV Devs Are Coming Down Hard On Gamers Using Forbidden Mods

Final Fantasy XIV Devs Are Coming Down Hard On Gamers Using Forbidden Mods
Virtually all of the earlier games in the popular Final Fantasy franchise incorporated some form of damage indicator. Final Fantasy XIV, however, did away with the damage indicator, which can make it more difficult to know how much damage you’re doing to an enemy, or how much damage your character is taking on. There are some third-party tools

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Sinister Eternity Malware Kit Is Being Sold On Telegram With Malicious Options Galore

Sinister Eternity Malware Kit Is Being Sold On Telegram With Malicious Options Galore
Lately, cybercriminals have been using Telegram to sell malware and other malicious tools as a service. Last month we reported on a Telegram bot that makes automatic phone calls to steal multi-factor authentication (MFA) codes. The Telegram bot gives bad actors an easy-to-use interface for placing scam phone calls and receiving stolen authentication

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Buckle Up Because 480Hz Gaming Monitors Are Coming For Desktops And Laptops

Buckle Up Because 480Hz Gaming Monitors Are Coming For Desktops And Laptops
You may not have heard of Display Week, but it’s a thing and of particular interest at this year’s event are some new high speed displays coming from AU Optronics. The one pictured above is a curved WQHD (3440×1440) monitor with DisplayHDR 1000 certification and a speedy 200Hz refresh rate, and that’s great. But AU Optronics also teased some

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Micron Teases 232-Layer NAND For Next-Gen Storage, Lays Out Roadmap To 500 Layers

Micron Teases 232-Layer NAND For Next-Gen Storage, Lays Out Roadmap To 500 Layers
Micron is developing 232-layer NAND flash memory and expects to ramp up production by the end of the calendar year. Announced this week at its Micron Investor Day 2022 event, Micron is pitching its 232-layer technology as the “world’s most advanced” NAND flash memory solution to power what it says will be industry leading products.

The

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Musk Presses Pause On Twitter Deal Because Of Spam Bots

 Musk Presses Pause On Twitter Deal Because Of Spam Bots
Elon Musk tweeted that his $44 billion deal for Twitter is “temporarily on hold” pending details that support the social media platform’s calculation that spam/fake accounts make up less than 5% of its users. Twitter stock fell more than 20% following his tweet, but since his follow-up tweet stating he was still committed to the deal, the

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AMD Zen 4 Could Deliver An Even Bigger IPC Uplift Than Expected Versus Zen 3

AMD Zen 4 Could Deliver An Even Bigger IPC Uplift Than Expected Versus Zen 3
We’ve said before that AMD really hit its stride with Zen 3. The Zen architecture as a whole put AMD back in the enthusiast discussion in a big way, and it has continued to make improvements at the silicon level. That is set to continue with Zen 4 due out later this year, and rumor has it the next-gen architecture could be an even “bigger

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Intel's Dan Rogers Joins 2.5 Geeks Today To Talk About 12th Gen Core Lake HX

Intel's Dan Rogers Joins 2.5 Geeks Today To Talk About 12th Gen Core Lake HX
It turns out Intel wasn’t finished fleshing out its Alder Lake family. Introduced during the Intel Vision event earlier this weak, the 12th Gen Core Alder Lake-HX lineup brings more desktop goodness to a handful of high-performance mobile SKUs, such as support for up to 128GB of DDR5 memory and PCI Express 5.0. It’s an intriguing lineup, and

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Moon Greenhouses An Exciting Viable Food Source As Researchers Grow Plants In Lunar Soil

Moon Greenhouses An Exciting Viable Food Source As Researchers Grow Plants In Lunar Soil
Scientists at the University of Florida (UF) have been able to grow plants in soil from the moon for the first time ever. This milestone in lunar and space exploration could prove vital as we look to travel to the moon and beyond.

UF researchers have shown that plants can successfully be grown in lunar soil, according to a new paper published

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Prey For PC Is Free Right Now Plus Get 8 Games For $3 With These Hot Deals

Prey For PC Is Free Right Now Plus Get 8 Games For $3 With These Hot Deals
Maybe you missed out on Prey when it first came out all the way back in 2006, and then again when Bethesda released a reboot developed by Arkane Studios (which it acquired in 2010) in 2017. Five years later, the Prey reboot still holds up. Even better, you don’t have to take our word for it, you can experience the game for yourself at no cost.

For

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NVIDIA Embraces Open Source GPU Kernel Drivers, Starting In The Datacenter

NVIDIA Embraces Open Source GPU Kernel Drivers, Starting In The Datacenter
NVIDIA’s relationship with the open-source community has historically been a tale of intense on-again-off-again interactions. In recent years, the company has embraced open source more closely as of late, but its past refusal to open-source its graphics drivers, citing trade secrets and proprietary technology, has continued to be a point of

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Clearview AI Banned From Selling Controversial Facial Recognition Tech With A Caveat

Clearview AI Banned From Selling Controversial Facial Recognition Tech With A Caveat
Back in November, Meta announced that it was shutting down Facebook’s Face Recognition system and deleting over 1 billion people’s facial recognition templates. Only a month later, Clearview AI won a patent on its facial recognition algorithm, after ranking first in the US in the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Facial

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Intel Arctic Sound-M Datacenter GPU Is Looking Dapper In First Pics As New Details Emerge

Intel Arctic Sound-M Datacenter GPU Is Looking Dapper In First Pics As New Details Emerge
It’s been a long road for Intel’s Arctic Sound. We first heard the codename whispered back in 2018. At one time, it was rumored to be the codename for datacenter GPUs based on “Xe-HP”. As it turns out, that didn’t come to fruition, and the card expected to materialize in 2020 never appeared.

Arctic Sound is real, though, and Intel just

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Microsoft Windows Patch Tuesday Update Bug Is Causing Major Authentication Headaches

Microsoft Windows Patch Tuesday Update Bug Is Causing Major Authentication Headaches
Many are aware by now, second Tuesday of every month is Patch Tuesday for Microsoft Windows. This is when Microsoft rolls out major and critical updates to its ubiquitous operating system, Windows. Much like many Patch Tuesdays before, there are problems with the latest one.

Specifically, the patch has problems relating to authentication.

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