Google adds Smart Compose autocomplete to its Docs mobile app

Google has announced a bunch of updates for its Docs, Sheets and Slides mobile apps. Most are mobile versions of desktop features and some are only available to G Suite subscribers for now. Still, they should help you to get more done a bit faster wh…

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TikTok bans deepfakes to fight misinformation and election meddling

TikTok has become the latest platform to ban deepfakes. Under its new policy, the app says it “prohibits synthetic or manipulated content that misleads users by distorting the truth of events in a way that could cause harm.”“Our intent is to protect…

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Instagram 'bug' heavily favored Trump content over Biden for months

In yet another evidentiary blow to the conservative mythology that social media platforms are biased against them and actively silencing right-wing voices, Buzzfeed reports that for the past two months Instagram’s algorithms have been heavily favorin…

Source: Engadget – Instagram ‘bug’ heavily favored Trump content over Biden for months

Security flaw in Twitter Android app might have exposed Direct Messages

Twitter acknowledged today that there was a security vulnerability in its Android app that would have exposed private data such as Direct Messages (via CNBC). The issue is now fixed and is related to an underlying Android OS security issue that only…

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Samsung's Galaxy Z Fold 2 features a thinner self-cleaning hinge brush

Another folding phone for Samsung, another round of potential problems to deal with. The company revealed the Galaxy Z Fold 2 today, which builds on plenty of the improvements we saw in the Galaxy Z Flip. In particular, Samsung paid close attention t…

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New York State targets big tech with tougher antitrust bill

New York state may consider a bill that would tighten antitrust rules so that the state can better prosecute Big Tech. The Twenty-First Century Anti-Trust Act would broaden the scope of what’s considered antitrust behavior, increase penalties and all…

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The Galaxy Note 20 vs. the competition: A real handful

Today we got our first look at the new Galaxy Note 20 devices, and they’re certainly impressive. Between an improved S-Pen, Windows integration and 8K video recording, there’s a lot of power on deck. And then there’s the screen — the regular Galaxy N…

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Samsung's UWB tech will let you use a Galaxy Note 20 Ultra as a digital key

The flagship Galaxy Note 20 Ultra is Samsung’s first phone with ultra wideband (UWB) technology first seen on Apple’s iPhone 11. In the short term, that technology will power Google’s new Nearby Share, letting you see others around you with Galaxy No…

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Samsung's Galaxy Watch 3 supports ECG, but only in South Korea for now

Some of the biggest new features on Samsung’s just-announced Galaxy Watch 3 are focused on health. That’s not a huge surprise, given the success Apple has had by making its Watch into a device that can monitor your health in a variety of ways. Most n…

Source: Engadget – Samsung’s Galaxy Watch 3 supports ECG, but only in South Korea for now

Samsung will offer an Xbox Game Pass Bundle with the Note 20

Cloud gaming is coming to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate on September 15th, and mobile users will be able to play dozens of Xbox One and Xbox Series X games through xCloud over data connections. It’s probably not too much of a surprise that you’ll be able t…

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Samsung's Notes app will soon sync with Microsoft OneNote

A new Galaxy Note wouldn’t be complete without some new note-taking features. Today, Samsung unveiled a refreshed Notes app that will sync with Microsoft’s infinitely more popular OneNote platform. (According to The Verge, the sync only goes one way,…

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Samsung teases the bigger (and hopefully better) Galaxy Z Fold 2

Samsung has shown off the second-generation of its full-size folding smartphone, the elegantly-named Galaxy Z Fold 2. The handset has already been widely leaked before its appearance here, and the changes to the original are pretty noticeable. Up fro…

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Samsung's Galaxy Watch 3 adds Apple Watch-like features

Samsung hasn’t unveiled a new Galaxy Watch in years, choosing instead to release the Galaxy Watch Active and Watch Active 2 since it debuted the original Galaxy Watch in 2018. But instead of naming the successor the Galaxy Watch 2, Samsung today anno…

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Samsung's Galaxy Buds Live offer 'open' ANC and hands-free access to Bixby

At this point, the only thing left to do was to make them official. Samsung’s latest true wireless earbuds, the Galaxy Buds Live, have leaked several times over the last few weeks. And that includes making an early appearance in a listing for Samsung…

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Samsung's Galaxy Tab S7 and S7+ are the first 5G tablets in the US

Among the five products that Samsung unveiled today at its Unpacked event are the new Galaxy Tab S7 and S7+. The company is one of very few Android tablet makers left, and the S7 and S7+ are the latest in its premium slate lineup. As has been the tre…

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What you need to know about the new Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra

Never let it be said that Samsung doesn’t shake things up. Last year it gave us two Galaxy Notes for the first time since 2014. (Remember the Note 4 and Note Edge? Those were the days.) Just a few months ago, Samsung revealed a trio of new Galaxy S p…

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Get Google's Nest WiFi router and one access point for $199

Relying on spotty WiFi when you’re working from home more often is less than ideal. A mesh WiFi system can give you better coverage throughout your home, and now one of our favorites is back on sale. Google’s Nest WiFi system, which includes one rout…

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Apple Maps' Street View-like feature expands to cities in Japan

So far, Apple Maps’ Street View-like Look Around feature has only been available in select cities in the US. However, it has now expanded internationally for the first time, coming to four cities in Japan: Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya and Kyoto. That means y…

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Watch Samsung's Unpacked event with us live from 9:40AM ET

Samsung hasn’t been shy about the fact that it has a ton of devices to show us at its upcoming Unpacked event, and that day is finally here. You can get excited with senior mobile editor Chris Velazco and myself right here as we head over to YouTube…

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