Samsung’s Galaxy F42 5G first surfaced last month when it received its Wi-Fi certification, and today it’s back again, this time with the Bluetooth certification. This signifies that it’s getting closer to launch. The weird thing is that the certification for the Galaxy F42 5G is shared with the one for the recently unveiled Galaxy A22 5G, and this strongly hints at the fact that the F42 5G may be nothing but a rebranded version of the A22 5G. It wouldn’t be the first time Samsung did something like this with the F series rebranding products from the A series, in fact it’s been pretty much…
Samsung plans to unveil two foldable phones in early August and launch them in stores by the end of the month. These are the highly anticipated Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Flip 3 devices that appeared in various rumors this year. Alongside the reportedly delayed Galaxy S21 FE, the two foldables are meant to make the Galaxy Note series forgotten, at least this year. The new foldables will be better in every way than their predecessors, according to recent leaks. Samsung has improved the build quality and durability of its devices and plans a few big upgrades for the handsets.
Most reports have focused on the Fold 3, which will be the more expensive of the two flagships. The handset should feature a second-generation Ultra Thin Glass (UTG) screen panel technology that will support Samsung’s S Pen stylus. The Fold 3 is also supposed to be the first Samsung phone to feature an Under Panel Camera (UTC). Samsung has already confirmed the latter as a feature created for laptops with OLED screens and implied UTC designs will come to more mobile devices without explicitly referencing the Fold 3 or any other Galaxy handset. But a new discovery seems to confirm Samsung’s big Fold 3 upgrade plans.
Apple announced the M1 processor last fall alongside the first products that would feature the homegrown chip. Almost immediately, rumors and reports about the chip that would succeed the M1 began cropping up online, and the expectation was that Apple would soon launch new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models featuring the upgraded chip. Apple’s Spring Loaded event in April then came and went without any MacBook Pro announcements, and although some prominent leakers expected a reveal at WWDC 2021, the MacBook Pro wasn’t there either.
When there’s this much smoke surrounding an upcoming Apple product, it’s all but guaranteed to be true. And if we’ve learned anything over the course of the last 15 months, it is that plans can and will change. Frequently. So this leaves us asking when Apple will finally talk about its next MacBook Pro models, but one leaker claims to have the answer.
Samsung is leading the way when it comes to offering a diverse portfolio of 5G smartphones and the latest one is the midrange Galaxy A32 5G. With our written review out the way, we now bring your attention to the video breakdown with Will guiding you through the A32 5G’s key features and if it’s worth the asking price. The Dimensity 720 5G chipset took its toll on the rest of the core specs when comparing to the regular Galaxy A32. The display on the A32 5G is of TFT variety instead of AMOLED found on the 4G model. The resolution has been dropped to HD+ and the refresh rate stands…
Nintendo’s press conference at E3 2021 was packed with exciting surprises, including a new 2D Metroid, a new WarioWare game, and an update on the highly-anticipated sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Sadly, the excitement has been tempered somewhat for some Nintendo fans by a Switch bug that is preventing them from downloading games.
About a week ago, Reddit user PhazonJim noted in a thread that a bug in a recent firmware update appeared to be preventing some Switch owners from downloading games from the eShop. Not long after system update 12.0.3 was released on June 7th, Nintendo suspended its distribution. This went on for about a day, but more than a week later, the issue is still occurring.
The iPhone’s most important competitive advantage over Android rivals remains Apple’s custom silicon. Every year, benchmark and real-time use comparisons highlight the iPhone’s considerable advantage over same-year devices. And it’s often that the previous-generation iPhone version is the second-best alternative when it comes to power. For example, tests last year showed the iPhone 12’s A14 Bionic outperformed every other 2020 handset. But even the A13 chip inside the iPhone 11 models outclassed the 2020 Androids in the same speed tests.
This fall’s iPhone 13 models are expected to offer a faster, more energy-efficient System-on-Chip (SoC) than the iPhone 12 phones. That’s the A15 Bionic that TSMC will mass-produce for Apple. But the A15 Bionic will be built on the same 5nm process as the A14, albeit on enhanced technology. Making smaller and smaller transistors is increasingly more challenging, but news from Asia indicates that TSMC will soon begin manufacturing 4nm and 3nm chips. The latter might go into next year’s iPhones, and they’ll likely power Apple’s M-series SoC found inside Apple’s Macs.
YouTube users on Android have enjoyed PiP (picture in picture) since Android Oreo and iOS users will finally be able to enjoy YouTube videos while using other apps. In a statement to MacRumors, YouTube confirms that PiP is now rolling out to the YouTube app on iPhone and iPad. Picture-in-Picture (PiP) allows users to watch YouTube videos in a small mini player while simultaneously browsing outside of the YouTube app on their mobile device. We’re starting to roll out PiP for YouTube Premium members on iOS and plan to launch PiP for all US iOS users as well.” It’s worth noting that on…
At some point in the future, we’ll go a week without having to warn you about another zero-day exploit, but this is not that week. Google rolled out an update for the Chrome browser on desktop this Thursday that features four security fixes, including one for an exploit discovered earlier this week that has been found in the wild. Hackers are actively exploiting this security flaw, and that means you should update your browser now to keep your data safe.
When it comes to controlling the HVAC systems in my home, I have a Nest Learning Thermostat and I absolutely love it. It’s sleek, it’s smart, and it definitely helps me save money on my energy bills. It’s also so awesome to be able to control the temperature in my home with my iPhone or even with simple voice commands thanks to integration with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. That said, the Nest Learning Thermostat is pretty pricey at $250, and it’s still a little too expensive for some budgets even while it’s discounted at Amazon. Sure, it’ll pay for itself over time since you’ll save a bunch of money on your energy bills if you take advantage of all the smart features. But the less money you spend on a smart thermostat, the less time it takes to recoup your investment.
While it’s definitely true that I love my Nest, I might have made a different choice if I was in the market for a new smart thermostat now instead of 5+ years ago. Any decent model will pay for itself over time, as I mentioned, but why not spend less upfront so you make your money back as fast as possible? Amazon has some fantastic new options like the Vine TJ-225 Smart Thermostat, which costs just $68. Here, we’ll tell you about this slick model and give you a few more options that all cost way less than you might think.
Vine’s sleek smart thermostat has so many great features at such an affordable price. It might not have the “Learning” mode that made Nest famous, but not everyone uses it anyway. That’s especially true for people who now work from home because of the pandemic. Since you’re almost always around, you always want the temperature in your home to be comfortable instead of giving your HVAC system a rest during the day when no one is home.
The Vine TJ-225 Smart Thermostat features packs of smart features into a nice modern design. You can set up flexible schedules and then change things on the fly from anywhere using the Vine app on your smartphone, tablet, or computer. And best of all, you can control your thermostat with your voice using simple Alexa or Google Assistant commands. All that for just $68!
If this particular model isn’t to your liking but you still want a smart thermostat that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg, we’ve rounded up four more good options that you can check out below. Our favorite is probably the stunning GLAS Smart Thermostat with a see-through OLED touchscreen display. How cool is that?! This stunning model retails for $249, but it’s on sale right now at Amazon for just $132. That’s a huge 47% discount, so it’s a great time to pick one up.
The Apple Watch is often credited for saving people’s lives, whether it’s by detecting an abnormal heart rate or an accidental fall, or even by notifying emergency services on their behalf. The latter is a security feature built into the Apple Watch that allows people to quickly dial 911 if they need emergency assistance. The feature must be enabled in the Apple Watch app on an iPhone before it can be used from the Apple Watch. Once that’s done, dialing 911 becomes incredibly easy. As a matter of fact, it’s so easy that 911 can be dialed accidentally, without the user knowing if the right combination of button presses or screen touches is being performed. And it turns out that Watch users keep dialing 911 accidentally while they sleep or exercise, which can in turn divert police and rescue service resources away from people who might actually be in need of assistance.
If you’re one of the countless people out there who has trouble falling asleep or staying asleep at night, the problem might be your mattress. That said, there’s a very good chance that you won’t need to rush out and spend $1,000+ on a fancy new mattress in order to address the problem. Instead, you should definitely consider trying to revitalize your current mattress first.
Amazon is running an awesome sale right now on the top-rated Oaskys Plush Mattress Topper with Down Alternative Fill. This best-selling pillow top mattress cover has nearly 33,000 5-star ratings and it checks every box you could possibly want to check. It’s hypoallergenic, it’s fabulously comfy, it’s easy to wash, and it takes just seconds to put it on any mattress. This perennial best-seller happens to be on sale right now for as little as $39.95 instead of the regular price, which ranges from $60 to $90 depending on which size you need. That’s a fantastic deal, but it might not be around for much longer.
We can’t even count the number of studies out there that have found that millions of Americans suffer from some type of sleep problem, and it’s all too easy to turn to sleeping pills as a solution. That’s obviously not ideal. As a matter of fact, many doctors say that being dependant on sleeping pills or even Benedryl can still become a problem. As a matter of fact, we recently read several expert opinions stating that using antihistamines like Benadryl as a sleep aid is actually just for you as bad as not getting enough sleep to begin with.
Quality sleep is believed to be crucial for your health and energy levels, and some situations really do warrant medication. But more often than you might think, environmental issues are to blame when you have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep. That could mean noises in or around the home are the problem and good earplugs are all you need. Other times, however, it’s your worn-out old mattress that’s the culprit.
If you want to give yourself the best shot at getting a good night’s sleep, you should start with a mattress that’s both supportive and comfortable. You also need a sleep surface that doesn’t retain too much heat because temperature issues can definitely wake you up at night. But before you run out and spend a ton of cash replacing your current mattress, you might be excited to learn that there’s an inexpensive way to get several more years of life out of it.
Yahoo Mobile is an MNVO (mobile network virtual operator) that sold mobile services backed by Verizon’s network. Last month, Verizon announced it would sell its media group, which included AOL and Yahoo website properties and brands. As a result of the sale, the Yahoo Mobile network is being shut down. The network was not particularly a popular one and the device selection was quite slim. A new page on the Yahoo Mobile site explains that “Verizon has decided to separately sell the Yahoo brand and as a result, Yahoo Mobile operations will cease.” Subscribers currently on Yahoo…
Here’s the good news about the question of whether or not a new stimulus check is coming anytime soon: It may not be the so-called “fourth” stimulus check we’ve been hearing so much about, but millions of American families are, indeed, getting a new stimulus check. Very soon, as in less than a month from now.
It’s not the fourth stimulus check, because this new payment has a very specific purpose and identity — but let’s set aside the semantics for now, and talk first about the good stuff. How much you’re getting, and when.
Amazon announced all the details surrounding Prime Day 2021 early this month, so we all know that Prime Day 2021 takes place on June 21 and June 22 this year. Of course, we also all know that there’s no way Amazon will even attempt to contain all the amazing deals it has planned to just those two days. That means there are already some truly mind-blowing early Prime Day 2021 deals out there right now at Amazon. And among BGR Deals readers, there are a few particular sales that everyone has been gravitating toward. Highlights include the $50 Echo Auto for an all-time low of $14.99, a BOGO deal that gets you two Echo Dots for the price of one with coupon code PDDOT2PK, the $80 Echo Show 5 is on sale for an all-time low of $44.99, and $120 Echo Buds on sale for only $79.99. That’s right… $80 for awesome true wireless earbuds have noise cancellation just like $249 AirPods Pro!
Those deals are all phenomenal, and every single Prime member out there should take advantage. As a matter of fact, you should take advantage even if you’re not a Prime member. Amazon is offering a free 30-day trial of Amazon Prime to anyone who has never subscribed to Prime before, so you can shop these early deals as well as all the deep discounts on Prime Day without paying a penny for Prime. But you should also know that there are plenty of fantastic sales on Amazon right now that aren’t exclusive to Prime members, and we’re going to tell you about one of the hottest sales right here.
As we said, there are tons of fantastic early Prime Day deals out there already right now, and we’ve been covering them ever since Amazon made its big Prime Day announcement. All of Amazon’s early Prime Day deals will pop up on this page, and new ones will be added constantly.
But there are also thousands upon thousands of early deals on Amazon right now that are available to everyone, not just Amazon Prime subscribers!
There’s one insanely popular brand that decided to put pretty much all of its most popular products on sale ahead of Prime Day though, and we definitely needed to draw attention to it. Our readers go nuts over TP-Link’s Kasa lineup of smart home gadgets and gizmos, and right now you can save big on pretty much every single one of the company’s hottest devices. From smart plugs and smart light switches to smart LED light bulbs and more, you’ll find all of TP-Link’s hottest Kasa deals down below.