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August 14, 2021

NEWS

CNET

Galaxy Watch 4: 48 hours with Samsung’s new smartwatch

Wear OS, body analysis, snore tracking, Bixby, rotating bezels and lots of nice watch faces — here are some observations on living with Samsung’s newest watches so far. Scott Stein …

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CNET

Galaxy Z Fold 3 has one true killer app. The pandemic took it away

It’s less novel to have an eye-catching product if you’re mostly stuck at home. Sarah Tew/CNET. For the most up-to-date news and information about the coronavirus pandemic, visit the WHO and CDC websites. Samsung pulled out all the stops with its new …

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Kotaku

No, I Won’t Ride The Bear In The New Assassin’s Creed DLC

Another Assassin’s Creed Valhalla DLC means yet another new and wacky animal mount for my viking-warrior to ride. This time it’s a bear. Once more Ubisoft tempts me to ride a giant animal that is historically inaccurate. I firmly said no to the giant wolf in …

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Tom’s Guide

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 vs. Galaxy S21 Plus: Which $999 Samsung phone should you buy?

We put both phones head-to-head to see which one came out on top. It’s a close race so far, but at this point, we’re still waiting on some final testing details to crown a winner. For now, here’s how the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 vs. Galaxy S21 comparison shapes …

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CNET

Fantasian part 2 and Wurdweb now available on Apple Arcade

Apple Arcade added the conclusion to Fantasian, the mobile RPG from Mistwalker and Hironobu Sakaguchi (Final Fantasy), this week. It also added puzzle game Wurdweb from indie developers Aran Koning and Adriaan de Jongh. Read more: Apple Arcade: …

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CNET

Galaxy Buds 2 add new features: 8 must-know tips for Samsung’s new wireless earbuds

Galaxy Buds 2 come in all sorts of fun colors. Drew Evans/CNET This story is part of Samsung Event, our full coverage of Samsung Unpacked. Samsung unveiled a whole bunch of new hardware at its Galaxy Unpacked event this week. The Galaxy Z Fold 3 …

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CNET

Most exciting phones coming soon: iPhone 13, Galaxy S22 Ultra, Pixel 6 and more

Let’s take a moment to round up some of the devices we’re keeping a particular eye on, including those with rumored camera upgrades, refinements on previous devices and possible new ideas that could step up how we use our phones in the future.

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CNET

Galaxy Z Flip 3 and Z Fold 3: What’s in the box? Everything included

Wired headphones and wall charger are no longer included accessories. The same goes for any free cases. You don’t get any. The absence of so many extras is one of the ways Samsung is trying to reduce its impact on the environment.

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CNET

Xbox Game Pass: Hades and 20 fantastic games to play tonight

If you don’t know what Game Pass is, it’s essentially Netflix for gaming — you sign up, for $10 a month (or $15 for Game Pass Ultimate) and immediately get access to over a hundred games that you can download and play at your leisure. News games are added …

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TechCrunch

Facebook is bringing end-to-end encryption to Messenger calls and Instagram DMs

“End-to-end encryption is already widely used by apps like WhatsApp to keep personal conversations safe from hackers and criminals,” Ruth Kricheli, director of product management for Messenger, said in a blog post on Friday.

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