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December 15, 2021

NEWS

CNET

Although they were released in 2019, Apple’s AirPods Pro remain top true-wireless earbuds, thanks to their comfortable fit, decent sound, Active Noise Cancellation, and compelling feature set, which includes Apple’s spatial audio virtual surround feature.

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CNET

The rear cameras on the Oppo Find N. Eli Blumenthal/CNET. A Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor and 12GB of RAM power the device, which is running Oppo’s ColorOS 12, …

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The Verge

Asus’ Vivobook Pro 14 OLED is a shot at putting OLED in yet another unprecedented form factor: the midrange workstation. It’s poised to be the first 14-inch OLED laptop on the market, as well as the first OLED laptop with a 90Hz refresh rate.

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CNET

Apple’s cheapest MacBook is even more affordable right now for the holidays. The M1-based MacBook Air with a 512GB SSD is only $1,050 at Amazon. Smaller discounts are available on Apple’s newest MacBooks, the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros, …

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CNET

No notch on the iPhone 14 · In-screen fingerprint scanner as well as Face ID · A bigger zoom and larger sensor for iPhone 14’s camera · USB-C charging to replace Lightning · A foldable iPhone 14.

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ZDNet

This month’s round of security fixes includes a patch for a zero-day vulnerability being actively exploited in the wild.

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The Verge

On Tuesday, Dell announced a new design concept for a laptop that’s long lived, easy to take apart and fix, and takes a smaller toll on the climate. It’s a collection of ideas that could go a long way toward making the tech giant’s products more …

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9to5Mac

App Privacy Report lets users see how often apps use the permissions that you grant them. Permissions include access to sensitive areas like camera and microphone, location, media library contacts, etc. The report also includes data on the network activity …

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The Verge

The C1 aims to — and mostly succeeds at — supplying DSLR-like image quality (complete with plenty of background separation or bokeh) for far less than a decent camera-turned-webcam might cost you, without all of the dongles and other hardships that …

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CNET

But we’re still using the same old laptops, same webcams, same docking stations. While the pandemic-fueled changes to our work habits are nearly two years old, it takes technology companies even longer than that to conceive, design and test new products.

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