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August 23, 2022
NEWS

The Verge

The Pixel Watch has only one job: don’t suck

Right now, if you upgrade to a new phone, you can’t back up your non-Samsung Wear OS smartwatch data. Yes, although it’s 2022 and nearly every consumer gadget lets you create cloud backups, you still have to factory reset your Wear OS smartwatch.

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The Verge

Microsoft might finally simplify its Windows 11 update names

References to this naming have appeared in near-final versions of the next big Windows 11 release, currently named 22H2. Twitter user XenoPanther spotted the Windows 11 2022 Update naming in the Get Started app that appears when you setup a new PC.

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The Verge

SteelSeries’ new Arena gaming speakers come in three flavors: big, huge, and massive

SteelSeries is introducing a new line of gaming-focused desktop PC speakers that provide booming sound and options for RGB lighting and 5.1 surround. The new SteelSeries Arena speakers are split into three different products — Arena 3, Arena 7, …

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The Verge

How to quickly get the old Gmail look back

How to get the old Gmail layout back · Head to Gmail.com in your browser and sign into your account. · In the far right corner, you’ll see the Quick Settings cog symbol near your Gmail account icon or the name of your company. Click on it.

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The Verge

Instagram is prototyping a BeReal murder clone

Meta has confirmed that it’s internally prototyping a new Instagram feature that’s suspiciously similar to BeReal, the social media app that’s recently exploded in popularity. The so-called “IG Candid” feature discovered by leaker Alessandro Paluzzi …

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The Verge

YouTube launches a dedicated page for podcasts

Apple was the first tech giant to enter the space, launching podcasts in 2005. Spotify started aggressively pursuing podcasting in 2019 with studio and tech acquisitions and blockbuster deals with stars like Joe Rogan and Alex Cooper.

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CNN

The Galaxy Watch 5 is one of the best Android smartwatches yet

Samsung has two new smartwatches on the block — the Galaxy Watch 5 and Watch 5 Pro — and I’ve spent the past week and a half with them to see if they’re any good. The Watch 5 builds on the formula of the Watch 4 with a similar design, longer battery …

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TechCrunch

Instagram’s latest feature test is about being BeReal

The unwritten rule of the internet is that “if there’s a new social media feature, Instagram will copy it.” In the latest example, the Meta-owned social network is testing a BeReal clone feature that challenges people to post candid photos within two …

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The Verge

Samsung’s massive 55-inch curved Odyssey Ark is open for preorders

Samsung announced that you can now preorder its massive 55-inch 4K curved gaming display, the Odyssey Ark, for $3,499.99. For those who see the need for such a large, pricey display, buying it before Monday, September 12th, can loop you into some …

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NPR

‘Saints Row’ takes players on a crime spree that’s goofy, sincere — and a tad glitchy

This year’s reboot of Saints Row presents a sunny sandbox bursting with heists, hijinks, and witty banter. While the series has always stood in the shadow of Grand Theft Auto, it shines when it does what it’s always done best: trading GTA’s cynicism …

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