Intel selects Ohio for ‘largest silicon manufacturing location on the planet’

Intel selects Ohio for ‘largest silicon manufacturing location on the planet’

Chip manufacturer Intel will spend at least $20 billion on a new chip manufacturing site in New Albany, near Columbus, Ohio, Time reports. The plans are expected to be announced officially on Friday afternoon by Ohio officials, according to Cleveland.com, and the New York Times notes that Intel will discuss the expansion in a webcast later today. The 1,000-acre location will play host to two chip factories, and is set to directly employ at least 3,000 people. Construction is reportedly due to kick off this year, with the site becoming operational in 2025. In an interview with Time, Intel CEO... Read More
Google starts testing Android games on Windows PCs

Google starts testing Android games on Windows PCs

Microsoft announced Windows 11 with the promise it will support Android apps, although that functionality wasn’t ready for the launch of the desktop platform. Now Google has finally launched the first beta – users in select markets can sign up for Google Play Games where they can run 12 games on their computer. The first countries/regions to get it are Hong Kong, Taiwan, and South Korea, where players can test Asphalt 9, Gardenscapes and Homescapes, and a handful of other locally available games. They need to have at least Windows 10 (v2004) or Windows 11, a PC with an octa-core... Read More
Samsung leaks new notched tablet on its own website

Samsung leaks new notched tablet on its own website

A Samsung support page for, of all things, Bixby, may have just given us our first official look at the company’s upcoming flagship tablet. The picture, which was spotted by 91Mobiles, shows a familiar looking Samsung smartphone alongside a very unfamiliar looking tablet, complete with a display notch that Samsung savagely mocked when first introduced on the iPhone X. Reports suggest this new tablet will be called the Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra, and it may be announced as early as next month. The design shown in the image on Samsung’s site corresponds with unofficial renders of the tablet released... Read More
Realme Book Enhanced Edition Air brings lightweight body and 11th gen Intel i5 CPU

Realme Book Enhanced Edition Air brings lightweight body and 11th gen Intel i5 CPU

Realme’s third laptop was just announced in China – say hello to the Realme Book Enhanced Edition Air. As the name suggests this is a slightly tweaked version of the Enhanced Edition laptop that launched earlier this month with the main benefit being a lighter plastic screen frame instead of a glass one. Thanks to the altered materials Realme Book Enhanced Air comes in at just 1.39kg and is 14.9mm at its thickest point. There’s a 14-inch IPS LCD with 2160 × 1440 px resolution and a 3:2 aspect ratio with the same 100% sRGB color coverage as the previous... Read More
Apple digital keys reportedly coming to some Hyundai cars this summer

Apple digital keys reportedly coming to some Hyundai cars this summer

Hyundai and its Genesis brand are reportedly close to adding support for Apple’s digital car key feature, which lets you unlock and start compatible vehicles using the iPhone’s Wallet app, according to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman. According to Gurman, the so-called “CarKey” feature is set to come to Hyundai’s Genesis lineup this summer. Hyundai already offers proprietary iOS apps, including MyHyundai with Bluelink and the Genesis Intelligent Assistant, which include the ability to remotely start, or unlock the doors of compatible vehicles. But adding support for Apple’s implementation of the digital key feature should make the functionality more seamless, and benefit... Read More
Weekly poll results: the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE arrives too late

Weekly poll results: the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE arrives too late

The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE is not off to a good start, judging by the results of last week’s poll. Most people either already have a phone that they are happy with or have shifted their focus towards the Galaxy S22 series, which will be here in about a month. If anything, the poll highlights excitement for the new flagships as just over 40% of voters say they will wait for an S22 phone. Last we heard, the vanilla Galaxy S22 will cost the same as its predecessor, or just €100 more than the S21 FE. But that’s a conversation... Read More
The best cheap noise-canceling headphone deals right now

The best cheap noise-canceling headphone deals right now

With many people working from home than they used to, owning a good pair of noise-canceling headphones has become more appealing than ever. However, they can be expensive and difficult to shop for due to the range of available models, many of which cater to different lifestyles and priorities. Some are better suited for long-haul flights, while others are ideal for multitasking and marathon listening sessions. That’s why we’ve curated this list of the best deals on noise-canceling headphones. Here, you’ll find sales on all kinds of on-ear and over-ear headphones, all of which are designed to eliminate outside noise... Read More
iOS 15 adoption rates reach 63%, iPadOS 15 nearly at 50%

iOS 15 adoption rates reach 63%, iPadOS 15 nearly at 50%

As of January 11, an estimated 63% of all iOS devices ran iOS 15. The data comes from the App Store support page on Apple’s Developer portal and also details the install statistics for iPads. According to the numbers, 72% of iPhones introduced in the last four years boot iOS 15 which is a considerable step up from the majority of compatible iPhones but that’s still behind iOS 14 and its 81% install rate about a year ago. iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 adoption rates As for the iPad side, 49% of all tablets run iPadOS 15... Read More