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iPhone 13 Models May Come With Smaller Notch and Thicker Body, Retain iPhone 12’s Design

Apple’s next iPhone lineup, the iPhone 13 series (name unconfirmed) might come with a smaller notch but with a slightly thicker body. According to Japanese publication, MacOtakara, the iPhone 13 lineup will retain the iPhone 12’s chassis with the flat edges but will be roughly 0.26mm thicker. The report adds that the camera bump will […]

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Venmo adds check cashing feature for some US customers

PayPal-owned banking app Venmo is launching a check cashing feature for both its Android and iOS apps for “eligible” users in the US, the company announced Monday. Cash a Check will allow users to snap a photo of a check and deposit it into a Venmo account. The review process that makes the funds available […]

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Byton partners with Foxconn, but extends shutdown

Chinese EV startup Byton has signed a manufacturing deal with iPhone-maker Foxconn, which according to Bloomberg could be worth around $200 million. In exchange, Foxconn — which has been eager to get into electric vehicles — will provide Byton with “advanced manufacturing technology, operation management expertise and supply chain resources.” The two will apparently work […]

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OnePlus 9 Pro rumored to offer faster 45W wireless charging

The OnePlus 9 Pro is rumored to feature faster 45W wireless charging and reverse wireless charging for filling up accessories like wireless headphones, according to a post from Max Jambor at Voice. The OnePlus 8 Pro was the first OnePlus device to feature wireless charging, but it was capped at 30W. A bump up to […]

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Google may be updating the Nest Hub by adding Soli gestures

Google’s Nest Hub may be getting an update for the first time since its debut in 2018. The company registered a new “interactive device” at the Federal Communications Commission that’ll feature a screen, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and Zigbee support, along with what seems to be Google’s Soli radar gesture technology. Taken together, it seems that Google […]

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Republican operatives sidestep Facebook policies ahead of Georgia runoff

As the Georgia runoff election nears, Facebook’s messy political ad rules have created new opportunities for operatives and political groups looking to spread disinformation. In the weeks leading up to Tuesday’s election, Republican super PACs have used Facebook to spread disinformation targeting Georgia voters in the last few critical days before the state’s special election […]

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Slack starts 2021 with a massive outage

Slack went down on the first full work day of 2021. The company said Monday morning “Customers may have trouble loading channels or connecting to Slack at this time. Our team is investigating and we will follow up with more information as soon as we have it. We apologize for any disruption caused.” Users began […]