Microsoft plans to ‘update and innovate’ Surface Duo form factor

Sep 22, 2022

The company also confirmed that the Duo 2 isn't discontinued, you just can't buy it because of supply issues Following rumours that the Surface Duo 2 might have been discontinued, Microsoft says it’s not and that it plans to “update and innovate” the form factor — Surface Duo 3, anyone? Here’s how it all went down. Windows Central reported that the Surface Duo 2 was out of stock basically everywhere, from Best Buy to Microsoft’s own store in the U.S. (As an aside, cu ...read more

The Dynamic Island is already available on Android devices

Sep 22, 2022

Skip to main content / Developer Jawomo has made an app that brings Apple’s Dynamic Island to Android devices — aesthetically at least Sep 22, 2022, 7:48 PM UTC | The DynamicSpot app gives Android users their own private island. Image: Jawomo I’ve always been on team Android, but every so often, Apple rolls out a feature that makes me just a little jealous. Thankfully, with the introduction of the divisive Dynamic Island, I didn’t have to wait ...read more

AirPods Pro (2nd-Gen) Review: Longer battery life and better sound

Sep 22, 2022

Apple’s AirPods Pro (2nd-Gen) are a worthwhile update to what are already one of the best pairs of Bluetooth wireless earbuds out there. The new AirPods Pro still don’t deliver audio as crisp as Sony’s more expensive WF-1000XM4s or support high-quality codecs/lossless audio. However, they make up for these shortcomings with vastly improved ‘Active Noise Cancellation’ (ANC), excellent ‘Adaptive Transparency,’ better battery life, surprisingly responsive on-bud volume controls and, ...read more

Made by Google is two weeks away, here’s how to watch live

Sep 22, 2022

The Made by Google event for 2022 is just two weeks away and we’re expecting to see some big things. Among the official announcements we’re going to see the Pixel 7 devices, Pixel Watch, Nest Wi-Fi Pro and — hopefully — some more info about the Pixel Tablets. If you’re super keen and don’t like sleep, then you’ll be able to watch the event live. There are a couple of pathways for you to do this, one is by the Made by Google site which also give you a link to add the event to ...read more

How fiber-optic cables helped researchers eavesdrop on whales

Sep 22, 2022

Scientists have been “eavesdropping” on whales in the Arctic using fiber-optic cables. In July, a group of scientists published a study that took a practical method usually used to monitor the cables themselves and used it to monitor the activity of baleen whales in the Arctic. The researchers say similar studies could transform how scientists collect data on marine life.  Under the oceans, fiber-optic cables carry internet traffic around the world. They have also become a usual tool for s ...read more

Nothing’s next earbuds remove silicone tips and revamp case

Sep 22, 2022

These seem poised to be Nothing's higher-end wireless earbud offering Nothing is drumming up its never-ending hype cycle again for its new Ear (Stick) wireless earbuds. And yes, that’s the name the company is going with this time; Not Ear (2), but Ear (Stick). These buds come in a tube case and don’t feature silicon tips like the previous Nothing Ear (1)s. Nothing says that the new Ear Stick is lighter and more comfortable and offers a moulded design. The earbuds were shown o ...read more

This premium record player works effortlessly with Sonos

Sep 22, 2022

It will cost you a lot of money though If you love vinyl records, Sonos speakers, and spending money, then this device is for you. The new Victrola Stream Carbon is an $800 USD (roughly $1,080 CAD) turntable that wirelessly integrates with Sonos’ multi-room audio system. To use records with a Sonos speaker in the past, you needed to set up a Sonos Port ($549 CAD) or Amp ($899 CAD) to interface your record player to your online Sonos system. These two devices can also do a few ot ...read more

Nintendo is releasing the first Mario movie trailer next month

Sep 22, 2022

Skip to main content / “Here we go!” — presumably something Chris Pratt, who stars as Mario, will be saying Sep 22, 2022, 4:12 PM UTC | Nintendo and animation studio Illumination will be debuting the first teaser trailer for the upcoming Mario movie on October 6th at New York Comic Con. We don’t know exactly what to expect from the trailer yet, but fingers crossed that we’ll finally get to hear Chris Pratt’s Mario voice. The movie, which was de ...read more

By mistake, Google paid someone $250,000

Sep 22, 2022

According to NPR, Google recently paid someone $249,999.99 in a surprising manner, and the recipient claimed to have no idea why the tech company suddenly gave him the money. The person who accidentally received a huge amount of payment from Google tweeted: It's been a little over 3 weeks since Google randomly sent me $249,999 and I still haven't heard anything on the support ticket. Is there any way we could get in touch @Google? (it's OK if you don't want it back…) pic.twitter.com/t6 ...read more

Instagram is having some major problems right now

Sep 22, 2022

Skip to main content / Some are reporting repeated crashes while using the app. Sep 22, 2022, 5:21 PM UTC | It’s not just you. Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Instagram is having some issues right now affecting users trying to open its app on their iPhone or Android device. Users on Reddit report that the app is continually crashing, making it difficult for them to see any posts, and DownDetector shows that there have been over 20,000 report ...read more