Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 FE leak makes me think it will be the best tablet this year

It makes sense that the Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 would get a budget ‘FE’ successor later in the year – it would follow tradition after all – but the total lack of leaks about it has us completely forgetting any prospect of a cheap new tablet from Samsung. However, a new leak piques our interest for a big reason.

The upcoming (and not yet discussed by leaks) tablet has been spotted in a benchmarking database, as noted by the Dutch website GalaxyClub (opens in new tab).

What does the launch of 5G mean for Indian consumers?

As the launch of 5G is imminent, there is widespread anticipation about what this actually entails. Telecoms solutions provider Ericsson conducted a study, which reportedly reflects “the views of 300 million daily smartphone users in urban India”, and says that more than 100 million users with 5G-ready smartphones want to upgrade to a 5G subscription. in 2023, while more than half of them are open to upgrading to a higher data tier plan in the next 12 months. In the last two years, India has witnessed a threefold increase in the number of smartphone users who own a 5G handset.

The study report, titled ‘Promise of 5G’ in India, carried out by Ericsson ConsumerLab, said that the intention to upgrade to 5G in urban India is twice as high as in markets such as the UK and US, where 5G has already been released.

Video streaming and gaming industry set for better times

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The study said 5G network superiority could emerge as a consumer loyalty factor, with 59% of smartphone users aiming to upgrade to 5G within the first 12 months. Among those planning to upgrade to 5G, 36% plan to turn to the best 5G network provider when it becomes available. He said 60% of early adopters who already own a 5G-capable phone expect 5G to bring innovative new apps, which are considered more attractive than better coverage. These users are willing to pay a 45% premium for the plan combined with an innovative experience as long as their expectations are met, Ericsson added.

Deadpool 3: Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman Address Fans’ Biggest Questions About Wolverine

Full spoilers for 2017’s Logan follow.

Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman have addressed the biggest questions from Marvel fans following the news that Wolverine will co-star in Deadpool 3.

Apple VR headset may have a game-changing OLED screen

Apple may not yet have unveiled its first VR headset, but reports indicate that it has already started development on its second VR headset.

Right now, it looks like Apple is working on at least two VR/AR gadgets. The Apple VR headset – which will compete with the Project Cambria and Pico 4 Pro with VR and AR capabilities – and the Apple Glasses – AR specs that work more like Google Glass. Neither device has been officially revealed, but several rumors indicate that the headset will launch next year, with the glasses arriving later (in 2023 or 2024).

New Amazon Kindle Scribe arrives with three surprising updates

At Amazon’s September launch event, the retail and home tech giant revealed a major new addition to its family of Amazon Kindle ereaders, in what appears to be the biggest revamp of the lineup since the Kindle keyboard.

The Amazon Kindle Scribe is the first model in a new family of ereaders, joining the standard Kindle, Kindle Paperwhite, and Kindle Oasis. It’s Amazon’s most premium Kindle yet, and it brings a notable upgrade in screen size and storage space over existing models – and it also introduces an entirely new feature to the lineup in the form of a stylus.

You won’t believe the price of Audio-Technica’s new headphones, but you’ll want to

There are products that we consider to be some of the best headphones, and there are limited-edition sonic artworks – which is what we have here.

Audio-Technica has been in the audio business for 60 years, and the Japanese hi-fi expert is no stranger to cheap wireless over-ear proposals (also see the gorgeous ATH-SQ1TW wireless headphones) and cheap turntables. , but talented .

The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra might not be a major upgrade

Typically, the new phones in Samsung’s Galaxy S Ultra lineup are among the most exciting handsets of the year, but that might not be the case with the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra as a leak suggests you might have a hard time telling the difference between this one and this one. the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra.

This is the impression we get from unofficial renders shared by @OnLeaks – a leaker with a great track record – on behalf of SmartPrix (opens in new tab). They show an almost identical phone to the S22 Ultra, as you can see below.

There are some small changes though. While this leak suggests the phone will have a 6.8-inch display again, the dimensions will apparently be slightly different, coming in at 163.4 x 78.1 x 8.8mm compared to 163.3 x 77.9 x 8.9mm on the Galaxy S22 Ultra.

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The screen will also apparently have some improvements, such as being brighter and offering better color accuracy and HDR performance.

That white Xbox Series X isn’t real – but it should be

Xbox fandom was momentarily ignited this week when a white Xbox Series X was spotted in the background of a promotional video for Logitech’s gaming headset.

Not long after it was discovered, though, Microsoft was quick to throw cold water on the prospect of a white Xbox Series X. “We have no plans to release the Xbox Series X console in white at this time,” the tech giant told IGN. (opens in new tab)

Deadpool 3 will see Hugh Jackman return as Wolverine ‘once more’

The mercenary with the mouth is back – and this time he’s bringing back a legend from the X-Men franchise, with Hugh Jackman officially confirmed to reprise the role of Wolverine in the upcoming Deadpool movie.

In true Deadpool style, a video released by Reynolds’ official twitter (opens in new tab) The account has the actor casting a shadow on his portrayal of the character in 2009’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine. With references to the mercenary’s mouth being sewn together and an apology for the lack of D23, Reynolds ends the video by asking Jackman if he’d like to come back. as Wolverine, to which the Australian actor nonchalantly replies “Yes, of course.”

Amazon Launches Live Blog: Alexa, Ring, Echo, Fire and More Gadgets Coming Soon

Update

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One we probably won’t see much of today is Echo Show devices. The Amazon Echo Show 5 and Echo Show 8 were updated last year, as was the Echo Show 10 with the cool swivel screen, and Amazon introduced the frame-sized Echo Show 15.

It’s entirely possible that Amazon has a minor update in the works, or a new Echo Show size and shape, but overall we don’t expect much: it looks like the world is already doing well for the Echo Shows, doesn’t it?

A fun surprise might be the return of the Echo Spot – but we certainly wouldn’t put money into it. The Echo Show 5 probably fills that role for most people, and it seems the biggest is usually where the trend is going for the best smart displays.

Amazon Blink Outdoor mounted on a wall

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Don’t forget that Amazon also owns the smart home brand Blink, which tends to focus on simpler, more affordable options when it comes to security settings. Amazon didn’t explicitly mention Blink in the invite to its event the same way it did for Ring, but that doesn’t mean the company won’t make an appearance.

Blink’s last major releases – the Blink Indoor camera and the Blink Outdoor camera – were in late 2020, so they certainly look ripe for an update. These models don’t lack much of modern features, so it’s not like they’re waiting for a lifetime, but two years is normal for smart home products to be updated and modernized.

Maybe Blink is just looking to keep the same kind of specs, but bring the price down – that’s a tempting option right now during a cost-of-living crisis. It’s what Apple has largely done with the Apple Watch SE 2, and we like it.

Amazon Astro home robot

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Hey, remember Astro? Amazon’s little robot that’s like an Echo Show and a security camera in an auto-mobile package? What was announced last year and then suddenly disappeared from the world when reports surfaced that it would “almost certainly jump down a flight of stairs if given the opportunity”, despite Amazon rejecting those claims at the time?

Perhaps we will see her return after a year of very patiently teaching her lovely face the difference between the edge of a door frame and the edge of a staircase. It might even come with a few extra features compared to the original ad, although there’s nothing quite like it on the market yet, so even if it’s totally unchanged, as well as being more sensible, it’ll still stand out.

Ring Up Camera

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Ring products are, of course, the other big thing we’re sure to see, as Amazon has fixed it on behalf of the event. The last ring video doorbells were released in 2021, so it’s possible that Amazon has an update for us there – although last year the focus really seemed to make them cheaper rather than adding new features, and the company managed to do just that. well with the Wired Video Doorbell ring. But still, it is possible that there is a replacement for Ring Video Doorbell 4.

But Ring has other products as well, and maybe that’s where we’ll see some expansion. The Ring Stick Up Cam (pictured above) was announced in 2019, for example, so maybe we can get some new security camera options. Or maybe a new version or add-on for the Ring Alarm system.

Perhaps we’ll hear more about the Ring Always Home drone camera, which remains invite-only despite being unveiled a year ago.

The Echo Dot sitting at a table next to a bottle of water and a yoga mat.

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Let’s start with Echoes. Amazon hasn’t confirmed any specific devices coming at this event, but based on the fact that it’s an “Alexa and Ring” event, we can probably take a guess and get pretty close.

Echoes seem doubly likely because it’s been two years since they were last updated, at a fall 2020 event. Amazon has released the Echo 4th Gen and Echo Dot 4th Gen together, both of which have a new, more streamlined design. rounded.

This came a year after the Echo 3rd Gen was revealed, so a two-year gap is actually a little longer than expected. While there aren’t a lot of obvious things to fix and improve at this point – we’re certainly expecting better audio quality and some improvements to Alexa itself, but where else will Amazon go?

Sound calibrated to the environment, perhaps? More advanced on-device processing so less stuff needs to go to the cloud? A return to more subtle design? This all seems likely, but Amazon is also good at adding surprises…

Welcome to our September launch event live blog from Amazon!

If you’re reading this when it’s posted, it’s still half a day until the Amazon event starts, so you don’t have to start scrambling to find the live stream link just yet. In fact, at the time of writing this post, one is not yet available online.

But it might be worth telling your speaker ‘Alexa, set an alarm for [whenever the event is in your time zone]’ so you don’t miss out.