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Samsung ditches microSD card slot for Galaxy S21 series

Samsung ditches microSD card slot for Galaxy S21 series

Samsung's new Galaxy S21 series is finally official, and most of the attention is on the new features: updated cameras, more consistent 120Hz, S Pen support on the Ultra, and so on. However, there is one detail that slipped under the radar. The Galaxy S21 series marks the end of microSD card support,  a selling point since the original Galaxy S (though that phone used full-size SD cards).

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AKG N700NC M2 noise-cancelling headphones are $100 on Woot today

AKG N700NC M2 noise-cancelling headphones are $100 on Woot today

Here's a deal for those in the market for Bluetooth headphones with active noise-cancelling, but don't want to pay $300 and up: Woot is currently offering a pair of AKG N700NC M2s for $99.99, which is $200 off MSRP and $27-62 off street price.

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The Samsung Galaxy SmartTag helps you find your misplaced keys, wallet, and more

The Samsung Galaxy SmartTag helps you find your misplaced keys, wallet, and more

Samsung hasn't only announced the S21 series and the Galaxy Buds Pro at Unpacked today, it also took the time to introduce the Galaxy SmartTag. It's a concept that should feel familiar if you've ever heard of Tile. Like the products from the hugely successful competitor, the Galaxy SmartTag will help you find misplaced items via Bluetooth Low Energy. It also has a button that lets you activate a pre-defined smart home routine. It's controlled via the new SmartThings Find service.

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Google wants to turn YouTube into a shopping site

Google wants to turn YouTube into a shopping site

YouTube already makes money through advertisements, YouTube Premium (to get rid of said advertisements), and memberships to specific channels. It looks like the company might be preparing to add general shopping functionality to the list, according to an announcement in YouTube's test features and experiments hub.

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The Galaxy Buds Pro are Samsung's challenge to AirPods Pro

The Galaxy Buds Pro are Samsung's challenge to AirPods Pro

Samsung's recent forays into the true wireless earbud market have been surprisingly decent, with the Galaxy Buds and Buds+ among our favorites and even the leguminous Buds Live sounded pretty good despite their strange open fit. The latest iteration marks a return to more traditional earbuds, with a brand-new design and active noise cancelation on board.

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Samsung announces the Galaxy S21 series with (slightly) more humble prices

Samsung announces the Galaxy S21 series with (slightly) more humble prices

After all the usual leaks and rumors leading up to today's livestreamed Unpacked event, Samsung finally officially took the wraps off its Galaxy S21 lineup. There were few surprises left for TM Koh and co to reveal as the three phones were introduced alongside the Korean company's latest attempt at true wireless earbuds, the Galaxy Buds Pro.

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OnePlus 9 Lite might only be sold in two countries

OnePlus 9 Lite might only be sold in two countries

We’ve time and again heard that OnePlus is working on a "lite" model to accompany its main flagship line. Last year's rumored 8 Lite ended up launching as the Nord, but the company hasn't given up on the idea. It seems to be trying its hand at a proper Lite phone, likely as part of its main flagship line, as a new report suggests that the OnePlus 9 Lite is indeed on the way... but only for two countries in Asia.

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Watch the Samsung Galaxy S21 event here

Watch the Samsung Galaxy S21 event here

After a million leaks and rumors, the Galaxy S21 is about to be officially announced today at Samsung's first Unpacked event of 2021. The annual Galaxy S series affair, which usually takes place in February, has been brought forward a whole month this time around, likely because 2020 felt a lot longer than one single year and people need something to get excited about — or for some boring financial reason. Regardless, Unpacked in happening in less than 90 minutes and we've got the deets on when and how to watch it right here.

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Dragon Quest Tact is the latest gacha game from Square Enix, coming January 27

Dragon Quest Tact is the latest gacha game from Square Enix, coming January 27

Square Enix has announced that its free-to-play collection-based tactical RPG Dragon Quest Tact will be coming to the West on both Android and iOS. Back in February (2020), Square announced the game for Japan, and it would appear it was launched in July (2020) and has already racked up 500,000 installs. I suppose this success is the reason the game will soon come to new territories. While the English version isn't slated for a release until 2021, it's already available for pre-registration on the Google Play Store.

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Samsung's first product with an under-display camera may not be a phone

Samsung's first product with an under-display camera may not be a phone

Display bezels, be it on smartphones, laptops, or televisions, have drastically reduced in the last few years. But a key problem with reducing bezels, especially in the case of smartphones and laptops, is figuring out where or how to place the front-facing camera. The most novel way to do so is by placing it under the display, and Samsung has showcased just this in its latest teaser.

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