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Samsung's next Lite tablet could have 5G and come in two sizes

Samsung's next Lite tablet could have 5G and come in two sizes

Samsung usually releases two Tab S slabs in a year and we're inching toward what would historically be the time for a "Lite" release. While we don't have any spec points to discuss at the moment, it's been figured that a mid-range tablet or even two are on their way, including the first in the category to connect to 5G.

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Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra teardown suggests bigger is not always better for repairability

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra teardown suggests bigger is not always better for repairability

The Galaxy S21 got a thumbs-up in repairability with a recent teardown video. Will the S21 Ultra get similar or better marks? We've got another video from PBKreviews, the same channel that looked into the slab's smaller cohort, and the short answer is yes.

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Visible offers up OnePlus 8 5G UW for $449 ($251 off)

Visible offers up OnePlus 8 5G UW for $449 ($251 off)

Sometimes, the best deals you can get on a phone come from the carriers. It depends on the person's situation, but it's true. Verizon-owned Visible, though, has a pretty good deal on the OnePlus 8 whether you sign up for its service or not. Of course, there are strings attached to what you do with it afterwards.

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Acer's new Chromebooks for education include spill-proof keyboards and antimicrobial coatings

Acer's new Chromebooks for education include spill-proof keyboards and antimicrobial coatings

Schools will be spoiled for choice from Acer as they consider upgrading their Chromebook fleets this year. Five new models are coming into play with all of them certified to take a beating from kids and a splatter of bacteria. Plus, one of them being a Qualcomm LTE-connectable device.

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FreedomPop's free wireless plan becomes less free, more bad

FreedomPop's free wireless plan becomes less free, more bad

One of the hidden gems in the MVNO sector was FreedomPop's free plan: for some people, 500 texts, 200 minutes, and 200MB of LTE (plus a pay-as-you-go overage rate of 2.5¢ per MB) goes far in a month. Recently, though, the company made sweeping changes to the so-called "freemium" plan by pushing Wi-Fi calling and messaging to the forefront and making drastic cuts to talk, text, and cellular data allowances. Worse yet is the sense of urgency put into place as those grandfathered into the old free plan have been told they will be kicked off of it after January 31.

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New icons let you see which apps are rising up and falling off the Play Store charts

New icons let you see which apps are rising up and falling off the Play Store charts

All ranks are fungible on a leaderboard and Google is making that axiom painfully apparent to developers, publishers and prospective users alike with a new rank change icon in its top app lists on the Play Store.

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Trump administration issues one more middle finger to Huawei and its US suppliers

Trump administration issues one more middle finger to Huawei and its US suppliers

One of the President Donald Trump's choicest adversaries during his term has been China. He considers the country to be a trade scofflaw while politicians in intelligence circles have pegged it as a digital security threat. Huawei has been targeted to be the biggest casualty from multiple sanctions that have blocked it from acquiring American goods and services. Now, as the current administration makes way for another, we're learning of one of its final moves symbolizing a door slam.

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Xiaomi responds to being blacklisted by the US government

Xiaomi responds to being blacklisted by the US government

The Trump administration is dubbing Xiaomi a national security threat in a fashion similar to how it did Huawei and ZTE. However, the "Communist Chinese military company" label has a greater effect to this particular tech manufacturer than the others.

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Snatch a SmartThings Cam right now for $20 ($50 off)

Snatch a SmartThings Cam right now for $20 ($50 off)

The Samsung ecosystem spreads far and wide beyond the Galaxy S21 or smartwatches or even fridges. For example, the SmartThings Cam is a simple little indoor guard that does much of the things comparable security cameras in 2021 can do. But where else can you get one for $20?

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Scott Pilgrim vs. The World finally lands on Stadia today

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World finally lands on Stadia today

Don't you hate it when something you're looking forward to gets announced without a date and you're left waiting months without so much as a peep as to when it'll come? For the ten-year-old reboot of Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game on Stadia — well, maybe it shouldn't have taken this long — but it's finally time to welcome this classic back.

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