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PSA: Microsoft Edge comes to Linux next month

Microsoft has increasingly embraced of Linux over the past few years, going so far as to make it easy to run a proper Linux terminal and applications in Windows 10. Now Microsoft is extending another olive branch to Linux by offering its new Chromium-powered version of Edge on the OS. Starting next month, Microsoft will make Edge available on Linux as a developer preview build. Users will be able to download it right from the Edge Insider’s site or pick it up from Linux‘s package manager. Given ...
Tags: Startups, Microsoft, Insider, Plugged


Pixel 5 leaks: everything we know so far

We already know the Pixel 5 (and 4A 5G) will be revealed on September 30, but that isn’t stopping the leak machine. According to images posted by WinFuture, the upcoming Pixel 5 will feature a design that looks a whole lot like a blown up Pixel 4A. Behold: WinFuture’s report also reveals or corroborates a myriad of specs and other details. It reiterates reports that the device will come with a Snapdragon 765G, which would technically make the Pixel 5 slower than the Pixel 4. Although if it’s any...
Tags: Startups, Snapdragon, Pixel, Insider, Plugged


Apple finally figured out what the fuck its Watch is for

This is adapted from Plugged In, TNW’s bi-weekly newsletter on gear and gadgets. Subscribe to it (and our other great newsletters) here. Apple revealed something interesting last week. No, not the products themselves (although I found those totally acceptable), but how they presented one of them. What I’m saying is Apple finally figured out what the fuck its Watch is for. A task, friends, that only took it five years. Let’s think about that for a moment. Five years. That’s longer than the World ...
Tags: Apple, Startups, Plugged


Royole’s brand new FlexPai 2 does nothing to convince me of foldables

I’m an optimist at heart. I want to love foldables — but I just don’t see the point. Take, for example, today’s launch of Royole‘s latest foldable: the FlexPai 2. It’s a fine bit of kit, but all I feel is an overriding puzzlement with what it’s meant to achieve. First though, let’s actually talk about the phone, as the FlexPai 2 is undoubtedly a technical marvel. According to the company, the display was folded over “1.8 million times during Certified Display Folding Reliability Tests by Nationa...
Tags: Startups, China, Royole, Plugged, Samsung Galaxy Fold, National Institute of Metrology


How to check which apps accessed your location in iOS 14

Welcome to TNW Basics, a collection of tips, guides, and advice on how to easily get the most out of your gadgets, apps, and other stuff. Last year, with iOS 13, Apple introduced a new setting that lets an app use your location data only once. With the introduction of iOS 14, the company has made a change to let you give out an approximate location to apps. Along with that, you can also check what apps have recently accessed your location at a glance. We’ll tell you how you can do both in just a...
Tags: Apple, Startups, Basics, Plugged


How to check which apps accessed your location iOS 14

Welcome to TNW Basics, a collection of tips, guides, and advice on how to easily get the most out of your gadgets, apps, and other stuff. Last year, with iOS 13, Apple introduced a new setting that lets an app use your location data only once. With the introduction of iOS 14, the company has made a change to let you give out an approximate location to apps. Along with that, you can also check what apps have recently accessed your location at a glance. We’ll tell you how you can do both in just a...
Tags: Apple, Startups, Basics, Plugged


KEF updates its legendary LS50 speakers with distortion-killing ‘metamaterials’

There is perhaps no modern speaker more famous among audio enthusiasts than the KEF LS50. Launched back in 2012 to celebrate the venerable audio company’s 50th anniversary, the speaker was quickly met with critical acclaim and enduring popularity. At this point the LS50 is basically a meme, and it’s pretty much impossible to navigate audio forums without it coming up every few pages, along with its streaming variant, the LS50W. Not one to let such popular models go stale, today KEF announced the...
Tags: Startups, Insider, Plugged


The OnePlus 8T will be revealed on October 14

Just because OnePlus has a new renewed focus on midrange devices doesn’t mean the company has forgotten about its flagships. OnePlus today revealed via tweet the 8T will be officially be introduced on October 14. This time round, #UltraStopsAtNothing. Are you ready for the #OnePlus8T? — OnePlus (@oneplus) September 21, 2020 The event announcement was light on details; the most we got was CEO Pete Lau saying the 8T will introduce some new features that will appear “for the first time” in a OnePlu...
Tags: Startups, Insider, Pete Lau, Plugged


Photoshop’s new tool makes it ridiculously easy to change the sky

Photoshop has seriously cranked up its image-editing prowess since it began incorporating AI based tools. After making it incredibly easy to select objects last year, Photoshop is now making it just as easy to replace the entire sky in your images. Using the Sky Replacement tool, you are offered a variety of presets to choose from. These include categories like “blue skies,” “spectacular,” and “sunsets.” You can also pick one of your own images, and Photoshop will automatically be able to separa...
Tags: Startups, Insider, Plugged


Here’s our best look at Google’s new Android TV Chromecast yet

We’ve been hearing rumors about a new Android TV-powered Chromecast — with a proper remote control, finally — for months. There have been sporadic leaks since, but today we’re getting our first good look at the fable remote control, courtesy of WinFuture. Behold:   Ooooo. Ahhhh. As usual with Android TV remotes, the physical interface is kept fairly sparse. There’s a directional pad, a volume rocker, the usual navigation buttons, as well as YouTube and Netflix presets. Of course, this being Goog...
Tags: Google, Startups, Youtube, Netflix, Insider, Plugged


The complex design of Samsung’s new Fold is driving a screen and display revolution

In the world of flagship smartphones, there seems to be one clear trend: bigger is better. Manufacturers are trying to strip away anything that might stand in the way of the largest possible slab of screen. There is also growing demand for thinner phones with diminishing bezels (the area surrounding a screen). This trend has now culminated in the latest innovation in smartphone design, the foldable screen phone. These devices sport thin OLED self-illuminating screens that can be folded in half. ...
Tags: Startups, Samsung, Syndication, Plugged


How to change your default browser in iOS 14

Welcome to TNW Basics, a collection of tips, guides, and advice on how to easily get the most out of your gadgets, apps, and other stuff. For years, if you owned an iPhone, you had to use Safari as your default browser. You could install and use Chrome, Firefox, or any other browser, but links would automatically open on Apple‘s own browser. Now, with iOS 14, Apple is giving you an option to change the default browser. We’ll tell you how to make this change, but before that, make sure that you h...
Tags: Apple, Startups, Basics, Plugged


Apple is launching its online store in India on September 23

Apple today announced that it’s launching its online store in India on Septemeber 23. The store will be available in both English and Hindi and sell iPhone, iPad, and Macs in the country. Apart from selling its products, the company will also provide support for its devices on call on the chat. The store will enable customers to trade-in their older iPhone and get an additional discount towards the new purchase. Apple is also bringing its AppleCare+ device insurance program, which provides two y...
Tags: Apple, Startups, India, Plugged


iOS 14 is here and you should check out these features first

Apple has started rolling out its latest iOS 14 update for iPhones. While developers will have to scramble to get their apps ready for the operating system, users can download it now and enjoy the new features. We’ll talk about some of these features, but first, you should go to Settings > General and tap on Software update to download iOS 14. It might take a few minutes to download and install the update, so make sure your phone is either plugged in or charged sufficiently. The most important c...
Tags: Apple, Startups, Plugged


Buchardt A500 review and measurements: This feels like the future of hi-fi speakers

Last year I wrote that Buchardt Audio‘s popular bookshelf speaker, the S400, was near endgame material. It sounded good enough that I felt it would be difficult to find a speaker that was a clear upgrade without opting for something larger or in a different price category altogether. Nearly a year later, I stand by those comments. But if such qualities were true with the S400, they are doubly so for the company’s new flagship bookshelf, the Buchardt A500. The A500 may look nearly identical to th...
Tags: Startups, Insider, Plugged, Buchardt


It’s official: The PlayStation 5 launches November 12 for $499

Sony finally, finally announced the price and launch date of the PlayStation 5 and its digital edition. We know the new console will launch on November 12, at least in some markets. See you in November! pic.twitter.com/CjrQ65rJ5a — PlayStation (@PlayStation) September 16, 2020 To be more specific, the company  revealed — in about three seconds of footage from an hour-long presentation, so thank you for that, Sony — that the company would be launching the PS5 on November 12 in the US, Japan, Cana...
Tags: Startups, Gaming, South Korea, Sony, Plugged, US Japan Canada Australia New Zealand


You can now blur your background straight from Google Meet

You no longer have to frantically hide the mess in your home before each conference call: Google Meets now lets you blur your background. In a new blog post, the company revealed it’s added a feature that “will intelligently separate you from the background,” blurring the background but still keeping you clear and in focus. Just like the ability to filter out disruptive noise, the new functionality is part of Google‘s efforts to limit distractions during conference calls. Here’s now this looks i...
Tags: Google, Startups, Plugged


Everything Apple announced at its September hardware event

It’s fall again, which means its time for Apple to announce new products. This time around, the company is doing things a little differently, announcing the new Apple Watches and iPads separate from the iPhone — not to mention the lack of a physical event (thanks, corona). Here’s all the big news Apple had to announce today. Watch Series 6 with blood oxygen tracking Cupertino announced its latest wearable today, the Apple Watch Series 6, and the headlining feature was the ability to track your b...
Tags: Apple, Startups, Cupertino, Everything Apple, Plugged


The 8th generation iPad packs more power, but has the same old design

At today’s event, Apple just announced its brand new 8th generation iPad. The biggest news is the chip: the A12 bionic. This allows the device to deliver faster graphics (twice as fast if according to the company) and make use of the Apple neural engine. On top of this, there are also support for new accessories, including the smart keyboard and similar bits of kit from Logitech. The most interesting update in this space is the support for the Apple Pencil. This is important due to iPadOS 14, wh...
Tags: Apple, Startups, Logitech, Plugged


Apple launches redesigned iPad Air with A14 chip — color me excited

Apple launched the iPad Air today with an iPad Pro like-design priced at $599. The new tablet is the first device to feature Apple’s new 5nm A14 chip –– beating the iPhone 12. The new iPad features a 10.9-inch liquid retina screen with a 2360×1640 resolution. The screen also supports P3 wide color gamut, offering more colors on the screen.  Instead of providing FaceID, Apple will provide a new TouchID on the power button. It has a USB-C port for charging and data transfer and Wi-Fi 6 compatibili...
Tags: Apple, Startups, Plugged


Apple’s Fitness+ takes aim at Peloton — and that’s a good thing

At its event today, Apple fired a warning shot to the booming at-home fitness content industry with the announcement of Fitness+. Effectively, this is a subscription service built for Apple devices. Users watch and follow fitness videos on their Apple screen of choice — so far, so standard. The extra juice comes from the syncing the workout with the Apple Watch the training individual is wearing. This is a strong move from Apple — especially with the cheaper SE on the market — and creators of fi...
Tags: Apple, Startups, Peloton, Plugged


Apple One’s pricing is too tempting not to subscribe

Apple announced its subscription bundle Apple One today that combines the goods many of its services. It has individual and family tier in over 100 countries that combine subscription to Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, and 50 or 200GB of iCloud storage depending on the plan.  The individual plan costs $14.95 per month and the family plan costs $19.95 per month in the US. Apple has priced the bundle in such a way that you might at least want to try it, even if you don’t use all of the servi...
Tags: Startups, US, Plugged


Apple removes the charger from the Watch’s box — the iPhone is probably next

Apple announced the Apple Watch Series 6 and the Apple Watch SE today. With that, the company said that it’s removing the USB adapter it provides with the Watch in the box. The Cupertino-based firm said that the reason is environmental. It claimed this step will save the carbon equivalent of over 50,000 cars per year. That means Apple must be making millions of these chargers to ship with the Watch. This move will fuel the rumors that the iPhone 12 will also not ship with a power adapter. If you...
Tags: Apple, Startups, Cupertino, Plugged


Apple Watch Series 6 brings blood oxygen monitoring and… an unadjustable strap?

Apple has just announced a brand new Apple Watch, the Series 6. In a keynote that focused intently on health and fitness, the company displayed some new features and upgrades it hopes will improve people’s lives. The biggest of these is the introduction of  blood oxygen monitoring. Sensors on the back of the Apple Watch Series 6 can deliver this result in only 15 seconds. This measurement is a sign of your overall health, but it’s important to realize that this isn’t a medical grade bit of equip...
Tags: Apple, Startups, Plugged


The $279 Apple Watch SE is an affordable(-ish) wearable for iPhone users

In addition to the new Watch Series 6, Apple today announced the Watch SE, a more affordable update to its wearable line. It comes in at $279, making it significantly cheaper than the $399 Series 6. Like the Series 6, it features Apple’s new S5 chip, which promises 20 percent higher performance than its predecessor. It features all the same tracking capabilities as its more expensive sibling, sans the fancy new blood oxygen sensor. That means you get a waterproofing, heart rate and VO2 Max track...
Tags: Apple, Startups, Plugged


New app from makers of Facetune will let you edit videos for TikTok in seconds

Israel-based Lightricks is known widely for its hit photo editing app Facetune. However, the company has released plenty of popular video and photo editing apps in the past few years including Pixaloop and Videoleap. The company’s latest app targets a short video editor, called Beatleap, for your TikToks and Instagram Reels. The app has automatically synced up background music, plenty of effects, filters, and it takes hardly any effort to create a video. Usually, TikTok creators spend hours timi...
Tags: Startups, Israel, Lightricks, Facetune, Plugged, Pixaloop, Beatleap


IKEA teams with ASUS to make furniture for gamers (but please don’t just throw RGB lights on POÄNG)

So you like TNW? Then join our upcoming online event, TNW2020, you don’t want to miss it. In a partnership that’s likely to involve lots of RGB lights, IKEA has announced it’s collaborating with ASUS’ gaming sub-brand, ROG, to create a new line of furniture specifically built for gamers. The range, which will consist of about 30 products, is slated to launch next February in China, with plans to make the furniture available in other regions by October 2021. Unfortunately, other than the promise ...
Tags: Startups, Asus, China, Ikea, Insider, RGB, Plugged


This browser extension helps you learn words in other languages while reading online

In July, I binged three seasons of the sci-fi Netflix show Dark in a week. The whole show was in German, and I was so obsessed with it, I started learning the language through Duolingo, and I’m happy to inform you that I’m currently on a 71-day streak in the app. While Duolingo is great for my learning experience, I wanted something to help expand my German vocabulary without spending too much time. Thankfully, I stumbled upon this useful Chrome extension called Toucan. [Read: Are EVs too expens...
Tags: Startups, Netflix, Duolingo, Plugged


Focal’s new Bentley-themed headphones look stunning

I have no hesitation in admitting that Focal makes some of my favorite audio gear, so whenever the company announces a new set of headphones, my ears perk up. This time the announcement is a bit different than usual though: it’s launching the new Focal Radiance as a part of a partnership with Bentley. Yep, that Bentley. As you might expect given the partnership, the Radiance are premium headphones, coming in at a cool $1,300 (£1199/€1300). For the price, you’re getting an elegant black and coppe...
Tags: Startups, Bentley, Insider, Plugged, Focal Radiance, Bentley Yep


YouTube officially launches its own TikTok competitor, Shorts

TikTok is really the popular kid in social media these days, as evidenced by the massive American tech companies fighting over who gets to buy a cut of it. Others, like Instagram, have instead try to copy the format, and now YouTube has joined the fray. YouTube today officially announced ‘Shorts,’ a short-format video feature that lives right within the main app. While the company has recently been highlighting videos that only last a few seconds long in its mobile app, Shorts takes things the n...
Tags: Startups, Instagram, Youtube, Insider, Tiktok, Plugged