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Apple ad exec wants to more than double ad revenue with new ads across iOS

Enlarge / Apple's HQ, as seen in Apple Maps. (credit: Samuel Axon) Apple is looking into significantly ramping up its ads business, according to Bloomberg reporter Mark Gurman, and has already internally explored adding ads to the iPhone's Maps app, with other potential expansions also on the horizon. The shift may be driven in part...

Intel turns to code translation to run old DirectX9 games on its newest GPUs

Enlarge / Team Fortress 2 is one of several still-popular games that use the DirectX9 API instead of a more modern version. (credit: Valve) Intel's graphics marketing team is currently in the middle of an expectations-setting PR blitz around its upcoming Arc GPUs. Partly because of immature drivers, the new graphics cards generally...

Google ships Android 13 to Pixels; adds customization options, spatial audio

Enlarge (credit: Google) Google has begun its rollout of Android 13, the company announced today. The update is now shipping to Pixel phones, and Google is also releasing Android 13 to its Android Open Source Project (AOSP). According to Google's blog post, Android 13 will come to Android devices from Samsung's Galaxy line and to devices...

LG plans to introduce 20-inch OLED panels this year

Enlarge / A promotional image for LG's larger OLED televisions. (credit: LG) LG plans to introduce a 20-inch OLED panel by the end of the year, and unlike most other offerings in this size, it will be used in consumer devices. LG is the leading manufacturer of OLED panels for several other device categories, and the company has been...

Xiaomi clones the Galaxy Fold, makes it 40% thinner, adds a bigger battery

The Xiaomi Mix Fold 2. Yep, that's thin. [credit: Xiaomi ] If you're disappointed by Samsung's relatively slow progress on foldables, say hello to the Xiaomi Mix Fold 2, which looks significantly more advanced than what we saw in this...

Epson’s bricked printers highlight the industry’s reparability problem

Enlarge (credit: Getty) Epson printers have had a nasty little issue for years. Some models will abruptly brick, even if they seem to be working fine, because the ink pads are supposedly too saturated. Epson has endured bad publicity the past few weeks as users, websites, and right-to-repair activists condemned the company for designing...

Samsung heir pardoned due to South Korean economic needs

Enlarge / Jay Y. Lee, vice chairman of Samsung Electronics Co., leaves the Seoul Central District Court in Seoul, South Korea, on Friday. After a presidential pardon, Lee is poised to retake control of South Korea's largest commercial entity. (credit: Getty Images) Samsung Electronics Vice-Chair Jay Y. Lee received a presidential pardon...

The best cheap Android phones

Enlarge / The camera bar returns but it's a lot shallower than the Pixel 6 version. (credit: Ron Amadeo) So you want to buy a cheap Android phone, but you're overwhelmed by the countless options out there. Let us point you in the right direction. First, though, you should figure out if you even want to buy a midrange or low-end phone....

Amazon studio plans lighthearted show of Ring surveillance footage

Enlarge / Amazon's combining its endless reach with its constant surveillance—but for laughs. (credit: Getty Images) For some people, the term "Ring Nation" might evoke a warrantless surveillance dystopia overseen by an omnipotent megacorp. To Amazon-owned MGM, Ring Nation is a clip show hosted by comedian Wanda Sykes, featuring dancing...

Sonos delays its hotly anticipated Sub Mini after a rough financial quarter

Enlarge / The current-model Sonos Sub. The Sub Mini would be smaller and have a cylindrical shape. (credit: Sonos) The launch of the Sub Mini—an anticipated addition to Sonos' connected audio lineup—appears to have been delayed, the company revealed after its quarterly earnings report this week. The device was expected just about any...

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