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Chromebook Shipments Almost Quadrupled in Q4 2020: Canalys

Chromebook sales almost quadrupled Q4 2020, with shipments reaching 11.2 million units, as per a Canalys report. This is a 287 per cent increase over Q4 2019’s figures, and brings the full-year total to 30.6 million units. The coronavirus-induced lockdowns have resulted in a surge in demand for Chromebooks, likely for remote education uses. With 3.5 million units shipped in Q4, HP maintained the top spot in the market. Lenovo had the second-highest numbers with 2.8 million units and a staggering 1766 per cent growth. The research by Canalys revealed the shipment numbers of Chromebooks in Q4 2020. The overall Chromebook market almost quadrupled in size compared to the same period a year ago. The demand for Chromebooks has been ‘through the roof’, as per Canalys Research Director Rushabh Doshi. With HP and Lenovo taking the first two spots, Acer and Dell took the next two positions with 1.5 million units each. Samsung took over Asus and grabbed fifth place with over a mi

Take a wheelbarrow ride over to The Bachelor

Photo : Craig Sjodin/ABC Here’s what’s happening in the world of television for Monday, February 1. All times are Eastern.   Top pick The Bachelor (ABC, 8 p.m.): Let’s put it this way. Ahem : so much depends upon a blue wheel barrow filled with a pretty pharmacist named Magi pushed by the tall bachelor who is going to have a come-to-Jesus conversation with the women who are being total buttholes to the new arrivals, who, after all, aren’t in control of when they join the show, so seriously, stop being monsters and listen to Katie With The Dildo when she tries to tell you that you suck a lot right now Pure poetry. Look for Gwen Ihnat’s recap after tonight’s undoubtedly conflict-filled episode. Then head over to our sister site The Takeout to find out what weird catering they did or did not eat on Matt James’s Journey To Find Love. Regular coverage Snowpiercer (TNT, 9 p.m.) Black History Month Amazon Prime Video: This month, we’re going to highlight som

Clubhouse, the Invite-Only Social Media App, Booms in Japan

Private social audio app Clubhouse is growing rapidly in Japan and now ranks first among free apps on Apple’s App Store in a test of its international viability following its latest funding round. The San Francisco-based app, which users must be invited to join, reached a valuation of $1 billion (roughly Rs. 7,297 crores) in the round announced January 24, a source familiar with the matter said confirming media reports. Clubhouse built a following among venture capitalists and startup founders gossiping in its audio-only chatrooms following its launch last March as the COVID-19 pandemic spread around the world. In Japan, it hit a tipping point over the last week with a swelling user base of investors, tech industry workers and media. Opportunities for spontaneous social interaction have been limited due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with Clubhouse providing an alternative forum to Twitter , one of the most successful social networks in Japan. “The power of social media is erup

Tina Knowles Joked She's Going To Save "A Lot Of Money" On "Makeup Artist Fees" After Blue Ivy Gave Her A Makeover

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Would You Confess Your Secret Crush to Facebook?

Raise your hand if you’ve been there: You blush and get a rush of excitement every time a certain someone hits the “Like” button on your new Facebook profile photo or status update. Then comes the obsessive speculation: Does this Facebook friend just happen to agree with my “Game of Thrones” theory, or do they actually like-like me, the real person who dreamed it up? Well, whether you want or need it, Facebook is rolling out a tool that might help you get an answer to that question. At the F8 developer’s conference Tuesday, Facebook announced that the social network’s dating platform – which as of now is available in only a handful of countries, and not in the United States – is adding a new feature called Secret Crush. You can select up to nine Facebook friends you’re interested in. Those people will then get a message saying someone has a crush on them. If any of those people also happen to add you to their Secret Crush list, you’ll get a message saying it’s a match. What i

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 Ultra Concept Render Suggests S Pen Support

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 Ultra concept render that has surfaced on the Internet suggests the design of the company’s next-generation foldable smartphone. The render shows both front and back of the rumoured smartphone. The handset has been in the news for some time now and a recent report claimed that it is likely to have a 7-inch internal screen and a 4-inch external screen. The report also claimed that the Samsung Galaxy Fold 3 could have a screen that will have low-temperature polycrystalline oxide (LTPO) thin-film transistors, and an under-display camera. Concept designer Ben Geskin tweeted the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 Ultra render, which is based on the leaks about the phone on the Internet. The render suggests a Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra like quad rear camera setup. There is no information on the sensors the Galaxy Z Fold 3 would have. The Galaxy S21 Ultra includes a 108-megapixel primary sensor. A recent report said that the foldable phone will have an under-display ca

2021 Roush Super Duty pumps up Ford’s big pickup

Roush is a big name when it comes to tuning Ford vehicles for more performance and style. The company may be most closely associated with the Ford Mustang, but it also provides lots of tuning for Ford trucks. The latest vehicle from Roush Performance is its 2021 Super Duty package revealed this week. Roush is […] ( Read More … ) The post 2021 Roush Super Duty pumps up Ford’s big pickup appeared first on Geeky Gadgets . Source link

Xiaomi Launches First QLED Mi TV Model in India, With Dolby Vision HDR

Mi QLED TV 4K – Xiaomi’s first QLED panel TV in India – was launched on Wednesday. Sporting a 55-inch Ultra-HD screen, the Android TV and PatchWall-powered Mi QLED TV 4K is also the company’s most premium television series yet in the country, offering a step up over the existing LED TV range. The new television has a UHD resolution of 3840×2160 pixels, and is available in only a single 55-inch size option, with support for HDR up to the Dolby Vision format. Mi QLED TV 4K price in India Priced at Rs. 54,999, the Mi QLED TV 4K  is the most expensive 55-inch television currently on offer from Xiaomi in India. Available in only a single 55-inch size option for now, the Mi QLED TV 4K goes up against QLED TV options from brands such as OnePlus and TCL , which are similarly priced at around or under the Rs. 60,000 mark. At this price, Xiaomi is offering similar specifications and features at a similar or lower price to options such as the OnePlus TV Q1 and TCL 55C715 ( Review ).

Zendaya Opened Up About Why She Gives Herself A “Little Space” From Social Media

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WhatsApp Web: Here’s How to Instantly Enable Dark Mode

WhatsApp Web dark mode is now officially supported and there is a super simple way to enable it. If you use WhatsApp Web that probably means you’re using the service on a laptop or a desktop, or perhaps an iPad. On all of these devices WhatsApp Web dark mode could give some much needed relief to your eyes. We’d previously shared a simple way to enable dark mode on WhatsApp Web via the Inspect Element feature on most desktop browsers. Now that WhatsApp Web dark mode is officially supported, you no longer need to do that. If you want a dark theme on WhatsApp Web, keep reading this simple guide. WhatsApp Web Dark Mode: How to Enable WhatsApp Web doesn’t officially support dark mode, but there are two ways to enable it easily. You can either enable it by using the Inspect Element option on your browser or by installing an extension. Here’s what you need to do. Go to WhatsApp Web  on your computer and log in via the QR code. To do this, open WhatsApp on your Android phone >

Google Wins EU Approval for $2.1-Billion Fitbit Acquisition

The European Union on Thursday approved Google’s $2.1-billion (roughly Rs. 15,400 crores) purchase of smartwatch maker Fitbit, after the tech titan agreed to conditions including not using health data from European users for advertising.  “We can approve the proposed acquisition of Fitbit by Google because the commitments will ensure that the market for wearables and the nascent digital health space will remain open and competitive,” EU competition chief Margrethe Vestager said, in a statement. “The commitments will determine how Google can use the data collected for ad purposes, how interoperability between competing wearables and Android will be safeguarded and how users can continue to share health and fitness data.” The green light from the European Commission comes after it conducted an “in-depth” probe into the takeover over concerns that it would give Google access to users’ health details and an unfair market advantage. In November last year the tech titan announ

If only wonky scheduling was the sole problem with Shameless' final season

Photo : Paul Sarkis (Showtime) TV Reviews All of our TV reviews in one convenient place. As with every episode of Shameless , “Slaughter” opens with a meta “Previously On” segment introduced by one of our characters, in this case Ian just trying to enjoy some peace and quiet in the bath. As always, he is put out by our need for a refresher, judging us for failing to properly recall what happened in the preceding episode. However, in the show’s final season, I would argue that his judgment is misplaced. It’s been three weeks since Shameless aired its first episode of 2021, and six weeks since the episode before that, a schedule that would wreak havoc on the storytelling momentum of any show. But Shameless isn’t just any show: it is a show struggling to find anything to say in its final season, with these lengthy breaks exacerbating those struggles. “Slaughter” is maybe not objectively worse than the other episodes so far this season, but waiting three weeks for a new epi

iOS 14.1, iPadOS 14.1 Released With a Series of Bug Fixes, Improvements

Apple has released iOS 14.1 and iPadOS 14.1 as the latest improvement-focussed updates for compatible iPhone and iPad models. The new updates come less than a month after the company rolled out iOS 14.0.1 and iPadOS 14.0.1 as the early bug fix releases post the debut of iOS 14 and iPadOS 14. Alongside various improvements and bug fixes, the iOS 14.1 and iPadOS 14.1 bring 10-bit HDR video playback and edit support to existing iPhone and iPad models. What’s new in iOS 14.1 As per the changelog provided by Apple , iOS 14.1 adds support for 10-bit HDR video playback and editing in the Photos app for the iPhone 8 and later models. It makes sense as the iPhone 12 series brings 10-bit HDR video recording and while enabling the same experience isn’t possible probably due to hardware limitations, existing iPhone users will now be able to watch and edit videos they receive from the latest iPhone models. Aside from the newly added 10-bit HDR video support, the update fixes the problem

BlackBerry to Launch at Least 2 New Smartphones in 2018, Says TCL

BlackBerry licensee TCL Communication at CES 2018 announced it would be launching “at least two new BlackBerry smartphones” in 2018. Just what these will, is uncertain. Separately, TCL Communication launched a GSM unlocked BlackBerry Motion and a new colour variant and dual-SIM version of the BlackBerry KEYone. Getting back to the two new BlackBerry smartphones – in a statement , Alain Lejeune, Global General Manager for BlackBerry Mobile, said, “It has been less than one year since we formally introduced the world to our all-new BlackBerry smartphones and we’ve seen very strong renewed interest thanks to devices like BlackBerry KEYone and BlackBerry Motion. With new BlackBerry smartphones from TCL Communication now available in over 50 countries around the world, we have a solid foundation to continue building upon our portfolio in the new year. This means customers can expect to see at least two new BlackBerry smartphones from us later this year.” There you have, new BlackB