At $2,500, the Sony Xperia Pro is so much more than a phone

Here’s the Sony Xperia Pro mounted on a Sony A7S III mirrorless camera. An HDMI cable allows you to use the Pro’s 4K display as a field monitor.


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Over the past few years, with phones like the Xperia 1 II (read as “one mark two”) and the Xperia 5 II, Sony’s moved away from mainstream appeal and aimed itself at photo and video enthusiasts. The new Sony Xperia Pro is the most extreme example of this move to date. The $2,500 phone (which converts roughly to £1,830 or AU$3,250) isn’t meant to compete with the likes of

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All the Galaxy S21 Ultra’s new camera tricks and how to actually use them


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Samsung’s Galaxy S21 Ultra (which is officially on sale, along with the rest of the Galaxy S21 line), has already proven to pack a formidable camera, full of features to help novices and pros alike take brilliant shots when out and about. It’s not a dramatic overhaul from the Galaxy S20 Ultra, with headline specs such as the 108-megapixel sensor and 100x zoom being common across both phones. But there are some new tricks to know about. 

Let’s dive in to see what features are new and how to use them.

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Asus Wants Gamers in India to Join ROG Academy Programme, Company Executive Shares Insight

Asus ROG Academy is a new virtual initiative by the Taiwanese PC, component, and peripherals maker, aimed at enabling gamers in India to showcase their skills and get a chance to become professional e-sports players. Asus, with help from AFK Gaming, will organise this programme and pick six contestants to be part of the ROG Academy. Here, they will be put under the tutelage of professionals who will mentor, train, and guide them towards the goal of representing Asus ROG locally, as well as globally. With the significant growth of gaming in India especially in the last year owing to

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Government Plans to Ban ‘Private Cryptocurrencies’ in India, Create Official Digital Currency

The government has listed a bill that will prohibit “all private cryptocurrencies” in India and provide a framework for creation of an official digital currency to be issued by the Reserve Bank of India. Titled “The Cryptocurrency and Regulation of Official Digital Currency Bill, 2021,” the bill will be considered in the ongoing Budget session of Parliament. The RBI is already exploring the possibility of issuing a digital version of the rupee that could eventually come as the country’s central bank digital currency (CBDC) — based on the technological background of cryptocurrencies.

Although adequate details about the planned change are

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Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G review: Second time’s the charm for Samsung’s premier phone

The Galaxy S21 Ultra gets a fresh design and sports a gorgeous black finish.


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The Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G, unveiled alongside Samsung’s Galaxy S21 and S21 Plus phones, proves that sometimes you have to do something twice to get it right. While just as bold as last year’s Galaxy S20 Ultra, the S21 Ultra is a refined second take on the Ultra concept. There’s still the 100x Space Zoom, but it’s easier to use. There is still the “big for the sake of being big” design, but it looks much more appealing. And there’s still a

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How to use reminders in Microsoft Outlook: Some little-known tips

If you don’t know about these reminder options, try them. They can help you stay on task when you’ve got a lot going on.

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Outlook reminders are exactly what they sound like: They’re a timed message that pops up to remind you of something. You can use them with tasks, appointments, and meetings. What you might not know about are a few options that help you manage your reminders so that they work better for you. In this article, I’ll introduce you to a few of these helpful settings. You can use just one or all of

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