Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G review: Samsung’s premier phone is pretty badass

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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Facebook, WhatsApp Blocked by Myanmar Junta as Opposition to Coup Grows

Myanmar’s junta blocked Facebook in the name of ensuring stability on Thursday and activists said at least three people were arrested at a street protest against the coup that ousted elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

Nobel Peace laureate Suu Kyi faces charges for illegally importing communications equipment after the army takeover on Monday that has drawn Western condemnation and calls on the junta to respect her party’s landslide victory in November elections.

Opposition to the junta has emerged very strongly on Facebook, which is the country’s main Internet platform and underpins communications for business and government. Facebook’s WhatsApp

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GNOME 40 takes a few bold steps to improve the desktop

Jack Wallen takes GNOME 40 for a spin to discover that the subtle changes make a big difference in the effectiveness of this open source desktop.

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GNOME is not everyone’s cup of tea–it’s different. Since the inception of GNOME Shell, this particular desktop tossed aside tradition to reinvent a wheel that had been turning smoothly for a very long time. For some, those changes were welcome, as the new desktop metaphor made great strides in getting out of the way of work. For others, the change was too great and seemed to be made simply because they could.

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Google stripping Chromium of certain API access is an opportunity for the browser to shine

Google is stripping Chromium of access to its APIs, which will have a ripple effect across numerous browsers. Jack Wallen thinks this is a chance for Chromium to step up and shine.

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The proprietary Chrome browser is built on the open source Chromium browser. Other browsers are built on Chromium, such as Opera, Microsoft Edge, Vivaldi, and Brave. These browsers absolutely depend on Chromium, and each add their own take on the web browser. Without Chromium, these browsers might not exist.

Up to this point, the differences between Chrome and Chromium were minimal. If you enjoyed a feature

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Google gives Android TV new Discover, Home and Apps tabs to make it more like Google TV

The new Home tab for Android TV. 


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Google is giving Android TV an update to make it look more like its new Google TV software, adding three new tabs to its home screen interface. Rolling out from Wednesday, the update will revamp the interface to feature tabs for Home, Discover and Apps. 

Similar to the layout of Google TV, all three tabs will be located at the top of the interface, replacing Android TV’s previous list-and-tile layout. The Home tab will remain the central location for accessing favorite apps and channels, while the company says that the Discover

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