Mysterious new Samsung wearable revealed in FCC filings

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A mysterious new Samsung wearable device has been revealed in FCC filings made public today. You can see a diagram of what the wearable is expected to look like at the top of this post, taken from the filings.

The diagram seems to show that the device will have some kind of heart rate sensor, indicating it might be a fitness-focused wearable. Samsung’s most recent fitness wearable was the the Galaxy Fit, which was released last year, so perhaps this new device is a refresh of that.

The Galaxy Fit, which was released last year.
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Sony Xperia 1 II review: Sony finally made a phone I’d love to keep in my pocket

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Sony Xperia 1 II back hero shot 2

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Sony is a huge electronics company. It makes TVs, cameras, headphones, game consoles, and pretty much anything else you could imagine with a circuit board. It’s also a market leader in many of these categories. Its Bravia OLED TVs are best-in-class, its headphones are some of the most popular on the market, and you can’t walk down the street in 2020 without seeing a Sony digital camera.

With all this as background, it only seems natural that Sony would be one of the most well-positioned companies to make a killer

Is SARS-CoV-2 airborne? Questions abound—but here’s what we know

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Enlarge / A doctor wears a hood as he tests the seal of an N95 respiratory mask during a training at the La Clinica San Antonio Neighborhood Health Center in California.

A debate has erupted among researchers over the potential for the pandemic coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, to spread through the air and—if it does so often enough—what to do about it.

Though talk of airborne transmission has been simmering since the beginning of the pandemic, it reached a boiling point this week following a letter penned by two researchers and addressed to “national and international bodies.” The letter, eventually signed by

Poco M2 Pro review: A better Redmi Note 9 Pro

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Poco established itself on the premise of tremendous value. The OG, the first Pocophone F1, delivered cutting-edge specs, while making the right compromises to hit an incredible price point. Since then, the market has changed quite a bit and Poco has followed the trends. Following the spin-off into an entity of its own, Poco introduced the long-awaited successor to the F1, the Poco X2 Pro. An affordable option, the phone delivered on the Poco ethos through a 120Hz high-refresh-rate panel and a powerful Snapdragon 730G chipset in the mid-range segment.

Poco X2 review: 120Hz on a budget

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To understand the importance of the Pocophone, you need to backtrack a bit. Launched in August 2018, the Poco F1 drastically changed the landscape of high-performance, value-priced smartphones. The promise was to deliver the best of specifications at a price point that would be appealing to all users. Starting off at under $300 in India, it certainly achieved it too.

However, the Poco X2 is a completely different beast. Introduced on the back of Poco being spun off into its own brand, the phone launches almost 15 months after the original F1. Many were questioning if there would

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