New Picard S2 teaser taunts us with return of Q, time shenanigans

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Patrick Stewart returns as Jean-Luc Picard within the second season of Picard, coming to Paramount+ in 2022.

We don’t get a second season of Picard till subsequent 12 months as a result of pandemic delaying manufacturing, however Paramount+ has been dribbling out pictures and brief teasers within the meantime. The most recent teaser offers us our first have a look at the return of fan-favorite Q (John de Lancie), an extradimensional being with energy over time, house, the legal guidelines of physics, and actuality itself.

(Spoilers for S1 under.)

As I wrote in my evaluation final 12 months, the

Samsung says it hasn’t determined whether or not to halt Galaxy S21 FE manufacturing

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Samsung has downplayed a report that claimed the corporate has suspended manufacturing of an upcoming telephone referred to as the Galaxy S21 FE. Korean publication ETNews alleged over the weekend that manufacturing of the unannounced telephone had stopped due to a scarcity of semiconductors, and that Qualcomm processors had been reallocated to foldable gadgets.

The report has since been deleted, and Samsung now says it hasn’t decided on whether or not to halt manufacturing. In an announcement texted to Bloomberg, the corporate says “Whereas we can’t talk about particulars of the unreleased product, nothing has been decided relating to the

Rather less Nord for rather less cash

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When it launched final yr, the OnePlus Nord was the corporate’s first actual stab at mid-range dominance. As the remainder of the OnePlus line-up crept up the worth ladder, the Nord sought to democratize the OnePlus expertise. The OnePlus Nord CE, nevertheless, isn’t fairly as formidable.

OnePlus claims to have made a couple of cautious omissions to assist drive down the worth additional and be much more aggressive than even the unique Nord. It’s fairly apparent that the cellphone is by and enormous, little greater than a play at increasing the corporate’s standing within the very profitable mid-range market. The

Starlink dishes go into “thermal shutdown” as soon as they hit 122° Fahrenheit

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Enlarge / Starlink satellite tv for pc dish and gear within the Idaho panhandle’s Coeur d’Alene Nationwide Forest.

A Starlink beta consumer in Arizona stated he misplaced Web service for over seven hours yesterday when the satellite tv for pc dish overheated, demonstrating one of many drawbacks of SpaceX’s broadband service. When the consumer’s Web service was disrupted, the Starlink app supplied an error message saying, “Offline: Thermal shutdown.” The dish “overheated” and “Starlink will reconnect after cooling down,” the error message stated.

The consumer, named Martin, posted a screenshot of the error message on Reddit. He contacted Starlink assist,

Apple Podcasts’ in-app subscriptions at the moment are reside

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Apple Podcasts now provides in-app subscriptions in additional than 170 nations, a couple of month after the function was first scheduled to launch. With this function reside, listeners will pay to assist exhibits and networks for entry to ad-free content material and, in some circumstances, different perks like early entry to episodes. They will additionally pay for entry to a channel, which is mainly like supporting a podcast community and making use of these paid perks to all of the exhibits it makes.

Just a few large exhibits and networks are collaborating at launch. Luminary, which made its title promoting

Area of interest play a blessing and a curse

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Motorola sees LG’s exit from the smartphone market as a giant alternative. The corporate claims it holds an 8% share of the US market and thinks it may well enhance its place to quantity three — behind Apple and Samsung — when it comes to quantity. How’s it going to try this? By providing telephones with 5G throughout varied value factors. That’s why Motorola added 5G to the Moto G Stylus, bringing the next-generation community tech to its succesful mid-ranger. Discover out if that is the 5G telephone for you within the Android Authority Motorola Moto G Stylus 5G evaluate.

Halo Infinite multiplayer information: Bots, split-screen, free-to-play clarified

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Beats Studio Buds overview: large ambition, imperfect execution

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The brand new Studio Buds are Beats’ second pair of true wi-fi earbuds and observe the Powerbeats Professional, which stay my decide for the most effective all-around earbuds for health functions like operating or hitting the health club. With its newest pair, Beats is hoping to draw a a lot wider viewers. That begins with the worth, which is $149.99 — a full $100 lower than the AirPods Professional. For the primary time in Beats earbuds, they embody lively noise cancellation. And with different new options, Beats is extending an olive department to Android customers, which could come as a

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