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Google Reportedly Tests Screen Mirroring Feature for External Displays on Pixel 8 Series

Google Pixel 8 series has reportedly received a new feature that will finally allow users to mirror their smartphone screen on a larger external display. The feature was added to the series via the Android 14 QPR3 Beta 2 update for Pixel devices. The update enabled the DisplayPort Alternate Mode in the smartphones by default. The addition of the feature was not mentioned in the change log, as per the report, which has led to suspicions among users that it might have been added by accident.According to a report by Android…

X Reportedly Working to Bring Passkey Support to Its Android App

X (formerly known as Twitter) might soon bring passkeys support to its Android app, as per a report. The social media platform introduced passkeys, which is an alternative method to log into user accounts without requiring passwords, on iOS devices in January, and now it might soon be available to Android users as well. The feature is reportedly in beta testing at the moment and was spotted in the public beta build of the app. It is likely to be rolled out globally in the coming weeks.Spotted by…

LPDDR6 RAM to Reportedly Debut on Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 SoC Later This Year

LPDDR6 RAM (Low Power Double Data Rate 6 Random Access Memory) — the next iteration of RAM could make an appearance later this year. It is expected to be announced in the third quarter of this year and could be used on the Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 chipset. The LPDDR6 memory that will be replacing the existing LPDDR5 memory is expected to offer improved data transfer speeds and increased bandwidth compared to its predecessor. Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S25 series is said to come with LPDDR6 memory and…

The PS5 Pro is reportedly coming this holiday season

Confession time: I already have a copy of Final Fantasy XVI and Final Fantasy VII Rebirth for the PS5 even though I still don't have a PlayStation 5 console. I never get consoles the moment they come out and usually wait a few years for their next version. In the PlayStation 5's case, I thought it was going to be the PS5 Slim, but it looks like I could have another option by the end of the year: The PlayStation 5 Pro. Tom Henderson of Insider Gaming says the PS5 Pro details leaked by the Moore’s Law is Dead YouTube…

SpaceX is reportedly building a network of spy satellites for US intelligence

SpaceX’s Starshield unit has had a classified contract with the US National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) since 2021 to build a network of “hundreds” of spy satellites for the agency, Reuters reports today, citing unnamed sources “familiar with the program.” A Wall Street Journal report in February listed a classified $1.8 billion SpaceX contract with a then-unnamed government agency. Now Reuters has attached a name, and that it’s to build a network of “hundreds of satellites bearing Earth-imaging capabilities that can…

SpaceX is reportedly building hundreds of spy satellites for the US government

SpaceX has been contracted by the Department of Defense’s National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) to build a network of hundreds of low-orbiting spy satellites capable of operating as a swarm and tracking targets on the ground, according to . The Reuters report, which cites five sources with knowledge of the program, builds on earlier reporting by that revealed SpaceX had signed a $1.8 billion contract in 2021 with an unnamed agency.This network, called Starshield, would reportedly be able to gather continuous imagery all…

iOS 18 is reportedly out in the wild ahead of WWDC reveal

We're still likely around three months away from WWDC 2024, where Apple is expected to unveil the next year of operating-system updates across its platforms, including iOS.An early build of iOS 18, dubbed a 'VendorUI' version, has reportedly been sent to some Apple partners to assist with quality control purposes, according to a private (but reliable) post on X/Twitter as seen by MacRumors.Naturally, Apple still won't reveal anything for iOS 18 just yet, but it does mean there's a chance we'll see more leaks of iOS 18…

AirPods Pro reportedly will gain a hearing aid mode with iOS 18 – no hardware update needed

June Wan/ZDNETApple AirPods Pro have already proven to be an unofficial, more affordable alternative for hearing aids, but they may soon be capable of serving as actual hearing aids.According to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman, when iOS 18 is released this fall, the premium version of Apple's AirPods will get an official hearing aid mode.Also: Apple's AirPods Pro might be an inexpensive solution to your hearing lossAirPods do have an existing feature called Conversation Boost that uses a directional microphone to amplify the…

Bobby Kotick, Disgraced Former CEO of Activision Blizzard, Reportedly Wants to Buy TikTok

Bobby Kotick, the former CEO of Activision Blizzard whose employees famously started publicly shit-talking as soon as he was out the door, is reportedly looking for a new company to rule. Word on the street is that the company is TikTok.Mourning the Loss of Addison Rae’s Debut Album | The Meme MachineAccording to a new report from The Wall Street Journal, Kotick approached several investors about forming a consortium of partners to buy TikTok if ByteDance, its Chinese parent company, agrees to (or is forced to) sell. The…

New 2024 iPads reportedly still slated to launch late March or April

Jason Hiner/ZDNETWere you surprised that Apple failed to reveal new iPad Pro models alongside the new M3 MacBook Airs last week? We've heard since at least January that Apple would refresh both its Mac and iPad Pro lineup in early 2024. Well, that's still on track, according to Bloomberg correspondent and Apple watcher Mark Gurman. In his latest Power On newsletter, Gurman reminded readers of his previous forecast that new Macs would arrive first this year, followed by new iPads. Specifically, he expects revamped…