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There’s a lot that video game consoles can do these days, but even the newest PlayStation or X-Box can’t cook food. While the consoles typically get a bit hot after running for hours, they’re still not designed for warming chicken — and likely wouldn’t fair well getting covered in grease and crumbs.
But all of that is about to change: KFC and Cooler Master, a computer hardware manufacturer, have revealed the specifications for the KFConsole. While the device boasts an ability to output 4K graphics and display 240 frames-per-second, it’s also reportedly designed with a slot to keep pieces of chicken warm while it’s powered.
“Never risk letting your chicken go cold again thanks to the patented Chicken Chamber,” writes Cooler Master on its website. “Utilizing the system’s natural heat and airflow system, you can now focus on your gameplay and enjoy hot, crispy chicken between rounds.”
Specific details have not been released as to when or where the device will be available. It also isn’t clear as to whether or not this device is a console (similar to the PlayStation or Xbox) or if it’s more of a gaming PC with a chicken warming slot built in.
KFC originally teased the console back on Twitter in June of this year, although at the time it was unclear whether the restaurant chain was joking.
This isn’t KFC’s first foray into video-gaming. In September 2019, Fox News reported that KFC had developed a video game called “I Love You, Colonel Sanders.” The objective of the game was to progress through a simulated culinary school. Also, the player had to try to romance Colonel Sanders — because of course they did.
Galaxy S21 vs. S20 vs. S20 FE vs. Note 20 specs compared: All of Samsung's updates – CNET
This story is part of , where our editors will bring you the latest news and the hottest gadgets of the entirely virtual CES 2021.
Samsung took to its virtual Unpacked stage last week to take the wraps off its next-gen , consisting of the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21 Plus and Galaxy S21 Ultra. All three are , and will ship on Jan. 29.
So it’s a good time to revisit the company’s now last-gen flagship phones, thefamily, to examine what the South Korean phone-maker has changed, especially in light of its lackluster sales performance. The short answer? Not a whole lot.
Although Samsung made tons of improvements to last year’s Galaxy S20 series (battery (4,000 mAh) camera module, and display (120Hz), remain largely unchanged.), there are few salient changes in the Galaxy S21 lineup. For instance, the base S21’s major features like the screen size (6.2 inches),
To be clear, Samsung did make the usual upgrades to the phone’s processor and the software it runs — it’s now on Android 11 with a. It also improved the fingerprint sensor and 5G connectivity. Plus the highest-end (sold separately), which is one of the more significant changes that blurs the line between the S series and the more pro Note series. There’s also the revamped camera housing design, which accentuates the camera lenses on the phones’ backs while linking them with their metal frames.
But the standout feature of the S21 isn’t found in the device’s hardware or software. It’s its price tag. The S21 lineup has a starting price of $800 (£769, which is approximately AU$1,350), which is $200 less than last year’s $1,000 Galaxy S20. According to CNET’s Shara Tibken, it’s also the “flagship device’s biggest advantage in an increasingly crowded 5G phone market.”
It’s also important to note what Samsung removed from its S21 family to allow it to start at that lowered price. One of the most controversial changes is the Apple did with the iPhone 12 family. , joining last year’s Galaxy Z Fold 2 and Z Flip foldables in ditching the microSD card slot because “usage has markedly decreased.”. The South Korean company is pushing its customers to reuse older accessories in the name of the environment, just like
If you want more more information on the differences between Galaxy S21 versus the Galaxy S20, take a look at our chart below.
Samsung Galaxy S21 vs. S20 vs. S20 FE vs. Note 20 specs
|Galaxy S21||Galaxy S20||Galaxy S20 FE||Galaxy Note 20|
|Display size, resolution||6.2-inch Flat FHD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X Infinity-O Display (2,400×1,080 pixels),||6.2-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X; (3,200 x 1440)||6.5-inch super AMOLED; 2,400×1,080 pixels||6.7-inch AMOLED; 2,400×1,080 pixels|
|Dimensions (Inches)||2.80 x 5.97 x 0.31 in||2.72 x 5.97 x 0.311 in||6.29 x 2.97 x 0.33 inches||6.36 x 2.96 x 0.33 in|
|Dimensions (Millimeters)||71.2 x 151.7 x 7.9 mm||69.1 x 151.7 x 7.9 mm||159.8 x 75.5 x 8.4 mm||161.6 x 75.2 x 8.3 mm|
|Weight (Ounces, Grams)||6.03 oz; 171g||5.75 oz; 163g||6.70 oz; 190g||6.84 oz, 194g|
|Mobile software||Android 11||Android 10||Android 10||Android 10|
|Camera||64-megapixel (telephoto), 12-megapixel (wide-angle), 12-megapixel (ultra-wide)||12-megapixel (wide-angle), 64-megapixel (telephoto), 12-megapixel (ultra-wide)||12-megapixel (standard), 12-megapixel (ultra-wide), 8-megapixel (3x telephoto)||12-megapixel (ultra-wide), 12-megapixel (wide-angle), 64-megapixel (telephoto)|
|Processor||Snapdragon 888 or 64-bit Octa-Core Processor 2.8GHz (Max 2.4GHz +1.8GHz)||64-bit octa-core processor (Max 2.7GHz + 2.5 GHz + 2.0 GHz)||Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 (5G) Samsung Exynos 990 (4G)||Snapdragon 865+|
|RAM||8GB||12GB (5G), 8GB (LTE)||6GB||8GB|
|Expandable storage||None||Up to 1TB||Up to 1TB||None|
|Special features||IP68 rating, 5G-enabled, 30X Space Zoom, 10W wireless charging||5G enabled; 120Hz refresh rate; water resistant (IP68)||120Hz screen refresh rate, support for 30W fast charging and 15W fast wireless charging||S Pen stylus; 5G connectivity; Wireless PowerShare; water resistant (IP68)|
|Price off-contract (USD)||$800 (128GB)||$999||$699||$1,000|
|Price (GBP)||£769||£799, £899 (5G)||£599 (4G) £699 (5G)||£849 (4G) and £949 (5G)|
How to Make Signal Your Default SMS Messaging App on Android – How-To Geek
Signal is a popular privacy-focused, encrypted messaging app. It’s an alternative to WhatsApp, Telegram, Facebook Messenger, and others. There’s a lot to like about the app, and if you make the switch, it can even replace your SMS app.
Like its competitors, Signal is mainly used for instant messaging other people who use the app. However, the Android app has an extra feature: It can be set as your device’s default SMS messaging app. Unfortunately, the functionality isn’t available on iPhone.
Not only will you be able to communicate with your Signal contacts, but you’ll also be able to send and receive text messages with your phone number. All of your conversations can be in one place. Let’s do it.
Warning: SMS messages sent through Signal are “insecure,” meaning they’re not encrypted like messages between Signal users.
First, open the Signal app on your Android device. Next, tap the three-dot menu icon in the top-right corner of the app.
Select “Settings” from the menu.
At the top of the Settings menu, tap “SMS and MMS.”
Next, you will see “SMS Disabled” at the top. Select it to proceed with making it the default.
A pop-up window will ask you to choose your default SMS app. Select “Signal” and tap “Set as Default.”
That’s it. Sending an SMS message is the same as sending a Signal message. The contacts list will show people on Signal at the top, indicated in blue.
If for whatever reason you would like to send an SMS to a Signal contact, you can do that, too. Start by typing a message like you normally would.
This time, instead of tapping the send button, tap it and hold.
Now you have the option to switch to “Insecure SMS.” As previously mentioned, SMS messages are not encrypted like Signal messages.
The send button will now be gray with an unlock icon. Tap it to send the SMS message.
You’re all set! Now you can keep all of your conversations, whether they’re over Signal or SMS, in one place. Keep in mind that you will not be able to access SMS through the Signal Desktop app.
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Samsung is already slashing the Galaxy S20 series' price in Canada – MobileSyrup
It hasn’t even been a full week since the Galaxy S21 series’ reveal and Samsung is already discounting the cost of its S20 series, including the already more affordable S20 FE.
At the Samsung Experience Store, you can grab the Galaxy S20 FE, S20+ and S20 Ultra at a lower price — currently, the base S20 is out of stock. It’s unclear how long this sale will last, but this may be the phones’ regular cost until they’re moved out of circulation.
The S20 FE costs $764.99 but is regularly $949.99. It’s worth noting that this probably should have been the cost of the S20 in the first place, considering the device’s price in the United States.
The S20+ is priced at $1,349.99, saving consumers $230 as the device’s original cost is $1,579.
Lastly, the S20 Ultra now costs $1,549 but was originally $1,849.
These lower prices are closer to the recently revealed S21+ and S21 Ultra. The S21+ is now $1,399, and the S21 Ultra costs $1,649.99.
Source: Samsung Canada
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