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Samsung Galaxy Note 7: live blog

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Samsung’s next big phone is all but official. Just about every detail of the Galaxy Note 7 has been leaked online, including the iris scanner it will reportedly have. We’ll be able to confirm that, and more, first-hand later today after Samsung debuts the new Note at the Unpacked 2016 event in New York City.

We will be bringing you the full scoop, straight from the source, so bookmark this page and check back later for live updates. Trust us when we say we’ve got you covered with everything you need to know about the Note 7.

The Samsung Unpacked 2016 event starts at 11 a.m. ET.

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Computex 2022 returns to a live event

Back to normal

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The world is slowly healing. A lot of countries all over the world are finally getting better vaccination rates, paving the way for live events to return. In fact, a few long-standing events have already decided to take it back to the IRL stage. After losing two years to the pandemic, Computex 2022 is finally returning to an in-person event next year.

Computex 2022 will start from May 24 through 27 next year. The event will once again find its home in the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center Halls 1 and 2. As always, the convention will feature the latest devices and technologies coming throughout 2022 and beyond.

Exhibitor application have already started this October. Soon, tech companies will likely announce their participation in the event. With some luck and loads of planning, the industry should get more confirmation news, rather than reports of brands pulling out.

During the start of the pandemic, tech events have grinded to a complete halt. A lot of events have cancelled their in-person events, resorting to a completely online method of announcing news. This year, some have started dipping their toes back into the live events industry, albeit in either limited or hybrid events.

Meanwhile, the global warm-up tour for Computex 2022 will start in November, taking the event to countries all over the world.

SEE ALSO: Acer, AMD, Intel, Qualcomm confirm participation in Computex 2021 Hybrid

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CES 2022 announces vaccination proof for in-person event

More protocols to come

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Is the world finally healing? After more than a year since the start of the pandemic, the world is finally taking steps to move forward. Though we’re not in the clear yet, we’ve all set up new paradigms to handle the world. Part of that is going back to in-person events. CES 2022 is once again confirming that it is holding an in-person event next year but with additional safety protocols.

Back in April, the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) announced that CES 2022 will finally return to Las Vegas in an in-person event. At the time, the CTA didn’t describe how the event will implement safety procedures for attendees. Finally, we now know what they’re doing.

Attendees will be required to show proof of vaccination when attending the event in-person. The CTA did not enumerate what they will be considering as proof. Vaccinated people are often issued vaccination cards as proof; however, some can avail of other forms like a digital app to show vaccinations.

Additionally, the CTA is also assessing if a positive antibody test can serve as proof for attendees. At this point, the organization is still figuring out the best way to ensure everyone’s safety at the event. More protocols will likely show up as we get closer to the event itself.

Besides the in-person event, attendees can also attend a digital version which will be held side-by-side with the convention in Las Vegas.

CES 2022 is expected to push through between January 5 to 8, 2022.

SEE ALSO: CES 2022 will be returning to Las Vegas as an in-person event

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5 Memoji-inspired outfit ideas: His and Hers

Play dress up virtually with the public beta preview of iOS 15

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Unveiled at this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference keynote are new customization options coming to Memoji on iMessage, including a much-awaited feature: outfit selection.

In 2019, Apple rolled out the most significant Memoji customization update. That year, users were able to apply makeup, change hair color, wear piercings and jewelry, and pick from different styles of headwear and glasses. The only thing missing was being able to choose clothing.

If you have the public beta of iOS 15 installed, you can now virtually play dress up and plan outfits for those trips you’ve been dreaming of and activities you’ve been deprived of after a year of quarantine.

#1 Romantic date night 

Who doesn’t like dressing up for a romantic date that will take you from a dinner at a restaurant to a cocktail or two at a speakeasy? Changing out of pajamas can do wonders to your mood.

His: a crisp long sleeved button down and his favorite hat

Hers: a flirty dress and statement earrings

#2 Stroll at the botanical garden

Has your apartment turned into a mini greenhouse with all the indoor plants you’ve adopted? Driving to the nearest botanical garden will either make you feel zen and content, or convince you that your plant collection is insufficient.

His: a breezy shirt and a pair of sunglasses

Hers: a colorful sundress and a top bun

#3 Safari adventure

If there’s anything we learned about ourselves this past year, it’s that we all desire to be out in nature from time to time. A safari trip might not be realistic right now, but no one’s stopping you from imagining one.

His: a two pocket utility shirt and a cowboy hat

Hers: a loose tunic and a fedora

#4 Sunny weekend at the beach

No summer is complete without a beach trip; and no beach trip is complete without some refreshing piña coladas, swimsuits that show off your summer bod, and copious amounts of sunscreen.

His: a linen top and a pair of polarized sunglasses

Hers: a long coverup, a pair of pearl earrings, and a straw hat 

#5 Hike in the fall

Not a beach person? Maybe the mountains and autumn foliage are more your jam. Just make sure to stay warm from top to toe without sacrificing style and comfort.

His: a cable knit sweater and a fisherman’s hat

Hers: a turtleneck sweater and a beanie

BONUS: Big business convention

There’s never a bad time to get a good blazer or a pantsuit. You might not be able to wear them out to trade shows yet, but looking your best for Zoom meetings is always appropriate.

His: an olive green knit blazer, a black oxford shirt, and a skinny tie

Hers: a beige blazer, a pair of cat-eye glasses, and a pair of gold earrings

Apart from more than 40 different outfits, multicolored headwear, and new options for glasses, iOS 15 offers nine new Memoji stickers that include a shaka, a hand wave, a light bulb moment, and more.

iOS 15 will be available this fall as a free software update. If you’re interested in trying new Memoji outfits now, you can sign up for the public beta here: https://beta.apple.com/sp/betaprogram/

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