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Tech Wrap: Signal app goes down worldwide, Xiaomi foldable device leaks online

Here are today's tech stories
Here are today's tech stories

More tech news includes Netflix bringing Spatial audio to the AirPods and Samsung announcing the pricing and sale dates for the Galaxy Buds Pro

After yesterday’s jam-packed action at Samsung’s Galaxy Unpacked event, we caught a glimpse of what looked like Xiaomi’s first foldable device today. Meanwhile, one of the most popular privacy-friendly alternatives to WhatsApp just went offline, moments before we published this wrap-up of the day’s news.

 

Here’s a quick overview of today’s tech stories:

Signal goes down, users unable to send messages

Days after it racked up millions of new downloads, it looks like Signal is facing a global outage with people across the world being unable to send messages on the app. Signal has also tweeted about this issue and has mentioned: “technical difficulties” affecting the app.

Sony confirmed the PS5 won’t have a second round of pre-orders in India

If you were one of the unlucky ones who couldn't pre-order the Sony PlayStation 5 for the first time, you might be out of luck because Sony says there might not be a second round of pre-orders.

Alleged images of Xiaomi’s foldable device leak online

Alleged images of a Xiaomi-made foldable device have appeared online, giving us what is probably our first glimpse of the company’s first attempt at building a Galaxy Fold 2 competitor.

Samsung announced the price and sale dates of the Galaxy Buds Pro

On Friday, Samsung announced that the Galaxy Buds Pro would cost 15,000 and pre-bookings would start on January 15 from both Samsung’s exclusive stores and retail stores. The company is also providing a special offer for those who pre-book.

Netflix might bring support for content with Spatial Audio support

Netflix has been working on bringing the Spatial Audio feature on the AirPods since December, according to an anonymous leak - the feature might make its way to the service later this year.

 

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