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HTC U12+, VIVE Focus integration bridges the mobile, VR divide

HTC has just unveiled its 2018 flagship, the HTC U12+, proving that it’s not yet done in the mobile market. It is perhaps no coincidence that it scheduled that announcement mere days before its VIVE Ecosystem Conference (VEC). Because at its VR-centric event, it announced a reimagined VIVE Ecosystem and a new System Update 2.0 for the VIVE Focus which … Continue reading

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Vive Focus VR update lets you take calls from the real world

Even though the Vive Focus won't be available outside of China until later this year, it's already getting a major update which will make it a lot more versatile. At the annual Vive Ecosystem Conference in Shenzhen just now, HTC announced that as of...

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Vivo Apex and its sliding selfie camera coming to market after all

Some product concepts remain just that. Others, however, gain so much interest that, despite saying one thing, a company decides to do the other thing anyway. Vivo initially insisted that its Apex prototype phone would simply be a concept and wasn’t exactly going to be sold in the market.

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Samsung confirms Galaxy Note 9 feature upgrade

The Galaxy Note 9 received a bona-fide real-deal feature confirmation this week straight from Samsung. This came amid leaks on top of leaks for the past several weeks, the lot constructing an image of a phone that’s been surprisingly consistent. In light of rumors of a game-changing Galaxy S10 in 2019, a unique feature for the Galaxy Note 9 is … Continue reading

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OnePlus 6 review: A big step closer to the perfect smartphone

I still remember that day, more than four years ago, when OnePlus came out of nowhere with its promise "to spare no expense" to bring us "the perfect smartphone." Ever since then, the OnePlus handsets have consistently punched above their weight agai...

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Samsung will debut Bixby 2.0 with the next Galaxy Note

Samsung has been teasing its upgraded Bixby 2.0 assistant for several months now, but when is it actually going to show up in something you can buy? It shouldn't take too much longer

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Xiaomi Mi 8 tipped to feature fingerprint sensor under the display

With edge-to-edge displays quickly becoming the standard among flagship smartphones, meaning the loss of a “chin” for physical home buttons, the race is on to see who can include a reliable fingerprint sensor imbedded in the screen. Both Apple and Samsung have been rumored in the past to be working on this technology, but are said to have experienced difficulties … Continue reading

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Phone batteries exploding at recycling facilities and dumps

Lithium-ion batteries are exploding at dumps and recycling plants across the United States – and that’s a problem. These types of batteries come most often in the device that’s likely in your hand or pocket – your smartphone.

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Galaxy S7 Oreo update pulled, hints at a worrying trend

Just when it seems that Samsung may have slowly, very slowly, turned over a new leaf as far as updates go, it might be giving users reason to regret it. Major Android updates no longer take forever and has now been reduced to a few months but it seems that the price to pay for speed it stability. Reports are … Continue reading

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Galaxy S9, S9+ get Sunrise Gold, Burgundy Red color options

Smartphones these days have become so pretty and even durable that there are those who prefer their mobile companions to be naked. Their only hesitation often comes from the drab and common black, white, and gray colors on their smartphone’s rear.

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