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The ZTE Axon M has twin displays and we‘ve a lot of questions

The ZTE Axon M is a smartphone with two displays - one on one half, and another on the other. This device isn‘t the sort of smartphone just any average user will want - instead it‘s made to provide for those users that want something completely out of left field. For those users that want to keep two smartphones in Continue reading

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SoftBank‘s Uber investment could be unexpectedly close

One of SoftBank‘s favorite pastimes seems to be buying up other companies, so it‘s not really much of a surprise to hear that it might be close to striking a deal with Uber. This doesn‘t appear to be a Sprint-scale buyout, where SoftBank is looking to acquire a majority stake in Uber. Instead, it could own as much as 20% Continue reading

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Pixel Visual Core: Google‘s custom-made image processing chip

While Google‘s Pixel phones have had very impressive scores on DxOMark‘s benchmarks, it is perhaps even more impressive that they are able to accomplish that much for very little hardware. Much of the magic happens on the software side, with the use of algorithms and machine learning. Those, however, don‘t just magically happen and incur a penalty on the phone‘s Continue reading

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Surface Book 2 hands-on: 13.5 and 15 take fight to Apple

Microsoft has just unveiled the Surface Book 2, and it‘s pulling no punches as it targets Apple‘s MacBook Pro. Packing new processors for as much as twice the power of Apple‘s flagship notebooks, there‘s now not just one 2-in-1 but two. Joining the existing 15-inch model is a brand new 13.5-inch Surface Book 2. Microsoft‘s design hasn‘t strayed too far Continue reading

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Unitree Robotics shows off Laikago quadruped robot

One glance at the Laikago robot and if you have ever laid eyes on a Boston Dynamics quadruped you will see the resemblance. The builder of the Laikago robot isn‘t afraid to say that he is a big fan of Boston Dynamics, Xing Wang will tell you that Marc Raibert is his idol. Raibert is the founder and president of Continue reading

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Google Pixel 2 Review: Android camera magic

If there‘s a rockstar of the Android worldin 2017, it‘s the new Pixel 2. Google‘s own smartphones may not sell in as great a number as, say, Apple‘s iPhone or Samsung‘s Galaxy, but they‘re arguably no less important in their own way. The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL embody Google‘s vision of hardware, software, and artificial intelligence, all working Continue reading

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Windows 10 Fall Creators Update released today: Here‘s what you get

The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is here, and its a big deal for PC users, especially those wanting to dip a toe into Mixed Reality. Microsoft is releasing the latest upgrade for Windows 10 today, and as the name suggests many of the headline features are all about creating and manipulating content. That‘s not to say gaming has been Continue reading

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BBC iPlayer Radio app gains Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support

In an effort to get people to leave their smartphones alone while driving and reduce distractions, many car infotainment systems now support Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Those two infotainment systems allow drivers to use some apps like music and navigation offerings on the screen of their infotainment system instead of the smartphone. Fans of the BBC iPlayer app will Continue reading

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2019 Ram 1500 spied mostly uncovered

Early next year Ram will roll out a refreshed version of its popular 1500 truck and recently the prototype of that truck was spied wearing very little camo. The only thing that Ram has taken pains to cover up on the truck was the center of the grille. That grille center appears to be fatter on each end than it Continue reading

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This is Polestar 1: Volvo‘s disruptive performance EV

You expect solid confidence with a little reserve from the Swedes, and yet the freshly-revealed Polestar 1 arrives today with some bold claims. Before you is the first vehicle from Polestar, Volvo Car Group‘s performance brand, and the first of three models set to launch over the next few years. Polestar 1 doesn‘t go into production at the new state-of Continue reading

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Garmin Speak brings Amazon Alexa and GPS navigation to any vehicle

Garmin has announced a new smart device that‘ll bring the best of Alexa into buyers‘ cars. The device, simply called Garmin Speak with Amazon Alexa, is said to be the first in-car gadget that gives drivers access to Alexa, as well as navigation via Garmin‘s own tech. Alexa can handle more than just tapping Garmin‘s navigational database, though. Garmin Speak Continue reading

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Here are all the Galaxy Tab Active 2 details, pictures you‘ll need

Once a dime a dozen, Android tablets have all but vanished from the market, save for the few cheap, lesser known brands. That is why, in some way, the Galaxy Tab Active 2, which has yet to be even acknowledge, is a tad interesting. It doesn‘t hurt that the tablet does have a mixed bag of features, stuffed inside a Continue reading

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Outlook desktop app is finally getting a long overdue facelift

Outlook, at least until recently, has been hailed as the pinnacle of Personal Information Management (PIM) software. It has, however, never really been user friendly in its interface and appearance. And even when Microsoft gave its Office suite a visual overhaul, Outlook remained inconsistent between platforms and versions. But with Microsoft trying to push its new Fluent Design language, that Continue reading

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Google Camera NX for Nexus 5X, 6P brings Motion Photos, Face Retouching

Having great hardware is one thing, but without software to fully take advantage of it, their greatness is reduced. That is the painful truth that owners of the 2015 Nexus phones, the Nexus 5X and the Nexus 6P, find themselves in. Despite having capable camera hardware and the processors to drive some features, the stock camera apps don‘t do it Continue reading

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Google Maps now lets you navigate through our solar system

While we‘re probably still dozens of years away from actually getting lost in our travels between planets in our neighborhood, that doesn‘t mean we can‘t start pretending already. Google Maps was originally created as a way to navigate our own terra firm but has long expanded to ocean depths, volcanoes, and, now, outer space. Google has just added not a Continue reading

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Apple faces 440m damages in VirnetX FaceTime lawsuit

Things haven‘t gone well for Apple in the courts today, with the Cupertino firm slapped with a 440m penalty in its long-standing battle against VirnetX. The two companies first ended up in the courtroom after VirnetX sued Apple in 2010 over claims it had infringed on secure communications protocols patents. According to VirnetX, which describes itself as an internet security Continue reading

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Andy Rubin‘s Essential sued by Tony Fadell‘s Keyssa over trade secrets

When you make big noise, make big claims, and use big names, you naturally paint a big target on your back as well, especially legal ones. Most big companies like Google, Microsoft, Samsung, Apple are lawsuit magnets and usually just brush them off usually. Smaller startups, however, might have a harder time, especially when the plaintiff has an equally big Continue reading

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Qualcomm mid-range Snapdragon 636, X50 5G modem debut

If it seems that the smartphone chipset market has been quiet for a while, Qualcomm is here to stir things up a bit. It has just announced two new chips that try to move the mobile market, especially mid-range devices forward. That includes a new Snapdragon 636 processor mobile platform and what Qualcomm claims to be the world‘s first millimeter Continue reading

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Facebook acquires tbh, a teen messaging app for compliments

The teen-centric app tbh‘ has been acquired by Facebook, the company announced in a statement today. The acquisition marks a big success for the tbh team, and highlights Facebook‘s own attempts at targeting the youngest tech users. While the core Facebook social platform has been losing teenage users for years, others like tbh have been flourishing. While the majority of Continue reading

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Amazon sportswear line may use the same vendors as Uniqlo and Nike

Amazon, never content with existing as-is, will launch its own line of sportswear in the future, according to sources. These clothes will be made specifically for the Internet retailer, giving Prime subscribers and others an online destination for activity-centric apparel. The sources explain that Amazon has been talking with the same vendor that produces clothes for notable brands like Uniqlo Continue reading

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HBO is taking crazy measures to prevent Game of Thrones leaks

HBO is taking extreme steps to make sure thieves can‘t steal even more episodes from its beloved series Game of Thrones. According to the most recent reports, HBO won‘t allow cast members to see the script unless they have a valid reason for needing to. This is in contrast to earlier seasons, a time during which the cast were given Continue reading

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Flirtey launches the first drone-based defibrillator in the US

Coming a couple years after we saw concepts detailing such a device is the US‘s first defibrillator delivered via drone. The drones will be fitted with easy-to-use equipment that gives anyone near a reported cardiac patient the chance to save their life, though it obviously won‘t be a substitution for emergency medical technicians. Drone deliveries are often discussed in terms Continue reading

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Google blob emojis download brings back cuteness

This week the team at Blobs Forever have created a bit of software to plug in to Android to bring the blobs back. The blob-shaped emoji, that is - the emoji that until recently were unique to Android. Google recently updated their emoji collection to get a bit more round than they were before, making the whole set look a Continue reading

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Battlefield 1 Turning Tides expansion: 4 maps, 6 guns, a new class and more

The third expansion for Battlefield 1, Turning Tides, has been detailed ahead of its upcoming release. The DLC will be released in two waves, according to EA, which says the first will be arriving in December and the other in January. Anyone with the game‘s Premium Pass will get the drops two weeks ahead of everyone else, which includes anyone Continue reading

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