The Surface Phone has been rumored for years, and with the death of Windows Mobile, it almost seemed like Microsoft’s highly-anticipated-yet-never-confirmed smartphone will never see the light of day. Thanks to a new report, however, it seems like the Redmond-based tech giant is actually working on its killer mobile device — it just won’t be anything as simple as the first concepts of the Surface Phone.
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Google’s New Earbuds Are the Closest Thing Yet to a Universal in-Ear Translator
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Apparently announcing a new all-electric Semi truck and the fastest production car ever made all in one week wasn’t enough for Tesla. They also quietly launched a third “product”, and you don’t have to wait two years to buy it! It’s a mobile battery pack to charge your phone and other devices.
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If one were to believe Microsoft, the mobile phones and the technology behind them, as it exists today, is as good as dead and the tech giant says they are working on something completely different and that will be future of communication.
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Google just unveiled a bunch of new products, including at least one device that nobody asked for. The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are undeniably the stars of the shows, phones that Android hardcore fans can’t wait to get their hands on. Google talked about most of the Pixel 2’s new feature on stage but failed to address what might turn out to be the best feature of Pixel 2 series.
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Earlier this year, HMD Global revived Nokia’s classic 3310 candy bar phone with only the slightest updates. And next month, the phone is in for another tweak: a new version is getting support for 3G, which will open it up for use in a lot more countries — including the US. The phone should work on AT&T and T-Mobile, but not Verizon and Sprint.
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Returning items you buy online or in a store is way too often a hassle. Walmart claims to have reinvented the returns drill to such a degree that it may even make it “a little enjoyable.” While that may be a stretch, starting next month, the retailer plans to launch an initiative it calls Mobile Express Returns, a promise to let you use the Walmart mobile app to speed up and simplify returns on products purchased in Walmart stores and at Walmart.com.
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OnePlus might soon find another device on store shelves that looks eerily similar to its Galaxy S8. OnePlus is working on a new device that could come with a design similar to the Galaxy S8 and Apple's iPhone X. The device, which was leaked on Thursday (Oct. 12) by Slashleaks, appears to come with a screen that covers its face, leaving no room for a physical home button. A small bezel at the top leaves room for the handset's front-facing camera and earpiece.
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Alright Apple fans, playtime is over. After more than a year of rumors and another month of waiting following Apple’s announcement event, the iPhone X is finally about to become available for preorder. That’s the good news. The bad news is that you probably have about a couple of minutes at best to get your preorder completed if you want any shot at a delivery on release day, November 3rd.
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The Chinese Internet giant’s shares closed at HK$420 per share on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange yesterday (21 November), boosting Tencent’s market value to $510.7bn. The valuation sees Tencent join Apple, Alphabet, Microsoft, Amazon and Facebook, which have all passed the $500bn valuation mark.
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The Moto Z2 Force was a pretty weak follow-up to last year's Moto Z/Z Force, but even so, it's still one of the few phones on the market that's compatible with Motorola's Moto Mods. The Moto Mod system is the best "modular" smartphone platform we've seen hit the market so far, and while there have been a lot of cool and useful Moto Mods, there have been others that left us scratching our heads.
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It’s time to start getting excited about the Samsung Galaxy S9. The Samsung Galaxy S8 enjoyed months of uninterrupted attention following its April 2017 release, but it could only hold the spotlight for so long. The immensely popular device has been overshadowed in recent months by the release of the Pixel 2 XL, iPhone X, and its own bigger sibling, the Galaxy Note 8.
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Could we see a foldable Surface phone in 2018?
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Last week, images of the Samsung Odyssey Windows VR headset leaked online, and although they seemed plenty legit, a new leak from Microsoft’s own website confirms the existence of the device and offers new details of this premium headset.
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OnePlus is hosting an event next week in New York City where they intend to introduce the OnePlus 5T to the world. Well, the internet has officially beaten them to the punch, with ZDNet Germany posting up photos not only of the phone, but of the Reviewer’s Guide, too. Yikes.
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Microsoft has released the latest Windows 10 Insider Preview Build for Mobile to Windows Insiders in the fast and slow rings. The build number is 15254.1 and it doesn't contain any new features but brings across a set of bug fixes in the previous build 15252 from mid-September. It also contains mostly bug fix updates from KB40416 or Build 15063.674.
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Rumours are flying around the next LG flagship phone, expected to be revealed at CES 2018, but a more unusual one is that it could shed the G series name.
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Google Opinion Rewards, the company’s most underrated app, has finally landed on iPhone. For the first time, iOS users have the chance to answer surveys that earn them real cash. More than 10 million people are already using the service on Android. Opinion Rewards is a genuine and incredibly easy way to earn real money. Google sends out more than 3 million surveys every week from companies big and small. You get the chance to answer some of them and you get paid up to $1 a time for your efforts. The surveys are quick to complete; each one is comprised of ten questions or less, and some include just one. Nearly all take less than 30 seconds to answer, and are based on a range of topics from hit TV shows to retail stores you visit regularly.
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HP says Elite X3 sales will be limited to the stocks left in countries.
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Pixelmator has been updated for Mac to include support for the new HEIF image standard in macOS High Sierra. Once users have updated to Pixelmator 3.7, they'll also be able to make full use of the new Photo app integration available in Apple's latest desktop operating system.
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The LG V30, LG’s latest flagship smartphone announced back in August, has finally started to go on sale at least for pre-orders. Currently consumers can start the process to get their hands on the phone through AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon in the U.S. Sprint, with their LG V30+ variant, and U.S
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Telstra has launched the second iteration of its Telstra TV media streaming box, announcing that it has "united" search functions across free-to-air (FTA), subscription TV, and on-demand streaming services, with the box launching on October 31.
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Much like Nest did a few weeks ago with its Thermostat E, August has begun offering a cheaper version of its flagship product with a fresh design. August’s new third-generation Smart Lock has moved away from the circular design that it was known for (which can still be found on the Smart Lock Pro) to a more elongated look with a physical turn key.
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Samsung is speculated to make a lot of cash from sales of Apple’s iPhone X. Like, a lot. The reason is that Samsung supplies a number of the phone’s components — notably its curved OLED display. It no doubt pains Apple to have to work with its closest smartphone competitor in this way, but seemingly, it is out of reasonable alternatives.
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In the smartphone world, 5,000 units sold in more than a month's time is nothing. BayStreet Research came up with this number by tracking shipments of the Essential Phone across the United States, and when BayStreet asked Essential for a comment on their findings, they didn't receive any sort of response.
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As we noted back in September, iOS 11's Control Center buttons don't actually turn off Bluetooth or WiFi, unlike previous versions. Instead, tapping on either one simply disconnects you from any devices or services your iPhone is currently connected to.
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Hoping for a bezel-free Google Pixel 2 smartphone that mimics its all-screen rivals? We’ve got some bad news for you. This year, we’ve seen a clear trend of smartphones ditching the humble bezel. Flagship handsets like the Samsung Galaxy S8 and iPhone X have been dominated by screen, signalling a futuristic design trend that’s only going to become more popular in the next few years.
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ZTE’s upcoming Axon M smartphone (model number ZTE Z999) has stopped by the FCC, giving us a glimpse into its design. The image posted on FCC’s website is in line with previous rumors that the device will have a foldable design with two displays — check it out above.
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Just a week ago, Spain-based phone manufacturer Doogee announced the S60, a mostly-unremarkable durable phone. The best part about the device was the accompanying press release, which was filled to the brim with hilarious spelling errors. Doogee just unveiled the 'Mix 2,' and the announcement is almost as entertaining as the S60's.
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As Apple brings smartphones to bold new places, another company is trying to take us back to a simpler, calmer, and much cheaper time. FutureModel plans to release a surprisingly accurately named device called the NichePhone-S later this month that runs Android but doesn’t seem to do much more than make calls, send texts, and stream music. It’s similar in shape to a credit card and looks like an odd little calculator.
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BlackBerry's back and this time it's finally got a winner with the QWERTY keyboard-equipped KEYone. With a physical keyboard, a handsome aluminum design, and the latest version of Android, the KEYone is the BlackBerry that should have been released years ago.
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Halide is a new ‘premium camera for your phone’ that provides advanced control over camera settings along with a gesture-based interface that aims to become muscle memory, like the dials of a camera.
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There’s little doubting the popularity of iPhones over the last 10 years, but are they still worth getting excited about? Apple recently released the iPhone 8, a supposed upgrade from last year’s iPhone 7. To put the new phone to the test, we’ve got our hands on it to bring you our initial impressions, so that you can know whether it’s worth snapping up
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Essential is slashing the price of its eponymous phone, down to $499 at its website. That’s a $200 price cut from the original $699 price, less than two months after it began shipping to customers. There is really no other way to read the move except as a signal that it wasn’t selling well at $699 — especially given that the only US carrier stores it’s available in have “Sprint” above the door. It certainly doesn’t help that it now has to face the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL head-to-head.
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If you were hoping to get a look at Samsung’s upcoming flagship Galaxy phone during CES 2018 next month, we have some bad news. Sources claim Samsung will be showing off some of its phones at the event in January, as well as LG, but the showcase will involve “low-end” handsets.
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Samsung to introduce voice- powered digital assistant 'Bixby' 2.0 next year to take on rivals.
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A lot has been written about the folding Samsung Galaxy X, but we haven’t actually seen much of the device. This patent application by Samsung could perhaps shed some light – it details the operation of a foldable, dual-screen phone.
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In a series of tweets, Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore has revealed that the software giant is no longer developing new features or hardware for Windows 10 Mobile. While Windows Phone fans had hoped Microsoft would update the platform with new features, it’s now clear the operating system has been placed into servicing mode, with just bug fixes and security updates for existing users.
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The LG V30 is a phone with soul. And funk and punk. And rap and rock. And jazz and blues. This is the best-sounding smartphone that’s ever been made, and it also has LG’s finest industrial design to date.
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Plaintiffs from two separate class-action lawsuits claim Apple did not have user consent to slow iPhone performance and that it was forcing new purchases.
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The BlackBerry KEYone appears to be the most successful new BlackBerry model in some time. It certainly has everything that a BlackBerry user would hope for in a phone, including a well designed physical QWERTY keyboard featuring a fingerprint scanner embedded in the space bar.
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Besides Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+, it has been rumoured that the South-Korean smartphone maker will also release a 'Samsung Galaxy S9 Mini'.
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Rumors have been circulating for over a year about the Samsung Galaxy X, which will be Samsung’s first foldable phone. Unlike the new ZTE Axon M that has a hinge between two screens, the Galaxy X will have a bendable screen that can fold like a plastic sheet. Most have speculated that it would have a book-like form factor, but a new patent application submitted to the Korean Intellectual Property Office shows more of a flip phone. Is Samsung about to make flip phones cool again?
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Speaking at The New Yorker’s annual tech shindig,TechFest, Apple design guru Jony Ive hit us with some hard truth: we’re using our phones too much. Granted, we didn’t need Ive to tell us this: multiple studies have come to the same conclusion, and that conclusion is that smartphones are basically the worst, and the best, but also the worst.
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What happens when Motorola tries to release a better version of the Moto G5 Plus — the best budget smartphone around — in the same year? In this case, it succeeds. The Moto G5S Plus is a special edition of the G5 Plus with an improved design, camera system, and a bigger display. Quite simply, it’s a more premium version of its predecessor.
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