VentureBeat reported today that the upcoming Galaxy Note 8 will be Samsung's most expensive model yet. The phone is expected to retail for €999 — which should put it somewhere around $ 900 — and will likely launch in late September. The informa…
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There’s finally a launch event scheduled for the 2017 flagship. OnePlus shared on Tuesday morning that its next phone will debut on June 20 at 12:00PM ET. It’ll be the world’s first official look at the OnePlus 5, which has be anything but shy in recent weeks. Leaks and reports have given us a pretty […]
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Drivers may not have to wait much longer to get to use Waze with their ride’s infotainment system. Beta invites are currently being sent out to users of the popular navigation app for the upcoming Android Auto version.
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HTC could be prepping a major new product launch. The company has begun teasing a launch for March 20 titled “Spring is coming.” So what will we see? It could be a new phone, a new VR headset, or something else entirely.
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Tag Heuer has set a launch date for its next smartwatch — March 14. The watch will launch during a live-stream, and is expected to be one of the first to ship with Android Wear 2.0.
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T-Mobile’s star has been ascending the last few years. Most people are familiar by now with the unconventional business strategies that T-Mobile, led by their CEO John Legere, has been implementing via their Un-carrier campaign. Backing those efforts to attract and retain customers is a corresponding set of moves by T-Mobile to make improvements to […]
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At 10:01 AM EST on February 18th, a SpaceX flight will take off from Launch Complex 39A for the first time since the company signed a 20-year lease for its use. The company will also attempt another first stage landing around 9 minutes after take off…
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IBM and The Weather Company have pioneered a mesh network technology capable of delivering real-time alerts to smartphone users in developing nations. It’s launching in the coming weeks.
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It looks like we’ll be seeing a slew of Android-based Nokia phones at MWC 2017 this year. VentureBeat says HMD Global Oy, the company with exclusive manufacturing rights to the Nokia brand, will be launching four new phones at the convention this year. HMD Global has already unveiled the Nokia 6, at least in China, […]
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Snapchat is adding a new feature to its website that could make the app very useful for businesses and website owners — custom Snapcodes that launch websites within the Snapchat app.
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Two years ago, Huawei launched its first smartwatch. The Huawei Watch became one of the world’s best smartwatches because of its gorgeous design, admirable battery life, and brilliant software. It turned out being a product that accomplished almost everything you expect from a device in its class. That’s exactly why a successor wasn’t introduced in […]
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Hugo Barra, the man behind the global launch efforts for Chinese smartphone brand Xiaomi, is leaving the company. Citing a desire to return to Silicon Valley, his time with Xiaomi will end in February.
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Japan's space program troubles aren't over yet, apparently. The country's Aerospace Exploration Agency reports that the launch of its miniature SS-520 rocket ended in failure. The first stage went off without a hitch, but communications problems prev…
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Remember Alto’s Adventure, the hit endless runner title that launched in 2015? Well, it’s getting a sequel called Alto’s Odyssey and it’s arriving in 2017. There are little to no details on the sequel, other than that the game is coming in 2017. There is a teaser website up for Alto’s Odyssey, but all you’re […]
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In the tech world, a lot happens in a week. So much news goes on that it’s almost impossible for mere mortals with real lives to keep track of everything. That’s why we’ve compiled a quick and dirty list of the top 10 tech stories from this week.
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Well, whaddya know. Keen to try everything it can to boost its stagnating user base, Twitter has taken a page out of Snapchat’s playbook and launched QR codes for profiles.
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Hello again, indeed! If it feels like we were just doing this, it's because… we were. Apple held an event last month to unveil the iPhone 7 and Apple Watch Series 2. There was much fanfare and we had quite a bit to say about it all. Now, just a few…
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The popularity of Huawei‘s budget conscious e-brand, Honor, has grown in leaps and bounds in 2016, spurred on by the warm reception the Honor 8 received when it launched back in August, helping it sell more than 1.8 million units. It’s recently been rumored that the company would soon launch a successor to the 5X, […]
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Google has confirmed it will be announcing a new device (and possibly more) on October 4. It is now official that the company will be hosting a launch event in San Francisco for the Pixel and Pixel XL, the two flagship devices positioned to replace the Nexus line that we’ve known for years. Hit the break for the […]
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We’re very, very close to the launch of the LG V20, but that’s never stopped new rumors from trickling in before. This time around it doesn’t have anything to do with the specs of the device, but instead the different colors we can expect from LG’s second flagship of 2016. A patent filing in South […]
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Google’s Nexus line of devices may be at an end. The upcoming Google phones are rumored to be called the Pixel and Pixel XL. Google is also rumored to announce Google Home, a 4K Chromecast, Daydream View, and the Pixel devices on Oct. 4.
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Withings, a Nokia-owned company, has taken the wraps off of its latest smartwatch — the Withings Steel HR. The device doesn’t just offer excellent smartwatch functionality, but it also has a super sleek design.
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Acer is rumored to introduce a smartwatch in the near future, and to make it standout, it’ll be one made for gamers. Exactly what that means isn’t known, but here’s what we think we know about the watch so far.
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If you think you could have the next big Android app idea, perhaps you should learn the basics of coding with this nanodegree from Google and Udacity. If you’re willing to pay a cool $ 200 per month, that is.
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BitTorrent is looking to expand its live streaming offerings by launching a TV news network in time for the November election, Variety reports today. The news network would be an expansion of the OTT News app the company released for Apple TV, iOS an…
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Whether it’s been because it gave away 30,000 VR headsets, or because its 3rd flagship has been spotted being certified at China’s TENAA, or even because the specifications of the upcoming OP3 have leaked all over the internet, OnePlus has been in the news a fair amount recently. Today, the cheeky upstart handset maker […]
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Now that Samsung formally invited us, we can tell you that the company will be hosting a launch event in New York City on Thursday, June 2. The event, which just gives a very VR-friendly vibe, is basically a wild card. It’s not likely we’ll see the Galaxy Note 6 (or Galaxy Note 7?), but […]
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Planetary Resources has big plans for the future, but those plans now include an Earth-observing satellite network and not the highly entertaining idea of space selfies. This turnaround is driven partially by finances with the company receiving $ 21.1 million in funding for its satellite network.
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It’s been a question asked by many, and for quite some time – “Why hasn’t Google developed a product yet to compete with Amazon’s Echo device?“. Well, it looks like someone at Google is finally listening, and such a device could be unveiled sometime this year. According to Recode, Google has a team working on […]
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Ordinarily you wouldn’t want to get too close to a rocket launch, as it’d likely result in your demise. A new 360-degree video, however, offers the next best experience, allowing you to stand on a launch pad as a 22-story rocket blasts off.
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Toshiba has scrapped its Wearvue smart glasses just days before the product was due to go on sale. Aimed at businesses looking for hands-free solutions, the Glass-like gadget has been ditched as the embattled tech firm looks to make cost savings.
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SpaceX will make its next launch attempt and possible ocean landing on February 24 when it is slated to deploy an SES-9 satellite into orbit. The firm’s goal is to send rockets into orbit every few weeks for the rest of 2016.
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When we think about the various services we can use to pay for groceries with our smartphones, there’s a good chance that Samsung Pay, Android Pay, and Apple Pay are the three most common options. It seems other companies want a slice of the mobile payments pie as well, though. One of which is Walmart, that has just announced its own payment service imaginatively called ‘Walmart Pay’, launching in selected stores in the US from Thursday. Walmart Pay is expected to become available nationwide (US) by the first half of 2016.
Available to use on both iOS and Android devices, Walmart Pay will be present in the retailer’s app, allowing payments from all the usual suspects. Basically, Walmart Pay works by simply setting up the payment method in the app, and after you’ve scanned through your items at the check-out, you just have to take your smartphone out, open the app and scan the QR code shown on the check-out display. The app then makes the payment electronically, and an e-receipt is available to view in the app.
In a video call with Reuters, the senior vice president of services, Daniel Eckert, did say that Walmart is in talks with mobile wallet developers, but wouldn’t mention any specifics. While the US supermarket chain says Walmart Pay was developed independently, CurrentC is a “possible mobile wallet addition” to the service.
Finally, where is the originality in the naming of all these mobile payment services? Does everything have to end with ‘Pay‘? What do you think of Walmart Pay? Would you use it?
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LG’s follow-up to the Watch Urbane, with its own SIM card and 4G LTE, so it can be used entirely independently of your phone, has had its launch canceled due to a complicated technical issue. Currently, it’s unknown whether it will ever be released.
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Some manufacturers follow the strategy of slimming down the handset’s battery to make the device as thin as possible, often, seemingly, to the detriment of the user experience. Lenovo is bucking that trend, though, with its Vibe P1 and Vibe P1m handsets sporting batteries with capacities of 5,000mAh and 4,000mAh respectively. According to a media invite sent out earlier, Lenovo is launching both handsets in India on October 21st.
Let’s take a look at the larger of the two handsets first, the Vibe P1. Lenovo has bundled in features such as Rocket Charge, which seems to be very much like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 2.0 technology, delivering 2.8 hours of talk-time for just 5 minutes of charge. There’s also a physical switch that enables the OneKey Power Saver function, extending battery life. The Vibe P1 will launch in India for around Rs. 17,500 ($ 270) on October 21st.
On to the mini version of the Vibe P1, if you will, the 5-inch Vibe P1m, and here we see a more budget-friendly offering from Lenovo. The Vibe P1m doesn’t have NFC connectivity, bit it does apparently have a nano-coating to help it withstand accidental spills, as well the physical OneKey Power Saver switch, which helps extend battery life. Check out the rest of the specifications below.
The Vibe P1m will launch in India on October 21st, with a price tag of around Rs. 10,000 ($ 154). What do you think of Lenovo’s Vibe P1 and P1m handsets? Have they been priced keenly enough for India’s congested smartphone market?
Source: Phone Radar
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Android Wear didn’t feature much during Google’s Nexus announcement yesterday (which you can catch up on right here), but it’s still managing to garner some headlines for itself. This comes courtesy of TAG Heuer, who has revealed it will launch its Android Wear running smartwatch, the Carrera 01, in November.
The TAG Heuer smartwatch is scheduled to go on sale in New York on November 9 at 11am with a price tag of $ 1,800. The Carrera 01 is said to appear just like a normal, TAG Heuer watch. TAG Heuer CEO, Jean-Claude Biver, had this to say about the company’s upcoming smartwatch:
“That was our biggest challenge,” Biver said. “How can we make a connected watch that looks like a normal watch with the normal DNA of the Swiss watchmaking?”
Instead of the usual Snapdragon 400 processor used by most of the other Android Wear devices (except the original Moto 360, of course), the TAG Heuer wearable will be sporting a chip produced by Intel.
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Next week, Huawei is expected to launch an upgrade to its Honor 4C handset dubbed the Honor 4C Plus. The handset will include a slightly improved design along with a bump to specifications.
The Honor 4C Plus will improve upon the Honor 4C in a few ways. It’s expected to include a 5-inch display (720 x 1280) powered by a Kirin 620 SoC with an octa-core 1.2 GHz CPU and 2GB of RAM. A 13MP camera is expected to be included at the back and an 8MP camera on the front side. It will include 16GB of internal storage space which is double its counterpart which had only 8GB. A 2550 mAh battery will try and last the full length of your day. It’s currently unknown whether the handset will include the company’s KitKat-based Emotion UI or a new Lollipop-based UI. We should find out more on September 14.
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Elon Musk’s aerospace manufacturer SpaceX recently announced it plans to launch its massive Falcon Heavy rocket in either late April or early May of 2016.
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