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Sony Xperia XZ1 review
The Sony Xperia XZ1 is the latest flagship phone from the firm, but you’d be hard pressed to tell that at first glance.That’s because Sony has once again indulged its seemingly irrepressible passion for...
Asus ROG Chimera G703
Last August we saw the first few gaming laptops with 120Hz displays hit the scene, alongside the introduction of Nvidia’s 10-series Pascal graphics. Now little more than a year later, Asus is upping...
LG V30 release date, news and features
Update: LG has unveiled the V30 at IFA 2017. The new flagship smartphone isn't much different than what we heard through the many leaks leading up to its announcement, but there's still plenty to be excited...
The Samsung Note 8 display sets a high bar for the iPhone 8
Samsung is among the best at making displays. And if you need proof beyond its televisions, look no further than its smartphones. Year after year, phone after phone, the company bests its previous efforts...
Cramer Remix: Believe it or not—not all of retail is falling victim to Amazon
Finally, Cramer spoke with Rick Bergman, the CEO of Synaptics, a company that develops interface solutions like displays, touchpads and fingerprint sensors. "Some of the key cycles are really in our favor,"...
Polar is a company known, historically, for making heart rate sensors and hardcore GPS tracking watches - but its new fitness tracker, the Polar A370, is far more mainstream.It can track your exercise...
Get a glimpse of the LG V30's slick new UI ahead of launch
While its upcoming V30 flagship handset has yet to be revealed, LG hasn't been shy about announcing the device's various features, which will include the biggest smartphone camera aperture to date.Now,...
This could be the best looking phone for under Rs 15,000
Given the dominance of Apple, Samsung, and a handful of Chinese mobile OEMs, LG has somewhat taken a backseat in our minds. Its flagship offering, the G6, has failed to impress the markets and the company...
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 may get a 3D Touch feature of its own
It looks like home buttons are becoming sooo 2016 as it appears Samsung may ditch bezel-based buttons in favor of a pressure-sensitive display for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.Samsung may outfit its upcoming...
This is what the upcoming iPhone 8 looks like, according to a well-known smartphone blogger
Evan Blass, a well-known blogger who established a reputation by accurately leaking images of new cell phones, says this image above is the upcoming Apple iPhone 8. The device is inside of a smartphone...
Brace for impact: Samsung Galaxy Note 8 launch is on August 23
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 launch date rumors have been confirmed, with the new smartphone set to be unveiled on Wednesday, August 23.That's when the Galaxy Unpacked 2017 event happens in New York, according...
Meizu’s upcoming smartphone wants you to check out its rear
Meizu’s next smartphone aim to change the way that you look at your phone. By that, we mean that it wants you to look at the back of it.The Meizu Pro 7 is confirmed to launch on July 26, but while most...
Moto E4 and E4 Plus officially launched in India
Moto has freshly unveiled the Moto E4 and the E4 Plus in India touting budget hardware. The Moto E4 Plus is the elder sibling, which comes with a bigger display and a massive 5,000mAh battery under the...
The LG Q6 is official, features an 18:9 display like the G6
Less than 24 hours after it first teased the new handset via a YouTube video, LG’s gone ahead and revealed all the official details about its incoming Q6 — aka the ‘G6 mini’ — meaning we now know almost...
This strange new phone has a holographic display and big price tag
If you think phones are too expensive, we suggest swallowing whatever you're drinking now so you don't spit it all over your monitor when you see the cost of RED's latest creation. RED, a camera company,...
Moto E4 Plus confirmed to be Flipkart exclusive; launch on July 12
Moto is all set to continue its very successful Moto E series with the Moto E4 Plus smartphone. The company has started sending out invites for the launch event on July 12. Following the post-launch buzz,...
5 reasons why Samsung's QLED should be your next TV
Television technology has grown by leaps and bounds in recent years, with the introduction of 4K displays followed closely by the arrival of high-dynamic-range (HDR) colour. But with most of the TVs on...
Should OnePlus 3T users go for an upgrade?
The OnePlus 5 is one of the most talked about flagships right now. With the phone going on open sale only yesterday, the demand is higher than ever right now. But what if you already own a OnePlus 3T?...
This could well be what the iPhone 8 looks like
The iPhone 8 rumors are picking up momentum ahead of an expected September reveal, and the latest clues for iPhone 8 detectives to pore over are a couple of leaked photos showing the front and the back...
Love reading? This OnePlus 5 feature is something you can't ignore
Now we all know that the OnePlus 5 is officially unveiled globally and in India. While our team has done the OnePlus 5 review soon after the global launch, I got to spend some time with the device after...
This optical technique could solve virtual reality's eyestrain problem
After wearing a virtual reality headset for a while, you may have noticed that eye fatigue starts to set in. The reason is a little-known neuroscience effect called the vergence-accommodation conflict.In...
Photo leaks show off the Infinity Display on the Galaxy Note 8
Are you ready for everything the Galaxy Note 8 is going to bring with it? You can get yourself in the mood for the flagship phablet's upcoming launch by casting your eyes over the latest unofficial video...
Cramer Remix: This is the stock to own for the summer
Finally, Cramer turned to Universal Display to figure out what is going on with its stock, which has seen a massive 108 percent run over the course of 2017. The company develops components for smartphones,...
Hands on: MSI GS63VR Stealth Pro review
The GS63VR Stealth pro wasn’t the biggest launch by MSI at Computex 2017, but it does feature one of NVIDIA’s new range of Max-Q GPUs, making this Ultrabook-sized gaming laptop particularly on trend at...
The new Asus ROG gaming monitor goes ultra wide and super speedy
The Republic of Gaming (ROG) line by Asus has shown off its mammoth of a monitor, the ROG Swift PG35VQ, for the first time at this year’s Computex convention in Taipei.With a massive 35-inch curved, UWQHD...
Suppliers fall if Apple has bad news, but this one could overcome a drastic iPhone slowdown
He explained the company has always tried to run a vertically integrated business model, where it started with connectors and other components business before going into assembly in mid-to-late 90s. First...
Asus Zenfone Live
Asus recently unveiled the Zenfone Live smartphone in India, which was being teased days before its launch with hashtag #GoLive. It is being touted as the world’s first smartphone with real-time beautification...
As far as Chinese tech companies are concerned, broadly speaking, there are three categories. Firstly, the big hitters like Huawei or Lenovo, that can afford to charge premium prices for their products....
Moto C and Moto C Plus launched as super affordable smartphones
There are two new budget Motorola smartphones - say hello to the super affordable Moto C and Moto C Plus.The Moto C boasts a SIM-free price tag of just £89.99 (around $110, AU$150) and will be available...
The IMO S2 isn’t the smartphone that's about to reshape the landscape of the mobile world, but what it does present is a low-cost offering which has a solid feature set – perfect for first-time users,...
Analysts tip edge-to-edge display, rear Touch ID and free AirPods for iPhone 8
Two high-profile teams of analysts have weighed in on the speculation about what we can expect from this year's iPhone 8, iPhone 7S and iPhone 7S - those companies who monitor supply chains and other...
ZTE Max XL review
The ZTE Max Pro impressed us with just how much phone you can get with so very little money. This year, ZTE is back with the Max XL, which improves on the formula with a few notable upgrades and keeps...
AOC revs up monitor range with a slick display designed by Porsche
AOC has got together with Porsche to design its latest monitor, and as you might anticipate, the results look pretty sleek to say the least.The new display comes in two variants – the PDS241 and PDS271,...
Samsung Galaxy S9: what we want to see
The Samsung Galaxy S8 isn't even readily available in the shops, but we're already hearing rumors of the Samsung Galaxy S9, with one report claiming the phone is already in the first few stages of production.We've...
Samsung Electronics expects near 50% annual jump in operating profits for Q1 2017
Samsung Electronics said on Friday it expects a nearly 50 percent annual jump in first-quarter operating profit but did not breakout performance by business unit. In a regulatory filing, Samsung said...
Galaxy S8's display has been rated the best of any phone. That's good news for Apple
Samsung's Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, two smartphones set to debut in the US this month, have screens that have been rated the best ever on a smartphone, according to a research company that tests displays....
Smartphones that fold up are coming by 2019, says Samsung engineer
A Samsung engineer recently said that he expects foldable smartphone displays to be ready for mass consumption in 2019. "Because the bezel-free display currently sells so well, we still have enough time...
The Samsung Galaxy S8 has the best smartphone screen ever
Judged on several criteria against many of its competitors, such as the iPhone 7, Google Pixel and the LG G6, the Samsung Galaxy S8 has come out on top with the best display around. While the integrity...
Why the future of phones, wearables and watches is flexible
We know the trends in smartphones for 2017; dual cameras, bezel-less designs, and HDR displays. But there's one trend that always seems to be just beyond the capabilities of today's handset manufacturers;...
Rear-view helmet vision may help avert motorbike accidents
Look back in safety carGetty ImagesBy Victoria TurkA HELMET display promises to give bikers eyes in the back of their head. John Hale, founder of the UK-based start-up Zona, decided to make a better rear-view...
Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus show it all in latest leak
Newly leaked photos of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus are here to help you decide if you want to go big, or go really, really big.We're finally seeing both Android Nougat phones side-by-side...
Hands-on with LG’s high-res, more comfortable SteamVR prototype
Enlarge / The distant future. THE DISTANT FUTURE! reader comments 12 Share this story SAN FRANCISCO—For about a year now, Valve's SteamVR initiative has been synonymous, on the hardware side, with the...
7 phones you missed at MWC 2017
MWC 2017 is a veritable treasure trove of phones and while the likes of the LG G6, Huawei P10, Sony Xperia XZ Premium and new Nokia 3310 may have stolen the limelight, there are plenty more mobiles worthy...
This 3D display is made from laser-generated bubbles
Most 3D displays use a variety of methods to trick the brain into thinking it's seeing a three-dimensional object. These usually involve showing slightly different images to different eyes.But now, optical...
The arrival of Apple's 12-inch MacBook earlier last year marked the beginning of the end for its MacBook Air lineup. At least, that's what people said at the time.The new MacBook is more portable, lighter,...
iPhone 8 could replace Touch ID with a MacBook Pro-inspired function area
Apple could be ditching its celebrated Touch ID fingerprint sensor on the upcoming iPhone 8 in favour of a new “function area”, according to a new investor note from trusted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo...
Apple waits for LG’s fix before selling any more 5K Thunderbolt displays
Enlarge / LG's 5K UltraFine display is the closest thing you can get to a modern Thunderbolt Display, or at least it was.LG reader comments 0 Share this story Further ReadingLG 5K display must be kept...
Hardware problems prompt Apple to pull the plug on LG’s 5K monitor
Apple has reportedly halted sales of LG’s 5K monitor following well-publicised interference issues with the display, which is affected by being in close proximity to Wi-Fi routers.According to Business...
Razer's Blade laptop just got sharper with a 4K display
The Razer Blade laptop has been graced with a refresh, getting some impressive upgrades in the form of an optional 4K display and Kaby Lake processor.The CPU has been juiced up from Skylake (Core i7-6700HQ)...
Samsung’s Chromebook Pro gives me hope in Chrome OS—thanks to Android’s help
reader comments 5 Share this story Video shot/edited by Jennifer Hahn.The market is about to be flooded with a new wave of Chromebooks, all focused on Android apps. Chrome OS and Android were always meant...
LG’s 5K monitor for Macs doesn't like being near routers
LG’s UltraFine 5K Display might be a 27-inch monitor with a massive 5,120 x 2,880 resolution – and a honking price tag to match – but it’s suffering from a serious bugbear after going on sale last month....
Withings Steel HR review: Classy on the outside, inconsistent on the inside
reader comments 0 Share this story Video shot/edited by Jennifer Hahn.Fossil Group may call most of its wearables "hybrid" smartwatches, but it doesn't own that term. A number of companies design devices...
We may see this flexible screen on a future iPhone
Screen manufacturer Japan Display, Inc. has announced a new type of bendable screen that might have already caught the interest of one of its biggest supply partners: Apple.Called the Full Active Flex,...
LG G6 leak shows round display corners, slim bezels
Enlarge / The Verge's LG G6 image. The site only shared the top half. The Verge reader comments 18 Share this story Mobile World Congress is quickly approaching, and with the big show comes device leaks. LG...
The best cheap Fitbit deals in January 2017
Fitbit is one of the world’s most successful and recognizable fitness tracker brand, and for good reason. The company makes good products, which in turn means that finding Fitbit deals a rather rare occurrence....
Asus’ new ZenBooks are its slimmest ever with discrete graphics
Asus has just unveiled a pair of new ZenBook laptops – the UX430 and UX530 – which are slim and lightweight, yet still packing plenty of power under the hood. In fact the company says that these are the...
ZTE Axon 7 Mini
The ZTE Axon 7 Mini takes a lot of what we liked about the shockingly good ZTE Axon 7 and shrinks everything down to a - slightly - more compact size without compromising too much on the great spec.It's...
HTC shatters expectations with all-glass, AI-infused U Ultra and U Play
Enlarge reader comments 28 Share this story Specs at a glance: HTC U Ultra Screen 5.7 inch, Quad HD (2560x1440, 534 pixels per inch) Super LCD 3 with Gorilla Glass 5 OS Android 7 Nougat with HTC Sense...
11 best cheap activity trackers: top sports bands to keep you fit
Activity trackers, which started out as humble pedometers for step counting, have evolved into powerful wrist-worn training partners.Now even those more advanced trackers that offer sleep analysis and...
Asus ZenWatch 3
The Asus ZenWatch 3 marks a change in direction for the Taiwanese firm and its smartwatch line, and its timing couldn't be better.The death of Pebble means many smartwatch owners are looking for an alternative...
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