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HTC’s $179 unlocked handset is hitting the States this month

HTC Desire 530 The HTC Desire 530 is $179 unlocked. That’s the main thing you need to know about it. Everything else about the handset is pretty underwhelming at best – and reviewers haven’t exactly been heaping praise on the thing. But it’s $179 unlocked and it’s arriving this month in the States. The company debuted the phone at Mobile World Congress back in February, leading… Read More

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Brian Heater

July 7th

Gadgets

Volkswagen throws in with LG on ‘Cross-Over’ connected car platform

Autodesk VRED Professional 2016 SP1 Everyone’s picking teams for the coming connected car wars, and Volkswagen and LG have chosen each other. The new smart car squad announced a “memorandum of understanding” to collaborate on R&D related to a connected car platform to be developed “over the coming years” today. So what, exactly, does this partnership entail? It’s not just the premise for… Read More

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Darrell Etherington

July 6th

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Mobile

Apple eyeing touch controls to extend the power of the stylus

Apple stylus patent Apple has been looking at ways to extend the control power of stylus input methods, patenting a touch sensitive stylus which could allow for users to manipulate on screen objects depending on how and where they place their fingers on the stylus shaft itself. Read More

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Natasha Lomas

June 23rd

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Mobile

Sevenhugs bets on smartphone-free connected home future with $14.6M Series A

Sevenhugs French startup Sevenhugs closed a $14.6 million Series A today led by Xerys on a quest to better integrate smart home technology. Sevenhugs has already developed a sleep tracker and is nearing completion on development of a universal smart-remote. Sevenhugs joins Misfit, Hello, and others with its hugOne sleep-tracker. When it launches, the remote will let users simply point to control… Read More

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John Mannes

June 23rd

Gadgets

Meem backs up your phone every time you charge it

MEEM_KS_img_Cover Forgot to back up your phone again? The way we use smartphones has changed a lot, and many of us never even plug our smartphones into computers anymore. Meem’s new power cables for iOS and Android may just be the solution — they back up your device every time you plug it in. After a successful Kickstarter campaign, Meem’s cables start shipping this month, after extensive delays. Read More

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Haje Jan Kamps

June 10th

Gadgets

Mobile

By 2021, the average smartphone user will plow through 8.9 GB of data per month

Smartphone Data Usage
Thanks to the rapid expansion of LTE, smartphone users today are blowing through more data than ever before. From watching Netflix videos to streaming Spotify for hours on end, there are certainly no shortage of ways by which users can easily and quickly push the upper threshold of their monthly data caps.

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Yoni Heisler

June 2nd

Mobile

The crazy dream of modular smartphones

Project Ara File it under ‘it seemed great on paper’… but Google’s project Ara modular smartphone concept is — for all intents and purposes — dead. If you want to be a little more generous, you can say Google has pivoted away from attempting to engineer the impossible — i.e. total smartphone modularity — to strip it back to a few swappable units that will… Read More

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Natasha Lomas

May 23rd

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Mobile

Making wearables more useful and smart homes less of a chore

pebble-time-lg-g-watch-r-apple-watch Wearables might be set to get a whole lot more useful in future if research being conducted by Carnegie Mellon University’s Future Interfaces Group is indicative of the direction of travel. Read More

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Natasha Lomas

May 13th

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Mobile

Computing’s future? It’s in your pocket

2001 Technology’s neverending story has always, apparently, been the quest for The Next Big Thing. Whether that thing is something entirely new and transformative — unimaginable except within the fantastical confines of the sci-fi genre, say. Or just a far faster/more powerful iteration of the rough-round-the-edges gizmo sitting on your desk today — one which delivers a bona fide… Read More

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Natasha Lomas

April 11th

Gadgets

Mobile

Huawei outs dual-lens flagship smartphones, co-branded with Leica

Huawei P9 The third largest smartphone maker by global marketshare, China’s Huawei, has just unveiled two new flagship handsets — announcing the 5.2 inch P9 and 5.5 inch P9 Plus at an event in London today. Read More

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Natasha Lomas

April 6th

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