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Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL reaffirm Google’s top spot among smartphone cameras

 Google’s changes to the Pixel cameras are mostly on the software side, but they gain some excellent additional abilities, including a new Portrait mode, as well as optical image stabilization to complement Google’s digital anti-shake for photos and video. Google spent a lot of time during its presentation crowing about the Pixel 2 (and Pixel 2 XL, since their cameras are the… Read More

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Darrell Etherington

October 17th

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BlackBerry ditches the keyboard in latest handset

 Yesterday at GITEX Technology Week in Dubai, BlackBerry announced the Motion, an all-screen smartphone with a massive battery. Made by TCL like BlackBerry’s other handsets, the Motion packs a 5.5-inch screen and running on a Snapdragon 625 SoC platform. The phone will be initially available in Middle Eastern markets for around $460 USD. North American availability was not announced.… Read More

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Matt Burns

October 9th

Gadgets

Apple is looking into reports of iPhone 8 batteries swelling

 Reports from a few iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus buyers have suggested there could be an issue with the battery inside some of the devices swelling. Apple has now confirmed it is looking into the issue. Read More

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Natasha Lomas

October 6th

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This leaked look at the Google Pixel 2 XL’s front face is promising

 Google’s Pixel 2 launch event is only a couple of days away, but the hype cycle is in high gear – and a new leak has me even more excited to see what Google officially unveils on Wednesday. Serial (and mostly accurate) leaker Evan Blass has posted images he says depict the Google Pixel 2 XL viewed from the front, including a display with minimal bezels that matches up with rumors… Read More

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Darrell Etherington

October 2nd

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Essential Phone will get Android Oreo update “soon”

 Essential is bringing the latest version of Android to its first smartphone, the aptly named ‘Phone.’ The Android 8.0 release is already available for Google’s own flagship Pixel hardware, but Essential has previously talked about how it will endeavor to follow Google quickly when it comes to major software updates. The Andy Rubin-founded startup said on Twitter that more… Read More

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Darrell Etherington

September 18th

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This is how much the new iPhones will cost

 At Apple’s big event today at the Steve Jobs Theater, Apple unveiled three new iPhones: the iPhone 8, the iPhone 8 Plus and the iPhone X. “No other devices in our lifetime have had the impact on the world that the iPhone has,” Apple CEO Tim Cook said today. Read More

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Megan Rose Dickey

September 12th

Gadgets

Apple’s iPhone 8 Portrait Lighting lets mobile photographers mimic studio effects

 Apple has a new feature for its iPhone 8 camera called “Portrait Lighting” that works in addition to its existing Portrait Mode. The feature uses machine learning to analyze in real time the images taken with the camera, letting you change the lighting effects either in preview, or after you’ve taken the photo using the Photos app. Read More

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Darrell Etherington

September 12th

Gadgets

After rebranding to Puls and raising new cash, CellSavers wants to help set up your smart gadgets

 CellSavers, the on-demand smartphone and tablet repair service, is rebranding its business to Puls and expanding its suite of services to include most smart devices in a home. The San Francisco-based company also rounded up $25 million in new financing to help support its new marketing push and services. Read More

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Jonathan Shieber

August 15th

Gadgets

The Orii smart ring lets you control your smartphone using only your voice

 Orii is a new smart ring that gives you full hands-free control of your smartphone. The device connects to your phone with Bluetooth and it can be used to provide crystal clear audio, which makes it an interesting tool for those with sight or hearing issues. It works using bone conduction technology so that, when wearing the ring, simply putting a finger to your ear will give clear and… Read More

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Jon Russell

July 21st

Gadgets

Google says to “count on” a second-generation Pixel smartphone this year

pixel-camera1 Google’s Pixel smartphone this year was a significant reset for the company’s mobile hardware strategy – and one that earned a lot of praise from customers and critics. Good news for those who liked it: Pixel’s successor will arrive sometime in 2017, as confirmed by Google SVP of Hardware Rick Osterloh to Android Pit at MWC this year. It sounds like the Pixel 2 will… Read More

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Darrell Etherington

March 3rd

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