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Huawei’s next big smartphone is officially coming later this month

Huawei P10 release date

Huawei is the sleeping giant of Android manufacturers: big in China, its phones are technologically great but not sold all that widely in the US. The company is hoping to change all that with the P10, the followup to 2016's P9 and the phone that will have to go up against the Galaxy S8 and iPhone 8.

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Chris Mills

February 14th

Mobile

HTC has another tough quarter, with revenue down 13% YOY, but smaller losses

htc-evo-3d HTC’s latest financials make for another fairly dismal read for the mobile device and VR headset maker, though — crumbs of comfort — it’s making a slightly smaller year-over-year loss. Read More

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Natasha Lomas

February 14th

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Mobile

HTC has another tough quarter, with revenue down 13% YOY, but smaller losses

htc-evo-3d HTC’s latest financials make for another fairly dismal read for the mobile device and VR headset maker, though — crumbs of comfort — it’s making a slightly smaller year-over-year loss. Read More

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Natasha Lomas

February 14th

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Mobile

What if the iPhone had never arrived?

slack-imgs Ten years ago the cellphone industry was as teeming with life as a coral reef. Weird, multi-colored Nokias and Samsungs flitted between fronds of seagrass while Sidekicks scuttled in and out of tiny sea caves. Blackberries lumbered through the coral like lions on the hunt, eviscerating all “serious” comers with better software. Apple had released a deeply embarrassing clownfish of… Read More

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John Biggs

January 9th

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What if the iPhone had never arrived?

slack-imgs Ten years ago the cellphone industry was as teeming with life as a coral reef. Weird, multi-colored Nokias and Samsungs flitted between fronds of seagrass while Sidekicks scuttled in and out of tiny sea caves. Blackberries lumbered through the coral like lions on the hunt, eviscerating all “serious” comers with better software. Apple had released a deeply embarrassing clownfish of… Read More

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John Biggs

January 9th

Gadgets

The new Barnes & Noble Nooks come with free malware

nook-tablet-7-2016 Barnes & Noble began outsourcing its Nook e-readers a few years ago after a partnership with Samsung and their latest $50 Nook 7 android tablet, announced last month, shows us how that has worked out for them. Their latest e-reader includes ADUPS, a firmware that sends user data back to the manufacturer or an interested hacker. This is the same malware that researchers found on cheap… Read More

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John Biggs

December 22nd

Gadgets

This new smartphone antenna could boost your signal and battery life

smartphone signal booster

In the never-ending quest to squeeze more power out of less space in our smartphones, researchers in Finland have developed a revolutionary antenna technology that could boost your signal and extend your battery life, and do it all while taking up less space than what's currently in your handset.

The idea is that, because your phone is packed with a variety of antennas with different tasks — like one for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, another for GPS, and another for cellular — the result is too much power draw, reduced space, and possible interference. The bright minds at Aalto University in Finland set out to find a solution. 

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Mike Wehner

November 23rd

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The mobile wars are over

Mobile phone with shattered glass screen on white background It’s time to call it: the mobile wars are over. The mobile market was once vibrant and variegated, a virtual coral reef of odd devices aimed at specific users. There was phone with a 3D camera! There was one with weird version of Android that catered to the security-conscious! There was one with a bigger, removable battery and another made up of small parts that you could put together. As… Read More

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John Biggs

October 5th

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Mobile

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 recall could cost the company $1B

Galaxy Note 7 The price tag on Samsung’s comprehensive recall of all Note 7 devices shipped to date could be very expensive – Bloomberg reports an estimated total cost of around $1 billion for replacing all 2.5 million devices shipped since launch. Samsung initiated a voluntary recall of the Note 7 last week after investigating scattered reports of exploding batteries in a small number of devices. Read More

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Darrell Etherington

September 6th

Gadgets

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 recall could cost the company $1B

Galaxy Note 7 The price tag on Samsung’s comprehensive recall of all Note 7 devices shipped to date could be very expensive – Bloomberg reports an estimated total cost of around $1 billion for replacing all 2.5 million devices shipped since launch. Samsung initiated a voluntary recall of the Note 7 last week after investigating scattered reports of exploding batteries in a small number of devices. Read More

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Darrell Etherington

September 6th

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