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Google Fi taps Pixel 4’s dual-SIM mode to seamlessly switch between LTE networks

Google is introducing an update to its Google Fi mobile network service that will allow Pixel 4 users to connect to two LTE networks at the same time, enabling them to access the fastest network at any given time without delay. The internet giant unveiled its new Pixel 4 smartphone lineup earlier this month, and […]

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Xiaomi plans to launch more than 10 5G phones in 2020

(Reuters) — Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi plans to launch more than 10 5G phones in 2020, CEO Lei Jun said on Sunday, speaking at the World Internet conference in the eastern Chinese town of Wuzhen. Lei’s remarks come as the company faces intense competition in its home market from rival Huawei. Last month Xiaomi launched […]

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HTC launches Exodus 1s smartphone with built-in Bitcoin wallet in Europe

HTC has launched its flagship Exodus 1s smartphone in Europe and a limited number of other countries as part of its attempt to drive universal cryptocurrency trading and usage. The HTC Exodus 1s has a full Bitcoin node embedded in the device’s hardware, allowing users to buy, sell, send, receive, lend and borrow cryptocurrency. Today, […]

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Researchers demo AR hand tracking controls for smartphones

Leap Motion suggested years ago that it was working to bring real time hand tracking to mobile devices — an innovation with obvious applications for virtual and augmented reality headsets, which it and Facebook’s Oculus unit subsequently have worked to commercialize. Now a group of Brown University researchers is showing off a different spin on […]

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As iOS 13 hits 50% adoption, Android fragmentation keeps getting worse

It’s barely news at this point that Apple’s latest version of iOS is off to a strong start with users — just like iOS 10, iOS 11, and iOS 12, it didn’t take long for at least half of all iOS devices to switch to iOS 13. Apple announced late yesterday that 50% of all […]

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Xiaomi Black Shark 2 review — An affordable flagship gaming phone

Gaming phones are an ancient idea. Nokia released the N-Gage, which was like a phone built into a game controller, in 2003. And it didn’t do very well. But the concept has made a resurgence recently thanks to devices from Razer, Asus, and Xiaomi. Now, Xiaomi has launched its second-generation gaming phone called the Black […]

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Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL specs: What Google changed

At its hardware event in New York City today, Google announced the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL, succeeding the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, respectively. The headphone jack is still missing, but at least the notch is gone. Preorders begin today, and the devices will begin shipping on October 24. Before you get […]

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Pixel Buds with hands-free Google Assistant will arrive in 2020

Google today released the second-generation version of Pixel Buds, earbuds with a dedicated chip for on-device machine learning that gets rid of the string that held the first generation earbuds together. The device is made to allow environmental ambient sound and uses adaptive sound to adjust volume based on your environment so it may go […]

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What to expect at 2019’s Made by Google event: Pixel 4, Pixelbook Go, Nest Mini, and more

On October 15 at 10 a.m. Eastern (7 a.m. Pacific), Google will kick off its third annual “Made by Google” hardware event. For the second year in a row, the Mountain View company is hosting a press conference in New York City rather than San Francisco. But unlike last year, the event is expected to […]

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Huawei hits record 5G speed of 3.67Gbps on live Swiss C-Band network

While most United States-based carriers initially focused on launching 5G networks based on short-distance millimeter wave hardware, Asian and European carriers have deployed 5G using “sub-6GHz” radio frequencies — longer-range signals that might compromise on speed. But Huawei today announced that it’s achieved a 5G download speed milestone without using millimeter wave: 3.67 Gigabytes per […]

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Windows 10 testers can now answer Android phone calls

At Samsung’s Galaxy Unpacked 2019 in August and the Surface hardware event last week, Microsoft talked about Windows 10’s Your Phone app getting a new Calls feature. Today, the company is letting Windows Insiders start testing an early preview of Android calling on Windows 10. Having given up on Windows Phone, Microsoft has increasingly poured […]

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Microsoft teases dual-screen Surface Neo

As a finale for its Surface event in New York City today, Microsoft teased a dual-screen PC called Surface Neo, powered by Windows 10X. Panos Panay, head of engineering for all of Microsoft’s devices, said the product will be “ready next holiday. We want to bring our fans on the journey, but we also want […]

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Microsoft announces the Surface Pro X

The rumors were true: One of Microsoft’s new PCs sports an Arm-based chipset instead of an Intel equivalent. During an event in New York City this morning, the Seattle tech giant unveiled the Surface Pro X, the spiritual successor to the Surface, the Surface 2, the Surface 3, and the Surface Go. It’s ultra-slim and […]

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Apple will let Siri open third-party iOS apps by default

Apple’s iOS operating system has increased its included collection of apps over the years, growing from 17 in 2007 to just under 40 in 2019 — all while guaranteeing that everything included is the iPhone’s or iPad’s “default” app for its own functionality. Now Apple is set to loosen the latter restriction, Bloomberg reports, as […]

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Samsung ceases mobile phone production in China as domestic rivals gain ground

(Reuters) — Samsung has ended mobile telephone production in China, it said on Wednesday, hurt by intensifying competition from domestic rivals in the world’s biggest smartphone market. The shutdown of Samsung’s last China phone factory comes after it cut production at the plant in the southern city of Huizhou in June and suspended another factory […]

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Checkm8 exploit promises permanent jailbreak for Apple A5-A11 devices

The cat-and-mouse game between Apple and hackers has continued for years with small victories on each side, but hackers appear to have scored an atypically large win this morning: a permanent and unpatchable bootrom exploit for all iPhones and iPads using A5, A6, A7, A8, A9, A10, and A11 series processors — a range covering […]

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Apple’s 5G iPhones may borrow iPad Pro’s shape and notchless screen

Only days after the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro hit stores, early reports are beginning to circulate regarding the design of next year’s models, and there could be good news for fans of the 2018 iPad Pro: Two of the tablet’s signature design elements may shrink down to pocket-sized for the first 5G iPhones. […]

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Korea’s KT offers 5G roaming in China, Finland, Italy, and Switzerland

Coinciding with a milestone — successfully signing up 1 million of its own 5G customers — South Korean carrier KT announced (via MobileWorldLive) that it’s expanding its already impressive unlimited 5G service plan, enabling its users to access 5G networks in China, Finland, Italy, and Switzerland. The multi-carrier deal demonstrates the rapidly widening growth of […]

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The quick iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro review: Upgrades you can safely skip

Choosing a new iPhone used to be easy. Apple premiered big changes with a new model number (say, “iPhone 4”) and made subtle changes next year in an “S”-branded sequel. Each year’s iPhone was either a tick or a tock, and once you bought in, you could upgrade every two years with either the redesign […]

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Don’t be fooled by these 7 myths about 5G as the iPhone 11 hits stores

As Apple officially starts selling the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro today, a lot of people have been asking whether it’s a good idea to invest in a late-model 4G phone at a time when super-fast 5G networks are spreading across the globe. This year’s iPhones have the fastest CPUs and GPUs in any […]

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