Is the Smartisan T1 smartphone coming to America?

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The Smartisan T1 is an unusual smartphone that launched in China last year. It runs Smartisan OS, which is a heavily customized version of Google Android, and the phone has pretty respectable hardware for a 2014-era flagship. But more than a year after launch, it looks like the makers of the Smartisan T1 might be […]

3D XPoint storage: Up to 1,000 times faster than flash

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Intel and Micron have announced a new type of memory technology called 3D XPoint that they say could offer speeds up to 1,000 times faster than NAND flash storage. 3D XPoint technology samples will be available later this year, which means we could start to see products that use 3D XPoint as soon as 2016. According […]

Wireless charging coming to metal phones (thanks to Qualcomm)

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Want a phone with support for wireless charging? Up until now that’s meant you’ve needed a phone with a plastic case — because metal cases could interfere with wireless chargers. Now chip maker Qualcomm has announced a solution that could bring wireless charging capabilities to metal smartphones. Qualcomm says its WiPower system is compatible with the Alliance for […]

Acer’s first Windows 10 PCs launch July 29th

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Want to buy a new PC with Windows 10 pre-installed? HP and Dell will let you order one today and have it delivered as soon as July 29th — the same day Windows 10 launches. Acer, meanwhile, has announced that its first Windows 10 computers go on sale on July 29th. The first Windows 10 […]

Deals of the Day (7-28-2015)

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It’s a good time to be in the market for a high-quality phone with a mid-range price. The OnePlus 2 is coming soon for $329 and up. The Asus Zenfone 2 sells for $199 and up. And soon Motorola will offer a Moto X Style Pure Edition unlocked smartphone for $399. Don’t want to wait […]

Meet the Moto X Style and Moto X Play smartphones

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Motorola’s 2015 flagship phone comes in two versions. Both are smartphones with 5.7 inch displays, high-end specs, and customizable designs. But the Moto X Style has a 2560 x 1440 pixel display and 3GB of RAM while the Moto X Play has a 1920 x 1080 pixel display, 2GB of memory, and a price tag […]

Dell promises to ship Windows 10 PCs to your door July 29th

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Dell is determined to be one of the first companies to have Windows 10 computers ready to go. The company says if you pre-order a PC configured with Windows 10 software today, it’ll be eligible for free next-day shipping, which means it could arrive at your door on July 29th — the day Windows 10 […]

Meet the Moto G 2015

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Motorola’s Moto G line of smartphones have a reputation for offering decent hardware at relatively low prices. This year the company is stepping up its game with a new model featuring a waterproof design and up to twice the RAM as previous models. The Moto G 2015 features a 5 inch, 1280 x 720 pixel display, […]

OnePlus 2 smartphone coming in August, prices start at $329

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The second smartphone from Chinese device maker OnePlus goes on sale starting August 11th. The OnePlus 2 features a 5.5 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, and a 3,300 mAh battery. Like last year’s model, the OnePlus 2 features premium specs and a reasonably low price tag. Prices for this […]

Sony Xperia C5 Ultra will be a nearly bezel-free phone

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A handful of companies have introduced smartphones that are nearly bezel-free… at least on the left and right sides of the phone. Usually there’s some space above and below the screen which is used for silly things like mics, speakers, and cameras. ZTE has a model, as do Sharp, and some less well-known companies such as LeTV. Now […]

Is this the 2015 Moto X smartphone?

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Motorola’s next-gen Moto G and Moto X smartphones are on the way. The company is holding a press event to officially launch the new devices on July 28th. There’s just about no mystery left involving the new Moto G. A series of leaks have given us a pretty good idea what Motorola’s new mid-range/budget phone will […]

Budget chip maker Leadcore releases roadmap for future processors

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The company that makes the processor for Xiaomi’s $97 Redmi 2A smartphone is outlining plans for its upcoming chips. Some will still be entry-level processors aimed at low-cost devices. But they’ll be based on newer versions of ARM’s designs. Leadcore also plans to launch some higher-performance chips. Xiaomi’s low-cost phone features a Leadcore LC18260 chip, which […]

Google starts unbundling Google+ from services, starting with YouTube

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YouTube is going anti-social… or rather, Google is reversing its controversial decision to require users to sign up for a Google+ social network account. New users don’t need a Google+ profile to upload videos, create a channel, or leave comments anymore. And comments left on videos won’t show up on your Google+ profile should you […]

Deals of the Day (7-27-2015)

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The Acer Aspire R13 is a convertible notebook with a screen that can flip over to face away from the keyboard. You can then close the lid and hold the computer like a tablet. When Acer launched the original Aspire R13 in 2014, the company priced the notebook at $899 and up. But now you […]