Huawei unveils MateBook X Pro with 13.9 inch, 3000 x 2000px display (and a pop-up camera)

Huawei is a relative newcomer to the Windows laptop space, having launched its first 2-in-1 Windows tablet in 2016 and following up with a few laptops in 2017. While they’ve been met with mixed reviews so far, Huawei’s lineup is nothing if not ambitious, and the company’s new Huawei MateBook X Pro might be the […]

TCL introduces Alcatel 5, 3, and 1 smartphones (and tablets)

The Alcatel 1X smartphone with Android Go isn’t the only new Alcatel phone launching at Mobile World Congress this weekend. Alcatel’s parent company TCL is also unveiling a new flagship phone called the Alcatel 5, plus several more phones that will be sold under the mid-range Alcatel 3 and entry-level Alcatel 1 lines. All of […]

Archos Hello is an Android-powered “Home Assistant” (that seems separate from Google’s smart display platform)

Lat month Google unveiled a new “smart display” platform for Google Assistant-powered speakers-with-displays. Lenovo, LG, JBL, and Sony all plan to bring smart displays to market this year, where they’ll compete with similar gadgets from Amazon including the Echo Show and Echo Dot. French device maker Archos also seems to want a piece of the […]

Google steps up its augmented reality game with ARCore 1.0 and Google Lens update

Google is bringing its latest augmented reality platform out of beta. First announced last year, ARCore is a set of tools software developers can use to create apps that superimpose virtual objects on real-world scenes using a smartphone’s camera and other sensors. It’s not as sophisticated as Google’s Project Tango, which also relied on specialized […]

Google Assistant is going to be (almost) everywhere this year

Google Assistant got its start in the Allo chat app in 2016 before rolling out to Pixel Phones, Google Home speakers, and eventually a wider range of phones, speakers, and other devices. At the Consumer Electroncis Show in January Google announced that it was working with 3rd-party device makers including JBL, Lenovo, LG, and Sony […]

Sony Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact leaked, feature a big design shift (by Sony standards)

At first glance the Sony Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact look… a lot like other recent smartphones. They have 18:9 (or 2:1) aspect ratio displays, slim bezels, rounded corners, and curved glass. But that’s actually a pretty big deal for Sony, which has been releasing phones with the same boxy design for the past few […]