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Mar 23
Misfit Vapor touchscreen smartwatch confirmed to run Android Wear 2.0

Misfit Vapor confirmed to run Android Wear 2.0

Back at CES 2017, Misfit unveiled the Vapor touchscreen smartwatch without saying anything about the operating system chosen for it. Now, they finally confirmed that the Vapor would launch with Android Wear 2.0 on board.
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Oppo F3 Plus Android smartphone "Selfie Expert" with dual camera setup on front

Oppo F3 Plus launches in India

Advertised as a "Selfie Expert" handset, the 6-inch F3 Plus has a metal unibody design and comes with a 16 MP + 8 MP frontal camera combo. It can be pre-ordered in India for the equivalent of around $474 USD.
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Fujitsu LifeBook U757 (7200U, FHD) Laptop Review

86% Fujitsu LifeBook U757 (7200U, FHD) Laptop Review

For mouse users, part II. After recently having tested the Lifebook U747, the U757 has found its way into our test labs. Read in our in-depth report whether the U757 receives a purchase recommendation.
Intel Core i5-7200U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 15.6" | 1.7 kg
HP EliteBook 840 G4 (7200U, Full HD) Laptop Review

87% HP EliteBook 840 G4 (7200U, Full HD) Laptop Review

Hardly any changes. HP now ships its business notebooks with Kaby Lake processors as well, but the rest is pretty much unchanged. This is also the case for the display, which is quite bright, but it disappoints in all other areas.
Intel Core i5-7200U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.5 kg
Apple's patented design for a iPhone/laptop hybrid. (Source: USPTO)

Apple patents designs for iPhone and iPad laptop docks

A recently-published patent reveals Apple's design for an iPhone that docks into a laptop shell. Another similar design reveals a MacBook that uses an iPad as its display.
An artist's rendering of what the iPhone 8 may look like. (Source: Oscar Luna Martinez)

Apple's iPhone 8 should launch in September, but in limited quantities

Barclays analysts believe that although the upcoming iPhone (generally known as the iPhone 8) will launch in September, a limited initial supply will force Apple to ship the majority of devices later in the year.
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Casio introduced several new traditional timepieces at Baselworld 2017. (Source: Casio)

Casio introduces new traditional timepieces at Baselworld 2017

The timepiece maker introduced a new watch in each of the G-Shock, Edifice, and Baby-G lines. The new watches look tough and have full feature sets.
128 GB Lexar JumpDrive Tough ruggedized flash drive

Lexar JumpDrive Tough ruggedized flash drive now available

This USB 3.1 flash drive was created to tackle tough environments and various hazards, being available in 32 GB, 64 GB, and 128 GB capacities. The price starts at $19.99 USD and goes up to $59.99 USD.
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Fossil to release more than 300 smartwatches this year

Fossil to release more than 300 smartwatches this year

Fossil is jumping headlong into the smartwatch market with two lines of watches being produced by 14 of their brands.
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Qualcomm Adreno 540 GPU - Benchmarks and Specs

@ 710MHz
Laptop GPU roadmap 2018 – The upcoming mobile GeForce & Radeon graphics cards

Laptop GPU roadmap 2018 – The upcoming mobile GeForce & Radeon graphics cards

We summarize all the rumors and announcements for the upcoming notebook GPUs. Volta and Vega are two completely new architectures in 2018 – it stays interesting.
An improvement of the Speed Step technology, Speed Shift enables much faster power state transitions to increase performance and save battery life. (Source: Intel)

Dell won't enable Speed Shift on the XPS 15 9550 and 9560

After more than a year of badgering by customers waiting for the performance-enhancing technology to be enabled, a Dell representative has stated that though both the 9550 and 9560 support Speed Shift, their engineers are not in the mood to enable it.
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ZTE Nubia M2 Android smartphone with Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 and 4 GB RAM

ZTE intros Nubia M2 and M2 Lite smartphones

The Nubia M2 is a 5.5-inch handset with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor under the hood, 4 GB RAM, and a dual camera setup, while the M2 Lite has a single camera on the back and slightly lower specs.
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Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC - Benchmarks and Specs

Kryo 280 ARM 8 cores - 2.45 MHz 10nm
Casio Pro Trek Smart WSD-F20S limited edition smartwatch coming next month

Casio unveils Pro Trek Smart WSD-F20S limited edition watch

This new smartwatch is based on the Pro Trek Smart WSD-F20 and has similar specs, but comes with a blue and black color scheme and sapphire crystal and ion plating protection.
OnePlus 2 Android smartphone gets another Marshmallow-based update

OnePlus 2 gets OxygenOS 3.5.8

Although its younger siblings received Android Nougat already, OnePlus 2 gets another Marshmallow-based software update. The new firmware comes with the latest Android security patch, also fixing various issues.
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Google has admitted that less than half of the active Android devices in 2016 received security updates. (Source: Phone Arena)

Google promises better security for Android in 2017

Google has promised to provide more frequent and timely security updates for Android in 2017 due to the increasing number of Android-powered devices and the corresponding threat from malware.
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The Getac F110 G3 is an 11.6-inch Skylake-based ruggedized tablet. (Source: Getac)

US Army goes for Windows with an order of nearly 10,000 ruggedized tablets

The US Army has ordered 9,783 Getac F110 G3 ruggedized tablets. The 11.6-inch tablets run Windows 10, have bonded-touch displays, dual battery capability, 4G LTE, NFC, barcode scanners, and pack full security suites.
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Mate 9 updated with Alexa integration

Mate 9 updated with Alexa integration

As they promised at CES, Huawei and Amazon collaborated to integrate Alexa into the Mate 9, with more devices to follow.
Nokia will offer its new Android phones in the US

Nokia will offer its new Android phones in the US

Earlier today, Nokia cleared up any confusion over whether their new Android devices will be offered in US. All three will be available within the next few months.
Mar 22
ZTE Nubia N2 Android smartphone now official with MediaTek processor and 5,000 mAh battery

ZTE Nubia N2 now official

This new 5.5-inch handset features an octa-core MediaTek processor, an AMOLED display, 4 GB RAM, 64 GB internal storage, and a generous 5,000 mAh battery. The Nubia Z2 is scheduled to go on sale in early April for less than $300 USD.
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The Oppo F3 Plus' selfie cameras in action. (Source: Oppo)

An accidentally-published retail page confirms various Oppo F3 Plus details

The Oppo F3 Plus and its two selfie cameras are no secret, but they hadn't been officially revealed until today, when the handset's retail page was published ahead of schedule. The error was quickly noticed and the page was taken down.
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Blue Sapphire Moto G5 Android smartphone official pics leak online

Blue Sapphire Moto G5 variant leaks online

Originally unveiled in Fine Gold and Lunar Gray back at this year's Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona, this Snapdragon 430-driven mid-ranger will soon get a Blue Sapphire version as well.
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Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) specs on GFXBench for model SM-J530

Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) surfaces on GFXBench

The latest sighting of the upcoming Galaxy J5 reveals an Exynos 7870 processor, next to 2 GB RAM, 16 GB internal storage, and Android 7.0 Nougat. The model listed on GFXBench is SM-J530.
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Samsung Pay launches in India, now fully available in 12 global markets

Samsung Pay launches in India

This mobile payments service debuts in India integrating Paytm and the government's Unified Payments Interface into the Samsung Pay app. Its launch makes India the 12th market to get full Samsung Pay support.
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Lenovo ThinkPad 13 2017 (Core i7, Full-HD) Laptop Review

87% Lenovo ThinkPad 13 2017 (Core i7, Full-HD) Laptop Review

A worthy successor? Following Lenovo’s delivery of a good outcome in the business sector with its ThinkPad 13 last year, the manufacturer now sends the successor based on Kaby Lake CPUs into the race. We examined whether Lenovo is successful and has listened to our complaints concerning the predecessor.
Intel Core i7-7500U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 13.3" | 1.4 kg
The VAIO Phone A is basically a Phone Biz running Android instead of Windows. (Source: VAIO)

VAIO announces the Phone A handset for Japan

The VAIO Phone A is a mid-range Android smartphone with a large, Full HD display. It runs Android Marshmallow and supports dual SIM. The Phone A is limited to Japan.
Schenker Technologies XMG P407 (Clevo P641HK1) Notebook Review

85% Schenker Technologies XMG P407 (Clevo P641HK1) Notebook Review

Compact gamer. Schenker's 14-inch device runs all games smoothly on the matte IPS display. The features are good as well, with an NVMe SSD and HDD combination, 16 GB of RAM, and a good keyboard on-board. An LTE/UMTS modem can also be installed in the computer if needed.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook) | 14" | 2.1 kg
Canada may soon ban most electronics from passenger cabins.

Canada may also ban laptops and tablets on some flights

Following the US and UK ban on carry-on electronics, the Canadian government is considering doing the same. News reports claiming terrorists are planning battery explosives serve as part of the reason for the ban.
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The limited-edition OnePlus 3T Midnight Black, available exclusively at HBX. (Source: HBX)

OnePlus 3T Midnight Black limited edition is coming soon

OnePlus announces a limited edition of the OnePlus 3T. Called Midnight Black, the handset will see a limited release on March 24; a general release will follow at a later date.
Android O developer preview released

Android O developer preview released

Android O has been released in the form of a developer preview. It's compatible with half a dozen of Google's devices and features almost a dozen major new features and upgrades.
People's Republic of China flag, custom Windows 10 by Microsoft now ready

Chinese-customized Windows 10 edition ready for launch

Around a year after hearing about its development from Microsoft officials, it looks like the custom Windows 10 version for Chinese enterprise clients is ready to hit the market.
Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom Android smartphone launch event, handset available in Malaysia

Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom hits Malaysia

Although it was supposed to launch in the second quarter in the US, the ZenFone 3 Zoom has surfaced in Malaysia with Android Marshmallow on board and powered by a Snapdragon 625 processor. Those interested can get it for around $475 USD.
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Fossil Q x Cory Richards limited edition smartwatch

Fossil Q x Cory Richards limited edition smartwatch coming next Monday

This limited edition smartwatch is the result of Fossil's first collaboration with National Geographic wildlife photographer Cory Richards and features a design inspired by the Fossil Blue watch. Pricing is unknown for now, but sales are scheduled to begin next Monday.
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The kickstarters say the device will work with both Android and iOS, utilizing a proprietary private signal that works up to 100 feet away. (Source: Superscreen)

Superscreen is a tablet that wirelessly streams content from your smartphone

Superscreen is a kickstarter project that aims to provide you with the big screen of a 10-inch tablet without the redundancy of owning two separate devices.
Nokia 3, Nokia 5, Nokia 6, and Nokia 3310 officially launching this May

Nokia 3, Nokia 5, Nokia 6, and Nokia 3310 officially launching this May

The budget to mid-range smartphones may debut first in Russia followed by India, Europe, and the UK.
Vodafone to launch LTE Turbo with speeds of over 500 Mbps

CeBIT 2017 | Vodafone to launch LTE Turbo with speeds of over 500 Mbps

LTE Turbo will make its debut in over a dozen cities around Germany and for select high-end smartphones including the Pixel XL and Huawei P10 Plus.
Mar 21
Xiaomi Redmi 4x Android smartphone, Xiaomi opens second factory in India

Xiaomi opens second factory in India

Thanks to the addition of a second factory in India, the Chinese brand is now capable of producing one smartphone per second during operational hours. Xiaomi India's head reveals that Xiaomi manufactures locally 95 percent of the Xiaomi handsets sold there.
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Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Android flagship on Telus and Rogers get Nougat update

Telus and Rogers release Nougat for the Galaxy S7/Edge

These two Canadian carriers have finally begun to roll out the new firmware to the Galaxy S7 family, thus joining Bell, Virgin Mobile, EastLink, SaskTel, Wind Mobile, and Freedom Mobile.
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Apple Clips video editing app on iPad, launch scheduled for April 2017

Apple Clips video editing app coming next month

This simple video editing app is Apple's answer to Snapchat and Instagram Stories and will launch in early April to fill the gap between iMovie and Camera's slideshow feature Memories.
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HTC releases limited edition U Ultra

HTC releases limited edition U Ultra

The phone behind HTC's vague teaser has been revealed. Is a sapphire covered U Ultra with 128GB of memory worth the hype and higher price?
Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro Android phablet soon coming to new markets

International variant of Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro hits FCC

A few months after its quiet debut in China, this 5.7-inch phablet with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor under the hood surfaces at FCC, so we should see it reach new markets soon.
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ZTE Blade A510 Smartphone Review

78% ZTE Blade A510 Smartphone Review

Photo expert in the low-cost sector? The Chinese manufacturer ZTE advertises its latest entry-level smartphone Blade A510 as the absolutely best choice for price-conscious buyers wanting first-rate photos and videos. Find out just how good the rear-facing, 13-MP camera in the low-cost handset really is in our in-depth review.
Mediatek MT6735P | ARM Mali-T720 | 5" | 130 g
People who work during their flight are among those affected by the ban.

Laptops and tablets are banned by the US and UK on various flights

First the US, now the UK. A US ban on carry-on consumer electronics larger than a cellphone, such as laptops, tablets, and e-readers, has been expanded to include UK flights. The ban covers flights to and from airports in several Muslim-majority countries.
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The new tappable shortcuts provide convenient access to information and tools. (Source: Google)

Google app and mobile site now display shortcuts to popular topics and tools

The Google app and mobile site now feature shortcuts to popular topics and services, grouped into cards by function. Android users get exclusive access to Google-specific tools as well as fun mini-games.
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The iPhone SE now has double its original storage capacity. (Source: Apple)

Apple upgrades the iPhone SE's storage capacity

The iPhone SE's 16 GB and 64 GB models are upgraded to 32 GB and 128 GB, respectively. The more spacious model gets a $50 price increase, while the base model's price stays the same.
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Meet the new iPad. (Source: Apple)

Apple unveils a new iPad, new iPhone 7 model

The new iPad starts at $329 and will be available starting March 24. It features a 9.7-inch screen, a 64-bit A9 processor, and iOS 10. Also, a (PRODUCT) RED model for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus is now available.
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Coolpad Note 5 Lite Android smartphone now available for purchase in India via Amazon

Coolpad Note 5 Lite hits India

This 5-inch Android Marshmallow handset is powered by a quad-core MediaTek MT6735CP processor, next to 3 GB RAM, 16 GB or 32 GB internal storage, and a 13 MP camera. It uses a 2,500 mAh battery and retails for roughly $125 USD or $168 USD, depending on the storage option chosen.
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AMD PRO A12-9830B Notebook Processor

Bristol Ridge x86 4 cores @ 3000 - 3700 MHz 28nm
Asus ZenPad 8 Android tablet could get a 12-core successor soon

Mystery Asus tablet hits GFXBench

This unknown Android Nougat-driven tablet that surfaced on GFXBench is listed with a MediaTek MT8173 processor that usually has four cores, but this time it was detected as a dodeca-core part.
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