Monthly Archives: February 2017

Get Out Topples The LEGO Batman Movie at the Box Office

Share. Rock Dog and Collide fail to crack the top 10. By Alex Osborn After a two-week run in first place at the domestic box office, The LEGO Batman Movie was dethroned by Get Out, which debuted in placed first with $30.5 million. As noted by The Hollywood Reporter, Universal’s new horror movie, starring Daniel […]

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Sony Xperia XA1 and XA1 Ultra review: Sony’s mid-range phones look stunning

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Sony, as per, has launched a ton of smartphones at MWC. This time around it’s launched the Xperia XZ Premium, Xperia XZs, Xperia XA1 and XA1 Ultra. Here we’re focusing on what Sony is describing as its two “super mid range” devices. The first thing you need to know about the XA1s is that they’re […]

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Alcatel A5 LED Phone – First Look

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Alcatel A5 LED hands-on Alcatel unveiled no less than four devices at MWC 2017, and while there was no new flagship to supplant the Idol 4S, the company’s headline A5 LED handset is… well, it’s a distinctive phone that will appeal to some. The €199 device is distinguished by its modular design, featuring removable LED […]

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Facebook digs into mobile infrastructure in Uganda as TIP commits $170M to startups

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While Google is using MWC to show off some of its advances in native apps on mobile devices — specifically in chat apps — the world’s biggest chat app company is doing something completely different. Today, Facebook announced that it is building a 770-kilometer (500-mile) fiber backhaul network in Uganda, in partnership with India’s Airtel and […]

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Sony Xperia XA1 Phone – First Look

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Sony Xperia XA1 hands-on: Interesting camera, disappointing screen Sony Xperia XA1 price: TBA Sony Xperia XA1 release date: TBA Introduced at MWC last year, the Sony Xperia XA was arguably more interesting than the brand’s then flagship. It was a dinky mid-range phone with a screen that ran from edge to edge, with an ever-so-slight […]

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Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra Phone – First Look

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Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra hands-on: 6 inches of selfie-loving fun Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra price: £/$TBA Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra release date: Q1 2017 Sony’s 2017 MWC offerings are varied to say the least. Bad naming conventions aside – Xperia XA1 Ultra, seriously?! – there are a number of slightly niche products being unveiled. One […]

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Sony Xperia XZ Premium Phone – First Look

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Sony Xperia XZ Premium hands-on: Do you need a 4K phone? Sony Xperia XZ Premium price: TBA Sony Xperia XZ Premium release date: TBA If you thought the rather tepid response to the Xperia Z5 Premium would make Sony think twice about releasing another “4K” phone, you’d be wrong. Barely six months on from the […]

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Manufacturing giant Foxconn is taking over SoftBank’s investment fund in Asia

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Foxconn is taking over SoftBank’s Asia-based tech investment fund. The manufacturing giant, which is responsible for producing Apple’s iPhone among many other tech products, has agreed to buy a majority 54.5 percent stake in SoftBank Asia Capital in exchange for $600 million, according to a filing. The deal is scheduled to go through March 1, after […]

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Lenovo to integrate Amazon Alexa into Moto smartphones

Lenovo is working with Amazon to get the Alexa voice assistant into a range of Motorola smartphones, and in the process, looking to depose Google’s voice assistant technology. The partners will first focus on developing an Alexa “Mod,” a block that will attach to a Moto Z modular handset. The companies will then integrate Alexa […]

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Australia isn’t invited to Nokia’s 3310 reunion party

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The original Nokia 3310 was a bit of a staple when the Finnish phone-maker first introduced it back in the year 2000, but it looks like Australians won’t be reliving their past as the newly announced homage probably won’t be heading down under. HMD Global, the brand that now owns the Nokia name, has revealed […]

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