Monthly Archives: May 2018

Lifx smart light (A19/A60)

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Smart lighting is without a doubt one of the most useful – and most fun – elements of the smart home. The ability to make your lights turn on, dim, and even change color, all just using your voice, starts off as incredibly novel, and swiftly becomes a staple smart home feature. Lifx has created something interesting […]

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Europe sees biggest ever drop in smartphone sales

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The number of smartphones shipped in Europe fell by 6.3 per cent during the first quarter of 2018 – the largest ever drop in a single quarter – as smartphone fatigue enveloped Western Europe. Shipments across the continent reached 46 million, according to figures from Canalys, but Western Europe fell by 13.9 per cent to […]

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Xiaomi is bringing its smart home devices to the US — but still no phones yet

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Xiaomi, the Chinese smartphone maker that’s looking to raise as much as $10 billion in a Hong Kong IPO, is continuing to grow its presence in the American market after it announced plans to bring its smart home products to the U.S.. The company is best known for its well-priced and quality smartphones, but Xiaomi […]

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FCC slaps robocaller with record $120M fine, but it’s like ’emptying the ocean with a teaspoon’

Whoever thought we would leave telemarketing behind in this brave new smartphone world of ours lacked imagination. Robocalls are a menace growing in volume and even a massive $120 million fine leveled against a prominent source of them by the FCC likely won’t stem the flood. The fine was announced today during the FCC’s monthly […]

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Rage 2 Reveal Date Confirmed for May 14

Rage 2 is real. First listed on Walmart Canada, the game will be officially revealed on May 14. Publisher Bethesda confirmed this in a tease that hinted at the date of the announcement. The tweet included colours used by the official Rage account in response to Walmart’s leak. Aside from Bethesda teasing an official reveal for May 14, […]

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Best phones of 2018 in India: The top smartphones we've tested

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If you prefer Google’s OS, then our best Android phone roundup should be right up your alley.  The best phone doesn’t always mean it has to be a flagship phone. The finest of phones can also be those that offer the most significant value-for-money. Different features have varying significance from person to person, so how […]

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Amazon won't distribute Terry Gilliam's ill-fated movie

The internet behemoth recently shifted its focus to blockbuster projects that are more likely to garner international buzz. And while Don Quixote has both Gilliam and a slew of top-tier actors attached (Adam Driver, Jonathan Pryce and Stellan Skarsgård among them), the chances of it achieving Lord of the Rings status aren’t very high. It’s […]

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Fantasmo is a decentralized map for robots and augmented reality

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“Whether for AR or robots, anytime you have software interacting with the world, it needs a 3D model of the globe. We think that map will look a lot more like the decentralized internet than a version of Apple Maps or Google Maps.” That’s the idea behind new startup Fantasmo, according to co-founder Jameson Detweiler. Coming out of stealth […]

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Review: Huawei’s P20 Pro is a shiny phone with a strong personality

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It’s been a month since Huawei unveiled its latest flagship device. I’ve played with this phone for a few weeks and it’s one of the most interesting Android phones currently available. The P20 Pro is a solid successor to the P10 and a good alternative to other flagship phones, such as the iPhone X and […]

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Vivo X21 brings in-display fingerprint scanner to India

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It was the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2018 where Vivo first showcased the in-display fingerprint scanner as the first in the world, and now, they’re bringing that technology to India piggybacking on the Vivo X21. The phone is already available in China and has two variants, the X21 and X21 UD. After the launch in […]

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