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New Solar Panel Design Could Charge Your Phone With Ambient Light

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Battery technology is still advancing at a sluggish rate in spite of intense research. The amount of energy you can carry around continues to limit what our mobile devices can do, and current methods of charging can only take us so far. A French solar power startup with the counterintuitive name of Dracula Technologies says it has developed a new type of solar panel that could be integrated into almost any device thanks to its ...

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We Need Better Phone Displays, Not More Pixels

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Ever since device manufacturers began kicking phone display resolutions into the stratosphere, I’ve had my doubts about whether this was ultimately to the advantage of the end user. The problem is simple: While different display technologies have different pixel densities and your chance of seeing pixels at the same resolution is higher on a larger screen than a smaller one, we’ve seen resolutions skyrocket even further in recent years. The Sony Xperia XZ Premium has ...

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Razer Announces Gaming Phone With 120Hz Display

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Historically, gaming-focused smartphones and tablets that run Android haven’t sold well. Nvidia took a serious shot at creating a gaming market for Tegra-powered devices, and even went so far as to help with game-specific optimizations on multiple titles. But it’s historically been the case gamers care less about whether SSAO is implemented in a tiny smartphone screen, and more about whether they can play Angry Birds, Flappy Bird, or Minecraft. It’s been years since we’ve ...

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Apple’s iPhone X Repair Fee is Over Half the Cost of the Phone

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Apple’s iPhone X is supposed to represent the future of technology. Unfortunately, it appears that future isn’t going to be one any of us can afford. The company’s service pricing page for its upcoming phone makes it clear that anyone who breaks their iPhone X can look forward to paying an arm and a leg to have it fixed. The iPhone X’s repair fees are enormous. If you crack the screen, you’ll have to pay ...

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New Giant Double-Screened Axon M Phone is Magnificently Weird

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Every now and then–but much more rarely, now that the phone market is generally viewed as being ‘mature’ in the developed world–a phone manufacturer comes out with a device that makes you stop and ask yourself what the designer was thinking. Android manufacturer ZTE, generally viewed as a budget device maker, is willing to take that challenge head on, with a new Axon M device that looks more like a Nintendo 3DS then a modern ...

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OnePlus Responds to Angry Users, Will Limit Phone Data Collection

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Last week, the phone manufacturer OnePlus was caught collecting an extensive amount of data on its Android smartphones. The company has now said that it will cease these practices in response to user feedback, and that future users will be explicitly presented with the option to opt out when they first activate a device. The initial investigation into OnePlus’ behavior began earlier this year, when software engineer Christopher Moore was completing the 2016 SANS Holiday ...

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BlackBerry Motion Phone Leaked on Twitter

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. BlackBerry used to rule the smartphone space, but then the iPhone came out. BlackBerry execs deemed the iPhone a “toy” and a “fad,” but that fad eventually drove the company to revamp its product lineup. It was too late, though. BlackBerry will probably never regain the throne, but it’s not done with smartphones. It’s making a go of things with Android, and it looks like a new full-touch-screen BlackBerry Android phone is on the way. A ...

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RED Reveals Tech Behind Its Upcoming Holographic Phone Display

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Most of us know RED as the maker of high-end digital video cameras, but the company is looking to get into mobile. It announced the RED Hydrogen One a few months ago, and in true RED fashion, the price was one of the few things we knew about it. The mysterious Android smartphone will retail for $ 1,195 when it comes out in the not-too-distant future. To justify that price, RED claimed the phone would ...

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Google May Snap Up HTC’s Phone Business

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. HTC’s phone business has been in freefall for years, despite the firm’s early leadership position in the Android market. In August, the company made just $ 100 million, its lowest monthly revenue in 13 years. Worse, the handset that was meant to boost its fortunes, the U11, may have already peaked. Now, there are rumors that Google might buy the company outright. Google has used HTC as a contract manufacturer at multiple times in the ...

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Instagram hackers are selling user emails and phone numbers

Instagram founder: What I learned about humanity  Instagram alerted verified users earlier this week about a security flaw that could givehackers access to their personal information. It told the users that it had fixed the issue. But it appears the bug was exploited before Instagram’s fix, and affected more than the most high-profile accounts. On Friday, Instagram CTO Mike Krieger published a blog post alerting all users to the security flaw. “Although we cannot determine which specific accounts may have been impacted, we believe it was a low percentage of ...

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