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Apple nabs over 91 percent of smartphone profits for seventh straight quarter

Apple nabs over 91 percent of smartphone profits for seventh straight quarter The company took over 91 percent of the smartphone industry’s profits for six straight quarters, and now it has officially extended that record to seven straight quarters, according to a report from Canaccord Genuity.In fact, the company captured a hefty 92 percent of industry profits during the fourth quarter of 2016, despite only accounting for 18 percent of unit sales.

You don’t need a smartphone to manage your smart home if you have Brilliant Control

You don’t need a smartphone to manage your smart home if you have Brilliant Control Suggesting that the future of smart home control will center not on any device but rather on yourself is a new startup called Brilliant.Its flagship device, Brilliant Control, is branded as a “smart lighting solution that gives anyone in the house the ability to access music, climate, and other common smart home devices with just a simple touch or voice command — no smartphone required.

A smartphone stabilizer that is smaller than a smartphone? Now that’s Fancy

A smartphone stabilizer that is smaller than a smartphone? Now that’s Fancy The Fancy Stabilizer is an electronic smartphone gimbal but it actually takes up less space than that smartphone.The Fancy Stabilizer comes from Wewow, a China-based company with five gimbals currently on the market ranging from GoPro to DSLR stabilizers.

Pixlplay Recycles Outdated Smartphone Into Kids' Camera

Pixlplay Recycles Outdated Smartphone Into Kids' Camera There are endless ways to reuse an old smartphone: as a home surveillance system, in-car GPS, universal remote, wireless hotspot—or, a kids’ camera.Inspired by the classic 35mm design, PixlPlay is a colorful, interactive “camera” that keeps your device safe while encouraging creativity.

Fancy a trip to space? A smartphone game could get you there for free

Fancy a trip to space? A smartphone game could get you there for free This is the extraordinary offer recently announced by a Finnish space industry company, and here’s the fun bit: A smartphone game will be key to getting you there.The mission is the brainchild of space media company Cohu Experience, which has designed the plan with space commercialization company Axiom Space and two education firms, GeekTime reported.

Wondering about Wonder’s plans for its super gaming phone? Answers may come soon

Wondering about Wonder’s plans for its super gaming phone? Answers may come soon The air of mystery continues to this day, but more may come to light very soon.A post on the official Wonder Twitter account says, “Applications for the Wonder beta program starting in a few weeks at Wonder.

ChargeWrite Pen Multitasks to Power Phone, Take Notes

ChargeWrite Pen Multitasks to Power Phone, Take Notes From the creators of keyring battery bKey, ChargeWrite quickly flew past its flexible Indiegogo goal of $10,000; as of press time, the campaign is overflowing with more than $35,000 from 586 backers.There are still two months left to snag a power-bank pen, available for $29 with blue and black ink cartridges and a 1,000mAh battery.

Why it's important to know what Trump is doing with that smartphone

Why it's important to know what Trump is doing with that smartphone After weeks of building concerns about the Trump administration's bumbling efforts at security, someone in the federal government is finally expressing concern about reports that President Donald Trump is still using an unsecured Android smartphone.After all, if Trump rode a wave of cries about Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server to the White House then the government should investigate if Vladimir Putin is sliding into Trump's DMs.

Nokia announces the return of the legendary 3310

Nokia announces the return of the legendary 3310 Readers of a certain age might recall the Nokia 3310, the 2000-era cell phone successor to the popular Nokia 3210.It’s during the aforementioned video that Nokia announced the Nokia 3310 would be making a comeback.

ZTE’s Gigabit Phone wants to help usher the ‘5G era,’ will be unveiled at MWC

ZTE’s Gigabit Phone wants to help usher the ‘5G era,’ will be unveiled at MWC Naturally, the Gigabit Phone will allow for 1 gigabit per second download speeds, which ZTE believes would advance 360 degree panoramic virtual reality videos, allow for “instant cloud storage,” high-quality music- and movie-streaming, and more.The Axon 7 received the Nougat update a few weeks ago.

BlackBerry sues Nokia, alleging networking patent infringement

BlackBerry sues Nokia, alleging networking patent infringement Two former smartphone kings, Nokia and BlackBerry, have become embroiled in a lawsuit involving patents relating to networking gear.More: Nokia announces the return of the legendary 3310 The Canadian-based company said Nokia provides these devices and services to carriers such as T-Mobile and AT&T for their LTE networks, and BlackBerry alleges that “Nokia has persisted in encouraging the use” of these devices without a license.

A Columbia University startup wants to take wireless charging mainstream

A Columbia University startup wants to take wireless charging mainstream Given the acute lack of such chargers on the market, you would be forgiven for dismissing true wireless charging as a pipe dream.The MotherBox and smaller MotherBox, the MotherBox mini, have ranges of up to 20 feet and 10 feet.

HTC plans to exit the low-end smartphone market in 2017

HTC plans to exit the low-end smartphone market in 2017 Chang described the market as “ultra-competitive,” a factor she blamed on the company’s failure to turn a profit this quarter.More: HTC smartphone VR headset coming by end of the year HTC says it’s going to drop cheap phones from its 2017 lineup.

Build a smartphone ring light with a 3D printer and $60 in parts

Build a smartphone ring light with a 3D printer and $60 in parts The project comes from Adafruit, a company that designs electronics specifically for learning — and for crafting DIY rigs like the ring light.The light will cost around $60 in parts, excluding the cost of a 3D printer and materials.

Oppo promises to launch new smartphone camera tech next week

Oppo promises to launch new smartphone camera tech next week " There aren't many details in the press release we've gotten, and an actual device isn't even mentioned, but there's a lot of vague superlatives that describe it.Apparently, the new tech is "the result of an extensive, year-long R&D process" and it will "give users unprecedented ability to capture highly detailed images.

Get closer: New smartphone camera tech from Oppo zooming to MWC

Get closer: New smartphone camera tech from Oppo zooming to MWC “Go 5x further,” says the Oppo invitation to see the tech at MWC, adding that it’s, “smartphone photography technology that will give users unprecedented ability to capture highly detailed images.If it refers to a 5x zoom on a phone, and is optical without a massive lens extension, then it would surpass Apple’s 2x zoom on the iPhone 7 Plus, and Asus 2.

For young people, smartphone separation can be a real cause of anxiety

For young people, smartphone separation can be a real cause of anxiety But what about smartphone separation anxiety?More: Sex or your smartphone?

Meitu’s T8 smartphone uses dual-pixel technology to improve your selfies

Meitu’s T8 smartphone uses dual-pixel technology to improve your selfies It made a splash with the powerful V4 last year, a capable smartphone at a bargain price point.And on Tuesday, Meitu announced the T8, the “world’s most sophisticated selfie phone.

Remix OS consolidates your laptop and smartphone into one package

Remix OS consolidates your laptop and smartphone into one package Some of the world’s biggest gadget-makers have tried and failed to built an elegant device that consolidates the computer and smartphone in one.Beijing-based Jide Technology has spend the last three years developing a dual-mode operating system based on Android, Google’s mobile smartphone OS, called Remix OS.