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Motorola Dreams Up A Smartphone Screen That Repairs Itself Using Heat

Motorola Dreams Up A Smartphone Screen That Repairs Itself Using Heat Over the years, I’ve seen a lot of people tapping away at a shattered smartphone screen as they wait for their next upgrade window to open.Despite all the advances in screen tech over the years, most smartphones are still highly susceptible to this kind of damage.

Google Launching Android O During Solar Eclipse, Will Probably Call It 'Oreo'

Google Launching Android O During Solar Eclipse, Will Probably Call It 'Oreo' Starting in Android O, apps will be able to implement “notification channels.Video apps will be able to add support for picture-in-picture mode in Android O as well.

Andy Rubin's Essential Phone Is Finally Shipping

Andy Rubin's Essential Phone Is Finally Shipping It’s an impressive pedigree, so everyone was interested when Rubin announced his new hardware startup was going to make an Android phone.The Essential Phone was unveiled in May, and Rubin told everyone it would come out in just a few weeks.

Google ARCore Brings Augmented Reality to Android, Minus Tango

Google ARCore Brings Augmented Reality to Android, Minus Tango For the past few years, Google has pushed a particular technology for implementing augmented reality in phones.Known first as Project Tango and now as Tango, Google’s AR platform used to have specific requirements for its cameras that required specialized hardware.

TCL Will Revive the Palm Brand, First Devices Slated for 2018

TCL Will Revive the Palm Brand, First Devices Slated for 2018 The Chinese corporation TCL has announced that it plans to launch Palm-branded devices in 2018.Now the company is saying it will bring new Palm devices to market, with one or more devices slated to be announced in Q1 2018 (probably at CES or Mobile World Congress).

The 8 best gadgets from IFA, Europe's largest technology show

The 8 best gadgets from IFA, Europe's largest technology show Europe's largest technology show, IFA, kicked off early this week in Berlin.Here's our picks for the best tech products we saw and why you should care about them.

Google May Snap Up HTC's Phone Business

Google May Snap Up HTC's Phone Business Long term, the Android developer could find another company to work with, should an HTC deal fall through.For HTC, that’s an accomplishment; the company’s year-on-year comparable revenue fell 28 percent in January, 18 percent in April, and 32 percent in May.

Here's what Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 looks like on the inside

Here's what Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 looks like on the inside It comes after the Note 7, which was pulled from the market after numerous reports of its battery overheating and, sometimes, catching fire.3-inch Note 8, offering 6% less capacity than Note 7's flame-prone, 3,500mAh battery.

Red Teases Upcoming 'Holographic' Phone Screen

Red Teases Upcoming 'Holographic' Phone Screen One thing Tuesday’s next-gen iPhone unveiling likely won’t include: a holographic screen.Digital cinema camera maker RED in July announced “the world’s first holographic media machine”—the Hydrogen One smartphone, available to pre-order starting at $1,195.

If you own an iPhone 7, you absolutely should not buy an iPhone 8

If you own an iPhone 7, you absolutely should not buy an iPhone 8 I'm not going to pretend I can tell you exactly which phone is right for you, but I'll tell you this: If you already have an iPhone 7, you absolutely should not buy an iPhone 8.The issue comes down to exactly what you get when you buy an iPhone 8.

Apple iPhone X vs. iPhone 8 Plus vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 8: Specs Compared

Apple iPhone X vs. iPhone 8 Plus vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 8: Specs Compared This suggests Apple might be downclocking the cluster compared with its dual-core A10 predecessor, but has added cores to compensate.In raw specs, the Galaxy Note 8 wins on screen size, resolution, and expandability.

New Bluetooth Malware Affects Billions of Devices, Requires No Pairing

New Bluetooth Malware Affects Billions of Devices, Requires No Pairing A new malware attack, dubbed BlueBorne, is spreading in the wild, thanks to a combination of eight different vulnerabilities affecting Android, iOS, IoT devices, Windows, and Linux.But you can’t typically exchange data with a Bluetooth device if you aren’t paired with it — at least, not in theory.

Google Teases October 4th Pixel 2 Unveiling

Google Teases October 4th Pixel 2 Unveiling That couldn’t get any more obvious unless Google just came out and said it was the Pixel 2.The Pixel is a Google phone without any branding from the manufacturer, which was HTC.

Apple Quietly Increases Cost of iPhone Screen Repairs

Apple Quietly Increases Cost of iPhone Screen Repairs All the company’s phones from the last few years will now cost you $20 extra if you need a screen replacement.For the smaller iPhone 6s and 7, a screen replacement runs you $149, up from $129 a few weeks ago.