Why Apple’s potential AMOLED usage is good…and bad

By now it’s becoming a well known assumption that next year’s iPhones will have AMOLED displays, as report after report serves up new evidence of this theory. The story itself is quite simple: Apple is allegedly going to purchase panels from Samsung, to the tune of 100 million. Depending on the rumor however, things become more ...

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ZTE will open 23 retail stores this year

ZTE is planning to open 23 retail stores in China and Europe this year in a bid to increase smartphone sales and improve brand awareness. Hot off the launch of its new Axon 7 flagship, a report from Bloomberg suggests 20 of the stores will be based in China with an additional store in Mexico, Russia and Germany.Last year, ZTE shipped 53 million ...

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Deal: get the no-nonsense Honor 5X for just $160 on Amazon

The race to the bottom may be hurting Android manufacturers, but let’s face it, all that customers care about is a good deal. And that’s exactly what customers are getting with the Honor 5X promo available today on Amazon.The Honor 5X’s list price was already enticing at $200. The current promo shaves $40 off the price of the gold version, ...

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Nexus users could get free full size backup in Google Photos

Google Photos already offers tremendous value thanks to its unlimited backup feature, but it could get even better, at least if you’re a Nexus user.Right now, Google Photos gives you to backup options. The free one gives you unlimited storage, but limits image size to 16MP. This is called “High quality” mode and it means that if you back up ...

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After one year, Google Photos has 13.7 petabytes of pictures

Google Photos just had its first birthday, and in celebration the search giant is looking back over the year to see how Photos did on its first journey around the sun. They report that 200 million people use Photos every month, and their automated assistant has generated over 1.6 billion animations, collages, and movies for the entertainment of ...

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4K Google Cast TVs from Philips arriving this summer

Philips has announced that their next-generation 6000 Series 4K televisions will be arriving in June and July of this year. These TVs will come with Google Cast tech built right into them. Basically, it’s just like having a Chromecast, but it’s housed inside of the frame instead of riding along outside on a dongle. Owners of these ...

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Batman-inspired software can bring 3D Touch to any device

3D touch is kind of a complicated technology. It requires specialized components beneath the screen to detect and determine pressure. So if you’re furrowing your brow at the concept that some kind of software could put it on any smartphone, then you’re not alone. Researches at the University of Michigan have pulled it off, however. It’s ...

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Deal: Slickwraps Memorial sale, 50 percent off protective skins

Oh snap. Slickwraps has announced that they are having a pretty stellar sale in honor of Memorial Day weekend. The company makes protective wraps for a wide variety of devices in a slew of different styles. From wood grain to kevlar to images of your favorite superheros, you’ll find a wrap that’s right for you. There’s even a ...

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