Google has no plans to release any more Chromebook Pixel laptops

Google has confirmed what has been assumed for some time; the company has no plans to launch any future versions of its high-end Chromebook Pixel laptops with its Chrome operating system. The news was revealed by Google’s hardware leader Rick Osterloh during a chat today with journalists at the 2017 Mobile World Congress trade show. See ...

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LG G6: Exploring the new camera

Mobile World Congress is in full swing in Barcelona, and one of the most talked-about devices on the show floor is the new LG G6. Read: LG G6 hands-on – A return to form Following on from last year’s less-than-successful LG G5 was a challenge, but in 2017 LG has gone back to basics by focusing on bringing the features that make its ...

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Google reveals updated plans for its new public campus

Google has been toying with the idea of a campus update for a couple of years now, and has gone through quite a few iterations before it decides to officially start development. Expanding on the most recent plan to make this new campus a hotspot for the local community to come hang out, the company has just revealed its most recent vision which ...

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Samsung bringing RCS messaging to its phones with Marshmallow and above

Samsung is broadening its RCS efforts following the acquisition of NewNet Communication Technologies last November. Its RCS messaging service, which is based on a solution from NewNet, will be available on its smartphones running Android Marshmallow or above from an unspecified date in the future. The South Korean manufacturer’s RCS ...

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SanDisk’s new 256GB A1 microSD card is perfect for Adoptable Storage

At MWC in Barcelona, SanDisk has expanded its line-up of A1 (App Performance Class 1) compatible microSD cards. The company announced the SanDisk Extreme 256 GB memory card that can manage random read input-output access per second (IOPS) of 1,500 and write IOPS of 500. This means that it is capable of opening apps quickly as well as processing ...

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Google announced it shipped over 10 million Cardboard viewers and more

Google has made quite a few VR and AR related announcements today at Mobile World Congress. First, the company said that it has shipped more than 10 million Cardboard viewers worldwide since its launch in 2014. Combined, Cardboard apps have been downloaded 160 million times on Google Play, and 30 of these apps have more than one million ...

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Google Home confirmed for UK launch in Q2 2017

The Google Home connected speaker is going to make its way across the pond in the near future. Rick Osterloh, the head of Google’s hardware division, has confirmed the company will begin selling the speaker in the UK sometime in the second quarter of 2017. See also:The complete list of services with Google Home support1 week ...

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Meizu’s 55W charger can fully charge a phone in 20 minutes

Every smartphone maker is trying its best to take battery technology to the next level, including Meizu. At Mobile World Congress, Meizu introduced the Super mCharge battery tech that can fully charge your smartphone in just 20 minutes. The company demonstrated this on a smartphone with a 3,000 mAh battery. The battery got up to 30 percent in ...

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Xiaomi Mi 5c announced, sporting in-house octa-core CPU

Not wanting to be left of out this week’s announcements, Xiaomi has just launched two new smartphones for the Chinese market. The new Redmi 4X is looking to bring premium build quality to the low cost market, while the Mi 5c is the company’s chance to show off what its newly unveiled in-house octa-core Surge S1 processor can ...

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