OxygenOS 4.5.3 Rolling Out To OnePlus 5, Optimizes The Phone

OnePlus had released OxygenOS 4.5.2 update for the OnePlus 5 quite recently, a first update for the device since it launched last week, and now the company released yet another update. OxygenOS 4.5.3 is now rolling out to the OnePlus 5 units OTA (over-the-air), and this update brings a number of bug fixes and optimizations, […]

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Qualcomm Announces New Ultrasonic Fingerprint Sensors

Qualcomm has announced its next-generation of Ultrasonic fingerprint sensors, which will work under a display, metal or glass. In addition to that, these new fingerprint sensors will also work under-water as they are rated at IP68, like most smartphones these days. These three new fingerprint sensors are made to work through water and oil, and […]

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Olympic Medalist Attempts Extreme Selfie-Taking With HTC U11

HTC and Olympic medalist diver Tom Daley teamed up for the latest marketing stunt aimed at promoting the HTC U11, with the 23-year-old Brit attempting to take “the most extreme selfie” with HTC’s latest Android flagship. The results of his recent session with the device at the London Aquatics Center can be seen beneath this […]

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Study: Nearby Smartphones Reduce Cognitive Power, Even When Off

According to the results of a recent study, the mere presence of a smartphone is enough to reduce the cognitive abilities of the smartphone owner. The study (published in the Journal of the Association for Consumer Research) was specifically interested in looking at the phenomenon of ‘brain drain’ within an individual and when related to […]

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Cardiff Study Shows How Social Media & A.I. Can Detect Crime

A new study out of Cardiff University in the UK suggests that various social networks like Twitter and Facebook could be extremely useful in crime detection. The paper focuses primarily “disruptive events” such as riots and similar incidents that can be a public safety or security concern. The aptly titled “Can We Predict a Riot? […]

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Qualcomm Announces Mobile VR Sensor, Controller Partnerships

Qualcomm today announced that it has formed three new partnerships, collectively designed to further the company’s mobile VR ambitions. The three agreements see Qualcomm teaming up with Bosch Sensortec, OmniVision, and Ximmerse. The first, Bosch Sensortec, is designed to see the inclusion of the BMX055 orientation sensor within Qualcomm’s Head Mounted Display Accelerator Program (HAP). […]

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Amazon Echo’s Calling & Messaging Gains Intercom Support

The Amazon Echo’s calling and messaging feature is gaining intercom support. Amazon has officially announced that support for the new sub-feature is rolling out today to owners of the Amazon Echo smart speaker, though it’s also going to be available for anyone who owns the Echo Dot and the Echo Show as well, meaning it’s […]

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Tech Talk: New Lens Could Clear Up Long-Range Mobile Shots

Two companies – NexOptic and Spectrum – may be on the verge of finalizing the development of a brand new camera lens technology specifically designed to make shots taken over a long range with a smartphone much clearer. In fact, according to the duo, they have already finished the engineering trade study for their telephoto […]

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Six New ASUS ZenFone Devices Get Google Certification

Six new handsets under the ASUS ZenFone 4 lineup have been certified by Google for the use of Google Services. The certification is necessary in order for the smartphone manufacturer to legally use the search giant’s Google Mobile Services on its devices. In addition, the certification ensures potential device owners will not be locked out […]

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Galaxy Note 7 Fandom Edition To Hit South Korea July 7th

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 FE will hit South Korea on July 7th according to a recent report, though it won’t be officially called the Galaxy Note 7 FE, rather it’s said to be called the Galaxy Note 7 Fandom Edition. Even though it seems this will be the official name, it likely won’t be stopping […]

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