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US Government Crushes ZTE With Ban on US Companies Providing It Components

The US government’s assault in Chinese electronics makers continued today with news that the US had slapped ZTE with a 7-year ban for violating an agreement between the two. That ban stops US companies from supplying ZTE with components, which could be devastating to a company that possibly ge...

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Android Distribution Numbers Updated for the First Time in 2 Months

Today, after more than two months, Google has updated the Android distribution numbers that show the percentages for each version of Android still alive in the ecosystem. We aren’t sure why there was this gap, but we are at least happy to report that Oreo’s adoption has had a massive jum...

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OnePlus Pushes Stable Android 8.1 Update to 5 and 5T, Stable Navigation Gestures Too

OnePlus is pushing a stable update of OxygenOS 5.1.0 today to the OnePlus 5 and 5T that brings each phone up to Android 8.1. The update includes full-screen gesture support on the 5T as well, similar to those seen on the iPhone X. For those on the OnePlus stable track, the update will roll out incre...

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Razer Pushing Android 8.1 Update to Razer Phone Owners

Announced this morning, Razer is now pushing out the Android 8.1 update to owners of the Razer Phone. For what’s new, Razer doesn’t appear to provide a specific changelog, but does link everyone to Google’s overall 8.1 changelog. That includes changes for Autofill, notification enh...

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Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium Arrives This Summer, Features 5.8″ 4K HDR Display and Dual Cameras

Sony announced the Xperia XZ2 lineup at MWC in February, with pre-orders going live last week. On the heels of that, another Xperia XZ2 device has been announced, the Xperia XZ2 Premium. Fittingly, given the Premium moniker, the device features a solid list of specs, as well as a similar design to t...

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T-Mobile hit with $40 million fine for “pre-ringing” your outbound calls

T-Mobile engaged in the practice of “pre-ringing” calls; callers hearing a ringtone under the assumption that the phone is ringing for the recipient, but it isn’t. This practice is illegal, per a 2014 rule imposed by the FCC. As a result of T-Mobile’s negligence, the compan...

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Get more tech skills than Tony Stark for $29

Ok, maybe it’ll take you a while to match Iron Man for tech skills, but with the The eduCBA Tech Training Lifetime Subscription Bundle in your armoury you can’t rule anything out. Don’t be put off by the ‘Tech Training’ title here. This vast learning kit has over 800 co...

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Why do Samsung’s AR Emoji suck compared to Apple’s Animoji?

The Samsung AR Emoji got a lot of press when the company announced the feature, but reactions have been lukewarm at best. AR Emoji aren’t as good as Apple’s Animoji due to a lack of camera sensors and Samsung’s thoughts on your attention span. Future AR Emoji programs will inevit...

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Xiaomi reportedly seeking $65 billion IPO valuation, may file as soon as May

Xiaomi is reportedly filing for an initial public offering (IPO) in Hong Kong which could see the company valued between $65 billion and $100 billion. The news arrives via TechNode and Bloomberg, both of which suggest the company may submit the application as early as next month. Rumors began circu...

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OnePlus 5 and 5T get stable Android 8.1 update, 5T gains full-screen gesture support

After remaining in beta for almost three months, the OnePlus 5T’s navigation gestures are available in the latest public release. The gestures are akin to the iPhone X’s, though they are not available for the OnePlus 5. This update arrives as part of the stable OxygenOS 5.1.0 up...


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