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MWC 2018: Smell-sensing CAT 61 smartphone sniffs out glue

7 hours ago   |   BBC

A phone that can detect the "smell" of chemicals has been unveiled at Mobile World Congress 2018.
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Mobile World Congress: Why do smartphones look so alike?

7 hours ago   |   BBC

Smartphone sales are falling - could the fact they increasingly have similar designs be why?
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Apple and Samsung have very different philosophies when it comes to courting smartphone customers

Apple and Samsung have very different philosophies when it comes to courting smartphone customers

8 hours ago   |   Business Insider

Samsung and Apple have long led the premium markets when it comes to smartphones - but the two companies have very different approaches when it comes to courting consumers. As...
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Android dark mode is official and will arrive in future update

Android dark mode is official and will arrive in future update

9 hours ago   |   SlashGear   |   5 articles

Night mode is popular enough that many apps, including Twitter, offer it as an optional feature. The aesthetic aside, a dark mode could help save battery life, making it a...
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Sony Xperia XZ2 press renders and specs leak, looks a lot like the HTC U11 Plus

Sony Xperia XZ2 press renders and specs leak, looks a lot like the HTC U11 Plus

10 hours ago   |   AndroidPhoneFans

Well, the cat's out of the bag. After weeks of rumors surrounding the Sony Xperia XZ2 , touching on everything from hardware specs to whisperings of a completely new design, we...
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ARCore 1.0 arrives with new capabilities in Google Lens

ARCore 1.0 arrives with new capabilities in Google Lens

10 hours ago   |   AndroidPhoneFans   |   2 articles

Google today announced the public availability of ARCore 1.0. The new development kit allows developers to easily create rich AR experiences with the power of Google's vision...
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Do you see what AI sees? Google unleashes ARCore and Lens features

Do you see what AI sees? Google unleashes ARCore and Lens features

10 hours ago   |   Digital Trends   |   2 articles

Today on DT Daily: Sony's Xperia secrets spill ahead of MWC2018, NASA fires up their own heavy lift rocket motor, Google releases ARCore and Lens features to select smartphones.
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Photo FOMO: VSCO gets advanced color edits, Samyang's 50mm for 50 MP

Photo FOMO: VSCO gets advanced color edits, Samyang's 50mm for 50 MP

10 hours ago   |   Digital Trends

In case you missed it, VSCO launched a new Hue, Saturation, Lightness tool this week, while Samyang launched a 50mm designed for 50+ megapixel cameras. Oh, and smartphones...
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How to take a screenshot on a Google Pixel or Pixel 2 smartphone

How to take a screenshot on a Google Pixel or Pixel 2 smartphone

11 hours ago   |   Digital Trends   |   2 articles

Want to learn how to take a screenshot on a Google Pixel device? If you have a Pixel or Pixel 2, here's how to snap a fast screenshot, where to look for your screenshots, and...
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HTC confirms layoffs as it combines VR and smartphone divisions

11 hours ago   |   Engadget   |   3 articles

It's been an interesting few months for HTC. Google bought the team responsible for Pixel phones last year for $1.1 billion. The president of HTC's smartphone operations just...
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Google ARCore Expands: Will Your Phone Support It?

Google ARCore Expands: Will Your Phone Support It?

Google's new technology puts Android in the augmented reality race, even as Apple pushes the envelope with iOS 11's ARKit. Read more ...

T-Mobile achieves 1.3Gbps download speeds using License Assisted Access

T-Mobile achieves 1.3Gbps download speeds using License Assisted Access

T-Mobile have achieved another network speed milestone. T-Mobile and Nokia hit download speeds of 1.3Gbps this week using commercial Nokia tech with License Assisted Access... Read more ...

Facebook removes VR shooting demo from conservative conference

Facebook removes VR shooting demo from conservative conference

This week at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference Facebook chose to maintain a booth for attendees that includes an Oculus virtual reality demo. Now This writer... Read more ...

Android dark mode isn't happening: Google blames miscommunication

Android dark mode isn't happening: Google blames miscommunication

Google briefly made waves in the Android community today after a post in its forums said that a dark mode would be added to a future Android release. Users have been requesting... Read more ...

Dropbox files to go public 10 years after launch

Dropbox files to go public 10 years after launch

A decade after it was founded, Dropbox has filed to go public. The beloved, easy-to-use file syncing service had documents unsealed at the SEC today revealing plans for an... Read more ...

Dropbox will be the first-ever IPO out of Silicon Valley's most important...

Dropbox will be the first-ever IPO out of Silicon Valley's most important startup factory

On Friday, Dropbox filed its S-1, making it the first among Silicon Valley incubator Y Combinator's companies to ever file for an IPO. Y Combinator accepted Dropbox founder... Read more ...

Dropbox shows its freemium model works - 11 million users and 300,000...

Dropbox shows its freemium model works - 11 million users and 300,000 business teams are paying for its service

Dropbox on Friday released the paperwork it filed to go public, offering new details on its business. The company reported it has 11 million paying users. Although Dropbox was... Read more ...

Google ARCore 1.0 Now Available, Google Lens-Enabled Google Photos App...

Google ARCore 1.0 Now Available, Google Lens-Enabled Google Photos App Coming Soon

Google revealed that its augmented reality developer kit, ARCore, is no longer in beta. ARCore 1.0 is now available, and developers can submit AR apps to the Google Play Store... Read more ...

Box's Aaron Levie has some hilarious advice for Dropbox's Drew Houston on...

Box's Aaron Levie has some hilarious advice for Dropbox's Drew Houston on how to be CEO of a public company

The CEO of Box was gracious and funny in welcoming Dropbox, his highest-profile competitor, to the ranks of the publicly-traded tech companies. But Box CEO Aaron Levie, who's... Read more ...

Pixel 2 and 2 XL battery drain issue investigation underway at Google

Pixel 2 and 2 XL battery drain issue investigation underway at Google

In recent days, Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL owners started complaining about an issue with the phone's battery life, namely that it had decreased substantially following the models'... Read more ...