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Sony’s Xperia XZ1 packs HDR support in a Full HD smartphone

Sony’s Xperia XZ1 packs HDR support in a Full HD smartphone

Sony has used IFA 2017 to announce two new phones for its flagship family, including the HDR-capable Sony Xperia XZ1. The XZ1 packs a 5.2in Full HD screen, with Sony Mobile’s usual trio of in-house video technologies – namely Triluminos Display, X-Reality for Mobile and Dynamic Contrast Enhancer. They are joined by HDR support for the

LG V30 is first phone with MQA audio and OLED ‘FullVision’ display

LG V30 is first phone with MQA audio and OLED ‘FullVision’ display

We recently announced that LG’s sound quality-focused flagship was the “the first global smartphone to support MQA,” and now we know that it’s a phone of many more firsts. LG claims the V30 is the first phone with an F1.6 aperture camera lens, the first with a glass Crystal Clear Lens and the first with an OLED FullVision display. Marketing or


This DIY genius added a headphone jack to the iPhone 7

This DIY genius added a headphone jack to the iPhone 7

It’s a year to the day since Apple revealed it had removed the headphone jack from the iPhone 7. But for many people, time has not been a healer. Indeed, a headphone jack remains, albeit perhaps a touch tongue-in-cheek, one of the most requested features for the forthcoming iPhone 8. And now one – and we don’t use this word lightly – hero, has completed an epic

Mophie finally made a battery that can charge a laptop

Mophie finally made a battery that can charge a laptop

Charging on the go just got a lot easier. Mophie just introduced a new battery that’s powerful enough to charge a MacBook, marking the first time the company’s made a battery that can provide on-the-go power for a laptop. The Powerstation USB-C XXL delivers enough juice to give you a full extra charge for a


Everything you want to know about the Galaxy Note 8 was just leaked

Everything you want to know about the Galaxy Note 8 was just leaked

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 has been a long time coming, but it launches later this month — and now we might know exactly what’ll be under the hood when it does. Trusted leaker Evan Blass of VentureBeat just revealed an exhaustive list of the upcoming flagship’s specs, citing a “person briefed on the device’s final configuration” as the source. The details

Honor 6X and Huawei Mate 9 discounted at Amazon

Honor 6X and Huawei Mate 9 discounted at Amazon

If you’re looking for a deal on a new Android smartphone, Amazon’s got two of ‘em for you right now. First up, Amazon is selling the Honor 6X for $174.99. That’s $75.00 less than the price that the Honor 6X launched with earlier this year. What’s more, it appears that that may be its new regular


Airbnb’s new open source library lets you design with React and render to Sketch

Airbnb’s new open source library lets you design with React and render to Sketch

Today, Airbnb’s design team open sourced its internal library for writing React components that easily render directly to Sketch. Instead of trying to get Sketch to export to code, the Airbnb team spent its time on the opposite — putting the paintbrush in the hands of the engineer. Everyday engineers and designers have the luxury of

Galaxy S8 owners are complaining of red-tinted screens

Galaxy S8 owners are complaining of red-tinted screens

Looks like Samsung’s not out of the woods quite yet. After the explosive Note7 debacle of 2016, the newest Samsung phones have a lot to make up for. Unfortunately, early Galaxy S8 users have already found a flaw in the device: the screens appear to have a red tint to them. According to ZDNet, since


Facebook releases timeline of Cleveland shooting videos

Facebook releases timeline of Cleveland shooting videos

Facebook is facing backlash after a Cleveland man uploaded a video of himself shooting someone to the social network, and followed it with a Live video confessing to the murder. The slaying and its subsequent distribution across Facebook has raised questions about how the company moderates violent content. Justin Osofsky, Facebook’s vice president of global

Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 won’t get Android 7.1.2 updates

Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 won’t get Android 7.1.2 updates

Earlier today, Google officially unveiled Android 7.1.2 for several Pixel and Nexus devices. The company also confirmed two devices that won’t be getting the update. The Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 will not receive an update to Android 7.1.2. Google hinted at this when it omitted the N6 and N9 from its list of devices