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Samsung Forced to Pay Apple £405 Million for Violating iPhone Patents

Since 2011, the two smartphone giants have been fighting over five patents due to the claim that Samsung infringed on Apple’s intellectual property when it made a handful of devices including the original Galaxy S 4G, the Galaxy S2, and the Droid Charge. Read More >>

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Essential Never Lived Up to Its Name, and Now It’s Reportedly for Sale

Just over one year into its endeavour to “inject passion back into smartphones,” Essential appears to be on its last legs. Bloomberg reported the smartphone manufacturer founded by Android creator Andy Rubin is exploring a sale and has scrapped plans to develop a second smartphone. Read More >>

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HTC’s U12+ Continues to Set Itself Apart With a Squeeze

While other phone makers are busy trying to incorporate notches onto their latest devices, HTC is doubling down on some smartphone innovation that you can actually feel. Read More >>

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Apple May Finally Give iPhones Fast-Charging At No Extra Cost

While we’re still waiting to see if predictions about Apple launching three new phones in 2018 are true, another iPhone rumour has cropped up foretelling a small change that could have a pretty big impact. Read More >>

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Here’s a £3,400 ‘iPhone X Tesla’ With a Solar Panel, If You Have Way Too Much Money or Something

Russian phone accessory maker Caviar has begun sales of a $4,500 “iPhone X Tesla” with an attached solar panel, if for some reason you happened to have thousands of dollars lying around you don’t need, and also feel like leaving your pricey electronics sitting around baking in the sun. Read More >>

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Honor 10 Hands On: The Phone With a Photo Mode Specifically for Pandas

Huawei's youth brand Honor has cut the ribbon on its 2018 flagship smartphone, and it's a beauty. The Honor 10 was launched at a glossy event in London's Billingsgate, with the strapline 'Beauty in AI'. That refers to the dedicated neural processing unit (NPU) which powers the artificial intelligence in the dual rear camera. Read More >>

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Give the Finger to Jony Ive With a Case That Makes Your iPhone X Look Like the Original

It’s easy to look back on the original iPhone 2G with reverence. It revolutionised the mobile phone industry, and paved the way for our lives to be taken over by mobile apps. And for the three of you who yearn for a modern smartphone wrapped in 2007 design aesthetics, Spigen’s created an iPhone X case that will make your device look like Apple’s original game changer. Read More >>

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Google Photos’ Slick Object-Removal Feature Never Arrived Because Other Stuff Got in the Way

Remember when Google showed off a cool trick that would automatically remove things like fences or window panes from the foreground of your photos? Originally demoed at Google I/O 2017, the object-removal feature was supposed to be incorporated into Google Photos. But after waiting a year for the feature to go live, Google’s annual dev conference swung ‘round again and object removal was still a no show. So what happened? Read More >>

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The New Blackberry Will be Revealed in June

Yes, the BlackBerry is still a thing, wisenheimer. Online speculation has been swirling for months that a new BlackBerry, called the Key2, was set to be announced. Now, the company has confirmed the device's existence by sending out invitations for a June 7 launch event in New York City, where the Key2 is specifically mentioned. Read More >>

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Bringing iMessage to Windows Would be Sick, And Possibly The Start of Something Bigger

One of the most interesting tidbits of news to come out of Microsoft’s Build developer conference earlier this week was the company’s upcoming Your Phone app, which attempts to bridge the gap between mobile and desktop messaging by letting you send and receive texts (along with some more advanced screen-sharing and file-transferring features) from your phone on your Windows 10 computer. Read More >>

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LG’s G7 ThinQ Is Too Clever For Its Own Good

In Fight Club, there’s a scene when after meeting Tyler Durden for the first time, the narrator cracks a joke about how the people you meet on planes are single-serving friends. And then, before even giving his seatmate a chance to respond, he launches into an explanation of his witty turn-of-phrase. But before he can finish, Durden dryly retorts “Oh no, I get it. It’s very clever. How’s that working out for you?” Read More >>

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Everything Coming to Android P Announced at Google I/O 2018

Is it going to be called Pancake or Peppermint? Or how about Popsicle? Well, whatever Google ends up deciding on, if history is any indication, we’re not going to know for sure until the autumn. So to hold us over, why don’t we take a look at all the new updates and features Google showed off for Android at I/O 2018. Read More >>

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Microsoft’s New Plan to Colonise Your Phone With Windows

Last year, Microsoft assured us that the death of the Windows phone didn’t mean the death of Windows on your phone. Today, the company teased a future where Android users will have the same cool phone-to-PC experience iOS users with a Mac currently enjoy. The Windows phone may be dead, but Windows really might be coming to whatever phone you’re holding right now. Read More >>

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This Handy iPhone X Lens Kit Gets You Even Closer to a Real Camera

Let’s face it, when you shell out upwards of £700 for a flagship phone, a huge chunk of that money is going towards its camera. Some people might say that’s nuts, but for others, who don’t don’t want the hassle or added expense of owning a real camera, it’s really not that ridiculous. However, even for fancy handsets with double or even triple camera setups, phones still lack the flexibility of interchangeable lenses. Read More >>

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iPhone X: Six Months Later

It’s been six months since the iPhone X release, and one thing holds true: It’s still expensive. However, as much as I hated myself for buying a £1,000 phone, and as much as I hated myself for loving it, spending half a year with the iPhone X has revealed some new truths. One, Jony Ive is right when he says Face ID is more important than it seems. Two, Apple’s grasp on excellent quality control is slipping. Three, once you’ve fallen in love with the iPhone X, there’s no turning back. Read More >>