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Alexa brings free phone calls to iPad

Although people most often use Alexa to ask about the weather or play music, Amazon’s smart assistant is capable of much more, including connecting with friends and family. A convenient Alexa calling feature is now available on a range of tablets, including the iPad. This allows the tablet to make …

Android Wear may be rebranded as “Wear OS,” suggests Android P

A notification spotted in the Android P Developer Preview suggests that Android Wear may be rebranded to Wear OS. A Redditor (via <i>Android Police</i>) spotted the Wear OS text recently when pairing an Android Wear device, and it was accompanied by what could be a new logo (here’s the original).<p>The …

Huawei’s P20 Pro could have one of the best phone colors in years

It seemed like pretty much every detail had leaked about Huawei’s forthcoming P20, P20 Lite, and P20 Pro — but some new images published today by <i>WinFuture</i>’s Roland Quandt reveal something new: the colors they’ll come in. And there are some real surprises among the photos.<p>First up, just look at …

Mobile Technology

Android 9.0 P update includes dramatic redesign to tempt iPhone users, claims report

GOOGLE • APPLE • GETTYAndroid P will purportedly include an all-new design language<p>Android P will bring a dramatic new design to the mobile operating …

Amazon Echo could be about to get its biggest update EVER, here’s what to expect

AMAZONAmazon wants to create a custom-designed AI chip for its next-generation Echo line-up<p>The Amazon Echo looks set for a bumper update later this …

How This Obscure Chinese Firm Is Clinching A World Lead In Smartphone Displays

It’s understandable if you’ve never heard of the Chinese tech firm BOE Technology. Five years ago a lot of people hadn’t heard of Oppo and Xiaomi, but the two Chinese smartphone developers topped market research firm IDC’s list of the world’s most popular brands in the third quarter of 2017. BOE, a …

Google Brain cofounder Andrew Ng unveils Landing.ai to bring intelligence to manufacturing

AI technology has the potential to transform all manner of industries around the globe, and one of the field’s luminaries today unveiled a new startup he’s working on to bring intelligence to manufacturing.<p>Andrew Ng, who helped start the Google Brain project and previously served as the head of …

Samsung Galaxy X Foldable Smartphone Appears On Samsung’s Website

We have been hearing about a foldable smartphone from Samsung for some time, the device is rumored to be called the Samsung Galaxy X. Now a support …

10-year-old unlocks his mum's iPhone with Face ID

Apple says that there’s only the slimmest of chances that someone other than you can spoof your iPhone X using Face ID, thanks to its cutting-edge camera and image recognition system. But it was no match for fifth-grader Ammar Malik, who’s been able to unlock his mother’s new iPhone repeatedly – …

Apps

iPhone X profit margin higher than 8, Galaxy S8, Huawei Mate 10

This week the cost of parts inside the iPhone X have been calculated, and it would seem that Apple’s got profit on point. According to TechInsights, …

Mobile Technology

Huawei may be making its flagship US carrier debut with the Mate 10 Pro on AT&T

Huawei doesn’t have a big presence in the US, despite being one of the biggest smartphone manufacturers in the world. Huawei sells its best unlocked …

Mobile Technology

Sketchy report says Huawei will take a note from Google, debut ‘Made for Huawei’ accessories

Google took a huge step with the debut of the Pixel 2 in kicking off the “Made for Google” program — a new branding option that gives consumers a collection of products that they know will work with their Google products. Now, it seems Huawei is preparing to do the same.<p>According to <i>GizChina</i>, Huawei …

Galaxy S9 might not come with that one feature we’re all waiting for

The latest report from South Korea alleges that the upcoming Galaxy S9 won’t feature an in-display fingerprint scanner; instead, it’ll be placed on the back of the device just like its predecessor.<p>Editor's Pick<p>OLED microdisplays could pave way for next-gen fingerprint scanners<p>The Fraunhofer …

Displaymate gives iPhone X “highest ever” rating with an A+

Displaymate released its study of the iPhone X display earlier today and the results are impressive to say the least. If you recall, last year’s iPhone 7 had a record high in display performance. However, the iPhone X is here to take the crown.<p>Over the years Displaymate has run exhaustive tests on …

The iPhone X can't tell the difference between identical twins

The iPhone X has a weakness for identical twins.<p>It can’t really tell the difference.<p>It's the first Apple device to include Face ID, a face-mapping …

Asia now has more billionaires than the US

Asia now has more billionaires than the US, and may soon also overtake the world's largest billionaire market in terms of total billionaire wealth.<p>UBS today launched a new report on billionaire wealth which showed that for the first time, Asian billionaires outnumbered their US counterparts with …

WhatsApp now lets you share your location in real time

WhatsApp announced today that you’ll be able to share your location in real time with friends on your contact list, a popular feature borrowed from its parent company Facebook. The feature, called Live Location, should be available starting today and is coming to both the iOS and Android versions …

Apps

Google's first mobile chip is an image processor hidden in the Pixel 2

The Pixel Visual Core is a big deal<p>One thing that Google left unannounced during its Pixel 2 launch event on October 4th is being revealed today: it’s called the Pixel Visual Core, and it is Google’s first custom system-on-a-chip (SOC) for consumer products. You can think of it as a very …

Android News

China will track its citizens' every move with a facial recognition system

After leading the charge globally in manufacturing hardware, China has its sights set on a major technological achievement: developing a facial recognition system to visually identify all 1.3 billion citizens nationwide.<p>South China Morning Post noted that the project has been in the works since …

Google is now using facial recognition tech to identify your pets

The Californian tech giant's photo storing app, Google Photos, can now automatically recognise pets via their faces, it announced in a blog post— letting users search for their pets by name.<p>The feature works on both cats and dogs, and a Google spokesperson confirmed to Business Insider that it …

Google Maps ditches automatic calorie estimates after users say it’s not helpful and even potentially harmful

Google Maps will remove a widely criticized experimental iOS feature that estimated how many calories its users could potentially burn by walking a route. A Google rep told TechCrunch that the decision was “based on strong user feedback” and the calorie estimator will no longer appear in Google …

Apple responds to US Senate request for more details about Face ID security

Immediately after Apple unveiled Face ID last month, United States Senator Al Franken sent a letter to Tim Cook raising some concerns about security and privacy. A month later, and after publicly publishing a security white paper answering many of the questions, Apple has responded to Franken…<p>In a …

Report: Apple to kill Touch ID on all future iPhones

According to a new report, Apple plans to kill Touch ID — its lightning-fast fingerprint reader — for Face ID, the facial recognition technology giving security analysts nightmares. KGI Securities analyst and rumor magnet Ming-Chi Kuo tonight revealed it’s unlikely Apple will bring back Touch ID in …

Mobile Technology

Samsung Electronics just lost its CEO at the height of its success

Samsung Electronics, the flagship business of the South Korean mega-conglomerate and the second largest tech company on the planet, has just lost its CEO and vice chairman Kwon Oh-hyun today, as he announced his decision to step down.<p>In a letter to employees, Kwon noted that as the firm is …

Confirmed: Sony's next gen phones to feature an all-new design

Sony‘s smartphones have looked very much alike for several years now, underscored by the company’s OmniBalance design principles. While many other manufacturers have tried to re-invent their phones every 24-months or so (at least), Sony has stuck with the same basic aesthetic.<p>The thing is, that …

Phones

Smartphone GPS accuracy could jump from 5m to 30cm in 2018

Smartphones have revolutionized the way with travel thanks to their integrated GPS systems. With apps like Google Maps, getting lost is a rarity. Coming in 2018, a new smartphone GPS chip is set to make these systems even better, with accuracy increasing from the 5 meters to just 30 centimeters.<p>At …

Huawei Mate 10 Lite may have already been revealed as Maimang 6 in China

Sometimes Chinese smartphone companies launch a new handset in its native country under one name, and then make it available to the rest of the world under another branding. That appears to be the case with the newly announced Huawei Maimang 6. The phone will go on sale in China first, but is …

Apple's New iPhones Have Some Concerns

Interested in Apple’s iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus which are on sale now? Or maybe you’re saving up for the heavily redesigned iPhone X? Well, new information has revealed further nasty surprises which may change your mind about all three…<p><i>‘Great Secret Features’ and ‘Nasty Surprises’ are my regular</i> …

Mobile Technology

Google is buying part of HTC’s smartphone team for $1.1 billion

About 2,000 HTC staffers to join Google<p>Google is making another big buy into smartphone hardware — or at least the people responsible for creating it. The company has just confirmed that it plans to acquire part of HTC’s mobile division team for $1.1 billion. “These future fellow Googlers are …

Analysts predicting 227.5M iPhone sales this year en-route to ‘the trillion-dollar iPhone’

Market intelligence company TrendForce is predicting that Apple will sell around 227.5M iPhones this year, which would be 5.6% up on last year. This would represent growth above the overall smartphone market, which it expects to increase its sales by 4.8%.<p>The company expects sales of the OLED model …