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Huawei tries passing off DSLR shots as Nova 3 camera samples, gets caught in the most amusing way imaginable

Huawei's not very good at honest advertising. Remember when it photoshopped the bezels out of its P8 and P8max marketing photos? Or when it used a …

Huawei put a 7-inch screen on its latest smartphone

Huawei is introducing a new phone in its Honor Note series, and this model is coming with the line’s biggest screen yet: just a touch under seven inches. Back in an ancient smartphone era of, I guess, 2013 or like two years ago, that size was considered a tablet.<p>The Honor Note 10 isn’t the first …

China isn’t playing tech catch up – it’s leapfrog and it may get dirty

The editor of China’s Science and Technology Daily caused a stir last month when he described “the large gap in science and technology between China …

China

USB-C was supposed to be a port paradise, but it’s become a nightmare

When the transition to USB-C began, we were all promised a better life. Connections would be faster and simpler. One connection to end all …

USB Type-C

Review: Huawei's P20 Pro isn't my favorite Android phone, but it might be the best

I’ve been using the Huawei P20 Pro for about two months now. By now it’s become clear it’s not my favorite Android phone, but it may very still be the best. It’s a shame most other Americans will never even have the chance to buy one.<p>Yes, I know “best” is a loaded term. The best anything depends on …

Asus’ insane gaming phone has 3 USB ports, clip-on cooling fan

Asus' Republic of Gamers division built a smartphone and a ton of accessories.<p>After the Razer phone, Sony Xperia Play, and I guess the Nokia N-Gage, …

Honor 10 review: Iridescent, incredible, imperfect

Flagships from the likes of Samsung and LG are inching closer to the $1,000 figure, and in recent years we've seen the rise of the "affordable …

This $530 Android phone is half the price of an iPhone X and just as good

You might not have heard of the OnePlus 6 phone, but it's one of the best and most affordable smartphones on the market. It's extremely fast, has facial recognition, high-speed charging, and plenty of storage. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><b>Antonio Villas-Boas:</b> This is one of the best …

Xiaomi’s iPhone X clone might have the iPhone X feature everyone wanted

As positive of a reception as the iPhone X has received since launch, there are elements of the flagship phone that couldn’t please everyone. For …

Mobile Technology

Jabra Elite 65t review: Put down your AirPods

Whether you like it or not, true wireless earbuds are having a moment. They actually have for a while now, and Apple's introduction of AirPods only added fuel to the fire. Most of the big names in audio have introduced models, following the path Bragi forged with the Dash back in 2016. While …

Consumer Tech

Futuristic new device lets you talk, text, even use maps with no cell service

If you enjoy hiking, climbing, skiing, or any other activity that generally takes place in a remote area, we found something you definitely need to …

Pentagon bans sale of Huawei, ZTE phones on US military bases

The Pentagon has banned the sale of Huawei and ZTE phones on US military bases worldwide, the US Department of Defense confirmed to CNET on Wednesday.<p>The ban is based on the potential security threat the Pentagon believes the phones from the China-based companies may pose. It's the latest move in …

Nokia is selling its digital health business back to the co-founder of Withings

Nokia bought the digital health startup in 2016 but has failed to make serious money from the business<p>Nokia has announced plans to sell its struggling health tech business back to Éric Carreel, co-founder of Withings, the French startup Nokia bought in 2016.<p>Terms of the deal have not been …

Huawei MateBook X Pro is a MacBook Pro copy that's better than the original

Huawei has finally done it. With the MateBook X Pro, the company has created a laptop that's a shameless copy of Apple's 13-inch MacBook Pro, but …

Huawei says it isn't quitting US despite 'groundless suspicions'

You'd think that after launching the Huawei P20 Pro, a high-end phone with muscular specs that challenge the Galaxy S9, the world's third-largest phone maker would bask in the glow and wait for preorder sales to rush in.<p>But for the China-based Huawei, those preorders from the all-important US …

Huawei’s P20 Pro takes even better night pictures than the Pixel 2 XL

Huawei’s night mode is spectacular<p>Roughly half of Huawei’s P20 Pro launch event this week was dedicated to the new device’s camera capabilities, reflecting the great deal of time and attention the company has dedicated to mobile photography. And the results, now that I’ve had a few days to try out …

Xiaomi Mi A2 revealed with 5.99-inch display and dual cameras

Last September, Xiaomi took its Mi 5X, loaded it with stock Android One, and sold it globally as the Xiaomi Mi A1. It quickly proved itself to be one …

Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ review: Still dirt cheap and now faster than ever

The Raspberry Pi 3 gets a speed boost in both the CPU and Wi-Fi departments<p>The Raspberry Pi is a quirky thing. When first released in 2012, it was …

Raspberry Pi

Galaxy S9 Plus vs. Pixel 2 XL: a new low-light photo champion?

Samsung’s 2018 flagship phone, the Galaxy S9, is the first in the world with an f/1.5 lens aperture. But set aside all the hype about it being part of a dual-aperture system. What I really wanted to know about this change is how it might improve Samsung’s low-light imaging. Having the widest …

Apple to talk AR/VR, display technologies at Display Week in May

Several Apple engineers are scheduled to talk augmented and virtual reality, and other display technologies at Display Week coming up in May. More interestingly, there are several sessions focused on microLED.<p>While Apple engineers are unlikely going to talk about future products, it will be …

Apple

Honor View10 launches in the US on March 22nd for $499 unlocked, pre-orders open today

Huawei’s sub-brand Honor has had a presence in the US for the past few years with quite a few solid Android devices. Earlier this year, the Honor 7X made it to the US as an excellent option for $199, and now after announcing it would come to the US at CES, Honor is giving us more details on the …

OnePlus 5T

Chinese messaging app WeChat banned by Australia's Defence Force

Last month, U.S. intelligence agencies weren't so into the idea of people using Chinese phones.<p>The heads of the CIA, FBI and NSA told a Senate …

Apps

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 …

OPPO F7 is the latest Android phone to sport the notch

ASUS demoed the ZenFone 5 late last month, and the main thing that stood out about the phone is the iPhone X-like notch. It was only a matter of time …

Qualcomm faces a challenging future despite dodging Broadcom’s bullet

After months of listening to Broadcom say flattering things about Qualcomm during its hostile takeover bid, it’s tempting to see Qualcomm as a prized jewel bursting with potential. But now that Broadcom’s pursuit has been permanently blocked due to national security concerns, it’s worth remembering …

Fair Trade

OnePlus 5T picks up Android 8.1 in beta w/ updated gestures and February security patch

The state of updates in the Android world seems to be getting worse and worse, but OnePlus is admittedly <i>almost</i> an exception. This week, OnePlus is rolling out a new beta update to its current flagship, the OnePlus 5T, with Android 8.1 in tow.<p>The best gifts for Android users<p>The number of Android …

OnePlus 5T

Six Mobile Tech Trends to Watch in 2018

We're a few weeks into 2018, MWC is now behind us, and we're starting to get a good look at the trends in mobile technology that will dominate …

Snap confirms it will lay off 'just over 120' employees

Snap confirmed on Thursday "just over 120" layoffs from the engineering department, saying the streamlined team will help keep a "high technical bar."<p>…

Rumors abound that Motorola is laying off half its Chicago workforce (Update: layoffs confirmed)

<b>UPDATE 03/09/2018, 12:55 P.M. EST:</b> <i>Android Authority</i> received a statement from a Motorola/Lenovo representative about these layoff allegations:<p>In late 2017, Lenovo announced a worldwide resource action that would occur over the next several quarters, and impacting less than two percent of its global …

Xiaomi’s Mi Mix 2s might have a camera notch in the top-right corner

Better than putting it in the bottom bezel<p>Phone manufacturers are still figuring out the best way to give consumers edge-to-edge screens while also leaving space for the front-facing camera. But in leaked images and videos purportedly showing Xiaomi’s upcoming Mi Mix 2s, the Chinese company seems …