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Vivo’s Xplay7 may be the first Android smartphone with 10GB of RAM

Android smartphones just keep getting more and more powerful, and in recent years, they’ve been arriving with specs that rival some computers. Now, as 2018’s release season kicks off, it’s looking like Vivo will deliver the first phone with a whopping 10GB of RAM.<p>Smartphones started arriving with …

Mobile

More Google Home Mini details hinted at in FCC listing

Speculation that Google would introduce a “mini” version of its Google Home smart speaker began circulating recently, and it was tipped to be a $49 competitor to the Amazon Echo Dot. A couple of days ago, we got a potential first look at the device, and now, a recent Federal Communications …

Stewed Pork Hocks on Rice (Khao Kha Mu ข้าวขาหมู) by Nong of Nong’s Khao Man Gai

When I got <b>Narumol “Nong” Poonsukwattana</b>, of Portland-based <b>Nong’s Khao Man Gai</b> fame, on the phone a few weeks ago, I wasn’t planning on asking her …

Xiaomi unveils concept phone with near bezel-less display

Chinese device maker Xiaomi has announced another clutch of mobile hardware, including a concept smartphone developed in collaboration with designer Philippe Starck.<p>Xiaomi CEO and founder Lei Jun dubbed it “a glimpse at what the phone of the future looks like”.<p>The near edgeless 6.4in, 17:9 display …

Xiaomi is selling the concept phone of your wildest dreams

The Mi Mix is a 6.4-inch ceramic dream that’s going on sale in China next month for $520<p>Nothing says sci-fi like a bezel-less screen, and Xiaomi’s newly announced Mi Mix Android phablet is very sci-fi with its 91.3 percent screen-to-body ratio. This 6.4-inch device has just been announced as a …

The foldable, fully-enclosed Passport drone is yours for $549

Foldability is all the hype in the drone world these days, as is the case with the GoPro Karma and the DJI Mavic. But before these two were announced, we already heard about Zero Zero Robotics' Hover Camera 4K drone that is truly foldable and also fully enclosed -- in the sense that you can grab …

Pixel ‘phone by Google’ announced

The future of Android is here<p>Following an absolute deluge of pre-event leaks and revelations, Google's new Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones are now finally official. Differentiated primarily by the size and resolution of their screens — 5-inch 1080p display on the Pixel and 5.5-inch Quad HD panel on …

DJI's new Mavic Pro drone folds up and fits in the palm of your hand

The unit is extremely small and portable, but still packs all the high end features DJI drones are known for<p>Over the last year, the clearest trend in the drone industry has been a move toward units that are smaller and more portable. Yuneec introduced a drone with foldable arms, and last week GoPro …

Roku introduces 5 new streaming players, including the tiny Roku Express

If you've been thinking about upgrading your streaming setup, Roku just gave you five new options to choose from.<p>The company unveiled its new line of …

Hands-on with GoPro's foldable Karma drone

SQUAW VALLEY, CA — GoPro CEO Nick Woodman says the company's newly unveiled Karma drone is more than just a drone.<p>That's true, a grip handle that …

Xiaomi's Ninebot is a $315 mini Segway you can control with your phone (hands-on)

If walking for 13-ish miles is not on your list of favorite things to do, there's now a better way to get to your destination.<p>BEIJING -- The Xiaomi Ninebot Mini is a personal transporter that's really pretty much a mini Segway. That shouldn't be too surprising since Ninebot acquired US rival Segway …

Mobile Technology

Parrot announces two new drones, the Parrot Swing and Parrot Mambo

Are you in the market for some new drones? Even if you're not, Parrot's new releases are still worth taking a look at. Parrot, maker of various …

Samsung's big, beautiful Galaxy Note 7 lands on August 19th

Another year, another Galaxy Note. Samsung just unveiled its new Galaxy Note 7 in New York this morning, and you'll be able to get one for yourself in the US starting August 19th. We got the chance to take one for a test drive prior to the show, and one thing quickly became clear: Samsung might not …

Xiaomi's first laptop is the $750 Mi Notebook Air

It wouldn't be a Xiaomi event if it was just announcing one product. In addition to the new Redmi Pro smartphone, the Chinese company threw in a huge surprise by launching its first-ever laptop line, the Mi Notebook Air, running on Windows 10. It comes in two sizes -- the powerful 13.3-inch and the …

The Vivo X7 sold over a quarter million units in its first day of sales

The Vivo X7 officially launched on July 7 and sold over 250,000 units on its first day. I don’t care who you are – that’s a lot of phones. To put that figure in perspective, the LG G5 only sold 1.6 million in its first month. The solid first days sales of the Vivo X7 come hot on the heels of the …

Mobile Technology

Xiaomi launches a smart folding bicycle for China's busy city roads

Chinese company Xiaomi is launching an electric-powered folding bicycle for the country's congested city roads. Mi QiCycle Electric Folding Bike …

OnePlus 3 oppomart listing goes live early, seemingly confirms pricing and specs

We’re only a couple short weeks away from the official announcement of the OnePlus 3, but that hasn’t stopped an early listing on Oppomart from showing us everything we need to know about the device.<p>The new listing shows off the same design we’ve seen leaked in recent weeks with an all-metal …

Mobile Technology

This is the first unibody metal phone without antenna lines

Even by its own high standards, Asus outdid expectations with its Computex presser today. Not only did it announce a completely ridiculous home assistant robot and a thinner-than-a-MacBook laptop, but it also laid claim to having the first aluminum unibody phone free of unsightly antenna lines. …

ASUS' ZenBook 3 is thinner, lighter and faster than the MacBook

How much more can ASUS shave off of the ZenBook, its flagship ultraportable? Apparently, quite a bit. The company's new ZenBook 3, announced today at Computex, clocks in at just two pounds and 11.9mm (0.46 inches) thick. In comparison, the previous ZenBook UX305 weighed 2.64 pounds and measured …

Xiaomi Mi Max is a 6.44-inch behemoth of a phone

In April, Xiaomi teased the Mi Max, a phablet that has a large screen (Xiaomi would not say how big, exactly) but still manages fits in your …

Excursion Chicken and Pork Adobo

Let me share with you a memory. This has been a part of my life when I was growing-up — it can be a tradition or a regular practice (so to speak). …

Swimming Pools

Xiaomi Mi 5 review: This is how you build a flagship phone

I’ve been itching to try the Mi 5 ever since Xiaomi first unveiled its flagship for 2016 at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in February. When I got a chance to take a closer, but brief look at it at the press event, it seemed to check all the boxes for what a smartphone should have, both inside …

Phones

B&O Play's new Bluetooth speaker looks dope and lasts all day

The $249 A1 has a 24-hour battery and funky design<p>B&O Play has a new Bluetooth speaker out called the A1. It's the smallest Bluetooth speaker released by the company, and it features a battery that can last up to 24 hours between charges. The $249 A1 has a USB Type-C port for charging, and if you …

Zuk Z2 Pro is an Android flagship worthy of the title

Lenovo-owned Zuk just unveiled its new Z2 Pro Android phone, which ticks all the flagship boxes — plus a few extra, just to be safe. It's a followup to December's Z1, Zuk's well-priced but generic first offering. The phone runs the top-of-the-line Snapdragon 820 chipset, includes 6GB of RAM, and …

Nubia brings flagship photography to a cheap phone

It was 10 months ago when we talked about how China's Nubia was bringing its camera-centric Z9 smartphone to the US market, but if you check now, the store link on its official English website is no longer available. Instead, Nubia will be focusing on the Latin American, European and Indian …

Apple releases new 12-inch Retina MacBook: new processors, rose gold, better battery life

Apple has today released an update to the 12 inch Retina MacBook line, with new Skylake processors, overall better performance, and a new color: Rose Gold. The new internals have also allowed Apple to grab an extra hour of battery life out of the same sized product. The MacBook refresh keeps the …

Meizu says Pro 6 is the world's first 10-core smartphone

Have you heard of Meizu? It's another Chinese company that makes cheap smartphones. And while those used to come with the caveat of dubious build …

Check out the new LG G5: Fast performance, high-res screen and 2 back cameras

In this week's <i>Plugged In</i>, <i>Mashable</i> Tech Correspondent Ray Wong checks out LG's new flagship G5 Android and tells you how it <i>tries</i> to outperform its …

Oppo’s F1 Plus Android cares more about selfies than sunsets

Chinese handset maker Oppo is throwing its proverbial hat into the ring once again with a new flagship smartphone aimed at wooing buyers away from better-known household brands.<p>The handset keeps a similar appearance as Oppo’s R7s, but with an important addition – a fingerprint sensor where the …

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