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The Note 5's S Pen can go in backward and damage the phone
— 10:10 AM on August 25, 2015

The folks at Android Police have uncovered a serious design flaw in the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 handset. The device's stylus, called the S...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Cortana public beta on Android can replace your launcher
— 7:32 AM on August 25, 2015

If you have an Android phone, and you've been itching to talk to Cortana, now's your chance. Microsoft has opened the Android public beta for...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Personal tech

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Microsoft MobileFusion makes 3D scans with a smartphone camera
— 5:16 PM on August 24, 2015

Microsoft's Kinect SDK has allowed apps to perform 3D mapping for a while, but the Kinect is hardly ubiquitous or portable—let alone something many...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing Software Personal tech

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Intel chops down Mini-ITX to make 5x5 motherboards
— 5:01 PM on August 24, 2015

Intel has pulled back the curtain on a new mobo format called 5x5. 5x5 boards are smaller than Mini-ITX mobos, but they retain support for...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Systems

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In Win's 805 ATX case puts USB Type-C under glass
— 1:44 PM on August 24, 2015

In Win has a history of making some beautiful, if not terribly practical, PC cases. The company's glass-and-aluminum 805 mid-tower case does have...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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Phanteks spices up its Enthoo ITX case with two contrasty colors
— 12:10 PM on August 24, 2015

Phanteks' Enthoo Evolv ITX has been available for some time now in an all-black finish, but the company is spicing up the Evolv...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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British fuel-cell firm shows off a hydrogen-powered iPhone
— 11:27 AM on August 24, 2015

Intelligent Energy, a British power company that specialises in fuel cell technology, has unveiled a working prototype of an iPhone 6 powered by...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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iPhone 6 Plus taking blurry photos? Apple will replace it
— 10:22 AM on August 24, 2015

If something seems off about the shots from the rear camera on your iPhone 6 Plus lately, you may not be seeing things. Apple...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Mac

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The Galaxy Note 5 has the best mobile screen ever, says DisplayMate
— 9:15 AM on August 24, 2015

The eggheads at DisplayMate have taken a good, hard look at the Samsung Galaxy Note 5's display, and they like what they see....

Type: News story Tags: Displays Mobile computing

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Solid-state electrolytes could make for denser, safer batteries
— 7:39 AM on August 24, 2015

Anybody who's ever used a cell phone, tablet, or laptop with a rechargeable battery wants more—more battery life and more usable charging cycles. Owners would also prefer...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing Personal tech

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iPhone owners can take 30-day test drives of Galaxy phones for $1
— 3:52 PM on August 21, 2015

Samsung has launched an aggressive marketing campaign called the Ultimate Test Drive, which lets iPhone owners borrow one of its Galaxy phones—the S6 edge,...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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OnePlus 2 firmware update fixes Stagefright vulnerability
— 12:14 PM on August 21, 2015

Like most Android phones, the OnePlus 2 shipped vulnerable to Stagefright attacks. The company has corrected that issue in an over-the-air (OTA) firmware...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Kansas City, the TR meetup is tonight!
— 11:22 AM on August 21, 2015

If you're in the Kansas City area and have some free time this evening, consider coming out...

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report

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Rumor: BlackBerry Android phone with slide-out keyboard pictured
— 9:46 AM on August 21, 2015

It looks like BlackBerry may be soon making yet another comeback attempt. Noted hardware sleuth Evan Blass, also known as @evleaks, has posted what...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Security-oriented Blackphone 2 set for September release
— 11:41 AM on August 20, 2015

Silent Circle is releasing a new version of its Blackphone, creatively named Blackphone 2. The device runs a security-oriented version of Android called...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Report: Q2 smartphone sales growth slowest since 2013
— 10:12 AM on August 20, 2015

Gartner has released its analysis of the worldwide smartphone market for the last quarter.  The report, uh, reports the market's lowest quarterly growth rate...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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Asus' MG278Q mixes FreeSync and a 1-ms response time
— 8:16 AM on August 20, 2015

Asus has announced the MG278Q, a 27" FreeSync monitor boasting a 1-ms gray-to-gray response time. The MG278Q joins the MG279Q, another 27" FreeSync monitor that...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Intel plans to support VESA Adaptive-Sync displays
— 5:20 PM on August 19, 2015

IDF — In a Q&A session this afternoon, I asked Intel Fellow and Chief Graphics Software Architect David Blythe about Intel's position on supporting the...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays

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