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Microsoft may be throwing in the towel with Lumia Phones

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Android and iOS are undoubtedly the major players in the smartphone industry, and while three-four years ago, Blackberry and Windows Phone continued to exist, albeit with single digit market shares, now their market share has dipped even lower. Continue reading Microsoft may be throwing in the towel with Lumia Phones

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Android Nougat won’t be coming to Snapdragon 800/801 devices

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When releasing the next product in a product line, manufacturers are faced with a dilemma: Should they maintain compatibility with older products, and thus divert time and effort towards maintaining them, or should they ditch compatibility in favor of new features. Continue reading Android Nougat won’t be coming to Snapdragon 800/801 devices

Report: The new Macbook Pro is going to have a fingerprint sensor on its power button

Apple is pretty much the only company that can get away with selling old hardware. And by old hardware, we really mean old hardware. Not one year, not two years, but some Macbooks have hardware that is nearly four years old, which is a lifetime in the technology industry. Continue reading Report: The new Macbook Pro is going to have a fingerprint sensor on its power button

The next Nexus may have gesture-controls built into the fingerprint scanner

New Nexus phones may arrive in October with a Huawei flagship feature

Android Police reports that the next Nexus phones may have a fingerprint scanner that won’t just scan fingerprints, but may also recognize gestures. Continue reading The next Nexus may have gesture-controls built into the fingerprint scanner

Report: The Apple Watch 2 will have a thinner display and a thicker battery

Apple Watch 2's thinner screen hopefully means longer battery life

Battery life is one of the qualms that many smartwatch owners face, and that’s because it is hard to fit a large battery in these devices, and so the focus is on maximizing battery efficiency. Continue reading Report: The Apple Watch 2 will have a thinner display and a thicker battery

Report: Nintendo’s upcoming NX is going to be a portable console that plugs into your TV

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It is hard to believe that Nintendo was one of the linchpins of the videogame industy, given that its Wii U has been struggling to trade punches with Sony and Microsoft’s consoles. Its only successful console on the market is the 3DS, which has been showing signs of age. Continue reading Report: Nintendo’s upcoming NX is going to be a portable console that plugs into your TV

Report: Nintendo may be making a controller for smartphones

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Nintendo is probably the oldest gaming console company that still has hardware on the market, and that’d pretty incredible. Think about it, Nintendo weathered the market’s ups, downs and crashes, and withstood strong competition from Atari, Sega and the like, all of whom are either defunct or have pivoted into software.  Continue reading Report: Nintendo may be making a controller for smartphones

A new Apple patent introduces the possibility of an iPhone with a wrap-around screen

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Predicting future products by spotting company patents is a tricky business. More often than not, these companies are just exploring ideas and patent them to be on the safe side, and these concepts never actually materialize. Continue reading A new Apple patent introduces the possibility of an iPhone with a wrap-around screen

A day before Microsoft’s E3, the Xbox One Slim leaks in pictures

The PS3 and the Xbox 360 held on for over a decade, holding the mantle and cementing their place in history with one of the longest console lifespans. Continue reading A day before Microsoft’s E3, the Xbox One Slim leaks in pictures

Report: Apple might choose Intel for its next iPhone

imageThe smartphone chipset industry is pretty much dominated by Qualcomm, which forms the brains of almost all flagships, some midrange and some low end phones. Behind it is Mediatek, and that’s where the line is drawn for major chipset makers. You may consider Huawei with its Kirin SoCs a chipset maker, but no one uses them (except Huawei, of course), so we can’t consider them. Continue reading Report: Apple might choose Intel for its next iPhone