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Essential phone to be more than a month late

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 7 hours, 12 mins ago

Although it was supposed to arrive by the end on June, Essential's first smartphone, the PH-1, is still nowhere to be found.

 

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The phone was announced by Andy Rubin, the co-founder of Android, back in May and up until now, we didn't have any updates or reasons of the delay.

 

Today, twenty days after the expected launch date, Andy Rubin has sent out emails to users who pre-ordered the phone. In the email, Rubin says that they are now "going through certification and testing with multiple US and international carriers." Rubin also states that the device would be in user's hand in "a few weeks."

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Intel accuses Qualcomm of monopolistic behavior

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: 9 hours, 10 mins ago

Intel has thrown their hat into the ring in the fight between Qualcomm and Apple. The reality is that they are kind of the source of this fight, to begin with, and if you look at Apple's complaints, they sound written from Intel's perspective.

 

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The irony, of course, is that Intel is the chip company in question that is supposed to be the only competitor to Qualcomm. Intel accusing anyone of monopolistic behavior after what they did to AMD in the past is laughable.

 

Apple and Qualcomm accuse Qualcomm of being monopolistic, but Qualcomm has many competitors including Huawei, Samsung, Spreadtrum, and MediaTek.

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New Note8 leak shows awkwardly placed fingerprint sensor

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 10 hours, 46 mins ago

Samsung revealed that they would launch the Galaxy Note8 in a month, on August 23rd. The Note8 is one of the most anticipated phones of this year, and therefore there are many rumors and leaks surrounding the device. Many people were eagerly awaiting the Note7 last year and had to either give theirs up or never get one due to the recall.

 

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Samsung posted a promotional poster, so we know that despite some rumors, the Note8 will keep the symmetrical design. However, there's one question that still hasn't been answered - what's happening with the fingerprint sensor?

 

Although we have heard many ideas, it seems that the fingerprint sensor is staying in the awkward position on the back of the device next to the camera, same as the S8 and S8+.

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Samsung Galaxy S8 officially discounted by up to $300

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 11 hours, 56 mins ago

If you wanted to get the Galaxy S8 or S8+, but it was too expensive for you, now is your chance to get the device at a solid discount.

 

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For a limited time, the company is selling unlocked versions of its latest flagships for $150 off. That drops the price of the Galaxy S8 from $725 to $575 and the price of the Galaxy S8+ from $825 to $675.

 

You can also get another $150 discount with a qualifying trade-in. Some of the phones that you can trade-in for extra $150 off are Galaxy Note5, S5, and newer S-series phones, iPhone SE, 5S and newer iPhones, LG G4 and newer, and Google's Pixel or Pixel XL.

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Qualcomm's Snapdragon 836 will debut with the Pixel 2

By: Lana Jelic | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: 13 hours, 18 mins ago

In the months leading up to the launch of Samsung's Galaxy Note8, we have heard rumors that the device might be powered by Qualcomm's yet-to-be-announced Snapdragon 836.

 

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Samsung has confirmed that the phone would be launched on August 23rd, but according to a new report, it won't feature the Snapdragon 836 but will instead be powered by Snapdragon 835, the same SoC used in S8 and HTC U11.

 

The same report says that Qualcomm plans to introduce the Snapdragon 836 with the Google Pixel 2. We saw the same scenario last year when Qualcomm debuted the Snapdragon 821 with Google's Pixel.

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Samsung to produce chips for the iPhone 9, LG batteries

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 14 hours, 41 mins ago

While we are still waiting for this year's iPhone(s), there are already rumors floating around about next year's device allegedly named the iPhone 9.

 

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We recently learned that Samsung would manufacture Apple's 7nm A12 chipset, which should power the iPhone 9. This is a huge accomplishment for Samsung since the company lost the deal with Apple back in 2013 to its Taiwanese rival TSMC.

 

According to Korea Economic Daily's report, Apple also reached an agreement regarding iPhone 9's batteries. The iPhone's L-shaped batteries should be manufactured by LG.

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Facebook is working on a modular smartphone

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 16 hours, 9 mins ago

In a patent published by the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Facebook describes a modular device that can be used as a phone.

 

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The tech giant submitted a patent for a "modular electromechanical device" that can incorporate a speaker, microphone, touch display, GPS, and even function as a phone.

 

This isn't the first time we have heard about such an idea. Google already tried to do something similar with their ambitious Project Ara, but it didn't make any significant impact. Interestingly, many key members of Google's Project Ara team now work at Facebook's Building 8 group, the team responsible for this patent.

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Samsung's 1st dual camera phone has an Always On Display

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 17 hours, 27 mins ago

It has been rumored that the Galaxy C10 might be Samsung's first smartphone with a dual camera setup. The upcoming Galaxy Note8 should also have a dual camera, but apparently, the Galaxy C10 will be launched before the Note device. Since the Note8 will debut on August 23rd, it remains to be seen if the Korean giant will launch the C10 within the next month.

 

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Now, new photos of the upcoming C10 have emerged showing that the phone will feature Always On Display and confirming dual rear camera setup.

 

The Galaxy C10 should be powered by a Snapdragon 660 and come with 6GB of RAM. There's also a possibility that some markets might receive the same device powered by Samsung's Exynos 7872 with six CPU cores. It is expected that it will ship with a 6-inch Full HD display.

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$32 million of Ethereum stolen by hackers

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: 1 day, 2 hours ago

With all of the fluctuations surrounding digital currency and more specifically Ethereum, hackers were able to take a huge $32 million of Ethereum from Parity.

 

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The hackers attacked a vulnerability of Parity, an Ethereum walelet that has implemented multi-sig wallets, securing 153,000 worth of Ether, valued at $32 million at the time of the theft. Parity posted a security alert on July 19, stating that the vulnerability had been fixed, adding "any user with assets in a multi-sig wallet created in Parity Wallet prior to 19/07/17 23:14:56 CEST" was still vulnerable to Ether theft.

 

Ethereum co-founder Gavin Wood also founded Parity, with Parity quickly becoming one of the most trusted wallets available. CyberScoop has reported that a bunch of white hat hackers saved Parity users from even more devastation, taking the remaining multi-sig wallets that were filled with $75 million worth of Ether - a huge 377,000 worth. The hackers have promised to return the $75 million worth of Ethereum once the vulnerability has been fixed.

Fake AMD Ryzen CPUs have been sent by Amazon

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: 1 day, 3 hours ago

There have been two consumers that have ordered AMD Ryzen 7 1700 processors from Amazon, but they didn't receive a real CPU - because in 2017, that's a thing.

 

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Both of the Ryzen CPUs were in fact Intel Celeron CPUs that were disguised as Ryzen 7 1700 processors. Reddit user sh00ter999 posted an image to Reddit of what was meant to be the Ryzen 7 1700, and instead it was actually an Intel Celeron processor that looked like a really poor attempt at an AMD Ryzen chip.

 

The "Ryzen 7 1700" shipped with the wrong, and even damanged heat sink, with packaging that looked dodgy as well. There were no pins on the bottom of the CPU, and mixed with the pinless AM4 socket, could've resulted in damaging a motherboard if someone pushed down too hard on the heat sink when installing it.

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