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Huawei Honor V8 passes TENAA certification with dual camera

Huawei Honor V8 passes TENAA certification with dual camera

A few days back Huawei was teasing a new smartphone called the Honor V8 that was expected to have a dual camera configuration. At the time all Huawei offered in details was a few dark teaser images showing off what appears to be that dual camera configuration. The smartphone has now crossed TENAA in China for its required certifications and along with that testing come details on the device.

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HTC 10 pre-orders underway in UK as Aussie pricing unveiled

HTC 10 pre-orders underway in UK as Aussie pricing unveiled

HTC fans in the UK who have been wondering when they could get hands on the HTC 10 smartphone can now pre-order the device via Three. We have a few weeks to go before the smartphone will be delivered, Three shows the estimated delivery date to be Friday May 6. The HTC 10 will sell for £49 upfront and £38 per month.

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Solar Impulse finally leaves Hawaii to complete Pacific crossing

Solar Impulse finally leaves Hawaii to complete Pacific crossing

Earlier this week we talked a bit about the Solar Impulse solar-powered aircraft that had been grounded in Hawaii for an extended period of time. A severe overheating in the battery packs that store the solar energy led to damage requiring those batteries to be replaced. Earlier this week we had learned that test flights had been conducted and the aircraft was waiting for the ideal window to take off. That launch happened yesterday when the Solar Impulse left Kalaeloa, Hawaii.

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Asus VivoBook E403SA notebook has up to 14 hours of battery life

Asus VivoBook E403SA notebook has up to 14 hours of battery life

A very thin and lightweight notebook and a notebook with good battery life don’t always go together. The problem is thin and light machines often can't pack a large enough battery to give an all day runtime with use. The Asus VivoBook E403SA is thin with a profile of 17.9mm and it weighs in at 1.5 kg.

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DeWalt MD501Phone packs Qi charging into a rugged device

DeWalt MD501Phone packs Qi charging into a rugged device

Say the name DeWalt and what comes to mind for most people are tools for construction and other industries that you see down at the local home improvement store. DeWalt has followed Caterpillar into the rugged smartphone market with a device that even looks a lot like the Caterpillar offering. The DeWalt Phone has an IP68 rating to resist fine dust particles and can be submerged in 2 meters of water for up to 30 minutes and survive.

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Acer Liquid Zest Plus packs massive 5000mAh battery

Acer Liquid Zest Plus packs massive 5000mAh battery

Acer unveiled a pair of new smartphones back in February at MWC 2016. Those two devices were the Liquid Jade 2 and the Liquid Zest. Acer is back with another version of the latter called the Liquid Zest Plus and the feature that will grab the attention of most users is the big battery that the Zest Plus packs. Specifically that battery is 5,000 mAh in capacity.

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Xplova X5 cycling computer has integrated video camera

Xplova X5 cycling computer has integrated video camera

Acer has unveiled an interesting product that avid bicyclists will want to check out called the Xplova X5. The X5 is said to be the first cycling computer in the industry that also has video recording capabilities to target cycling clubs, event organizers, and other community members. The wide-angle camera can record scenes from the ride, including perhaps any brushes with road raging drivers that cyclists face.

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Opera browser gains free integrated VPN

Opera browser gains free integrated VPN

Opera has unveiled a new free VPN clients in the newest developer version of the Opera browser today that has no data usage caps. There are other VPN extensions out there, but Opera says that most of those are paid-subscriptions or have limited data use. Opera notes that you might want to use a VPN to keep your browsing habits private or to access region-restricted websites.

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Sony Xperia M Ultra tipped for 23MP dual rear camera in specs leak

Sony Xperia M Ultra tipped for 23MP dual rear camera in specs leak

It's virtually impossible for smartphone makers to plug all the leaks concerning unannounced products today. The latest leak offers up some specifications that are supposed to be seen in the Sony Xperia M Ultra smartphone when it launches. You'll want some salt with you as always with leaks that land on Weibo or any other social network.

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Pictar iPhone camera grip adds shutter release, selfie button, and more

Pictar iPhone camera grip adds shutter release, selfie button, and more

The iPhone certainly changed how people take photos, not because it was the first camera phone, but it was the first successful modern smartphone that took quality images. As time has gone by the iPhone camera has improved to the point where it is one of the most commonly used cameras out there. A new camera grip has debuted that wants to make the iPhone an even better camera and it is called the Pictar.

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Alcatel Onetouch Pop 7 LTE lands at T-Mobile with 7-inch display

Alcatel Onetouch Pop 7 LTE lands at T-Mobile with 7-inch display

T-Mobile has a new smaller screen tablet that customers can purchase that is called the Alcatel OneTouch Pop 7 LTE. The tablet supports 4G LTE connectivity as the name suggests and has a 7-inch display making it a smaller tablet. The big feature of this tablet isn't in the spec sheet; it's in the pricing of the device with the full retail price set at $129.99.

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Beoplay A1 Bluetooth speaker promises more bass on the go

Beoplay A1 Bluetooth speaker promises more bass on the go

BeoPlay has a new portable Bluetooth speaker that is designed to both allow you to listen to your favorite music wherever you are and to act as a speakerphone. With a speakerphone, you don’t have to keep your mobile crammed against your ear and multiple people can join in on a group call. The portable speaker is called the Beoplay A1 and its design delivers 360-degree sound.

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