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OnePlus 3 images leak again, showing off type-c connector

OnePlus 3 images leak again, showing off type-c connector

Leaks about the OnePlus 3 smartphone keep on coming; the lasts leak is a series of six photos that are claimed to be of a prototype device. If this is actually a prototype OnePlus 3 smartphone, its final design could change significantly or the images could be bogus altogether. The first image shows a shot of what appears to be the phones left side with a single slider, presumably for power, on it.

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ZTE Axon 7 launching at Chinese event May 26

ZTE Axon 7 launching at Chinese event May 26

ZTE is set to launch a new flagship smartphone in China this month. The launch event will be held on May 26. The name many expected the device to go by was the ZTE Axon 2, which would follow the company’s traditional naming convention. According to the invites that have gone out to Chinese media, the flagship device launched at the show will be called the Axon 7.

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Nintendo plans to invest in movie business

Nintendo plans to invest in movie business

Gaming company Nintendo has announced what it plans to do with the loot it makes from selling its stake in MLB team the Seattle Mariners once the sale is finalized. According to company spokesman Makoto Wakae the final details of how the proceeds from exiting the MLB owners club could be used for a theater release or a DVD release. This wouldn't be the first time that Nintendo has licensed its game creations for a flick.

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Hyundai unveils robot exoskeleton that gives you super-strength

Hyundai unveils robot exoskeleton that gives you super-strength

Hyundai has unveiled a very cool robot exoskeleton that reminds more than a little of the suits worn in the Tom Cruise flick "Edge of Tomorrow". Hyundai says that its wearable robot prototype is sort of like an Iron Man suit and allows the wearer to lift hundreds of kilograms. The automaker sees the exoskeleton as being useful in factories, the military, and in physical rehabilitation in the future.

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LG Phoenix 2 lands at AT&T for GoPhone customers

LG Phoenix 2 lands at AT&T for GoPhone customers

Fans of the AT&T pre-paid mobile service GoPhone have a new device to choose that is available now called the LG Phoenix 2. The smartphone can be purchased directly from Att.com for $99.99 right now. It will be available to purchase in national retail stores starting on May 14 and in AT&T stores on June 10. The Phoenix 2 is offered exclusively in black at AT&T.

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Battery Base for Amazon Echo lets you take it on the go

Battery Base for Amazon Echo lets you take it on the go

If you are one of the many folks who find that Amazon Echo to be a useful device for all sorts of things might have wished you could take Echo with you on the go. In fact, back in January rumors were swirling that Amazon was working on a portable version of Echo just for this group of users. Mission Power has unveiled a new accessory for the Amazon Echo called the Battery Base for Echo.

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Pizza Hut sets world record for highest altitude pizza delivery

Pizza Hut sets world record for highest altitude pizza delivery

As part of its celebration for entering its 100th country, Pizza Hut has set a new Guinness World Record for the highest altitude pizza delivery on land. The pizza was delivered to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania and was delivered at an altitude of 19,341 feet. General Manager of Pizza Hut Africa, Randall Blackford and a team of other employees, made the record setting delivery.

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Origami robot is able to unfold and treat stomach injuries when swallowed

Origami robot is able to unfold and treat stomach injuries when swallowed

Researchers from the University of Sheffield, Tokyo Institute of Technology, and MIT have teamed up to demonstrate a new foldable origami robot that can be ingested and then controlled inside the stomach to treat internal wounds or remove things like button batteries from the stomach. Button batteries are at times swallowed by children and can cause great injury if left alone. The ingestible robot starts in a digestible capsule that is swallowed.

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Republic Wireless launching seven more phones in July

Republic Wireless launching seven more phones in July

If you are the sort out to save some money on your monthly costs one place you might want to save is on your wireless plan. Republic Wireless is one of the cheaper carriers out there and it has announced that it will have seven new smartphones for you to choose from in July. One of the new devices is the Moto X Pure Edition with a 5.7-inch quad HD screen, 32GB of storage, 3GB of RAM, and a 21MP camera.

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Barclays to launch payment system to rival Android Pay

Barclays to launch payment system to rival Android Pay

Android users in the UK will have another contactless payment service to try out with Barclays launching its own in June. The Barclays contactless payment service for Android devices is said to be the UK's first such service and it will let users pay in stores via their mobile device. The service comes about a year after Apple Pay launched in the UK.

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Sign language translating gloves turn sign language into audio

Sign language translating gloves turn sign language into audio

Two undergraduate students from the University of Washington have created a glove that could make a huge different in how people who use sign language communicate with people who don't understand sign language. The glove is able to translate gestures made in American Sign Language (ASL) into English and then says what the gestures mean via attached speakers. The invention is called the SignAloud glove.

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Android Wear smartwatch running Windows 7 because why not

Android Wear smartwatch running Windows 7 because why not

Wearables by nature such as Android Wear smartwatches have tiny screens. The screen has to be very small to fit on the wrist, but has to be large enough that the image is easily viewable and you can actually touch the icons. This is why you tend to get apps with very few large icons or buttons on the screen at once so you can see them. As you can tell in the image here, this particular Android Wear smartwatch is running an OS that certainly isn't Android based.

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