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Xiaomi accused of stealing Jawbone’s speaker design

Xiaomi accused of stealing Jawbone’s speaker design

Chinese company Xiaomi has been accused of ripping off one of Jawbone's speaker designs, an accusation that isn't the least bit surprising to anyone familiar with Xiaomi's long list of 'inspired' looks. The speaker in question is the Xiaomi Mi Speaker Box, a portable Bluetooth speaker that looks strikingly similar to the Jawbone Jambox speakers. Though both have their own individual design choices, the Xiaomi's speaker grille design is remarkably similar to the one found on the Mini Jambox.

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Hugo Barra: Xiaomi still coming to the US, but not in a rush

Hugo Barra: Xiaomi still coming to the US, but not in a rush

In the Android smartphone market, few names outside of brands like Samsung, LG, and other international giants make it to headlines. China’s Xiaomi, of course, remains the exception, sparking interest and even demand in countries outside of its focus markets like China and India. Interest in Xiaomi’s smartphones in the US, however, might be waning as the company continues to drag its feet in a Western expansion. Company VP of International Hugo Barra, formerly a Google exec, reassures fans that Xiaomi still has the US in its sights. That said, it is in no rush to get there and wants to time things right or risk actually doing more harm than good to Xiaomi’s image.

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Xiaomi Mi Note 2 to have dual curved edge screen variant

Xiaomi Mi Note 2 to have dual curved edge screen variant

Curved is the new black, at least as far as screens go. With the curved Galaxy Note 7, Samsung is practically sending a message that its future flagship models will have the same non-flat surface. And while Chinese manufacturers are not exactly strangers to that design, Xiaomi, one of the most prominent among them, has so far held back. That is about to change if this Mi Note 2 leak is real, hinting that still to be announced phablet will, like its Samsung namesake, have a screen that curves at the side edges.

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Xiaomi Redmi 4, Mi Note 2 specs leaked, coming later this month

Xiaomi Redmi 4, Mi Note 2 specs leaked, coming later this month

Xiaomi may have just announced the Redmi Pro less than two weeks ago, but it looks like the Chinese giant has no plans to slow down any time soon. In fact, with barely a month in between announcements, Xiaomi is rumored to be revealing not one but two new models. The Mi Note 2 and the Redmi 4 are veritably the successors of two of Xiaomi's most popular lines, and they will unsurprisingly step up the game. Without stepping up the price, at least not too much.

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Xiaomi Mi VR gets official, availability unknown

Xiaomi Mi VR gets official, availability unknown

Xiaomi is mostly known for its smartphones, but that's not all it does. It makes all sorts of other devices ranging from rice cookers to fitness trackers with lots of stuff in between. Its latest product has just gone official and it’s a VR headset, which considering the VR craze right now is no surprise. The device is called the Xiaomi Mi VR and it was announced today in China.

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Xiaomi Redmi Pro packs up to Helios X25 10-core CPU

Xiaomi Redmi Pro packs up to Helios X25 10-core CPU

Xiaomi has rolled out a new flagship smartphone called the Redmi Pro that is available in three different versions. The difference between the trio is price, RAM, and processor type. The entry-level version of the Redmi Pro uses a Helio X20 processor paired with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage with a price of RMB 1499.

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Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air wants to compete with Apple

Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air wants to compete with Apple

Xiaomi is a Chinese maker of smartphones that we talk about often enough and the last time we talked about the company there were some rumors floating around about a notebook. That rumor has turned out to be true with Xiaomi officially unveiled a pair of notebook models with a Mi Notebook Air 13.3" and a Mi Notebook Air 12.5" notebook. Both of the machines are impressively thin and have nice hardware inside.

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Xiaomi teases Redmi Pro, signs of Note 4, laptop also surface

Xiaomi teases Redmi Pro, signs of Note 4, laptop also surface

Xiaomi has an even scheduled for later this month, the 27th of July to be exact, to unveil a new product. Although it hasn't exactly revealed what that is yet, it has officially teased something that it is calling a "Redmi Pro". Given how the "Redmi" brand has been used for its more affordable smartphones, it won't be surprising if the Chinese manufacturer does announce such a device. There are, however, numerous leaks that hint that Xiaomi's event might be a more colorful and product packed one than initially expected.

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Xiaomi’s “MacBook Air” laptops might be unveiled next week

Xiaomi’s “MacBook Air” laptops might be unveiled next week

Xiaomi is getting into a lot of "smart" products these days beyond smart phones and smart tablets. There are smart rice cookers and smart bikes, for example. So why not a smart portable computer, a.k.a. a laptop? It just so happens that the Chinese company is rumored to be doing exactly that. In fact, it has an even scheduled later this month to unveil a new product and, while most of is fans think it will be a new smartphone, sources are claiming it will, instead, be two laptops in the style of the Apple's MacBook Airs.

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Xiaomi Yi 4K Action Cam launches in the US

Xiaomi Yi 4K Action Cam launches in the US

Xiaomi has just officially brought another one of its products to the US market and, no, it's not a smartphone. Announced last May is an upgraded Yi action cam that, among other things, stepped up the video recording game with the capability to shoot 4K quality at 30 fps rates, a rare feat in the action camera market. Now Xiaomi's Yi sub-brand is making that camera widely available in the US, in time for Amazon Prime Day on July 12, and slapping on a relatively affordable $250 price tag.

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Xiaomi makes an electric bike that’s actually pretty rad

Xiaomi makes an electric bike that’s actually pretty rad

In an announcement that should surprise nobody, Xiaomi has entered another new market with an electric bicycle. It's called the Mi Qicycle Electric Folding Bike, and it's just launched this morning in Beijing, China. According to Xiaomi's Vincent Khoo, "Xiaomi is not a smartphone company, but we are a technology company. Why not enter another field such as transportation?" This bike folds up, runs on a rather massive battery, and comes with its own app.

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The best Android phones of 2016 – A mid-year comparative overview

The best Android phones of 2016 – A mid-year comparative overview

Half of the year is almost over and save for some that release two smartphone flagships a year, most Android OEMs have already revealed their hands. That means it's the perfect time to take stock of some of the crème de la crème that manufacturers have to offer for 2016. Or at least what they consider to be the best. Who gets in and who is left out of the party? Of course, many of them share some similar specs and features, but each does bring something unique to the table, or promise to do so. Without further ado, there are 2016's stars, in order of appearance (a.k.a. reveal date).

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