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HTC tempts owner fury with ads in BlinkFeed

HTC tempts owner fury with ads in BlinkFeed

HTC will be injecting adverts into its BlinkFeed Android news reader, part of a pilot program to see if it can squeeze a little extra revenue from users. BlinkFeed, launched on the original HTC One M7, occupies a dedicated homescreen pane and delivers a combination of news headlines and social media updates, but now a select few HTC owners will begin to see promotional content in there too.

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HTC snubs ASUS’ buyout hints

HTC snubs ASUS’ buyout hints

ASUS Chairman Johnny Shih might have just been throwing suggestions in the air, in pubic, but HTC is making its official stance known. It isn't interested in a merger. These words were posted in Taiwan's stock exchange, responding to Shih's statements to shareholders last week. If it did happen, it would be the largest move to consolidate Taiwan's smartphone industry, though both companies, and not just HTC, would have probably benefited from such a union. For now, however, HTC is sticking to its own guns, no matter how bleak the situation may be.

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ASUS reportedly considering HTC acquisition

ASUS reportedly considering HTC acquisition

There could be a shake-up on the horizon for two of Taiwan's biggest tech manufacturers. On Friday, ASUS Chairman Johnny Shih made comments about acquiring HTC, iterating that it was an option that hasn't been ruled out. So, nothing is confirmed at this point, but it sure sounds like a good match on paper. PC-maker ASUS would get a decent leg up in the smartphone market, and HTC has been really struggling this year with steep financial losses, and the company latest flagship, the One M9, has largely been a disappointment.

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HTC One M9 gets updated: camera and cooling improved

HTC One M9 gets updated: camera and cooling improved

HTC might be getting a lot of flak lately over it's dismal performance and its disappointing flagship, but one can't fault the OEM for lack of trying. Ever since it launched, the HTC One M9 has repeatedly been update to address some common complaints, particularly around the camera and the overheating that Qualcomm still denies. At least, as much as software updates can fix them. Another round of updates is working its way to devices in waves, bringing in some more improvements, like better noise reduction and smarter heat management.

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iPhone used for promo photo of HTC’s 24K-gold One M9

iPhone used for promo photo of HTC’s 24K-gold One M9

Oops. Some HTC employee has probably found themselves in a great deal of trouble today. The Taiwanese company has just announced a limited edition of its One M9 smartphone that comes in 24-karat gold. As is typical, HTC tweeted a few promotional photos of the phone. One image offers a detailed look at the back side of the luxurious One M9 model, complete with its shiny gold surface. And there in the reflection can one see the photo is being taken with an iPhone.

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Valve’s VR headset unboxing and super cute illustrated manual

Valve’s VR headset unboxing and super cute illustrated manual

It has begun - Valve and HTC have shipped the first round of Vive VR headsets to developers of all sorts. What you're about to see is a series of photos of the Vive Dev Kit manual, the box, and the headset itself, as shipped to users across the United States, Canada, and abroad. As Valve's Chet Faliszek suggests, "this first wave includes a wide range of developers from major movie studios, triple A developers, to small indie teams working on their first title."

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HTC to launch “hero product” in October to offset One M9

HTC to launch “hero product” in October to offset One M9

HTC just recently changed CEOs, surprisingly right after it announced what should have been its 2015 flagship. And one of the first big acts of new chief exec Cher Wang was to bow at a shareholders' meeting in order to apologize for the company's rather dismal performance. She admits that HTC has let people down, particularly its investors, but that shouldn't be the end of the story. Among the changes that must be made, which includes marketing and product strategies, HTC will be launching a new "hero product" in October to balance the failure of the One M9.

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HTC One ME sports HTC’s sharpest display, and you can’t have it

HTC One ME sports HTC’s sharpest display, and you can’t have it

This morning HTC revealed the HTC One ME, a device with a display pixel density of a whopping 564.85 PPI. With 1440 x 2560 pixels (otherwise known as "2K"), across its 5.2-inch display, this machine out-sharps the HTC One M9, a device with a 5-inch display at 1080p - that's 441 PPI. This new HTC One ME works with a brand new processor as well, MediaTek's Helio X10. This is a 64-bit mobile processor with a 2.2GHz octa-core CPU. This device will be appearing in China first in three color variations.

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HTC confirms there will be no One Mini 3 [UPDATE: Not so fast!]

HTC confirms there will be no One Mini 3 [UPDATE: Not so fast!]

If you're attracted to HTC's new flagship smartphone, the One M9, but were holding out for a model featuring a slightly smaller screen, it's time to let go of that hope. Head of HTC's North Asia division, Jack Tong, has stated that they will not be continuing the One Mini line of phones*, instead maintaining focus on devices with 5-inch screens and larger. Tong made the comment at the Taiwan launch of the One M9+, adding that the smartphone market as a whole is moving away from smaller screen phones.

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