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DSLR-like optical zoom for smartphones coming next year tips HTC

DSLR-like optical zoom for smartphones coming next year tips HTC

HTC's Symon Whitehorn is the man to talk to at the smartphone maker if you want to know about the future of cameras in smartphones. Currently HTC is cramming some interesting tech inside its smartphones for camera users to enjoy like the duo camera that allows the user to refocus after an image is taken. HTC's camera future has some new features that may let you replace your full size camera altogether.

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OnePlus One Android phone to be invite-only at launch

OnePlus One Android phone to be invite-only at launch

Smartphone startup and CyanogenMod partner OnePlus has confirmed it will be running an invite-only order process when it launches the OnePlus One handset later this month, instantly frustrating some would-be buyers in the process. The phone, which will hit virtual shelves on April 23rd, will only be initially available in "limited quantities" and, prompting some ire, use a friends and contest system in order to distribute the invites.

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Sony Xperia Z2 Compact details leak in photos

Sony Xperia Z2 Compact details leak in photos

Today the smaller version of the Sony Xperia Z2 has surfaced in a number of photos from China. These images suggest that the smartphone will carry a look much like its larger brother, working with some heavily impressive specifications as it’s pushed in this smaller, more compact package.

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Eyefi Cloud makes photos instantly available on all your devices

Eyefi Cloud makes photos instantly available on all your devices

Eyefi has announced a new service called Eyefi Cloud that is designed to make any images you capture with a camera using an Eyefi memory card available instantly on the could service. There are apps and programs available for mobile phones, tablets, and computers that allow those photos to be instantly available on all of your devices. The goal of Eyefi Cloud is to remove the time-consuming process of having to share those photos across multiple devices.

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Apple, Google and more commit to smartphone kill switch

Apple, Google and more commit to smartphone kill switch

Apple, Google, HTC, Motorola, Nokia, Samsung, and the main US carriers have committed to implementing a cellphone "kill switch" on every new device made after July 2015, allowing owners to remotely wipe, lock, or brick their smartphone if lost or stolen. The agreement, dubbed the "Smartphone Anti-Theft Voluntary Commitment", will mean every participating vendor and carrier will offer an app for managing remote device security, and is intended to challenge the market for stolen phones.

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Google Q1 Earnings tap Motorola as “discontinued operations”

Google Q1 Earnings tap Motorola as “discontinued operations”

As it has been for the past several years, Google has reported a quarter in which they’re growing substantially. One of the more interesting things to have happened to the company in the first quarter of 2014 - also Google’s financial first quarter - is the sale of Motorola Mobility to Lenovo Group Limited. As such, the company began their presentation this week with a note on how they’ll be handling Motorola’s profits and losses from here until the final sale of the group.

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