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Amazon Fire Phone 2 on the way

Amazon Fire Phone 2 on the way

Amazon CEO Fire Phone Jeff Bezos has indicated that another Fire Phone is on the way. At a Business Insider conference in New York, Bezos spoke with Henry Blodget, CEO of Business Insider. There in reference to what he thought about the state of the Fire Phone, Bezos suggested "ask me in some number of years." He added, "it's going to take several iterations." This after of Amazon via Senior VP of Devices David Limp told Fortune earlier this year: "we're also willing to say, 'we missed.' And so we corrected."

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AirDroid 3 mini-Review

AirDroid 3 mini-Review

Blurring the lines between desktop and mobile devices for years now, the development team at Sand Studio have released AirDroid 3. AirDroid 3 is the biggest update to the AirDroid ecosystem since the beginning, this system allows you to have pop-up notifications from your phone appear on your desktop computer's home screen. SMS messages appear and are able to be replied to with a tap, and you'll be able to take and make calls from your desktop as well.

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YotaPhone 2 first-impressions – Odd E Ink Allure

YotaPhone 2 first-impressions – Odd E Ink Allure

You have to give the team at Yota credit for not giving up on their dual-display smartphone dream. The original YotaPhone was a curious - but flawed - riff on the Android smartphone, a regular screen on one side and an E Ink panel on the back, let down by immature software and hardware. Now, with the YotaPhone 2, the company believes both concept and product are ready for the mass market. I’ve been trying the new smartphone out this week ahead of sales kicking off today, and it’s clear there certainly are advantages over opting for more screens, rather than just bigger ones. Read on for some first-impressions.

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Galaxy S6 details in the wings as A7 appears for certification

Galaxy S6 details in the wings as A7 appears for certification

Tenna strikes again, releasing information about the Galaxy A7 before Samsung can officially announce the device on its own. This is Samsung's thinnest smartphone - the thinnest phone they've ever made, that is to say - and it may be pushing clues as to what the Samsung Galaxy S6 might have in store. Metal, for starters - metal-rimmed, not unlike the Galaxy Note 4 - and a body that's 6.3mm thin. Are these the sort of features that'd bring you back into the Samsung fold for 2015?

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Bluetooth 4.2 will get faster, more private [UPDATE]

Bluetooth 4.2 will get faster, more private [UPDATE]

One of the most-used connections between your smart devices is about to get a whole lot faster and more secure. The folks at the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) officially adopted a new standard of Bluetooth technology, Bluetooth 4.2. Bluetooth is now in nearly every smartphone and tablet on the market, and with this new specification, the technology can expand before devices are even at the point at which developers have found use-cases. The next generation of Bluetooth devices - coming as soon as this Spring, in some cases, will have more secure connections, faster connections, and a more diverse portfolio of connectivity options.

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iPhone 6 allegedly infringes on Chinese OEM design patent

iPhone 6 allegedly infringes on Chinese OEM design patent

In a rather ironic turn of events, it might be Apple who will soon be in trouble for copying someone else's smartphone design, depending on how much weight you put on this claim. Chinese company Digione isn't exactly the most popular in the market, at least when compared to the likes of Xiaomi or OPPO, so it is akin to a David versus Goliath legal battle. And the battle cry is something we've heard before. Supposedly, the iPhone 6 infringes on Digione's patented design for its own 100+ brand.

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Metal clad Samsung Galaxy A7 SM-A7009 lands at TENAA

Metal clad Samsung Galaxy A7 SM-A7009 lands at TENAA

Samsung's new metallic family is about to be complete, at least in China. After the Galaxy A5, model number SM-A5000, appeared in Samsung's Chinese website last week, it is the turn of the Galaxy A7 model to surface, but this time only in a TENAA filing, which means we have in our hands quite a few details. Although the largest of the three Galaxy Alpha successors, the SM-A7009 still sports hardware that undoubtedly marks it as a mid-range smartphone, albeit in somewhat premium coating.

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COBI System wants to make any bike a whole lot smarter

COBI System wants to make any bike a whole lot smarter

You may have heard of smart bicycles, like Baidu's for example, and you even have dreamt of owning one. But maybe you don't have the money to splurge on another bike or don't want to replace your own professional and faithful ride. Well, there's good news for bikers. iCradle wants to give you that smart bike by not giving you a smart bike. Instead, COBI is a "bike system", a collection of parts that work in concert with each other to deliver functionality similar to a smart car. Except, well, on a bike.

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YotaPhone 2 launches, available in Europe this week

YotaPhone 2 launches, available in Europe this week

Russian company Yota has finally taken off the veils from the second generation YotaPhone in two consecutive events in Moscow and London. The YotaPhone 2, one of the brighter stars in this year's CES and MWC expos, gives more class and more power to an already appealing concept. Aside from having a second screen driven entirely by e-ink technology, YotaPhone adds touch to that display, giving users practically two touch screens, switching between the two as the need arises and conserving power along the way.

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IBM: iOS blows Android away in Cyber Monday shopping

IBM: iOS blows Android away in Cyber Monday shopping

Cyber Monday is a day meant for online deals from around the Internet. A day when you can shop without ever leaving home, and get things not available in stores at a discount. Like they did last week, IBM has released their user stats for Cyber Monday shopping. Unlike black Friday, the disparity between Android and iOS wasn’t even close, with iOS users outpacing Android owner purchases 4:1. Online sales were up 8.5% over 2013, too, with mobile traffic accounting for nearly half of all online browsing.

 

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