This iPhone 8 just went full Android

This iPhone 8 just went full Android

Now that the Internet has a pretty good idea of what the iPhone 8 is going to look like, pictures like these are coming in quick. What we've got here is a series of images which use the iPhone 8's body - also a concept based on leaks as a base. This series of images makes a user interface that's built "based on an Android user's expectations."

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ASUS ZenFone 4 series is too many phones, too obsessed with selfies

ASUS ZenFone 4 series is too many phones, too obsessed with selfies

ASUS has kicked off this lovely Thursday by announcing not one, not two, but four new phones in the ZenFone 4 family. Two of these phones - the ZenFone 4 Pro and the standard ZenFone 4 - will likely appeal to mainstream users who want a mid-to-high-end flagship. The other two phones are part of the ZenFone 4 Selfie Series, and the type of people those phones are targeted at should be instantly clear, given the name.

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Essential Phone ships next week: Here’s how to get one

Essential Phone ships next week: Here’s how to get one

After weeks of hearing Essential promising that a release date was just around the corner, we now finally know when the Essential Phone will be available for order. Just one day after shipping notifications started going out to those who reserved an Essential Phone, the company announced that the phone is available today. If you're interested in picking one up, there are a few places where you'll be able to find the Essential Phone.

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Synology DS416play NAS review: multimedia cloud at your fingertips

Synology DS416play NAS review: multimedia cloud at your fingertips

Every year, our homes become mini data centers, with the addition of new computers and mobile devices as well as the introduction of smart home and IoT appliances. We not only consume more massive amounts of data and content, we also produce just as much via our smartphones, digital cameras, and software. The measly hard drives confined to our desktops are no longer sufficient. We need a data storage that is not only capable of storing that much data but can also grant access to the same quickly and painlessly. Fortunately, Synology’s DS416play NAS offers storage, reliability, and convenience in one neat and affordable package for your home.

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Samsung Smart TVs can now Shazam what’s playing on screen

Samsung Smart TVs can now Shazam what’s playing on screen

We’ve all been there. We hear a catchy or familiar tune playing on TV but, for the life of us, can’t name it. Even if the magic of Google, it’s not that easy to remember that song, much less discover it for the first time. That is the somewhat niche market that Shazam serves. Now that ability is available on your Tizen-powered Samsung Smart TV, ready to name that tune for your and even stream music based on that newly discovered song.

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Ford patent shows autonomous auto future with or without steering wheel

Ford patent shows autonomous auto future with or without steering wheel

Many automotive enthusiasts are on the fence a bit about the autonomous future. Auto enthusiasts like to drive and some fear the autonomous autos will take that ability from us eventually. At the same time, there are certainly conditions where not having to drive is ideal, you only have to drive through the mountains of Colorado to know being able to look around is a good thing. A Ford patent application has turned up that shows the automaker's vision of a future where you might be able to drive your car when you want, and pull the steering wheel and pedals out when you want to be driven.

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ASUS VivoBook W202 laptop joins the Windows 10 S stable

ASUS VivoBook W202 laptop joins the Windows 10 S stable

It’s back to school time, which means that for some students or their parents, it’s also time to invest in a new, or their first, school laptop. Taking advantage of this unique shopping season, Microsoft and its OEM partners have gotten the ball rolling with a team of Windows 10 S computers. The latest to join the team is ASUS’ very first Windows 10 S laptop, the VivoBook W202, which is, quite honestly, going to have a hard time standing out from the rest.

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Genesis app now works with Google Assistant, supports starting with your voice

Genesis app now works with Google Assistant, supports starting with your voice

Depending on where you live in the country, it might be hot in the mornings or it might be cold. Whatever direction the thermostat has taken on any given day for many people much of the year you don't want to get into a car without giving it time to get the climate suitable. Genesis owners can now use their voice to do things with their car from the comfort of their home including remote start, remote locking, and you can send destinations to the car using your voice and Google Home. The app also supports these voice commands directly from compatible Android devices or iPhones.

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Samsung T5 portable SSD promises crazy speeds thanks to V-NAND

Samsung T5 portable SSD promises crazy speeds thanks to V-NAND

Computers, especially laptops, are getting thinner and thinner. At some point, it might be near impossible to cram more data storage in those already crammed spaces. But even if future technology does make it possible, there will always be a need for external storage you can take with you anywhere. Unfortunately, such portable drives are often limited in capacity, bulky, slow, or all of the above, especially when compared to internal data storage. Not unless you save up for Samsung’s new SSD T5 portable drives.

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Google Search Lite in limited testing in some markets [APK Download]

Google Search Lite in limited testing in some markets [APK Download]

One of Google’s key points at its I/O conference last May was making Android more accessible for emerging markets, especially those with phones with very constrained hardware. Part of that “Android Go” thrust is a suite of apps that are supposed to be smarter in making use of those limited resources while still offering the same core experience as their full-blown counterparts. Following the likes of YouTube Go, Google seems to be testing what is calling Search Lite. Don’t be surprised if you don’t see it yet, since it’s currently available, at least for now, in Indonesia.

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Movado Connect is the latest expensive Android Wear smartwatch

Movado Connect is the latest expensive Android Wear smartwatch

It’s almost ironic how smartphone OEMs have taken a backseat when it comes to smartwatches while fashion and accessory makers have taken the wheel. Then again, it is also makes sense considering how smartwatches are still more watch than smart device in consumers’ minds. Swiss watch maker Movado has had a couple of smartwatch products for quite some time now but, back in March, it announced its first Android Wear product. Now five months later, the Movado Connect is finally available for purchase. That is, if you can afford it.

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Xperia XZ1 looks almost similar to Xperia XZ from this leak

Xperia XZ1 looks almost similar to Xperia XZ from this leak

With IFA just a few weeks away, mobile companies are already preparing to show off their late 2017 lineup. Which also means we’re bound to get even more leaks and teasers for those products. Case in point is the Xperia XZ1, which has posed for the camera, unofficially of course. The 2017 successor to last year’s somewhat high-end smartphone looks almost exactly identical to the Xperia XZ, but, as they say, looks can be deceiving.

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