Xiaomi Mi Max 2 tries to say bigger is still better

Xiaomi Mi Max 2 tries to say bigger is still better

Smartphone are slimming down. They're not getting smaller as far as screen size goes, but with a push for smaller bezels, they're not expanding in girth either. Of course, there will always be devices and companies that will say otherwise. Xiaomi just launched the Mi Max 2 which, like its predecessor, is big on everything, from size to screen to battery. Fortunately, the only thing it's not big on is the price.

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Intel wants Thunderbolt 3 everywhere, release royalty-free spec

Intel wants Thunderbolt 3 everywhere, release royalty-free spec

Just when you thought the industry has settled down on adopting USB-C as the one connector to rule them all, Intel comes along using its industry clout to push another thing forward. Unlike its predecessors, however, Thunderbolt 3 is fortunately based on USB-C, making it possible to use the same type of connection for both, just like in the latest MacBook Pros. And if Intel has its way, Thunderbolt 3 will be in every desktop, laptop, or computing device, thanks to its generous but also aggressive campaign.

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Acer announces Nitro 5 notebook, Spin 1 convertible, Iconia tablets

Acer announces Nitro 5 notebook, Spin 1 convertible, Iconia tablets

Computex won't be taking place until the end of May but Acer wants to get a head start from the flood of announcements that might come. The manufacturer has just announced four new devices that caters to different types of users and different needs. The Acer Nitro 5 is designed for "casual gamers" while the Acer Spin 1 offers a lightweight convertible for workers on the go. The Acer Iconia Tab 10 bills itself as the entertainment tablet with its Quantum Dot screen while the Iconia One 10 is made for serious business with its two micro USB ports.

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OnePlus 5 confirmed with Snapdragon 835, front fingerprint sensor

OnePlus 5 confirmed with Snapdragon 835, front fingerprint sensor

OnePlus has traditional been non-traditional when it came to marketing. Months before a new smartphone, it usually piles teaser after teaser, drumming up hype for the next big thing. We might be just weeks away from the OnePlus 5, yet the startup has been surprisingly mellow. It is, however, dropping breadcrumbs along the way, like these latest confirmations from OnePlus' top brass themselves, including, to no one's surprise, the OnePlus 5 name and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor.

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Gogoro 2 smartscooter is made for riding in twos

Gogoro 2 smartscooter is made for riding in twos

One of the arguments for electric vehicles is how they are much more environment friendly than fuel-based transportation. However, when you have too many of those, they can still be a problem. Sharing is caring, as they say, and that goes for sharing rides as well. Just a week after it announced its rollout on Parisian streets, Coup's Gogoro startup has revealed its next gen e-scooter. The Gogoro 2 smartscooter builds upon the smarts of its predecessor and expands its design and capacity, not just for more storage but also for one more rider.

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Sony axes “premium standard” line, including Xperia X, X Compact

Sony axes “premium standard” line, including Xperia X,  X Compact

When Sony launched its new Xperia X line, some of the models lacked the punch to make them appealing as flagship devices. It turns out that the Sony received the numbers proving so as well. At its investor conference in Tokyo, it revealed how its "Premium Standard Models", which included the Xperia X and the Xperia X Compact, didn't live up to their retail goals and, as such, will no longer see new models this year.

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Ricoh WG-50 16MP rugged camera is waterproof with Full HD video

Ricoh WG-50 16MP rugged camera is waterproof with Full HD video

Following multiple leaks over the past couple weeks, the Ricoh WG-50 rugged compact digital camera has been unveiled. This model brings with it a sporty design alongside construction meant to withstand demanding environments, including wet ones like pools and lakes. The camera is waterproof to depths as low as 50ft, all the while bringing with it a 16-megapixel sensor able to record videos at up to a Full HD 1080p resolution.

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How to use PayPal with Android Pay

How to use PayPal with Android Pay

PayPal and Android Pay will soon play nicely together, it has been revealed, with Android Pay users being able to tie their PayPal accounts to the mobile payment system. PayPal users have been requesting this feature for a while, and now it appears to be rolling out, though not all users are seeing it at this time. Once linked together, the PayPal account appears as a payment option within the Android Pay app.

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MSI Infinite A gaming desktop is ‘quiet as an assassin’

MSI Infinite A gaming desktop is ‘quiet as an assassin’

MSI has taken the wraps off a new gaming desktop at Computex 2017, the MSI Infinite A. This desktop, according to the company, is designed for gamers who 'want infinite possibilities to play the way they want,' hence the name. The computer comes with an angular and quite colorful design that hints at both its modern and its gaming nature, as well as modern hardware under the hood and a Silent Storm Cooling 3 thermal design.

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Polar A370 fitness tracker brings ‘advanced sleep tracking’ and more

Polar A370 fitness tracker brings ‘advanced sleep tracking’ and more

Polar has launched a new fitness and sleep tracker, the Polar A370 wrist wearable. The A370 offers a couple big features, including what Polar calls 'advanced sleep tracking,' as well as continuous heart rate tracking. The wearable is waterproof and features a touch display that provides access to certain information, including incoming notifications. The wearable has launched for preorder ahead of its June release.

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NASA Psyche mission launch moved to 2022 in big cost-saving measure

NASA Psyche mission launch moved to 2022 in big cost-saving measure

NASA has moved the Psyche launch up and, as a result, the spacecraft's arrival in the asteroid belt will be four years earlier than originally planned, according to the space agency. The Psyche mission is one of many 'highly focused robotic space missions' chosen by the space agency's Discovery Program to explore elements of space, in this case the asteroid Psyche located between Jupiter and Mars. The evaluation of this asteroid will help researchers better understand our own planet and others.

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Sony Digital Paper DPT-RP1 (2nd gen) goes up for preorder in US

Sony Digital Paper DPT-RP1 (2nd gen) goes up for preorder in US

Sony has announced that the second-generation version of its Digital Paper, model DPT-RP1, is now available to preorder in the US. This model builds upon the original, bringing with it everything we liked about the first model, only with an easier-to-read higher resolution display, wireless document transfer functionality, and more. Sony Digital Paper is targeted at academics, lawyers, medical professionals, and anyone else who needs a big, clean, and paper-like slate for taking and reading notes.

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