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DJI Ronin-S hands-on: One-handed stabilization for DSLR

DJI Ronin-S hands-on: One-handed stabilization for DSLR

The DJI Ronin-S we're looking at right now is going to take some courage to use for several reasons. Not least of these reasons is the fact that you're going to be holding on to a metal rod that is in turn holding on to your very expensive DSRL or mirrorless camera. On the positive side, this equipment comes from DJI, and we have no good reason not to trust it with said very expensive camera.

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Samsung’s future US smartphones will have active FM radio chips

Samsung’s future US smartphones will have active FM radio chips

Samsung's future smartphones will have unlocked, activated FM radio chips, according to the company behind terrestrial radio mobile app NextRadio. According to TagStation, Samsung has confirmed that its future smartphones in the United States and Canada will have active FM chips, enabling handset owners to listen to their local radio stations. This follows the FCC's recent call for phone makers to support FM radio.

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DJI Osmo Mobile 2 hands-on: Less Expensive, More Versatile

DJI Osmo Mobile 2 hands-on: Less Expensive, More Versatile

This week we're having a peek at the DJI Osmo Mobile 2, a second-generation smartphone stabilizer for video fanatics. This version of the machine allows the device to be situated either portrait or landscape mode and keeps with the robust nature of the original. This stabilizer also costs far, far less than the original, making it positively affordable for the average $600-$1000 phone buyer.

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Watch Huawei CEO go off-script at CES 2018 right now

Watch Huawei CEO go off-script at CES 2018 right now

Huawei CEO Richard Yu presented the Mate 10 Pro at CES 2018 this week in a fairly standard, teleprompter-led way. Until the end of his presentation. After revealing the pricing and release information about the company's newest phone, Yu spoke for five minutes about he sees as the tragedy that is the United States lock-out of Huawei smartphones on the nation's biggest carriers.

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Pokemon GO update requires new iPhone to play (for some)

Pokemon GO update requires new iPhone to play (for some)

This week the folks at Niantic announced an update to Pokemon GO, an update that might not sit well for users of elderly iPhones. This update requires that device have the ability to upgrade to iOS 11. As such, some older iPhones will not be allowed to use the app through the future. If your iPhone is not capable of running iOS 11, you'll have to quit playing Pokemon GO until you get a new phone.

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Galaxy S9 Plus: All the Release Details before Samsung’s event

Galaxy S9 Plus: All the Release Details before Samsung’s event

The Samsung Galaxy S9 and Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus were both been leaked to high heaven over the past few weeks - today we've packaged all the details up. In one big shiny package, here, we've got all the basics and a few bits and pieces about the Galaxy S9 that not all readers might know. RAM, storage sizes, and timing and all that - it's all here. Now, if only we could convince Samsung to make another Plus with a flat screen...

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Blocks modular smartwatch finally goes on sale

Blocks modular smartwatch finally goes on sale

It was a dream 3 years, perhaps more, in the making. It started around 2014, when Phonebloks revealed its aspirations for a modular smartphone. But while that dream has long since died (replaced by a different form of “modular” in Motorola’s Moto Mods), the smartwatch version of that idea has persisted and, against all odds, survived. Now Blocks, the world’s first modular smartwatch, has finally launched for anyone to purchase. Provided you can justify a $259 Android, not Android Wear, smartwatch.

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Pixel 2 Kinda Blue now on Google Store, Project Fi

Pixel 2 Kinda Blue now on Google Store, Project Fi

CES week might not always be the best time to announce new smartphones which could quickly be swept away in the flood of other electronics. It is, on the other hand, the perfect time to do things that would be OK, maybe even preferable, to go under the radar. That might be the case with the Pixel 2 this week. No, there isn’t a new bug or problem to add to the still long list. It’s all good this time, now that the Kinda Blue Pixel 2 is available for all to buy.

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Vivo in-display fingerprint scanning phone ready for production

Vivo in-display fingerprint scanning phone ready for production

There were no sensational new smartphones announced at CES this year, but there is one that is at least promising to do that very soon. No, not the Galaxy S9 or any foldable phone. Chinese OEM Vivo, which some might be surprised to know is one of the world’s top 5 phone makers, is showing of what is still a prototype of a smartphone that is ready for mass production. But while the smartphone itself might be a bit nondescript at this point, it has one feature no other smartphone has yet: a fingerprint scanner embedded in the screen.

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Moto Mod slide-out QWERTY keyboard launching later this year

Moto Mod slide-out QWERTY keyboard launching later this year

The modular phone dream is practically dead, but no one seems to have told Motorola. Granted, its vision of modularity is so far removed from that of Google’s Project Ara that it might as well be called a different thing. The good news is that Motorola’s Moto Mod is far from dead and to prove that, it is announcing two crowdfunded and accelerated mods that will finally hit stores sometime this year. And, yes, that includes the QWERTY keyboard.

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Galaxy S9 unveiling confirmed for MWC, Galaxy X foldable phone in 2019

Galaxy S9 unveiling confirmed for MWC, Galaxy X foldable phone in 2019

CES is almost half over so anything that should happen would have already happened by now. And so it’s not exactly surprising when DJ Koh, Samsung’s mobile business president, confirmed it won’t be announcing the Galaxy S9 this week. Somewhat unexpected, however, is that Samsung will indeed announce its 2018 flagship not at a separate even but at, or specifically before, MWC 2018, with launch details promised to be revealed there as well.

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Huawei Mate 10 Pro US release detailed (but no AT&T deal)

Huawei Mate 10 Pro US release detailed (but no AT&T deal)

Huawei will launch the Mate 10 Pro as an unlocked, SIM-free phone in the US come February 2018, selling the Android smartphone through third-party stores but not via a carrier. Announced last year, the Mate 10 Pro packs a 6-inch OLED display and a dual-lens camera developed with Leica. Meanwhile, there'll also a Porsche Design version of the phone, and a new celebrity ad campaign intended to help potential American buyers figure out how to pronounce Huawei's name.

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