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Why is this Red Magic phone so compelling? Showmanship.

Why is this Red Magic phone so compelling? Showmanship.

This morning I received an email from "Red Magic Team" about a new smartphone. This group of creators works with Nubia, a smartphone company most haven't heard of - part of the brand ZTE, a brand you've most likely heard of, especially very recently. The most important part of this situation isn't the wild contents of this phone, it's the presentation which surround them.

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ZTE sanction: a slippery slope for the global mobile market

ZTE sanction: a slippery slope for the global mobile market

Huawei is probably thanking its lucky stars that it got off easy. The US government might be working to block sales and use of its products in the country, but it remains unhindered in making such products and selling them elsewhere, even indirectly in the US. Unfortunately for ZTE, it might be facing the worst challenge to its smartphone business yet. And while this single instance could be justified in some way, the sanctions imposed by the US government could pose problems for the entire mobile industry it left unchecked.

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Which phones let me control any TV in 2018?

Which phones let me control any TV in 2018?

A wide variety of smartphones have the ability to control your television - or almost any other TV you can see. Since the dawn of the mobile smart device, we've been looking for ways to turn it into things we had in the past. A flashlight, a boombox, a phone, and a remote control that'd allow channels to be changed, volume to be adjusted, and power to be turned on or off.

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Xiaomi Black Shark vs Razer Phone: Gaming mobile specs fight

Xiaomi Black Shark vs Razer Phone: Gaming mobile specs fight

Fortnite's going to have a whole lot of hardware to roll on whenever it gets to Android. First the Razer Phone, now the Xiaomi Black Shark are both ready and raring to go at the dawn of this new mobile gaming renaissance. At this very moment we don't yet have access to the latter device - but we've got the specs, so you know what that means: pre-battle spec fight!!

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This fierce crossover EV could drive China into the US market

This fierce crossover EV could drive China into the US market

Chinese automakers may not have a direct footprint in the US right now, but legendary designer Pininfarina is hoping to help change that with a slick new electric sports crossover. The HK K350 SUV is the small but feisty result of the designer's ongoing collaboration with Chinese firm Hybrid Kinetic Group, and will be shown off for the first time at the Auto China 2018 motor show in late April.

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Xiaomi Black Shark gaming phone is a liquid-cooled monster

Xiaomi Black Shark gaming phone is a liquid-cooled monster

The past couple of months have been dotted with rumors of a gaming smartphone from Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi. The phone was said to be the product of a team up between Xiaomi and Black Shark - a company which Xiaomi has invested heavily in. Today, Xiaomi confirmed that the rumors are indeed true, and that it'll release a gaming smartphone quite unlike any that we've ever seen before.

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A slightly better Galaxy S9 you can’t have

A slightly better Galaxy S9 you can’t have

A device popped up in regulatory filings this week that has us thinking: Could Samsung flip their script? In the last few years, Samsung's released hero phones in two waves. Nearer the start of the year came the Galaxy S, then nearer the end, the Galaxy Note. With the device we've just seen, might Samsung try the OnePlus "T" strategy and risk enraging Galaxy S9 owners before releasing the Note 9?

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Honor 7x Review: This $200 phone surprised me

Honor 7x Review: This $200 phone surprised me

Over the past couple of weeks I've had the $200 smartphone Honor 7x in my pocket. This smartphone's surprised me - and not only because it's rather feature-full for its price. This phone's surprised me because it's doing what OnePlus said it'd do when they started. This smartphone goes to war with the most excellent (and far more expensive) phones in the world, and it does so without any major "me too" tricks.

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Huawei MateBook X Pro Review

Huawei MateBook X Pro Review

I couldn't help but make a comparison to a MacBook right out the box when I first opened the Huawei MateBook X Pro. This is a device that's taken some definite design cues from the MacBook Pro - the latest round of MacBook Pros, at least. It runs Windows 10, though, and it has some unique features that Apple's notebook doesn't. This Huawei MateBook X Pro isn't just a notebook made by a smartphone company - it's a smart piece of hardware in its own right.

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With MicroLED, an Apple Watch could be a gateway drug for pricer iPhones

With MicroLED, an Apple Watch could be a gateway drug for pricer iPhones

Apple's manufacturing partners are gearing up for MicroLED production if news from Taiwan proves to be entirely accurate. According to sources close to the deal, Taiwan's Ministry of Science and Technology approved a PlayNitride application for a brand new $17-million USD (NT$500 million) manufacturing plant at Hsinchu Science Park. This is one of a couple companies rumored to be in talks with Apple for future MicroLED display panel production on devices of several sorts.

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Trade Wars in Tech: consumers are the real casualties

Trade Wars in Tech: consumers are the real casualties

It’s almost too easy to start a war. All it takes is for someone in power (after all, those without power can’t start wars) to say something that offends another person in power who, in turn, says something back. It’s not easy, however, to end the war or to pick up the broken pieces. In the case of a trade war like the one brewing between the US and China, those pieces are the consumers from both sides. Because in a clash of titans, it’s the little humans below that get stomped on.

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China’s Tiangong-1 plummets to death over South Pacific ocean

China’s Tiangong-1 plummets to death over South Pacific ocean

What goes up must come down, especially if you don’t remain in orbit. That is the fate that befell China’s first space station attempt which the country simply told the rest of the world “ceased to function”. While there have been speculations and conspiracies on what happened or the bus-sized station would land, reality is, fortunately, more boring and less dangerous. Space agencies have confirmed that Tiangong-1 re-entered the Earth’s atmosphere and crashed and burned, literally, over the southern Pacific ocean.

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