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Otter patent reveals Samsung-like foldable phones and tablet

Otter patent reveals Samsung-like foldable phones and tablet

The folks at Otter Products patented a number of designs for foldable-screen phone cases. The patents just came to light this week and seem pretty specifically tuned for a couple of different sorts of phones. The existence of these designs does not definitely point toward one brand having a phone like this - but the potential for such is pretty interesting.

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ASUS Zen AiO 27 opens its base, gets versatile

ASUS Zen AiO 27 opens its base, gets versatile

Normally I'd never say an all-in-one machine was "versatile" in basically any respect - they're supposed to be made to be easy to use, primarily. The ASUS Zen AiO seems to be something different. I've not yet gotten my hands on one, so I'm not certain how well it lives up to its claims, but it would appear that it's designed to look nice at the same time as it offers easy access to its innards - that's pretty rare.

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This phone has 10GB RAM and a sliding screen, but why?

This phone has 10GB RAM and a sliding screen, but why?

As it's been for hundreds of years, we live in an age of excess. The next Xiaomi smartphone gives us a microcosm of what this means for us today, bringing a handset that not only slides back to reveal a camera, but also has 10GB RAM. What in the world does one person on a smartphone do with 10GB RAM? It's almost as if Xiaomi is preparing for apps that don't yet exist!

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Facebook Portal ad tracking potential is as bad as you suspected

Facebook Portal ad tracking potential is as bad as you suspected

The Facebook Portal device MAY* collect information on your device use to inform ads on Facebook platforms. That's just one part of the equation when it comes to Facebook's latest idea for hardware. The device is a camera you set up in your home with a display to allow you to speak with Facebook friends - but, of course, it's also able to use YOU as you use make use of IT.

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Galaxy S10 vs Huawei Mate 20 Pro (Possibilities vs Reality)

Galaxy S10 vs Huawei Mate 20 Pro (Possibilities vs Reality)

Today we're taking a stab at comparing the newest phones to the phones that haven't quite been released just yet. With the Samsung Galaxy S10, we've got a pretty fair pack of clues that lead us to specifications we're pretty sure of - not absolutely certain, but sure enough to make some estimations. The Huawei Mate 20 Pro, on the other hand, was officially revealed this morning by Huawei for the whole world.

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Huawei Mate 20 X takes Pro out a new gaming door

Huawei Mate 20 X takes Pro out a new gaming door

This week Huawei surprised their audience with a smartphone OTHER than the one that'd been leaked. They revealed the Huawei Mate 20 Pro, sure, but they also showed off a new Huawei Mate 20 X. This new Mate 20 X came with a 7.2-inch OLED display with a 5000mAh battery under the hood and a triple-lens camera system on its back similar to the Pro. This massive device also rolls with a new Huawei M-Pen.

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Palm made a beautiful, ridiculous mistake of a new phone

Palm made a beautiful, ridiculous mistake of a new phone

The brand Palm revealed a new "phone" today that looks nice and has very little reason to exist. Much in the same way the first wave of smartwatches' first job was to solve a problem that did not exist, this first Palm smartphone for the year 2018 is tiny, beautiful, and quite unnecessary. It has a 3.3-inch display and it's coming to Verizon this November!

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Galaxy S10 and the foldable phone tablet hybrid

Galaxy S10 and the foldable phone tablet hybrid

The big release in 2019 for Samsung will remain the Samsung Galaxy S10, as we expected - but there's something else going on. According to the CEO of Samsung Mobile, we've got another smartphone to look forward to - one that won't be quite so traditional as the company's headline handset. This next-gen smartphone will be able to fold, and not just on standard hinges. It'll work as both a smartphone and a tablet, in one device that'll fit in your pocket.

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Samsung: Folding phone won’t be Galaxy Round or S10

Samsung: Folding phone won’t be Galaxy Round or S10

This week Samsung renewed its promise to bring a foldable Galaxy smartphone to market - with a few details attached to said promise. Samsung's been working on next-generation displays for the past several years, having brought devices with curved displays to market since 2013 and "bended" displays (like the Galaxy S9 with its Infinity Display edges) to market since 2014. This week Samsung's suggested that not only will they bring foldable displays to market in a phone, they'll make them more than just a concept - and more than just a flash in the pan.

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SuperScreen Kickstarter fails, takes $2.5M down the drain

SuperScreen Kickstarter fails, takes $2.5M down the drain

Crowdfunding projects work - sometimes. Transcendent Designs' SuperScreen is not an example of a successful crowdfunding project. The group collected pledges of over $2.5-MILLION USD and 1.5 years after the end of the campaign, it's gone. No delivery of a final product was made, and no refunds will be made (according to the campaign's creator.) Let this be a good reminder: Giving money to companies for products that do not exist is a bad idea.

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Huawei Mate 20 Pro leaked in full (save that battery)

Huawei Mate 20 Pro leaked in full (save that battery)

Basically every detail was leaked this week on the Huawei Mate 20 Pro. This smartphone has a unique sort of look to it, featuring three cameras on its backside with an LED flash to make a square camera array. This device has a nearly full-body display up front, with a long notch to house its cameras and frontside speaker.

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The next Samsung Galaxy seems too strange to be real

The next Samsung Galaxy seems too strange to be real

This morning a new set of details were leaked showing the newest Samsung Galaxy smartphone in (nearly) its full glory. This smartphone has at least one camera up front, per usual, but a whopping FOUR cameras at its back. These cameras all sit above a single LED flash and nearby a centered fingerprint scanner. The details paint a picture of a phone that seems more like an early stage conceptual industrial design than a final product.

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