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Samsung’s next Galaxy could be a radical departure from iPhone X

Samsung’s next Galaxy could be a radical departure from iPhone X

We've been tracking the Galaxy S9, S9 Plus, and now the Galaxy Note 9 too - but what comes next? Is it worth the wait to skip over the Galaxy S9 and Note 9 altogether? Today we're having a peek at some clues that suggest Samsung's next Galaxy smartphone might be the most radical departure from their biggest rival - Apple's iPhone X - since the two companies began warring.

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Apple made 86% of ALL phone profits in Q4 2017: A few fast facts

Apple made 86% of ALL phone profits in Q4 2017: A few fast facts

Let it not be said that Apple doesn't know how to turn a profit. In the fourth quarter of 2017, iPhone X accounted for 35% of handset profit share worldwide. Thats more than a third of the profit generated in the entire world by mobile phone sales - all for iPhone X. One must go down to the 6th spot on the topmost smartphone model profit share chart to find a device not made by Apple.

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ASUS AREZ graphics cards revealed with AMD RX innards

ASUS AREZ graphics cards revealed with AMD RX innards

The gaming team at ASUS revealed the ASUS AREZ line of graphics cards this week, complete with AMD inside. The first line of AREZ branded GPUs from ASUS were announced with AMD RX Vega 64 and AMR RX Vega 56 hardware at their base. They'll be launching their own versions of the AMD RX 580 and AMD RX 570 graphics cards, as well as other 500-series hardware.

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LG G7 release details leak: Date with big specs

LG G7 release details leak: Date with big specs

Today we're having a peek at the LG G7 ThinQ, a sort-of rebranding of the LG G lineup, but still in the G6 swing of things. To be clear - it would appear as though LG's latest smartphone won't be significantly different from its predecessors with any regard to its newly donned "ThinQ" branding. That's just a move that's being made to tie the phone in closer with the rest of the products LG has available - in the smart home, appliances, wash machines, and whatnot.

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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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5 fast facts about AMD’s Ryzen 2nd Gen CPUs

5 fast facts about AMD’s Ryzen 2nd Gen CPUs

Today we're taking a quick look at the latest in CPU power from AMD in Ryzen 2nd Gen, in four configurations. This is the firsts official announcement on hardware for Ryzen 2nd Gen, and it comes in four different packages. The factoids we're about to run down should give you a good enough idea of what's going on to get yourself in the mood to move on from 2017, at last.

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AMD Ryzen 2nd Gen Processors: Everything you need to know

AMD Ryzen 2nd Gen Processors: Everything you need to know

It's time for the second generation of the AMD Ryzen brand of PC processors. The first lineup includes the Ryzen 7 2700X, Ryzen 7 2700, Ryzen 5 2600X, and Ryzen 5 2600. Two of these CPUs roll with 8-core, 16-thread tech, and the other two are 6-core, 12-thread models. Each of these AMD Ryzen (2nd-gen) CPUs have advanced AMD SenseMI technology under the hood.

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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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Galaxy Note 9 specs leaks keep getting better

Galaxy Note 9 specs leaks keep getting better

This week we're having a peek at the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 as it exists in this very pre-official state. At the moment, the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 in a sort of limbo between development and reality. As such, the specifications we've got today are in a bit of a limbo as well. We're relying mostly on the kindness of anonymous insider sources from South Korea and/or China on this one - for now.

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If Essential Phone 2 stays this flat, I’ll call it king

If Essential Phone 2 stays this flat, I’ll call it king

Essential Phone PH-2 might well be the most excellent offbeat smartphone ever made. But only if Essential sticks to their guns. Only if Essential does not give into the trends that are ruling the smartphone community right now. And only if Essential keeps their display like it should be - super flat. What we're looking at today is a concept rendering of what the next Essential Phone might look like, ideally.

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iPhone 8 plus one lens may mean 3 camera X upgrade

iPhone 8 plus one lens may mean 3 camera X upgrade

Apple's next iPhone might well add another camera lens to its back if today's rumors have anything to say about it. With the iPhone X already stretching the limits of the front of the phone, we're now to understand that Apple's considering pushing the boundaries of the back. While the Apple x Samsung battle fueled headlines in the past, it might just be time that Apple's most interesting rival switched to Huawei.

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Microsoft’s Project Zanzibar could do for toys what multitouch did for smartphones

Microsoft’s Project Zanzibar could do for toys what multitouch did for smartphones

Microsoft has detailed Project Zanzibar, a research effort involving the development of a smart mat that takes physical toys and presents them on a display, combining real-world and digital play into a single experience. To put it simply, Microsoft says Project Zanzibar is a smart mat that can sense touch and physical items using NFC, in part. The technology could open the door to new types of gaming experiences.

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