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Electronic stickers turn any item into an IoT sensor

Electronic stickers turn any item into an IoT sensor

Researchers have developed a new type of electronic sticker that can be placed onto a surface and later peeled off, opening the door for rapid deployment and multiple new applications. One given example is the use of a drone featuring a thin gas-sensing electronic sticker, adding a new element of functionality to the UAV while enabling users to detect gas remotely.

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Galaxy Note 9 double leak: All out in the open

Galaxy Note 9 double leak: All out in the open

Today a couple of major leaks of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 basically revealed the entirety of the company's secrets. True, we do not know how the S Pen is charged, and, true, we're not one hundred percent sure of the version of Android the phone will have right out the gate. But I mean, look, what's leaked has been everything else there is to have beyond hands-on experience and a physical unit.

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Naming the new iPhone, X, and Plus

Naming the new iPhone, X, and Plus

Today a series of leaks tipped off possible new naming conventions for the iPhone and iPhone X from Apple. In the past it seemed like Apple wouldn't be able to break away from the numbering construct they'd made for the iPhone. Each new iPhone had a higher number behind it, and everyone understood the line in which they were released. Now with the advent of the new form for the iPhone in the iPhone X, there's an opportunity for Apple to change.

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Galaxy S10 tipped to be freed from iPhone X’s shadow

Galaxy S10 tipped to be freed from iPhone X’s shadow

It's no secret that there's been a bit of contention between the makers of the Galaxy S and the makers of the iPhone over the past decade. Apple accused Samsung of copying their phone design, and Samsung accused right back. Each time a new Galaxy S device was released over the past decade, the device(s) and the launch were invariably compared to those made by Apple.

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Vivo Nex S hidden camera exposed in “clear phone” mod

Vivo Nex S hidden camera exposed in “clear phone” mod

Today the backside see-through edition of the Vivo Nex S shows what's going on inside one of the strangest phones ever made. The Vivo Nex S is a smartphone with no immediately apparent frontside camera. Instead of an exposed camera, this device has a camera that pops up when it's activated by the camera app or a 3rd-party app.

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Moto E5 Play with Android GO gets expanded release

Moto E5 Play with Android GO gets expanded release

It's not easy tracking where and when each Android smartphone is released - but it's interesting watching which phone goes where. The Moto E5 Play with Android Oreo (Go edition) - as it's called - was released earlier this year in some locations - now it's coming to more.

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Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite leaks with Android One onboard [UPDATE: And non-lite!]

Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite leaks with Android One onboard [UPDATE: And non-lite!]

This morning a new smartphone was leaked with top-notch Android-based potential for the Xiaomi lovers of the world. This is the Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite, and it's leaked over at a Polish retailer's store website. This device looks a whole lot like some of the other "notch" smartphones revealed over the past few weeks, but with some surprises under the hood.

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Galaxy S10 details leak in South Korea tip

Galaxy S10 details leak in South Korea tip

Samsung Galaxy S10 release date-level leaks showed the device in every day but final pics this week, just before the reveal of the Galaxy Note 9. The difference in smartphone releases this year - between 2018 and 2019 - is a break in tradition. In the past half-decade, we've been able to track what each successive Samsung flagship would likely have based on its most recent predecessor - back and forth between Galaxy S and Galaxy Note. This year, things are a bit different.

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5TIP: Your phone has features you’re not using (x5)

5TIP: Your phone has features you’re not using (x5)

Your phone can do things you didn't know it was capable of. With the VAST number of features and potential of the computers we all carry with us every day, I can be SURE there are features of which most readers do not take advantage. The following is one of a series of lists of features your phone has that you're not likely rolling with right this minute.

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Samsung Galaxy S10’s surprise feature tiers to battle iPhone X Plus

Samsung Galaxy S10’s surprise feature tiers to battle iPhone X Plus

The Samsung Galaxy S10 won't be coming to your pocket in the same set of 2x forms of the past. Instead, according to the latest from insider tips and rumors, the Galaxy S10 will be released in a set of three. This new setup schedule was tipped to do battle directly with Apple's rumored plan for late-2018 phone market domination, complete with its own 3-phone release setup, not unlike what was done with the original iPhone X.

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Galaxy S10: Everything we found out this week

Galaxy S10: Everything we found out this week

Today we're having a peek at everything we learned about the Samsung Galaxy S10 this whole past week. Samsung hasn't yet revealed the device in full - nor in part, really - but we're already deep in the leaks. The earliest this device is going to be revealed is February, and we've already got a pretty OK idea of what it'll be sorta, kinda like. We've got some interesting details on how it'll be unique, that's for sure.

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Samsung just went live with secret Galaxy Note 9 support

Samsung just went live with secret Galaxy Note 9 support

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 confirmations are coming up live, left and right, as the device's reveal event nears. The release of the Galaxy Note 9 - and every device released by Samsung - is heralded by a number of predictable events. One of these is the appearance of support pages in code - and they've just appeared. Now's the time when the Galaxy Note 9 makes its final adjustments before the big dive-bomb.

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