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Recent articles by Richard:

MagSafe makes a full comeback for your USB-C MacBooks

One feature that seasoned MacBook users may miss is the good ol' MagSafe connector, because no one wants to accidentally drag a pricey laptop off the table. Ala... → Read More

OnePlus 6T review: Trivial changes hamper a great phone

Never missing an opportunity to spread the good word, not only did OnePlus push out the 6T just in time to mark its fifth anniversary, but it also released a ta... → Read More

Puma wants to let you try its new Fi self-lacing shoes

With the upcoming release of Nike's $350 Adapt BB, self-lacing shoes are set to become more commonplace, and Puma isn't about to let its rival take all th... → Read More

Vivo's all-glass phone has no ports and a full-screen fingerprint reader

How would you like a shiny all-glass phone sans holes? → Read More

OMRON's redesigned ping pong robot no longer holds back

The ping pong robot shows up again, and this time it's not holding back. → Read More

Oppo teases smartphone cameras with 10x hybrid zoom

Even though Oppo showed off a 5x "lossless" zoom dual camera back at MWC 2017, the system never showed up on any of the phones afterwards. But don't worry, the... → Read More

Nreal Light are mixed reality glasses in disguise

While the likes of Microsoft Hololens and Magic Leap One got their moment of fame, both their size and image quality left a lot to be desired, so there wasn't m... → Read More

My robot butler dreams are getting closer to reality

The last time I fully interacted with a robot was when ASUS launched the Zenbo back in 2016. As cute as it was, the fact that it lacked arms meant it coul... → Read More

Insta360 Titan is an 11K, eight-lens beast of a VR camera

Insta360 already has a line of 8K professional VR cameras, but apparently there's demand for an even higher resolution. After the teaser at last year's CES, thi... → Read More

Ubtech's Walker robot now lends a helping hand at home

Ubtech is best known for its toy-sized robots and STEM kits, but in recent years, it's been building bigger machines as well. At CES 2019, the Chinese manufactu... → Read More

Hupnos sleep mask gets to work the minute you start snoring

I have a confession: I am a loud snorer, and that's bad news for my wife. As funny as this may sound, it's a real problem for many couples, to the point where t... → Read More

Honor's 'hole-punch' View 20 will get a Moschino edition

Honor's recent teaser event gave away pretty much all the secrets of its new View 20 smartphone: It has a 25-megapixel punch-hole front camera, a 48-megapixel r... → Read More

Lenovo built a slider phone with 12GB of RAM

While Lenovo continues to push the Motorola brand in the West, it's also been busy doing its own thing back in China. Just last month, the company brought us th... → Read More

ASUS CEO resigns as company shifts mobile focus to power users

ASUS will focus on making smartphones for gamers and power users moving forward. → Read More

Vivo's all-screen NEX goes dual-display to ditch the pop-up camera

While Vivo is still a largely exotic brand for many of us, you may remember it as the first manufacturer to both tease and release a truly bezel-less smartphone... → Read More

Honor View 20 will also feature a punch-hole all-screen design

With Huawei and Samsung already prepping all-screen smartphones with a circular front camera cutout, other companies are bound to join this notch-free party. Th... → Read More

'Aftermath' is a 360-degree walkthrough of the Camp Fire devastation

Camp Fire, the tragedy that killed at least 85 victims and destroyed around 14,000 homes across Paradise, California, continues to torment as residents start re... → Read More

Xiaomi's next phone could be the first with a 48-megapixel camera

Earlier this year, both Sony and Samsung unveiled their own 48-megapixel smartphone sensors, thus breaking the 41-megapixel record previously set by Nokia. With... → Read More

This cleaning robot can clean its own mop and dodge dog poo

A quick search on Google will show that robot cleaners and dog poo don't go well together, yet none of the big players out there have offered a solution (... → Read More

HTC Vive Pro McLaren Edition is made for Formula One fans

When HTC and McLaren announced their multi-year partnership back in May, the two had already teased an upcoming limited edition Vive headset along with some spe... → Read More