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Recent articles by Richard:

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

Hover 2 foldable drone can look for obstacles as it flies itself

The Hover Camera Passport foldable drone made quite the impression when it first launched a little over two years ago, and then it received a major update in Ap... → Read More

Shadow VR is the latest rival to the Oculus Quest

While we're all anticipating the launch of the Oculus Quest standalone VR headset in spring 2019, HTC's been busy pushing its very own Vive Focus into more mark... → Read More

Lenovo already has a cheaper slider phone

Oh no, we're not done with Chinese slider phones just yet. Following the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 and Honor Magic 2, today Lenovo unveiled the Z5 Pro which is another no... → Read More

Honor's Magic 2 is yet another notch-free slider phone

Another day, another brand new all-screen Android phone from China. Merely days after the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 and hours after the Nubia X, today's official unveilin... → Read More

Nubia X avoids a notch by adding a rear display for selfies

While local competitors like Vivo, Oppo, Xiaomi and Honor have been trying various sliding mechanisms to achieve all-screen, notch-free smartphone designs, Nubi... → Read More

Xiaomi's all-screen Mi Mix 3 slider comes with up to 10GB RAM

It was a little over a year ago when I bumped into Xiaomi president Lin Bin at his flagship store in Beijing. Pointing at the then-freshly launched, near-bezel-... → Read More

Xiaomi's new gaming smartphone comes with a Joy-Con

We've already seen the likes of Razer and ASUS making a push in the gaming smartphone market, but what you probably don't know is that Xiaomi has also been some... → Read More

OnePlus will release one of the first 5G smartphones

Shortly after Qualcomm president Cristiano Amon told us to expect at least two 5G flagship smartphones next year, you kind of know what to expect when OnePlus c... → Read More

Qualcomm's Snapdragon 675 rides the multi-camera and gaming trend

Next year's mid-range phones may pack more flagship-level features thanks to this chipset. → Read More

Qualcomm is expecting at least two 5G flagship smartphones in 2019

If you've been wondering when to expect the first 5G smartphone on the market, there's now a somewhat official answer from none other than Qualcomm. Speaking at... → Read More

Qualcomm wants to help build more Alexa-powered Bluetooth earbuds

When it comes to adding a voice assistant to a speaker or a pair of headphones, Amazon's Alexa has become the default choice for many OEMs, likely due to the op... → Read More

Honor Magic 2's sliding screen unveiled a week before launch

While the notch has become an unfortunate trend in the smartphone market, Vivo and Oppo have shown the world how a proper all-screen design should be done -- by... → Read More

HTC's standalone Vive Focus will soon get 6DoF VR controllers

While Facebook's Oculus Quest won't arrive until the spring of 2019, its seemingly beefier inside-out tracking plus 6DoF controllers may already pose a threat t... → Read More