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Recent articles by Richard:

Royole's next foldable phone is much better at bending

When we spoke to Royole CEO Bill Liu back at CES 2019, we were told that his company's -- and the world's -- first foldable phone wouldn't be just a one-off. Today, the manufacturer finally unveiled the FlexPai 2, which is equipped with a tougher and more vibrant flexible display, along with a new robust hinge to keep everything together. More importantly, Royole claims to have eliminated the… → Read More

Oppo's first Android smartwatch borrows a lot from Apple

The watch comes in two flavors: the 46mm version with a 1.91-inch AMOLED screen should last for up to 40 hours on a single charge, whereas the smaller 41mm version with a 1.6-inch screen does 24 hours only. They charge up quickly thanks to Oppo's VOOC technology: a 17-minute session already gets you back up to 50-percent charge. These two models also have different levels of water resistance,… → Read More

Oppo's Find X2 Pro is a huge, high-spec phone to rival the Galaxy S20 Ultra

The first thing you'll notice about the Find X2 Pro is that it has a somewhat plain appearance compared to the legendary Find X. There are no hidden pop-up cameras; instead you'll find three of them lined up on the back. There's also a punch-hole camera at the top left corner of the curved screen. Admittedly, the Find X2 Pro's design didn't surprise me as much as its predecessor's, but that's… → Read More

Vivo’s new concept phone comes with a 'gimbal camera'

Now that we're well into 2020, it's about time Vivo gave us its annual update on the APEX concept line which, in its past two generations, had given us a taste... → Read More

Realme's X50 Pro is a cheaper 5G flagship with super-fast charging

Realme may be the lesser-known spin-off from Oppo, but thanks to its aggressive pricing and the occasional collaborations with design icon Naoto Fukasawa, it's... → Read More

HTC's Project Proton is a preview of its next-gen VR headsets

While HTC is betting its VR future on the modular Vive Cosmos for now, it's also been working on next-gen lightweight headsets, under the title "Project Proton,... → Read More

HTC's expanded Vive Cosmos family may help lure more VR users

HTC's Vive Cosmos is positioned as a high-end VR kit that's easier to use, and we liked it, but one concern we had was its $699 price -- a notable jump from Ocu... → Read More

Ubtech's updated Walker robot does 'yoga' and pours drinks

As with many international trade shows, CES is a place where you're bound to bump into familiar faces. In my case, I regrouped with Walker, Ubtech's human... → Read More

V-Coptr Falcon is a bi-copter drone with a 50-minute flight time

You may not be familiar with the name Zero Zero Robotics, but its foldable Hover Camera may ring a bell. Having finally started shipping the Hover 2 to beta tes... → Read More

Razer's Kishi gamepad plugs into your phone for minimal latency

No, that's not a Razer Phone 3 in the photo, but it's a Pixel 3a XL wedged between two halves of a new Razer gamepad. Following the Junglecat, Razer chose... → Read More

Insta360's modular action cam gets 360-degree and 'Leica' mods

This is probably the most ambitious action cam ever made. → Read More

Qoobo robotic cat tail pillow gets a kitten-sized sibling

If you liked the Qoobo cat tail pillow, you'll probably love its smaller sibling. → Read More

Add eye tracking to your HTC Vive headset for $149

VR companies have been hyping up eye tracking for years, yet even today, options are limited when it comes to VR headsets with integrated eye-tracking -- namely... → Read More

Oppo's next phone can be fully charged in just 30 minutes

While a handful of recent flagship phones -- namely Samsung's Note 10+ (with the optional 45W adapter) and Vivo's NEX 3 5G -- can be fully charged in a little o... → Read More

Vivo's NEX 3 is a bezel-less 5G phone with a 64-megapixel camera

Whether you like it or not, 5G is coming, and a handful of brands are already offering compatible devices in select markets. The latest to jump on the 5G bandwa... → Read More

Insta360’s tiny wearable sports cam has video stabilization

Insta360’s tiny wearable sports cam has video stabilization -- and magnets to attach to a whole array of things. → Read More

Huawei reveals Harmony OS, its alternative to Android

Huawei's long-rumored Android alternative, Hongmeng, is finally official. At today's Huawei Developer Conference, the company's Consumer Business Group CEO Rich... → Read More

HTC's standalone VR kit will stream PC content via WiFi

You can use HTC's standalone headset to access your PC's VR content. → Read More

Oppo eliminates side bezels with its 'waterfall screen'

It's only been a year since Vivo and Oppo kicked off the all-screen, notch-less smartphone race, and now, the latter is literally pushing the boundaries with a... → Read More

ASUS' ROG Phone II combines high-spec power with accessory spectacle

Gaming phones are a rare breed, and the nascent category has already proved to be too much of a challenge for Razer. Some companies still see it as an opp... → Read More