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Royole's FlexPai 2 5G foldable phone costs under $1,500

Royole FlexPai 2 is available for pre-ordering via Royole’s website and, starting from just under $1,500. → Read More

Insta360 One R gains webcam mode and major image improvements

The modular Insta360 One R is already receiving its third major update since its launch about nine months ago. → Read More

360-degree virtual tours are easier to make with Insta360 and Matterport

Matterport has added the Insta360 One R camera to the beta release of its Capture app, with full integration due in October. → Read More

HTC CEO Yves Maitre resigns after less than a year

The board has therefore accepted Maitre’s resignation. → Read More

ASUS kept the flippable camera for the flagship ZenFone 7 Pro

Apparently people really liked the flip camera on the ZenFone 6, so much that ASUS decided to keep this feature for its 2020 flagship, the ZenFone 7 Pro. → Read More

Nreal Light mixed reality glasses launch in Korea with the Galaxy Note 20

After successfully fighting off Magic Leap’s claim that it stole trade secrets, Nreal is finally able to launch its Light mixed reality glasses into the consumer market. → Read More

The Petit Qoobo robotic cat tail pillow is available to pre-order on July 30th

Back in January, we got to meet a smaller, more portable version of the Qoobo cat tail pillow, which is aptly named Petit Qoobo. Today, Yukai Engineering announced that it will be using Indiegogo to take international pre-orders for the Petit Qoobo. Meanwhile, the regular Qoobo with a more realistic cat tail will also be available for $135 instead of the usual $149, in case you want to bring… → Read More

ASUS ROG Phone 3 preview: An upgraded gaming phone that feels familiar

The latest ROG phone is a gaming phone with tons of upgrades. And it'll still work with any peripherals that game with the ROG Phone 2. → Read More

Vivo X50 Pro’s micro gimbal camera outperforms the S20 Ultra at night

Ever since Vivo started preaching the virtues of its micro gimbal camera on its APEX 2020 concept phone, I had been keen to try it out myself. In a nutshell, this is OIS (optical image stabilization) on steroids, with the X- and Y-axis tilt angles being three times that of traditional OIS, which should in turn produce stabler videos and sharper photos. Today, Vivo is finally offering this unique… → Read More

Oppo's 65W AirVOOC takes just 30 minutes to wirelessly charge a phone

Oppo claims that its upcoming 65W AirVOOC is able to reduce the wireless charging time from the previous 56 minutes to just 30. → Read More

This pressure-sensitive stylus lets you draw on the Switch

When the Nintendo DS came with a stylus at launch, some developers used this feature to create drawing games for the portable console. Fast forward to today, and while Nintendo sells a “dumb” stylus for the Switch separately, Andersson is taking one step further with his upcoming Colors Live, bundling it with the pressure-sensitive SonarPen. → Read More

LG Velvet hands-on: The case for mid-range, dual-screen phones

The LG Velvet is a mid-range smartphone with dual-screen talents. But is it still just a gimmick? → Read More

HTC's first 5G smartphone is the mid-range U20

HTC stuck to its promise and unveiled its first 5G phone, the U20, at its Taipei event. On top of that, HTC also pushed out its slightly more affordable Desire 20 Pro with 4G connectivity. → Read More

HTC's Vive XR Suite lets people work together even if they're not all in VR

Today’s announcement is all about Vive XR Suite, which is an upcoming subscription package consisting of five VR applications that cater to various work and social needs. More importantly, these apps can also be viewed on a PC monitor and even a modern smartphone. → Read More

Vivo's X50 Pro with gimbal camera will be available globally later this year

As it turns out, the X50 series consists of three 5G models, but only the X50 Pro comes with the gimbal camera system. → Read More

Oppo's Evangelion phone is surprisingly faithful to the anime

As you’d expect, the phone’s software interface received a similar design treatment, with my favorite being the animated A.T. Field overlay which shows up when the phone is being charged via SuperVOOC or AirVOOC. → Read More

Former HTC CEO Peter Chou reveals his next project: a social 5G VR headset

XRSpace’s Mova is a hugely ambitious VR headset, at a time when the sector has struggled to truly breakthrough to the mainstream. The result is a new VR headset aimed at regular consumers with intuitiveness and a social-first approach. → Read More

Dyson finally unveils its cancelled electric car

Unlike other traditional car brands, Dyson doesn’t have a fleet of profitable gasoline cars and diesel cars to offset the “huge losses” on every electric vehicle made — each Dyson electric car would have needed to make £150,000 to break even, according to the entrepreneur. → Read More

Razer Opus is a set of noise-cancelling headphones with THX audio

Much like its cute Pikachu earbuds, Razer once again proves that it can make cool headphones without slapping three snakes and RGB onto them. → Read More

Fitbit will launch a 4G smartwatch for kids this year

A source close to the matter told Engadget that Fitbit will launch a kids smartwatch with 4G connectivity later this year, and to do so, it has acquired Hong Kong startup Doki Technologies, which made the world's first kids smartwatch with video calling. → Read More