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Recent articles by Richard:

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

OnePlus downsizes European teams to focus on key markets

It’s only been a little over a week since the OnePlus 8 launch, but the company apparently went ahead and announced significant redundancies across Europe since yesterday. Engadget reached out to OnePlus regarding the latest layoffs, and a spokesperson referred those as part of a “normal restructuring” in Europe in order to focus on key markets. Before this announcement, OnePlus had around 2,000… → Read More

Oppo's Reno Ace 2 has the world's fastest wireless charging (for now)

The freshly-announced Reno Ace 2 is the world’s first smartphone to support 40W wireless charging aka “AirVOOC,” which fully charges its 4,000mAh battery in 56 minutes via the optional wireless charger. → Read More

Razer's Pikachu wireless earbuds are stored in a Poké Ball

These earbuds are the cutest, like no one ever was. → Read More

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