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Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp hit by major outage again

Just as the US was waking up to a lovely Sunday, Facebook was sadly tackling yet another massive outage -- its second one within a month. According to downdetec... → Read More

Oppo's Reno 5G flagship has a pop-up camera wedge and 10x hybrid zoom

If you thought the leak from two weeks ago had given the game away for Oppo's new Reno smartphone series, don't worry, as the real deal has more to offer. At th... → Read More

Razer says software, not hardware, is holding back mobile gaming

Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan has pressed pause on phones, for now. → Read More

HTC Streamlink turns VR headsets into big screens for console gaming

One surprise announcement coming out of today's Vive Ecosystem Conference in Shenzhen is HTC's Streamlink, an in-house VR app that lets your PC-powered or stand... → Read More

A closer look at Vivo's all-glass, port-free concept 5G phone

Picture this: you're holding two glossy all-glass concept phones for a photo, then one slips off and shatters another unit on the table. The room goes quiet. Ev... → Read More

Meizu says its port-free Zero phone was a failed marketing stunt

You may recall that a little over a month ago, Meizu launched a crowdfunding campaign for its futuristic "Zero" port-free smartphone, but at $1,299 a piece (plu... → Read More

USB4 will support Thunderbolt and double the speed of USB 3.2

It was just last week when we heard that the 20Gbps USB 3.2 connectivity may show up on new devices later this year, but today, the USB Promoter Group is alread... → Read More

Vivo's iQOO phones are tuned for hardcore mobile gamers

Vivo is no stranger when it comes to a list of "firsts" in the smartphone market, with notable achievements including the in-display fingerprint reader, the not... → Read More

Oppo's prototype foldable phone looks a lot like the Huawei Mate X

Oppo doesn't think it's the right time to launch a foldable phone, but still wants to show off its prototype. → Read More

Oppo phone with 10x zoom camera will launch this spring

Following the teaser from mid-January, today Oppo held an event just ahead of MWC to talk more about its upcoming 10x "lossless" camera zoom technology. This wi... → Read More

Samsung's foldable phone is officially the 'Galaxy Fold'

To the surprise of absolutely no one who paid attention to Samsung's hype-building for Unpacked, it had more to reveal about its foldable phone. The device is n... → Read More

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