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  • As part of an update to Mentions that will be released in the coming months, Facebook plans to introduce a new app targeting video creators. Just like Facebook Live, the new app will make its debut inside Mentions later this year.The announcement was made at the annual online video conference VidCo..

    Facebook to launch new app aimed at video creators later this year

    As part of an update to Mentions that will be released in the coming months, Facebook plans to introduce a new app targeting video creators. Just like Facebook Live, the new app will make its debut inside Mentions later this year.The announcement was made at the annual online video conference VidCo..
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  • One of the highest anticipated devices of this year might be launching later than expected. No, we're not talking about the iPhone 8 this time around, but Samsung's Galaxy Note8. A new report from Evan Blass (a.k.a @evleaks) claims the handset will only be unveiled in the second half of September, contradicting earlier rumors that talked about a late August intro. According to "an individual briefed on the company's plans", the Note8 will be Samsung's most expensive smartphone yet, retailing for 999€ unlocked in the Eurozone. Since the initial prices of the Galaxy S8 and S8+ started at 799€ and 899€, respectively, this makes some sense. If you're wondering how this will translate into US dollars, we're guessing the unlocked model will retail for $925 (because the S8 is $725 and the S8+ is $825). The Note8 is said to come with a 6.3-inch 18.5:9 AMOLED touchscreen which would make it only marginally bigger than the 6.2-inch S8+. So this time around the Not..

    Galaxy Note8 to launch in late September priced at 999€, 6GB of RAM and dual camera in tow

    One of the highest anticipated devices of this year might be launching later than expected. No, we're not talking about the iPhone 8 this time around, but Samsung's Galaxy Note8. A new report from Evan Blass (a.k.a @evleaks) claims the handset will only be unveiled in the second half of September, contradicting earlier rumors that talked about a late August intro. According to "an individual briefed on the company's plans", the Note8 will be Samsung's most expensive smartphone yet, retailing for 999€ unlocked in the Eurozone. Since the initial prices of the Galaxy S8 and S8+ started at 799€ and 899€, respectively, this makes some sense. If you're wondering how this will translate into US dollars, we're guessing the unlocked model will retail for $925 (because the S8 is $725 and the S8+ is $825). The Note8 is said to come with a 6.3-inch 18.5:9 AMOLED touchscreen which would make it only marginally bigger than the 6.2-inch S8+. So this time around the Not..
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  • Oppo has confirmed that its R11 smartphone - which is currently only available in China and Singapore - will go on sale in Taiwan next week. The launch is set for Saturday, July 1. Earlier, there were rumors that the device will land in the country on June 21, but that clearly didn't happen. The R11 was made official earlier this month, and it went on sale a few days later, with China becoming the debut market. The phone is powered by a Snapdragon 660 chipset and sports a 5.5-inch Full HD display. Memory configuration is 4GB/64GB. The handset features a dual rear camera setup (20MP+16MP) and a 20MP selfie camera. It runs Android 7.1 Nougat (with Color OS on top). Via

    Oppo R11 Taiwan launch set for July 1, company confirms

    Oppo has confirmed that its R11 smartphone - which is currently only available in China and Singapore - will go on sale in Taiwan next week. The launch is set for Saturday, July 1. Earlier, there were rumors that the device will land in the country on June 21, but that clearly didn't happen. The R11 was made official earlier this month, and it went on sale a few days later, with China becoming the debut market. The phone is powered by a Snapdragon 660 chipset and sports a 5.5-inch Full HD display. Memory configuration is 4GB/64GB. The handset features a dual rear camera setup (20MP+16MP) and a 20MP selfie camera. It runs Android 7.1 Nougat (with Color OS on top). Via
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  • Canadian launch for the Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra has been pushed back. The device was earlier set to officially arrive in the country on June 22, but that didn't happen, and the company has now confirmed that launch will happen July 5. The Xperia XA1 Ultra was officially unveiled back in February this year, along with the Xperia XA1. The 6-inch device arrived as only the second phone with an OIS-enabled selfie camera (after the HTC 10 flagship). It went on sale in Europe last month. Over in the US, while pre-orders have already started shipping, regular sales will start July 2 onwards. Via

    Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra Canada launch delayed

    Canadian launch for the Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra has been pushed back. The device was earlier set to officially arrive in the country on June 22, but that didn't happen, and the company has now confirmed that launch will happen July 5. The Xperia XA1 Ultra was officially unveiled back in February this year, along with the Xperia XA1. The 6-inch device arrived as only the second phone with an OIS-enabled selfie camera (after the HTC 10 flagship). It went on sale in Europe last month. Over in the US, while pre-orders have already started shipping, regular sales will start July 2 onwards. Via
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  • Priced at $229.99, the Echo Show smart speaker device from Amazon goes on sale June 28th, featuring a 7-inch touchscreen. Thanks to support from home security camera manufacturers like Nest, August, Amcrest, EZViz, IC Realtime, Vivint, Ring, Arlo, and Logitech, Echo Show users will be able to ask Al..

    Amazon Echo Show adds support for front door security cameras just prior to next week’s launch

    Priced at $229.99, the Echo Show smart speaker device from Amazon goes on sale June 28th, featuring a 7-inch touchscreen. Thanks to support from home security camera manufacturers like Nest, August, Amcrest, EZViz, IC Realtime, Vivint, Ring, Arlo, and Logitech, Echo Show users will be able to ask Al..
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  • So the OnePlus 5 just got announced, with what one might be tempted to call a somewhat boring presentation. The prerecorded keynote was a bit of a slow, lethargic experience, similar in tone to last year's 3T event. But not everything was bad. In fact, there were a couple of brief but very welc..

    Una the dog was the best part of the OnePlus 5 launch event

    So the OnePlus 5 just got announced, with what one might be tempted to call a somewhat boring presentation. The prerecorded keynote was a bit of a slow, lethargic experience, similar in tone to last year's 3T event. But not everything was bad. In fact, there were a couple of brief but very welc..
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  • So the OnePlus 5 just got announced, with what one might be tempted to call a somewhat boring presentation. The prerecorded keynote was a bit of a slow, lethargic experience, similar in tone to last year's 3T event. But not everything was bad. In fact, there were a couple of brief but very welc..

    Una the Shiba Inu was the best part of the OnePlus 5 launch event

    So the OnePlus 5 just got announced, with what one might be tempted to call a somewhat boring presentation. The prerecorded keynote was a bit of a slow, lethargic experience, similar in tone to last year's 3T event. But not everything was bad. In fact, there were a couple of brief but very welc..
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  • Based on our analytics, the OnePlus 5 is one of the most anticipated smartphones of 2017 and will aim to be one of the best. The company has confirmed it will announce all the details today and here's how you can watch the live stream. See also: Best phones for 2017. There's not long to wait before you find out everything about the OnePlus 5 and we've got you covered when it comes to getting all the news as it happens. It will be the follow-up to the OnePlus 3T as the number 4 is unlucky in China. When is the OnePlus 5 launch? It's been confirmed that the OnePlus 5 launch will happen at 5pm UK time on 20 June. How can I watch the OnePlus 5 live stream? The live stream for the OnePlus 5 launch event is available above, so sit back and enjoy at 5pm. What can I expect from the OnePlus 5 launch? Tune in to our live stream to get all the OnePlus 5 news including the release date, price and full specs. OnePlus will talk about all aspects of the device including the de..

    OnePlus 5 Live Stream: Follow the OnePlus 5 Launch Video

    Based on our analytics, the OnePlus 5 is one of the most anticipated smartphones of 2017 and will aim to be one of the best. The company has confirmed it will announce all the details today and here's how you can watch the live stream. See also: Best phones for 2017. There's not long to wait before you find out everything about the OnePlus 5 and we've got you covered when it comes to getting all the news as it happens. It will be the follow-up to the OnePlus 3T as the number 4 is unlucky in China. When is the OnePlus 5 launch? It's been confirmed that the OnePlus 5 launch will happen at 5pm UK time on 20 June. How can I watch the OnePlus 5 live stream? The live stream for the OnePlus 5 launch event is available above, so sit back and enjoy at 5pm. What can I expect from the OnePlus 5 launch? Tune in to our live stream to get all the OnePlus 5 news including the release date, price and full specs. OnePlus will talk about all aspects of the device including the de..
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  • As we are less than 24 hours away from its official unveiling at this point, more and more details about the OnePlus 5 are starting to come out. For example, a new report at The Verge talks about how camera quality has been the main focus for the Chinese company this year. We've already known that OnePlus teamed up with DxO Labs to achieve imaging greatness for the smartphone, but now we also find out that it was apparently the perfect time to go with a dual rear camera arrangement. OnePlus says it looked at such a solution in the past, but the components available then simply weren't good enough. The OnePlus 5 has a 16 MP f/1.7 main camera paired with a 20 MP f/2.6 'telephoto' lens, both using Sony sensors. So the company hasn't gone the route taken by LG for its flagships (where the second snapper on the rear is wide-angle), nor has it traveled in the footsteps of Huawei (with its love for using a monochrome secondary shooter). Instead, the resemblance betw..

    OnePlus 5 camera detailed one day ahead of launch

    As we are less than 24 hours away from its official unveiling at this point, more and more details about the OnePlus 5 are starting to come out. For example, a new report at The Verge talks about how camera quality has been the main focus for the Chinese company this year. We've already known that OnePlus teamed up with DxO Labs to achieve imaging greatness for the smartphone, but now we also find out that it was apparently the perfect time to go with a dual rear camera arrangement. OnePlus says it looked at such a solution in the past, but the components available then simply weren't good enough. The OnePlus 5 has a 16 MP f/1.7 main camera paired with a 20 MP f/2.6 'telephoto' lens, both using Sony sensors. So the company hasn't gone the route taken by LG for its flagships (where the second snapper on the rear is wide-angle), nor has it traveled in the footsteps of Huawei (with its love for using a monochrome secondary shooter). Instead, the resemblance betw..
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  • Tech Titan Apple and furniture purveyor Ikea are working together to produce an AR app. According to Michael Valdsgaard, Leader of Digital Transformation at Inter Ikea, "This will be the first augmented reality app that will enable you to make buying decisions." As such, it is a very important time ..

    Apple and Ikea to launch an AR furniture app this fall

    Tech Titan Apple and furniture purveyor Ikea are working together to produce an AR app. According to Michael Valdsgaard, Leader of Digital Transformation at Inter Ikea, "This will be the first augmented reality app that will enable you to make buying decisions." As such, it is a very important time ..
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