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Would you buy an Android phone that copies the iPhone X?

So, Apple’s iPhone X has a… recognizable look. We all know of the controversial Notch up top, which eats into the rectangular shape of the screen, the vertically-oriented dual camera module, the shiny frame. Say what you will, it looks like nothing out there. And it’s priced like nothing out …

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New Spec Means Flash Storage Is About to Get Faster

The Universal Flash Storage version 3.0, approved this week by JEDEC, will eventually lead to faster performance of flash memory chips. UFS 3.0 is optimized for smartphones, tablets, and automotive applications where power consumption needs to be minimized while delivering incredible throughput. JEDEC says UFS 3.0 takes advantage of M-PHY …

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Intragram Adds 'Type Mode' to Stories

Instagram today expanded the feature set of its mobile app with a new text-focused way to create posts. The Type mode in stories let’s people post just text with no underlying photo or video. The tool supports changeable background colors and fonts, and allows users to highlight words or phrases. …

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Google's Lightweight YouTube Go App Expands to More Countries

Google today made its data-saving YouTube Go mobile application available to a much wider selection of countries around the world. The app had been available in about 15 countries, but that number jumped to 130 thanks to today’s expansion. YouTube Go functions regardless of connectivity status and gives users fine-grained …

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Sony President and CEO Kazuo Hirai to Step Aside

Sony today said it plans to make changes to its corporate leadership later this year. Current President and CEO Kazuo Hirai, largely seen as responsible for turning around the company’s fortunes, will stand down from his leadership role on April 1. He will transition to the Chairman of Sony’s board …

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Google's YouTube TV Apps Reach Apple TV and Roku Devices

Google has made its over-the-top streaming video service, YouTube TV, easier to access from television sets thanks to dedicated set-top-box applications. Owners of the Apple TV product and select Roku streaming devices will find the new YouTube TV app and service available directly from their TV box. YouTube TV launched …

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Review: Coolpad Revvl Plus for T-Mobile

The Revvl Plus is an affordable Android slab that delivers an enormous screen at a reasonable price point. Stand-out features include a dual-camera system for capturing bokeh-style portraits, and a fingerprint reader for security. Here is Phone Scoop’s in-depth report. Source

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Google Flights to Predict Delays

Google today improved its Google Flights tool by adding the ability to predict flight delays. The company is pairing historical flight data with machine learning algorithms to determine delays before the airline itself can. Google said it will only flag delays when it is 80% confident the flight will be …

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