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New Samsung Patent Shows a Fully Curved Galaxy Smartphone

In 2013, Samsung released its first smartphone with a flexible AMOLED display: The Galaxy Round. A year later, the Galaxy Note Edge hit the market with a curved display. The Galaxy Round and the Note Edge had limited availability, and it took 2015's Galaxy S6 Edge to make curved displays really popular. It's telling that Samsung doesn't sell...

FCC Documents Reveal Unreleased Huawei Daydream VR Controller

Google has released two generations of virtual reality (VR) headsets of its own so far, both based on its Daydream VR platform. But while it announced a bevy of Daydream VR partners at its Google I/O developer conference this past summer, few third-party products made to store shelves. If Huawei has its way, it might just...

Google’s Datally Helps Manage Your Mobile Data Usage

Despite the advent of 4G LTE, mobile data continues to be an expensive and unreliable proposition in many parts of the world. But at the same time, data consumption has increased exponentially -- and with it the need to track it. Newer versions of Android have built-in management tools that keep tabs on data consumption, but for...

Amazon’s Silk Web Browser is Now Available for Select Fire TV Devices

Beaming an old webpage to your TV is harder than it looks, which is why it's sometimes helpful to have a built-for-TV web browser at your disposal. Sure, it's probably easier to pull up the troublesome website on your smartphone or tablet, but there's no substitute for the big screen. That's why Amazon brought Silk...

Instagram is Reportedly Testing ‘Regrams’, Stories Archives, and More

There's no doubt that Instagram, the Facebook-owned photo-sharing app for Android and iOS, is more popular than it's ever been -- it hit 500 million daily active users in September. But it could always use an update. On Thursday, The Next Web discovered unannounced features lurking in an unreleased Instagram client, including the ability to "regram" --...

OnePlus Announces New Beta Update for the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T

In light of the OnePlus 5T's launch, some OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T owners expressed concern that their phones wouldn't receive as much attention from OnePlus as they had in the past. But OnePlus allayed those fears with the launch of the Android Oreo-based OxygenOS open beta in early autumn. And on Thursday, it released new updates for...

Pay What You Want for 10 Beginner-Friendly Coding Courses

It’s no secret that the most important and high-paying jobs of the future reside in the world of tech and web development. It is somewhat of a secret, however, that the skills you need to break into this thriving sector can be obtained entirely online, at a tiny fraction of what you’d pay for a...

Apple Files a Countersuit Against Qualcomm, Claims Patent Infringement

If you thought the spat between Qualcomm and Apple couldn't get any worse, think again. On Wednesday, Apple filed a countersuit against Qualcomm, alleging that the chipmaker is infringing on its intellectual property. Here's a quick refresher: Earlier this year, Qualcomm filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Apple in U.S. District Court and an intellectual property...

Waze Adds Motorcycle Mode, Hotword Detection, and Carpool Route Support

Google-owned navigation application Waze is gaining new features ahead of the holiday season, and they're some of the biggest in its history. In a blog post on Wednesday, the Waze team announced a new Motorcycle mode, hands-free voice commands, and support for carpool routes. The most popular of the bunch is likely to be the new hotword detection feature....

Honor 7X Camera Test

There's a lot of reason to be excited about the new Honor 7X phone. Every aspect of this device is a step up from the previous model, the Honor 6X, including the camera, and while pricing and availability has yet to be announced, we expect the 7X to come in at a budget-friendly price with...

Xiaomi Redmi 5A Launched in India with Snapdragon 425 and 13MP Rear Camera

A week ago, Xiaomi said that it would launch a new Redmi smartphone in India. Some reports suggested that it was the Redmi 5A, the successor to the Redmi 4A, which launched in India in March. Those reports turned out to be true: On Thursday, Xiaomi has officially took the wraps off the India-bound variant of the...

Alexa Rolls Out Notifications and Per-User Voice Recognition to More Alexa Developers

Amazon's voice-powered virtual assistant, Alexa, has been making strides lately. It could already tell you about your commute, make shopping lists, play music, give you the news, control your smart home, and lots more. But one of the features it lacked was notifications. Luckily, Amazon's on the case: Earlier this year, the retailer announced a developer...