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Samsung is Mass Producing the Exynos i T200, its First Exynos-branded IoT Chip

Samsung has a number of IoT products already and the company, along with many other technology companies, feels that this segment is ripe for growth. We know that Samsung likes to manufacture as many hardware components that are used in their phones as possible, and this new announcement is big for them. They have just...

Unicode 10 Officially Released with 56 New Emojis and a Host of New Characters

The Unicode Consortium has officially announced Unicode 10. The new version adds 8,518 characters including 56 new emoji characters, a set of four new scripts, and new symbols. Currently, the standard consists of a whopping total of 136,690 characters. Aside from adding support for lesser-used languages, the Unicode Consortium included a Bitcoin sign. The most popular cryptocurrency's...

Latest Alpha Build of CrossOver Android Released With Android Nougat Support

If you are familiar with GNU/Linux-based operating systems, you have almost certainly heard of Wine. This great project allows you to run Windows applications without the need of installing a virtual machine. CrossOver Android is a similar concept, but it's made for Android tablets and Chromebooks running Intel hardware to allow these platforms to run...

Nova Google Companion Allows Google Now Integration on Lollipop

Custom launchers offer much more customization options than the stock launchers that ship with your phone. Unfortunately, there are some really enticing features from the stock launcher that most custom launchers do not support. One of those features is the Google Now pane that is accessed by swiping towards the left. The Nova Launcher developer...

Xperia X and X Compact Receive Android 7.1.1

Sony is rolling out a new Nougat update for the Xperia X and Xperia X Compact. The update brings both Android 7.1.1 and the new security patches, and users of these handsets should soon get a notification about the update. This comes shortly after Sony's release of the Android 7.0 update for the Xperia XA. Back...

The Burger King Ad That Activated Google Home Just Won A Prestigious Award

The growing popularity of voice activated speakers can be troublesome: one of the biggest fast food companies, Burger King, used the OK Google trigger in their commercial to activate Google Assistant and Google Home, prompting the service in thousands of households. The annoying ad has just won a prestigious Cannes Lions' Grand Prix award. Burget King first...

Qualcomm Partners with Packet to Introduce its 48-core Qualcomm Centriq 2400 Processor

Along with smartphone SoCs, Qualcomm has their hand in a lot of other markets right now. Their modems are quite popular due to the patents they own, and the company is trying to dive into IoT solutions as well. We generally don't hear much about Qualcomm's processors in the server space, but the company is...

New Galaxy S8/S8+ Device Maintenance Update Lets You Manually Put Apps to Sleep

When Google announced Doze for Android 6.0 Marshmallow, it got a lot of people excited because they're always looking for ways to increase the battery life of their smartphone or tablet. However, the first implementation didn't really benefit many outside of tablet usage because it required the device to be stationary for a certain period...

SEGA Forever Allows You to Play Classic Games For Free On Android

Retro gaming fans may have just got the best news in a while. SEGA has just officially launched the SEGA Forever collection which allows gamers around the globe to play classic games for free. The list of games is relatively short, but will soon include nearly every SEGA game ever released from every console era –...

Report: LG to Unveil its Next Flagship, V30, at IFA 2017

According to the South Korean tech publication ETNews, LG is planning to launch its next flagship in its V line-up at IFA 2017 in Berlin. If true, this will mark the first time ever LG launching its V series device at IFA (last year's V20 was even announced through a Facebook stream in a small...

Japanese HTC Blog Finds Possible Pixel 2 References in U11 Files

The blog HTC Soku released an entry today which discovered data that HTC may be, or may have been handling two of the Pixel 2 variants. Inside the blog entry were the details, which we have translated: "The following descriptions were found in the system file of HTC U11 Taiwan version (OCEAN # DUGL). OCEAN_WHL OCEAN_UL OCEAN_DUGL OCEAN_DTWL OCEAN_UHL OCEAN_UHL_JAPAN OCEAN_A S2 M2"The blog's author believes, given that...

OnePlus Releases the Device Trees and Kernel Sources for the OnePlus 5

After weeks of rumors surrounding the launch of the OnePlus 5, the wait is finally over. We know the hardware specification, the pricing, and the overall user experience. Alongside the release, OnePlus decided to publish the kernel source and device trees required to build custom ROMs for its latest flagship. Adam Krisko, Beta PM and Dev Relations...