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[UPDATED] Smart Home & Home Automation Protocols Guide: Creating Your IoT Paradise

Smart home popularity has risen substantially over the past few years, and even the past few months. CES 2017 set the scene for another small explosion of these devices as Apple, Google, and Amazon all expanded their smart home ecosytems – albeit at different rates – with Amazon’s Alexa assistant boasting the most growth. Thrust into the...

Xperia Projector Shows up Again at CES 2017 — Android Touchscreen Device Projected Anywhere!

Lately, Sony has showcasing new devices that it claims are the next step in innovation for mobile technology. Dubbed "Xperia SmartProducts", they are a new take with a small twist on not-so-old gadgets, often with just enough pizzazz to raise some eyebrows. First shown alongside the Xperia X series back in February of 2016, these smart devices are...

Xiaomi Mi Mix Now in White at CES

Miles stopped by the Xiaomi booth at CES to check out the white version of the Mi Mix. The guts and software are all the same as the black version but there's no word on if the white on is coming to the US at all. The Mi Mix has a beautiful display without any bezel. The new white body...

Google Talks About the Certification Process for Daydream at CES 2017

The virtual reality market has been booming in the past few months thanks to the success of the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. Other companies are hoping to expand virtual reality to broader markets by introducing cheaper alternatives to the high-end, gaming centered VR products. Google debuted their Daydream VR platform last year at Google I/O...

Samsung Introduces the Chromebook Plus and Chromebook Pro, Designed for Google Play

At Google I/O 2016, the company announced that Google Play support would be officially extended to several Chrome OS devices. This move vastly extended the capabilities of Chrome OS machines, whose application availability was sorely lacking at the time. Now, Chrome OS has access to thousands of quality apps and games that already have established their...

Mate 9 Hands On at CES

TK is currently out at CES covering all of the exciting new phones coming out. This video is a hands on look at the Mate 9 from Huawei. This is the official launch of the Mate 9 in the US market. You can expect to get this device from online retailers for about $599 very soon. The...

NVIDIA Unveils new SHIELD with 4K HDR Streaming, and NVIDIA SPOT AI Microphone Peripheral

During their CES 2017 keynote, NVIDIA has unveiled the successor to their popular SHIELD TV -- simply called the SHIELD. Running Android TV just like its predecessor, the new device aims to replace not only other streamers, but also give you the power of AI through Google Assistant. The new NVIDIA SHIELD streaming device can now stream...

ZTE Unveils Blade V8 Pro and Project CSX Winner ‘Hawkeye’ at CES 2017

ZTE took the stage at CES 2017 to unveil not one, but two smartphones. The Blade V8 Pro is an upgrade over the Blade V7, while ZTE Hawkeye is the smartphone winner from Project CSX, ZTE's attempt to crowdsource ideas for a smartphone. ZTE Blade V8 Pro ZTE's Blade lineup has seen popularity in Asian markets, and...

CES 2017: Honor Launches the Affordable Dual-Camera Honor 6X in the US and Europe — XDA and Honor Collaborating to Seed Development

The mid-range smartphone market does not get as much media attention as the flagships usually do, and the issue has been compounded by the advent of affordable flagships -- devices that are flagship-like but are priced cheaper, approaching the mid-end price bracket. But even with affordable flagships in the picture, users with tighter budget constraints often find themselves...

Qualcomm Introduces the Snapdragon 835 at CES 2017

Consumer Electronics Show - Las Vegas, Nevada. 2PM PST on January 3rd, 2017: At CES 2017, Qualcomm Technologies Inc. has officially introduced its latest high-end mobile system-on-a-chip (SoC) - the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835. This is Qualcomm's first SoC which is commercially manufactured using the 10nm FinFET process node. The Snapdragon 835 is built not only to...

LG is Rumored to Unveil New K, X, and Stylus Series Phones at CES 2017

LG hasn't had the best year in 2016, but the company is hoping that some new low-end and mid-range devices will boost sales next year. With a new CEO at the helm of the South Korean technology company, LG is hoping to turn around their misfortunes for the upcoming year. A new rumor we're hearing through the...