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T-Mobile is one step closer to launching its live TV service

T-Mobile has officially completed its acquisition of Layer3 TV and has a new television team to work on and launch the Un-Carrier’s latest service.

In mid-December, T-Mobile took the mobile industry by storm when it announced that it’d be acquiring television provider Layer3 TV as part of a new effort to launch its own Internet-based live TV streaming service. Now, in late January, that acquisition has been completed.

The over 200 employees from Layer 3 TV are  [Read More…]

Vivo X20 Plus with in-display fingerprint sensor launching this week

The first phone with an in-display fingerprint sensor is launching in China later this week.

Vivo showed off its first phone with an in-display fingerprint sensor earlier this month, and the company is now ready to put the device into production. The phone of choice is the X20 Plus, which made its debut last September. The phone is now being retrofitted with Synaptics in-display sensor, which is located near the bottom of the display.

This particular  [Read More…]

Honor 9 Lite launching in India on January 21

Pricing starts at just 10,999 INR.

In late December, the Honor 9 Lite was unveiled as an updated version of the Honor 9 that was released last summer. The phone was first launched in China, but now it’s expanding to India as an excellent budget option for those that want a quality phone without spending too much cash.

Nothing about the Honor 9 Lite has changed since we talked about it last December, and that’s a good  [Read More…]

Google Clips likely launching soon as it passes through FCC

Google hasn’t forgotten about Clips just yet.

Alongside big announcements like the Pixel 2 and Pixelbook at Google’s October hardware event, we also got our very first look at Google Clips – a new camera from Google that uses AI to automatically capture moments for you. We haven’t heard any follow-up news regarding Clips after its initial announcement, but it looks like it may be launching any time now.

Variety recently spotted that Google filed for a  [Read More…]

Keyboard and vital-tracking Moto Mods launching later in 2018

Motorola’s ‘Transform the Smartphone Challenge’ is also making a return.

Last year, Motorola launched its first “Transform the Smartphone Challenge” in which people from all around the world could submit ideas for their own Moto Mod and have the chance to get it manufactured and sold in stores across the globe. In 2018, consumers will be able to buy the first two Moto Mods created through the challenge – the Lenovo Vital Moto Mod and Livermorium Slider Keyboard Moto  [Read More…]

These are all the phones Sony is launching in 2018

Here’s a look at Sony’s smartphone lineup for 2018.

Sony has an…interesting…position in the Android smartphone space. Sony produced some darn good phones in 2017, such as the Xperia XZ Premium and XZ1, but compared to handsets like the Galaxy S8, Pixel 2, and even the OnePlus 5T, Sony’s offerings usually fall flat in one area or another that hold them back from true greatness.

We’re just now getting started with 2018, but we’ve already got a  [Read More…]

Google Chrome’s ad-blocking feature launching in February

Get ready for a cleaner Internet.

Following a report that came out in April, Google announced in June that it’d be introducing a new feature to its Chrome web browser that blocked obtrusive advertisements. The company originally stated that Chrome’s ad-blocker would launch at some point in early 2018, but we now have a specific date of February 15, 2018, as the official launch of it.

As a quick refresher, Chrome’s ad-blocker will help filter out advertisements  [Read More…]

In-display fingerprint sensor launching first on a Vivo phone

Vivo will be the first smartphone to use the Clear ID FS9500.

On December 12, Synaptics (one of the biggest names in the biometric industry) announced that it was finally ready to start mass-producing the first-ever fingerprint sensor that’s hidden underneath a smartphone display. Synaptics initially said that this technology would first be available on a smartphone from one of the “top 5” OEMs, and we now know that that OEM is none other than Vivo.

Synaptics  [Read More…]

Synaptics announces world’s first in-display fingerprint sensor, launching with ‘top 5’ smartphone OEM

Bezels are about to get smaller, and buttons are about to start going away.

One of the leading biometrics technology companies, Synaptics, has announced a big breakthrough in phone authentication: in-display fingerprint sensors. The new “Clear ID FS9500” (catchy name) fingerprint sensor is designed for smartphones with near-bezel-free displays, and provides fingerprint authentication on demand completely within the display panel itself.

The Clear ID FS9500 sensor offers the same type of one-touch authentication we know today, but  [Read More…]

YouTube’s upcoming Remix music streaming service reportedly launching in March

A few months ago, YouTube’s global head of music, Lyor Cohen confirmed the add-free YouTube Red service and Google Play Music will be merged into a new subscription service. Now a new report coming out of Bloomberg sheds more light on the matter. Apparently, the new service – internally referred to as Remix – is […]