Tag Archive: Parts


Instagram to test hiding likes in parts of the U.S. as of next week

The feature has previously been tested in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and other nations…

What you need to know Instagram is going to test hiding likes in parts of the U.S. The tests will begin next week. It’s all part of Instagram’s plan to become the safest place on the internet.

Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri has announced that it will start hiding like counts on its platform in parts of the U.S., beginning next week.

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The UK may allow Huawei to power parts of its 5G network

Huawei would have access to ‘non-contentious’ parts of the network.

What you need to know Prime Minister Boris Johnson could allow Huawei to access ‘non-contentious’ parts of the UK’s 5G network. This would put the UK at odds with the U.S. government and President Trump. The decision would come in response to the UK government wanting access to technology that doesn’t exist in the West.

Despite lobbying from the U.S. and allegations that Huawei works for the  [Read More…]

The most important parts of the Pixel 4 are things that can’t leak

There will be at least some surprises on October 15.

If you even casually follow technology news, you probably feel like you have a great handle on what the Google Pixel 4 will be like. A flood of leaks have shown us the hardware, color options, sizes, specs, camera capabilities, and tiny details aplenty. And we’ve already taken a deep look at Android 10 and what it brings to current Pixels, which brings the excitement level up.

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Xiaomi Mi A3 review: More than the sum of its parts

The 720p display is a letdown, but the Mi A3 has plenty to offer in other areas.

Xiaomi has followed a similar pattern when it comes to Android One. The Mi A1 was a rebranded Mi 5X for global markets running pure Android, and last year’s Mi A2 series was a rehash of the Mi 6X series. Basically, Xiaomi takes an existing product it sells in China, switches out MIUI for Android One, and releases it globally.

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Somehow, Alexa Skills are the best and worst parts of using Alexa

Amazon is still leading the charge in the AI assistant race in many ways. Compared to the closest competing assistants from Google and Apple, Alexa is offered on the largest line of Amazon smart home speakers and other smart home products.

Amazon Alexa Skills are another key feature that helps Alexa stand out from the competition. Amazon offers its Alexa Skills Kit to developers, giving them the ability to incorporate their products or services into the Alexa ecosystem.  [Read More…]

AT&T has launched 5G in parts of the U.S. Here’s why it’s a big deal

More beta than must-have, but it’s still an important step.

I remember the first LTE products; they weren’t phones but big, bulky Wi-Fi hotspots with tiny displays that terminated in USB-A connections. They’d plug into laptops so give them internet access, magically, and used giant SIM cards that seemed to take up the entire length of the stick.

Well, here we are at the launch of 5G and things aren’t looking that different. Today, AT&T has announced  [Read More…]

iFixit is now selling parts straight from Motorola

Not a knockoff.

iFixit has long been known for selling toolkits and providing guides on how to open consumer hardware so you can try your hand at fixing your phone instead of spending a bunch of money at a repair shop. iFixit has also sold replacement parts for various pieces of hardware so users can get their tools and replacement parts all in one go.

What’s been missing, until now, is support from a device manufacturer. But  [Read More…]

HTC’s latest event teaser shows parts of an iPhone 6

HTC is teasing their latest event with an image of smartphone parts surrounding a date. Don’t get us wrong, it’s a nice image. But you’d think HTC would use its own phone internals to tease an upcoming phone. Preferably U12+ internals, but any recent HTC phone internals would do.

But that’s not how HTC do. This teaser contains a collection of iPhone 6 internals. Just check out the above image next to iFixit’s teardown of the iPhone 6.

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AT&T has two new unlimited plans and exclusive deals for parts of the U.S.

AT&T Unlimited Plus Enhanced costs $ 10/month less and has more hotspot data.

AT&T’s two unlimited plans – Unlimited Plus and Unlimited Choice – are about to get upgraded.

During the madness of nonstop news coming out of MWC 2018, the carrier’s announced two new plans joining its lineup, including Unlimited Plus Enhanced and Unlimited Choice Enhanced.

The exact details on these two offerings are still fairly murky, but here’s what we know so far. Plus Enhanced  [Read More…]

Samsung debuts Galaxy Note Fan Edition that uses Note 7 parts

A couple of months away from the expected debut of the Galaxy Note 8, Samsung has taken the wraps off of a different Galaxy Note smartphone. The Samsung Galaxy Note Fan Edition will officially launch in South Korea on July 7th at a price of 699,600 KRW ($ 611 USD). Samsung plans to offer 400,000 units of the limited edition device in Korea, with sales in other markets to be decided later. Samsung explains that the Galaxy Note Fan Edition  [Read More…]