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This is how Xiaomi wants to eventually win the U.S. market

Not with a bang, but with surgically precise planning.

Smartphone nerds are universally familiar with the name Xiaomi, though few in the U.S. have ever held one of its phones. The brand is explosively popular in many other countries in the world, most recently experiencing growth in India and Spain, but you can’t buy a single Redmi or Mi Mix phone from an American retailer yet.

After the recent and spectacular failures of Huawei and ZTE in  [Read More…]

Samsung really wants you to use Samsung Pay, launches new cash back perk

Samsung is giving you yet another reason to use its mobile payment service. The company just announced the Cash Back program for Samsung Pay.

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Facebook’s new Oculus Go standalone headset wants to make VR mainstream

Is it finally time for VR to go mainstream? Facebook certainly hopes so, as it launches the Oculus Go, its first standalone VR headset.

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Tutti Studio’s cool retro Matti speaker wants to bring back the boombox era

Tutti Studio unveils a new party speaker called the Matti. The device is currently gathering funds on Kickstarter and you can order one for $ 169 and up.

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FeelReal wants to add haptics and smells to your VR experience

How cool would it be to feel and smell what you experience inside the headset?

Immersion in the VR headsets of today can only get you so far. The lenses do a great job of filling your eyes, and some controllers offer haptics to help trick your hands, but there’s room for a lot more to make you believe you are actually in a virtual environment. The folks at FeelReal have made an accessory designed to sit  [Read More…]

Reply wants to add Smart Replies to all your messaging apps

Two years ago, Google announced a new feature for Inbox called “Smart Reply.” Smart Reply could automatically recommend replies for you to send based on the context of messages you received, and it later expanded to the likes of Allo and Android Messages.

Area 120 is a small “experimental program within Google”, and it’s dedicated to creating unique apps and services — many of them that never see the light of day. One of Area 120’s latest projects  [Read More…]

OnePlus wants to begin talks with U.S. carriers

The next OnePlus phone will also be here in late Q2.

Ever since the launch of the OnePlus One in 2014, OnePlus has always sold its phones unlocked through its website to customers in the United States. Buying unlocked typically makes the most economic sense in the long run, but there’s no doubt that availability on wireless carriers results in greater visibility and considerably more sales.

In an interview with CNET, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau confirmed that  [Read More…]

Pitaka’s MagHive wants to make sure you’ll never forget your smartphone again

It happened to all of us – leaving the house in a rush without our phone or keys. It can be highly frustrating, but Pitaka – a leader in personal carrying systems – wants to help you remember to grab the things you need before you go. With its new MagHive smart reminder system in […]

Snapchat wants you to watch Stories outside of its app

Get ready to see Snapchat Stories everywhere you go.

Ever since Snapchat launched its Stories feature, we’ve seen endless clones from the likes of Instagram, Facebook, WhatsApp, etc. Stories has become the bread and butter of Snapchat for a lot of users, and according to a new report, we could soon start seeing them outside of the Snapchat app for the first time ever.

Per sources that have spoken to Cheddar, “Stories Everywhere” is a new product  [Read More…]

Republic Wireless wants to take your mind off smartphones with two new products

In an attempt to combat addiction to smartphones with large, bright displays among children, Republic Wireless has unveiled its own take at a kid-friendly phone. Republic Wireless’ Relay looks more like a tiny, square speaker, but is in fact marketed as a phone for children. The small device benefits from both Wi-Fi and LTE connectivity […]