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  • AT&T uses Time Warner merger to launch WatchTV, paired with new unlimited data plans
    on June 21, 2018 at 1:53 pm

    Taking advantage of the recent approval of its merger with Time Warner, AT&T on Thursday announced WatchTV, a new live TV service premiering next week -- and initially tied to two new unlimited wireless data plans. […]

  • JD's 618 Shopping Festival in China breaks records, Honor phones ride on top
    on June 21, 2018 at 1:45 pm

    JD.com just ended its country-wide 618 Shopping Festival in China, which ran from June 1 to June 18 and took in a record-breaking CNY 127.5 billion (that's about $20 billion). A big chunk of that was Huawei's Honor phones. The sub-brand was the top earner in terms of single day sales on June 18. Honor was also #1 in sales for the whole period of the 618 festival. Honor has been doing great at the world stage too. It's available in over 74 countries and the company expects to see a 150% growth outside of China. The Huawei Honor 10 has over 1 million sales under its belt, over... […]

  • Bose noise-masking sleepbuds now on sale for $250
    on June 21, 2018 at 1:15 pm

    After going through an Indiegogo campaign, the Bose soundbuds are now on sale across major retailers for $250. The Bose soundbuds are a unique sort of product and a departure from the usual audio equipment that the company is known for. Despite the fact that they look like wireless Bluetooth earphones, the soundbuds don't actually play music. What they do instead is sit in your ears and play specifically designed sounds that help mask ambient noises. Bose is very clear on the fact that this isn't their usual active noise isolation that is present on their noise canceling headphones.... […]

  • Free to download Fortnite generates $100M in 90 days via in-app purchases
    on June 21, 2018 at 1:14 pm

    'Fortnite' has become the second most successful free-to-play game launched on iOS, according to analysts, hitting the $100 million milestone for in-app purchases just 90 days after it shipped on iPhone and iPad, and outpacing its rivals in the 'battle royale' genre. […]

  • IGTV is a vertical video platform from Instagram to go against YouTube
    on June 21, 2018 at 12:45 pm

    Instagram is trying to bring a whole new concept to the world of video sharing platforms with its so-called IGTV network. It aims to work just like regular TV but with vertical videos. The Android app is already available on Google Play and it's gaining traction while Instagram has already reached 1 billion users, so we can assume it's going to be a hit very soon. The difference between Instagram and IGTV, however, is that the latter pushes vertical videos only and can last up to an hour. This is probably because it's going to be used only on smartphones. The UI is very streamlined... […]

  • Apple AirPower Qi charging mat headed for September landing
    on June 21, 2018 at 12:16 pm

    After six months of internal testing and refinement, Apple appears to be ready to launch the AirPower charging pad alongside the 2018 lineup of iPhones. […]

  • Nokia X6 India launch confirmed as support page goes live on company's local website
    on June 21, 2018 at 12:15 pm

    The Nokia X6 - company's first notch-totting smartphone - has managed to generate a lot of user-interest, not only in China (the only region where the device is currently available) but in other markets around the world as well. This resulted in HMD effectively confirming that the device will get a global launch. However, since then, the company has been mum on the topic. But silent developments have been taking place. For example, a couple of global models recently received Bluetooth certification, and the device was also briefly spotted listed on Nokia's international website. Now, a... […]

  • LG Stylo 4 launched with 6.2-inch display, Android 8.1 Oreo
    on June 21, 2018 at 11:50 am

    LG has launched a new smartphone in the US. Dubbed Stylo 4, the device is powered by Snapdragon 450 SoC with octa-core, 1.8GHz processor, and sports a 6.2-inch display of 2160 × 1080 pixel resolution. RAM is 2GB, while internal memory is 32GB. The handset features a 13MP rear camera and a 5MP front shooter. The phone comes with Stylus Pen (as the name suggests), rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, and Android 8.1 Oreo OS. A 3,300mAh battery is there to keep the lights on. Software features like Screen off Memo (just pull out the Stylus and begin writing on the screen - no need to... […]

  • HTC U12+ review
    on June 21, 2018 at 11:38 am

    HTC is back with the next generation of its Liquid Surface phones. The HTC U12+ is this year's flagship from the Taiwanese phone maker and it improves on some of the features first introduced by the U11. Edge Sense 2.0 gets new gestures and there are now double the number of cameras: dual cameras on the front and rear. […]

  • CarPlay, Monster offerings, and a Bluetooth water bottle: A day at CE Week
    on June 21, 2018 at 11:28 am

    At the annual CE Week tech event in New York, Monster announced two public funding offerings, Pioneer showed its wireless CarPlay units, and a Sonos exec spoke about AirPlay 2 and HomeKit. […]

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