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Sky Mobile is now available to everyone

Sky finally got around to launching its mobile service last month and, despite being such a latecomer to this crowded market, has managed to cook up quite an interesting offering. Only existing Sky TV customers and those who had pre-registered interest were invited to bed the new network in, but as of today, anyone can now sign up to Sky Mobile. Show More Summary

Huawei is definitely bringing Amazon's Alexa to the Mate 9

One of Huawei's biggest priorities when building its Mate 9 was shoehorning some handy machine learning features into to it. The end result? A machine learning algorithm designed to improve performance by finding the patterns in how you use the phone and allocating resources like RAM accordingly. Show More Summary

ZTE's crowd-sourced phone gets a name and a Kickstarter campaign

It's only been a few months since ZTE tapped the wisdom of the masses and started work on its first crowd-sourced device: an eye-tracking, self-adhesive phone. No, seriously. A surprising number of people thought we should be able to stick our phones onto walls and navigate through websites and menus just by glancing all over the place. Show More Summary

The ZTE Blade V8 Pro is yet another affordable dual-camera phone

First the Honor 6x, then the ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom, and now the ZTE Blade V8 Pro. These phones being unveiled here at CES 2017 all sport dual cameras that let you take photos with a shallow depth-of-field effect similar to what you can do with the iPhone 7 Plus. Show More Summary

Live from Intel's CES 2017 press conference!

It's been a pretty big year for Intel, what with its new CPUs, its investment in self-driving cars and its ever-increasing focus on the internet of things. And how could we forget that all-in-one VR headset? At CES 2017, we'll expect to see Intel address these topics and more. Show More Summary

BMW uses Google's augmented reality tech to preview your i3

It's difficult to get a feel for what a personalized car will look like in real life. You can't get a realistic perspective by customizing a car on the web, but visiting the dealership frequently means having to guess what your color choices look like. Show More Summary

Samsung will 'soon' reveal the cause of Galaxy Note 7 fires

Samsung might finally be ready to bring the Galaxy Note 7's fiery story to a close. The company opened up its CES keynote with a promise that it would "soon" report on the root cause of the Note 7's battery fires. That's not exactlyShow More Summary

ASUS' ZenFone AR handles both virtual and augmented reality

While ASUS's ZenFone AR might have been leaked days early, it's nonetheless a phone that's trying to drag us into the future -- whether that's virtual reality or augmented reality. ASUS says its ZenFone AR will be compatible with both Google's Daydream VR platform as well as Google's Tango augmented reality tech.

ASUS' ZenFone 3 Zoom has two cameras and a big battery

ASUS' ZenFone Zoom was an ugly phone. While the front was discrete enough, the back was a leather-clad monster with a plastic disk jutting out. The benefit, of course, was the 3x optical zoom lens that allowed you to capture detail from afar. Show More Summary

BlackBerry's keyboard lives on in TCL's 'Mercury' prototype

Eagle-eyed BlackBerry fans (if there are any left) have probably been following the rumors about a device that is supposedly codenamed Mercury. They may have even caught the little teasers that TCL Communications president Steve Cistulli has been sharing on his Twitter in the past day. Show More Summary

BMW looks to the future of sitting in cars

While automotive startups strive to compete with luxury brands, BMW sits exactly where those upstarts would like to be. That means it has the opportunity to introduce smart features inside already-established vehicles. "Act like a a startup, deliver like a grown-up," said Klaus Frolich, member of BMW's board of management, at an event at CES in Las Vegas today.

'Link' packs a 2TB SSD and LTE hotspot into a 2-inch cube

Amidst the CES madness, a company called Fasetto has unveiled a pretty interesting mobile storage product. The Link, first seen in prototype form at CES last year, gives you up to 2TB of storage via an app and WiFi connection to your smartphone, camera or other device. Show More Summary

AfterMaster box promises to upgrade all your audio

There have been many attempts at improving the quality of audio sources, but they tend to be limited by where you're listening. Your headphones might automatically tune their sound, but that's not very useful in front of your TV; your television may have a voice booster mode, but you can't take that effect with you. Show More Summary

Send your love around the world in this box

LoveBox is a French messaging startup that, in exchange for $120, will let you send messages of love to your amour... or your paramour. Simply hand your beloved one of the boxes, pair it to your phone with the companion app, and you're all set. Then, when you're out and about, you can send text-message length missives back home, for the box to receive over WiFi.

A whirlwind tour of Faraday Future's ambitious new SUV

"Just a quick reminder that there are no pictures during today's tour." Faraday Future has had its share of bad press. Right before Christmas it invited a group of journalists to tour its headquarters in Gardena, California. The new company was unveiling its first real car at CES in a few weeks. Show More Summary

LG's Stylo 3 pairs a solid mid-range phone with a mediocre stylus

Now that the Galaxy Note 7 is just a footnote in smartphone history, what's a person supposed to do if they want a phablet with a stylus? Well, there's always the LG Stylo 3. It was the most interesting of the mid-range mobiles LG announced before CES officially started, and it's a testament to how good non-flagship phones can be. Mostly.

Synaptics combines face and fingerprint recognition on your phone

Fingerprint readers and facial recognition techniques are good for adding a base level of security to your phone without sacrificing convenience. However, they have their limits. It can be hard to switch between methods on a whim, and dedicated intruders can get through if they either make you unlock your phone or develop convincing fakes. Show More Summary

Qualcomm plans to bring gigabit data speeds to your car

Remember last year, when Qualcomm pulled back the curtain on its X16 LTE modem? At the time, the chipmaker touted peak download speeds of up to 1Gbps for smartphones, even though gigabit speeds were (and are) basically impossible to experience in the wild. Show More Summary

The Honor 6x does the iPhone's portrait trick for $250

Smartphones with dual cameras are about to become the norm now that Apple has jumped aboard the bandwagon. And they're about to spread to more affordable phones too. Budget phone maker Honor has just unveiled the $250 Honor 6x, which the company says is the first smartphone "in its price range" to sport two cameras on the rear. Show More Summary

Earin's latest wireless earbuds tout AirPod-like controls

Fancy the subtle tap-based controls of Apple's AirPods, but want something that's not quite so conspicuous (or conspicuously targeted at iPhone owners)? Earin wants to talk. It's introducing its second set of wireless earbuds, the M-2, and they promise a taste of AirPod-like control in a subtler design. Show More Summary

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