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Smartphone survival test: OnePlus X ideal for international travel

This stylish Android handset from a unique global-facing boutique Chinese manufacturer is a solid performer with few compromises at $249 -- if you do a lot of international travel.

Android's existential crisis: Why Java needs to die on mobile devices

Web-based standards and native code are the future of application development on mobile devices.

Made in China: Meizu Pro 5 Ubuntu Edition dares to be different

This powerful smartphone handset with flagship-class hardware isn't Android-based. It uses a completely open source OS.

Smartphone survival test: Huawei Honor 5x

This handset from the little-known Chinese consumer electronics giant demonstrates that it is still possible to have high-quality engineering and impressive industrial design at a lower cost.

Lesson learned from Amazon Echo: Don't turn customers into developers

Don't depend on your user community to bring in core functionality for your IoT device.

How Project Fi killed my Google Voice setup

Get a Nexus 5X they said. Sign up for Project Fi for a month to get a discount, they said. Now I'm hosed.

With Kindle Oasis, Amazon's Apple moment arrives

Amazon achieves near-monopolistic market control, apex agility in terms of supply chain, and sustained consumer zealotry for its devices. A lot like Apple.

Lesson learned from Amazon Echo: Don't make customers into developers

Don't depend on your user community to bring in core functionality for your IoT device.

Sleepless? Use your Amazon Echo as a white noise machine

Get a good night's rest by using Alexa's built-in playlist function and loop mode.

Smartphone survival test: ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser

This $199 handset is loaded with features and should satisfy any consumer on a budget looking for value in an Android phone.

How Project Fi killed my Google Voice setup

Get a Nexus 5X they said. Sign up for Project Fi for month to get a discount, they said. Now I'm hosed

Haiku L Series: A Big Ass Fan for small-ass money

A lower-cost version of the Wi-Fi connected and sensor-enabled fan has now hit the market.

Nest killed its smart home hub: What do they owe customers?

Revolv promised "lifetime subscriptions" for buyers of its home automation hub. Then Google's Nest Labs bought the company and killed the product. What rights do customers have?

Smartphone survival test: Swapping my iPhone 6s for a $200 Android handset

After swearing off the platform four years ago, are we still sick of Android? We're about to find out.

Apple's iPhone SE isn't cheap: Better smartphones start at $150

Looking for another smartphone for international travel? Or just don't want to spend five or six bills on a handset? Have a look at these instead of Apple's "loss leader".

Spring cleaning: How I scrapped my servers for a hybrid cloud

I have the power of local processing but the flexibility of bursting and storing data on cloud, while minimizing my infrastructure footprint.

ResetPlug: The IoT of everything in your home

2 months agoTechnology : Tech Broiler

A simple $60 device that plugs into your power strip can reset your broadband Wi-Fi router in the event of connectivity loss.

Made in China: XGIMI projects innovation in Android entertainment

2 months agoTechnology : Tech Broiler

A new 3D LED pico proiector combines the platform flexibility of Android with a Harman Kardon sound system to create an all-in-one portable home theater device.

Let China rule commodities: Nanolumens' lesson for US companies

2 months agoTechnology : Tech Broiler

The United States will never return to its former glory as a manufacturing powerhouse, but there are still areas in which it can distinguish itself -- such as a supplier of extremely high-end, high-margin goods.

Made in China: Smart lighting shines on Xiaomi's Yeelight bed lamp

2 months agoTechnology : Tech Broiler

We launch our series on premium technology products produced by ODMs and OEMs in mainland China with an intelligent lighting unit made by Xiaomi.

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