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Verizon 5G Super Bowl Demo

How Verizon’s Super Bowl demo finally got me excited for 5G

How Verizon’s Super Bowl demo finally got me excited for 5G

Verizon spent 80 million dollars blanketing Miami in 5G ahead of Super Bowl LIV. What does that mean? We'll show you how 5G will enhance the fan experience for the big game.
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New graphene battery recharges blazingly fast, and it’s already on the market

New graphene battery recharges blazingly fast, and it’s already on the market

Battery tech company Real Graphene is adding graphene to lithium batteries to bring the benefits of the material to batteries right now, rather than in the future. The benefits are clear: much faster charging time, more longevity so you can keep your phone longer, and cooler temperatures to improve safety.
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From robots to projection mapping: Inside Panasonic’s Tokyo 2020 Olympic tech

From robots to projection mapping: Inside Panasonic’s Tokyo 2020 Olympic tech

Digital Trends visited the Panasonic Center in Tokyo, Japan to see the technology it's working on for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Its interesting Atoun Power Suit will be used at the Paralympics, representing a world first, and its impressive projection mapping technology is going to be part of the opening ceremony.
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The Oppo Reno Ace is the fastest-charging phone we’ve ever tried

The Oppo Reno Ace is the fastest-charging phone we’ve ever tried

Oppo has done it again. A year after claiming the fast-charging title with its Find X Lamborghini Edition, it's back with the Oppo Reno Ace, which snatches the crown of fastest-charging-phone we have tested from the older phone. It's not only faster to charge, but the phone has a higher battery capacity too.
MediaTek

MediaTek heralds ‘new era’ of 5G with high-spec Dimensity 800 chip

MediaTek heralds ‘new era’ of 5G with high-spec Dimensity 800 chip

MediaTek announced the Dimensity 800 series 5G SoC, which although it says is a midrange chip for reasonably priced smartphones, is decidedly more high-end than you may first expect. Digital Trends spoke to the company about its plan for the Dimensity 800, and how it's part of the firm's push to find success with 5G.
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TCL is working on more than 30 different folding phone concepts

TCL is working on more than 30 different folding phone concepts

Alongside a new trio of TCL-branded phones, the Chinese manufacturer showed us an entirely new, working prototype of a folding phone at CES 2020. TCL currently has more than 30 different devices, all with folding screens, some at concept and others at prototype stage, and is aiming at a release this year.
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TCL Communication is a sleeping giant about to awaken, and 5G is its alarm clock

TCL Communication is a sleeping giant about to awaken, and 5G is its alarm clock

At CES, TCL Communication gave us a preview of the new smartphones it will launch at MWC 2020, which will also be sold in North America. The new TCL 10 range includes a sub-$500 5G version, and it turns out that the new network technology is critical not only to TCL's new phones, but also the timing of its global expansion.
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In memoriam: All the best tech that died in the 2010s

In memoriam: All the best tech that died in the 2010s

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10 things your smartphone couldn’t do 10 years ago

10 things your smartphone couldn’t do 10 years ago

Smartphones have come a long way in the last decade and they can now do things that would have seemed unlikely to us ten years ago. We take a look at some of the biggest and best capabilities smartphones have developed in the last ten years thanks to faster networks, smarter software, and better hardware.
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5 times Apple won the decade, and 5 times it lost

5 times Apple won the decade, and 5 times it lost

How good has Apple's decade been? Like all of us, it has been full of ups and downs -- good things, and some considerably worse things. The high points are easy to find, but in the interests of fairness, we've collected 5 things the company would rather forget. Here are Apple's top 5 wins and losses over the past 10 years.
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Liars, thieves, and exploding phones: 10 tech scandals from the last 10 years

Liars, thieves, and exploding phones: 10 tech scandals from the last 10 years

The last ten years has given us a mass of amazing technology, changing the way we live forever. However, some of the people and companies behind these achievements aren't always on their best behavior, and that has generated some pretty nasty scandals during the same amount of time. Here's 10 of the best -- er, worst.
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These are the coolest tech souvenirs we found in Tokyo’s famous Electric Town

These are the coolest tech souvenirs we found in Tokyo’s famous Electric Town

The time limit was two hours, and in that time we wanted to find the coolest tech-related souvenir in Akihabara, Tokyo's famous Electric Town. It's easier said than done, and it certainly won't be a cheap endeavor. Here's what we found, from phones to robots. Which one would you have brought home?
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Who is Hikari-chan? She is the mind-blowing future of A.I. in your home

Who is Hikari-chan? She is the mind-blowing future of A.I. in your home

It's easy to pass Gatebox off as a anime-themed smart speaker, but it is far from something so mundane. Inside is a carefully crafted digital character, Azuma Hikari, who uses some clever artificial intelligence to become your friend not your servant. Digital Trends spoke to the CEO of the company about it.
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Who needs 5G? In Japan, this smart city does what its citizens need, right now

Who needs 5G? In Japan, this smart city does what its citizens need, right now

Smart cities are often seen as hives of future tech, only made possible with high speed connections and autonomous cars. In the Japanese city of Fukuoka, messaging app Line is already operating a smart city -- just in a different way than you may expect. Instead of focusing on the future, it concentrates on helping its citizens right now.
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iPhone 11 Pro vs. Google Pixel 4 in a portrait mode camera shootout

iPhone 11 Pro vs. Google Pixel 4 in a portrait mode camera shootout

How good is the portrait mode on the latest flagship smartphones? We took the iPhone 11 Pro and the Google Pixel 4 along to a photo shoot to find out, and threw the Galaxy Fold and the Huawei Mate 30 Pro in the bag too. Here's what happened when we played with portrait mode, and the different modes and lighting effects.
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How Sony’s camera guru is transforming Sony Mobile, starting with the Xperia 5

How Sony’s camera guru is transforming Sony Mobile, starting with the Xperia 5

The man who was responsible for changing the fortunes of Sony Imaging has turned his attention to Sony Mobile, and is utilizing a similar plan to turnaround the struggling phone department. We spoke to members of the team in Tokyo, Japan to understand more, and to find out why it's blending pro-level tech into its new phones.
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How messaging app Line thrives on a culture of chaos, not cuteness

How messaging app Line thrives on a culture of chaos, not cuteness

Messaging app Line may be best known outside Asia for its cute characters and stickers, but there is a massive team of developers working behind the scenes on the innovative platform. We visited Line's Developer Day in Tokyo to speak to the company's CTO, and discovered it's not driven by cuteness, but thrives on chaos.
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Interview: The Snapdragon 865 will make today’s smartphones look downright basic

Interview: The Snapdragon 865 will make today’s smartphones look downright basic

Qualcomm sees the Snapdragon 865 as more than a simple performance enhancement for the latest high-end phones. It's placed a huge emphasis on artificial intelligence to not only make your life easier, but safer too. With 5G's proliferation, big data isn't just getting bigger, it's getting faster and more capable.
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EXCLUSIVE: MediaTek failed to win at 4G, but it won’t do the same with 5G

EXCLUSIVE: MediaTek failed to win at 4G, but it won’t do the same with 5G

MediaTek, by its own admission, didn’t capitalize on the 4G rush, but it has no intention of doing the same with 5G. Along with a new chip, deep changes in the way the company produces products have transformed the firm, and CEO Rick Tsai sat down with Digital Trends to talk about this, and its 5G plans.
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The new RAZR is cool, but we can’t forget about Motorola’s biggest design flops

The new RAZR is cool, but we can’t forget about Motorola’s biggest design flops

While there’s already an overwhelming rush of optimism for the new Razr, not all of Motorola's ambitious efforts yielded success for the company in the past. While Moto's shown us again that it dares to innovate with bold designs, being first isn't always best, and experiments sometimes fail.
Nikon 8110

Switching back to a dumbphone was the smartest thing I’ve ever done

Switching back to a dumbphone was the smartest thing I’ve ever done

Smartphones are designed to hold our attention, and we often end up spending hours on them each day. I set out to see if a smarter feature phone, like the Nokia 8110, can help us break those habits and restore balance in our digital lives. With support for WhatsApp and more, I really didn't miss my smartphone.
Moshi Twilight

Can an app help your kids to sleep? I tested Moshi Twilight to find out

Can an app help your kids to sleep? I tested Moshi Twilight to find out

Many kids have trouble falling asleep after the lights go out, but the Moshi Twilight app is purposely designed to carry them off to the land of nod with special sleep stories. I tested it out with my seven-year-old daughter and spoke to the Mind Candy CEO to find out more about how it was developed.
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The $440 Realme X2 Pro has what it takes to be one of 2019’s best phones

The $440 Realme X2 Pro has what it takes to be one of 2019’s best phones

The Realme X2 Pro is a contender for one of 2019's best phones. Wait, who? Realme has a similar lineage to OnePlus, Oppo, and Vivo, and its X2 Pro packs flagship specs inside a phone that costs the equivalent of $440. But this is far from a cheap experience. In fact, it's great.
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Huawei and Honor’s latest wearables push is a key part of a much bigger plan

Huawei and Honor’s latest wearables push is a key part of a much bigger plan

Huawei and Honor are both releasing a range of new wearable products over the coming months, including true wireless headphones and smartwatches, but despite what it seems, this is not a strategy created out of necessity. It is a part of Huawei's overriding plan to create "The Seamless AI Life."
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I asked 10 U.S. banks when they plan to support Google Pixel 4’s Face Unlock

I asked 10 U.S. banks when they plan to support Google Pixel 4’s Face Unlock

Google's Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL come with new Face Unlock technology that makes unlocking the phone fast. But if you want to use it to access bank apps or authenticate purchases in third-party apps, it's looking like you'll have to wait a while. I asked a handful of banks when they expect to add support.
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Pixel 4 XL vs. iPhone 11 Pro vs. Note 10 Plus vs. OnePlus 7T: Camera shootout

Pixel 4 XL vs. iPhone 11 Pro vs. Note 10 Plus vs. OnePlus 7T: Camera shootout

The Google Pixel 4 is here with another winning camera, despite its battery woes, so how does it stack up to competitors like the iPhone 11 Pro, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus, and the OnePlus 7T? We took all four phones for a spin on a photo walk to find the best in this smartphone camera shootout.
Qualcomm Tells All: 5G Myth vs. Reality

How the 5G network is progressing hand-in-hand with Qualcomm

How the 5G network is progressing hand-in-hand with Qualcomm

During the 5G Summit that took place in Barcelona, the Digital Trends Español team spoke with Qualcomm to learn more about the development of 5G technology. Ignacio Contreras, Qualcomm's marketing director, said 5G has advanced by leaps and bounds, at a pace that has surprised many.
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Google’s Pixel 4 could have looked like the Nexus 6P

Google’s Pixel 4 could have looked like the Nexus 6P

Google's Pixel 4 is here, and we've known what it would look like for months. Now, the design team has shared photos showing concepts and what it could have looked like before they settled on a final design. The photos are packed with goodies like a Pixel 4 that looks like a Galaxy Note 10 Plus, an iPhone 11, and more.
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Google designer believes the Pixel 4’s camera design is more iconic than Apple’s

Google designer believes the Pixel 4’s camera design is more iconic than Apple’s

Do you like the iPhone 11 Pro's camera design? How about the Google Pixel 4's? The person who helped design the Pixel 4 shares his thoughts. Both phones sport a squarish camera module to house their respective camera systems. Google opted to mask the cameras with a black filter, but Apple went in another direction.
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Google’s Pixel 4 looks different. Here’s what the designers changed and why

Google’s Pixel 4 looks different. Here’s what the designers changed and why

Google's Pixel 4 looks different from previous Pixel phones. Digital Trends spoke with the phone's designers to talk about the changes. The classic two-tone look has disappeared, but it's replaced by a black band surrounding the phone, along with the Pixel square, which houses the new dual-camera system.
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The Nubia Z20 is an Android phone that doesn’t fold, but it has two screens

The Nubia Z20 is an Android phone that doesn’t fold, but it has two screens

The Nubia Z20 is an interesting Android phone with dual back-to-back screens. Underneath the blue glass on the back is a second AMOLED display which is handy for taking selfies via the main camera and allows the front to be almost all screen because there's no need for a selfie camera. Here's what it's like to use.
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Google’s Jacquard fabric tech now comes in two Levi’s jacket styles, costs less

Google’s Jacquard fabric tech now comes in two Levi’s jacket styles, costs less

Google and Levi's have partnered up again to produce two denim jackets with Jacquard technology woven in, allowing you to make gestures to control functions on your phone. The price of the jacket has been lowered, making it more accessible, and the styles offer up more choice.
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Apple iPhone 11 Pro vs. Huawei Mate 30 Pro camera shootout: Pro power struggle

Apple iPhone 11 Pro vs. Huawei Mate 30 Pro camera shootout: Pro power struggle

The Apple iPhone 11 Pro and the Huawei Mate 30 Pro are two of the latest smartphones, and both boast amazing camera systems. But which one takes our favorite photos? We took the two on a long weekend away, snapping photos using various lenses and settings. Here are the results, and it's a close battle.
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The $600 OnePlus 7T’s camera has a feature the iPhone 11 lacks

The $600 OnePlus 7T’s camera has a feature the iPhone 11 lacks

Shutterbug? The OnePlus 7T lets you get super close to your subjects with a new Super Macro mode that utilizes the ultrawide-angle lens. It's a feature that's not necessarily available on other smartphones, even if they have a wide-angle camera, such as the new iPhone 11. It allows for some stunning shots.