Xiaomi is going premium in order to compete with Apple

Xiaomi, the Chinese manufacturer, has already proven that it is much more than a mobile phone maker with its impressive line of home appliances and even bikes. Now, however, the firm is looking to go high end.

Google just upped the ante in the machine-learning game by purchasing Moodstocks

tech giant Google has just made moves to improve its own AI capabilities by purchasing Moodstocks, a French startup that is particularly adept at helping phones recognize objects.

Insta360 Nano camera lets you live-stream VR video from your iPhone

The Insta360 Nano is a new 360 virtual reality camera that uses an integrated Lightning cable to let you easily share and live-stream content on Facebook or WeChat with your iPhone.

Get more out of your stylish Sony with these Xperia X tips and tricks

If you’ve snagged yourself a stylish new Sony smartphone, then you’ll want to unlock its abilities. Check out these Xperia X tips and tricks to find out what it can do.
Smart Home

Ilumi’s Smartstrip can light up the night with LEDs controlled via smartphone

Ilumi's Smartstrip, the "industry's first" multicolor LED lighting strip certified for outdoor use, can achieve an impressive range of hues and tones. It launches on Kickstarter first, with broader availability to come in December .

Best app deals of the day! 6 paid iPhone apps for free for a limited time

Everyone likes free apps, but sometimes the best ones are a bit expensive. Now and then, developers put paid apps on sale for a limited time, but you have to snatch them up fast. Here are the latest and greatest apps on sale in the iOS App…

LG is preparing to build flexible POLED displays for cars

LG has started planning to ramp up production of the plastic OLED, or POLED display, which will eventually be used in the building of devices like wearables, phones, and even in cars.

Catch ’em all! Pokémon Go is rolling out to Android and iOS right now

Surprise! Pokémon Go has begun rolling out to both Android and iOS in certain markets. While some can't access the game just yet, it should show up at some point in the very near future.

Blu Energy XL is a beast of a phone that packs a 5,000mAh beast of a battery

Blu unveiled the Energy Xl, the company's latest unlocked phone that you likely won't hold one-handed, but also likely won't need to charge for a while. The Energy XL is currently available for purchase through Amazon.

Visa and Swatch bring yet another contact-less payment option to Rio for the Olympics

Swatch has finally introduced its first smartwatch. The Swatch Bellamy is an NFC-powered watch that will be available in Brazil ahead of the Rio Olympics, and it will be Visa's third contact-less payment option.
Emerging Tech

The Zore X smart gun lock will notify your phone if your firearm gets moved

The Zore X smart gun lock lets you unlock your gun remotely via a mobile app, and can even alert you if a person is tampering with your weapon. Its Indiegogo campaign has already raised 294 percent of its funding goal with month left on the…

Fix for OnePlus 3's screen, RAM issues will be delayed

Reviews of the OnePlus 3 have so far been pretty good, but there have been some issues. Both the RAM and screen issues will be fixed in an upcoming update, despite the fact that co-founder Carl Pei isn't too happy about reviews.