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by Smartmon
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Sometimes it’s best to just be blunt — to ask a company, “why is this a thing I want?” It’s an important question — perhaps the most important question in consumer electronics — and for some companies, it’s seemingly becoming increasingly more difficult to answer.

by Matar Khalifa
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MAG-LEV Audio visually improves the experience of listening to vinyl records by levitating the platter. Joining our love for music by careful integration of technology and high-range audio components, here we have created a turntable of the future for the medium of the past.

I spend most of my days chatting with virtual/augmented reality companies, so the world of Black Mirror always seems a bit more imminent than it perhaps is. That being said, the future felt frighteningly close after my brief demo with Doppler Labs’ Here One smart earbuds.

by Matar Khalifa
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Apple is widely expected to host its annual iPhone launch event sometime early next month. The upcoming iPhone is said to sport minimal design changes, and come in three variants. While leaks have been numerous surrounding the next Apple smartphone, the Apple Watch leaks have been comparatively negligible. However, a noted analyst - KGI Securities' Ming Chi Kuo - has now released an investor note hinting that two Apple Watch variants are incoming, and will launch later this year, probably alongside the next iPhone.

by Amanda's
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Almost all of us have been cautioned against charging our smartphones overnight. It is said that overnight charging is bad for the battery. As per Battery University, a website run by the company Cadex, if you are charging your phone when it is already fully charged, you are pushing the phone in a high-stress, high-tension state. This high-tension state affects the chemistry within and does lasting damage to the phone’s battery. Well, it turns out; this is not exactly the case!

by JASELINEte
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HP took the wraps of its Apple MacBook Air-killer a couple of months back and very soon, you'll be able to get your hands on it in India. HP  is having an event on June 21 where we expect it to launch the Spectre 13, which currently holds the title of being the thinnest laptop in the world.

Most Americans are familiar with dashboard cameras nowadays because of the zany videos captured by Russian drivers of insane accidents and exploding comets. Who doesn’t love that stuff? But dashboard cameras really got their start on the jam-packed streets of Asian cities, where drivers contend with swarms of suicidal scooter pilots and tough traffic liability laws. As a matter of self-protection, drivers began recording the view through their windshields to document any accidents.

The next major Android phablet release from Samsung will be called the Galaxy Note 7 and will feature a dual-edge display, according to Korean carrier sources speaking anonymously to ET News. Last summer, Samsung generated a bit of confusion and controversy when it launched the dual-edge Galaxy S6 Edge+ and the more regular Galaxy Note 5 at the same time. The confusion stemmed from their overlap in functionality, while the controversy bubbled up when Samsung decided to only offer the dual-edge device in Europe, leaving one of the world's most important smartphone markets without a flagship Note device for the first time since the series' inception.

by Matar Khalifa
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Xiaomi teased its first ever quadcopter this week with a picture of a children's toy, but the Chinese tech company has now given us a little more to look at. As spotted by9to5Google, a post on the company's forums shows what is likely Xiaomi's quadcopter, along with an unveiling and live stream date of May 25th. "Something wonderful and cool is flying to us very soon," says the moderator who left the post.

by Matar Khalifa
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In its first five years, the Google Cultural Institute scanned and archived 200 works of art in super-high-resolution gigapixel images. Now in just the past few months, it has managed to scan another 1,000.