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HTC to lay off 1,500 employees from its Taiwan division in an effort to save money

HTC to lay off 1,500 employees from its Taiwan division in an effort to save money

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HTC is laying off 1,500 workers from its Taiwan manufacturing division in an effort to recover from months of poor quarterly results and try to return the long-struggling smartphone manufacturer to profitability, via Engadget. As noted by Bloomberg Taipei’s Samson Ellis, the layoffs are downsizing 22 percent of HTC’s entire workforce, marking a significant reduction […]

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Microsoft has been dreaming of a pocketable dual-screen Surface device for years

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The Verge revealed last week that Microsoft wants to create a “new and disruptive” dual-screen device category to influence the overall Surface roadmap and blur the lines between what’s considered PC and mobile. Codenamed Andromeda, Microsoft’s project has been in development for at least two years and is designed to be a pocketable Surface device. […]

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The Kingston A1000 NVMe SSD Review: Phison E8 Revisited

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Kingston’s first low-end NVMe SSD is the A1000, using Toshiba’s latest 64-layer 3D TLC NAND and the Phison E8 controller. The price isn’t quite down to SATA SSD levels, and the performance is nowhere near as impressive as high-end NVMe SSDs. The A1000 is in a tight spot where it offers a small step up […]

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Vivo’s new sensor tech could be the future of face unlock

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Last week Vivo announced its latest innovation in the field of cramming innovative components into phone-sized devices: a time-of-flight 3D scanner with 300,000 sensor points. I had a chance to test the tech out when I dropped in on MWC Shanghai this week, and it’s clear that while things are still very early, we are […]

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HTC’s Vive Focus is an impressive standalone VR headset

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Late last year HTC announced the Vive Focus, a standalone VR headset for China. The Focus signalled the end of HTC’s plans to bring a standalone Daydream headset to the rest of the world, instead seeing the company focus on its more vibrant Chinese market. That’s a shame, because I got the chance to use […]

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Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 1180 could be unveiled next month

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Nvidia launched its current generation of GeForce gaming GPUs more than two years ago, and we might just see the next generation, rumored to be named the GeForce GTX 11 Series, in August. While Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang said the next GeForce GPUs would be “a long time from now” recently, all signs now point […]

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WhatsApp has a new option that can make annoying group chats more bearable

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WhatsApp group chats can be incredibly useful — the perfect tool for organizing social events, or keeping up to date with news from places like your children’s school. But, everyone knows that groups can quickly descend into chaos as everyone starts, well, chatting with one another. That’s why WhatsApp is introducing a new option for […]

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Red OnePlus 6 announced for July 10th release

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OnePlus has announced a new color variant of the OnePlus 6: red. The OnePlus 6 Red has a shimmery, glossy finish with silver accents, and will be coming to Europe and North America. In the US, it’ll cost $579 for a model with 128GB of storage and 8GB of RAM, and will go on sale […]

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Tesla reportedly hit its Model 3 manufacturing goal hours after its deadline

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Tesla just barely missed its goal of producing 5,000 Model 3 electric cars a week, according to Reuters, which says that the company reached the mark “several hours after the midnight goal.” Reuters spoke with two factory workers who say that the final vehicle completed its “final quality checks” around 5AM PT Sunday morning, just […]

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The AudioKit Synth One is a pro-level iPad synth that’s completely free

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AudioKit Synth One, a free and open-source iPad synth, is now available for download in the Apple App Store, developer Matthew Fecher has announced. The Synth One, which Fecher describes as “the largest free and open-source iOS music project in history,” is a professional-level polyphonic synth created by a team of over 100 volunteers over […]

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