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Apr

First images of OPPO Find 9 surface


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The first alleged images of the forthcoming OPPO Find 9 have surfaced revealing some new features for OPPO’s successor to their OPPO Find 7 smartphone. One of the first things that has been spotted in the leaked images is the presence of a dual camera setup on the rear of the device. HTC started the trend of dual cameras and OPPO appears to be joining the movement.

You may also notice a large button located centrally on the back cover of the OPPO Find 9. The button could be a power button that emulates the placement LG uses for the LG G2 and LG G3. The button could also be a fingerprint sensor, another popular feature showing up increasingly often on flagship devices.

On the front of the device we can see very thin bezels. The display will supposedly be a 5.5-inch 2k screen and if the thin bezels are accurately shown, the Find 9 should look spectacular.

Previous leaks indicate the Find 9 will come equipped with a Snapdragon 810 processor and 4GB of RAM.

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source: GizmoChina

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5
Apr

First images of OPPO Find 9 surface


oppo_find_9_leak_01

The first alleged images of the forthcoming OPPO Find 9 have surfaced revealing some new features for OPPO’s successor to their OPPO Find 7 smartphone. One of the first things that has been spotted in the leaked images is the presence of a dual camera setup on the rear of the device. HTC started the trend of dual cameras and OPPO appears to be joining the movement.

You may also notice a large button located centrally on the back cover of the OPPO Find 9. The button could be a power button that emulates the placement LG uses for the LG G2 and LG G3. The button could also be a fingerprint sensor, another popular feature showing up increasingly often on flagship devices.

On the front of the device we can see very thin bezels. The display will supposedly be a 5.5-inch 2k screen and if the thin bezels are accurately shown, the Find 9 should look spectacular.

Previous leaks indicate the Find 9 will come equipped with a Snapdragon 810 processor and 4GB of RAM.

oppo_find_9_leak_02

source: GizmoChina

Come comment on this article: First images of OPPO Find 9 surface

5
Apr

AC editors’ apps of the week: Moon+ Reader, Milk Music, Hacked and more


Our weekly app picks

It’s Appday Sunday and that means we’re back with more of our favorites to share. Every week we bring a handful of great apps to the table and share them with everyone. Sometimes they are new apps, sometimes old standards, but every time they are apps we love to use.

Give these a look and then take a minute to tell us all about the apps you are using and love so we can give them a try. We all find some of our favorites right in the comments on these posts!

5
Apr

Claim your PlayStation Vita settlement credit now


The original PlayStation Vita

If you’ve been anxiously waiting to claim the credit Sony owes you after it settled with the Federal Trade Commission over misleading PlayStation Vita ads, you’ll be glad to hear that you can finally take action. The company handling Sony’s settlements has launched a website that lets you file a claim so long as you bought a Vita in the US before June 1st, 2012. The options are fairly tempting. You can receive a $25 check or PSN credit if you’re only concerned about the bottom line, but you can also choose from one of three bundles with decent (if aging) games like the God of War Collection and Uncharted: Golden Abyss. Be sure to move quickly, whatever you do — you have to file for compensation by June 29th.

Filed under: Gaming, Sony

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Via: Kotaku

Source: PlayStation Vita Claims

5
Apr

Android Authority this week


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Android fans, this was a bit quiet on the Android front (unless you count the outrageous April Fools’ pranks that made the rounds), but Google made it up to us with some interesting developments on the Chrome OS front. Google and its partners launched cheap new Chromebooks, a new Chromebase, the Chromebit TV dongle, and a tool that allows just about any Android app to run on Chrome OS. In other news, we heard rumors about the Xperia Z4 and the LG G4, Lollipop updates hit several popular devices, Google updated some of its apps, HTC introduced the One E9+ and the One M8+, and OnePlus finally released its new Oxygen OS.

Inside AA HQ

It was no April Fools’ joke, but it was announced on April 1, naturally creating a little confusion. Experienced tech journalist, prodigious Twitter user, and all around jolly good fellow Nirave Ghondia is joining Android Authority. Based in the UK, Nirave will contribute features and opinion pieces on the hottest developments in the tech world. Here’s to a long and fertile collaboration!

Spearheaded by Gary, we’re doubling down on our developer-focused content. By the way, if you’re interested in developing for Android and IoT, you should give our weekly developer newsletter a look. It’s all hand-picked resources that  – we hope – will help improve your skills.

We’re also pushing hard with our new app and product database, so hopefully we’ll have some good news to share in the next weeks.

A PSA from my colleagues doing our podcast: we’ve published last week’s edition (Sci-Fi tech of today) – sorry for the delay! We’ve also put up this week’s edition (Chrome OS), so happy listening!

As always, Sunday brings you the chance to win a cool new device from our weekly giveaway (we’ve changed up the raffle widget, by the way, hope you like the new one). This week it’s a Galaxy S6 Edge.

The Friday Debate Podcast

The stuff you shouldn’t miss

Here are some interesting posts for your Sunday reading:

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Top news of the week

And here are the top news in the Android world this week:

Xperia Z4 specs revealed?

LG G4 news and rumors           

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Lollipop rollout

Galaxy Note 4 Verizon-33

Google apps updates

New HTC devices

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Chrome OS in the spotlight

Oxygen OS is here

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Sound off

We always want to hear your feedback. Whether it’s criticism or praise, feel free to tell us what you think about Android Authority’s content, design, and community. Comment here or get in touch with us on our social channels:

Happy Sunday!



5
Apr

Samsung allegedly paid 500 fake fans to attend the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge launch in China


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When Samsung launches a new flagship smartphone you would naturally think that there will be more than a few people that are willing to stand around and ogle the handset, wouldn’t you? Especially when the handsets in question are the stylish Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. Apparently not so in China, where Samsung is alleged to have paid people to pose as fans and celebrate the launch of Samsung’s latest flagship devices.

According to a report from the Shanghai-based news outlet The Paper, Samsung paid 400-500 people to attend the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge press conference. Each so-called fan received 30 yuan ($4.80) to spend an hour or more at the event, with recruiters being paid 20 yuan ($3.25) for every person that was recruited. Seeing as there were around 1000 attendees at the press conference, that means that roughly half of them were allegedly fake.

The recruits were required to supply their names, pictures and phone numbers on WeChat (an instant messaging app in China), as well as ‘liking’ Samsung’s Baidu page. If interviewed, the fans were to say that they at the press conference because they were Samsung fans and interested in the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. One such fan said that she got the job by answering an ad on WeChat, earning 50 yuan ($8) for staying more than 15 minutes.

If true, it isn’t the most unusual thing that Samsung has ever been accused of, but it still isn’t quite kosher is it? And while it’s probably just a sign of the desperate measures that Samsung sees necessary to gain market share in China from the iPhone, it does beg the question – what else is Samsung doing that it is getting away with?

 

Source: WantChinaTimes
Via: PhoneArena

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5
Apr

From the Editor’s Desk: Positive quick hits …


This is the column I intended to write today. That one lies one tab over, not yet deleted, but never to be published.

5
Apr

Inhabitat’s Week in Green: oil rig oasis, bio-pyramids and Facebook’s new home


Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week’s most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us — it’s the Week in Green.

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Tesla, the Silicon Valley-based electric carmaker, is unrivaled when it comes to automotive innovation, and now the company is moving beyond the garage and into the home. Tesla CEO Elon Musk revealed earlier this year that the company is developing a house battery that could help homeowners go off the grid. But Musk isn’t done: He also announced that Tesla would release a new product — one that it isn’t a car — at the end of April. Will it be the house battery? We’ll just have to wait and see.

The New York Auto Show kicked off last week, with press reveals of some of hottest new hybrids and EVs, and Inhabitat was on the scene to get an early look. For the second year in a row, BMW took the Green Car Award for the BMW i8, a sleek hybrid that has an all-electric range of 23 miles and can go from 0 to 60 in just 4.4 seconds. Chevrolet made a big splash with two separate reveals at the show: the faster and more efficient 2016 Spark and the 2016 Malibu Hybrid, which is more efficient thanks to technology borrowed from the 2016 Chevy Volt. On the luxury side of things, Lexus took the wraps off the 2016 Lexus RX 450h Hybrid, which features a sportier exterior than previous models and is offered with a V6 hybrid powertrain. And in the urban category, Smart unveiled the new 2016 Fortwo, which is just 8.8 feet long, but features more space than older models. And on the other side of the country, Inhabitat test-drove the Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive and the BMW i3 on the streets of Los Angeles for a head-to-head comparison. Click through to find out which high-end EV is better.

The winners of eVolo Magazine‘s annual skyscraper competition were announced last week, and Polish firm BOMP took top honors for its Essence Skyscraper project. Among this year’s honorable mentions was an enormous bio-pyramid that would enclose the Egyptian pyramids inside a greenhouse-like biosphere. Designing structures that help to regenerate biodiversity was a major theme of this year’s competition. The cellular Re-Generator Skyscraper, designed by Gabriel Munoz Moreno, would grow like a living organism and help China’s Hangzhou wetlands to recover. The Noah Oasis project proposed transforming offshore oil rigs into bio-habitats that would clean up oil spills and restore damaged marine ecosystems. In a proposal that sounds like pure sci-fi, Chinese designer Qidan Chen drew up plans for a skyscraper complex that would facilitate the artificial reproduction of animal and plant species. A team from China proposed building a radiant skyscraper that would purify the air and water in Chernobyl, absorbing radiation and giving off soft- or high-intensity light. And a team of Malaysian designers produced plans for converting former mining sites into housing.

Green design is important, but green design that addresses a social need is even better. Paul Lukez Architecture has done the latter by designing a small, “energy plus” home for a schoolteacher who wanted to stay in the Boston area despite the ever-rising cost of housing. Facebook officially moved into its new Frank Gehry-designed, LEED-certified headquarters in Menlo Park last week. The building features a sprawling green roof and a vibrantly decorated interior. Italian architecture firm Piuarch unveiled designs for the ENEL Pavilion at the upcoming Milan World Expo. The structure will be a physical representation of a smart energy grid using 650 vertically oriented polycarbonate vectors. And on the furniture design front, Christian Sjöström rolled out a new line of modular furniture inspired by molecular structures.

The Solar Impulse 2 landed in China last week, continuing its quest to become the first solar-powered airplane to fly around the world. The plane, which is piloted by a pair of Swiss aviators, will make one more stop in China before heading to Hawaii. In other green energy news, Facebook might be dipping its toe in the solar-powered drone market. Their in-the-works drone, which is the size of a commercial jet, would beam internet signals to communities that lack data networks. Scientists at the University of Texas at Dallas are working to develop a new kind of plastic used in tubing that can produce electricity when stretched. The material could have revolutionary effects on both green energy and medical applications. Workers recently broke ground on the UK’s first zero-carbon community, North West Bicester, and the first residents are expected to move into 393 zero-carbon homes later this year. And one town in Texas — the heart of America’s oil country — is expected to run on 100 percent clean energy by 2017. Georgetown, a town of about 50,000, is located near Austin (of course). Israel installed 1,500 solar panels at the country’s national assembly in Jerusalem, making it the largest solar field of any parliament in the world. And for renewable energy on the go, there’s no better option than the Pulse, the world’s first hybrid portable charger, which can draw energy either from a wall outlet or from a solar panel.

Filed under: Misc, Household, Peripherals, Transportation, Science, Facebook

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5
Apr

For only $9.95 today you can score this hard case and holster for BlackBerry Z30


Want the best bang for your buck? Take advantage of this sweet deal for the BlackBerry Z30. Featuring a durable textured hard case and a quick access holster to keep at your side, this Amzer Shellster combo provides you with everything you need to shield against damage and prevent future fumbles.

5
Apr

Get both a hard case and holster for LG G3 today and save 45%


Crafted with a durable polycarbonate featuring a unique texture, this Amzer Shellster includes a slim hard case for casual use along with a swivel holster to use at your side. Available today for the super-low price of only $9.95!

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