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Gartner reports first ever global decline in smartphone sales

Global smartphone sales have not been firing on all cylinders for several years now but Gartner's latest figures record the first ever decline since the analyst began tracking the market all the way b

Foxconn to plug at least $340M into AI R&D over five years

Manufacturing giant Foxconn has said it will make a major investment in artificial intelligence-based R&D as it looks for new business growth opportunities in a cooling global smartphone market, 

The light and dark of AI-powered smartphones

As more smartphones get on device AI processing powers it could support a new range of advanced consumer features. But what kind of value exchange might be required for mobile users to tap into these

Baidu teams up with BlackBerry on self-driving and connected car tech

Chinese internet tech giant Baidu will work with Canada’s BlackBerry in a partnership that will see QNX used as the basis for Baidu’s Apollo self-driving platform, and which will also see

Can a dreaming AI fix low res digital photos in the edit?

Let's Enhance is an Estonia-based startup that's using a so called 'hallucinating AI' deep neural network to power a freemium photo upscaling service. Find out what happened when we fed it some photo

Samsung posts another record profit thanks to its chips business

Samsung posted another record quarter, and it again has its components business to thank for more stellar results. The Korea tech giant shrugged off scandals, which include a jail sentence for its de

India overtakes the US to become the world’s second largest smartphone market

Move over America, India is now the world’s second largest smartphone market. That’s according to a new report from Canalys which claims smartphone shipments in India crossed the 40 millio

Essential Phone gets a $200 price drop, existing customers get credit

Essential has an offer that’s honestly very hard to refuse: The price of the Essential Phone (PH-1, going by technical model number), is now $200 cheaper, so $499 off-contract and unlocked. That

Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL reaffirm Google’s top spot among smartphone cameras

Google’s changes to the Pixel cameras are mostly on the software side, but they gain some excellent additional abilities, including a new Portrait mode, as well as optical image stabilization to

BlackBerry ditches the keyboard in latest handset

Yesterday at GITEX Technology Week in Dubai, BlackBerry announced the Motion, an all-screen smartphone with a massive battery. Made by TCL under the BlackBerry Mobile brand, the Motion packs a 5.5-inc

Apple is looking into reports of iPhone 8 batteries swelling

Reports from a few iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus buyers have suggested there could be an issue with the battery inside some of the devices swelling. Apple has now confirmed it is looking into the issue

This leaked look at the Google Pixel 2 XL’s front face is promising

Google’s Pixel 2 launch event is only a couple of days away, but the hype cycle is in high gear – and a new leak has me even more excited to see what Google officially unveils on Wednesday. Se

Essential Phone will get Android Oreo update ‘soon’

Essential is bringing the latest version of Android to its first smartphone, the aptly named "Phone." The Android 8.0 release is already available for Google's own flagship Pixel hardware, but Essenti

The iPhone X reveals why Tim Cook was so mad about Palm

At the unveiling of Apple's new flagship smartphone yesterday, the iPhone X, CEO Tim Cook said it was something the company's staff had been working on for a decade. The new interface looks fluid and

Crunch Report | Everything Apple 2017

Apple releases the new iPhone X and iPhone 8, the latest version of the Apple Watch (Series 3) and Apple TV 4K. All this on Crunch Report.

The iPhone 8 is the Apple phone for the rest of us

I heard some exchanges among attendees at today’s big Apple event that the iPhone 8 is a 7s in all but name. The sentiment isn’t too far off. Sure, it’s a bit of a dig, but it’s hard to argue

The iPhone X is Apple’s best phone ever

All these years, it seems, Apple’s been holding something back. There are, after all, certain real-world applications one must take into account: mass manufacturing and pricing being the big two. On

Apple brings face-tracking to ARKit on iPhone X

While many expected Apple to push AR capabilities as the hallmark features for newly introduced iDevices, in reality, ARKit was largely a footnote in today's Apple event as the company focused the bul

The iPhone lineup just got really compleX

Steve Jobs said "Simple can be harder than complex," so it looks like Apple is taking the easy route. Customers will now have to choose between 8 different iPhones with today's addition of the iPhone

This is the iPhone X

Today, Apple introduced the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. But in true Apple fashion, Tim Cook promised us "one more thing." Ten years after Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone, Apple is introducing the iPh
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