Huawei’s new phone comes with inbuilt AI

Huawei’s new phone comes with inbuilt AI
Chinese smartphone giant Huawei has announced its latest offerings: the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro. While many features of these handsets are top-of-the-line, focus is firmly on the company's decision to include on-device artificial intelligence (AI). It is thought by many that this is a direct challenge to the industry titans of Apple and Samsung.This comes in the form of what Huawei is calling…

New keyboard-less BlackBerry announced

New keyboard-less BlackBerry announced
When you think of BlackBerry smartphones, you will almost certainly picture the QWERTY keyboard that has adorned the vast majority of the company's handsets. However, the firm has just announced a new phone that has ditched the keyboard in favour of a full touchscreen.The BlackBerry Motion was revealed on Sunday (October 8th) at the GITEX 2017 electronics trade show in Dubai, although a few images…

Microsoft announces the death of the Windows Phone

Microsoft announces the death of the Windows Phone
It's no secret that Microsoft has been struggling to make waves in a smartphone market dominated by iPhone and Android. However, many people love the Windows Phone operating system, preferring it over rivals due to its clean design, and wouldn't expect it to be going away anytime soon.Unfortunately, corporate vice president in Microsoft's Operating Systems Group Joe Belfiore confirmed over Twitter that the tech giant…

HTC U11 Life Android One technical details leaked

HTC U11 Life Android One technical details leaked
HTC is looking to make waves in the mid-price smartphone sector with its new U11 Life Android One handset.But we don't really know cast-iron details about what the phone will offer just yet.However, developer LlabTooFeR has leaked technical specifications on Twitter - and a number of media outlets have pointed out that the source has form for being accurate on such matters.So, assuming the leak…

Fingerprint sensors to become standard on smartphones?

Fingerprint sensors to become standard on smartphones?
Fingerprint sensors are increasingly being touted as a way to make smartphones more secure, so sensitive data can't be accessed if a handset is lost or stolen.So could this option move firmly into the mainstream in the next few years? A new report by Counterpoint Research certainly suggests so, predicting they'll soon become the standard authentication choice for smartphone manufacturers.According to the report, this is…

Smartphones becoming central to the shopping experience

Smartphones becoming central to the shopping experience
Consumers are increasingly turning to smartphones in order to do their shopping and even pay for goods and services.This is the conclusion of a study by PayPal, which revealed mobile shopping growth is four times higher than overall growth in online spending.PayPal believes this trend is only set to continue, as almost one in three people in the UK expect to use smartphones more often…

Young people snapping up “brick phones” as digital detoxes become popular

Young people snapping up “brick phones” as digital detoxes become popular
Young people are more than aware of the problems that can come with using media, such as cyber bullying and being judged on their looks.At the same time, they've seen many of their favourite stars react badly to online trolls, with people such as Ed Sheeran responding to abuse by taking temporary breaks from social media.And according to a new survey, this is directly impacting…

Apple ‘investigating iPhone 8 split complaints’

Apple ‘investigating iPhone 8 split complaints’
Apple might be on a high following the unveiling of the iPhone 8 and the iPhone X, but the company might just have been brought down to earth.According to the Independent, some customers have reported a rather serious fault in their new iPhone 8.For instance, one person saw their iPhone 8 Plus get a crack as it was charging, apparently with an official cable.Another said…