Sony Xperia X Compact image spotted

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Earlier this year Sony announced they were consolidating and transitioning their smartphone product line to settle on the new X series of devices. Since releasing the original Sony Xperia X the company has been expanding the portfolio of choices for consumers. A new image shared by Twitter tipster Evan Blass, @evleaks, reveals yet another device in the lineup, this one aimed at buyers who are interested in a smaller device. Read more

LG V20 getting B&O Play audio enhancements

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One product launch coming up in September that is generating quite a bit of buzz is the new LG V20. Although some early renders of the device revealed LG is moving toward a look reminiscent of the LG G5 instead of last year’s LG V10, those looking at the device may be enticed by some of the features and functions of the smartphone. New information indicates one of those enhancements will be a Bang & Olufsen audio function, including some special top-tier earphones. Read more

Google for Education announces a full slate of improvements for the Back to School season

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It is that time of year again when students head back to school for another year of learning. In conjunction with the annual shift of focus from summer vacation to school work, the Google for Education team announced several new features and enhancements to their products that target the education sector. The changes are meant to help students, teachers and parents achieve a more effective educational experience. Read more

ASUS teases big announcement for IFA 2016

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The next major tech event coming up this year will be IFA 2016 being held in Berlin from September 2nd through the 7th. In the days leading up to each annual IFA event it is a common practice for manufacturers to hold “pre” events to try to get a jump on all of the announcements. One company joining that fray will be ASUS as they  are teasing some announcements on August 31st. Read more

New wave of Fitbit devices revealed in images

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Like so many other pieces of tech, activity trackers are constantly getting updated with new models adding features and functions with each iteration. Industry heavyweight Fitbit appears to have reached a point where their product line and the associated updates are starting to come out in a more orderly fashion. Although Fitbit’s trackers are several generations old in some cases, we are seeing a pair of their current devices poised to update to their “2” models with the impending release of the Fitbit Charge 2 and the Fitbit Flex 2, both of which were revealed in some new images. Read more

Pair of HTC 10 Desire smartphones in pipeline for possible September launch

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The news about T-Mobile shelving the HTC 10 does not paint a pretty picture for the struggling smartphone manufacturer that was hoping this year’s flagship might help turn things around. The company will now set its sights on  the impact new Nexus models may have as they are the supplier for this year’s round. Today sources indicate HTC has some new mid-range devices being prepped for a September launch, the HTC Desire 10 Pro and the HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle, that may help shore up the business as well. Read more

LG V20 renders surface showing several views of new device

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Hoping to reverse the disappointment of the LG G5 launch earlier this year, LG plans to release the LG V20 next month as a successor to the LG V10. According to a report a few days ago we think we know some of the specs for the LG V20 including a 5.7-inch screen and a Snapdragon 820 processor. We did not have any ideas on what the LG V20 might look like though, until now. Sources indicate they have obtained renders of the device that not only give us an idea of what the V20 may look like, they also cue us in to some of the features that may be present. Read more

Google Photos has fun with ad for storage solution

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If you have been watching any of the Rio Olympics 2016 coverage over the weekend, you may have spotted a new ad from Google for their Google Photos app. The ad targets a specific set of users – those with smartphones that have smaller amounts of internal storage, like 16GB devices – and Google’s solution to help them manage space. The Google Photos features has actually been present for a while now and gives users an option to free up device space by deleting photos and videos that have already been backed up to the Google Photos cloud. Read more