What does Google want with HTC’s smartphone business?

Google is acquiring a $1bn chunk of HTC’s smartphone arm, including 2,000 employees and access to intellectual property, as it bets big on hardware Google has announced it’s acquiring a $1.1bn chunk of HTC’s smartphone business, and with...

Struktur Motors, India’s largest car manufacturer, launches its initial Android Auto-equipped vehicle

Android Auto is constantly on the arrive in more vehicles, now in India via Struktur Motors.   According to Search engines, the 2017 Tata Nexon is now part of the growing repertoire of Auto-compatible… autos. Becoming India’s...

Google set to release new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones, insiders say

Sources speaking exclusively to the Guardian reveal details of new phones and a smaller Google Home Mini smart speaker ahead of October launch Google is set to release two new smartphones, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, as well as a smaller Google...

The Fed’s change of direction will only fuel America’s growing debt problem

Despite GDP growth of 3%, the US economy is still built on consumer borrowing, and higher interest rates would force millions into dangerous debt The moment was hugely significant and yet so heavily flagged that it passed without a tremor in...

Best smart lights for Amazon Alexa

Which smart lights are the most effective if you’re rolling with Amazon . com Alexa? It’s a trick question. All of them are great. (OK, a few are better than others. ) We’re starting to get to the point where smart...

Fire HD 10: Amazon cuts price and doubles storage with new 10in tablet

New media-focused Android device has hands-free Alexa, faster processor, better screen and longer battery life – all for £150 Amazon has unveiled a new, improved and cheaper large-screen Fire HD 10 Android tablet, now featuring hands-free...

Facer updated to v4. zero with designs from traditional watchmakers, wrist selfies, and more

We’ve been discussing Facer since the early days associated with Android Wear; even before third-party watch faces were formally supported. The app has gone through some big changes over the years, and today it’s getting one...

The phone app helped kept lives during Hurricane Harvey

Read how the Zello app assisted civilian first responders find and rescue people stuck in Harvey’s flood seas. Your phone can seem like a lifesaver at times. But this particular story from the Houston Share shows how a miniature...

Why are Samsung’s emojis different from everyone else?

From a cookie that’s definitely not a cookie to a yellow flag when everyone else sees red, sending emojis is fraught enough without manufacturers changing things It’s a tricky life, being an emoji designer. Unicode, the consortium that controls...

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 review: a greatest hits package from the godfather of phablets

Its fingerprint scanner is awkwardly placed and its very expensive, but the battery, screen, camera and stylus are the best on the market The Galaxy Note 8 has its work cut out for it, righting the wrongs of the maligned Note 7 that came to...