Price info and partial specs for Huawei MediaPad M5 8 and 10 tablets leaked out

With Mobile World Congress (MWC) fast approaching, we’re getting more and more detailed information about upcoming products expected to be revealed at the trade fair. Even though Huawei won’t introduce its new flagship smartphone at MWC 2018, the Chinese company is likely to unleash a new wave of Android tablets under the MediaPad brand.

Late last month, a couple of renders of the MediaPad M5, an unreleased Android tablet, leaked online. Now we have additional information about the new MediaPad slates that Huawei plans to launch on the market in the coming weeks.

Apparently, …


The 10 best movies to watch if you're doing Valentine's Day solo

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Valentine’s Day can be a tough one for the newly or perpetually single, but it doesn’t have to be

Now free of the district-mandated cards passed around in grade school, most of us don’t even have to interact with the holiday beyond some excellent chocolate sales at the local pharmacy (embrace these, by all means). But if you do start to feel some feels, that’s okay, and the best way to indulge yourself is with some carefully curated movies about women kicking ass (and the aforementioned sale chocolates). 

So, because we care, here are the best movies to watch on Valentine’s Day solo. Or honestly, any day. These are good movies! Read more…

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How to use Huawei Mate 10 Pro's AI-powered camera to shoot the best winter videos

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The HUAWEI Mate 10 Series has it all – a dual camera with an ultra-wide aperture on both lenses (one color, one monochrome), optical image stabilization, 4K recording, real-time scene adjustments and fast-moving object tracking, all courtesy of the first AI chipset with a dedicated NPU.

But what about capturing the perfect shot when the …

From zero to hero: How the HUAWEI Mate 10 Series significantly improved battery technology

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As the two largest, most profitable smartphone makers in the world can’t shake off battery management issues, Huawei has spotted an opportunity and seized it with two hands. The company left nothing to chance, and went to the most rigorous third-party certification system – Germany’s TÜV Rheinland – to ensure a fresh and demanding set of eyes before launching the phones with the best battery life in …

CIA vs Huawei: intelligence agencies gang up on red menace like the Mate 10 Pro

In the latest installment of the “everybody is spying on us and we have to protect ourselves” drama, the US intelligence agencies have taken a firm stance against… the Kirin 970 chipset paired with dual f/1.6 aperture Leica cameras, and a 4000mAh battery. 

Yes, we are talking about the Mate 10 Pro, or other “products and services” made by Huawei or ZTE, lumped together in Tuesday’s Senate testimony by heads of security agencies like CIA, FBI, NSA, and others from the three-letter security soup that, thankfully, keeps us safe from election or NSA hacks.
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'Built like a tank': Apple's HomePod speaker gets 1 out of 10 score in repairability

Apple’s new HomePod smart speaker costs the whopping $279 to repair, and the latest teardown from the crafty folks over at iFixit comes to show why. The reason Apple is asking 80$ of the HomePod’s actual $349 cost to fix it if anything happens, is that it got a repairability score of 1 out of 10 on the iFixit scale. How come?

Well, the HomePod is apparently “built like a tank,” which is a double-edged sword, as it apparently means mesh-prying and adhesive removal that is not for the faint of heart, and can easily damage both the looks, and the internals of the device …

10 absurd Travis Kalanick quotes from the Waymo-Uber trial

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Travis Kalanick, the former CEO of ride-hailing app Uber, let out some laughs, reminisced about old colleagues, and shared his awe over flying cars during several hours of questioning in a San Francisco courtroom this week.

Quick overview: Kalanick is one of many witnesses in the trial over autonomous vehicle technology that Waymo, a driverless-car company spun out from Google, accuses Uber of stealing. 

Waymo alleges that a former engineer who worked for the company, Anthony Levandowski, downloaded 14,000 files of proprietary information that he later brought to Uber’s self-driving team. 

Uber is accused of using what Waymo considers secret information, including research about LIDAR, a laser and sensor technology that helps cars navigate on their own. Levandowski’s own self-driving truck company, Otto, was suspiciously acquired by Uber shortly after he left Google’s autonomous vehicle project.  Read more…

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Huawei Mate 10 Pro vs. Mate 10 Porsche Design – what's different?

Since last week, two of Huawei’s newest high-end smartphones – Mate 10 Pro and Mate 10 Porsche Design – are available to pre-order in the US. Both are offered unlocked, and will work on GSM/LTE carriers like T-Mobile and AT&T. While the Mate 10 Pro costs $799.99, the Mate 10 Porsche Design breaks the $1,000 barrier, as it’s sold for $1,225 (thus being more expensive than Apple’s iPhone X).
But what’s so different about the Mate 10 Porsche Design that Huawei dares asking an extra $425 for it? Well, let’s find out.
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Huawei Mate 10 and 10 Pro receive major optimization update, here are all the changes

Huawei has yet to penetrate the United States market, but after this year’s fiasco that seems like an impossible mission for the Chinese handset maker. The Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro may be great devices, but it looks like US carriers don’t want to sell them for various reasons (mostly political).

Since the Mate 10 Pro is already available for pre-order in the United States, you might want to know what updates you’ll be getting when the smartphone hits the shelves on February 18. That’s if you plan to buy Huawei’s flagship.

The new update labeled as build SP1C00 is being rolled out to …

Huawei Mate 10 Pro now available to pre-order in the US, $150 gift card included

Officially unveiled stateside last month at CES 2018, the Huawei Mate 10 Pro won’t be released via any US carrier. However, Huawei USA is launching an unlocked version of the smartphone (1-year warranty included), and pre-orders for it are available as of today, February 4.
At this very moment, you can pre-order the Huawei Mate 10 Pro from Amazon, Best Buy, B&H, and Newegg, all of which will properly release the handset on February 18. The new phone costs $799.99, and, for a limited time, it comes with a $150 Gift card. Interestingly, Huawei says the Mate 10 Pro …