Alleged official invitation claims Huawei Mate 10 will be announced on October 16

Huawei Mate 10 will probably the last major flagship to be introduced this year, but the Chinese company says that it will worth the wait. Even the official invitation to Huawei’s launch event promises that you won’t be sorry if you won’t cave in and buy another top-tier phone.

But how long you’ll have to wait for the Huawei Mate 10 to arrive? Well, according to this invitation, the Mate 10 will be announced on October 16, which comes in line with a previous report claiming the flagship will be unveiled on that date.

The event is set to take place in Munich, …


HP is experimenting with Android for a successor to the Elite X3, rumor claims

HP’s Elite X3 might just have been the best Windows 10 Mobile device nobody bought. Reasons for this include its considerably high price tag, its focus on the enterprise, as well as possibly its biggest problem: the fact it runs Windows. But even a company as badly mismanaged as HP (hey, remember that time they bought Palm and ran it right into the ground in just a year?) knows when it’s got a good idea, and a recent rumor suggests the company is working on a successor.

And that idea is a smartphone that, when connected to a dock, results in a seamless …

The Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact will hit store shelves by September 10, new rumor claims

As is tradition, Sony will be holding an event ahead of this year’s IFA, at which it will be unveiling its fall lineup of smartphones. And this isn’t just speculation on our part — the company has already announced its keynote time and place more than two months ahead.

However, we’ve heard a fair amount of info about that very same lineup — according to the latest rumors, Sony is set to announce a trio of new devices, the Xperia X1, XZ1, and XZ1 Compact. But the latter of these is certainly the most interesting, though: Sony is pretty much the only …

Mysterious 6-inch iPhone 8 might be coming this September, report claims

A new report from South Korea claims that the luxury OLED iPhone might actually come in two sizes. 

The source of this information is a recent ETNews article that provides details about Samsung Display’s A3 production plant. Apparently, OLED panels for Apple are mainly fabricated in this foundry and full-scale production is set to start at the end of this month. While that’s certainly interesting, the really intriguing part is that the A3 plant is reportedly manufacturing both 5.8″ and 6″ OLED screens for Apple: 

If Samsung …

Galaxy Note 8 unveiling set for August 23, new report claims

Following yesterday’s report claiming Samsung will be pushing ahead with the Galaxy Note 8’s reveal so as to compensate for the Galaxy S8’s unexpectedly low sales, Korean-language publication The Bell has now given us a firm time and place for the event, citing unnamed industry sources.

August 23 is now reportedly set to be the date of the Note 8’s reveal, which will take place at a Galaxy Unpacked event in New York. And while this news is in stark contrast with previous rumors (including yesterday’s news), which claimed that the device will make its …

Samsung to release a mini variant of the Galaxy S8, rumor claims

Back in March we were really hoping the endless barrage of Galaxy S8 leaks would finally stop after the phone’s official unveiling. Don’t get us wrong — leaks are one of the more interesting phenomenons of the current tech industry landscape, but there’s a point to be made that they ruin the fun of having something new and spectacular come out of the blue. We guess it’s sort of like spoilers for works of fiction — some people like them, others absolutely despise them. But we digress.

As it turns out, Samsung is really not giving up the S8 branding …

LG to release a G6 Plus and G6 Pro by the end of June, report claims

It’s been just a couple of months after the launch of the LG G6, but the company is already looking forward to launching a successor. Well, kind of – a report from Korean-language publication etnews claims LG is planning to release two new ‘derivative’ devices under the G6 name: G6 Plus and G6 Pro.

But don’t expect to see an upgraded G6 with a Snapdragon 835 SoC – the bombastic names of the two handsets are only a façade for what are otherwise pretty mundane changes. The G6 Plus is said to offer 128 GB of internal memory and wireless …

Banksy claims responsibility for new Brexit mural in England

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The mysterious street art master Banksy has stepped forward (in his own shadowy way) as the artist behind the massive European Union flag mural that appeared in Dover, England over the weekend. 

Not long after it appeared, many suspected the familiar stencil craft was the work of Banksy. And true to the artist’s often understated political commentary via art, the mural shows a worker chipping away at one of the 12 stars on the flag. 

The small touch is likely a reference to not only Brexit, but the unfolding election in France, in which Marine Le Pen ran as a candidate intent on following the UK’s lead in breaking away from the EU.  Read more…

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Photo claims to show the rear cover of the Xiaomi Mi 6

Yesterday, we told you that a video teaser released by Xiaomi confirmed that the company’s new flagship model, the Xiaomi Mi 6, will feature 6GB of RAM inside. The phone will also come to market powered by the Snapdragon 835 chipset. This combination, according to the manufacturer, raises the bar among domestic handsets in China. The phone will feature an octa-core CPU and the Adreno 540 GPU. The phone is also rumored to sport a dual-camera setup in back.

Today, we want to pass along a photograph spotted on weibo, that claims to show the rear cover of the Xiaomi Mi 6. You can see the cutouts …

Hackers can crack your password based on how you move your phone while typing, study claims

A study by Newcastle University claims that hackers can crack your password or PIN code based on the movement of your smartphone while typing. Weird as it may seem, the experts say that during the study, they’ve managed to crack four-digit PINs with 70% accuracy on the first try, and have them guessed by the fifth attempt, relying on nothing more than data collected from motion and orientation sensors. The scientific team also claims that tech companies are aware of the problem, but have no solution to it.

So, how is this possible? Well, apparently by secretly collecting …