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Movie Maker Smartphone Accessory Gives Videos Flair

A recent surge in smartphone-compatible gimbals from DJI to Kickstarter startups help turn the always-there smartphone camera into a steady shooter — but what if steady shots are not enough? Grip Gear, the company behind one of those stabilizers, the IndieSolo, recently launched the Movie Maker, a smartphone camera slider …

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HTC Could Sell Smartphone Business By Spring 2017

HTC’s mobile business has been struggling for some time, despite the fact that we are big fans of its most recent flagship device. That struggle may soon come to an end, though, as there are rumors swirling that it will leave the smartphone business entirely as soon as spring 2017. …

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HTC Could Sell Smartphone Business By Spring 2017

HTC’s mobile business has been struggling for some time, despite the fact that we are big fans of its last flagship device. That struggle may soon come to an end, though, as there are rumors around that it will leave the smartphone business entirely as soon as spring 2017. This …

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Chinese Smartphone Makers Benefit from Samsung's Woes

It wouldn’t be unreasonable to assume that Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 ordeal drove sales of its nearest competitor, Apple, to record heights. After all, that is what some analysts expected — research firm KGI Securities was especially bullish, projecting the Cupertino, California-based company would pick up an additional 5 million …

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How to Connect Your Smartphone to Your Xbox One

In June, 2016, Microsoft rebranded its SmartGlass “second screen” app for Android and iOS in June, 2016, as the “Xbox” app. The new app was redesigned to resemble the modern Xbox One interface, which had itself been retouched to look more like Windows 10. The app’s homepage, for example, now shows a detailed activity feed similar to …

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Smove Gives Smartphone Videos a Steady Hand

Smartphone stabilizers help combat the awkward grip that arises when shooting with a smartphone — but one startup is aiming to add more than just stability. The Smove is a smart stabilizer capable of automatically shooting 360-degree panoramas and tracking faces — and it doubles as a backup battery. With …

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GekkoGum Sticks a GoPro or Smartphone Almost Anywhere

One startup company is working to ensure that GoPro users are limited only by their imagination, not their mounts — and the idea is almost as simple as chewing gum. GekkoGum, a fully funded Kickstarter, turns any action camera — or smartphone — into a stick-anywhere camera with a tacky …

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NC DOT Uses Smartphone App With Amtrak And Uber

Someday we’ll take switching between public transportation and mobility services like ride-hailing, car sharing, and bike sharing for granted. When we travel we’ll be able to route our trips and easily switch between transportation modes. North Carolina Amtrak riders can get a feel for what seamless transportation integration is like …

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Smartphone Spectrometer Might Improve Cancer Detection

Washington State University took a huge step toward improved cancer detection and research with its newly portable laboratory that takes advantage of a smartphone’s technologies. Developed by a research team led by assistant professor Lei Li, the university’s newly developed smartphone spectrometer can detect human interleukin-6 (IL-6), a biomarker closely associated with …

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