Author: Ben Wood

Smartphones at a Pricing Crossroads

The pandemic creates a mid-tier opportunity for 5G devices In 2019, we wrote about the effects of the rising prices of flagship smartphones, particularly as full retail prices hit a…

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Pursuing DSLR-Level Imaging in Smartphones

Samsung’s new sensor reaches for the stars For the past decade, major smartphone makers have spoken of their lofty goal of elevating the quality of handset cameras to DSLR-level. The…

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Essential Shows How Tough the Smartphone Market Is

Even the clout of Andy Rubin doesn’t guarantee success Essential Products, the company founded by Andy Rubin in 2015, had big plans to shake up the smartphone market. Last week,…

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Smart Wallpaper Boosts Wi-Fi Signal

Technology holds the promise of better-connected small devices Many connected household devices, given their small size, offer little space for placing antennas, thereby complicating the task of providing a good…

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An Alternative Play

Chinese big four take on Google’s Play store In China, Android users have grown accustomed to downloading apps from a variety of different software stores, because Google’s Play store is…

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Selling the Smart Home

Samsung showcase illustrates its smart home vision Over the years I’ve seen numerous attempts by manufacturers of smart home products to showcase their offerings. Different companies have experimented with various…

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TCL: Making a Name for Itself

The beginning of the 5G cycle is an opportunity for a brand reset Chinese consumer electronics manufacturer TCL isn’t currently well known as a handset maker. To date, the company…

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CES 2020: Wednesday 8 January

Headlines from the Las Vegas tech playground Today we bring you the final round-up from our team at CES. Check out the video below for our highlights from the day…

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CES 2020: Tuesday 7 January

Headlines from the Las Vegas tech playground Our third briefing from CES 2020 highlights announcements from the show’s official opening day. Watch the video below for a quick summary of…

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CES 2020: Sunday 5 January

Headlines from the Las Vegas tech playground Today’s Daily Insight provides the first of several updates from CES 2020. CES is the largest annual consumer electronics show, with an estimated…

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