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  • Google Pixel and Xiaomi Mi 5s – Form, Fit, and Function Are Similar – but the Price?

    Recently Google launched their Pixel phone with great fanfare and media response. This is the first phone for which Google designed the hardware, software, and cloud ecosystem, as opposed to the Google Nexus phones, which used the Android operating system and Google branding, but the physical design was...

    October 27, 2016 | Read Article...


    STMicroelectronics’ Time-of-Flight Sensors and the Starship Enterprise Show up in the iPhone 7 Series

    One of the lesser-known stories of mobile phone evolution is the development of proximity sensing in order to save power and disable touch screen functions when the phone is actually being used as a phone. This essentially means turning off the screen (and the touch capability tasks) when the phone is brought up to the ear.

    October 17, 2016 | Read Article...


    Fitbit Charge 2 Teardown

    Now that we have had a look at Apple’s latest offering in the world of wearables, it’s time to dig into the latest from one of the original fitness tracker manufacturers, Fitbit. Replacing the Charge HR in Fitbit’s lineup is the new Charge 2, promising a few upgrades including a larger OLED display, at the same price point.

    October 7, 2016 | Read Article...


    Apple Watch Series 2 Teardown

    The latest iteration of the Apple Watch, dubbed Series 2, has been upgraded to improve its functionality as a primarily fitness-tracker device. Only a hair thicker and weighing in heavier than the original, this Watch looks largely the same, until you turn it on and observe the brighter display.

    September 28, 2016 | Read Article...


    Apple iPhone 7 Teardown

    And the winner is….Intel, at least in the iPhone 7 A1778 we have in our lab. The Intel and Apple iPhone 7 rumors have been circulating around for a while, but from our experience, we know better not to believe everything we hear.

    September 15, 2016 | Read Article...


    Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 is more than the batteries!

    As usual, within days of the August 19 launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, we had it in pieces and had identified most of the significant components that were inside.

    September 12, 2016 | Read Article...


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