The new OnePlus 6 will likely have a notch, a glass display and a new way to multitask.How do we know?While we have not seen the OnePlus 6 itself, we know that all OnePlus phones from the very first one are basically carbon copies of phones by Oppo. This is not unexpected: Oppo and OnePlus share offices in the same building and are both part of the same corporation, the BBK Electronics company, based in China (Vivo is also part of BBK).So when we saw the new Oppo R15 phone leak out in detail, we knew that the next OnePlus phone that we expect will be called the OnePlus 6, will most likely have identical design and features.What's new is that it will also have a brand new way to multi task. The little ears on both sides of the notch will have a secondary function as multitasking shortcuts. In the demo below, we see how you can summon these shortcuts with just a swipe. This idea is very similar to what LG used to do with dedicated secondary screens on its V10 and V20. And just recently, … [Read more...] about OnePlus 6 could have a notch, glass back and a new way to multitask
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After a less-than-successful 2015 flagship, a change of leadership, and a heap of financial troubles, it's obvious that HTC is going to need to change the way it has been doing some things – and change it fast. The company opted to launch another significant smartphone in the second half of the year, but with some tweaks in its philosophy. To get this out of the way – the new One A9 does not try to be a more powerful handset than the flagship One M9. It does, however, try to do things a bit differently, possibly showing us the direction that HTC intends to go in with its future smartphones.DesignThe HTC One A9 is a beautiful, all-metal piece of tech, which measures at 5.74 x 2.79 x 0.28 inches (145.75 x 70.8 x 7.26 mm) and weighs 5 oz (143 g). On its front, it has a 5-inch display, accompanied by a fingerprint sensor at the bottom — something that is new for HTC. The scanner does double as a home button, but there are no hardware navigational keys to be found, however … [Read more...] about HTC One A9 goes official: brand-new Android Marshmallow, familiar design
Earlier this week, Roku announced its refreshed line of media streaming sticks and boxes. The standouts of the pack are the new Streaming Stick+ and Ultra box, both of which support 4K HDR video and have a new voice-powered remote with buttons for controlling a TV’s power and volume. The new hardware should be shipping to customers next week, and we just got our demo devices in The Verge offices for review. Naturally, as I do with most review devices that hit my desk, I immediately ripped open the Streaming Stick+ to see the hardware and what comes in the box. And what was staring me in the face is something I haven’t seen in years: a Mini USB port. That’s right, the brand-new, released in the fall of 2017, 4K HDR-supporting Streaming Stick+ does not use the far more common (and newer) Micro USB port for power. Nor does it use the much more modern, but still relatively rare, USB Type-C port. No, instead it uses a power port that hasn’t been seen on a smartphone … [Read more...] about Why does Roku’s brand-new Streaming Stick+ use an ancient Mini USB port?
The question we’re supposed to answer here is “should you lease this car?” If you live where it’s available, you should absolutely go get a Clarity. The Honda Clarity fuel cell vehicle is a brand new design for 2017, and it’s the first of three different vehicles planned for the platform. The other two are a standard hybrid and a plug-in hybrid, and they are expected to be released later this year. Vehicle Introduction & Overview Automakers have been talking about a hydrogen-electric car for decades, and various prototypes have been made and tested. Toyota was first to market with their Mirai, and now Honda has delivered the Clarity. Honda conducted a prototype beta test a few years ago called the FCX Clarity, and the test went well enough that the Clarity is now in regular production. Honda produced the Clarity for a couple of reasons. First, there’s strong political support to explore hydrogen as part of a general push toward clean power, and … [Read more...] about You can basically drive a brand-new Honda Clarity for free
If you have north of a million dollars to spend on a car, there exists a remarkably large selection of new hypercars and rare classics that will gladly change hands for crazy money. And at that kind of price, you can have pretty much anything you want. The Aston Martin DB4 GT was, besides an exceptionally beautiful car, an accomplished motorsports competitor. A mere 75 were ever made with only eight being made to a special lightweight specification. If you wanted that car, in race-ready condition, unmarked by the ravages of time, you could be forgiven for thinking that money alone wouldn't be able to help you out. Now Playing: Watch this: Aston Martin rebuilds history with the DB4 G.T. Continuation 8:39 Aston Martin, however, is not a company to let an opportunity to make some money go by, no matter how much effort it might take. Say hello to the DB4 GT Continuation -- a brand-new, factory-fresh car that's almost 60 years old.Built from the ground up to the original … [Read more...] about This brand-new, factory-fresh Aston Martin is 60 years old