Huawei’s Nova phones strip down to their aluminum unibody essentials

Huawei’s rapid ascent to prominence in the smartphone market is taking another step forward today with the introduction of a new series of handsets called Nova. These devices eschew premium features and extras in favor of distilling Huawei’s strengths down into an affordable, mid-range package. First up is the eponymous …

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HTC's One A9S has mediocre specs in a metal body

As rumored, HTC has announced a new version of the One A9, its iPhone-aping mid-range smartphone from last year. The One A9S is a lower end affair: it has a 5-inch 720p LCD, a MediaTek Helio P10 processor, 2 or 3GB of RAM, and a 2300mAh battery. The rear-facing camera is no …

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The Mr. Robot Hack Report: SIM cards and whistleblowers

Mr. Robot is a show built on hacks. The mother of all hacks serves as the big cliffhanger at the end of the show’s first season, and nearly every plot development leading up to it was nudged along by some kind of exploit. It’s rare to get through an episode …

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How one designer's vision of tech's future embraced the black and boxy

Search the word “futuristic” on Curbed and, even without images, a certain look emerges. “Not a right angle in sight.” “Swoopy.” “Jetsons.” When the pictures load, there’s an overwhelming whiteness to go with the curves and the assisted floatation, windows like aerodynamic diagrams, columns like Tulip chairs, highlights like an …

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