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New HTC One (M8) Eye passes through China’s TENAA

Well, the HTC One (M8) Eye has finally surfaced – though unofficially. This new device that has appeared in the files of China’s TENAA is codenamed the HTC M8Ew, with the “w” a nod to China’s WCDMA networks. This was leaked a few weeks before and we picked on that, although the initial leak lacked anything in the manner of images. Now we have it.

Samsung Galaxy Alpha gets the iFixit teardown treatment

So we’ve been a bit disappointed with the specs of Samsung’s new “premium feel” device, the Samsung Galaxy Alpha – a device which marks the first time the Korean gadget giant has been willing to ditch plastic for a more “fruity” metal design. Maybe Samsung was doing an “anything you can do, I can do too” with Apple, hence a spec line that doesn’t really stack up to flagship level. Popular teardown specialists iFixit give the new metal-bound phone the full treatment.

Rico smart-home security device uses old smartphone for brains

I'd wager that most of us have at least one old smartphone sitting in the house somewhere unused. A new product has turned up that is called Rico and looks a bit like Wall-E's girlfriend from the animated film. Rico is designed to be a home security device and it can use an old smartphone for its eyes and brain.

Logitech Arx control brings PC gaming info to Android

Logitech has been making gaming keyboards for PC gamers for years that have screens that show data from compatible games right on the keyboard. That data included things like ammo and other details of the game. The screen could also be used to show PC performance information like CPU usage and more.

Vertu Aster gets 117-carat 5th gen sapphire crystal screen cover

Vertu has offered up some more details on its latest expensive smartphone called the Aster, which we first talked about in late September. The new details include pricing and some additional tidbits on what the phone will use in its construction. Vertu calls the Aster the "Quintessentially English" smartphone.

Galaxy Note 4 three-point bend test uses a robotic butt

Lots of talk about bending smartphones has been going around after some iPhone 6 Plus devices turned up bent after being carried in pockets. Apple's response was to say only a few devices have actually bent, but the negative press affected the image of the device and led to a number of other smartphone makers feeling like they need to prove their devices won’t bend.

Nexus 6 gets a massive set of mockups and leaked photos

The rumor mill is spinning like crazy as we near the expected reveal date for Google's next Nexus device. But while we haven't really seen an actual Nexus 6 just yet, aside from two photos allegedly of the smartphone being used in the wild, some rather passionate fan has taken it up on himself to create a wooden model of the device to give others a more solid, pardon the pun, idea of what it might look like.