Pre-orders for Sony’s crazy Android projector, the Xperia Touch, start June 16th for $1,699

Sony tends to play it pretty safe with its smartphones, but the company is going way outside of its comfort zone with one of its latest products. The Sony Xperia Touch is a crazy Android-powered projector, and today Sony has finally revealed how much it will cost and when you can buy it.

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OnePlus 2 variants appear on Bluetooth SIG website as benchmark results suggest 4GB of RAM

A pair of interesting developments concerning the upcoming OnePlus 2 smartphone have emerged recently. First off, three variants of the device have been spotted on the Bluetooth SIG website. The variants all have been certified with hardware build 2.2 and software build 2.01 for Bluetooth 4.1.

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Transport chiefs want Google self-driving car trials in London, UK

While Google has expanded its US-based autonomous vehicle trials to include both Texas and Kirkland, WA since its launch in Mountain View, it seems the company is being courted by another city across the pond. London transport officials are said to be in “active discussions” with Google to convince the tech giant to test its driverless cars in England’s capital…

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Google Daydream doesn’t work on the Galaxy S8 because of course it doesn’t

Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are an impressive set of smartphones, and it’s very clear that Samsung designed them with VR capabilities in mind. However, Samsung’s vision for VR is for its own Gear VR system, which is why competing options like Google Daydream don’t work…

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Honor launches ‘Youth Edition’ Honor 8 Lite & flagship Honor V9 in China

Honor has today taken the wraps off of two new smartphones for China: the mid-range Honor 8 Lite and the flagship-level Honor V9. While there’s no word yet on a US release for either of these devices, today’s announcements might at the very least gives us an idea of what the Chinese company might be bringing to the US in the future…

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Hands-on: YouTube TV is familiar, stable, and already changing my viewing habits

I haven’t watched live television at home in years. At the very least, my typical show viewing is delayed to the day-after online premiere, but more frequently until the full season is added to a service like Netflix. Meanwhile, news has been augmented by Twitter and other illicit livestreams for major events.

As such, something like YouTube TV is especially geared towards habits like mine and to that of a generation who does not watch in real time. After a few days of using the service, I think YouTube TV is fantastic — due not only to a combination of content and technical prowess, but more importantly a familiar interface and experience.

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Xiaomi’s Android TV-powered Mi Box gets an early unboxing [Video]

After first appearing on the shelves of some Walmarts just yesterday, Xiaomi’s yet-to-be-announced Mi Box has already popped up on YouTube. A guy by the name of George Garrett found the Mi Box at his local Walmart in Ohio and after picking it up brought it home to record his unboxing experience…

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This week’s top stories: Talking Schmidt, Batman S7 Edge, OnePlus 3 & Loop VR, new apps & more

In this week’s top stories: The latest OnePlus 3 news comes alongside our first look at an upcoming Batman-themed Galaxy S7 Edge from Samsung. A handful of Google apps received notable updates this week, as did a US field test for the much anticipated Pokémon GO mobile game arriving this summer. And Google exec Eric Schmidt makes some noise with comments about Galaxy S7 being better than iPhone in our latest Talking Schmidt. Head below for the usual handy links to these top stories and more.

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