Post Thumbnail

HTC opened up its BlinkFeed stream of info to more apps and to other Android devices last year. Now, it's getting a new form of content: ads. In a blog post, the company announced that it's testing "a limited number of promotions" to folks "in a limited number of markets." Specifically, users in t...

June 16th 2015 at 5:21pm 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

If you're one of the fortunate few software developers to have scored HTC's Vive virtual reality headset, you'll want to keep an eye out for a delivery truck in the near future. Valve has confirmed that it's shipping the Vive Developer Edition to a "wide range" of teams, ranging from indie game st...

June 6th 2015 at 4:59pm 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Taipei isn't really lacking in gadget shopping options, but, even so, the recently launched Syntrend Creative Park is noteworthy. A joint project between electronics supplier Hon Hai and Taipei's government, Syntrend is a massive 12-story tech-focused mall covering more than two acres. And it's go...

June 4th 2015 at 10:43am 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Oh, HTC, we're starting to lose track of all your tempting Asia-only models. The Taiwanese company has just revealed the One ME, which is basically an M9+ with less metal and no Duo camera (as rumored). We understand if you're having trouble keeping up, so here are the boilerplate specs. The ME ha...

June 4th 2015 at 2:15am 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

We hope you weren't pinning your hopes on a downsized version of HTC's One M9 smartphone, as you probably won't get it... or anything like it in the future, for that matter. HTC's Jack Tong says that the company is ditching the One mini phone range because the "industry is moving" to phones with 5...

May 18th 2015 at 3:22pm 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

It's been a while since we took time out to list our favorite smartphones, which means we've had to make more than a few updates to our buyer's guide. Big players like LG, HTC, Samsung and Motorola have unleashed a flurry of updates to their previous lines, and in most cases, the devices are bette...

May 18th 2015 at 2:40pm 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Here's yet another case of "Japan gets all the nice things." Earlier today, local carrier au by KDDI announced its smartphone lineup for the summer, and the one that caught our attention was the new HTC J Butterfly (HTV31), which will no doubt be entering other markets as the Butterfly 3. With the...

May 14th 2015 at 7:11am 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

HTC's all about its One M9 in the West, but we know many of our readers would rather have the slightly bigger and more powerful M9+. While chances of the latter device escaping Asia are slim, a seemingly plastic variant dubbed "M9e" brings us new hope, courtesy of China's TENAA certification datab...

May 4th 2015 at 1:10am 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Look, sometimes it takes a little while for things to reach their full potential. Or does it? In our review of the HTC One M9, we talked about how lackluster the smartphone's camera is, especially when compared to rival flagships like the iPhone 6 and Samsung Galaxy S6. That said, HTC has released...

May 1st 2015 at 12:28pm 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Eager to build a game or 3D modelling tool that takes advantage of HTC's Vive and other SteamVR-friendly virtual reality headsets? It's time to get cracking. Valve has released a software development kit that lets apps use SteamVR hardware, including Valve's controller and room-scale Lighthouse...

April 30th 2015 at 5:03pm 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

HTC and Valve will be giving out Vive virtual reality headsets for free as reported in March, but only if you're a developer -- a very lucky developer. The duo has just launched a sign-up form for folks who want a shot at getting one of the developer units to be distributed throughout spring and s...

April 22nd 2015 at 3:17am 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

It's been one busy month for reviews: Engadget has published seven in the past four weeks alone. That means we've got quite a few additions to our various buyer's guides. First up: the HTC One M9. No, we don't like the camera quite as much as the UltraPixel shooter on last year's M8, but on the wh...

April 8th 2015 at 4:20pm 0 Comments