While I wouldn’t classify this type of thing as “breaking news,” it is a fun little tidbit that wasn’t exactly broadcast by Google, and went completely unnoticed in the tear down we posted earlier today. Apparently, the Nexus 7 has the hidden ability to awake itself when a magnet is placed over the side of the device, then removed. A video was uploaded to YouTube today demonstrating the secret feature that will make the device even more easily accessible when paired with the official Nexus 7 “smart covers,” coming soon to Google Play. Have a look see.
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more_vertNew HTC U11 camera samples appear
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more_vertA new Galaxy Note 8 dummy appears
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more_vertOnePlus 5 headphone jack is in limbo
Carl Pei decided to start his Monday off with a OnePlus 5 joke, but little did he know what he thought was a harmless quip about headphone jacks would be turned into a PR nightmare.
We already know DxOMark gave the HTC U11 its highest score ever for a smartphone camera, but what does that mean IRL? Someone uploaded a handful of photos samples showcasing the phone’s low light shooting capabilities. The results are stunning.