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ZTE's twin-screen Axon M is a flip phone for the smartphone age

Rather than a handset with a flexible, folding screen, Chinese manufacturer ZTE's Axon M is a spectacular fold-up smartphone that has two displays on a hinge.

Another surprising feature on the spec sheet is the sole 20-megapixel camera. — AFP Relaxnews

Baidu to hit the road with self-driving bus

Baidu chief executive Robin Li on Tuesday said the Chinese Internet giant will have a self-driving bus on the road soon as it races for a lead in autonomous vehicles.

Li acknowledged that Baidu needs to do a lot more work. — AFP Relaxnews

Dutch open worlds first 3D printed bridge

Dutch officials toasted on Tuesday the opening of what is being called the world's first 3D-printed concrete bridge, which is primarily meant to be used by cyclists.

People gather beside what has been named as the world's first 3D printed concrete bridge after its opening in Gemert. — AFP Relaxnews

In the future, charging your phone could be as easy as taking a walk

Christian Pylatiuk attaches a small device to his right leg and starts walking. The 200g instrument does start generating electricity as he moves, though not much – just a few microwatts.

Pylatiuk, a researchers at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany, wears a small device on his right leg as part of an experiment to see whether he can generate electricity with his body.— dpa

Alexa, are we a match? Test Amazon's voice assistant before buying

More and more loudspeakers on the market work with Google Assistant or Amazon's Alexa, but consumers are still sometimes unsure if a voice assistant is a feature they want.

It's possible to check out the possibilities of Amazon's Alexa voice assistant easily and for free before you purchase a device featuring the technology. — dpa

Destiny 2 prepares for busy PC launch

A launch trailer for the PC edition of sci-fi shooter Destiny 2 arrives in advance of an Oct 24 release, not long before Assassin's Creed Origins, Wolfenstein II and Call of Duty: WWII.

Destiny 2 lays out a carefully balanced cornucopia of activities for its participants. — AFP Relaxnews

Report reveals WiFi and Bluetooth vulnerabilities under iOS 11

Handling WiFi and Bluetooth in the iOS 11 Control Center not only confuses many users, it's also bad for security.

Many iOS 11 users believe that the wireless interfaces of their phones have been switched off when they do it through the new Control Center. However, this is not the case, warns a US tech foundation. — dpa

Pricey high-tech features define new smartphone wars

The front lines of the battle for smartphone dominance over the coming years have grown clearer after Chinese technology firm Huawei presented an AI-powered phone.

 Huawei, like Apple, has bet on artificial intelligence capabilities designed to take some of the load off users' shoulders, showcasing them in their phones' cameras. — AFP Relaxnews

Trojan horses are the most dangerous online threats of 2017

The Trojan horse was the world's most dangerous online threat during the first eight months of 2017, according to stats from antivirus software maker Avira.

More than 788 million Trojan horses were detected in the first eight months of 2017. — AFP Relaxnews

Mac users can try out Skype's latest features thanks to an app

The Skype for Mac project has been languishing for years. However, Mac users who want the same new designs and functions as Windows users can simply download the Skype Preview app.

Mac users have access to the same new designs and functions of the video-chat service Skype as any Windows user - all you need to do is download the Skype Preview app. — dpa

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