3 Basic Buying Tips for RF Equipment

Are you in the market for radio frequency (RF) equipment? You might be a little overwhelmed by the sheer amount of options out there, especially if you don’t know what you’re looking for in terms of designs, frequencies, bandwidths and power levels. The good news is that you only need a few basic tips to get started with your search. While you’ll probably want to do some in-depth homework before you actually swipe your credit card, the fundamentals of shopping for RF equipment are very easy to understand! 1. Know…

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ZTE Blade V9 With 18:9 Display Rumoured to Launch at MWC 2018

  Chinese handset maker ZTE is rumoured to launch its new budget smartphone, Blade V9, at Mobile World Congress 2018 in Barcelona. Online reports suggest that the upcoming Blade V9 will be “quite affordable” considering its placement in the budget segment. A report by Android Headlines suggests that ZTE has plans to unveil its Blade V9 at the MWC tech show later this month. The phone is expected to have a shell made out of metal and glass. According to the report, the upcoming smartphone will sport a 5.7-inch full-HD+ (1080×2160 pixels) display with an obvious 18:9…

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Honor 7X 4GB RAM Variant Headed to Offline Retailers Across India

  The Honor 7X is headed to offline stores soon, ending its online exclusivity in India. Huawei sub brand Honor has announced that the Honor 7X 4GB RAM variant would be available for purchase in Blue and Black colour options via offline stores across the country starting Friday, February 9. The Honor 7X 4GB RAM price in India will be Rs. 15,999 in offline stores, same as the online pricing. This leaves the more affordable 32GB Honor 7X variant – priced in India at Rs. 12,999 – as an online exclusive, available only on Amazon.in. “We are excited to announce…

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Google Pixel 2 Finally Fixes Bootloader Issue, Here’s How to Unlock It

  Adding to the long list of issues reported on Google’s latest set of Pixel 2 devices was the issue where some users received their units with bootloaders that could not be unlocked. One of the reasons why some Android fans prefer Pixel or previously Nexus devices was the ability to easily unlock their bootloader. The issue seems to have been finally fixed by the company. For those unaware, having a device with unlocked bootloader is a big advantage for anyone as it allows users to flash custom software without the fear…

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Apple Ogling Gadets

Welcome to the latest edition of Gadget Dreams and Nightmares, the column that mines the latest gadget announcements in search of the latest and greatest gizmos… or at least the ones that provoke enough interest to discuss. And what do you know? With another Apple Worldwide Developers Conference keynote in the book, there are plenty of Apple products over which we can cast our beady eye: Apple HomePod, a refreshed iMac Pro, and a new iPad Pro. These are not reviews, in part because some of these items are months…

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Google Pixel Phones Target Apple, but May Hurt Samsung

Google’s product launch on Tuesday was as much a jab at Apple’s iPhone as a sales pitch for its new Pixel phones, with executives from the Mountain View internet search company taking shots at their competitor at every turn. But any gains Google makes with the $649 (roughly Rs. 43,000) Pixel, billed as completely designed in-house, may come not at the expense of Apple, but phone manufacturers running its Android software, a list topped by Samsung. “A premium Android strategy is really a strategy to take market share from Samsung,” said…

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Google Pixel Event: Android Maker Readies New Phones, Gadgets Featuring Its Software

Google may be getting serious about selling its own hardware gadgets. On Tuesday, the search giant will ramp up its consumer electronics strategy with expected announcements of new gadgets including new smartphones and an Internet-connected personal-assistant for the home similar to Amazon’s Echo speaker. All are intended to showcase Google’s software and online services. A new virtual reality headset and other devices, such as a home router, could also be on tap, according to analysts and industry blogs. Google has declined to confirm any specifics, although it previously described some…

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iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus Users Complain of Lightning EarPods Issue; Apple Promises Fix

After reports of a bug that causes a loss in cellular service after disabling Airplane Mode on the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, some more glitches have reportedly been found on Apple’s latest offerings. This time the glitch pertains to the Lightning port, which appears to disable in-line controls on the connected headset after a period of no playback. Apple has acknowledged the issue, and says a fix will be issued via a software update. Reported by several iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus users across the Web,…

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iPhone 7 Has the Best Mobile LCD Display Ever Tested, Says DisplayMate

Screen-testing firm DisplayMate termed the display on Samsung Galaxy Note 7 as the “Best Performing Smartphone Display” that the company has ever tested. Now, the company has tested the display on iPhone 7 and claims that it is the “best performing mobile LCD display” that it has ever come across, while it also sets some overall records. DisplayMate’s President Dr. Raymond M. Soneira said that even though in size and resolution the iPhone 7’s display is indistinguishable from the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s, the smartphone packs a display that…

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Moto Z to Launch in India This Festive Season, Lenovo Executive Confirms

Chinese technology giant Lenovo will bring the much-awaited modular smartphone Moto Z to the Indian market this festive season. The Moto Z, which was unveiled globally in June this year, allows users to attach a set of accessories called Moto Mods to the back of the device that adds various functionalities to the device. “We will launch 8 new devices, of which six we have already announced, in this festive season… This includes the Moto Z,” Lenovo India Executive Director Mobile Business Group Sudhin Mathur told PTI. While Mathur declined…

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