Xiaomi expanding into Africa this month with launch of Xiaomi Redmi 2 and Xiaomi Mi 4

Xiaomi VP Hugo Barra said back in May that Xiaomi does want to sell its phones in the U.S. And there are a number of consumers stateside that would love to have the opportunity to purchase the manufacturer's value priced handsets. But expanding into the U.S doesn't appear to be imminent for Xiaomi. Instead, the company announced that it is moving this month, into Africa...

Apple: 66% of devices supporting iOS 9 have it installed

It has been two weeks since Apple pushed out iOS 9.1, with additional emoji, Live Photos support and more. That update apparently ignited a move by iOS users to install the latest version of Apple's mobile OS. Earlier last month, 57% of iOS users were running iOS 9. Following the iOS 9.1 update, Apple says that the adoption rate for iOS 9 is 66%...

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Zuk Z1 Oak Edition unveiled in China

Lenovo's Zuk brand unveiled the Zuk Z1 in China during August. Last week, the company announced that the phone has launched in the Middle East, and will soon hit Europe. Today, the company introduced a special edition model with a back panel made of Oak. And this is actual, real oak that comes from the Appalachian Mountains in the U.S. To make sure that the wood has that natural look, it hasn't been treated or dyed...

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Wireless charging rivals merge to become AirFuel Alliance

Two of the three major wireless charging organizations are merging. The Alliance for Wireless Power and the Power Matters Alliance are now AirFuel Alliance. Both sides agreed to get together earlier this year, leaving the Wireless Power Consortium, owner of the Qi wireless standard, remaining by itself. Because there is no clear cut winner in the battle for wireless charging leadership...

The Rufus Cuff puts a 3.2-inch screen on your wrist

The Rufus Cuff, which originally came hat in hand to Indiegogo last year, is now available for pre-orders at $249 a pop. The manufacturer calls this a "tablet for your wrist," and who could disagree? With a 3.2-inch Gorilla Glass display that is worn on your wrist, this is nothing like the smartwatch experience. In fact, Rufus Labs says that it "ends the era of the watch and ushers in the Wrist Computer."...

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