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Skype calls are coming to Alexa-enabled devices

Often hidden away in plain sight, there is a lot of movement currently under way in the realm of voice assistants and AI. Companies are starting to predict a pretty bright future for the technology and act accordingly to strengthen their ranks, while the space is still young and fragmented. Case and point, Microsoft and Amazon's recently unveiled collaboration, which has already seen Alexa and Cortana start to interconnect. Make no mistake, that's definitely not as far as the story goes. Fast on the heels of Amazon's latest Echo hardware refresh, Microsoft announced that it will be...



Essential Phone now officially available in the UK, France, Japan, and Canada

Essential has announced that its web store is now available in multiple countries around the world. In a tweet sent out through the company's official Twitter account, it was confirmed that those in the UK, France, Japan, and Canada can now officially order the phone as well accessories from the essential.com store. Starting today, we're opening the https://t.co/5XqZeQu9cW store to orders from more countries, including Canada, France, Japan and UK. Special terms and conditions apply to these orders, so please read the information carefully: https://t.co/uZK8sLvUA5...



Huawei P20 isn’t officially coming to the US

Earlier today, Huawei took the wraps off the P20 and P20 Pro, its latest flagship duo. Neither of those devices will be officially sold by the company in the US, though. This is anything but surprising, given Huawei's much publicized issues with offering the Mate 10 Pro through carriers in the country. In the end that didn't happen, because of pressure from US lawmakers (allegedly). You can still buy the Mate 10 Pro unlocked in the States, but that won't be the case for the P20 family. While Huawei has made even the Mate 9 available in the US in unlocked form, it's never gone the same...



LG Mobile decline continues in Q4 2017

LG Electronics released its Q4 and full 2017 financial results. The company posted record full-year revenues of KRW61.4 trillion ($55.4 billion), almost 11% more than 2016. Profit also was impressive - KRW2.47 trillion ($2.24 billion) which is an 85% increase over the previous 12 months. The Mobile Communications division still couldn't turn a profit but narrowing the operating loss to KRW213.2 billion ($192.33 million) from KRW375.3 billion ($331.37 million) in the previous three-month period. LG appointed new mobile chief after Q3 2017. Now, according to the company, an...



Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 scores over 250K registrations in less than a day

The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2, which was officially unveiled yesterday, has already crossed over 250K registrations. While that's certainly good news, it isn't exactly surprising given the level of interest surrounding the company's Mix series. Keep in mind these are registrations we're talking about, and not pre-orders - no money has changed hands yet. The device will go on sale September 15, and as is usually the case it'd be a flash sale. The 8GB RAM variant will not be part of the first sale. In case you missed it, the company has also confirmed the handset will be made available in India...