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Oppo N3's motorized swivel camera takes selfies to the next level — If you thought Oppo was done with making eccentric selfie phones, you're wrong; the Chinese company is back with a new model dubbed the N3 to replace the N1 from last September. The iconic swivel camera at the top is here to stay, but this time we have a 16-megapixel f/2.2 module and it's motorised!

At just 4.85mm, Oppo R5 is the world's slimmest smartphone — Step aside, Gionee, as your record for the world's slimmest smartphone has just been beaten by a fellow Chinese manufacturer. Oppo's R5, the successor to the Asia-only R3, comes in at just 4.85mm thick, thus beating the 5.15mm-thick Elife S5.1 from Gionee.

Nextbit is bringing iOS-like app continuity and 'limitless' storage to Android — You may just about recall that Nextbit, a startup formed by ex-Googlers, has been collaborating with Cyanogen on a "really cool" secret project. As it turns out, this is all about the continuity experience across Android devices -- very timely given the recent launch of OS X Yosemite and iOS 8.1, which boast a set of continuity features.

Notti smart light does notifications and wake-up calls with style — There are already a good handful of options in the smart bulb market, but if you're after something more of a portable mood light with notification feature, then Witti may have something for you. The Notti, a project just launched on Kickstarter, is a 'polygonic' smart LED box that hooks up to your iPhone or Android phone over Bluetooth.

You can now get a 7-inch 3G Android phablet for just $54 in China — No, that's not a bulk purchasing price. According to the folks at Beijing chip designer NuFront, some Chinese retailers are now selling 7-inch 3G phablets -- powered by NuFront's TL7689 chipset -- to consumers for as low as CN¥330 or about $54 per piece (the prices pictured above are for distributors).

Dotti is a cute LED block that does notifications using pixel art — Let's face it: There's always a part of us that can't resist a good bit of pixel art -- be it on bank notes, in games or even in the form of sculptures. For those who are seeking something more interactive, you may want to check out the Dotti by Hong Kong startup Witti.

Omate's Lutetia is a smartwatch that women may actually like — Samsung, Pebble, LG and others may have already released a good handful of smartwatches, but we've yet to come across one that's dedicated to the ladies. That's about to change thanks to Omate, whose team of women led the designing and engineering efforts on the upcoming Lutetia.

Honda's latest robotic stool is fun to ride, still impossible to buy — One of the several reasons for why we love CEATEC is that we get to test ride human transporters there (as well as meeting robots of all sorts).

Let this shape-shifting baton escort you around town — Don't you hate it when you have to constantly check your phone for map navigation, thus not able to fully enjoy the scenery while travelling? Rather than just switching to audio navigation (which can get annoying after a while), NTT Docomo believes tactile feedback is another possible solution, as demonstrated by its Yubi Navi concept at CEATEC.

The one (gesture control) ring to rule them all — While many companies are tinkering with lasers, ultrasound and even arm muscles for touchless gesture control on portable devices and desktop PCs, Japan's 16Lab just wants to put a pretty ring on you.
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RT @anildash: One San Franciscan's response to cops telling people to clear the streets during a riot:…

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RT @deathandfood: Name ONE other CEO of major tech company who is out. That's why it's freaking important that #TimCook came out.

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RT @GagaLovesBey: Remember when Kelly Rowland texted her boyfriend via Microsoft Excel and got mad he didn't text back?

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I’m be talking about failed gadgets at @postmortemhk in Hong Kong on Nov 22. More info: #startups

Oct 30, 2014

RT @monkbent: Reading analyst dissing Samsung. Dec 2012, same analyst: Samsung "inexpensive" and a "top pick for 2013" Price: 22% higher than today

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