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Richard Lai

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Senior Editor — Engadget
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Engadget Chinese's Editor-in-chief and Engadget's Senior Editor. I produce quality tweets.

Xiaomi's Mi 5s hides a fingerprint reader under its glass — At today's launch event, CEO Lei Jun spent a good amount of time explaining the merits and challenges of integrating ultrasonic fingerprint technology into his phones. Xiaomi had actually been exploring this option since October 2014 while planning for the Mi 5, in the hopes of avoiding the need to cut a hole on the glass for the fingerprint sensor.

'Jackal Assault' is all I ever wanted in a seated VR game — There's no gameplay footage of Jackal Assault at the time of writing this article, but most part of the demo I tried was very similar to what's shown in the above CoD footage (from 1:35 to 3:05).

Alienware: VR rigs will become the new Wii thanks to laptops — "I don't know if you remember but ten years ago it was hard to get a Wii, and yet everyone wanted one, everyone wanted to play it, everyone wanted to do tennis and bowling," recalls Olmsted, who first joined Alienware 13 years ago.

Ex-HTC CEO hints at the future of VR headsets — Chou crossed paths with Futuretown while he was still developing the Vive. At the time, Chou wanted to extend HTC's resources to support small VR companies with great potential, so he tasked his team with a scouting mission. That led them to Futuretown, which happened to be located nearby.

Futuretown's modular platform turns VR into simulator rides — Even though Futuretown -- backed by former HTC CEO Peter Chou -- started off as a studio dedicated to the HTC Vive platform, its 5D Totalmotion is open platform and supports two other VR systems out of the box: Oculus Rift and 3Glasses from China.

It takes two: A visual history of dual-camera mobile phones — With the recent launches of the iPhone 7 Plus and the LG V20, the dual-lens smartphone camera is once again a hot topic. Of course, many other companies will want to remind you that they were there first, except some have long since given up on the technology. So what happened?

Omate Rise 3G smartwatch slaps Amazon Alexa on your wrist — There are no changes in terms of hardware. You'll still be getting a 1.3-inch, 360 x 360 round LCD, a MediaTek MT2601 chipset (dual-1.2GHz Cortex-A7 CPU, Mali-400 GPU), 512MB of RAM, 4GB of storage, a 580mAh battery and a Nano SIM slot -- the first 499 units will come with a free Ting SIM card for the US.

HTC One A9s dons a familiar metallic design and cheaper tag — Depending on where you're buying the A9s, you may get either 16GB or 32GB of internal storage plus 2GB or 3GB of RAM, and you can expand storage space via microSD (up to 2TB).

Xiaomi's robot vacuum sucks more than its peers — The general design of the Mi Robot Vacuum isn't too far off from many existing offerings. At the bottom you'll find two circular side brushes that help sweep dirt into the main cylindrical brush. To boost suction, the machine automatically adjusts its height for a tighter seal with the floor.

Dexmo exoskeleton glove lets you touch and feel in VR — Dexta Robotics, the Chinese startup behind Dexmo, has spent the last two years coming up with over 20 prototypes before getting to the current version. Unfortunately for us mere mortals, it'll be a while before we can get our hands on this device.
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Sep 29, 2016

@J0se @CNN Nah, Samsung was selling tanks and fighter jets until it sold the business off in June last year.

Sep 29, 2016

Gotta love that the @htc 10 is getting an update partly for @PokemonGoApp optimization. :D

Sep 27, 2016

Hey folks, what elements (both hardware and software) would you expect in a VR dating simulator to get you interested?

Sep 27, 2016

RT @jerryspringer: Hillary Clinton belongs in the White House. Donald Trump belongs on my show.

Sep 27, 2016

@Pytt @RDR0b11 Yeah, Qualcomm China already confirmed. Xiaomi must be trying to keep this a secret (but failing to do so).

Sep 27, 2016

25 minutes late is good. Try two hours. I almost missed a flight because of him. 

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