AirPods updated with wireless charging case, new silicon

You can place the new AirPods charging case on a Qi charging pad. It costs $79. No, not the AirPods themselves. Those cost more.

LG bets on 5G over foldables to grow smartphone sales

The company did think about producing a 5G foldable phone, but considers its appeal to be too limited for the growth that LG desperately needs.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 is 10 percent better than the 710

There are a few more megacycles here and a new antenna for 60GHz WiFi, but the Snapdragon 712 supplants its predecessor mainly as a newer product.

YouTube TV expands to 98 percent of country in time for Super Bowl

It’s an over-the-top TV service that’s gaining steam with subscribers and growing nationwide with 95 TV markets getting added on.

AMD-powered HP Chromebooks also coming in the spring

HP continues its showcase of Chromebooks for the education sector this week with an AMD-powered product meant for the lab and field trips.

Galaxy S10 to be unpacked in San Francisco on February 20

Will there be five different Android phones coming under one name? What about all the 5G hype? Samsung’s got answers to these questions next month.

Huawei MateBook 13 will blow you away from $999

It’s a new laptop series slotting in between the MateBook X and MateBook X Pro with killer specs to go up against the new MacBook Air.

TCL pre-announces Alcatel and BlackBerry plans, edge-to-edge displays for CES 2019

New mid-range and budget phones to be expected, further availability of the latest BlackBerries and edge-to-edge displays are due in Vegas.

Xiaomi won’t bring a phone to the US yet, but will bring a robot

We’ve been told that Amazon and Walmart will be selling a robotics kit, a security camera and a wireless charging pad from Xiaomi.

Meitu looks to build an AI-focused GPU

It launched a new flagship smartphone that’s all about the selfies as usual, but its unique position and obsession has it looking for silicon.

Lenovo Yoga Book 2 and ASUS Precog evolve into dual display panels

The Yoga Book gets an update, though it won’t be available to us just yet — just as we won’t be able to get at ASUS’s concept machine until 2019.

LG guarantees Android 8.1 for G6 and V30

Android Oreo is slowing moving out to some LG G6 units currently, but it’s nice to know that this extra iteration will get wider reach.

Coming Thursday: Pocketnow Weekly 081 with special guest Ryan Negri

Negri Electronics is one of the largest destinations for unlocked mobile devices. On the next Weekly, founder Ryan Negri tells us what it’s like to run it!

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Will Google try to steal Apple’s WWDC 2013 thunder with Android 4.3?

Apple is holding its developer conference (WWDC) in approximately two weeks. WWDC…