• US Senate Ditches BlackBerry For Apple, Samsung

    US Senate Ditches BlackBerry For Apple, Samsung

    The US government's long-term relationship with BlackBerry smartphones appears to have come to an end.Beyond the death of BBOS 10, the move is yet another shovel of dirt on top of the coffin of BlackBerry's handset business.
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 Mobile Chip Unveiled

    Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 Mobile Chip Unveiled

    Barely in the market six months, Qualcomm has already named the 820's successor.These phones are among the leaders in advanced features, such as virtual reality, something the Snapdragon 820 excels at.
  • Is the Smartphone Already Obsolete?

    Is the Smartphone Already Obsolete?

    The smartphone era turns 10 this year, but the next great form factor may be ready to take its place.Under his second tenure at Apple, the company had already managed the twin masterstrokes of reimagining consumer hardware design and reinventing the music industry.
  • Matte Black iPhone 7 Casing Unexpectedly Chipping

    Matte Black iPhone 7 Casing Unexpectedly Chipping

    Owners started noticing the casing had chips where the aluminum was visible beneath the anodized surface.As spotted by 9to5Mac, it looks as though that same issue is happening again with the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, but only on matte black models.
  • Apple Orders 160M iPhone 8 OLED Panels

    Apple Orders 160M iPhone 8 OLED Panels

    All the rumors suggest the iPhone 8 will be a very different smartphone to the iPhone 7 and what has come before.According to The Korean Herald, last year Apple ordered 100 million OLED panels from Samsung Display for use in the iPhone 8.
  • Verizon Tops Network Performance Survey

    Verizon Tops Network Performance Survey

    Despite significant improvements in the LTE networks of T-Mobile, Sprint, and AT&T, Verizon once again took the top spot in a biannual independent test of mobile network performance.The RootMetrics report, released this week, found that Verizon was the "undisputed leader" in terms of network reliability and coverage.
  • Fox Tests Preloading Movies on Phones

    Fox Tests Preloading Movies on Phones

    20th Century Fox, Telstra, and Ericsson have teamed up to preload handsets with "premium movie content" for users to then pay to rent or buy.The idea being that because the movies are instantly available and apparently won't count as part of your data plan allowance as they download (net neutrality?
  • Report: iPhone 8 Ditching Lightning Port, Uses Curved Display

    Report: iPhone 8 Ditching Lightning Port, Uses Curved Display

    If the latest news surrounding the inevitable iPhone 8 is to be believed, then it's quite a departure from the norm for Apple.But apparently we are also going to get an iPhone 8 sitting at the high end of the line-up as a way of celebrating the iPhone's 10th Anniversary.
  • Rumor: Google Pixel 2 Ditching Headphone Jack

    Rumor: Google Pixel 2 Ditching Headphone Jack

    When Google launched the Pixel smartphone it specifically mentioned the inclusion of a headphone jack as a quiet dig at Apple.But for the Pixel 2, Google may actually be joining Apple and ditching the jack.
  • Surprise! You Can't Get the Latest OnePlus Phone (Again)

    Surprise! You Can't Get the Latest OnePlus Phone (Again)

    Chinese smartphone manufacturer OnePlus is gearing up to release a hot new model, but don't expect to actually get your hands on it.The company, which drummed up demand in the past by selling its phones ia invitation only, on Wednesday introduced the all-black, engraved OnePlus 3T colette edition, designed in collaboration with the Parisian luxury retailer collette.
  • Man Electrocuted After Taking Charging iPhone in Bath

    Man Electrocuted After Taking Charging iPhone in Bath

    Taking a bath is a good time to disconnect.Take this lesson from the 32-year-old British man who recently died of accidental electrocution while charging his iPhone in the bath.
  • ARM Announces Chip Overhaul for AI Future

    ARM Announces Chip Overhaul for AI Future

    The company announced a major overhaul of its chip microarchitecture this week, one that could boost the processing capabilities of everything from smart baby monitors to Fitbits to the next iPhone.Called Dynamiq, it is up to 50 times faster than ARM's existing architecture, which powers the current Cortex-A series of processors.
  • Amazon Alexa Launches on Huawei's Mate 9

    Amazon Alexa Launches on Huawei's Mate 9

    After launching on the iPhone last week, Amazon's Alexa is ready to invade Android as well.The voice-based digital assistant is now available on its first Android handset: Huawei's Mate 9 phablet.
  • The Black OnePlus 3T Is Back, But Still Limited

    The Black OnePlus 3T Is Back, But Still Limited

    Bummed out you couldn't make it to Paris to buy the extremely limited, all-black OnePlus 3T colette edition smartphone?Pei said the OnePlus team tried more than 30 variations to get the "premium deep black coat" just right.