• 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.
  • This Android App Can Measure Sperm Counts

    This Android App Can Measure Sperm Counts

    The researchers, from Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, described their invention in a paper published in Science Translational Medicine this week.It's designed to hold a disposable microchip that contains the semen sample.
  • T-Mobile Adds AppleCare to Device Protection Plan

    T-Mobile Adds AppleCare to Device Protection Plan

    Good news for T-Mobile customers buying a new iPhone or iPad: the carrier's device protection plans now include AppleCare at no additional cost.Those with an eligible iPhone or iPad who sign up for T-Mobile's Premium Device Protection plan or its Jump upgrade option will have direct access to AppleCare technical support via chat or phone, $29 iPhone screen damage repairs, and free battery service.
  • Spike in Pedestrian Deaths Linked to Distracted Phone Users

    Spike in Pedestrian Deaths Linked to Distracted Phone Users

    An increase in pedestrian deaths last year was partially due to distractions caused by smartphones, according to a new report from the US Governors Highway Safety Association.The report, released Thursday, estimates that pedestrian deaths increased 11 percent last year.
  • Chemists Develop Seal-Healing Material for Smartphone Screens

    Chemists Develop Seal-Healing Material for Smartphone Screens

    There's a huge market for smartphone cases as we all strive to protect our expensive handsets.According to Business Insider, chemists at the University of California at Riverside made a breakthrough, and have developed a self-healing material that's suitable for use as a smartphone display.
  • Google Really Wants OLED, Offers LG $880M

    Google Really Wants OLED, Offers LG $880M

    The future of smartphone displays looks to be OLED, but not just OLED, flexible OLED like that used in Samsung's new flagship handsets the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+.Now Google is waking up to need for a healthy supply of OLED screens, and it's willing to pay to guarantee them.
  • Qualcomm Must Refund BlackBerry $815M in Fees

    Qualcomm Must Refund BlackBerry $815M in Fees

    The decision is the latest setback for Qualcomm, which has been the recipient of a lawsuit from Apple and the subject of multiple government investigations into its business practices.But BlackBerry's smartphone sales fell to just 7 million devices in 2015, down from 53 million in 2012.
  • Geek Builds Own iPhone Using Chinese Market Parts

    Geek Builds Own iPhone Using Chinese Market Parts

    When in Shenzhen, he couldn't fail to notice the abundance of cell phone parts available to buy at the markets of Huaqiangbei.What's clear from his experiment is, not only is making an iPhone possible, it can be done using recycled parts.
  • Study: Drivers Use Their Phones During 88 Percent of Trips

    Study: Drivers Use Their Phones During 88 Percent of Trips

    The study, released today by analytics firm Zendrive, found that "Americans use their phones nearly every single time they get behind the wheel.1 million anonymized drivers who made 570 million trips covering 5.
  • iPhone Thief Outsmarted at Coachella Music Festival

    iPhone Thief Outsmarted at Coachella Music Festival

    Music festivals are all about good times, but there's one thing that can instantly kill your vibe: having your smartphone stolen.A bunch of Coachella-goers found themselves in this less-than-ideal scenario over the weekend, but instead of pouting about not being able to Snapchat or text their friends, they got smart.
  • Galaxy S8 Owners Complain of Red Display

    Galaxy S8 Owners Complain of Red Display

    The Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus are very important smartphones for Samsung due to the disaster that was the Galaxy Note 7.According the The Korea Herald, which shared the image you see below, consumers who preordered the S8 and S8 Plus in Korea have taken delivery of their new phones.
  • Tap Into Google Play Music on New Samsung Phones

    Tap Into Google Play Music on New Samsung Phones

    Are you planning to buy a new Samsung smartphone soon?Google has teamed up with Samsung to make Google Play Music the default music player on new Samsung phones and tablets around the world, including the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, which launch today.
  • Ubuntu Touch Phone/Tablet Support Ends June

    Ubuntu Touch Phone/Tablet Support Ends June

    But what everyone may have forgotten is that alongside the desktop version of Ubuntu Linux, developer Canonical also launched a mobile operating system called Ubuntu Touch.However, Canonical decided earlier this month that Ubuntu Touch as a project was ending, but no dates were given.
  • AT&T's 5G-Like Speeds Arrive in Austin

    AT&T's 5G-Like Speeds Arrive in Austin

    Samsung's new Galaxy S8 and S8+ will get access to faster speeds on AT&T's network in more than 20 cities by the end of the year, the carrier announced on Tuesday.The faster speeds are now available to subscribers with the Galaxy S8 and S8+ in parts of Austin.