• Week 3 in review: Redmi Note 7 sells out quick, Pixel 3 Lite leaks in detail
    on January 21, 2019 at 1:00 am

    This week contained a few quality leaks of some major devices and one major OS. We also saw a lot of the new Redmi Note 7, which went on sale and sold out in minutes. The phone got its innards exposed on video and was used by Xiaomi's President to smash two walnuts. We also learned that the Redmi Note 7 is getting the Night Mode from the Mi Mix 3 and that it will be getting a Pro version powered by Snapdragon 675. Xiaomi capped the week off by showing its future under-display fingerprint tech. Leakland saw a blurry live photo of the Samsung Galaxy S10+ along with its dual in-display... […]

  • Weekly poll: vivo NEX Dual Display, hot or not?
    on January 20, 2019 at 8:00 pm

    A poll from a month ago showed that people are interested in the extra functionality provided by a second screen. The vivo NEX Dual Display is the latest and, perhaps, most exciting addition to that genre. So, did vivo nail it or not? The eponymous feature comes from the pair of Super AMOLED panels - one 6.39" on the front and one 5.49" on the back. Both have 1080p resolution, but different aspect ratios (19.5:9 and 16:9, respectively). So, what can you do with the second screen? The best use case is to take selfies with the main camera - a 12MP sensor with large 1.4µm pixels and an... […]

  • Crime blotter: A Walmart iPhone theft ring, New Hampshire delivery scammers sentenced
    on January 20, 2019 at 7:27 pm

    Police are seeking a pair of thieves nabbing Apple gear late at night from WalMarts, 1400 iPads lifted by civil servant, FedEx employees nabbed for grabbing Apple packages, and more in the latest Apple-related crime blotter. […]

  • Opinion: Bezel-less is not the way forward
    on January 20, 2019 at 3:00 pm

    How do you imagine the phones in three years? Foldable? Bezel-less? With invisible cameras? Powered by new long-lasting batteries? I could get behind a few of those ideas, sure. But bezel-less - that can't be the way forward. While I agree that the sooner we get rid of those awful notches the better, the bezel-less dream should be put to rest, too. I know this is the unpopular opinion, but just bear with me for a while. I was once a fan of the all-screen phones myself. But having reviewed enough skinny bezel-less smartphones, I just can't imagine myself with a true bezel-less phone - it... […]

  • Top 10 trending phones of week 2
    on January 20, 2019 at 11:00 am

    The third week of the new year saw the Redmi Note 7 vastly extend its lead at the top of our popularity chart, but also some interesting new additions to the top 10. It appears that you guys are already focusing your attention on the phones to come in Q1 as the Pro version of the Redmi Note 7 and the flexible Galaxy Fold are the other two phones on the podium. That's despite the fact that neither of them is official yet. This has pushed the Redmi Note 6 Pro down to fourth, while the Galaxy A7 (2018) and the Huawei Y9 (2019) were unfazed by all this commotion and retain fifth and... […]

  • Weekly poll results: 2019 is the year of 5G
    on January 20, 2019 at 7:00 am

    Carriers are busy launching the first 5G networks and with not a minute to spare - last week's poll shows that people are excited about the possibilities of next generation mobile data. That's the option picked by close to a third of all voters. 5G promises higher bandwidth, lower latency, improved power usage and support for many, many more users, all browsing the web and interacting with smart services of the future. Beware, though, this excitement will be exploited with some deceptive marketing. Foldable phones are a distant second with 16% of the vote. We fear those will be showroom... […]

  • What is CRISPR? The revolutionary gene-editing tech explained
    by Matt Reynolds on January 20, 2019 at 6:00 am

    A precise, inexpensive way of editing DNA could open up new paths to treating disease and improving our crops, but the technology is already proving controversia […]

  • How to see the total lunar eclipse in the UK. Top tip: look up
    by Daphne Leprince-Ringuet on January 20, 2019 at 6:00 am

    Are you free Monday morning at 03:33? Then you should watch the lunar eclipse. Here's everything you need to know, and the science behind it […]

  • Apple again starts selling iPhone SE, this time on clearance for $249
    on January 20, 2019 at 3:26 am

    Apple returned the iPhone SE to its U.S. online store on Saturday, but only as part of a clearance effort to seemingly liquidate the remaining stock of the discontinued handset. […]

  • Counterclockwise: 10-year challenge
    on January 20, 2019 at 3:00 am

    Phone makers are not immune to memes - just look at how many brands tweeted out photos of eggs. Another meme popular right now is the "10-year challenge" - posting a photo of yourself from 2009 and from today. Let's see how far phones have come. Note: we're using popular phones from 2018 as brands haven't had much time to release 2019 models. Samsung's Galaxy brand turns 10 this year. It all started with the Samsung I7500 Galaxy - look at how the brand has grown. Literally, Samsung Galaxy Note9 is massive compared to its forefather. The Notes are largely responsible for the huge... […]

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