Category Archives: Reviews

  • Flickr exploit allowed uploading tons of unwanted pics to user accounts

    Yahoo-owned image and video hosting service, Flickr, was suffering from a glaring flaw that made it possible for malicious agents to upload thousands of unwanted pics to the accounts of random, unsuspecting users. The defect resided in the Flickr’s Upload by email feature, which enables users to upload images straight to the platform by sending emails to a […]

  • SanDisk just released the world’s biggest microSD card

    just announced its biggest microSD card yet—but it doesn’t come cheap. The world’s first 400GB microSD starts shipping in September, and will set you back $249.99 The new microSD with adapter is good for 35 hours of full HD video. So it makes sense that SanDisk is marketing this microSD toward action camera and gaming console owners. This […]

  • Android O Developer Preview 4 update is now available

    It’s been nearly two months since Google last released a new Android O Developer Preview update, but today that drought is finally ending. Android O Developer Preview 4 is now rolling out. If you’ve got a device that’s enrolled in the Android Beta Program, you should receive this update in the coming days. You can enroll in the […]

  • Sustainability and smartphones just don’t mix

    A home truth it’s uncomfortable to write: humanity’s love of gadgets is awful for the planet. And mobile phones are some of the worst culprits around, with marketing departments insisting that a handset only has a lifespan of two years before it needs to be replaced. Talk of “recycling” your old phone is designed to placate […]

  • Mysterious stealth gaming startup Wonder announces $14 million in funding

    Ah, another day, another stealth mobile gaming startup getting funded by Shakira. LA-based Wonder announced today that it has closed a Series A round of funding led by Grishin Robotics and TCL Communication Holdings Ltd.; Wonder announced they had raised an undisclosed amount of seed funding in July of last year, but we now know that they have […]

  • T-Mobile ONE, while unlimited, is still too limited

    It’s always a good idea to be mindful of better rates for just about any service you use. Internet, car insurance, interest rates, and even phone service are all things that I tend to check up on every so often just to make sure that I feel that I’m getting the most out of my […]

  • Samsung DeX transforms the Galaxy S8 into a legit desktop computer

    The phone as computer companion—or outright replacement—is an idea as old as the smartphone itself. And with today’s faster mobile processors, higher local storage levels and direct access to cloud-based work, the dream is finally a reality. Microsoft obviously should’ve owned this corner of the tech market. It certainly gave it its best shot with […]


    Google’s Calendar app is making a long-awaited move to a new device: Apple’s iPad. You read that right: Until Wednesday, the tech titan hadn’t optimized its marquee calendar application to run on Apple’s tablets. The app provides users with a view of the calendars that they have and that are shared with them through Google’s […]

  • This is not a drill: Snapchat is about to get a major redesign

    Big changes are headed for Snapchat — again. The company is set to roll out a major redesign of its app in the coming days, Snapchat confirmed Thursday. The new look, which is being previewed to the company’s beta testers on Android now, adds a search bar, new navigation and a global live story that […]

  • Flexible and Colorful Electronic Paper Promises a New Look for E-books

    Plasmonic nanostructures leverage the oscillations in the density of electrons that are generated when photons hit a metal surface. Researchers have used these structures for applications including increasing the light absorption of solar cells and creating colors without the need for dyes. As a demonstration of how effective these nanostructures are as a replacement for […]

  • Google’s new phones may ditch the Nexus name

    We’ve seen quite a few leaks about this year’s new Nexus phones from HTC, and today another one has surfaced that claims that the phones won’t actually be branded as Nexus devices. This year’s new Nexus phones will reportedly eschew the “Nexus” name that we’ve seen on Google’s devices ever since the Nexus One launch […]

  • Review: Hasselblad True Zoom Camera for Moto Z

    THE FIRST RULE of smartphone photography is don’t ever, ever zoom. (The second rule is “When in doubt, selfie.”) Phones don’t use optical zoom, which re-focuses a camera on a smaller frame, helping preserve image quality. They use digital zoom, which is just cropping. When you fling your fingers apart to see the band bigger […]