Archive for August, 2017


Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 concept video shows off razor-thin bezels

The Mi Mix 2 will be a true bezel-less phone.

The Galaxy S8 and LG G6 took the idea of bezel-less displays mainstream, but it was Xiaomi’s Mi Mix that kicked things off last year. It looks like the Chinese manufacturer is aiming for an even more ambitious design for its successor, if a new video shared by the phone’s designer Philippe Starck is any indication.

The video shows off a virtually bezel-less front panel, with just the bottom  [Read More…]

T-Mobile has a new BOGO deal for the LG G6 and V20

The LG V30 launch event is just around the corner, but if you wouldn’t mind grabbing the LG G6 or LG V20, T-Mobile has a special promotion called “One for you, one for me” on these phones. For a limited time, customers can grab the LG G6 or V20 on T-Mobile’s Equipment Installment Plan. Once […]

Google now rolling out video previews in search results

Ever see videos in your search results and wonder what they’re all about, but you don’t want to press play and sit through each one? Google’s rolling out a new feature to help with that.

Google is launching video previews in search results. When you’re using the Google app for Android or Chrome for Android and video results show up in the video carousel, you’ll now see GIF-like video previews. These will help show you what a video is about  [Read More…]

Xiaomi Mi Max 2 review: Bigger is better

With a 6.44-inch display and a massive 5300mAh battery, Xiaomi’s latest phablet is the ideal device for consuming multimedia on the go.

Last year’s Mi Max was Xiaomi’s first attempt at a phone with a screen size over 6 inches. The phone wasn’t the company’s first phablet, however, with the 5.7-inch Mi Note making its debut back in 2015. While the Mi Note was a flagship device, the Mi Max was targeted at the budget segment and  [Read More…]

The best flight games for Gear VR

Fly through VR.

Games on Gear VR can take you to amazing places. If you’ve been looking for awesome flight games that let you pilot a vessel, then you’re in luck. From manning a Spitfire in the skies during World War II, to soaring through space firing missiles at enemy spaceships, there are a number of different flight games that can take you to the skies. Finding the ones worth their salt can be pesky though.

That’s  [Read More…]

From the Editor’s Desk: Fun with HDR+

Port of Pixel camera app to other phones shows Google is still almost unmatched in computational photography.

One of the major trends in smartphones in the past year has been the rise of computational photography — using the vast computing power of modern phones to get better pictures from the tiny lenses and sensors in our devices. However wrong Vic Gundotra was in his recent tirade against Android cameras, he was basically right in saying that improvements  [Read More…]

Best Micro-USB Cables

Wherein we help you pick a great Micro-USB cable.

Whether you have a smartphone, tablet or wearable, odds are that you’ve got a Micro-USB cable (or three) laying around. They’re ubiquitous. Just in case you don’t, here are some of our favorites.

EZOPower Micro-USB cable ReTrak Premier Series Retractable Micro-USB cable Anker 10-foot Nylon Braided Micro-USB cable Anker PowerLine Micro-USB cable iXCC Micro-USB cable Rampow braided nylon Micro-USB cable

EZOPower Micro-USB cable

If  [Read More…]

BluBoo might have something unique in the works (Sponsored)

BluBoo is probably not a name you’ve heard before – it’s a Chinese smartphone manufacturer that has made a bit of a name for itself recently with its attempt to replicate the functionality and screen of the Galaxy S8 at a fraction of the cost. Thus far, it appears to have been successful with the […]

Download the Essential Phone wallpapers here!

You don’t have to spend $ 699 to get these wallpapers.

The new Essential Phone has a pretty mind-bending screen with super-tiny bezels, and it just looks even better with one of its default wallpapers loaded. Those wallpapers have picked up some attention, and that’s to be expected — so that’s why we want to offer them up for anyone to use.

Here are six different wallpapers that come pre-loaded on the Essential Phone. A couple of  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 makes a premature appearance

The U.S unlocked Galaxy Note 8 will be announced to the world next week. Purposely avoiding the word revealed since leaked renders have given a view of almost every angle of the device. Despite not officially being available until next week, Samsung have listed the device in its online store. Model UZKAXAA, consistent with the […]