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Charge up your phone with a sophisticated looking marble wireless Qi charger

Toss out the cable and get rid of your old, ugly, black charger. The Takieso marble charger works with all Qi-ready phones, including the Galaxy S8, Galaxy Note 8, and many others. Wireless charging for the win!

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Are Nest Products Worth it?

Yes.

Nest is the Apple of all things that aren’t actually Apple. That is, Nest products look really good, work really well — and probably cost a good bit more than something that doesn’t look as good and work as well.

And that makes sense when you remember that Nest was started by one of the guys who helped make the first iPod.

No, there was ever going to be anything boring about Nest as a company. From  [Read More…]

Seven astrology apps for those who want to know what fate has in store

Want your horoscope delivered on your smartphone on a daily basis. Install these astrology apps on your smartphones and you can get much more.

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Mobile World Congress 2018 preview: What to expect (other than the Galaxy S9)

Galaxy S9, plus.

It’s easy to imagine that companies like LG, Huawei, Sony and others were more than a little relieved when Samsung didn’t announce the Galaxy S8 at last year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The mobile- and cellular-focused show has taken over from January’s CES as the place hardware vendors launch their early-year flagships, and there was plenty to get excited about in 2017.

This year, there’s still a lot to look forward to, but some  [Read More…]

Why an ARM processor in a Chromebook isn’t the same as the ARM processor in your phone

Electronics all have one thing in common: how you handle the heat makes all the difference when it comes to performance.

We’ve seen or heard about two really interesting developments when it comes to smart devices recently. The first is that Qualcomm and Microsoft have hooked up and plan to birth some Windows 10 products that run on a Snapdragon processor and promise they will make us happy when it comes to how well they perform. The  [Read More…]

Why do people care so much about wireless charging?

Wired vs. wireless.

Thanks to the popularity of glass-backed phones like the Galaxy S8, LG V30, and iPhone X, wireless charging is now more prominent than it’s ever been. This is great news for people that love using the feature, but it often results in phones lacking this functionality to be ridiculed and mocked.

One of our forum users recently told the Android Central community that they don’t understand the big deal surrounding wireless charging and wanted  [Read More…]

Qualcomm’s upcoming 5G-enabled Snapdragon chipsets will be built on Samsung’s 7nm node

Qualcomm is ready to make the switch to 7nm with Samsung’s help.

Qualcomm detailed its 5G plans late last year with the introduction of the X50, its first 5G-enabled modem for smartphones. The company has now announced that it is partnering with Samsung over its next-generation Snapdragon chipsets with 5G capabilities. The upcoming chipsets will be built on Samsung’s 7nm node, a huge leap forward that sees the introduction of extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography.

Samsung Foundry  [Read More…]

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro are now up for sale in India; prices start at ₹9,999

The wait is over: you can finally get your hands on Xiaomi’s latest budget phones in India.

Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 5 and the Note 5 Pro in India on February 14, and both models are now available for purchase in the country. The Redmi Note 5 starts off at just ₹9,999 for the 3GB variant with 32GB of storage, with the Redmi Note 5 Pro coming in at ₹13,999 for the version with 4GB of  [Read More…]

Best Cases for the Huawei Mate 10 Pro

Need a case for your new Mate 10 Pro? These should be on your shortlist.

The Mate 10 Pro is a powerful flagship and a battery champ, and it’s finally launching in the U.S. in just a few days! If you’re planning on picking one up, you’ll probably also want to get a case to keep it safe.

While there aren’t too many cases for the phone just yet, we’ve compiled a short list of some of  [Read More…]

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro review: King of the hill

With the Redmi Note 5 Pro, Xiaomi is solidifying its position at the top of India’s handset market.

Xiaomi can do no wrong in India. The manufacturer sold nearly 10 million units of the Redmi Note 4 in the country last year, and is looking to maintain that momentum with the Redmi Note 5 Pro.

Xiaomi built its entire business model on offering great value for money — and as the sales numbers indicate, the strategy has  [Read More…]