Tag Archive: Looks


The Galaxy S9 looks identical to the S8 because we’ve reached peak smartphone design

Flat, buttonless, and glass. Is this what we have asked for or the best Samsung can do?

We’ll soon be seeing the Galaxy S9 on a stage in Spain, surrounded by words like “thin” and “stylish” or “ergonomic” and “organic” or any of a long list of the regular buzzwords we always hear. And if the early looks we’ve seen from leaked press materials are correct (and come on, they are) those words are true. But we  [Read More…]

Cortana looks great on Microsoft Launcher, but challenges and competition remain

Microsoft has made it easier than ever to use Cortana on Android devices, but how much does that matter?

Microsoft’s presence on Android continues to grow. There are dozens of apps available in the Play Store from Microsoft, many of which are at the top of their respective categories such as Office, Microsoft Launcher, and SwiftKey. But Microsoft is trying to bring its digital assistant, Cortana, to the forefront and compete against the likes of Google Assistant,  [Read More…]

This $7 Aukey charger has two USB ports and looks like it’s built into your vehicle

It’s barely noticeable.

This Aukey dual USB car charger is one of the most popular options out there for several reasons. First up, the price. Right now you can pick one up for just $ 7.03 when you enter the coupon code AUKEYCS5 during checkout at Amazon, a savings of just over $ 3. Second up, the size. It’s small enough that it looks like it’s built right into the cigarette lighter and it has two ports  [Read More…]

This is what the first Chrome OS tablet looks like

We don’t know specs, release date, or price, but this is definitely a tablet running Chrome OS.

When Google released the Pixelbook last fall, the company proved that Chrome OS can be an excellent operating system whether you want to use it in the fashion of a laptop or tablet. There have been plenty of 2-in-1 Chromebooks that allow you to use Chrome OS in both fashions, but it looks like Acer is working on the world’s first standalone  [Read More…]

This is what Fuchsia OS looks like on the Pixelbook

Fuchsia OS technically runs on the Pixelbook, but there’s still a lot that’s broken.

At the very beginning of the year, it was discovered that Google had added the Pixelbook as an official test device for its mysterious Fuchsia OS. Just about a couple weeks later, the team at Ars Technica managed to get Fuchsia running on the machine with some (expectedly) mixed results.

Unlike an early version of Fuchsia that came out in May of 2017,  [Read More…]

The Xiaomi Mi A1 looks absolutely stunning in red

The red Mi A1 is the best variant of an already great phone.

Five months after its release, the Xiaomi Mi A1 continues to be the best budget phone you can buy in India. Its combination of styling, internal hardware, dual rear cameras, and Android One underpinnings give it a distinct leg up over other devices in this segment.

Xiaomi initially launched the Mi A1 in gold and black color options and added a rose gold model  [Read More…]

It looks like you can unlock the bootloader on the Verizon Pixel 2

You better act fast.

If you’re in the market for a Google Pixel 2, you have only two options of how to buy it – either unlocked from the Google Store or through Verizon Wireless. The Verizon Pixel 2 is the exact same phone as the unlocked model, but there’s one area where it’s different – it’s bootloader can’t be unlocked. Or can it?

Google Pixel 2s sold through Verizon are supposed to have a bootloader that’s  [Read More…]

It looks like the Pixel 2 will get a minimum of 3 years of software & security updates

If you’re planning to get the new Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL, we have some good news for you. It seems that Google will be offering 3 years of OS and security updates for the new phones. This information was spotted in the official spec sheets of the new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 […]

Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL hands-on: Act two looks great

Google’s second swing at self-branded phones promises more — and asks more of your wallet.

Years of experiments with the Nexus program culminated with the launch of Google’s self-designed and self-branded Pixel phones in 2016. The promise was simple: a phone that offered the best possible way to experience Android and Google services, hands-down. In practice, it came with many compromises and a higher prices than many were used to paying for a Google-backed phone. There was  [Read More…]

Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 gets revealed by designer, looks stunning

French designer Phillippe Starck partnered up with Chinese company Xiaomi to design the Mi MIX smartphone last year. The almost bezeless smartphone impressed mobile fans across the globe with its bold aesthetics and this year we expect to see Xiaomi launch a successor. Actually, the original Xiaomi Mi MIX was announced in November, so we […]