Tag Archive: Made


Made in Taiwan: How HTC designs, manufactures and tests its new U11 flagship

A glimpse at all of the behind-the-scenes work that goes into every single phone we use.

Leading up to the launch of the HTC U11, the company opened up its doors to show the amazing process that goes into making each flagship. I was lucky enough to be one of the journalists invited to see how it all comes together in Taipei, Taiwan. Through several buildings, offices, labs and production lines, I saw how HTC took the  [Read More…]

Pulsar Media Player: Sweet music players are made of this (Review)

Anyone who knows me can attest to the fact that I am obsessed with music. I’ve made sure that I can listen to music in any situation I’m in, be it driving or working, walking or taking a shower. It is always nice to listen to songs that can transport your mind to different situations, […]

The Android O Developer Preview is made for developers — it’s right in the title

Not even Google thinks you should try the Android O developer preview if you’re not a developer.

It’s really cool that Google released a preview of Android O for everyone. Google has always made sure that developing for Android has almost no barriers and anyone can use the tools that they need to do it without paying any special developer fees or using specific equipment. If you’re trying to attract as many great ideas as you can,  [Read More…]

LG G6, one month on: A great phone, and the best LG has ever made

LG is back on the right track with the G6.

The Spring smartphone launch season is under way, and LG made a calculated decision to get out ahead of most phones with a late-February announcement of the G6. Coming in less than a year after the all-but-failed G5 and just a few months beyond the niche market V20, the G6 is what will be advertised as the phone from LG hoping to create a halo for its  [Read More…]

OnePlus 3T colette edition arrives in all black, only 250 made for €479

It’s the same phone you know, now in dramatically limited quantity.

We’re all familiar with stock shortages when it comes to OnePlus phones, but this new collaboration is seriously exclusive. OnePlus has partnered with world-renowed boutique colette to create a special OnePlus 3T colette edition, which is matte black and with 128GB storage and a subtle “colette” engraving on the back.

The phones will also come with OnePlus Bullets headphones, a $ 20 set that are a  [Read More…]

Tag Heuer and Intel made a super expensive Android Wear 2.0 smartwatch

As was anticipated, iconic Swiss watch maker Tag Heuer unveiled its first Android Wear 2.0 smartwatch in partnership with Intel. If you have money to spend then you’re probably going to love Tag Heuer’s new Connected Modular 45 intelligent timepiece which comes with a 1.39-inch AMOLED touchscreen display. The wrist bound wearable rocks a titanium […]

Sony’s four new phones are beautifully made, terribly named

Sony unveils four more phones — can you keep track of its lineup anymore?

Sony has a phone problem. It keeps announcing replacements for phones that no one bought, or couldn’t buy, or refused to buy because they lack a fingerprint sensor.

At Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week, Sony has added four new phones to its ecosystem, all with names that are sure to confound its eventual owners and detractors alike. One only, the Xperia  [Read More…]

Alcatel could’ve made a decent mid-tier phone, instead we got an LED back

Moto has their Moto Mods. Alcatel has the A5 and LEDs.

Have you ever wished you could see what notification just came into your phone, but it was face down on the table? First off, shame on you for putting your phone face down. But also, maybe, just maybe, the LED back option for the Alcatel A5 is for you. But probably not.

Let’s start with the phone itself. The A5 is Alcatel’s new mid-range phone, replacing  [Read More…]

Balance, simplicity and a tall screen: How the LG G6 was made

Over a year of development and testing went into the most substantial update to the G series since its inception.

With the amazing amount of coverage and information out there surrounding every smartphone launch today, everyone is quick to over-analyze and jump to conclusions about every minute aspect of a device. It has always been the purpose of our reviews to give context to all of the parts of a smartphone and how they all influence one  [Read More…]

Google just made tethering dead simple on Pixel and Nexus devices

Instant Tethering is coming to save your tablet’s internet.

Google has just turned on a feature called Instant Tethering, allowing Nexus and Pixel phones and tablets to share internet connections automatically, as long as they are connected to the same Google profile.

Announced on the company’s support forum, the feature is a part of the new Google Play Services (so it may not be available for everyone just yet) and can be accessed through the Settings  [Read More…]