Tag Archive: shiny


Samsung’s Olympic Games Edition Note 8 is shiny in all the right places

No matter how you place in the Games this year, Samsung is sending Olympians home with gold.

Just in time for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games to get started in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Samsung offered me a look at the special version of the Note 8 being handed out to the participants this year. Take a quick look!

For those who already own a Note 8, the big things you’re missing out on here are the  [Read More…]

HTC’s big, shiny U Ultra is finally shipping

HTC’s oversized phablet took two months from pre-order to shipment, but it’s here. Is it worth buying?

HTC waited until a few days after CES this year to announce the enormous, shiny U Ultra, but since that January day we haven’t heard much about it. Now, the device is finally shipping to Americans who pre-ordered the 5.7-inch flagship for $ 749 when it first went up for pre-order.

Now, we know that this likely isn’t HTC’s only flagship  [Read More…]

The LG G6 looks shiny and tall in this leaked shot

Will there be anything left to show of the LG G6 when it’s announced later this month?

The LG G6 hasn’t been shy in showing itself before its official announcement later this month at MWC. We’ve seen how the phone will be made of metal and have very slim bezels, and we’re heard that it will be water resistant and eschew modularity.

Now we’re seeing a live shot of the phone from the rear, exposing its familiar dual  [Read More…]

Tronsmart’s new media box will support your shiny new 4K television

Tronsmart has announced the Orion R28, a sweet new media hub running Android 4.4 KitKat and powered by a Cortex-A17 processor. As the product name suggests, the R28 is based on and around the Rockchip RK3288, a quad-core processor, accompanied by the ARM Mali-T764 GPU. This combination enables the device to handle 4K H.264 and 10bit H.265 video for some stunning images on today’s TV sets. Overall, it’s a handy little product for enthusiasts.

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Galaxy S5 lands in Japan, including shiny pink version

Not sold on the white, black, blue or gold versions of the Galaxy S5? If you’re living in Japan, today is your lucky day, as NTT Docomo has just unveiled a pink color variant of the Galaxy S5. The device will be offered alongside the more mainstream white and black color variations.

You can now get a shiny gold HTC One M8 to call your own

If you happen to have a wad of Franklins burning a hole in your pocket and a deep desire for a 24k gold HTC One M8 that glints in the sun and lets you play make believe as a The Sheik of Kerplakistan, then this may be the phone for you. The fine folks at Goldgenie, who previously gilded an HTC One M7 are now selling the One M8 in glittering glimmery gold too.

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Editorial: Fun with ‘fragmentation’ charts (or, why you shouldn’t be distracted by shiny objects)

This is not a good chart

Let’s not mince words here: This “Android and iPhone Update History” chart is not a good chart. Oh, it’s a pretty chart, to be sure artfully illustrated and researched. But this chart — done up by Michael Degusta at The Understatement and reposted by anyone unable to think clearly, apparently — is not a good chart. Or at the very least, it fails to recognize a fundamental difference between Android and iOS  [Read More…]