Tag Archive: Story


The inside story of how the POCO F1 costs just $300

Two factors: conscious cost-saving and Xiaomi’s supply chain.

With so many diverse options in the smartphone segment, it’s hard for a new player to stand out. However, Xiaomi’s sub-brand managed to do just that. When POCO unveiled the F1, it did something that I thought wasn’t possible anymore: take Indian consumers by surprise. India is one of the hardest markets to sell a phone — there’s no dearth of choice across any given category, and the average  [Read More…]

Gemini Rue review: a game that really knows how to weave a story

Do you happen to be nostalgic about old computer games? Well, the immense app database that is the Google Play Store harbors a few titles that mimic the pixelated graphics of the games of old. Among them is Gemini Rue, a game that was almost single-handedly developed by UCLA undergraduate Josh Nuernberger, who is also known for the La Croix Pan.

Gemini Rue is a 2D point-and-click adventure set in a sci-fi/dark universe. The graphics are intentionally out of sync  [Read More…]

The Galaxy S9 has dramatically faster LTE than the iPhone X, but that isn’t the whole story

The Galaxy S9 may be 42% faster than the competition, but that’s not as impressive as it may sound.

As technology advances and more of what we do transitions to the internet and cloud, it’s increasingly more important to carry smartphones that offer reliable LTE performance. Samsung recently revealed that the Galaxy S9 and S9+ have demonstrated LTE speeds that are up to 42% faster than competing handsets in real-world conditions, and while that might sound like a seriously  [Read More…]

Solo: A Star Wars Story tickets are on sale now!

Find out what the scruffy looking nerf herder was up to before he met Luke.

In celebration of Star Wars Day – May the Fourth, tickets for Solo: A Star Wars Story have finally gone on sale. You can get tickets online right now through Fandango for showings as early as 7:00 PM on May 24. Yes, that’s the day before the movie’s official May 25 release date. Don’t ask.

See at Fandango

May the Force be  [Read More…]

Moss for PlayStation VR Review: The first chapter in a truly epic story

The hype is real. This is exactly the kind of experience VR exists to deliver. But I’m going to need a lot more of it.

Imagine for a moment you are a giant spirit, your sheer mass allowing you to gaze down upon the world as though we humans were all living in dollhouses. You have the ability to interfere with our lives in small ways, but your primary task in life is to observe the story  [Read More…]

Jigsaw Story: A good puzzle simulator that works best on bigger screens (review)

In all the game genres available in the Play Store, sometimes you may want to game in a much more chill, passive way. No quick reflexes. No bells, whistles, and music blaring at you. No multi-level story line or myriad of villains and their evil armies to survive. Something like, say a puzzle. A jigsaw […]

Galaxy Note 7 was a fluke, and the GS8 is no redemption story

The story you were told is a lie. The Galaxy S8 doesn’t mean redemption for Samsung — it simply means more of the same.

There’s definitely something about being reminded that the Emperor has no clothes. Maybe it was because I was midway through my own little take on the Galaxy S8. … It’s a beautiful piece of glass and software, the phone Samsung needed to make — the phone it had to make — bringing it back from the fiery  [Read More…]

The story behind UMi Z: A flagship made for the best user experience in hand

2016 has been a remarkable year in UMi’s history: during this year, we dedicated all our hearts and efforts to develop the global markets, and create products that make our users happy all around the world. Starting with the UMi Touch, the first user-defined smartphone from the company, we have been responding actively to the

‘Pearl’ is Google’s latest touching Spotlight Story

Google has released another new Spotlight Story, simply titled Pearl. In the story, you’ll follow Pearl as she drives across the country with her dad in their home — a simple hatchback.

Like Google’s other Spotlight Stories, Pearl tells its narrative on YouTube in 360 degrees, allowing you to look around and take in the full atmosphere of each and every scene. From the Description:

Set inside their home, a beloved hatchback, Pearl follows a girl and her dad  [Read More…]

‘On Ice’ is the latest Spotlight Story from Google

Google has released a new Spotlight Story, “On Ice”, which takes you on a 360-degree journey following the star of an ice show as he finds competition from an unlikely rival. Spotlight Stories are a new way to tell stories, making them more interactive and putting you inside them.

This film was directed by Shannon Tindle, and created in collaboration with Evil Eye Pictures. From the YouTube description:

“On Ice” tells the story of an over-the-top, sci-fi  [Read More…]