Tag Archive: Consumer


OnePlus CEO confirms ‘invisible camera’ will come to consumer devices

Lau also shared his thoughts on foldable phones.

What you need to know OnePlus CEO Pete Lau confirmed we will see the disappearing camera tech in a consumer product in the future. The invisible camera tech was shown off at CES 2020 with OnePlus’s first-ever concept phone, the OnePlus Concept One. On the topic of foldables, Lau believes that currently the benefits are “outweighed by the shortcomings or the disadvantages of the current state of the technology.”  [Read More…]

Cloudflare’s new consumer DNS service promises a faster, more secure internet

Cloudflare has launched a new consumer DNS service aimed at speeding up your internet while making it more secure.

You’d be forgiven if DNS news wasn’t on your radar for April Fool’s day, but that’s just what Cloudflare served up this weekend. In what is very much not a joke, the company announced a new consumer DNS service called 1.1.1.1, with a focus on speed and privacy.

The problem that Cloudflare is trying to solve is what  [Read More…]

Will there be a Galaxy Note 8? How Samsung can regain consumer trust

Will there be a Galaxy Note 8? Should there be?

The Galaxy Note 7 is dead. It’s been hard to miss the unceasing flow of news since replacement units began catching fire despite Samsung’s assurances that they were using battery cells from different suppliers than the original 2.5 million that were recalled in early September.

So now Samsung has several priorities, both short-term and long-term. It must once again work with various regulators to retrieve all  [Read More…]

Will there be a Galaxy Note 8? How Samsung can regain consumer trust

Will there be a Galaxy Note 8? Should there be?

The Galaxy Note 7 is dead. It’s been hard to miss the unceasing flow of news since replacement units began catching fire despite Samsung’s assurances that they were using battery cells from different suppliers than the original 2.5 million that were recalled in early September.

So now Samsung has several priorities, both short-term and long-term. It must once again work with various regulators to retrieve all  [Read More…]

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission working with Samsung for proper Note 7 recall

We’re one step closer to quickly getting all of these Note 7s replaced.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced it’s working with Samsung for a complete and proper recall of the Note 7 in the U.S. Currently, Samsung’s Note 7 recall isn’t an official “recall” in the U.S. in terms of how the government is involved — it’s technically a voluntary replacement program, even though you should absolutely swap out your Note 7 for  [Read More…]

The Galaxy S7 Active failed Consumer Reports’ water test, twice

The Galaxy S7 Active is supposed to be able to withstand up to a half hour in water about 5 feet deep. It failed Consumer Reports’ test. Twice. Here’s what that means.

Nothing. That’s what it means to me that the Samsung Galaxy S7 Active twice failed Consumer Reports’ water immersion test. While that will come across as apologetic, it’s simply the case. It matters not to me that Consumer Reports is a longstanding independent publication with the public’s  [Read More…]

First look at HTC Vive consumer version!

Pre-orders of the Steam-VR-powered kit from HTC and Valve start Feb. 29 for $ 799, with units shipping in April.

Virtual reality has been the hot new thing at Mobile World Congress 2016, a show that’s full of hot new things. But it doesn’t get much newer than this. Fresh off a plan from Taiwan we’ve got our first look at the consumer version of the HTC Vive, the immersive, whole-room virtual reality  [Read More…]

Shanghai consumer rights group sues Samsung and Oppo over pre-installed apps

Samsung and Oppo are facing lawsuits filed by the Shanghai Consumer Rights Protection Commission. The watchdog group claims both companies pre-install apps on their smartphones without telling consumers ahead of time.

LG opens registration for the G4 consumer trial in the US

LG is going to put the LG G4 in the hands of lucky consumers before its June launch, and you can try to be one of them.

In addition to the 200 testers that LG is looking for in the UK, they are also looking for a number of testers right here in the US. LG has opened the registration for the consumer trial of the LG G4, which puts the new device in the hands  [Read More…]

The consumer Oculus VR device will be part of Samsung’s next hardware launch

It’s possible this means the consumer Oculus virtual reality device could be tied into Samsung’s next version of the Galaxy Note smartphone.