Tag Archive: Evolution

Relive the smartphone evolution every time you wear AC’s newest t-shirt

Remember the phone you used a decade ago? It barely resembles the one in your hand today. Tiny screens, huge chins, minuscule batteries, and maybe even a trackball. Those were simpler times. Relive that nostalgia with AC’s latest limited-time apparel drop! It’s one of my favorite designs we’ve done to date, and I’m excited to share it with you.

We have four t-shirt styles, including classic, comfort, and tri-blend and a women’s cut, and they’re all available in  [Read More…]

Is 5Ge technology evolution or just marketing?

Best answer: 5Ge is the same thing as 4G LTE Advanced and has almost nothing to do with true 5G. True 5G uses new, more efficient technology to improve the speed and consistency of a wireless network.

Powerful Verizon phone with true 5G: Samsung Galaxy S10 5G ($ 1300 at Verizon) Flagship phone for Sprint’s 5G network: LG V50 ThinQ 5G ($ 1152 at Sprint) Good 4G is not 5G

5Ge is short for 5G Evolution, which  [Read More…]

Pop-up cameras are just the evolution of the slider phone

A necessary evil before getting everything we want.

Phone companies make a lot of design decisions that, in retrospect, are very bad. We’ve seen some poor smartphone designs over the last decade, and most of them can be boiled down to an attempt to be exciting, innovative and interesting, only to backfire spectacularly because they led to massive compromises or didn’t work as intended.

So I don’t blame anyone for being skeptical when the last week brought  [Read More…]

Android 8.0 Oreo review: Vive la évolution

The latest version of Android packs in many small but important additions, all of which make the OS more polished and mature than ever.

Some Android releases represent massive sea changes for Google’s OS, overhauling technical underpinnings or introducing new design elements. Others are content to tighten up the screws and add polish to an already well-established platform.

The new release of Android for 2017/18 — version 8.0 Oreo — fits somewhere in between those two extremes.  [Read More…]

AT&T’s ‘5G Evolution’ network isn’t a brand (new) problem

AT&T told us it would be rolling out its 5G lie back in February. At the time, no one cared. Here’s why we still shouldn’t care.

In February, AT&T announced that it would launch something called a 5G Evolution network in Austin later in the year. At the time, no one paid the announcement much attention because it was filtered in with a larger, seemingly more-important pronouncement: that AT&T was moving towards real 5G trials, also in  [Read More…]

In photos: The evolution of the Samsung Gear VR

It all started with the Galaxy Note 4.

Samsung’s NYC unveiling of the Galaxy Note 4 was unusual for a couple of reasons. From the half-baked introduction to the Galaxy Note Edge to awkwardly rushing Adam Levine and James Valentine on and off the stage for the ill-fated Milk Music, the presentation was just kinda odd. Towards the end of the presentation, everyone was invited to check out a unique partnership with Oculus. The Samsung Gear  [Read More…]

Video: Evolution of the touchscreen; control your device with gestures


Touchscreens revolutionized the smartphone industry. What was state-of-the-art technology just a few years ago is now almost standard for all devices (even some feature phones have touchscreens). The ability to operate a device by touch has changed the way we interact with our devices, but there’s always room for improvement. So, what comes next? How about gestures?

The Pantech Vega LTE will launch in South Korea this November. Pantech devices have  [Read More…]