I love the iPhone 6s… but as I’ve said many times, its battery does leave something to be desired, especially now that companies like HTC are releasing phones that purportedly have two-day batteries. So will the iPhone 7 deliver and give me a larger battery after the iPhone 6s had a smaller battery than its predecessor? A new report suggests that it will… but only by a little bit. More →
Let’s say you’re stranded on a desert island or even just camping, and you want to charge up your phone. There are obviously no outlets around, which means you’re out of luck, right? Wrong. As long as you have the ability to start a fire, you’ll be able to charge your phone as long as you have a device called the FlameStower USB Fire Charger. As YouTuber Jonathan Morrison demonstrates in a new video, this nifty gadget really does work, although you shouldn’t expect it to be especially fast at charging your device. More →
Actress Maisie Williams, best known for her work playing Arya Stark in Game of Thrones, isn’t above having a little fun at fans’ expense. She recently agreed to act as a young woman named Loraine who works at a gaming and toy store that just happens to be having a killer Game of Thrones promotion going on. Most of her customers recognize her right away but she refuses to admit who she really is and ends up hilariously pranking some diehard fans. More →
One of the things that people say they like about the campaigns of candidates like Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders is that they seemingly say exactly what they’re thinking and they don’t follow the advice of well paid political consultants.
What’s wrong with well paid political consultants, you ask? Well, they often don’t seem to understand politics very well, for one. Nowhere is this more apparent than a pro-Hillary Clinton Super PAC’s decision to spend $1 million to “correct” misinformation about their favored candidate on Reddit and Facebook. More →
Are smartphone manufacturers finally taking complaints about battery life seriously? A new rumor posted by Dutch website GSM Helpdesk suggests that Samsung is. According to the website’s sources, Samsung is testing out a version of the Note 6 that has a giant 4,000mAh battery, which would be a step up from the Galaxy S7 edge’s 3,600 mAh battery. The website also claims the device will have a 5.8-inch display with a resolution of 1,440 x 2,560 pixels, along with 6GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage.
But let’s be honest: What’s really intriguing here is the giant battery. More →
As pretty much everyone who isn’t on Comcast’s payroll knows, its data caps aren’t about ensuring “fairness” but about slowing the growth of cord cutters. The Wall Street Journal has a good new report that shows how much data caps are already making people think twice about how much they watch Netflix, and one user says he’s already cancelled Netflix because he doesn’t want to pay Comcast’s overage fees. More →
America is still mourning the tragic loss of musical icon Prince, who died on Thursday at the age of 57. To honor this pop music legend, several buildings and landmarks on Thursday night were lit up in Prince’s trademark purple to pay tribute to the beloved artist. Below we’ll go through some of the top landmarks that turned purple last night in honor of a legend. More →
The unprecedented demand for Tesla’s Model 3 is the automotive world’s biggest story this year. In short, Tesla has now received 400,000 reservations for a car that most people won’t be able to drive for at least another two years. This has spooked other car companies that no longer see Tesla as a joke and that are now scrambling to get their own all-electric vehicles onto the market.
All of this has led many to compare the Model 3 to Apple’s first iPhone — that is, it’s something that fundamentally changes people’s expectations for what they want from a product. Despite this, there are still a lot of questions about whether Tesla can really deliver. More →
T-Mobile loves to brand itself the “Un-carrier” but a new lawsuit alleges that it’s doing something very carrier-esque by charging customers sneaky early termination fees despite the fact that they never signed onto any service agreements. Per Top Class Actions, the suit is alleging that while “T-Mobile attracts customers by touting ‘no contract’ cell phone service plans without any hidden fees,” the company actually “has a practice of unlawfully seeking the entire amount under the device contract as immediately due” whenever a customer leaves T-Mobile early. More →
Apple’s new Retina MacBooks are promising some significant upgrades to both battery life and processor speeds, which is pretty remarkable given that the laptop weighs in at only 2 pounds and is just 13.1 millimeters thin. The crew at YouTube channel What’s Inside? decided to saw a rose gold version of the new Retina MacBook in half this week to give us a better look at its innards and came away very impressed by just how much cutting-edge tech Apple has jammed into such a small space. More →
2016 has been a very sad year for music fans. Not only did we lose David Bowie back in January, but now we’ve lost Prince at the age of 57. TMZ is reporting that Prince was found dead at his Paisley Park compound in Minnesota on Thursday morning. The iconic musician had an emergency medical procedure last week and he cancelled his most recent performance due to health concerns. No one, however, suspected that his health problems were anywhere close to this serious. More →
Doughy presidential candidate Donald Trump is known for speaking first and (sometimes) thinking later. That was again the case on Thursday when he ripped the U.S. Treasury Department’s decision to replace president Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill with anti-slavery icon Harriet Tubman during an interview on NBC’s Today. While the doughy frontrunner did acknowledge that Tubman was a “fantastic” person, he said we should put her face on another bill that no one ever uses such as the $2 bill. More →
Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump had a big win in the New York Republican primaries this week, but that doesn’t mean he felt the need to book an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. No worries, however, because Colbert brought back Cartoon Donald Trump to be a sufficiently entertaining — and overall more coherent and articulate — substitute.
This week, The Stephen and The Cartoon Donald discussed what he would do if there was a contested Republican National Convention in Cleveland this summer and he had to compete with Senator Ted Cruz to win over reluctant delegates. The answer was obvious: Bribes, bribes, bribes. More →