I think most people would agree that patent trolls represent a plague on the tech community, consistently leveraging questionable and often times silly patents in an effort to extort money from companies that actually work hard to release products and services.
In many respects, the patent system is out of control, and nowhere is this more apparent than in the Eastern District of Texas where judges have a seeming affinity for frivolous patent claims. Consequently, and not at all surprisingly, a staggering number of patent infringement lawsuits are filed in Texas each and every year.
Apple announced it sold more than 13 million combined iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus units during the opening weekend, including preorders. The phone was available online in a dozen markets including China for almost two weeks before launching in stores, helping Apple beat its iPhone 6 launch weekend sales record.
But an analytics company says that iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus show lower adoption rates than their predecessors. More →
You may not remember them, but Nokia’s Treasure Tags were some of the coolest smartphone accessories we saw all last year. For those of you who need a reminder, Treasure Tags are matchbox-sized tags that you can attach to your keys, wallet and other important items to make sure they never get lost. The tags’ main feature was to connect to your smartphone via Bluetooth and NFC and then issue an alarm if you try to leave your house without your tagged items. More →
If you’ve been on the hunt for your own high-quality server but you’ve been waiting to find one that’s affordable before you pull the trigger, your wait is over. Amazon has an insane deal running right now on the WD Sentinel DS5100 8 TB Ultra-Compact Storage Plus Server, which on sale for 72% off its standard $3,359.99 retail price.
That’s right… you can grab this phenomenal server for just $949.99 with free shipping, from now through October 15th. More →
The iPhone 6s is already selling better than its predecessors, according to official launch weekend numbers, and while the jury is still out on whether the handset will be able to break Apple’s current quarterly iPhone sales record, the fact remains that the iPhone 6s is the best iPhone model ever made. Many people would dismiss the 6s as being just a minor “S” update over last year’s major redesign, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. However, if you’re bored with iPhone 6’s design, then the iPhone 7 is probably the phone for you.
Apple is expected to make big design changes to next year’s iPhone, and a new concept incorporates some ideas that Apple might already be toying with. More →
The atomic bomb is one of the deadliest weapons the human species has invented so far. Capable of immense destruction, the atomic bomb is paradoxically ensuring peace between the world’s super powers that have the weapon in their arsenals. After all, nobody wants to see actual atomic bombs detonating left and right that would bring doom to life on the planet. On the other hand, test atomic bomb explosions are an incredible thing to watch, especially if they’re presented in HD. More →
Tiny enough to rest on the tip of your finger, the SKEYE Pico Drone is small but mighty. And for a limited time, it’s also just $34.99 at the BGR Store. More →
After a week with the new iPhone 6s, it has become beyond clear that Apple did a fantastic job on this year’s iPhone. The speed increase is just incredible and the big new feature additions are winners. I have already integrated 3D Touch into my regular usage and it really does deliver on Apple’s promise, letting the user perform common tasks far more quickly and simply. The new camera is outstanding, easily among the best on the market, and there are plenty of other features to fawn over.
Of course, nothing is perfect and the iPhone 6s definitely has some flaws.
I’ve already published my full in-depth iPhone 6s review, and I covered the best thing about Apple’s new iPhone earlier today. In that article, I explained that the best thing about the phone surprised me — but unfortunately, there’s nothing surprising about the iPhone 6s’ worst feature. More →
Apple’s new iPhone 6s models have been out for a week now, and thankfully, we haven’t yet seen any type of ‘-gate’ scandal rear its ugly head. At the same time, that’s not to say that some users haven’t been experiencing some frustrating usability issues here and there.
As we’ve been detailing over the past couple days, some of the more common iPhone 6s issues to arise include exceedingly hot Touch ID sensors, 3D Touch quirks, and in some instances, phones that randomly turn off for no apparent reason.
We’ve all heard stories about dolphins helping out humans in distress before but this is the first time we can recall seeing a dolphin rescue a distressed gadget. A video posted by WORLD NEWS HD shows a dolphin swimming to the surface of the water with an iPhone in its mouth that it then hands back to the woman who accidentally dropped into the ocean moments before. More →
With so many quality devices on the market, picking a new smartphone in 2015 is as difficult a choice as it’s ever been. If you’re looking for a great value, the OnePlus 2 might be up your alley. If you prefer experimental designs, Samsung’s Galaxy S6 edge is a great option. Heck, if you want leather on the back of your phone, LG has a flagship device just for you. More →
MacRumors notes that complaints about this problem have been spotted on Reddit, Apple support forums and the blog’s own forum pages, so it sounds like this is a reasonably widespread problem. In a nutshell, users have found that their devices shut down completely for no reason, and that only holding down the power button and home button for 10 seconds will get their phones to restart. More →