There’s really one thing Samsung has to improve by this time next year to make the Galaxy Note 8 an exciting device: the battery. Making one that doesn’t explode is a good first step. But Samsung will bring other new features to its next-gen phablet, and a redesigned S Pen stylus with a crazy new feature might be one of them.
Google is ditching Nexus branding on this year’s new smartphones in favor of a new “Pixel” moniker. The devices also come with a new pitch. They’re no longer pure Android devices, nor are they affordable. The Pixel and Pixel XL will be high-end smartphones that are meant to rival the iPhone 7 and this year’s top Android devices.
We’ve already seen them pop up in several leaks, but now it’s time to see exactly how Google’s two new Pixel phones measure up to last year’s Nexus handsets.
There’s no doubt about it, The Lion King is one of Disney’s biggest hits ever. First released in 1994, the movie brought in almost $1 billion at the box office (which was almost unheard of back then) and inspired the very popular Broadway play by the same name, which is still performed around the world.
So, naturally, Disney wants to remake it using some of the new tech available today. That’s hardly surprising, considering that its newly released Jungle Book movie also earned close to $1 billion at the box office, and that next year’s Beauty and the Beast is already one of the most hotly anticipated movies of 2017. More →
You might be busy trying to figure out the best way to get your hands on a Jet Black iPhone 7 right now, but Apple is already working on the next-gen iPhone, the one that’s supposed to bring a major redesign next September. The phone is already labeled as the iPhone 8, it has already reportedly been confirmed by an Apple employee. More →
The iPhone 7 sports one of the best smartphone cameras that has ever existed. Reviews from professional photographers and many photo and video samples already make that point. But DxOMark’s iPhone 7 camera review is certainly worth a read, as it explains all the intricacies of Apple’s camera innovations.
The camera pros at DxOMark put the 4.7-inch device through various paces, concluding that the iPhone 7 is the best camera Apple made to date. The phone outscores all of its predecessors, but it still isn’t the top-rated camera on DxOMark.
China is the one major market that was not affected by the massive Galaxy Note 7 recall. Samsung said the phones in the region are safe because they contain batteries made by a local supplier, not Samsung SDI. The Samsung subsidiary made the exploding batteries that equipped Galaxy Note 7 units sold outside of China, which is why Galaxy Note 7 sales were not interrupted in the country.
But recent Galaxy Note 7 explosions in China may end up hurting Samsung anyway. More →
Next week, Google will unveil its first-gen Pixel smartphones set to replace the Nexus handsets we’ve grown so attached to. The Pixel and Pixel XL have been featured in numerous leaks this summer and are better known as the Nexus Sailfish and Nexus Marlin. They’re both HTC creations that will offer buyer high-end specs, premium build quality, and an iPhone-like pricing structure. After all, Google is looking to compete against the iPhone with the Pixels. More →
Remember Psy’s incredibly addictive Gangnam Style ? Well, a similar sensation is taking over the internet, and you’ve probably seen it a few times since this morning: PPAP, which is short for Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen. Before you ask, it has nothing to do with Apple, the company. It’s about fruit and pens. More →
Apple will unveil a redesigned MacBook Pro next month, as well as other Mac hardware, according to many reports on the matter. But the company may have even more interesting computers down the road, as it’s apparently partnering with Nvidia for ‘revolutionary’ new products.
The Pixel phones will replace Google’s Nexus handsets this year, many recent reports have claimed, suggesting that the Nexus family of devices will be retired. However, Nexus isn’t as dead as we thought, as Google may be releasing several more Nexus brand devices in the very near future, complete with a few surprises. More →
The Jet Black iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are the most popular new iPhones this year — but that doesn’t mean you’ll get yours anytime soon. Apparently, the Jet Black color isn’t the easiest to manufacture, and Apple has run into various production problems that still haven’t completely been ironed out. More →
Samsung isn’t done dealing with the aftermath of the massive Galaxy Note 7 recall, but the first Galaxy S8 rumors have started to emerge. Some even say that Samsung will be forced to launch the new Galaxy S earlier than expected just to make up for lost Galaxy Note 7 sales. A wild rumor from China now suggests that the Galaxy S8 will have specs that sound too good to be true… and we can only hope Samsung won’t actually make the phone described in this crazy leak next year.
This isn’t the first time we had to listen to Donald Trump talk about “the cyber.” But you’d think he might have learned exactly what the word means or how to use it in a sentence before his first presidential debate against Hillary Clinton. After all, cyber is huge. Cyber is bound to come up. But no, Trump still can’t cyber correctly.