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Smartphones

Why Smartphones Are Good

Cool graphic shows how smartphones have killed off tons of our old gadgets

July 14th, 2014

It really is easy to forget just how incredible our smartphones are, especially now that they’re capable of doing things that we used to have several different gadgets for. Tech Guru Daily has posted an infographic produced by U.K.-based office supplies retailer Viking that shows just how many different gadgets that our smartphones have made …

Smartphone Security Tips Tricks

5 things you absolutely need to do to keep your smartphone secure

July 2nd, 2014

Believe it or not, you can have a reasonably secure smartphone without shelling out $630 for the recently released Blackphone. The Wall Street Journal’s Geoffrey Fowler has written up five best practices for making sure the conversations and messages you have on your smartphone stay as private as possible and they’re simple enough for just …

Smartphone Q2 Sales Analysis

Things are about to get even uglier for the high-end smartphone market

June 27th, 2014

As it happens, Samsung issued a warning about its upcoming quarterly earnings literally hours before Walmart’s decision to discount the iPhone 5c to $29, apparently permanently. Oddly enough, smartphone chip titan Qualcomm’s share price has started lagging NASDAQ since early June even as overall tech investment sentiment remains giddy. Isolated events? Or omens of high-end gadget sales slowing …

Aerogels 3D Printing Process

We are a step closer to a smartphone that weighs less than a dime

June 24th, 2014

You may not have heard of them before, but I can tell you that Aerogels are cool. They are ultra-porous materials that are whipped up from silica gel or even aluminum oxide and may weigh just 15% more than air. Because they consist of so many microscopic air pockets, they are incredibly effective insulators. 

Smartphone Dinner Table Etiquette

How to know when it’s OK to look at your smartphone during dinner

June 19th, 2014

Those of us who are addicted to our smartphones often do things we know we shouldn’t do, such as checking our phones during dinner. The Wall Street Journal’s Jason Gay has put together a handy list of 21 dos and don’ts for smartphone dinner tablet etiquette, and while not all of his suggestions will be …

QWERTY Smartphone Market Share

It’s taken just 4 years for QWERTY-equipped smartphones to go extinct

June 18th, 2014

BlackBerry diehards may love smartphones with QWERTY keyboards, but their numbers are very few. A new chart posted by Alex Barredo of Post PC shows that the percentage of mobile phones with full QWERTY keyboards was still at above 25% as recently as 2010, even though today it stands at somewhere around 1%. In fact, QWERTY-equipped …

Smartphone Shaterproof Display Technology

Incredible new tech might finally bring shatterproof displays to smartphones

June 9th, 2014

Smartphone accidents often lead to an annoying problem: shattered displays that are costly to replace. However, it looks like one scientist thinks there’s a solution to preventing such accidents from happening again in the future. Android Police reports that Dr. Yu Zhu from the University of Akron has found a new material that might allow gadget …