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Now is a really bad time to buy a smartphone

July 19th, 2016

Are you thinking about upgrading to the latest and greatest smartphone this summer? Don’t. Thanks to the endless cycle of consumerism we call “life,” there is always a good and a bad time to buy a new smartphone. This is the latter.

Smartphone Modules

‘Modular’ smartphones are 2016’s dumb trend

May 27th, 2016

The LG G5 has them. Google’s first consumer phone will have them. The iPhone has some, thanks to this butt-ugly case. And now, it would appear that Motorola’s upcoming smartphone will have modules. But don’t let the trends deceive you: modular smartphones are not here to stay.

Sospendo Smartphone Holder

This is the worst smartphone gadget to ever grace the internet

May 18th, 2016

In a world of Bluetooth-connected fart trackers and hipster-friendly tinfoil hats, I am aware that describing a Kickstarter as “the worst” is a bold claim. But hear me out: from idea to execution to the innumerable GIFs littering the crowdfunding campaign, this particular wearable smartphone accessory ticks all of the boxes. At heart, the SOSPENDO …

Used Smartphones

Experiment finds hundreds of ‘dirty photos’ can be recovered from used phones

February 26th, 2016

Every year, thousands if not millions of consumers either sell their old smartphones for cash or trade them in for next-gen devices, whether they be new iPhones, new Samsung Galaxy models, or even new Windows Phone devices. While this set-up between smartphone owners and trade-in companies has been mutually beneficial for years, a new study finds …

How To Cure Smartphone Addiction

What it’s like to completely give up your smartphone for 18 months

February 12th, 2016

Smartphones have become a very big part of our lives over the last decade, but when are they too much of a good thing? All the constant interruptions and notifications drove Jenna Woginrich to distraction, which is why she completely gave up her phone 18 months ago. Writing in The Guardian, Woginrich tells us what it’s been like …

Touchscreen Tech

We may have just been introduced to the future of touchscreens

November 25th, 2015

E Ink screens are fantastic for some applications, but they’re certainly not suitable for smartphones. The low power consumption and great visibility in sunlight are both big checks in the plus column, but things then turn south when you consider what a smartphone experience would be like without vivid colors or high-quality videos and images. LCD …

Best Smartphone Hardware 2015

The 5 coolest smartphone hardware innovations we’ve seen this year

October 29th, 2015

While we often hear that smartphones have gotten “boring,” the truth is that 2015 has been a tremendous year for smartphone hardware innovation. We realized this when Motorola unveiled the new Droid Turbo 2 this week that featured a five-layer display that the company claims is shatterproof. Below we’ll go over the five coolest smartphone …

Smartphone Battery Power Myths Explained

Don’t fall for these smartphone battery myths

October 9th, 2015

You probably think you know several tips and tricks for improving your phone’s battery life… but some of them may be straight-up myths. LifeHacker has written a lengthy article that aims to debunk several key myths about smartphone batteries and it includes some vital information every smartphone user should know.