The Man Who Gave Us Android Releases the New Essential Phone

The Man Who Gave Us Android Releases the New Essential Phone

00 Watch out Apple and Samsung, there is a new player in the smartphone market. Android creator Andy Rubin has launched his own high-end smartphone product, simply called, The Essential Phone. [Image Source: Essential] Rubin left Google in 2014 to set up his technology investment company, Playground. The Essential smartphone is the first product from the Playground supported firm, Essential. The sleek device predictably runs on the Android operating system and is on sale for $699 USD (£540). The Samsung/Apple saturated smartphone market is notoriously difficult…

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Samsung Galaxy S8 Is Here, but Wait, It Doesn’t Have A Home Button

Samsung Galaxy S8 Is Here, but Wait, It Doesn’t Have A Home Button

00 Samsung’s latest phone attempts to be better, cleaner, and sleeker than its competition. In its launch, the Galaxy S8 and S8+ boast larger screens than its predecessor, the S7 and S7 Edge. However, the phones themselves are smaller. The New Specs The biggest feature of the reveal (both literally and figuratively) is the S8’s screen. The S8 and S8+ have displays measuring 14.7 cm (5.8 in) and 15.7 cm (6.2 in) respectively. [Image Source: Samsung…

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SonicPower: ‘World’s Fastest Wireless Charger’ for Your Phone

SonicPower: ‘World’s Fastest Wireless Charger’ for Your Phone

00 DESTEK’s SonicPower wireless charger claims to be the fastest wireless charger coming to the market. [Image Courtesy of DESTEK] There’s nothing more frustrating for smartphone users than having a battery die during the middle of an important conversation. The only alternatives are carrying around charging cables with you or small recharge batteries. [Image Courtesy of DESTEK] Cables keep you near an outlet and away from the fun. Portable chargers don’t seem to last as…

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Google Launches its First Smartphone

Google Launches its First Smartphone

00 [Image Courtesy of Reuters] Google just launched its new Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones, complete with Google Assistant and virtual reality capabilities. The Pixel and Pixel XL are powered by Snapdragon 821 processors and a new version of Google’s Android software. The software includes capabilities with Daydream virtual reality platform, which Google announced over the summer. Both phones are built by HTC, but Google takes full credit for the design. The Pixel and the…

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Family’s Car Caught Fire Due to Galaxy Note 7 Explosion

Family’s Car Caught Fire Due to Galaxy Note 7 Explosion

00 Bad news keeps surfacing about Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 smartphones. Father of an 8-year-old, Nathan Dornacher and his family found their car had burst into a violent blaze due to their Galaxy Note 7. The Dornacher couple says that they just got back from a yard sale on Labor Day morning in St. Petersburg, Florida. It was a normal day for the family. They bought a desk for their daughter, unloaded it and set it…

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CAT Unveils New Rugged Smartphone with Built in Thermal Imaging

CAT Unveils New Rugged Smartphone with Built in Thermal Imaging

00 CAT recently unveiled a new line of durable smartphones catered to rugged lifestyles. It’s clear. You work long hours and hard concrete floors may as well be your carpets. At the end of the day, the thing that is most important to you is getting the job done. Your smartphone is likely part of your everyday work, so you need it as tough as you to survive the day. Unfortunately, other smartphones just don’t…

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Turkish Phone Repairman Creates Privacy Glasses for his Phone

Turkish Phone Repairman Creates Privacy Glasses for his Phone

00 If you find yourself out in public using your smartphone all the time, then you know the struggle of keeping others from glancing at your personal information. One Turkish phone repairman wanted to fix the issue, so he created a pair of glasses and a special smartphone program that enables only the wearer to see what is on the screen. Say goodbye to worrying about someone looking over your shoulder. [Image Source: Haberturk] Celal…

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New Expanded Memory Case Solves the iPhone’s Biggest Problem

New Expanded Memory Case Solves the iPhone’s Biggest Problem

00 The iPhone-Android debate is one that has been ongoing for years, with users bitter-battering about technological downfalls of the counterpart. One of the leading arguments against iPhone (besides people saying “because it’s an iPhone”) is the lack of internal memory and no room for expansion. However, the argument may become invalid with SanDisk’s new iPhone case that is integrated with built-in storage. Although Apple products are sleek and extremely user-friendly, they insist on selling…

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Google Finally Unveils Their Fully Customizable Smartphone – Project ARA

Google Finally Unveils Their Fully Customizable Smartphone – Project ARA

00 A couple of years ago, there was an idea called phone blocks that proposed a fully customizable smartphone that was designed by the user. For the most part, the idea fell into the depths of the internet, but it was actually bought by Google and secretly worked on for the past few years. Up until now, no one has been able to find information about the project, but Google just released a full product…

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World’s First Universal Magnetic Charging Dock For Any Device

World’s First Universal Magnetic Charging Dock For Any Device

00 Ever since cell phones have existed, there has been the problem of broken charging cables, and cords that are just too short. There is now a solution that will allow you to ditch the cords, and charge your android or iOS device magnetically with ease. The Drop Dock is a charging device that allows you to place a small connector into your phone which will then give you the ability to simply drop your phone…

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