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Amazon Fire Phone Teardown: So Many Cameras In Such A Small Space

The Amazon Fire Phone’s tricks are pretty sophisticated, even if they’re never really put to good use. And its innards are complicated to match, according to a teardown by iFixit. But damned if they aren’t pretty to look at.


Motorola's Digital Tattoo Unlocks The Moto X With A Tap

That blotch on the man’s arm there isn’t a bruise from where he was restrained by the police last night — it’s a digital tattoo. A thin electronic film that sticks on and lets you securely unlock your phone with a tap of your arm, neck or wherever you stick it, using NFC.


Amazon Fire Phone Review: A Shaky First Step

After years of rumours, Amazon’s first smartphone is finally, finally here. It’s unique, it’s can be fun, it’s a pretty decent phone. And you can do better.


The Phones On Air Force One Look Like Iron Man Accessories

Despite Harrison Ford’s best attempts to enlighten us, Air Force One remains a mysterious place. Pretty much the only time you get to see the inside of the president’s awesome aeroplane is when the White House photographer offers a peek. Ever notice how weird the phones look?


One Way Android Fragmentation Isn't As Bad As You Think

Making apps for Android can seem kind of messy because of the big scary F-word: Fragmentation. It’s part of why Tim Cook might call Android a “toxic hellstew” on stage. But the dirty little secret? It’s really not that bad, at least when it comes to screen size.


Your Next Smartphone Could Have Blisteringly Fast Wi-Fi

How fast your phone can scream along on Wi-Fi doesn’t just depend on your internet speed; you also need a killer connection from your router to the device in your hand. A new acquisition by Qualcomm means the tech in question could be in your next phone.


OnePlus One Review: An Unbelievably Fantastic Smartphone

Maybe you’ve heard of the OnePlus One. It’s the self-styled “flagship killer” aiming to swoop in from China and beat the Nexus 5 at its own affordability game. That’s a tall order, but the OnePlus One fills it. It’s so dirt cheap, and so incredible, that it’s damn near unbelievable.


Everything Google Didn't Announce At I/O

They keynote at Google’s big developer conference is over, and in its three hours(!) we found out about AndroidTV, Android Auto and the next big release of Android for your phone. But there was also a lot of rumoured stuff that Google didn’t announce. Here’s what was missing, and our best guesses at why.


How Amazon's Fire Phone Compares To Its Toughest Competition

Amazon’s long-rumoured Fire Phone is finally here, folks! It has a crazy face-tracking 3D display that knows the position of your head at all times and a scanner that identifies (and helps you buy) just about anything. But funky features aside, how does The Everything Store’s phone stack up to the major competition? Let’s find out.


Do You Ever Snoop On Friends' Phones?

If you’ve ever disabled the PIN on your lock screen (hi, hello), or lent your phone to someone, you know the feeling. Oh shit I left my phone in there with them! I hope I don’t have anything embarrassing on there. Shit, did I leave that tab open? It’s OK. I can trust them, right? Can I trust you? Time to fess up.