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The Best Place To Unbox Any Waterproof Phone Is Underwater (Of Course)

Sony’s newest flagship the Xperia Z3 carries on the handset’s most notable and widely praised feature. It’s completely waterproof. So the unboxing experts at Carphone Warehouse decided to get their first look at the new Z3 in its natural habitat — completely submerged underwater.


Beartooth Radio Turns Your Smartphone Into A Walkie-Talkie

Smartphones are becoming increasingly popular amongst backcountry types, as a decent option for communication when the shit hits the fan. However, if you just want to chat to your partner a mile away, you still need a two-way radio — or at least you did.


Sony's Rumoured QX1 Lens Could Turn Your Smartphone Into A DSLR

That camera breakdown above is reportedly Sony’s new ILCE-QX1 lens camera system. Originally leaked by the Xperia Blog, this lens is the next evolution in Sony’s determination to transform your smartphone lens into a more professional grade shooter.


This App Lets You Create Custom Shoes With Your Own Photos

Last Friday, Adidas introduced a new app called #miZXFLUX. A novel little iOS and Android app that lets you create custom shoes from your own photography. Finally, I can give all my friends the perfect pair of kicks with my beautiful face all over them.


You May Finally Be Able To Buy A OnePlus One Smartphone In October

OnePlus One is the best smartphone you can’t buy. Ok, that’s not necessarily true, it’s just really, really hard. It all comes down to invites, which the company gives out during occasional raffles or online contests, that allow lucky winners to then buy the phone.


App Turns Your Phone's Camera Into A Jaundice-Detecting Paediatrician

Infant jaundice, where a baby’s liver can’t remove blood toxins, is potentially fatal. Doctors recognise it as an unusual yellow hue in a baby’s skin and eyes, but what if you’re a nervous parent far from a pediatrician? This experimental app turns your phone’s camera into a doctor’s trained eye.


Report: Apple Might Finally Embrace NFC With iPhone 6

After years of ignoring the promise of NFC, Apple may finally be ready to take the plunge — and one of its major applications may include mobile payments. Sources familiar with Apple’s new payment plan spoke with Wired saying that the feature will be included in the new iPhone 6 when it is revealed on September 9.


Our Favourite Android, iOS, And Windows Phone Apps Of The Week

Y’all must’ve been good little smartphone users, because Appaclaus brought a giant bag of new Android, iOS, and Windows Phone apps for you this week. Why is there an app-focused Santa, and why does he visit randomly in the middle of August? Nobody knows. Quit asking and start downloading!


Tesla Owners Will Be Able To Start Their Cars With Only An iPhone

Tesla’s Model S is so technologically advanced, it gets software updates the way your old-fashioned car gets oil changes. And rumour has it the newest update will let iPhone-using Tesla owners forget their car keys forever: The car will soon recognise the owner’s phone to start the car.


Skype Just Fixed The Single Most Annoying Thing About Notifications

Skype just announced a great new feature that should be part of every single app, plugin or digital service you use: When you’re actively Skyping, the app’s notifications will only go to the device you’re currently using. Why didn’t this kind of setup become a universal standard, like, five years ago?


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