smartphones

Are There Any Non-Terrible iPhone 6 Plus Cases?

Obviously, discounting the master stroke you see above, there are a lot of pretty horrible cases out there. In fact, some would even go so far as to say that the entire genre is inherently flawed. But in reality iPhones scratch far too easy — having a case is a necessary evil. Which is why we ask you, dear readers, is there anything halfway decent out there to cover our coming crop of new toys?


MIT Made A Smartphone Control A Computer With A Simple Touch

Have you ever held your smartphone up to your laptop screen and thought about how cool it would be if the two devices could work together, physically? Well, now, thanks to a team from the MIT Media Lab, they can. New software lets you use your smartphone as an extra interface for a computer, and it looks awesome.


This Is How You Fly 200,000 iPhones From China To The US

If you’re hoping for a new iPhone 6 or 6 Plus and haven’t nailed yours down yet, you’re effectively screwed for the time being. But if you were one of the lucky 4 million buyers, there’s a decent-ish chance your shiny new toy is in the photo above, where it just flew across the Pacific, boarded up with more than 195,000 of its brethren. That is one hell of a cargo.


Your iPhone Houses All These Chemical Reactions Every Single Day

Other than the times we notice our battery bars inching towards the red or our screens go silent, we usually don’t think too about how it is our phones actually function. But as a new video from the Reaction YouTube channel shows, there’s a whole host of complex chemical reactions going on both during production and on a daily basis to keep our phones functioning.


Panasonic CM1: A One-Inch Image Sensor Crammed Into An Android Phone

Amongst Panasonic’s big announcements the Photokina show in Germany came a whopper of a surprise. The Panasonic CM1 is a 4.7-inch Android smartphone with a 20-megapixel one-inch image sensor. This could be the best smartphone camera of all time.


Moto X (2014) Review: Still The Android Phone For Everyone

The original Moto X, which debuted last year, was a different breed of smartphone. Rather than trying to build a beast with the best screen and the most horsepower, Motorola focused on the user experience above all else. The result was a phone that was so intelligent and comfortable to use that it almost didn’t matter that it was out-gunned in a lot of ways. Well, the 2014 model is here. Not only does it retain that same sublime user experience, it comes out guns blazing.


A Smartphone Sidewalk Pops Up On A Busy Street In China

Back in mid-July, a two-way walking lane appeared in Washington, D.C. One side was a dedicated path for smartphone users and the other for people not hunched over their devices. It wasn’t put there by the city, but was part of the National Geographic behavioural science show Mind Over Masses. However, one city in China doesn’t think it’s such a bad idea.


This Universal Mount Will Let You Use Any Phone On Your Handlebars

Mounting your phone on your handlebars isn’t a new idea, but this little piece of silicon, known as Finn, is the neatest solution we’ve seen: it simply stretches over your bars and will hold a phone of pretty much any size.


11 Wildly Creepy Things People Have Done To Snoop On Smartphones

We’ve all felt the urge to snoop through our loved ones’ phones before — and sometimes that itch is just too strong to resist. For some people, though, that gentle itch is more like a knife wound. And the lengths they will go to for a peek are astounding in the creepiest possible ways.


This Compact Portable Charger Revives Your Phone With Four AA Batteries

A portable charger can bring your dead smartphone back to life if you forget to plug it in overnight, but what if you forget to charge the charger too? That’s not an issue with the tiny Oivo since it splits in half to accommodate four readily-available AA batteries that have enough charge to completely bring an iPhone back from the dead.


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