Google's newest Pixel has the best camera on any smartphone, and all of Google's latest and greatest features to boot. It's being released exclusively in Australia in partnership with Telstra -- and we finally know how much it'll cost and when you can get one.
Last year, Snapchat became a "camera company," changed its name to Snap, and unveiled its first piece of hardware: camera sunglasses called Spectacles. Today, Snap is evolving yet again. That AR dancing hot dog, the star of its last earnings call, is now officially an $US80 halloween costume available on Amazon.
There's a new app that uses machine learning to mine your camera roll for explicit images. The purpose of the app, Nude, is to file these sensitive photos into a for-your-eyes-only folder, and then help you wipe the pics from your camera roll and iCloud. But algorithms are still not very good at picking up on the nuances of human behaviour -- and after letting Nude troll through my camera roll, I'm not convinced this algorithm has ever seen a naked body.
The Google Pixel 2 has the best camera of any smartphone. This much we already know to be true. It also has an excellent portrait mode for blurring the background in photos, but it doesn't use two camera lenses to do that like the iPhone or Samsung Galaxy Note8. Instead, it uses some very smart software and machine learning, and the minute difference between the pixels in its camera sensor, to simulate blur that looks very nearly as good as a much larger and more expensive digital SLR.
When Apple debuted its new facial recognition unlock system, Face ID, in September, the company faced questions about how it would sidestep the security and bias problems that have undermined similar facial recognition systems in the past. Senator Al Franken was one of the many people curious about how exactly how Apple was going to ensure Face ID's success, and today, Apple responded to a series of questions sent by Franken's office the day after the system was announced.
Perhaps you've been using the same browser since you first unboxed your phone, or perhaps you switch between them on a weekly basis: There are just as many choices for browsers on mobile as there are on desktop and each runs a little differently. Below we've run through every major browser available -- from stalwarts like Chrome and Safari to newer browsers like Puffin.
If you're in the market for a Google Pixel 2 when it comes out on October 31, you're probably in the market for a case too. The pair go together like hand in glove and, just like gloves, there are plenty of options to wrap around your phone to keep it safe. Here are a few of the cases coming out soon for the Pixel 2.
As the fall smartphone season starts to wind down, the number two smartphone maker in the world (it's not Apple anymore) is sending us off with its answer to this year's batch of iPhones, Pixels, and Galaxies with the Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro.
Overnight, Huawei has announced two new phones that it thinks will beat out all comers. The new Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro take on the best of Apple and Samsung and Google with the brightest camera lenses ever, Huawei's slickest design yet and some brand new hardware and software inside. Here's how much they'll cost, and when you can get them in Australia.
After years of floundering, T-Mobile has become a real threat to Verizon and AT&T by offering options that the latter carriers didn't. One of those options was the Mobile Without Borders plan that provided unlimited LTE data when customers travelled to Canada or Mexico. But now, the "Un-carrier" has announced the end of that deal.
Earlier this month, software engineer Christopher Moore discovered that Shenzen, China-based phone manufacturer OnePlus was secretly collecting a trove of data about users without their consent and communicating it to company servers. Moore had routed his OnePlus 2's internet traffic through security tool OWASP ZAP for a holiday hack challenge, but noticed his device was regularly transmitting large amounts of data to a server at open.oneplus.net.
This week, Nikkei reported that the difficulty of producing the 3D sensors that power facial recognition in the highly anticipated iPhone X is leading to manufacturing delays. This could ultimately lead to shortages when pre-orders for the device open on October 27. If it feels like you've heard this story before, that's because you have.
In the year since the Galaxy Note 7 debacle, Samsung has had to work hard to get its business back on track. However, thanks to devices like the Galaxy S8 and the recent Galaxy Note 8 along with thriving component sales, the company is now forecasting record profits, eclipsing even those of its biggest rival, Apple.