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Nubia Just Stuffed the First Active Fan Inside a Smartphone

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Nubia Technology is a one-time subsidiary of ZTE that’s made headlines in the last few years for its line of gaming phones. The company just announced the Red Magic 3. The device has a lot of impressive specs, including a Snapdragon 855 SoC, 12GB of RAM, a 5000mAh battery, 6.65-inch AMOLED display with a 90Hz

DJI Osmo Mobile 2 Gimbal: Making Your Smartphone Video Better

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Somewhat lost in its success in the drone market is DJI’s heritage in camera gimbals. It is part of why their drones do such a good job of photography and videography. But they’ve continued to innovate in more-traditional stabilization and gimbal offerings, including their Osmo family of smartphone stabilizers. I’ve been using the newest, Osmo

Vivo Demos First Smartphone With In-Display Fingerprint Sensor

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. The push to slim down bezels on smartphones has brought us devices with bigger screens in a more manageable footprint, which is great. However, it also means device makers have to get creative with the fingerprint sensor. Some Android OEMs like Samsung and OnePlus have moved their sensor to the back, and Apple just got

First Voice Chat Headset for Nintendo Switch Requires Smartphone, Dongle

You’d think the question of how to connect headsets to game consoles would be a settled issue by now, given that voice chat has been a standard feature of Xbox and PlayStation games for years. Nintendo, however, has never supported such options in the same way. Prior to the Switch, voice chat was implemented on a per-game feature in selected titles. Earlier this year, Nintendo announced that it would use

No one should buy a Pixel smartphone from Verizon

Verizon is the major carrier partner for Google’s Pixel and Pixel XL. But that doesn’t mean it’s your only option for getting a device. Google will also sell Pixels directly from its own storefront — and if you care at all about system updates, unlocked bootloaders, or avoiding crapware, then the Google version of the device is the only one to buy. Granted, Verizon’s predatory business practices and relentless assault on

Samsung will abandon the smartphone market within five years: Analyst

Share This article For the past few years, two companies have accounted for virtually every scrap of profit in the smartphone business: Apple and Samsung. Even this comparison, however, is misleading, since it implies that the two companies split the market more-or-less equally. In reality, Apple captures the overwhelming majority of the profit. Now, one analyst is predicting that slumping sales at Samsung could lead it to abandon the Android

Nintendo announces its first smartphone game, but is it too little too late?

Share This article During a meeting with investors earlier this week, Nintendo unveiled its very first smartphone game. Dubbed “Miitomo,” this free-to-play game lets you use an adorable avatar to interact with your friends without investing in Nintendo hardware. This certainly isn’t the kind of mobile game many of us were hoping for, but can this oddball social game keep this gaming giant relevant in a rapidly evolving market? Unfortunately,

Scientists build smartphone sensors that can detect NO2 air pollution

Share This article A team of researchers from RMIT University’s Center for Advanced Electronics and Sensors have come up with a breakthrough method that equips smartphones with special sensors to detect the amount of nitrogen oxide present in the air. It means that we might soon have accurate environmental data right at our disposal. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), toxic air pollution is the cause of more than

Your smartphone may be ruining your relationship, study says

Wavebreak Media LTD The study, published in the journal Computers in Human Behavior, found that constantly checking your smartphone can be disastrous for your romantic relationship. Smartphones are apparently killing your love life. A new study found that cellphone obsession is, indeed, hurting relationships and making people depressed. Researchers from Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business in Texas set out to determine the effects that “phubbing,” or phone snubbing, has

Red light ‘countdown’ appears on your car’s dashboard via smartphone

Share This article You know how hard it is to look through the windshield and see the light turning from green to yellow and then to red? There’s an app for that now. Connected Signals of Eugene, OR, created an app called EnLighten. It tracks the status of traffic lights in a growing handful of cities, reports how long before the light goes green or red, and suggests based on