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A brief recent history of Apple’s product swerves

 Apple did not make the first personal computer, nor the first tablet computer, nor the first smartphone. Measuring it against what comes first is — to paraphrase Steve Jobs — a boneheaded way of looking at the company… Read More

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Natasha Lomas

September 16th

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Android newbie HMD’s Nokia 8 flagship lets you livestream ‘frontbacks’

 Rebooting the venerable Nokia smartphone brand has not been a rush job for HMD Global, the Foxconn-backed company set up for the purpose of licensing the Nokia name to try to revive the brand’s fortunes on smartphones. But after starting with basic and mid-tier phones, it’s finally outted a flagship Android handset. Read More

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Natasha Lomas

August 17th

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Mobile

Why the smartphone era is causing a mental health crisis in teens

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The number of ways in which the smartphone has made our lives easier is vast. Whether it's using Shazam to identify a song on the radio or having a sophisticated camera at the ready 24/7, the smartphone era ushered in by the iPhone has fundamentally changed the way the world uses and interacts not only with technology, but also with each other. While there are no shortage of examples which illustrate how the smartphone has improved our lives, a more interesting and novel thought experiment would have us explore some of the more detrimental side effects associated with our collective addiction to smartphones and society's unending need to constantly stay connected.

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Yoni Heisler

August 6th

Apple

Mobile

Fairphone ends support for first repairable-by-design smartphone

 Fairphone, the European mobile phone maker and social enterprise that has made it its mission is to build and sell fairer smartphone hardware, has announced it is ending support for its first handset, the Fairphone 1.  Read More

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Natasha Lomas

July 24th

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Study shows your smartphone makes you dumber, even when you’re not using it

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Smartphones have been hailed as world-changing gadgets that provide humanity with a constant connection to the rest of the world, and all the knowledge it has to offer. But what if they're actually hindering us? We've all felt the unbearable itch to check in on social media, flip through a couple of new Snapchat pics, or play just five more minutes of our favorite mobile games, and now a new study reveals that the ever-present temptation that smartphones create is actually reducing our brainpower, even if we refuse to give in.

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Mike Wehner

June 27th

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LG reports ~10% sales bump in Q1, mobile revenues up 4% QoQ, 2% YoY

 LG Electronics has posted its Q1 2017 results, which show a nearly 10 per cent year-over-year jump in revenue. The electronics maker is reporting KRW 14.66 trillion ($12.70BN) in revenue, an increase of 9.7 per cent from the same period last year. Read More

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Natasha Lomas

April 27th

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Mobile

Revolar, the personal safety button, can get you out of tight spots

 A new hardware/app device called Revolar aims to make it safe to walk the streets. This tiny button will notify your friends and family if you’re scared, the authorities if you’re in trouble, and will even simulate a phone call if you need to get out of a sticky situation. It works with iOs and Android and ships in May. The idea for Revolar came about when co-foudner Jacqueline… Read More

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John Biggs

April 24th

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Samsung Galaxy S8 Review: The Prettiest Phone Wins

With the exploding Note 7 battery fiasco, Samsung inadvertently did something that’s increasingly difficult these days: It made smartphones interesting for a flickering moment. Super interesting in fact. Besides the intrigue of the mournful saga of Note 7, whose embarrassing recall cost the company billions, Samsung…

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Mario Aguilar

April 21st

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Android co-founder’s new smartphone confirmed to run Android

 The new smartphone from Andy Rubin, which will be the debut product of his new company Essential, will indeed run Android for its operating system. It looked that way from the tiny peek at the corner we got from Rubin’s tweet earlier this week, but now Google’s Eric Schmidt has confirmed it’ll be one of a few “phenomenal new choices for Android users coming very… Read More

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Darrell Etherington

March 29th

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Facebook opens up 360-degree live streaming to all

 Facebook just made live streaming 360-degree video relatively easy, provided you have the equipment to capture the content. Users of devices like the new 2017 model Gear 360 just announced at the S8 smartphone launch, or the Insta360 Nano (for iPhone) and Air (for Android), or a host of higher-end models designed for pros, you can go live and broadcast an immersive feed for your audience.… Read More

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Darrell Etherington

March 29th

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