15 New Features We’ve Already Spotted in the Android Q Beta

Android Q is here—in an early, beta form—and if you’ve got any generation of Pixel phone on hand then you can give it a test run. We’ve been playing around with the beta edition, and these are the most significant changes we’ve spotted, alongside the new features Google has been trialling. Read More >>

Researchers Found a Way to Extract Detailed Slo-Mo Videos From a Single Blurry Photo

The Phantom high-speed cameras used by YouTube channels like The Slow Mo Guys to capture mesmerising slow-motion footage are obscenely expensive. But soon, thanks to a new technique that can extract slo-mo videos from a single photo, the smartphone in your pocket could outperform even a high-speed camera that costs well over $100,000 (£75,000). Read More >>

Teens and Young Adults Are More Depressed Now Than in the Mid-2000s

Teens and young adults are in the midst of a unique mental health crisis, suggests a new study out Thursday. It found that rates of depressive episodes and serious psychological distress have dramatically risen among these age groups in recent years, while hardly budging or even declining for older age groups. Read More >>

If You Must Use Slack on Your Phone, Why Not Do It in Dark Mode?

For those of us attached to our phones or laptops during all hours of the day, Dark Mode offers a welcome alternative to the searing whiteness that usually greets our eyeballs. It’s the default pretty much everywhere: from documents to search engines and everywhere in between, excluding Slack. Read More >>

Samsung’s New Galaxy Buds Almost Give AirPods a Run for Their Money

Everybody loves to compare the new Samsung Galaxy Buds to Apple’s AirPods. It’s pretty obvious. Samsung and Apple make popular phones, and now both companies have truly wireless earbuds to pair with them. I’ve spent two weeks with the $130 Galaxy Buds. They’re frankly pretty awesome. But are they better than AirPods? That depends on who’s using them. Read More >>

Behind the Hype of Apple’s Plan to End Mining

There are 118 elements on the periodic table. An iPhone contains about 75 of them. Read More >>

Samsung Galaxy S10 Review: An Android Champ to Get Excited About

If the Pixel 3 was Google’s crowning achievement for showing how good a software-first approach to phone design can be, then the Galaxy S10 is a tribute to the hardware gods. Between a new take on the tired notched selfie cam, a redesigned rear camera setup with three different lenses, and incredible battery life, the Galaxy S10 feels like a celebration of smartphone tech sophistication. Read More >>

MWC 2019: Forget 5G Phones – All You Need is a 5G Mod, Says Motorola

When they're not teasing us with foldable phones that cost more than some used cars, phone companies have been spending their time at MWC showing off 5G variants of their phones. Samsung, Huawei, LG, Xiaomi, and others have been at it. Even if they didn't have a phone to announce, they've been promising that they're on the way. But Motorola is thinking differently. It's just developed a 5G mod you can attach to the back of the Moto Z3. Read More >>

MWC 2019: Phone Cases Give us Another Look at the Huawei P30, P30 Pro, and P30 Lite

Remember a while back when we saw renders of the Huawei P30 on a case website? Then when some horrendous renders 'leaked' and showed off something completely different? Well it looks like the first one was right, and we know this because a different case maker had some actual cases on show at MWC. Cases that show off the camera design for the P30, P30 Pro, and the P30 Lite. Read More >>

MWC 2019: This is Our First Glimpse at the OnePlus 7 5G

We know that OnePlus is working on a new phone that people are assuming will be a 5G variant of the OnePlus 7. After all all the 5G phones we've seen so far will be 5G variants, and it makes sense that OnePlus would do something similar. Well the phone itself is a long way off, but OnePlus has been showing off a prototype version at MWC. Read More >>

MWC 2019: Sony Made Some Tallboy Phones and They’re Pretty Awesome

Phones are getting weird again and in just the past couple days, we’ve seen a wildly expensive bendable phone, a phone that can read your palm, and a bug-eyed phone with five cameras on its back. And while Sony’s latest batch of Xperia phones aren’t quite that strange, there’s something undeniably intriguing about Sony’s new handsets. Read More >>

MWC 2019: The LG G8 Will Make You Feel Like a Magician, Sort of

LG’s G series phones have been in a weird spot for a little while. Take the G7 for example. It’s a solid phone, but it’s not quite techy or beautiful enough to keep up with Samsung or Huawei’s flagships. It’s also a bit too expensive to really compete with mid-range handsets like the OnePlus 6 or 6T. So for the G8, LG decided to get spicy by testing out an all-new method of biometric security, while simultaneously trying to revive what was until now a long-abandoned gimmick. Read More >>

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MWC 2019: Alcatel is Doing Foldable Phones Too, and One of Them Looks Pretty Bad [Updated]

Pretty much everyone has a foldable phone these days, and that's not much of an exaggeration. Even Alcatel, the company that you might know as selling dirt-cheap smartphone that most people don't pay much attention to, has one on the way. And it looks horrible. Read More >>

MWC 2019: The 5-Camera Nokia 9 PureView Speaks to the Photographer’s Soul

Rumours have been swirling about a mysterious Nokia phone featuring a bug-eyed multi-lens camera setup on its back for more than six months. Some thought it would get announced at CES, or during the slow time for phones in early Q1, but finally at MWC 2019, the long wait is over. Read More >>

MWC 2019: Xiaomi’s Foldable Phone is Still a Work in Progress

Earlier today Xiaomi held a press conference tied into MWC, which is set to officially begin this coming Monday. On the agenda was the Mi 9, Mi Mix 3 5G, and some fancy LED lightbulbs, but not the foldable phone we saw a video of back in January. A lot of people wondered what was up with that, especially since Huawei went and announced their foldable phone just a few hours later. In turns out it's not ready yet. Read More >>