It’s Kind of Brilliant How This Dual-Screen Smartphone Avoids the Notch

2018 may have been a pretty sedate year for phones, with many flagships including the Galaxy S9 and iPhone XS trotting out essentially the same design for a second tour of duty. But as we move closer to 2019, phones like the Oppo Find X and this wonderful, new dual-screen device suggest things could get a lot more interesting real soon. Read More >>

The Samsung Galaxy S9’s Biggest Competition Isn’t the iPhone

This weekend, Samsung finally took the wraps off the rather lovely new S9 and S9+. They have all the headline-grabbing features they need to be top contenders in the smartphone world: huge glorious screens, incredible cameras and benchmark-topping specs — but they have one massive competitor that may just sink them, and it isn't the iPhone. It's the Galaxy S8. Read More >>

You Might Want to Turn Off Instagram’s New, Humiliating ‘Activity Status’

It’s a sickness. Whether it’s repeatedly checking for new likes on a pic or mindlessly scrolling through your feed, Instagram can be a tremendously addictive app. And just in time to help feed your habit, Instagram has instituted a new “activity status” feature that shows you the last time someone was actively using the service. Read More >>

How to Pick the Best Browser For Your Phone

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. Read More >>

LG, This is a Pretty Stupid Way to Leak Your Next Flagship Phone

Hey you out there. Did you know LG is planning on announcing a new flagship phone later this autumn? No? Well apparently neither did a few users on Joeseph Gordon Levitt’s collaborative video site HitRecord, when they started posting videos showing off the Mordred LG V30. Read More >>

All the Sensors in Your Smartphone, and How They Work

Your smartphone is a remarkable feat of engineering. It’s half a dozen or more gadgets packed into a single slab. Much of it’s coolest feats are accomplished with a wide range of sensors — but what are they and what do they all actually do? Read More >>

An Amazon Bot Is Making the Greatest Smartphone Cases 

In what’s either the best art project, the best business move, or both, someone has made what I assume is a bot that’s churning out thousands of unique iPhone cases for sale on Amazon. Pretty much all of them are masterpieces. Read More >>

Barclaycard Wants To Replace Checkouts With Your Phone

No one likes checkout queues, so Barclaycard wants to replace them using your phone. The idea is simple, and not all that new, in that you scan all of your purchases as you shop, using your phone camera, and then press pay at the end when you're done. It's not that different to existing laser scanner system in many supermarkets. Read More >>

It Looks Like Google is Making a Phone Soon

Good news Androidistas! Google is doing a phone, and it’s coming soon. Google will livestream the announcement on its YouTube channel at 17:00 UK time on October 4th, meaning the phone will be a libra, and therefore very balanced. Read More >>

The 9 Best Travel Apps for Exploring Cities

You’ve landed somewhere brand new, and you’re ready to explore the new city, but you have absolutely no idea where to start. This is where your trusty smartphone comes in. There are loads of cool travelling apps you can use to help you find awesome spots around town. Here are 9 of our favourite apps for discovering new places in unfamiliar surroundings, beyond what the more well-known travel guides have to offer. Read More >>

Texting Produces an Entirely New Kind of Brain Wave Pattern

A research team from the US has shown that text messaging changes the rhythm of brain wave patterns in a way that’s never seen before. The discovery shows that smartphones are literally altering the way our minds work. Read More >>

The Foldable Phones Samsung Promised Might Be Available Early Next Year

Last year, Samsung promised us foldable phones, possibly unveiled by this January. That date is clearly long gone, but sources tell Bloomberg that the new launch date could be early 2017, so maybe we won’t have to wait so long to decide if this is something we all actually want. Read More >>

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Queen’s Guitarist Wants You to Use His Plastic Smartphone VR System

Brian May is many things: lead guitarist of Queen, lover of badgers, and astrophysicist. Now, add VR guru to the list, because he’s just announced his very own version of Google Cardboard Read More >>

Eight Ways to Use Your Phone as a Scientific Instrument

Your smartphone already wears a number of hats: camera, MP3 player, and it can even make and receive calls — but with the right set of apps, you can do much more with your handset. Here are eight scientific instruments your phone is capable of transforming into. Read More >>

The Most Important New Smartphone Feature Is a Little Magic Slot

When LG announced its new flagship smartphone, the G5, at Mobile World Congress yesterday, it did something radically different. At the base of the phone, LG built a small slot it might just change everything. Read More >>