privacy
Taser Wants to Turn Smartphone Users Into a Snitch Network 

On Thursday, The Intercept published a leaked survey in which body camera manufacturer Axon (the company formerly known as Taser) discussed a new software platform permitting citizens to submit their own photo and video evidence to its private cloud storage property, Evidence.com. Read More >>

smartphones
EE Rolls Out Enhanced HD Voice Calling to iPhone 8 Users, With Others to Follow

EE, the phone network that likes to be first with new stuff, has today announced "Enhanced HD Voice", which, as the name suggests, is voice calling enhanced with HD. Read More >>

samsung
That Annoying Bixby Button on your S8 Can Finally be Disabled

When Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S8, it also unveiled Bixby - its very own answer to Siri. The handset had a built-in button especially for calling upon Bixby, and Samsung was adamant that you weren't going to use that button for anything else. Read More >>

VR
Ever Wanted to Meet a Famous 17th-Century Painter? Oculus Gear VR Has You Covered

No matter how hard you wish upon that star, you're never going to meet one Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn — or simply 'Rembrandt', as the kidz like to call him. That's mainly because the legendary Dutch artist died in 1669. Don't be too glum though, because thanks to Oculus Gear VR, you can now meet the famous painter in the reality-augmented flesh. Read More >>

google
5 Things Google Needs to Do to Make the Pixel 2 Great

Now that Apple has officially announced its new iPhone 8 and iPhone X, it’s Google’s turn to try to wow the world with what it thinks is the future of smartphones. And even though last year’s Pixel was a success in many ways, there are still a number of improvements I’d like to see on the Pixel 2 (or whatever Google calls it) when it’s expected to be announced on 4 October. Read More >>

samsung
Samsung’s Flexible Flip Phone Might Be Coming Next Year

Sometimes a new gadget is just really cool-looking. It hits all the right aesthetic notes, boasts a flashy new technology and looks like something you want. But whether it’s something you need—or will be willing to empty out your wallet for—is another matter entirely. Read More >>

gadgets
Qualcomm Tries to Look Cool Ahead of Apple Day and Fails

Unless they’re trying to intentionally bury some news, most tech companies know by now to get out of the way whenever Apple hosts an event. However, it seems Qualcomm was feeling a little lonely and maybe a bit unloved, so it decided to go ahead and publish a blog post listing all sorts of “Android firsts” today, which we can only guess was an effort to remind people that Qualcomm still exists. Read More >>

technology
Finally, A Lithium-Ion Battery That Definitely, Positively, Absolutely Won’t Explode

For the first time, researchers say they have made a lithium-ion battery that uses a water-salt solution as its electrolyte and can reach the voltage needed to power household electronics and it doesn't come with the fire and the explosions and the arrgghh that is a risk with "some commercially available non-aqueous lithium-ion batteries". Read More >>

networks
EE is Switching Off Some of its 2G Airwaves and Using Them to Make 4G Stronger

EE has announced this morning that its current 2G airwaves will be upgraded into 4G, giving their network an even bigger and faster reach. Read More >>

smartphones
The Phone Repairs You Probably Shouldn’t Try At Home

Having a broken phone is not a situation you want to be in for long but there’s always the question of whether to stump up the cash for a professional repair or have a go at fixing it yourself (assuming you’ve no insurance or warranty coverage). This should be your guide for deciding when to tackle some DIY repairs and when to leave it to the experts. Read More >>

uber
After Gruelling CEO Search, Some Uber Staff Have Started a Positivity Campaign

Employees at Uber, which has survived at long last a back-breaking search for a new CEO after its former chief Travis Kalanick resigned earlier this year, are trying to raise other staffers’ spirits with a positive newsletter. Read More >>

apple
Apple Has Leaked iOS 11 and It Looks Like We’re Getting an ‘iPhone X’

Surprise! The Golden Master build of iOS 11 leaked online Friday night, with users spreading links to the software on Reddit. It’s full of details about the upcoming line of products being teased for the company’s September 12 event, including that Apple appears poised to skip releasing a 7S line entirely and move directly to the iPhone 8. Read More >>

gadgets
RED’s First Smartphone Still Looks Like a Fake Star Trek Prop

RED, the maker of super high quality cameras that probably cost more than your car, has been working on an equally ambitious phone with some of the most far out tech any company has ever tried to put on a handset. Yesterday CEO Jim Jannard took to the RED camera forums to give more details on the sci-fi sounding holographic display, and to announce a partnership with Leia Inc., “the leading provider of lightfield holographic display solutions for mobile.” Read More >>

IFA 2017
All the Biggest and Best News From IFA 2017

This year's IFA has hit Berlin and with it, has brought brought loads of lovely, shiny new tech news with it. Being one of the biggest tech shows out there — this year has over 1,800 individual exhibitors — there's a lot of new stuff being announced. Read More >>

smartphones
LG’s New V30 Looks Like One Hell of a Phone

Hot on the heels of the Galaxy Note8, LG's own new V30 looks to be the strongest competition that Samsung has ever had. A massive 6-inch display, dual rear cameras — including the brightest camera ever on a phone — and some serious hi-res audio chops should make for one hell of a high-end Android phone. Read More >>