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Samsung Galaxy S8: release date, price, specs and features

Over the past few years, Samsung has put a much larger focus on smartphone design and software. Thinking back to the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, both of Samsung’s 2015 flagships offered up a premium design and impressive feature set over the ill-conceived Galaxy S5.<p>Samsung Galaxy S7 review<br>• Samsung Galaxy …

Phones

The 20 best smartphones in the world

You may want to look out for the upcoming phones at the end of this list, as they're looking for a spot in our top 20 smartphone ranking.<p>Here's our ranking of the best phones you can buy.<p><i>Note: All prices below indicate how much the phones typically cost without a carrier contract. Prices may vary</i> …

Mobile Technology

20 Web Design Concepts That Will Blow Your Mind

Creating an effective and exciting experience is a crucial part of success of any website design. With HTML5 it is now possible to add dynamic …

UI Design

10 paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free right now

Welcome back from the weekend! We’re going to start your Monday off right by giving you the lowdown on 10 paid iPhone and iPad apps that would …

Apps

Staring at computers at night is frying your brain. Here's one easy fix.

If you are a regular Vox reader, chances are you spend a lot of time looking at LED screens — on your phone, tablet, laptop, desktop, phablet, smartwatch, fitness device, smart appliance, Google Glass, or whatnot. According to the Vision Council, about a third of my generation (X) spends at least …

Google’s new player lets you make your own virtual reality videos and post them to YouTube

Virtual reality has been virtually fiction so far, at least for consumers. At Google’s I/O developer conference today, however, the company may have taken another step toward turning its Cardboard headset into something everyone might actually use.<p>Clay Bavor, a vice president of product management …

Virtual Reality

14 things you didn't know your iPhone headphones could do

Apps

Marketing with Periscope and Meerkat | Stellar Marketing Activity

Baiju, my performance coach just invited me to a meeting. Nothing unusual about that, only he’s in Hertfordshire and I’m in Essex, and the invitation …

Apps

A new Apple TV may debut this June. Did Apple just drop a big hint about it?

Apple has announced that its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (better known as WWDC) will kick off on June 8, giving the company a chance to fill in some of the plans it's already laid out for the future of its devices and software, its music service after the Beats acquisition and -- people …

Smart TV

Apple just dropped a big clue about a major new product coming in June

Apple announced on Tuesday that its annual developer conference, WWDC, would take place June 8-12. And the artwork for the announcement suggests that Apple will be releasing a major overhaul to Apple TV.<p>"I usually don't play the 'let's read into the design of the Apple event announcement' game, but …

Apple

Apple considering how best to add Force Touch to iPhone 6s

Apple is reportedly testing two different designs for incorporating Apple Watch-style Force Touch technology into its next iPhone, according to a new report citing the Taiwanese supply chain.<p>With around five months until the next iPhone is unveiled, Apple is apparently experimenting with different …

iPhone & iPad Apps Gone Free – April 10, 2015

Looking to fill up your iPhone or iPad with free apps? Great apps go free on a regular basis, just like these 31 apps.<p>This apps gone free alert …

YouTube to Video Makers: Join Our Subscription Service or Go Somewhere Else

The world's biggest video site flexes some muscle.<p>YouTube is getting ready to launch an ad-free subscription service. And the world’s largest video site is flexing some muscle to make sure its new product is as big as possible.<p>YouTube is doing that with new rules that will make it difficult for …

Internet

App Deals: Discounted iOS iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Phone Apps

Today's best deals include Run 10K PRO! on iOS, Mass Effect:Infiltrator on Android and Mass Effect:Infiltrator on Windows Phone. Deals end without …

Apps

Apple Stores (And Workers) Get Makeover Ahead Of Apple Watch Launch

This Friday, Apple will debut its much-hyped Apple Watch, allowing prospective buyers a chance to try on a variety of sizes, straps and settings and place a pre-order before the gadget officially hits the market on April 24th.<p>Apple’s head of retail Angela Ahrendts has been working alongside design …

Smartwatches

The Most Powerful Food Combinations

What's more fascinating, however, is that the evolution between eater and eaten might answer the long-held question about why humans live longer, healthier lives on traditional diets. As researchers work to unravel the complexities of the interactions of the foods we eat, try these combinations, …

Sorry Apple: Siri is still lacking in one fundamental way

Siri can do all sorts of things these days. Though it initially could only handle stuff like calls, texts, music, reminders, and directions, it's since improved to become an expert in movies and sports, music recognition (via Shazam), restaurant bookings, and more.<p>And yet, despite its depth of …

Scarlett Johansson

Microsoft just made the iPad an even harder sell

Microsoft unveiled its new Surface tablet-laptop hybrid on Tuesday. It comes with 64GB of storage and 2GB of RAM to start, but the most important distinction between this product and past Surface tablets is its operating system: This computer runs the full version of Windows, including desktop …

IPad Air

The Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge: A new look for Samsung and a new wallet

Image copyright Samsung.We were expecting a major reboot of the Galaxy S line, and that’s what Samsung gave us Sunday night at Mobile World Congress …

Gear & Gadgets

Samsung launches Tizen TVs in home market, plans to power washers and fridges with own OS too

South Korean electronics giant Samsung Electronics Co. has started domestic sales of high-end televisions powered by its Tizen operating system and plans to add washing machines, fridges and other appliances to the range of products that use the software.<p>Samsung said sales of Tizen-powered ultra-HD …

Jimmy Fallon is the best musician you never knew was a musician

The American talk show host Jimmy Fallon finally played yesterday alongside one of his heroes and favorite targets for impersonation (video), Neil Young. It was an indisputably tender moment on <i>The Tonight Show</i>, and one that demonstrated what many of his fans have known for a long time—Jimmy Fallon …

Jay Leno

Apple testing mysterious cars with roof-mounted cameras

Apple appears to be testing a pool of cars near San Francisco that are equipped with powerful camera rigs. A Claycord blog has published photos of a car that CBS affiliate KPIX 5 has confirmed is leased to Apple. The mysterious cars have been spotted a number of times over the past several months …

Autonomous Cars

Samsung Galaxy S5 For Verizon Receives Android 5.0 Lollipop Update

If you own the Samsung Galaxy S5 for Verizon Wireless, then you can upgrade the device to Android 5.0 Lollipop. Android 5.0 Lollipop already started rolling out across Europe, but Verizon Wireless will be the first U.S. based wireless carrier to receive it. This comes as a surprise because Verizon …

Android News

How your iPhone could start your car before you get in it

Apple already has its in-dash operating system CarPlay, which it hopes will make its way into more than 24 million vehicles over the next five years. But if a new patent published today is anything to go by, that’s the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Apple’s hopes for the car-world.<p>What Apple …

9 reasons why iPhones are better than Android phones

But if you're having trouble deciding between iPhone and Android, here are some ways the iPhone trumps Android.

Mobile Technology

Apple Planning to Raise Reported $5 Billion in Bond Sale [Updated]

Apple today filed a prospectus with the Securities and Exchange Commission, hoping to sell $5 billion worth of new debt according to reports.<p>Managed by Goldman Sachs and Deutsche Bank, the offer's monetary specifics haven't yet been revealed by Apple, but the company says the money will be used to …

Sexy new renders show the iPad Pro and 12-inch MacBook Air side-by-side

The Apple Watch might be Cupertino’s most hotly anticipated product, but for my money, the two releases I’m most excited about this year are the 12-inch MacBook Air and the 12-inch iPad Pro. Outside of a few leaked images, though, we still have not seen either of these rumored devices in the …

It’s been 8 years since the iPhone was unveiled. Look how terrible the first one was

It’s eight years to the day since Steve Jobs first revealed the iPhone to the world.<p>It was nothing short of a miracle.<p>Before the iPhone came out, smartphones were clunky devices, half keyboard and half screen.<p>Full websites didn’t run on mobile phones, so companies were forced to build weak, mobile …

Here’s what I learned by trying on almost every single wearable on the market

Yesterday, I tried on 56 wearables. Fifty-six. And, unsurprisingly, most left me wanting more.<p>But, by subjecting myself to a torrent of trackers, Android wrist computers, and even a smart sweatband, I came to a few conclusions that you might find helpful — if you’re buying a wearable, or if you get …