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An iPhone is the most prominent sign of wealth in the United States

A University of Chicago whitepaper finds that owning an iPhone is the most common sign of exhibiting wealth for people in the United States.<p>In the …

University of Chicago

Cheap iPhones are luring away Android loyalists in droves

Apple is the only smartphone vendor in the world that can sell boatloads of iPhones every year, and new research shows that plenty of new iPhone …

Mobile Technology

Apple's New iPhone Advantage Over Android Is Confirmed

TSMC has started production of the next generation of chips destined to power the new iPhones that will be announced later this year by Tim Cook and his team. The presumptively named A12 chip will use TSMC’s 7nm fabrication process, and offer the iOS handset better power management and increased …

Tim Cook

Samsung's cancelled 'Project V' foldable phone from years ago shows up in leaked photos

Recently, ZTE's foldable Axon M made a bit of a wave by being released with not one, but two 5.2" 1080p displays. It was a bold move, but it …

Phones

iOS 12 is more evidence you should buy an iPhone, not an Android phone

If on September 20, 2013, you walked into an Apple Store and purchased a brand-new iPhone 5S, and have kept using it ever since, later this year you …

iPhone

iOS 12 is more evidence you should buy an iPhone, not an Android phone

If on September 20, 2013, you walked into an Apple Store and purchased a brand-new iPhone 5S, and have kept using it ever since, later this year you will be able to upgrade the software to iOS 12. The iPhone 5S launched with iOS 7 that year, has since been discontinued, and yet will still receive …

F.B.I.’s Urgent Request: Reboot Your Router to Stop Russia-Linked Malware

Hoping to thwart a sophisticated malware system linked to Russia that has infected hundreds of thousands of internet routers, the F.B.I. has made an urgent request to anybody with one of the devices: Turn it off, and then turn it back on.<p>The malware is capable of blocking web traffic, collecting …

Cybersecurity

Google has a BS excuse for copying the iPhone X’s gestures

Google unpacked most of the new features in Android P at Google I/O 2018 earlier this week, revealing in the process that it copied yet another …

Samsung is about to copy Apple in an entirely new way

I’m still surprised that, in more than 10 years of iPhone, none of Apple’s rivals have copied its iPhone sales strategy. Not even Samsung, which is …

I accidentally ran over the Samsung Galaxy S9 with my car – and it's still as good as new

In case you were wondering, the Galaxy S9 Plus housed inside the $30 Incipio Dualpro case, can survive the weight of a Subaru Outback.<p>You don't need to know <i>how</i> it happened. It was a simple example of human error. All you need to know is that I accidentally ran over the Business Insider office's …

Why Apple’s ready for the folding phone and Android isn’t

The folding smart mobile device is coming – there’s no stopping it. We’ve seen concepts and prototypes, we’ve read the patents and considered the …

folding

Apple’s new iPhones are going to absolutely pummel Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Note 9

Samsung’s just-released Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ flagship phones are the two most powerful handsets the company has ever built. They’re fast, they …

How to Make Your Home Look (and Smell!) Pet-Free

Even the most die-hard pet lover doesn't love the telltale signs of a pet-filled home. The hair, the stains, the smells…cleaning up after your fur …

It looks like Google is getting ready to copy the iPhone again

Apple’s plans for iOS 12 have just been leaked, but so have Google’s. Apple is looking to improve the overall quality of its yearly software …

Qualcomm is dying to tell you how fast the Galaxy S9 is – but don’t compare it to the iPhone X

There are a flurry of reports on Monday morning detailing extensive benchmarks for the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 mobile platform, the chip that will …

The Galaxy Note 8 is the best Android phone for iPhone converts

Whether it be you or someone you know, switching from the iPhone to an Android phone can sometimes be a pain. The stark differences in the operating …

Hackers Get Linux Running On Switch And Claim Nintendo Can't Patch The Exploit

Holy snap, I hope piracy doesn't take off with the Switch.<p>There may be trouble ahead...<p>@Findonovan95 The more successful a console is, the more …

How to make any Android phone feel as fast as an iPhone

In its early days, Android was a slow and buggy mobile platform. Even the most powerful smartphones that were released each year would experience …

The sad state of Android: Google removed over 700,000 bad apps last year

Google just released a security update on its Android blog in which it reveals how it fought bad apps this year, revealing it combined new machine …

Nintendo’s Switch took just 10 months to outsell the Wii U

Nintendo’s Switch has only been on sale for 10 months but already it has outsold its predecessor, the Wii U, the flop that heralded Nintendo’s first step into hybrid gaming.<p>The Japanese tech giant shifted a little over 13.5 million Wii U consoles across its entire lifecycle, and today Nintendo …

Rumor: Microsoft considering acquisition of EA, Valve, or PUBG Corp

Rumors of massive acquisitions surface all the time, so take this with a heavy pinch of salt. Citing an anonymous source close to Microsoft, Polygon …

The Nintendo Switch Has Likely Outsold The Wii U In Just 10 Months

Nintendo predicted this would happen, and it seems likely it may be a reality; the Switch has almost certainly outsold the entire four year lifespan of the Wii U in its first year. In its first ten months, to be specific.<p>While Nintendo will not officially release this information for a little while …

Mamma mia! Nintendo sold 1.5 million Switch systems across the US in December

You know, I'm starting to think this Switch doo-hickey might be catching on.<p>Two weeks after Nintendo announced the Switch is the fastest selling …

Oh look, there’s something else Samsung’s Galaxy S9 and Note 9 will copy from the iPhone

Samsung will release three exciting Android flagships this year, including the Galaxy S9/S9+ and Galaxy Note 9. But it still feels like Samsung is …

Of course Samsung is studying ways to copy the iPhone X’s design

The iPhone X’s ugly notch is a necessary compromise between design and functionality. Until Apple finds a way to hide all the front-facing cameras, …

Nintendo's Track Record With Direct Broadcasts Points to Another One Happening Very Soon

Very interesting. Of course I'd gladly welcome another direct.<p>Not getting any new info on Yoshi seemed odd to me. Already hyped for another Direct.<p>I …

Gaming

Android makers want to copy the iPhone X’s Face ID, but it’s not that easy

As soon as the iPhone X became official, various reports said that Android device makers will be quick to steal one its signature features, the 3D …

This is probably the worst reason to have your iPhone X replaced

The only problem that plagued the iPhone X launch was stock availability. The phone was sold out through Christmas, although shipping times improved …

Groundbreaking invention can restore old lithium batteries to 95% capacity

One of the biggest stories in consumer electronics right now is Apple’s secret throttling of older iPhone models with aging batteries. The company …

Electric Vehicles