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iPhone X review: Apple finally knocks it out of the park

The iPhone X is Apple’s most important – and most expensive – new smartphone in four years, bringing with it a significant change to the design, dumping the home button to usher in a full-screen experience. Thankfully, Apple nailed it.<p>After four years of the company recycling the design of the …

Mobile Technology

This Exploding "Zombie Star" Refused to Die and No One Knows Why

When a star more massive than our sun reaches the end of its life cycle, it goes in a spectacular blaze of glory known as a supernova. This explosion …

IBM Ups Pressure on Rivals With Quantum Computer Prototype

International Business Machines Corp. is increasing the pressure on Alphabet Inc.’s Google in the battle to commercialize quantum computing …

Quantum Computing

No Big Bang? Quantum Physicists Discover The Universe Has No Beginning

The universe may have existed forever, according to a new model that applies quantum correction terms to complement Einstein’s theory of general …

Why the Google Pixel is the best Android phone

There's no shortage of great Android phones out there — here at Android Central we're often bouncing between different devices as we review new …

Android News

HTC U Ultra vs. Google Pixel XL

Size<p>The HTC U Ultra is 5-percent taller and wider, and 10-percent thicker than the Google Pixel XL.<p>Weight<p>Weights are very similar.<p>Build<p>HTC is taking …

Physicists Say They've Manipulated 'Pure Nothingness' And Observed The Fallout

In the quantum vacuum, no one can hear you scream.<p>According to quantum mechanics, a vacuum isn't empty at all. It's actually filled with quantum …

Samsung has a new high-end Chromebook with touchscreen and stylus coming soon

Preorder pages spill the beans before official announcement<p>Earlier this summer, rumors of a new Chromebook nicknamed "Kevin" circulated around the web, and yesterday, <i>ChromeUnboxed</i> uncovered the yet-to-be-announced model through a series of retailer listings: the Samsung Chromebook Pro.<p><i>ChromeUnboxed</i> …

MacGyver's Body-Bag Freefall Might Actually Work. Physics Says So

Everyone knows MacGyver. He's the guy who gets out of sticky situations by cobbling stuff together. Here he is in the reboot, maybe four floors up, …

HP Spectre x360 bends over backward to be your next 'mobile everything' laptop

HP updates one of our favorite backflipping laptops with a bigger battery, two more speakers and a new borderless display.<p>There are plenty of reasons to love the current HP Spectre x360: the company borrowed the x360 brand name from its previous fold-back hybrids and added premium features like …

Intel Corporation

Nokia Android phone D1C with 3GB RAM and octa-core processor hits Geekbench

Nokia is gearing up to release Android smartphones after a disappointing innings with Lumia. According to latest reports, Nokia D1C smartphone with …

Smartphone Addiction And How Retailers Are Leveraging It For Profit

Cell phones and smartphones are so ubiquitous in today’s society, we often forget that just a couple decades ago we lived in a world where very few …

Apple Remains Silent As iPhone Touch Disease Spreads Like Wildfire

If you have yet to upgrade to the new Apple iPhone 7 then chances are you are still working with the previous model. There’s nothing wrong with that. …

Genius

Samsung's exploding Galaxy Note 7 saga takes a pause

After word that Note 7 replacement models may also suffer from battery flaws, Samsung said it is "temporarily adjusting" the production schedule to ensure a safer phone.<p>The Galaxy Note 7's days may be numbered.<p>Samsung said Monday it is "temporarily adjusting the Galaxy Note 7 production schedule in …

Galaxy Note

Dual-camera phones are the future of mobile photography

Smartphone cameras can do astounding things nowadays, however they are starting to reach some hard physical limits. There’s only so much you can achieve within the tight constraints of a device that’s 7mm thick, and phone companies are looking for alternative means to keep improving. This spring, …

Latest HTC 10 teaser boasts "best ever" smartphone camera

If you thought that 2016 was heavy with smartphone camera focused marketing material, 2017 looks set to be even more competitive. Samsung has already switched to larger pixel sizes in the Galaxy S7, the G5 has a modular grip for photographers, and the new Huawei P9 wants to revolutionize smartphone …

Phones

4 Tricks to Make Your Android Phone Faster

No one wants a slow phone, but many of us have to settle for one as the hardware grows older, storage space runs out, and the number of bugs add up. …

Marshmallow for the OnePlus One is in final testing

Having clearly missed its first quarter release target, OnePlus One owners have probably become a little concerned about the state of the Android Marshmallow update that they were promised. There’s some sort-of good news today though, as company co-founder Carl Pei has announced that the update is …

OnePlus

What Happens When You Shoot a Golf Ball at a Balloon Filled with Non-Newtonian Fluid?

Non-Newtonian fluids are liquids that are also sort of solid but also sort of neither but also sort of both? They’re very thick liquids or very …

This Swedish Scientist’s Transparent Wood Could Transform Architecture

A new material design innovation has made wood practically invisible. Just watch for splinters.<p>You don’t have to shop at Ikea to see that Sweden is obsessed with wood. Over 57% of the country is covered in upwards of 51 billion trees, and lumber and paper products are one of the country’s biggest …

22 Science Jokes Only Smart People Will Understand

Old statisticians never die. They just get broken down by age and sex.

Jokes

The Science of Memory: How to Effortlessly Boost Your Retention and Recall

There's an easy way to improve your memory, but don't take my word for it - here's the research.<p>Have you ever had trouble remembering names? I know I have. There's nothing more embarrassing than having someone who "knows you" start a conversation while you're running through your mental Rolodex and …

Huawei P9

At a launch event in London today, Huawei has unveiled its latest flagship smartphones – the Huawei P9 and the P9 Plus. The ambitious Chinese manufacturer has its sights firmly set on the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S7 and LG G5 these days, and there’s some quite interesting technology packed into …

Phones

Here's why the iPhone's Night Shift mode is such a big deal

In general, looking at your phone at night is a terrible idea.<p>Smartphone screens emit bright blue light so you can see them even at the sunniest times of day.<p>But at night, your brain gets confused by that light, as it mimics the brightness of the sun. This causes the brain to stop producing …

Social Media

BlackBerry’s first Android is a flop, and we’re not surprised

It seems not even Android can save BlackBerry’s falling hardware business. The Canadian company has confirmed that it sold just 600,000 smartphones …

BlackBerry

Why the new iPad Pro has such a good camera

You might have noticed that the new iPad Pro has a high-performance 12-megapixel camera that can record 4K video.<p>Sure, you can use it to take photos and videos of your family vacation, but that’s not what it’s for.<p>It’s for capturing super-sharp, high-res photos and videos and working with them on …

IPad Pro

Should you upgrade to the Galaxy S7 from the Galaxy S6?

Every time a manufacturer releases a new phone, it has to strike many balances. One of which is deciding between attracting altogether <i>new</i> buyers …

Phones

New iOS 9.3 build that won’t brick your devices released

Apple released iOS 9.3 earlier this week. It offers a lot of solid upgrades, including Night Shift, and we generally recommend that you apply the …

IPad Air

LG G5 is getting an app drawer option after all

You can't talk about the LG G5 without someone bringing up the fact that it's the latest smartphone to eschew the app drawer in favor of a …

Mobile Technology

iOS 9.3 update glitch causes new software to leave older iPhones and iPads unusable

Apple’s new software for iPhones and iPads has left some older models unuseable.<p>The update – released last week – brings with it a raft of new …