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These 10 Old Wives' Tales Were Proven by Science

Science is a great way to know what's true and what's false, but that doesn't mean that everything that hasn't been scientifically tested is wrong. …

Myths

The 14 Best Bottles of Whiskey Under $25

Affordable whiskey sounds contradictory these days, with some new players on the block charging outrageous prices like $120 for a 2-year-old rye, and …

This Secret Tax Break Could Save You Thousands of Dollars a Year If You Own a Home

If a deferral program sounds tempting, start by searching your state’s treasury office or contacting your local appraisal office to see if there are …

Personal Finance

This is the foldable new iPhone video you've been waiting for

By Robert Jones<p>With us only now weeks away from the new iPhone X range unveiling, a tantalising video showing Apple's much-rumoured foldable iPhone …

iPhone

RED shares official Hydrogen One smartphone porn

Never mind the phone -- check out that lighting.<p>The RED Hydrogen One could be the phone of our bleeding-edge dreams, or it could be too good to be true. It sports an impressive holographic display and it's modular, allowing owners to bolt on accessories as they see fit. The Hydrogen bucks current …

Carbon Fiber

Asus Zenfone 5Z review: The ‘flagship killer’ killer (Updated with video!)

After releasing the well-rounded and aggressively priced Zenfone Max Pro M1 earlier this year, things have been looking up for Asus. Now the company has unveiled its flagship device in India, the Asus Zenfone 5Z.<p>Can this latest device keep the momentum going? Good question.<p>Aimed at mid-range …

Technology

Most wear-resistant metal alloy in the world

A materials science team has engineered a platinum-gold alloy believed to be the most wear-resistant metal in the world. It's 100 times more durable …

The Samsung Note 9 Shows How Important Smartphone Cooling Has Become

Recently, sentiment has been growing that smartphones aren’t as exciting as they used to be, and to a certain extent, that’s true. Smartphones have …

Oppo’s latest phone has the best notch yet

Oppo has announced the F9, a phone with a notch that actually looks pretty great. Seriously, look at it. It’s smaller and less obtrusive than even the Essential Phone’s notch, with a speaker sleekly integrated into the top edge of the phone. It doesn’t require an extra thick on-screen status bar, …

OnePlus 6T mockups show a tiny notch that puts the iPhone X to shame

One of the worst-kept secrets in the smartphone industry is that every OnePlus phone is basically a carbon copy of the Oppo phone that launched …

Don’t Overpay for Liquor: 8 Undervalued Bottles

There’s no easy way to say this, but hard alcohol is getting ever more expensive. Some of my favorites are now favorites of many, many, many other …

Whiskey

2018 iPhones Could Start at $699, May Include Apple Pencil Support, 512GB Storage Option for OLED Models

Apple may introduce its upcoming 6.1-inch LCD iPhone with a starting price of around $699 to $749, according to industry analysis by TrendForce. The pricing strategy is said to be partly a response to lower than expected iPhone sales last year, and partly a result of competition from Chinese brands …

Apple

Add These American Whiskeys to Your Wish List Immediately

What does your whisky cabinet covet—something rare and limited from a faraway land? Something new and exciting that’s locally made? In the world of …

Apple iOS 12 Confirms Existence Of iPhone X Plus

It appears Apple is catching Samsung’s bug. After accidentally including details about its new iPhones in an iOS 12 beta release this week, new digging has found it wasn’t Apple’s only error…<p>Sifting through the code of iOS 12 beta 5, 9to5Mac’s meticulous Guilherme Rambo has found iconography within …

iOS

Google Pixel 3 XL's key design features seen in case leak

Given the rumors, reports and generally predictable release patterns of flagship smartphones, it's likely we'll be furnished with Google's third-gen …

Sony unveils world's first 48-megapixel smartphone sensor

"Quad-bayer" chip delivers both high resolution and low-light sensitivity.<p>Is it best to have a high-resolution smartphone camera or a lower-resolution one with better light sensitivity? Sony says you can have both with its latest stacked CMOS image sensor. The IMX586 has the "industry's highest …

Cameras

Leak shows Samsung's Galaxy Note 9 from all angles

Samsung won't have much to reveal at its Unpacked event on Aug. 9, where the Galaxy Note 9 is widely expected to be announced.<p>Thanks to a new leak …

Samsung will reportedly launch foldable-screen phone in early 2019

It would fold like a wallet... and might carry a steep price tag.<p>Samsung has been teasing the prospect of a foldable-screen smartphone for years, and even hoped to launch one this year. Now, however, it looks like that pipe dream might become a reality... if a little later than expected. <i>Wall Street</i> …

Galaxy Note

Think Android phones are all the same? Here are 8 that do things differently

We have written a lot recently about the seeming uniformity of current smartphones and how this can lead to a lack of excitement for new models. However, it doesn’t take much to look beyond the mainstream and into a world of phones with interesting designs, niche features, and unique hardware. This …

Galaxy S9 killer: Here’s what my perfect smartphone looks like

I’m buying a new smartphone, and even though I’m willing to spend up to a grand to get it, I’ll still have to make compromises. I love the design of the Mate 10 Pro but hate Huawei’s EMUI skin that sits on top of Android. The OnePlus 6 features a superior skin but has that stupid notch and lacks …

The 15th-anniversary Infobar is a beautiful Japanese Android feature phone

I’ve waxed lyrical over KDDI’s gorgeous, Japan-exclusive Infobar series of phones in <i>The Verge</i>’s figurative pages before, and the first model in three years was just announced: this is the Infobar XV. As the name alludes to, it’s actually an anniversary phone, celebrating a decade and a half since …

iPhone 9 Debuts Apple's New LCD Display Bezel Technology

The great thing about Apple’s upcoming 2018 iPhones is the most exciting model is also the cheapest. In fact, there was only one obvious problem to this iPhone: the inherent design limitation. That is, until now…<p>In a new report, DigiTimes reveals the so-called ‘budget iPhone X’ will not have the …

Whoa! Meet the future phones that fold up, have 9 cameras, and charge over thin air

Lately, our smartphones all look alike. So this tech columnist hunted in labs, start-ups, and China's thriving phone scene to find what's next for …

More Phones Need the Moto Z3 Play’s Side Fingerprint Reader

I’ve spent the last handful of days with the new Moto Z3 Play, and while I’m certainly a fan of the phone already, there is one particular design …

Pixel 3 factory CAD renders give 360-degree look at what might be Google's next phones

Every passing day (and new Android P build) brings us a bit closer to Google's next Pixel. Earlier this month we got to see a few photos of what …

Best Android phone 2018: smartphones from Google, Huawei, Samsung, LG, Nokia, OnePlus, and more

By David Nield<p>You want to know what the best Android phones of 2018 are, and we're here to tell you – these are our picks for the very best handsets …

Phones

LG V40 may get five cameras and an answer to iPhone X's Face ID

Perhaps a two-camera setup isn't enough to make a flagship phone stand out in 2018. Now LG is said to be releasing a phone with five cameras.<p>The LG V40 will reportedly come with three cameras on the back and two on the front, according to Android Police. The report says that the dual-camera front …

Google invests in OS that will put its Assistant on feature phones

The partnership with KaiOS gives Google access to a booming market.<p>Google has just invested $22 million in KaiOS, the company that built an app-packed operating system for feature phones. The move, which gives Google access to previously-untapped markets, will see KaiOS integrate Google services …

10 best cheap smartphones 2018: affordable phones to suit any budget

By Robert Jones<p>If you're looking for the best cheap mobile phone, you've come to the right place. Welcome to T3's line-up of the very best cheap …

Google Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL leak out in new renders showing off the speakers, notch, and cameras

After some growing pains with the Pixel 2 and especially the Pixel 2 XL, we’re expecting a lot to come from Google’s Pixel 3 family of smartphones. We’ve already seen quite a few leaks of the device, but today, a handful of renders are showing off the design a bit more in-depth…<p>The best gifts for …

Google Pixel