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How The Boss Baby Beat Beauty and the Beast at the Box Office

The animated movie with Trumpian undertones knocked the Disney juggernaut off its pedestal.<p><i>Beauty and the Beast</i> might be setting box-office records, but it’s no longer No. 1 in domestic receipts. That honor this weekend went to a new, pint-sized hero—<i>The Boss Baby</i>, the DreamWorks animated film …

Box Office

'Get Out' Surpasses $150 Million at the Box Office

Proof that this film is truly revolutionary.<p>Jordan Peele's revolutionary horror film <i>Get Out</i> just hit a major box office benchmark – and broke a huge record in the process. According to <i>Forbes</i>, the movie has now earned over $150 million at the domestic box office, making it the highest-grossing debut …

Box Office: Five Reasons Scarlett Johansson's 'Ghost In The Shell' Bombed In America

<i>Ghost in the Shell</i> is something of a box-office disaster. The Scarlett Johansson star vehicle opened with just $19 million over its debut weekend. Barring a fluke, the 3D/IMAX/PG-13 would-be tentpole will end up earning just over/under the $43m that <i>Lucy</i> made on its opening weekend despite the Luc …

Movies

Stormzy Drops an Icy New Video For “Cold”

London grime don Stormzy just released the visuals for “Cold” – and naturally, he’s iced out in adidas as snow falls in a fluorescent lit space and …

The affordable phone with the same specs as Samsung’s Galaxy S7 now costs less than $300

Late last month, we told you about a fantastic Android phone you can buy contract-free for just $350, and it packs specs that are nearly identical to …

Mobile Technology

Credible-sounding Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ prices and colors rumored in Europe

Aaaand we’re back to discussing possible price points, as well as <i>some</i> prospective colors for the fast-approaching-but-not-quite-here Samsung Galaxy …

Phones

The Galaxy C5 Pro slides into China for $362

Samsung’s commitment to upkeeping its lower-end models is ever strong, though this time around, it was quite silent.<p>The Galaxy C5 Pro launched in …

Phones

Samsung makes Galaxy A7 (2017) in India official along with Galaxy A5 (2017)

The world of Samsung mid-rangers is a wide swath, ranging from dirt-cheap to pretty much premium flagship. Unlike the release we just saw in China, …

Nokia 8 Rumor Suggests Snapdragon 835 Processor, Metal Unibody Design And 2 Different Sizes

Nokia is rumored to launch a flagship smartphone this coming June and the handset is said to come in two sizes. One thing that both models will …

Review: Samsung Chromebook Plus has a display and build worthy of Android apps [Video]

Over the past year, Chrome OS has evolved in huge ways, but most drastically with the addition of Android apps. The matching hardware, conversely, hasn’t changed that much. We’ve had some Chromebooks like the Acer R13 which nailed the 2-in-1 form factor, but nothing we’d call revolutionary.<p>That …

Consumer Tech

Is TCL becoming the new Samsung in smartphones?

TCL, the parent of the perhaps better known Alcatel, is an interesting company to watch these days. Dating back to last year TCL has made some really …

Android 7.0 Nougat reportedly heads out for European Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge

While it certainly was nerve-racking to wait for the first shred of official news on Nougat updates for Samsung’s Galaxy S6 family until January, …

Android News

Google Assistant in Full Rollout Now, Here are Some Tips to Get...

Last week, Google Assistant started a slow rollout to all devices running Nougat and Marshmallow. Over the past several days, we’ve seen a number of …

EU court upholds cathode ray tube cartel fines on Samsung SDI | Reuters

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union’s top court upheld fines of 150.8 million euros ($159.1 million) imposed on Korea’s Samsung SDI and subsidiaries for participating in cartels to fix the prices of cathode ray tubes used in televisions and as computer monitors.<p>The company logo is displayed at …

LG Electronics

Samsung plans $300 million factory in US thanks to Trump

According to the <i>Wall Street Journal</i>, Samsung is planning on investing $300 million in a new home-appliance factory somewhere in the US. The project …

South Carolina

Google Pixel Has A Serious New Problem

For my money the Google Pixel XL was the best smartphone of 2016. Somehow Google took what appeared to be an ugly smartphone and produced a fast, long lasting, well made handset with a truly stunning camera. But now there are problems…<p>Following a flurry of user complaints, Google has confirmed that …

Google Pixel

Exclusive: Samsung to bring Samsung Pay to non-premium smartphones

Samsung is exploring new ways to get its flagship mobile payments solution in more markets around the world—and its latest attempt involves markets …

Samsung Pay is still coming to lower-end phones eventually, and a fingerprint reader may not be required

In theory, hundreds of millions of people around the world already have access to easy, secure and convenient mobile payments with Samsung’s digital …

Samsung Pay

Oculus adds live streaming from Samsung Gear VR to Facebook and more

Oculus revealed a number of new software features and improvements it is adding to its own Oculus Rift headset, along with the Samsung Gear VR. Perhaps the biggest addition is a way to live stream games played on the Gear VR to your Facebook account.<p>The process is simple. When you play a game on …

Virtual Reality

Android Circuit: Galaxy S8 Launch Delayed, Nokia 8 Flagship Leaks, Google's Serious Pixel Problems

Taking a look back at seven days of news and headlines across the world of Android, this week’s Android Circuit includes a delay for the Galaxy S8, new leaked images showing the S8’s mystery button, Google’s pricey Pixel 2, a serious problem for the Pixel, Nokia’s new flagship, South Korea’s love …

Mobile

What is the LG G6's 18:9 aspect ratio all about? - Gary explains

Now that LG has launched the G6 we have a couple of new phrases to add to our vocabularies, “18:9 aspect ratio” and “FullVision”. So what is an aspect ratio? What is 18:9? Why isn’t it called a 2:1 aspect ratio? And what does Charlie Chaplin have do to with it? Let me explain.<p>Aspect ratios<p>The …

Galaxy Note

Galaxy S8 may include a new facial recognition feature

When Samsung rolled out the Galaxy Note 7 last year, it introduced a new iris scanning technology designed to bolster device security. As envisioned …

Electronics Industry

Fridge rant: This Samsung shelf makes zero sense

Almost all of Samsung's fanciest fridges have the same, shelfish design flaw, and this fridge critic is tired of writing about it.<p>All right, guys, there's something that I need to get off of my chest, something that's been gnawing at me for almost two years now.<p>There's a shelf in Samsung's …

Samsung

Watch out, Samsung: Best Galaxy S8 alternatives

Launching March 29, the upcoming Galaxy S8 has spurred a tsunami of rumors and leaks, but it’s not the only exciting phone you should be paying attention to. Several hot Android handsets offer compelling features at very reasonable prices, from the return of BlackBerry and a new twist on the …

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus vs iPhone 7 Plus: Is the S8 an iPhone beater?

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus vs iPhone 7 Plus: We compare Samsung’s Galaxy S8 Plus handset against the excellent iPhone 7 Plus, to see which of these …

Mobile Technology

Best Android phones you can buy [March 2017]

Looking for a new smartphone? There are dozens upon dozens of great options on the market today, but finding the best of the best can be a bit difficult. We’ve seen some great launches through the year and more should be coming soon too, so let’s take a look at the best Android smartphones you can …

Mobile Technology

Best Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro Cases: Impressive Protection in a Compact Form Factor

Despite all the hype surrounding Samsung’s flagship smartphone launches, the true volume of phone purchases can be found in its mid-range section, …

Operating Systems

How fingerprint scanners work

There are several ways to unlock your phone, from pin numbers to passwords, patterns, and fingerprint scanners, which one is the best option to go …

Get a new look at an alleged Samsung Galaxy S8 in a protective case

If you just needed to see Samsung’s next flagship in a protective case, today’s your lucky day.<p>No one can keep the Galaxy S8 from the curiosity …

19 rumors we've heard about Samsung's Galaxy S8, one of the biggest smartphones of 2017

This is allegedly the Galaxy S8.<p>The display will have rounded corners instead of sharp corners.<p>Both Galaxy S8 models might have curved screens, but …