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10 ugliest phones ever made — brace yourselves, people!

Phone makers took a lot of design risks back in the day to make their phones stand out from the crowd. A lot of them failed miserably, producing handsets that are ugly beyond belief. Some didn’t look like phones at all, resembling things like powder cases and AC remote controls — check them out for …

Mobile Technology

5 Android settings you should change to level up your smartphone game

Android has loads of settings available to let you customize your smartphone and give you control over security and privacy.<p>A lot of important Android settings are enabled by default, including the popular Find My Device feature. However, there a few Androud settings that need to be turned on (or …

Apps

Transform your Android phone into a Game Boy with this $29 accessory

Do you love retro video games? Forget the SNES Classic Edition and check out the Hyperkin SmartBoy Mobile Device for Game Boy/ Game Boy Color …

11 Tell-Tale Signs Your Accounts and Devices Have Been Hacked

No one likes getting hacked, and it’s generally true that the quicker you can spot something has gone awry, the better your chances of minimizing the …

OnePlus is done selling its flagship 5T in North America

If you live in North America and you'd like to buy a OnePlus 5T, well, sorry — you're out of luck. Not just temporarily, either — the startup confirmed to Engadget that it has sold every OnePlus 5T it made for the North American market, and well ahead of schedule to boot. Kyle Kiang, OnePlus's head …

T-Mobile’s parent company says no to pre-installed bloatware

• Deutsche Telekom will let users opt out of pre-installed bloatware and let manufacturers send OS updates directly.<br>• T-Mobile is likely to follow this move, given that Deutsche Telekom is its parent company.<br>• Such a move might dramatically change the way carriers operate in the US.<p>Deutsche Telekom also …

T-Mobile

These are the Huawei P20, P20 Pro and P20 Lite

Evan Blass<p>New leak shows the designs of the upcoming Huawei P20, P20 Pro, and P20 Lite.<br>• In the leaked images, all three versions have some similar features including a notch and a fairly large bottom bezel.<br>• While the P20 and P20 Lite have a dual camera setup on the back, the P20 Pro seems to have …

Mobile Technology

Nokia 6 (2018) confirmed to launch in the US this May (Updated)

<i>Update (02/28):</i> Yesterday we reported on the news that Nokia wouldn’t bring any of its new devices to the US this year. However, the original story, from <i>CNET</i>, has since been updated to clarify the situation.<p>Despite the earlier claims, it appears that Nokia will launch at least one of its handsets …

Mobile

Nokia’s banana phone from The Matrix is back

Ring ring ring ring ring ring ring banana phone<p>Back in 1999, Keanu Reeves was famous for playing Neo in <i>The Matrix</i>, and not for looking sad on a bench. Nokia was also the “world’s leading mobile phone supplier” back then, and it used this popularity to feature its Nokia 8110 “banana phone” in <i>The</i> …

Amazon Prime Exclusive phones to ditch lock screen ads (Update: price increase by $20)

<b>Update:</b> Amazon did not mention this in its initial email, but all Prime Exclusive phones will receive a $20 price increase. You’re still saving quite a bit of money on each phone compared to other unlocked models, but the $20 price increase is still unfortunate. A statement provided to <i>Android</i> …

How can you use Android, but not be tracked by Google

Occasionally, Android Authority receives a question from a reader. We answer as many as we can, and sometimes we think a public answer might actually be better than replying in private.<p>Here’s a slightly edited question we received by email from Steve (not his real name), over the holidays:<p>My …

Apps

Here are all the 120 Hz-enabled games you can play on the Razer Phone (Updated)

• One of the standout features of the Razer Phone is its high refresh rate 120 Hz display.<br>• Most Android apps and games don’t support a higher refresh rate, so Razer is listing the ones that do.<br>• There are some well-known names on the list, like Tekken, Mortal Kombat, and Asphalt 8.<p>One of the most insane …

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Huawei confirms its phones will be sold by US carriers in 2018, starting with Mate 10

• Huawei exec Richard Yu stated its phones will be “competitively priced” in the US market.<br>• He added that Huawei does not expect to deal with security concerns in the US.<br>• More information on the Huawei US carrier launch will be revealed at CES 2018.<p>After months of rumors and unconfirmed reports, the …

Wireless

No big deal, Boston Dynamics’ Atlas can perform backflips now

Hold my grease<p>It’s been a while since we’ve seen any updates to the Atlas robot after Alphabet sold Boston Dynamics to SoftBank in June. After unveiling a teaser of its SpotMini robot just a few days ago, the company is now back with a new video of Atlas just casually performing gymnastics moves …

Robotics

Best Noise Cancelling Headphones of 2017

Sometimes listening to the sounds of nature or the sounds of the people around you can be an enlightening experience, but sometimes it isn’t. As people who ride subways everyday, we know how necessary it is to block out the world sometimes just to keep your sanity—and hearing—intact.<p>Besides sound …

Razer Phone specs: a true gaming machine

If you’re in need of a smartphone that can handle pretty much any game you throw at it, look no further than the Razer Phone. With its big 120 Hz display, massive battery, and impressive audio features, the Razer Phone specs should be able to deliver everything you need out of a gaming-focused …

Razer Phone

Razer Phone specs leak: 8 GB RAM, 4,000 mAh battery, Dolby ATMOS sound

Arriving from a collaboration between gaming hardware company Razer, and the folks who brought us the Nextbit Robin, the Razer phone is one of the more exciting Android products on the horizon. It’s a brand new product category for Razer and we’ve caught only a couple of glimpses of it so far, but …

The biggest mobile tech blunders in history

Today, we can do things with technology that would seem like magic even fifteen years ago. We carry around glass rectangles that can tell us anything we want to know. But it hasn’t been a totally smooth process. Thomas Edison said that in his failures, he learned how not to make a lightbulb. Let’s …

Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro review: All about promises

The Huawei Mate 10 series is all about promises: the promise of AI on your smartphone; the promise of a rising star in the industry; the promise of a better long-term future for your device.<p>Buy Huawei Mate 10 Pro on Amazon<p>Buy Huawei Mate 10 on Amazon<p>Huawei has been hot on the heels of its main …

Phones

OnePlus is collecting user data without permission, and that’s not okay

On his blog, Chris Moore reveals that the Chinese electronics company has been collecting some very specific data from OnePlus users without their permission.<p>The hype around OnePlus is real: the next so-called flagship killer from the company is expected to feature a bigger display with a new …

OnePlus

All-touchscreen BlackBerry Motion announced with IP67 rating and a 4,000 mAh battery

Rumors that BlackBerry would release an all-touchscreen smartphone have been floating around since August, and today we’re finally getting more details on the upcoming handset. At this year’s GITEX Technology Week in Dubai, UAE, BlackBerry officially revealed its new mid-range smartphone, the …

Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are official: IP67 ratings and no headphone jack

Last year marked an important shift for Google’s mobile efforts — gone are the days of developer-focused Nexus hardware. We’re now living in a time where Google makes its own smartphones (with some help from other manufacturers) to compete head-to-head with the other devices dominating the Android …

Google Pixel

Google reveals new Pixelbook high-end Chromebook

As part of Google’s hardware press event today, the company has confirmed previous rumors that it will release a new Chromebook called the Google Pixelbook. Among other things, it will be able to fold its 12.3-inch display so it can work like a tablet in addition to a notebook. The device will also …

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This Might Be The Best Tempered Glass Screen Protector For The Galaxy S8

This is a bit embarrassing to admit, but I’ve probably spent more than a hundred US dollars on tempered glass screen protectors over the past two years on five devices: Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, Galaxy Note 7, Galaxy S8, Huawei P9 Plus and OnePlus 3.<p>Dropping a benjamin on screen protectors for five …

8 reasons why buying an iPhone 8 makes more sense than the iPhone X

The iPhone X is the phone everyone wants, but there's no getting over one annoying fact: It's expensive AF, starting at $999.<p>It's the most advanced …

The Serious Physics Behind a Double Pendulum Fidget Spinner

I am going to make a prediction. As people start to get bored with their fidget spinners, they are going to start playing with these double pendulum …

Google offers free Pixel replacements to Hurricane Harvey victims

Many were disappointed by the lack of water resistance on Google’s Pixel smartphone when it was launched last year, but it may have proved to be a far more significant caveat than we first thought.<p>The tragic floods that hit Texas last month following Hurricane Harvey have had devastating …

Hurricane Harvey

10 best musician apps for Android

Musicians come in all shapes and sizes. You may be a woodwind player in an orchestra or a guitar player in a rock band. That makes the subject of musician apps a little difficult to approach. There are many types who have many needs. We have a decent list here that should help most people. However, …

Apps

Top 5 smartphone features that are trending down or no longer exist

As smartphones evolve so do the features that come with them. Some of them stick around for a very long time, some trend down due lack in popularity or usefulness, and some simply fade away into obscurity and become obsolete. The point is, we’ve seen a lot of smartphone features come and go over …