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The top 8 Chinese phones

Innovative, attractive, and straight-up desirable<p>It’s time to stop dismissing Chinese phones as knockoffs. We’ve all seen the endless parade of iPhone clones, yes, but over the past couple of years, manufacturers from China have stepped up their game in a big way, turning out devices that are …

Phones

In Major Privacy Win, Supreme Court Rules Police Need Warrant To Track Your Cellphone

<b>Updated at 5:32 p.m. ET</b><p>In a landmark decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Friday that police must obtain a search warrant to access an individual's cellphone location information. The 5-4 decision imposes new limits on law enforcement's ability to get at the increasing amount of data that private …

Privacy

Why you should get a burner phone number, even if you aren't a spy

Apps make it easy to create a second number.<p>The first time you heard of a burner phone—a cheap prepaid mobile intended for temporary use—was probably while watching a crime drama. But an extra cell phone comes in handy even when you operate on the right side of the law.<p>A second number can help you …

Apps

The Supreme Court is poised to make Trump’s human rights crisis at the border even worse

Trump can get much crueler, once the Court gives him the green light.<p>The Trump administration’s position in <i>Trump v. Hawaii</i>, the Muslim Ban case, is …

Rights & Freedoms

Google Finally Launches a Podcast App for Android

The new Google Podcasts app can be downloaded on the company's Play Store and promises to use AI technology to help you discover podcast channels …

Apps

Oppo's Find X takes a radical approach to killing the notch

While a number of Android phone brands have embraced the notch at the top of their device screens, a couple of them are bucking the trend with innovative approaches to creating a bezel-less front fascia without ditching the selfie camera. The latest entry is Oppo’s clever new design for its Find X …

Mobile Technology

Neuronal activity sheds light on the origin of consciousness

Consciousness is everything people experience — from the taste of chocolate to the pain of a migraine, the disappointment of failing an exam to the …

Neuroscience

Huawei Mate 10 Pro gets a big discount from Amazon

We’ve seen some nice deals on the Huawei Mate 10 Pro in the past, but right now the phone is at an all-time low price.<p>Amazon is now selling the …

Mobile Technology

The Galaxy Note 9 may be getting a big battery upgrade

How will the Galaxy Note 9 beat out last year's Note 8? Perhaps by packing a larger battery.<p>The Note 9 is rumored to have a 4,000mAh battery, according to mobile tipster Ice Universe (via SamMobile). Ice Universe has a track record of leaking unreleased phones, but this should still be treated as a …

Galaxy Note

Michael Cohen's attorneys flee as it appears that Donald Trump's fixer is fixin' to flip

ABC News is reporting that the lawyers for Donald Trump’s personal attorney, porn star fixer and reporter threatener have left the building. With a …

Donald Trump

Apple Pay vs. Samsung Pay vs. Google Pay: Which mobile payment system is best?

Mobile payment want you to swap your wallet for a phone or in some cases, a watch.<p>Rather than carrying around cash and cards, just tap your phone to pay. Currently, the three most established systems are from Apple, Samsung and Google, although some wearables from brands like Garmin and Fitbit also …

FinTech

The Senate wrecked Trump’s deal to save ZTE

Last week, ZTE came to an agreement with the US Commerce Department that will lift a ban that prevents it from buying parts from US suppliers. As a …

Donald Trump

Huawei MediaPad M5 available if you still believe in tablets

Google has practically given up on tablets, or rather on Android tablets, but others certainly haven’t. There’s a Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 still coming …

Gear & Gadgets

Trump proposes baffling solution to NFL anthem protests

Today President Donald Trump proposed a—somewhat—novel solution to NFL players protesting during the national anthem, but it’s one that exemplifies …

Donald Trump

Google Pixel 3 XL leaked front and back

Today we’re having a peek at what’s basically the full front and back of the Google Pixel 3 XL, in leak form. Photos produced by an insider of some …

Google Pixel

The Essential Phone’s first new module since launch is a magnetic headphone jack

Shipping this summer after months of development<p>The Essential Phone is getting its first new attachment module since it launched almost a year ago. And it’s a magnetic 3.5mm headphone jack dongle. Essential revealed it was working on this accessory back in September.<p>The new attachment dongle — …

Mobile Technology

Review: Huawei's P20 Pro isn't my favorite Android phone, but it might be the best

I’ve been using the Huawei P20 Pro for about two months now. By now it’s become clear it’s not my favorite Android phone, but it may very still be the best. It’s a shame most other Americans will never even have the chance to buy one.<p>Yes, I know “best” is a loaded term. The best anything depends on …

Phones

Android Circuit: New Samsung Galaxy Details, BlackBerry Key2 Launched, Google Pixel 3 XL Leaked

Taking a look back at seven days of news and headlines across the world of Android, this week’s Android Circuit includes leaked hardware details of the Samsung Galaxy S10 smartphone, the new camera for the Galaxy Note 9, the leaked designs of the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, the next step in the …

Phones

Trump Is Fulfilling Russia’s Dream of Splitting the Western Alliance

One of Russia’s principal foreign-policy goals for decades has been to split the United States from is allies. Whether by accident or by design, …

Donald Trump

Sprint's new $15 per month unlimited offer hopes to lure in switchers

At a time when wireless carriers are battling on price, Sprint raised the stakes Thursday, offering a $15-a-month plan for unlimited talk, text and data.<p>The new deal, available online starting Friday, promises significant monthly savings for up to five lines for those who switch from another …

Wireless

Galaxy Note 9 appears in full 360 view

This week we’re having a peek at a full 360 view of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9. This isn’t the official Samsung-made render set, but it’s the next …

Galaxy Note

The LG Q Stylus provides a cheaper way to be ultra-productive

Looking for a stylus-equipped phone, but don’t want to drop $950 on the Samsung Galaxy Note 8? Then you’re in luck — LG has announced that the LG Q …

Gear & Gadgets

Oxford student who stabbed her boyfriend admits she will 'never become a heart surgeon' as she loses appeal

A promising Oxford University medical student who avoided jail after stabbing her boyfriend with a bread knife has conceded she will never be a heart surgeon after losing an appeal against her suspended sentence.<p>Lavinia Woodward attacked her then partner after drinking at her university …

Sociology

Donald Trump’s Surveillance of New York Times Reporter Is a True Declaration of War Against the Press

To be sure, Trump has previously gone after the alleged sources of stories in the press, including former National Security Agency contractor Reality …

Donald Trump

Trump hits the world stage, Day 1: Come late, leave early, offend host, alienate allies

<i>News analysis</i><p>QUEBEC CITY — The world is getting a good look at the two faces of the Trump administration at this week's G-7 meeting in Charlevoix, Canada: One is that of a team of government officials working hard to find common ground with like-minded nations on a wide range of policy issues, …

Donald Trump

Mueller’s ‘witch hunt’ snags another witch

On Friday afternoon, the 24th and 25th shoes dropped on Paul Manafort.<p>Earlier this week, special counsel Robert S. Mueller III filed court documents alleging that Manafort and an unnamed individual had tried to tamper with a potential witness in the case. Then, a superseding indictment: Manafort …

Donald Trump

A Doctor Who Decapitated A Baby During A Botched Birth, Then Sewed Its Head Back On, Goes Back To Work

Dr. Vaishnavy Laxman's actions that day 'did not cause an impairment' to her ability to practice medicine.<p>A Scottish obstetrician/gynecologist who …

Pregnancy

Gut feeling with a 'mind' of its own

The gastrointestinal tract is the only internal organ with its own complete nervous system that can operate totally independently of the brain and/or …

Neuroscience

Donald Trump’s Lawyers Claim He Can’t Be Charged With Obstruction of Justice Because He’s President

According to a report by the <i>New York Times</i>, Donald Trump’s lawyers, John Dowd and Jay Sekulow, wrote a letter in January informing special counsel …

Donald Trump

iPhone SE2: Apple’s Affordable Smartphone Could Be A Pleasant Surprise, After All

Recent leaks about the iPhone SE2 suggest something pleasantly surprising.<p>Rumors are high that the iPhone SE2 will be launched at the upcoming WWDC …

Mobile Technology