OnePlus apparently made a real-life energy drink, called 'Dash Energy'

It’s that time of the year again, folks: April 1 is here, and #brands are following the time-honored tradition of reminding people of their existence playing tricks on their customers for laughs. But this year, there’s a slight twist: April Fools seems to have landed a day earlier, as evidenced by smartphone maker OnePlus’ previously teased announcement of a new energy drink, called ‘Dash Energy’.
“Join the rebellion with Dash Energy, and revolutionize the way you recharge,” invites us the product’s page. The 8-hour sleep is now a thing of the past: “All …

Rejoice! The Gmail app receives GBoard GIF support

The Gmail Android app is next in line to receive GIF keyboard support, which goes live in the latest update for the app (v.

Gboard’s GIF search function has been gaining a lot of traction in the last couple of months, with many apps adding support for animated shenanigans due to popular demand, including WhatsApp and Facebook messenger, but we never would have thought that Gmail would go the same route.

I mean, when was the last time when you wrote an email and thought, “I sure could spice things up with a GIF or two! My business associates …

Huawei blames smartphones for its slowing profit growth

In a market which values growth over market share, even just the slowdown of a company’s expansion can be somewhat bad news. Such is the case with Huawei, the Chinese telecommunications equipment and smartphone maker, whose recent successes in the mobile phone industry have apparently lowered the company’s profit growth for 2016.

This analysis comes directly from Huawei, whose chief executive stated in a press conference that the company, as well as the industry as a whole, has faced financial troubles in the past year, a fact which can be attributed …

Bear Grylls stars in the latest Samsung Gear S3 frontier commercial… he also eats a grub

Bear Grylls is the star of a new commercial for Samsung’s Gear S3 frontier smartwatch. The British explorer, who is famous for showing off his epic survival skills on TV, demonstrates some of the key features of the more adventurous variant of Sammie’s latest intelligent timepiece.

The device’s barometer, water and dust resistance, altimeter, S Health and weather apps, and overall build are being put to test in the 90-second video, while at one point, Mr. Grylls also reminds us why his shows are so entertaining by doing what he does best – getting a taste of …

You can fool that Galaxy! Video shows Galaxy S8's face recognition bypassed by photo

Although it likely won’t end up the disaster of galactic proportions that was the fiery Galaxy Note 7, the new Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus already seem to be raising some concerns. 

A new video popped up on the interwebs, showing a Galaxy S8 seemingly getting fooled by a high-res picture of the face it’s supposed to scan in real-life. A person uses a Galaxy S8 to try and bypass the face recognition of another Galaxy S8, and after a few tries, he succeeds in unlocking the device and gets past the lock screen. Ouch! 

As a reminder, Samsung introduced a new face recognition security …

New version of Pixel Launcher brings back the Google search bar

When the Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL launched last year, the new Pixel Launcher came with the pair of handsets. Instead of offering the usual Google search bar, a pill shaped Google widget was found on the left of the screen, with the temperature and date found on the right. On Wednesday, there was talk of a new version of the Pixel Launcher that was appearing on some Pixel models.

Instead of offering the Google widget and the weather and date information, the new version of the launcher features a Google search bar that practically runs the entire length of the display. If you own …

Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus pre-orders are now live on Verizon, T-Mobile, AT&T, and Sprint

The age of Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus leaks is finally over as Samsung put the kibosh to the rumor mill by officially unveiling its bezel-busting duo yesterday. At long last! You can check out all of our Galaxy S8 and S8+ coverage right here.
And guess what, you can already pre-order the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus on all four major carriers in the US. Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint have kicked off their pre-orders just as expected, and so has BestBuy as well. It’s worth saying that aside from the hot new phones themselves, those who pre-order are also eligible for some …

64GB is the new storage standard in 2017 (and Apple is behind the curve again)

For the vast majority of 2016, Apple offered its flagships with a depressingly tiny storage allowance: just 16 GB of on board storage with no microSD card slot to expand on that. 
I have a few friends that bought a 16GB iPhone 6s and a year on, each and every one of them is complaining about the storage situation, while perfectly content with pretty much everything else on the phone. It was a short-sighted move with no worthy explanation from Apple, one that especially hurt as great devices at half the price of the iPhone (cough, OnePlus …

Samsung Galaxy S8 vs Samsung Galaxy S7: what's new, anyway?

I could probably end this article right here and right now. All I need to say is that the Samsung Galaxy S8 is superior to last year’s model, the Galaxy S7, in every imaginable way. But I guess one can arrive at the same (and maybe not quite accurate) conclusion without ever having seen either of the two phones. So let’s approach this comparison from another angle – by highlighting the key differences between the two, and explaining why they matter. Shall we begin?

Design and display

Unbox your phone – that’s the theme around which the …

Microsoft can't sell Lumias, so it's now selling the Galaxy S8

It’s too easy to kick a guy when he’s down, so we won’t point our fingers and laugh at Microsoft for its decision to start selling shiny new Samsung phones after giving up on its own. Yes, it’s very tempting to let out a condescending chuckle, but facts are facts.

Microsoft cutting its losses and moving on from a failing venture was solid business practice. The completely unexpected Samsung Galaxy S8 Microsoft Edition, which went for pre-order today, is a theoretically sound marketing approach.

MS prides itself on a strong suite of apps, such as Office, OneDrive, Skype, and Outlook. …