The Galaxy S8's display isn't red because of defective hardware, says Samsung

At the conference call following its first-quarter earnings report, Samsung officially stated the Galaxy S8 display’s red tint issue is no hardware defect, but an optional feature that can be freely changed. The company carried out a thorough inspection of the handset with the goal of ensuring product quality and found no faults.

With these statements, Samsung intends to dismiss rumors of faulty chips or a malfunctioning display driver as the culprit. It also promised to deliver an update that will enable a more neutral tone by default. Currently, users do …


'New human rights' proposed to fend off thought theft and brain control. Hello, 1984!

During the last century, science managed to make gigantic leaps in understanding how the human brain functions. Unfortunately, the majority of the most significant experiments and researches were carried out on Nazi captives, within the dark halls of concentration camps. Cutting through people’s brains and exposing them to highly inhumane stimulations showed us a lot about how we think, memorize, perceive, etc.

Thankfully the era where scalps are opened without anesthesia is long gone, and we now use much less physically invasive tech to learn about human behaviour, traits …

Here's how to enable one-handed mode on the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+

We’ve been exploring Galaxy S8 and S8+’s specific accessibility features for a while now, as we believe that you will want to use these on the two top-tier devices.

We showed you how to take selfies with the heart rate sensor at the back, snap pictures with a floating shutter button, and enable fingerprint gestures on the South Korean wonderboys, yet there’s one rather essential feature that we’ve left unexplored.

Of course, we are talking about one-handed mode, an actually useful software solution that shrinks the display of the phone for easier access to the interface. …

LG's latest earnings report shows 10 percent overall yearly growth, 2 percent in its mobile division

LG Electronics posted its Q1 2017 earnings report today, and things are looking pretty great for the company on pretty much all fronts. Its operating profits are up 9.7 percent over the same period last year, though its mobile division saw only 2 percent year-over-year growth.

The increase in smartphone revenue, which for Q1 2017 was 3.01 trillion won (USD 2.61 billion), was helped by the launch of its latest flagship, the LG G6, though its March 10 release date left it little time to leave a considerable mark on the company’s profits. However, unit …

Our first camera samples with the Xperia XZ Premium!

It was 2 months ago when Sony announced the Xperia XZ Premium, back at MWC 2017. The phone is the successor of the 2015 Xperia Z5 Premium and continues its 4K legacy. Unfortunately, the units that were displayed at MWC weren’t exactly ready for prime time, and we didn’t get much of a chance to play with them.

Today, we are at a top-secret location, getting our very first hands-on with the fully functional Xperia XZ Premium. We were getting eager to play with the camera, so we nabbed a unit and made a lap around the hotel. Now, you get to see the first samples we …

Apple iPhone 7 Plus catches on fire inches from sleeping woman's head

A Chinese woman with the surname of Chen (that is all the information she would tell the media about her name) was warm and cozy inside her home in Nanjing. In fact, it was the middle of the night earlier this month, and the woman was fast asleep in her bed. Lying inches away from her head was the Apple iPhone 7 Plus that she had purchased back in March. Chen might have been dreaming about the 10th anniversary Apple iPhone 8 coming later this year, when she was startled by a cracking sound that woke her up at 2am.

Turning toward the iPhone 7 Plus on her pillow, she could see smoke billowing …

Android 7.0 gets pushed out for the Moto X Pure Edition in the U.S.

Even as we get closer to the unveiling of Android O (Oreo?) at Google I/O next month, there are still plenty of handsets that have yet to receive the update to Android 7.0 Nougat. One of them, the Moto X Pure Edition from 2015, is in the process of receiving this update right now. When you receive the notification that the update has arrived, you should make sure that you are connected to a Wi-Fi network before beginning the updating process. Additionally, the battery on the handset should be fully charged up before you start installing the new files.

The Android 7.0 update includes the …

What's the future of LED displays? Apple already working on own micro-LED units, reports say

Back in 2014, Apple acquired LuxVue to develop advanced micro-LED screens – a technology that is still not in mass production, but looks promising to be the ‘next big thing’ in display tech. A recent report suggests that Cupertino has been working actively on concepts that make use of mico-LED diodes, together with infrared sensors, and what not. The emerging screen tech holds massive potential, in terms of energy reduction, capacity for unseen before display features, as well as a much better all-round visual experience.

In recent months, various official and semi-confirmed …

Moto E4 and Moto E4 Plus full specs and prices leaked out

Two new Motorola smartphones are expected to be announced in the coming weeks, both belonging to the budget-friendly category, the Moto E4, and Moto E4 Plus.

Although this isn’t the first time we’re talking about the two entry-level smartphones, we now have much more details on their specs and prices.

Up until now, we knew the Moto E4 Plus comes with a massive 5,000 mAh battery inside, but other than that, details were scarce. Well, it looks like the smartphone will feature the same 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTGek MT6737M processor that the regular Moto E4 smartphone …

Amazon's Echo Look will tell you what clothes look good on you – and it won't lie

The Echo Dot speaker has an all-seeing companion now – the Echo Look. Available by invitation only for now, the $199 gadget is a hands-free camera with built-in LED lighting, depth sensing, computer vision-based background blur, and voice control. Amazon’s hardware labs definitely aren’t fooling around!

So, what does the Kinect-like cam do for you, besides giving you doubts you’re being spied on by the feds? The Echo Look is Amazon’s official outfit checker! It’s the technological ambassador for the company’s Style Check service, which draws upon machine learning algorithms and advice from …