Are there actual benefits to the 18:9 aspect ratio on the iPhone X and Note 8?

Ever since the iPhone debuted in 2007, signaling the proverbial Big Bang of the smartphone sector, we’ve seen a lot of different trends come and go. Instead of seeing devices becoming smaller and smaller, they started getting bigger and bigger to accommodate larger displays in what was increasingly becoming a pocket-sized personal computer. Ten years after the first-generation iPhone, Apple launches the iPhone X, an impressive device as well as Apple’s first foray into a new trend for smartphones: the 18:9 aspect ratio.

Whether you’re a so-called “Apple fanboy” or an Android …


Concept video by Mi MIX 2 designer Philippe Starck could be a preview of the actual phone

A 38 second video made by designer Philippe Starck and posted on social media could be giving us an advance look at the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2. While this is a concept video, keep in mind that the man who made the concept is the actual designer of the first Mi MIX and is the official designer of the sequel. You can see how there is practically nothing to see in the way of bezels on both sides and at the top of the display. At bottom is a “chin” that is about half the size as the one on the Samsung Galaxy S8.

Speaking of the bottom bezel, Starck leaves the front-facing camera right where …

Do you or would you use a tablet for actual work?

So, with the updates to iOS 11, it seems that Apple is finally gearing up to put the “Pro” in iPad Pro. And yes, while thus far the machine was really powerful, fast, and gorgeous-looking, its issues with multitasking and the barred-off nature of iOS definitely didn’t lend towards a good working experience with the tablet. Unless you are a sketch artist who only uses one or two apps, for example, the Pro felt jarring.

But it’s not the only tablet out there that’s geared towards professionals. Microsoft’s Surface Pro is now 5 generations old and it has its fair share of devout followers, …

'Arrow' star proves he's an actual superhuman with a jaw-dropping 'Ninja Warrior' run

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WOW.

Stephen Amell stars in The CW’s hit DC Comics superhero series, Arrow. But did you know he’s also an IRL superhuman who possesses powers above and beyond the normal person?

It is well known that Amell performs many of his own stunts on Arrow, but you never really know how much is physical prowess and how much is the illusion of fictional TV. That’s why the star’s #RedNoseDay appearance on American Ninja Warrior is so damn impressive.

In front of Ninja Warrior‘s cameras, Amell has nowhere to hide. Watch now as he demolishes the course in just a single attempt, and makes it look easy in the process: Read more…

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Study tries to measure fitness trackers' actual accuracy, Apple Watch wins first round

Fitness trackers and smartwatches have somewhat merged over the past 18 months. Having discovered that the niche for wearables is just way too tight, manufacturers started bonding features from the two platforms, ultimately ending with devices that function pretty similarly. Sure, dedicated fitness trackers have a rubber band, a more rugged look, a smaller screen, and possibly no touch functionality, while smartwatches will rock leather or nylon bands, have big screens, and look more high-tech. But at the end of the day, feature-wise, both categories will usually have …