10.5" iPad Pro teardown: beautiful on the inside, but hard to repair

The new 10.5″ iPad Pro brings some welcome improvement and excitement to the tablet space.
As sales of tablets and iPads keep on dwindling, the 10.5″ iPad Pro delivers a brand new 120Hz display that makes scrolling smoother than ever, delivers a big boost in performance and improves core experiences with the Apple Pencil. 
It will all come together with the arrival of iOS 11, a software update that brings features like the dock and improves multitasking on the iPad in a big way, making it much more productive …


Beautiful nature and landscape wallpapers in ultra high-res, perfect for your Galaxy S8/S8 Plus, Pixel XL, LG G6, HTC U11 and others

After a short hiatus, we’re back with yet another collection of beautiful, high-resolution wallpapers for your smartphones and tablets! All of the images that made our list have been hand-picked to ensure that they are both good-looking, as well as large and detailed enough to look sharp on even the most pixel-dense displays out there!

If you’re not really into theming, icon packs, custom launchers and all that, sometimes a simple wallpaper switch will help breathe some fresh air into your smartphone. It’s pretty much universally simple to get the deed done, and …

This artist turned Trump's tweets into something beautiful

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Imagine if President Trump’s tweets provoked calm and beauty rather than rage and fury.

Such a realm really exists, though you’ll have to slink beneath New York City to find it.

A subterranean exhibition in Manhattan’s Midtown neighborhood features hundreds of lavender plants and a lighting system powered by Twitter streams. When @realDonaldTrump or @POTUS fires off an early-morning musing, the small room’s ceiling glows. As statements are retweeted, the fluorescent bulbs brighten to match the growing intensity.

Martin Roth, an Austrian-born artist based in New York, said he wanted to address the “heightened anxiety” that’s pervaded ever since Trump was elected last November. Not only have Trump’s policies and rhetoric put people on edge — the flurry of news alerts, constant scandals, and he-said-she-said debates are also compounding our collective stress. Read more…

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Don't forget about these beautiful political bromances, too

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Some would argue that the word “bromance” does not belong in the world of politics, but they’d be wrong. It’s hard not to get swept up in the budding friendships of international leaders with all the photo ops and viral videos. 

You may be familiar with Barack Obama and Joe Biden’s solid relationship, but that’s not the only political bromance you need to know. Here are some friendships that have lasted through the rumble-tumble of public affairs. 

Barack Obama and Joe Biden

I mean, this one is a given. 

BFFs

BFFs

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30+ beautiful high-res wallpapers, perfect for your Galaxy S8/S8+, Pixel XL, LG G6, HTC 10, and others

High-resolution, and high-quality wallpapers are not the easiest thing to find, especially if you have as many as 1440 x 2560 pixels to fill with information – as would be the case if your smartphone has a QHD display.

The reasons for that are several. Perhaps most importantly, however, it’s just exceedingly easy for wallpaper repositories to simply upscale lower resolution content to make it appear as if it would fit perfectly on your fancy screen, but the reality is that stretching the image takes a ton from the quality. And that’s not what you want if you’re looking to …

Beautiful Xiaomi Mi 6 Ceramic Edition goes on first sale today

The Xiaomi Mi 6 Ceramic Edition is the top-dog version of the popular smartphone for those who desire the Chinese company’s technological and design best. Tricked out with a ceramic back, 18k gold camera rims, and a muscular spec sheet, the phone is going on its first sale in China May 23 at 10 AM local time. It took a while, due to material and chipset shortages.

We imagine the available stock will be depleted extremely quickly and many would-be buyers will have to wait for the second, or even third round, depending on Xiaomi’s market strategy. The …

Beautiful black and white wallpapers in ultra high-res, perfect for your Pixel XL, Galaxy S8 and S7, LG G6, LG V20, HTC U Ultra and others

If you’ve been following PhoneArena for a while now, you’d know that we take Android customization seriously. From regular updates on the latest and greatest in launchers, widgets, and icon packs, we go all the way down to wallpapers – a simple, yet very effective way breathe some fresh air into your home screen.

Of course, getting your hands on a background that you both like and is of high enough resolution is occasionally a bit too hard, truth be told — especially if you own a device with a Quad HD (1440 x 2560) display. Unfortunately, many online …

Beautiful ultra high-res wallpapers, perfect for your Galaxy S8/S8+, LG G6, Pixel XL, HTC U Ultra, Xperia XZ Premium, and others

Getting tired of your current wallpaper every time you unlock your device? Well, good, for it’s time for yet another installment of our weekly pick with high-quality, extremely high- resolution wallpapers! Just how high-res, you wonder? Well, today’s largest wallpaper is actually over 50 (that’s right, fifty) megapixels in size, which is darn impressive even by the standards set by this column. In fact, you could probably make a huge print out of it and put it on your wall, if you wanted to.

Anyway, not all of the backgrounds included in this selection …

Enjoy this beautiful photo of a starburst galaxy, courtesy of Hubble

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Stars are bursting into life in the constellation of Virgo, which lies a mere 50 million light-years away from Earth.

The Hubble space telescope recently captured a beautifully detailed view of NGC 4526, one of the so-called starburst galaxies within Virgo.

A starburst galaxy is a galaxy that’s experiencing an exceptionally high rate of star formation.

Starburst galaxies contain regions where stars form at such a breakneck speed that the galaxy devours its gas supply faster than it can be replenished, NASA and the European Space Agency said in an April 14 update. Read more…

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