Modern smartphones come with many bells and whistles. When it comes to buying a new handset, we all have our preferences as to what specs are most important for us, but great battery life is a trait that’s appreciated by every user.
When it comes to rockets, size matters, and Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos know it. The two billionaire entrepreneurs both own their own spaceflight companies.
Musk’s SpaceX is currently using its large Falcon 9 rocket to fly large payloads to orbit for NASA and companies around the world, while Bezos’s Blue Origin is testing out its New Shepard rocket designed to fly humans on suborbital flights to the edge of space.
Bezos and Musk have a friendly rivalry when it comes to spaceflight, having sniped at one another on Twitter about their wide and varied space accomplishments. So, at the end of the day, whose rocket is really the biggest? Read more…
OK, so if you’ve been out of the loop on this — Samsung does manufacture high-end clamshell Android smartphones still. However, they are only sold in Asia, as that’s the market where the flip phone form factor is believed to be most in demand.
All that out of the way, you may find it interesting that Sammy has just introduced its latest clamshell “flagship” — the Samsung W2018 — in China, and it’s the first smartphone in the world to have a camera lens aperture as wide as F1.5. Previously, the record was held by the LG V30 and its F1.6.
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Samsung yesterday announced record profits for the second quarter of 2017, driven mainly by its OLED panel and memory chip businesses. But aside from the exorbitant operating profit it made, Samsung also broke another record by taking Intel’s place as the world’s leading chip maker.
Pathfinder Adventure, one of the best RPG card games available on mobiles (you can read our review here), is about to receive a major update very soon. Developer Obsidian announced it’s working for quite some time to bring Rise of the Goblins to Android and iOS devices.
Rise of the Goblins is a new campaign that has the same events as the initial Rise of the Runelords campaign has, except that it is played from the point of view of the goblins. In order for that to work, the developers have introduced two new goblin characters: Ranzak and Poog.
Disney fans have a new favorite in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Sorry Robert Downey Jr., guys named Chris and all you ladies — there’s a new king of the Marvel stars, and he’s just getting started.
Tom Holland, aka Peter Parker, aka the Spider-Man, got the loudest screams at the D23 Expo on Saturday, period. No one will convince me otherwise, and if you argue I won’t hear you anyway, because my ears are shattered, blown, ringing incessantly.
The biannual Disney event always brings its biggest stars to the convention center in Anaheim, California, for a quick stage appearance before a look at its upcoming films. Marvel Studios stuck the big finale on Saturday, when it showed an astounding reel of footage from Avengers: Infinity War. Read more…
Although Samsung’s latest Tizen-powered smartwatch, the Gear S3 recently received a small price cut, it’s still quite expensive for those who couldn’t afford the wearable device in the first place.
The next valid option for customers who absolutely must own a Samsung smartwatch would be the Gear S2, which has been heavily discounted earlier this week.
Consumers in the United States can now purchase the Samsung Gear S2 for just $179.99 via Amazon, a 49% off of the full retail price. Also, free shipping is available within the US.
Samsung is a strange company in many ways. It’s the only maker other than Apple to make a profit in mobile hardware, but it has a bit of an inferiority complex because it doesn’t have the software story to compete top to bottom with Apple and Google. But, that doesn’t keep Samsung from trying. Samsung’s attempts in software often misfire either because of a lack of interest (Tizen) or because Samsung is doing nothing more than doubling up features found in other apps (like the Samsung browser, calendar app, etc.) It’s easy to see Bixby squarely in that second category, but that’s not quite accurate.