Photos show iPhone X boxes waiting to ship; video reveals what is under the lid of the box

So let’s say that you pre-ordered your Apple iPhone X. What happens next? No, not to you, but to the boxes containing the iPhone X. Well luckily for everyone, tipster Benjamin Geskin’s dad isn’t an engineer at Apple, so no one will lose their job after we show you images of the Apple iPhone X retail box awaiting the long and winding journey to an Apple Store, or maybe to your front door at home.

Another photo shows the silver version of the iPhone X being stared at by some one whose reflection can be seen bouncing off the back of the phone. Check out the vertically mounted dual rear-facing …


Sprint's Magic Box adds network capacity and increases data speeds from the sky

Looking for a way to expand the reach of its 2.5GHz spectrum for up to 10 square miles (at least to start), Sprint has started testing its Magic Box as an aerial small cell solution. The Sprint Magic Box is a signal booster than when on the ground, increases download and upload speeds by as much as 200% within a range of 30,000 square feet. In the air, the Magic Box can connect on the ground with a Sprint cell site, COW (Cell on Wheels) or SatCOLT (Satellite Cell Site on Light Truck) to provide service to customers. Using a drone, the Magic Box is lifted as much as 400 feet in the air.

Sprint …

Sony Xperia XZ1 launches in the US as the first phone to run Android Oreo out of the box


Announced a few weeks back alongside the Xperia XZ1 Compact
and Xperia XA1 Plus, the Sony Xperia XZ1 is now available to buy in the US,
becoming the first among the three new Xperias to be released stateside.

 

Priced at $699.99 unlocked, the Xperia XZ1 succeeds the
Xperia XZs and Xperia XZ, offering a largely similar design, but improved
features. Perhaps the most noteworthy thing about the XZ1 is that it’s the world’s
first commercially available smartphone to run Android 8 Oreo out of the box. This means it’s got all
the latest software enhancements from Google, including adaptive …

'Mother!' takes a 'Black Swan' dive at the box office, but that might be good news

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Black Swan didn’t open big either, for what it’s worth.

Mother!, the latest mindf*ck from writer/director Darren Aronofsky with stars Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem, is off to a seemingly slow start at the box office. Despite opening this weekend in more than 2,300 theaters, the current three-day domestic estimate is $7.5 million. 

That’s less than one-third of the movie’s reported $30 million budget. It’s still enough to land Mother! in the #3 slot on the weekend box office charts, behind fellow newcomer American Assassin ($14.8 million) and record-breaking horror champ It ($60 million). Read more…

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Xiaomi Mi Note 3 leaked retail box confirms Snapdragon 660 CPU and 6GB RAM inside


The second next big thing coming from Xiaomi, the Mi Note 3 will be unveiled in less than 24 hours alongside the company’s flagship, the Mi MIX 2. Little was known about the upcoming Mi Note series device since aside from a few confusing reports there were no accurate leaks about the Mi Note 3.

Well, one day ahead of the Mi Note 3’s official unveiling, we have clear information about the smartphone’s specs. Despite the fact that Xiaomi Mi Note 3 will probably be limited to China and a few other Asian countries (India?), this looks like a very solid choice for those looking for an affordable …

T-Mobile's affordable Revvl T1 shot in the flesh, and out of the box

UPDATE: T-Mobile actually got onto the leak thread, and revealed all the pricing and release information about the Revvl, which you can see in the screenshot below.
T-Mobile is gearing up to announce one of its most affordable yet pleasant to look at burners smartphones lately, the Revvl T1, and leave it to famed Evan Blass leaker to prostrate its chops in a real photo of the device so budget phone makers know what they will be up against. 
As a reminder, the T-Mobile Revvl T1 announcement is expected to come tomorrow, August 10th, with 5.5″ display carrying a 720 x 1280 resolution. …

New Nokia 3310 retail box lets you see the phone in all its glory

The new Nokia 3310 is a rather successful product. It can be safely labeled as the only handset in the feature phone category that has managed to generate any buzz in recent years, and current Nokia manufacturer HMD Global can certainly be pleased with the results achieved by the nostalgia-inducing so device far. 

Still, maintaining adequate sales figures over a prolonged period can be challenging, which is why HMD has resorted to a neat little marketing trick. You can now get the 2017 iteration of the legendary Nokia 3310 in an all-new retail …

Galaxy S8, LG G6 come with nifty USB adapters in the box: here are 3 practical uses for those

If you look inside the box your Galaxy S8 or LG G6 came in, you’ll find a thumb-sized thingamajig with a USB Type-C connector at one end and a full-sized USB port on the other. That’s a USB adapter. Its purpose – or at least the one Samsung and LG had in mind – is to let you plug your old handset directly into your new Galaxy S8 or LG G6 and transfer all your data. If you’re a geek, however, you surely know that the little USB gizmo holds greater potential.

USB On-The-Go is a feature of the USB standard allowing one USB device to have other USB devices connected to it …

This giant Macbook-shaped roof will cover Apple’s new glass box store in Chicago

The construction of the new Apple store by the riverfront in Chicago has been underway for some time now. Designed by London firm Foster+Partners, the new store is nothing short of an innovative architectural decision. The store’s shape and looks remind of a Macbook, due to the metallic roof and the lid-shaped profile; but a large white Apple logo that construction workers rolled on top of the roof yesterday, erased any doubt of whether the finished building will resemble an Apple laptop.

Apple is moving its store from 679 N. Michigan Ave. to its new location that stretches from Pioneer …

More OnePlus 5 photos leak out, cases and retail box included

Since OnePlus couldn’t – and didn’t – want to keep too many secrets about the OnePlus 5, its upcoming flagship phone, we know quite a lot about the device. The handset will come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, a dual rear camera à la iPhone 7 Plus, and an overall design that also makes us think about Apple’s 5.5-inch iPhone.

Shortly after we’ve seen what appear to be renders showing the front and back of the OnePlus 5, we can now check out another set of photos that seemingly present the upcoming phone in (and out of) its retail box. It’s not clear what the exact origin of the …