Check out SNL's hilarious ad for the Amazon Echo "Silver"; it's the smart speaker for the elderly

If you’re planning on buying your parents or grandparents a smart speaker like the Amazon Echo, you need to view this gut busting funny satire of the product that appeared on this weekend’s Saturday Night Live. Called the Amazon Echo “Silver,” this fake product is said to have been co-developed with AARP and is made for the elderly. Because of memory issues that arise with this generation, it is specially designed to respond to any name that sort of sounds like Alexa, including “Excedrin.”

The ad features a running gag about users’ loss of hearing, but there are also other funny …


Check out T-Mobile's vision of a 5G world (VIDEO)

Based on T-Mobile’s video called “The Future of Wireless,” 5G means that we will be closer to living like The Jetsons. Earlier during this week, the nation’s third largest carrier became the first one to announce its plans to build a nationwide 5G network. Today, T-Mobile has posted a video showing what life could be like with such a network deployed. Apparently, AR is one of the things that we will be using every day and in many ways. From checking our parking garage reservations through an AR enabled windshield in our car, to using AR to purchase a dress that we see in a store window, …

Going to the battery life Olympics? Might want to check the Vernee Thor E out!

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Nowadays, the trend in flagship-class smartphones is to try and wow you with a slim and light design and some form of incredible camera improvement. Midrangers, on the other hand, know that they can’t win the fight in the performance or camera department, so they do another trick — they try to dazzle you with an extreme battery life, and possibly …

Check out these official "How to" videos for the BlackBerry KEYone

Just the other day, we passed along a video from BlackBerry showing you how to use the keyboard shortcuts on the BlackBerry KEYone handset. Of course, the video is only useful if you’re planning on picking up the latest from BlackBerry. The phone, which features a gorgeous looking physical QWERTY keyboard, will launch in the U.S. on May 31st. If you’re dreaming about tapping out emails, texts and social media messages on those luscious keys, you have about a month’s worth of dreaming left until the real thing is in your hands.

But that doesn’t mean that you can’t learn as much about the …

How do I look? Check out this geeky Galaxy S8 with a clear, transparent back

Are you ready for some design magic? We mean both with positive and with negative connotations, as, on one hand, Jerry from Jerry Rig Everything embarks on a clear new look for his resident Galaxy S8, while on the other he ruins the nanocoated film that provides the phone’s shimmering colors from the inside of the rear cover. 

Yes, the beauty of the Galaxy S8 and S8+ is coming from within, so, as you can see in the video, after some trial and error, the color film of the back gets stripped down completely, and than the remaining clear cover …

Check out these new Galaxy S8 promo videos: whales, spacewalk and candle light

The tall and narrow chassis, the curved display, the unorthodox placement of the finger scanner, the added Bixby button, the amazing screen-to-body ratio – it’s all here now, as today is the day when the Galaxy S8 and S8+ officially launch in the US. As if to celebrate the occasion, Samsung has prepped three brand new promo videos, which will probably be hitting the airwaves for weeks, so be one of the first to check them out above, and tells us what you think. Needless to say, they are all part of the “Unbox your phone” campaign that strives to emphasizes the big beautiful …

The HTC U (Ocean) will be unveiled on May 16, check out the official invitation and a teaser video

It appears that HTC has pretty much given up on subtlety at this point. We’ve just received an invitation to an event, which, unless the company is for some reason pulling the ol’ bait-and-switch, will surely be dedicated to the unveiling of the much-rumored HTC U (Ocean) flagship.

Let’s look at the clues: first off, there’s the tagline, “Squeeze for the brilliant”, which is… an interesting choice to say the least. It’s accompanied by the letter U as seen on the U Ultra and U Play’s branding materials, but here it’s also squished from the sides to …

Check out pictures and video of the Moto G4 Plus CAD renders

Over the last few days, we’ve given you some information about the Moto E4 and the Moto E4 Plus. This includes images of the two phones, leaked specs, and FCC documentation revealing that the E4 Plus will sport a 5000mAh battery. To all that, you can add today’s leak of CAD renders animated by tipster OnLeaks into a video. The only specs about the Moto E4 Plus that we know, is that it is expected to be powered by a MediaTek chipset and that the phone carries that massive battery. With today’s story, we now know that it will feature an approximately 5-inch display with 2.5D glass.

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Check out these sketches allegedly revealing the Nokia 8 and Nokia 9

Two sketches have surfaced today that allegedly reveal the upcoming Nokia 8 and Nokia 9 models. HMD, with the licensing rights to the Nokia name, plans to cover all price points with the release of as many as seven Android flavored phones. Thus far, the Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 have been unveiled. Just a word to the wise; the sketches that accompany this story could merely be concept drawings, or they could be the real thing. You might want to take the images with the appropriate grain of salt.

Both phones feature small bezels with what appears to be close to an edge-to-edge display. …

Can't get enough of the new Samsung phones and gear? Check out all the extra "Unpacked" footage here

Samsung unveiled a whole bunch of interesting gadgets at its Unpacked event held on Wednesday. The Korean tech giant used the occasion to announce the Galaxy S8 and S8+ flagships, Samsung Connect Home, the Gear VR and a new controller for it, a second-gen Gear 360 camera, and the DeX docking station. 
Watching the 1-hour presentation will give you a good idea on what to expect of these new products, but if that’s not enough, you’ll be glad to know that Samsung also uploaded some extra footage to one of its YouTube channels. 
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