Foldable Microsoft device could be the mythical Surface Phone

Yesterday, we showed you images from the latest patent filing made by Microsoft related to a folding Surface tablet. Besides the big question about whether this product will eventually reach the mass market, another big question is whether this device will be designed to morph from a single-screened to double-screened tablet, or whether it will be a tablet that can turn into a phone.

The report yesterday indicated that the device will come with the ability to make and take calls. Today, a tweet from Windows tipster Walking Cat revealed a link to a list of apps in the Windows Store. These …

These are the best wallet cases for the iPhone X: Premium device, premium style

There really is a rather vast variety of cases available for the high-profile iPhone X, which is enjoying quite a bit of popularity these days due to the simple fact that it’s so much different than the majority of previous iPhone devices design- and feature-wise.
As you might expect, every respectable case maker has a plethora of cases for the iPhone X, with a few of these being, you guessed it, wallet ones.
Although wallet cases might be seen as dad cases and totally not cool at all, these are …

Inactive apps will open up some storage on your device with Android 8.1

If your Android phone isn’t exactly overloaded with free storage space, there is some good news coming your way related to Android 8.1. Discovered by XDA Developers in the Android Open Source Project, a commit dated October 31st reveals a feature that comes into play once an Android handset is running low on space. After a certain period of time determined by the Android system, apps not used recently will be considered inactive.

An inactive app will not take up space on the Dalvik compiler’s cache, thus freeing up some space on your handset. You won’t have to do anything on your part to …

Forget guitar lessons — this device will teach you how to play like a pro


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If you’ve always wanted to play guitar like Jimi Hendrix but the idea of music lessons gives you high school band flashbacks, don’t worry. There’s an app(-enabled device) for that.

The Jamstik+ is like a portable guitar lesson that you can learn on your own. The device looks like a short, stubby guitar neck with real strings and frets. It also comes with an adjustable strap just like a regular electric guitar. This one, though, pairs to an app on your phone or tablet via Bluetooth instead of a traditional amp.  Read more…

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iPhone X bumper cases: protect your device, don't hide its style

The iPhone X is well on its way to the lucky ones that managed to pre-order it on time. Of course, there will also be a certain number of devices at the Apple Store physical locations for those that feel like lining up for a chance to get their hands on one. Seeing as the 10th anniversary iPhone is so highly-sought after and quite expensive, it’s probably a good idea to try and keep yours intact.

Yes, we are going to talk phone cases. Now, you generally have a couple of ways to go with those accessories — get a slim case that barely protects the phone, but also …

This device is trying to get rid of your slurping noises… but why?


Nissin, the company that invented the instant noodle, rolled out a new device called Otohiko that gets rid of your slurping noises. The smart fork connects to an app and plays another noise that sounds like a toilet flushing. Nissin is only creating 5,000 of them.  Read more…

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You can download and play Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp on your Android device right now

Heard about Nintendo’s upcoming Animal Crossing Pocket Camp mobile game? Chances are that you have, since it’s a rather hot topic, because, you know, it’s Nintendo we are talking about.
The free-to-start game doesn’t launch until late November on iOS and Android, but thankfully, impatient gamers can already pre-register for the game as it’s already listed on the respective app stores.
Well, it will be only fair to imagine Australia making a “hold my beer” sign before essentially leaking the full Android game to the whole world, …

How to sort of emulate the iPhone X interface on your Android device

Do you like what you see above? 
You might as well be digging that, we won’t judge! Okay, we won’t judge, but there are quite probably a lot of Android users that would love to emulate the interface looks of the top-notch iPhone X on their devices. Of course, thanks to the fact that Android is not a walled garden, such an exercise in customization is entirely possible, though it requires a bit of work on your time.
Yes, there are some apps out there that allow you to do that, but almost all of them are low-quality ones that we …

Amazon said to be working on its first wearable device, Alexa powered smartglasses

We’ve often called 2017 the year of Alexa, as Amazon’s virtual personal assistant has riden the sharp growth in smart speakers this year to become a major player in tech. Originally found on the Amazon Echo, Alexa is now offered on smartphones like the HTC U11 and the U.S. version of the Huawei Mate 9. With the number of its “skills” on the rise, Alexa is trying to overtake Siri, Google Assistant and Cortana.

According to the Financial Times, who was tipped by someone in the know, Amazon is working on its first wearable device. This would be an Alexa powered pair of smartglasses that would …

Samsung Gear Sport could be the first wearable device powered by Tizen 3.0 OS

Samsung is expected to launch a new hybrid smartwatch sometime this year, but a full-fledged Gear S smartwatch has been confirmed for unveiling on August 30. The former is also known as Gear Sport and it’s supposed to combine elements of Samsung’s Gear S smartwatches and Gear Fit fitness bands.

As a matter fact, Samsung Gear Sport has already been certified by FCC (Federal Communications Commission), so it’s just a matter of time before the South Korean company makes it official.

Although not much is known about the wearable device, we now have one piece …