The super-shiny Silver edition of the Xiaomi Mi 6 will… never see the light of day

Xiaomi — the little-known company with big aspirations, familiar to smartphone fans for its bargain-priced, premium-looking handsets. Well, we’d like to note that when we say “little-known” we mean for the Western markets — Xiaomi is a giant in its home country of China and very popular in neighboring India. It still has troubles with entering US and EU markets, but plenty of fans worldwide have managed to order Xiaomi phones via 3rd party retailers from China.

The company’s top-dog devices come from the Xiaomi Mi series, with the Xiaomi Mi 6 being the latest entry. …


Samsung Galaxy S8 Pirates of the Caribbean Edition goes official, priced at $880

Samsung has just released a special edition version of its flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S8. Rumors about such a device emerged last month, along with a couple of pictures showing the retail box and the phone.

Today, Chinese retailer JD.com started to sell the Samsung Galaxy S8 Pirates of the Caribbean Edition for around $880. Just one version of the smartphone is available for purchase now, which packs 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal memory.

Unlike some of the previous special editions launched by Samsung, the Pirates of the Caribbean model isn’t customized …

Minecraft: Pocket Edition gets the Discovery Update with tons of new features

While Minecraft fans were waiting for the Adventure Time update, Mojang released another major update for the Windows and Pocket versions of the game.

The Discovery Update brings lots of new features and improvements to the game, including the Minecraft Marketplace. The latter allows players to browse, buy, download and play community creations directly from within the game.

A new Skyrim Mash-up Pack is now available for purchase, as well as a new location, Woodland Mansions. The update adds cartographer villager and exploration maps, new enchantments, concrete …

Microsoft teases Adventure Time update for Minecraft: Pocket Edition

It’s been slightly more than a month since the last major update hit Minecraft: Pocket Edition and developer Mojang has already teased year another mash-up pack that will go live in the coming weeks.

The new Adventure Time update will be pushed to all version of Minecraft probably at the same time, but an exact release date hasn’t been announced yet. Here is the new update’s description, as teased by developers:

Join Finn the human and Jake the dog in a Minecraft world like no other. Protect the candy citizens of Ooo from some familiar foes, or run amok in …

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 …

Vertu launches tacky, expensive, helicopter-delivered Cobra Limited Edition phone

Warning – here be snakes! Opulent, red, ruby snakes. If it weren’t for the impeccable craftsmanship that went into creating the cobra mosaic out of 439 rubies and 2 emeralds (for the eyes), the new Vertu Signature Cobra Limited Edition would have looked about as tasteful as any other phone by the notorious luxury brand – that is, not much.

Vertu phones are “look at how rich I am” phones, not pieces of near-perfection like the Galaxies and iPhones we enjoy today. Still, ruby snakes on a phone is badass any time of the year and we’d gladly have one of these just for …

Deal: LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition on sale for just $171.99 on eBay

The LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition is one of the smartwatches that will receive the highly-anticipated Android Wear 2.0 update in the coming weeks. Although other LG wearable devices like the Watch R and Watch Urbane have already been upgraded, the Urbane 2nd Edition is expected to get the Android Wear 2.0 update sometime this month.

If you don’t have the LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition yet, now would be a good time to take into consideration purchasing one since the smartwatch is now on sale on eBay for the lowest price ever.

The smartwatch was subject to various …

How tough is the sapphire edition HTC U Ultra? See it scratched and tortured in this video, then compared to other products

Earlier this year, HTC launched an oddball of a premium phablet — the HTC U Ultra, with a 5.7-inch main display and an extra ticker screen on top (a la LG V20), super-shiny finishes, and a missing 3.5 mm headphone jack (despite the device being quite large). To top it off, the company also announced that there will be a special edition of the phablet, which would rock a sapphire glass screen — allegedly the most unscratchable material for a screen that you can make.

Now, as we know, sapphire glass panels are super-hard to make — a couple of years ago, Apple hired …

Android 7.0 gets pushed out for the Moto X Pure Edition in the U.S.

Even as we get closer to the unveiling of Android O (Oreo?) at Google I/O next month, there are still plenty of handsets that have yet to receive the update to Android 7.0 Nougat. One of them, the Moto X Pure Edition from 2015, is in the process of receiving this update right now. When you receive the notification that the update has arrived, you should make sure that you are connected to a Wi-Fi network before beginning the updating process. Additionally, the battery on the handset should be fully charged up before you start installing the new files.

The Android 7.0 update includes the …

Nokia unveils the Withings Steel HR Leather Special Edition watch just in time for Mother's Day

Nokia has just released a special version of its Withings Steel HR connected analog health watch. The Finnish company believes that the Special Edition Leather of Steel HR would make a wonderful gift for Mother’s Day.

Unlike the regular version, the Steel HR Edition Leather comes with a state-of-the-art gift box. The box contains the watch, a leather wristband, a charger, as well as a silicone wristband that makes it perfect for sports, swimming, or wet weather.

Also, the watch comes with an Italian hazelnut leather wristband and a free silicon wristband. …