Which is your favorite new phone?

With the Google Pixel 2, all the high-profile phones of the second half of the year are now official and it’s time to take a look back at the announcements.
From the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to the new iPhones and a few other interesting new devices like the Essential Phone, there will be a lot of great choice of new phones this Holiday season.

So which one is your favorite?

We’ve lined up all the major announcements right below for you to vote for, but don’t hesitate to also let us know WHY you like the …


LG V30 UX video shows your favorite features

The talk around the water cooler on Friday remained the LG V30. If taking pictures and video is your thing, the LG V30 should be at the top of your short list when it comes to deciding which new phone to buy. And on Friday, LG Mobile released a video titled LG V30: UX Video. The video shows the user experience of the phone including the always on display. Revised for the P-OLED screen that the LG V30 sports, the always on display can be customized for the user’s needs.

The always on display shows quick tools, notifications, battery settings, and controls for the music player. And …

Which is your favorite feature of the Galaxy Note series?

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is up for pre-orders already and, with everything we know about the device, it’s definitely a heavy-hitter. Well, that’s sort of a running themse for the Note devices so far — they usually come some months after the Galaxy S flagship for the year and are either packed with slightly better hardware, have more software features, or both. Of course, we also have the Samsung S Pen stylus, which is still pretty much uncontested by rival smartphones.

But it’s the Note’s top-shelf features that actually make it a niche smartphone — it came out …

Here are all Nokia 8 colors and finishes: which one is your favorite?

The new Nokia 8 is finally official, and it’s the first flagship by HMD Global, the company that now owns the rights to the Nokia brand and hopes to bring back the DNA of excellence that the company was known a few years ago.
The Nokia 8 is out there with the best phones: it has the most powerful Android chip – the Snapdragon 835 – and it packs a dual camera system.
But what this new phone takes specific pride in is the craftsmanship, design and finish. It is offered in two different finishes: a glossy, “polished” one and a matte, “tempered” …

Here is why you can't find your favorite Nokia-branded smartphone yet

It’s true that HMD promised to bring all three Nokia-branded smartphones in just about every meaningful market by the end of June. Unfortunately, the Finnish company has yet to achieve what it said in its previous statements.

Although it might be that many countries have already received one or two of the Nokia smartphones, stocks are dwindling, and HMD is hardly able to keep up with the high demand.

If you’ve already purchased the Nokia 3 or 5, then you can consider yourself lucky, as HMD is now gathering data from suppliers and will announce new release …

Wonder Woman mashups frame iconic women as your favorite superhero

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The success of Wonder Woman at the box office is leading to predictions of a $100 million opening weekend and waves of praise on social media

And while Wonder Woman was already iconic, the film is inspiring brilliant new fan artwork, including this series of mashups from our old friend, Brazil-based artist Butcher Billy

Billy’s new series takes the familiar look of Wonder Woman and applies it to some of the most famous women in entertainment history, including the late singer Amy Winehouse, Siouxsie Sioux (leader singer of rock group Siouxsie and the Banshees), and actor Lindsay Lohan. Read more…

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Google Assistant can now help you cook your favorite dish

Google Assistant has just become even more useful for those using an Android device or the Google Home. Thanks to Bon Appetit, The New York Times, Food Network and a couple of more publications, Google Assistant users will now be able to access more than 5 million recipes.

Basically, you won’t be needing any cooking books since you’ll now be able to find just about any recipe that you can think of. More importantly, Google Home users can listen to a recipe and their favorite music, at the same time.

The ability to cook with the Google Assistant on Google …

Latest Google Trips update may turn the app into your favorite travel companion

The Google Trips application was launched more than seven months ago, but no one gave it any chance since it had to compete with the likes of TripIt and other similar travel apps.

It appears that Google doesn’t want to let its app die so soon, which is why the newest Trips update brings lots of new features and improvements that significantly enhance user experience.

But first of all, here is a quick rundown of Google Trips’ main features. Well, the app has been specially designed to automatically organize one’s travel information and make it available offline.

Google …

Wonderwall is my new favorite Android wallpaper app

There is a ton of wallpaper apps on Android, but if you are looking for one that is right for you… good luck looking. You probably already know about some cool wallpaper apps: the trendy Android Wallpapers by Google brings some nice artwork for a wallpaper, and Muzei has plenty of customization options. While these are two great apps, I have recently stumbled upon a simpler app that has a more refined focus: it brings high-quality, portrait-mode optimized wallpapers in a simple and ad-free package.

The app is Wonderwall for Android, and I appreciate …

TechCrunch’s Favorite Things of 2016


stuff We made it! 2016, the year that might go down in history books as “The one where the simulation glitched out a little” is… just about over. We see a lot of stuff at TechCrunch. Lots and lots of stuff. Gadgets. Apps. Stuff that has inexplicably been made “smart”. Stuff that solves huge problems — and stuff that solves problems literally no one on earth… Read More

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