Xperia XZ2 Pro spotted in HTML benchmark, long display reaffirmed

For a while now, we’ve been hearing whispers that Sony might just be jumping on the 18:9 bandwagon, joining the ranks of extra-wide, thin-bezeled phones with its next flagships. Well, now, we have a reiteration of that rumor through an alleged benchmark listing, which seems to spill some details about an Xperia XZ2 Pro.

First and foremost, the screengrab shows us that the new phone is running Android 8.1 Oreo. Then, we get a section saying “Screen size: 424 x 848 px”. Now, we doubt this is the actual screen resolution the phone would ship with — who knows what happened there — but …


Nokia 7 won't remain China-exclusive for too long, other countries will get it soon

HMD Global introduced the Nokia 7 as a China-exclusive back in October, but it looks like the smartphone will be making outside this country very soon. Unofficially, the smartphone is already available for purchase at some European retailers, but a few lucky countries will get it through official channels.

Word is HMD plans to launch the Nokia 7 in India later this month. Apparently, the smartphone will be available exclusively through Amazon India for a price that hasn’t been disclosed yet.

But that’s not all, as Nokia 7 is expected to arrive in Europe …

So long, Pixel C: the hybrid tablet is gone from the Google Store

The Google Pixel C was a quirky little tablet with a cool magnetically-attached keyboard, introduced way back in December of 2015. It didn’t enjoy much popularity — despite being marketed as a productivity machine, it ran pretty much vanilla Android and it was pricey, starting at $499 with the keyboard being a separate $149 buy. Still, it had its fandom.

If you’ve been waiting for the right time for the Pixel C’s price to drop and the stars to align themselves in the right way so you could pull the trigger and buy one, that moment is quickly fleeting. The Google Pixel C has been silently …

Analyst sees iPhone X leading to a 'super long cycle' for Apple

Piper Jaffray analyst Michael Olson wrote a note to the firm’s clients today that is very bullish as far as Apple is concerned. Of course, the securities house has been high on the tech titan going back to the days when Gene Munster was covering the company for Piper Jaffray. Today, Olson wrote that thanks to the iPhone X, Apple is in line “to experience a strong multi-year iPhone trajectory, not the short-lived ‘super cycle’ that was anticipated.”

The analyst cites a growing interest in augmented reality, led by developers pushing out new, interesting AR based apps for the App Store. Also …

Bear chills out on garbage dump's couch after a long day

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Bears don’t have any interest in your miserable standing desks, thank you very much.

Mandy Stantic was visiting a garbage dump in Northern Manitoba last spring when she came upon a black bear sitting on a discarded sofa. Stantic, whose photos just recently went viral, had specifically driven to the dump with her daughter to see the dump (god bless Canadian road trips) when she discovered the bear just lounging.

“The bears are always very active at the dump. This one must have been in the mood to relax after eating his full and climbed up on the couch to get comfortable,” Stantic told MashableRead more…

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Apple iPhone 8 launch day: Still no shortage of long lines

Ten years of iPhone releases hasn’t slowed down the gravitational force that continues to be felt on launch day for Apple’s prized smartphone. It’s unbelievable to tell you the truth, seeing that you’d think that the allure and prestige would’ve fizzled down quite a bit over the years, but it hasn’t. Even as we visited Apple’s flagship store on 5th Avenue in New York City, there was no indication of the magic dwindling away – even well into the afternoon, which is an indicator of consumer interest. 
So yeah, Apple took a slightly different …

Samsung inadvertently confirms the long rumored Gear Fit 2 Pro

Samsung has big plans when it comes to wearables, as the South Korean company has not one, but two devices in the pipeline that we know of. The recently revealed Samsung Gear Sport hybrid smartwatch has already been certified by FCC, while the upcoming Gear Fit 2 Pro has been listed on the company’s official website.

A new Gear Fit band was rumored to make its debut at the Tizen Developer event back in the spring, but Samsung had other plans for the fitness tracker. It appears that the unannounced Gear Fit 2 Pro will be introduced very soon since it’s been listed …

Nokia 8 was apparently listed on an official Nokia website (but not for long)

Expected to be officially announced at the end of this month, on July 31, the Nokia 8 will (probably) become the very first high-end Nokia smartphone since the brand has been resurrected.

While HMD Global and Nokia haven’t confirmed anything about the upcoming handset, we’ve already seen renders allegedly showing it. What’s more, it looks like today, for a brief period of time, Nokia inadvertently listed the new smartphone on its official Chinese website.

Right now, there’s no mention of the Nokia 8 on Nokia’s Chinese website, but some fans say the handset was definitely spotted …

Google Keep for Android adds long overdue undo and redo functionality

If you’ve ever found yourself accidentally deleting a bunch of text you weren’t supposed to while writing a note in Google Keep (thanks, Gboard!), you’ll know immediately just how great the following piece of news is: the Android version of the app has finally added undo/redo functionality.

The feature is visible immediately when you start editing a note, and can be accessed from a pair of arrow-shaped buttons that appear at the bottom of the app screen. However, so far the option is limited to the current writing session only, meaning once you exit a note your writing history …

Gchat is officially dead, long live Hangouts

Google announced back in March that it will transition Gchat users to Hangouts, which will eventually end up in Gchat being completely retired. The chat service that was launched back in 2005 as a means of communication between Gmail users will be closed today and replaced with Hangouts.

Gchat, or Gtalk, users have been served numerous prompts in the last couple of months, which warned them about the change and invited them to switch to Hangouts by the end of June. If you haven’t done that yet, after June 26, Gchat users will be automatically transitioned to Hangouts.

According to …