Want a brand new iPhone 3GS? 9 years on, Korean carrier restarts sales at $40 a pop

If you thought that the first iPhone with usable cellular connectivity is only destined for Apple timeline roundups, you aren’t in the minds of Korean carrier marketeers. A subsidiary of the largest carrier south of the DMZ, SK Telink’s brainstorming sessions aren’t what they used to be. 

Braving the naysayers, the Mad Men-inspired bunch decided to use the possibilities given to it by its SK7 second-hand brand to take a bunch of iPhone 3GS models chilling in the warehouse for the last 9 years, repackage them in premium boxes, and sell them at the prepaid crowd for the equivalent …

Google Photos' Color Pop now available to some users

Announced at last week’s Google I/O, the new AI powered Color Pop feature is beginning to make its way into the Google Photos app for some users. Color Pop automatically changes the color of the background in a photograph to black and white, while keeping the subject in color. This way, the subject stands out, and the colors of the photo appear to “pop.” That’s due to the juxtaposition between the black and white and color portions of the image.

For Color Pop to work, the subject needs to be easily identified by Google’s servers. If a picture does meet the requirements, a notification will …

Wolverine is totally going to pop up in 'Deadpool 2,' isn't he?


The dance continues.

Ryan Reynolds has a habit of trolling his old X-Men Origins: Wolverine pals Hugh Jackman. Just a few weeks ago, in fact, Reynolds took a (proverbial) dump all over an anniversary message Jackman sent to his wife of 22 years.

Now he’s at it again. In a video tweeted on Friday, Jackman can barely keep a straight face as he tries to record a “heartfelt birthday message” while a Deadpool-suited Reynolds sings “Tomorrow,” from Annie, on the bed behind him.

It’s hilarious. Especially with them breaking into “Who Let the Dogs Out.” Read more…

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These 11 queer artists are on the frontier of pop music


From Drag Race to Olympic figure skaters, queer people are owning culture, while the rest of you are regurgitating it at an alarming rate.

However, it’s no secret that many queer artists are still finding their footing in mainstream pop music. As audiences grow progressively more tolerant, these artists are starting to find a way to step forward. This growing camp of musicians share a use of electric, synthpop sounds, and introspective lyrics that reflect the way they see the world through their multifaceted identities.

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Galaxy S9 and S9+ pop up on dbrand's site, vinyl skins available for pre-order

Vinyl skin manufacturer dbrand is usually pretty quick to update its portfolio with vinyl skins for all the hot new flagships, but in the case of the upcoming Galaxy S9 and S9+, it’s extra quick.

And rightly so, as the upcoming high-profile flagships from Samsung’s camp are definitely the most anticipated phones for the first half of the year with literally nothing coming close to them. 
Thus, don’t act surprised when we tell you that dbrand has already primed up its neat combo skin builder with support for the upcoming devices, allowing soon-to-be users …

Renders of the alleged Huawei P20 pop up: let's count its cameras!

Just as 2017 was winding down, we got our first leak involving Huawei’s next flagship. Well, flagship trio, to be exact, since — as per the leak — Huawei is prepping three different phones. The “regular” Huawei P20 to be your run-of-the-mill expensive phone, a P20 Plus, which sounds like a phablet variant of the same, and a P20 Pro, which will probably have some hardware bump to cater more towards power users.

While the phones are still shrouded in mystery, there is one curious thing that keeps popping up, rumor after rumor — a triple camera module on the …

No more Snap, Crackle or Pop for iPhone 8/8 Plus as Apple sends out iOS 11.0.2

A bit more than a week ago, we told you that some Apple iPhone 8 and Apple iPhone 8 Plus users were troubled by a static noise that was coming from their phone’s earpiece. Apple said that it would send out a software update that would fix the problem, and that update came today when iOS 11.0.2 was pushed out by the gang in Cupertino. So, the static issue should be gone following the installation of iOS 11.0.2. The size of the update weighs in at 286.8MB.

Apple stated that iOS 11.0.2 bring various bug fixes and improvements to the iPhone and iPad. To be more precise, the latest iOS build:

Fixes …

Instagram breach results in up to 6 million users' phones and email adresses being sold for 10 bucks a pop

If you’ve been on the internet in the past, say, five years or so, you’ve undoubtedly at some point been the target of a request to enable two-factor authentication for some online service. And while giving away your phone number to a random corporation doesn’t sound like the best idea ever, this is one of the best ways to protect your accounts against unauthorized third parties.

But it seems that even a huge tech giant like Facebook has a bit of a trouble with not just giving away users’ private info — a report from Variety has just highlighted …

Samsung Gear POP receives its certification from the Bluetooth SIG

A wearable device called the Samsung Gear POP has just received its Bluetooth certification from the Bluetooth SIG (Special Interest Group). The product carries an SM-R600 model number, and features Bluetooth v4.2 on board. Back in May, we told you about a pair of wearable fitness products that Samsung was developing. One was the aforementioned Gear POP while the other was called the Gear Fit Pro. Both products are believed to have the Tizen OS pre-installed.

The Bluetooth SIG has the Gear POP listed as a mobile device. The product could turn out to be more fitness tracker than smartwatch …

Olixar cases for the Pixel 2 pop up, renders of the phone included

So, before hot phones hit the market, case makers start gearing up, racking on various case models, preparing for a spike in sales. During this period, some cases may pop up on various mobile accessory websites, with computer-generated images of the case, with a render of what the phone is expected to look like inside. This render is usually not officially confirmed by the phone maker or anything, but taken from all the leaks that we see day in and day out.

What’s curious about this specific set of cases is that it shows renders of the upcoming Pixel 2, which we haven’t seen before. The …