Rest easy: Justin Timberlake isn't resurrecting Prince via hologram

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He hasn’t even taken the stage yet but Justin Timberlake’s halftime performance is already embroiled in controversies

The most bizarre of these was the rumor, reported Saturday on TMZ, that he’d share the stage with a hologram of the late, great Prince. Reports of a planned holographic tribute to the pop star, who passed away in April 2016, were swiftly met with vehement backlash.

Much of that criticism coalesced around Prince’s long-time drummer and friend Sheila E, who tweeted a reminder that, in life, Prince expressed deep hatred for holographic revivals of dead artists.

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Dude discovers genius way to get some rest and relaxation at the airport

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Finding a moment of peace and relaxation before a flight or during a layover at the airport may seem impossible, but people have figured out some pretty inventive ways to tune out while traveling.

Sure, some people dive for the noise-cancelling headphones, or maybe a large hood to keep as much of the outside away. But what’s to be done if you really need to stretch your legs? 

While some people will get right down on that disgusting airport floor, which has been stomped on by countless dirty shoes from around the world, this airline passenger decided to take things to the next level.

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Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ vs iPhone X vs Pixel 2 XL and the best of the rest: preliminary size comparison

The official reveal of the Galaxy S9 and S9+ is still a ways off, with conflicting reports as to whether the two flagships will be showcased at CES next year or further down the line. But even if our first real glimpse of Samsung’s 2018 S-series lineup is still a good couple of months away, we already have a lot of interesting tidbits about the upcoming phones, including some renders and even dimensions that are based off of leaked factory CAD drawings.

But even before the recent Galaxy S9 leaks, we got our hands on some information regarding Samsung’s …

MIUI 9 is starting its global rollout today to some Xiaomi devices, here's a schedule for all the rest

The newest version of Xiaomi’s MIUI software is starting its slow, gradual rollout to a hefty bevy of the company’s Android devices. Interestingly, even the Xiaomi Mi 2 released in 2012 is getting a taste of the new software, which is quite the impressive feat and truly a proof that China’s giant is rather committed to continued software support for its devices.
MIUI 9 is introducing a hefty amount of features. including split-screen multitasking, redesigned bundling notifications and quick replies (coming later with a subsequent software update), new animated …

Razer Phone size comparison vs Galaxy Note 8, S8, S8+, Pixel 2 XL, LG V30, iPhone 8 Plus, and all the rest

With no RGB lighting in sight, gaming company Razer has just officially forayed into the smartphone market, a niche that is not quite welcoming to newcomers. The likes of Samsung, Apple, Google, Huawei, and LG are not going to voluntarily squeeze themselves so that the gaming paraphernalia giant could fit in. 

But what if it caters to a subniche that remains largely ignored – mobile gaming? True, mobile gaming doesn’t hold a candle to PC and console ones, but there’s still a large bunch of smartphone users whose needs for exceptional framerates …

Huawei Mate 10 Pro vs Galaxy Note 8, iPhone X, Google Pixel 2 XL, and the best of the rest: size comparison

Out of the three Huawei smartphones unveiled today, the Mate 10 Pro is certainly the one that attracts the most attention. The Chinese company has clearly played to its strengths with its latest top-end handset, as it features a nearly bezel-less design, the powerful AI-enabled Kirin 970 chipset, and a very capable Leica-branded main dual-camera.

Despite its strong sides, the new handset will have to face a veritable murderers’ row in the high-end spectrum of the smartphone market. Other big names such as Apple, Samsung, Google, and LG have all released …

Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL vs the Galaxy Note 8, iPhone X, and the best of the rest: size comparison

Google has just made its 2017 smartphone lineup official in the form of the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL.

The Google Pixel 2 features a 5-inch 1080p display, retaining the more traditional design of last year’s model, while the Pixel 2 XL follows 2017 trends and is outfitted with a QHD+ 18:9 display surrounded by thin bezels. Employing two very different designs for its new flagship lineup is a smart move on Google’s part and an excellent way to cover all bases: have an “oldschool” device with larger bezels to cater to traditionalists, and have another …

HTC to give Vive app developers 100% of app revenue for the rest of 2017

No sooner has HTC made a deal with Google that will fill its coffers with $1.1 billion and increase the importance of the Vive VR system to the company, the Taiwan based manufacturer is trying to get developers to lower prices for apps developed for the VR headset. Instead of keeping 30% of app revenue related to the product, HTC will take a 0% slice of app revenue, which means that the developers will keep 100% instead of their usual 70%. After December 31st, 2017, HTC regains its 30% cut.

HTC is hoping that lower priced apps results in higher sales of the Vive system. And do not discount …

Galaxy Note 8's dual-camera system has some awesome features that make it stand out from the rest

Dual cameras are the hot new trend in the mobile world, and we’ve seen manufacturers combine all sorts of cameras on the back of their devices over the last year or so – wide plus even wider, color and monochrome, wide plus telephoto, you name it. So, we weren’t the least bit surprised when we learned that Samsung’s brand new Galaxy Note 8 would also prominently feature a dual-camera setup. We were also not surprised when Samsung told is it would consist of a regular camera backed up by a telephoto lens, iPhone 7 Plus-style, but boy, did Samsung have a bunch of sweet surprises …

Nokia 8 vs Apple iPhone 7 Plus vs Galaxy S8 vs OnePlus and the rest: size comparison

The Nokia 8 is out and it is a beautifully designed flagship phone that will compete with the very best out there.
But there is something interesting and slightly atypical about the Nokia 8: it features a 5.3-inch display, not quite as large as the other 5.5-inch ones out there, but not small either.
The space savings that a smaller display offers can make a difference for those who prefer a more compact phone, but keep in mind that the Nokia 8 does not follow the latest bezel-less, full-screen design trend and has …