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 …

B&H Photo has the Apple iPad and Apple Watch Series 2 on sale for the rest of the week

With Independence Day 2017 coming down to the last few hours, it doesn’t mean that you are too late to take advantage of some holiday deals. For the remainder of this week, you can buy the Apple iPad and the Apple Watch Series 2 on sale from B&H Photo. This is the large photo, video and electronics store located right near Madison Square Garden in New York. B&H does a lot of business online, and occasionally has a big sale on phones, tablets and other mobile devices.

B&H has the 2017 9.7-inch Apple iPad in all three colors (Silver, Space Gray and Gold) for $299. That is $30 or …

This chill gorilla loves baby animal videos like the rest of us


When the news cycle stresses you out, there’s perhaps no better escape than glimpsing upon an adorable animal friend.

Take, for instance, this gorilla at the Louisville Zoo in Kentucky. 

He’s serene, calm, and content. He looks like a great listener. And he, like us, really enjoys watching videos of baby animals.

My new friend and I enjoy watching videos of baby gorillas! 😍😍😍🦍 #mylifeiscomplete #hereallylovedthisyall

A post shared by Lindsey Costello (@lindseyncostello) on Jun 29, 2017 at 7:51pm PDT

Lindsey Costello visited the zoo’s gorilla enclosure on June 30. She sat side-by-side with the great ape and held her smartphone up to the glass while playing videos of baby gorillas. (She gave permission to share her Instagram post via Storyful.) Read more…

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This week in apps: L'Oréal's new UV patch, a cool raw photo editor, and the rest of the best


It’s possible that you couldn’t keep up with the wild world of app updates this week considering all the changes happening with Uber, including Travis Kalanick stepping down as CEO. If that’s the case, there’s no need to worry. We’ve got you covered.

Each week we round up the most important app news along with some of the coolest new and updated apps to help you stay in the loop with everything you need on your phone.

Here’s what caught our eye this week. If you’re looking for more, make sure to check out last week’s roundup of top apps. Read more…

L’Oréal’s UV Patch

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