Xiaomi Black Shark gaming phone official: Snapdragon 845, liquid cooling system

The Xiaomi Black Shark gaming phone is official, aiming to give the Razer Phone a run for its money. Black Shark is technically an independent company, but thanks to a large investment from Xiaomi, both companies are now hoping to compete directly with both Razer and Nubia, the latter of which is expected to announce its own gaming smartphone next week.

A unique design and powerful internals
The overall shape of the Xiaomi Black Shark gaming phone is pretty rounded, with the front panel being dominated by a large, 6-inch, 18:9 display complete with a 2160×1080 (FHD+) resolution …

Xiaomi's Black Shark gaming phone shown off in new sketch

The Black Shark gaming phone, which is backed by Xiaomi, has appeared online in a new sketch. The Xiaomi-backed OEM has already confirmed that its new gaming smartphone will be launching next Friday, April 13, and now, due to a new sketch, a few of the design elements have been confirmed by the company.
As can be seen in the image, the Black Shark Phone looks set to take on the shape of an X with the top and bottom sides of the device being much more angular than traditional smartphones. In fact, a total of eight sides are featured on the device’s frame. Because of …

Amazon daily deals for March 20: DEWALT tools, the Shark ION Rocket vacuum, new bikes, and more


It’s the first day of spring and these daily deals on Amazon are perfect for breaking in the new season.

For those DIY projects that you need to bring outside, there are discounted DEWALT tools to equip yourself with for the job. Spring cleaners may want to check out this Amazon’s Choice SharkNinja vacuum for only $100 today. There are also great deals on bikes for those who like to use the warm weather to get some exercise.

There are also plenty of other tech items on sale today. Jam to a portable Bluetooth speaker for $22, or test your garden with a soil pH meter for $10. Gamers can also pick up a Nintendo 3DS charger, and adventurers can find lightweight travel backpacks on sale.  Read more…

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Apple Watch saves kitesurfer from potential shark encounter, Tim Cook reacts with 'wow'

Apple’s smartwatch ads are full of feel-good stories about how the wearable changes people’s lives for the better, mainly on the physical activity side of the everyday spectrum, but this next story is something else, and forced even Tim Cook to react.

Armed with his kitesurf and Apple Watch 3 on his wrist, one John Zilles took against the waves on a new underwater hydrofoil wing, but about a mile in, he wiped out, and couldn’t get his heavy kit airborne again. Thus, he had about two hours of slowly swimming against the current with all the kite …