Asus ZenFone 5's beefed up specs show up in benchmark

Asus is readying its new ZenFone smartphones, which will be revealed on February 27 at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018. We’ve already learned a few things about some of the devices that Asus plans to introduce later this month, including what some of them look like.

A live picture allegedly showing the front side of the Asus ZenFone 5, which seems to be the company’s upcoming flagship, leaked online. Now we have more information on what’s under the hood thanks to AnTuTu, a benchmarking tool used to test the performance of phones and other devices.

If the information provided by AnTuTu …


Redditors threaten to show up to Coinbase headquarters with guns

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Well this is frightening. 

Reacting to the news that Coinbase account holders had been mistakenly overcharged (in some cases, thousands of dollars), one individual took to Reddit to suggest a troubling solution: Show up at the cryptocurrency exchange’s San Francisco headquarters with guns. 

And he was met with at least some support. 

“Anyone want to show up at the Coinbase headquarters with guns and hold them at gun point until they refund us,” asked the redditor under the name bombodail. “I think that might be the only way to get the money back.”

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Ulefone will show off the T2 Pro at MWC: all-screen front, Helio P70, dual camera

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Ulefone has been known to strive towards building good-looking handsets with respectable hardware specs, and its latest entry is no different. What’s even more exciting about the upcoming Ulefone T2 Pro is that it will be showcased at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, giving enthusiasts a chance to learn more about it!

But what is the Ulefone T2 Pro …

Leaked photos show several components belonging to the Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+

Yesterday, we showed you images of the batteries that will allegedly be deployed inside the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Samsung Galaxy S9+. Those images came from tipster Roland Quandt, who today disseminated some more tweets containing pictures of other Galaxy S9/Galaxy S9+ components. For example, one of the images shows the fingerprint scanner (notice the new shape?) while another reveals the lone camera earmarked for the back of the 2018 flagship model.

Another picture shared by Quandt shows off the USB-C board for the Samsung Galaxy S9+. Both models will be unveiled on February 25th, at the …

Apple takes Animoji Karaoke to the next level in Grammy show ads

Apple has two new cool animoji ads and it aired them at the Grammy’s to showcase the fun new iPhone X feature to a wide audience.

Both ads are basically animoji karaoke interpretations of popular songs.
The first one has an alien singing Childish Gambino’s “Redbone” with a special appearance by Mr. Unicorn. It’s all set in a psychadelic universe filled with cat, panda and robot emoji, and you can see it below.
The second one called “Amigos” has a different set of animoji perform “Stir Fry” by hip …

Google will show off the future of AR in mobile games at GDC 2018

On Monday, March 19, Google will be hosting a Google Developer Day at 2018’s Game Developer Conference (GDC). Then from March 21st through the 23rd they will have a booth at the same conference. While you will need a GDC pass to attend in person, Google will be kindly live streaming the event for our viewing pleasure. If you are interested in seeing the event, you can sign up for updates via Google’s event page. Not sure if you want to? Here’s what they will have in store…

Last year, when Google attended GDC they focused on increasing player engagement …

New Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ renders show the phones next to each other


A couple of days ago, Samsung confirmed that it would
officially announce its Galaxy S9 family of smartphones on February 25 at MWC
2018. For now, the company doesn’t want to say much about the S9 series, other
than the fact that it’s going to bring a “reimagined” camera.
Nevertheless, leaked renders – and even videos – have been suggesting that the Galaxy S9
and Galaxy S9+ won’t be too different from the S8 and S8+, at least not when it comes
to design.

 

In case you had any doubts about what the S9 family would
look like, we can now take a peek at two renders that seemingly show the …

New Samsung Galaxy Note 8 videos show how to maximize battery life, and setup mobile hotspot

Samsung may be getting ready to announce a Galaxy S9 and an S9+ at MWC 2018 next month, but its Galaxy Note series is (probably) not going to be refreshed until the second half of the year. And that makes sense, as the Galaxy Note 8 is only 4 months old now, so it doesn’t need a replacement yet. With that in mind, we’re not surprised to see that Samsung just shared a couple of new how-to videos featuring the Galaxy Note 8. 
The first new Note 8 video shows what can be done to maximize the battery life of the handset – including using dark wallpapers, disabling …

Images from Samsung patent application allegedly show the foldable Samsung Galaxy X

Just the other day, we passed along some more information about the foldable Samsung Galaxy X. One report stated that the device will look like a phone at rest, and when unfolded, it becomes a tablet with a 7.3-inch screen. Yesterday, the President of Samsung’s Mobile Communications Business, DJ Koh, said that issues with the UX have forced Sammy to delay the launch of the Galaxy X to 2019.

Today, sketches of the Samsung Galaxy X have been released by WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization). They are from a filing made by Samsung back on June 14 of last year. The product has one …

Google to launch Echo Show competitors in partnership with JBL, Lenovo, Sony, LG, and other major companies

Facing incredibly tough competition from Amazon, and with Apple’s HomePod on the horizon, Google announced that Google Assistant will be making its way to a wide range of smart home speakers made by different manufacturers in 2018. Major tech companies, including Bang & Olufsen, Altec Lansing, Anker Innovations, Braven, iHome, JBL, Jensen, LG, Lenovo, Klipsch, Knit Audio, Memorex, RIVA Audio, SōLIS, and Sony are reportedly on board and will be producing their own smart speakers powered by Google’s AI Assistant.

What’s more interesting is that JBL, …