Check out some new renders showing six of Alcatel's 2018 phones

Tipster extraordinaire Evan Blass has disseminated several tweets today showing renders for six upcoming Alcatel handsets. The sextet are expected to be released sometime in 2018. The Alcatel 1X is a low-to-mid-range model. The  Alcatel 3 features a rear-facing fingerprint scanner as does the Alcatel 3C, The latter includes a curved back, and a speaker adorns the rear of the phone.

The Alcatel 3V and Alcatel 3X both feature a dual camera-setup on back, with a fingerprint scanner underneath. The latter appears to have very minimal side bezels. And that leaves the Alcatel 5. This model …


Render showing both sides of Huawei Mate 10 Lite is here for your viewing pleasure

The other day, Dutch retailer Belsimpel listed the Huawei Mate 10 Lite prematurely. According to the listing, the phone will be offered in November, priced at €349 in Europe (equivalent to $412.66 USD). Today, tipster Evan Blass disseminated a tweet showing both the front and back of the Mate 10 Lite. The 5.9-inch display will feature an aspect ratio of 18:9 just like the Huawei Mate 10 and Huawei Mate 10 Pro, and carry an FHD+ resolution of  1080 x 2160. Ironically, that tops the resolution of the Huawei Mate 10 display.

One interesting note. The Huawei Mate 10 Lite not only has a …

New render of Huawei Mate 10 Pro features "live" image showing off the lock screen

Yesterday, we showed you a couple of renders revealing the Huawei Mate 10 Pro in two different colors. The phablet, along with the Huawei Mate 10, is set to be unveiled on October 16th. This morning, we have another render of the Mate 10 Pro to show you, although this time the image shows off the phone’s lock screen on the 5.99-inch LCD display. The image comes to us from leak master Evan Bass. The screen carries an aspect ratio of 18:9, a resolution of 1440 x 2880, and there are no physical buttons on the front of the phone. The fingerprint scanner is on the back of the Mate 10 Pro, along …

Google releases video showing how Android Oreo's statue was created

Android 8.0 Oreo is the next version of Android, despite previous rumors stating otherwise. As with each new iteration of the mobile platform launched, Google places a big, nice mascot in front of its Mountain View headquarters that represents that version of Android.

The recent launch was no exception and Android Oreo has its own statue that’s been built in much secrecy by the artists that Google chose. A video that goes through all the manufacturing process of the statue and its unveiling has been recently published by Google.

It appears that the status …

Apple releases videos showing how to get things done with the iPad, iPad Pro and iOS 11

Apple released several videos today showing the Apple iPad, iPad Pro, and iOS 11. The first video shows how you can take advantage of the new capabilities of the dock. You can customize the dock by dragging more apps to it. It also will show the last app that you used on your tablet, on your iPhone and even on your Mac. Long pressing on an app will reveal the latest files you have worked on.

Another video shows you “How to effortlessly scan, sign, and send a document with iOS 11.” This is done using the iPad Pro and iOS 11. That combination also teams up with an Apple Pencil in another video …

Parrot has no qualms showing swiping cat who's boss

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Don’t mess with this bird.

A Japanese parrot by the name of Karin isn’t one to shy away from showing who’s boss, in a series of videos uploaded by Twitter user @masaki_1133.

While playing around, Karin thought it’d be a wise idea to try and trap the kitten in the box, closing the lid on the feline.

Perhaps feeling bad, Karin pulls open the box lid to let the kitten out — who returns the favour with a swipe on the parrot’s head.

But Karin has the last say to the rude cat, much to the amusement of its owner. Read more…

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Vivo is showing off a working in-screen fingerprint scanner prototype, courtesy of new Qualcomm tech

We were wrong – Chinese phone manufacturer Vivo won’t, in fact, be the first to put out a device with an in-screen fingerprint scanner, though it most certainly is the first to openly display a prototype. At this year’s MWC Shanghai, which taking place right now, the company showed off the first implementation of Qualcomm’s just-announced in-screen ultrasonic scanner technology.

Vivo demonstrated the new tech with a couple of prototypes, one based on the current Xplay6 (seen above) with the scanner embedded under the screen, and another with it behind …

YouTube now allows more videos to be seen in Restrictive Mode, including those showing LGBTQ+ issues

YouTube’s Restricted Mode is designed to prevent the kiddies from viewing something that would no doubt blow their minds. But in the process of making sure that certain videos couldn’t be viewed by minors (no matter how hard they tried), a large number of relatively harmless videos were also getting blocked. And that included many clips with LGBTQ+ content.

After being criticized for being too restrictive, YouTube announced today that it has made changes to whatever in its system was “incorrectly filtering videos for [the] feature.” The fix itself is kind of interesting. YouTube manually …

BlackBerry releases a new video showing off its Dynamics Launcher for the enterprise

We can’t forget that BlackBerry is now basically a software company. Yesterday, we told you about the new Privacy Shade app that can be found for ‘Berry handsets in the Google Play Store. It’s a simple, but well thought out solution to a security problem. Now, the company has released a video showing off its renamed launcher for the enterprise, the BlackBerry Dynamics Launcher. The latter solves some problems facing employees in the field. 

One solution for workers on the go is to use native apps. But as BlackBerry tells us, these are fraught with danger. There is a decided …

Samsung was secretly showing off standalone VR headsets at MWC 2017

Samsung made a big deal out of the announcement of its newest high-end processor, the Exynos 8895, which is the company’s answer to Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 835. International versions of the upcoming Galaxy S8 are said to feature the chip, but it appears the company isn’t content with putting it in smartphones only anymore. According to a report from PCWorld, while the public Samsung showcase was focused on its new tablets, it had a much more interesting thing to show backstage: untethered VR headsets, powered by the 8895.

Right now, virtual reality …