Prepare to get your behind kicked: Shadow Fight 3 is out, smooth as ever, less shadowy

When it comes to fighting games for mobile devices, you really don’t have a lot of options. One title that definitely sticks out due to its quality and control scheme has been Shadow Fight 2. It was developed exclusively for mobile, it had super-smooth animations, and controls which didn’t work terribly bad, considering all you have is a touchscreen.

Well, just yesterday, a new game in the series was released — Shadow Fight 3. Is it a better game or more of the same?

It is most certainly a noteworthy upgrade. The game is bigger, better, with entirely new …


The reason for those smooth iPhone X gestures? 120Hz touch input sampling

Before actually getting to use the iPhone X last week, we were a bit on the fence about its new gesture-based navigation of swiping up, holding, or flipping through recent apps. Could these really replace the simple act of tapping the legacy home key? 

Our worries, it turned out during the review process, were in vain. Not only are the gestures very intuitive, and easy to become second nature, but also the sheer responsiveness of the display while executing those made us wonder what could be behind the smooth operation. We din’t encounter a …

DJI Osmo Mobile vs Feiyu-Tech SPG vs Zhiyun Smooth 3: smartphone gimbals

Optical image stabilization, OIS for short, has done wonders for smartphone cameras. Once regarded as a luxury amongst few camera-centric phones, it has gone on to become prevalent throughout the range. And nowadays, it’s almost unfathomable for any high-end device to lack it – so it’s just that commonplace, which is amazing to say the least.

They’ve proven their worth, obviously, as they’ve been able to stabilize otherwise shaky looking video footage that would almost certainly make them unusable for professional use. While OIS has been touted by some manufactures to deliver …

Buttery smooth: Sharp phone with 120 Hz display compared to Galaxy S8

This year, we saw the first mobile devices with 120 Hz display refresh rates — they were the Apple iPad Pro 10.5 and iPad Pro 12.9. That’s double the usual 60 Hz refresh rate that’s out on most devices. What does it translate to? Smoother animations and a perception of a faster, more accurate response to the user’s touch inputs.

But what if we told you that there are phones out there that have 120 Hz displays? Yup, a couple of Sharp’s Aquos models have the high refresh rate. But, as you are probably guessing, they are only sold in Japan, as is often the case with Sharp’s high-tech handsets.

How …

Zhiyun Smooth 3 hands-on

Smartphone gimbals have slowly been penetrating the market for the last couple of years, as they present advantages when it comes to stability. Yes, OIS in many smartphones has helped to smooth things out, but these smartphone gimbals ensure that steadiness is achieved during all sorts of motion. We’ve been checking out the Zhiyun Smooth 3 for a little bit now, which is in the same price bracket as the highly touted DJI Osmo Mobile. 
Honestly, there’s not a lot to the design of the Smooth 3. In fact, you can kind of say it’s rather generic looking for the …

ProMotion display technology on the Apple iPad Pro explained: buttery smooth!

The most advanced display on the planet – that, in Apple’s words, is what the two latest iPad Pro models treat your eyes to. That is a bold claim, but it is also one not far from the truth given all of the screen technology packed into the new 10.5- and 12.9-inch iPad Pro tablets. Their screens are brighter and less reflective than before, with support for HDR video and automatic white balance adjustment, all while rendering eye candy across as many as 5.6 million pixels. However, the most striking display upgrade they bring is a feature that Apple calls ProMotion.

What …