Essential Camera update adds new Tiny Planet mode and flash for the selfie camera

Great news for Essential Phone users who want to make the best of their camera features, as the US company behind the unique device has just pushed another update for the Essential Camera app.

The app that provides the necessary software algorithms for the Essential Phone’s camera has been updated with new features and improvements. The most interesting is the new Tiny Planet camera mode, which adds a small planet on the background of your 360 photos and videos.

The Tiny Planet mode is still in beta, so be patient if you notice any issues with the new feature. Also, Essential Phone …

Poll results: tiny phones are a viable backup plan

Nowadays, phones are getting bigger and bigger, but our pockets aren’t. With a huge phablet in your pocket, especially one that has a glass back, it becomes a tedious task to take it out of your pocket for every received notification. And what if you want to hit the gym? People prefer to leave their expensive handset in the locker or at home and either disconnect from the world, or bring in a backup.

A backup like an old and probably smaller phone, or a smartwatch. That way, one gets enough functionality to remain connected to the world, yet don’t run the risk of dropping and stepping on …

A tiny Shetland pony had a munch on Prince Harry's hand


You don’t wanna mess with Shetland ponies.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle made their first official visit to Scotland on Tuesday. They started their tour in Edinburgh, and were greeted at the castle by regimental mascot Cruachan IV — a tiny Shetland pony.

Cruachan clearly does not pander to royalty, as he gave Harry a warning nibble — presumably because he takes issue with the democratic implications of a non-elected head of state.

Prince Harry and Ms. Markle are greeted on arrival at Edinburgh Castle by the Band of the Royal Marines and the mascot of The Royal Regiment of Scotland, Shetland pony Cruachan🐴

— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) February 13, 2018 Read more…

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The tiny but smart Google Clips camera is now available to order in the US

Remember the interesting Clips camera that Google announced in October, at the same time with its Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones? Well, the device is now finally available to order in the US. 
Priced at $249, Google Clips can be shipped for free within the US, although not before March 2. Even if you choose expedited delivery at check out (for an extra $17.99), it looks like Google can’t ship the camera before February 28. 
While it has a button that lets you take photos manually, the strength of Google Clips lies in the fact …

Tiny device, huge panic: overheating battery causes evacuation of Apple Store in Zurich

In recent times, we’ve been hearing a lot about faulty batteries. Li-Ion cells have always had the occasional lemon, which will have a chance to melt down — and it’s a bummer when it happens to your device. But with the increasing amount of smartphone users around the world, and with phone manufacturers trying to cram larger capacity batteries into tighter devices, it’s no surprise that this is now… a hot topic.

Additionally, Apple has come under scrutiny for the way it handled the aging batteries in its own iPhones — it throttled performance to reduce the strain on a degraded battery. …

Meet Zanco tiny t1, world's smallest mobile phone

While companies battle each other for the world’s biggest smartphone title, one company took a turn in the other direction. Zanco plans to launch world’s smallest mobile phone, the tiny t1.

Although it’s just a feature phone, Zanco tiny t1 offers all the basic features you would expect from such a device, including calls and SMS. It’s only working on 2G networks (GSM850/900, DCS1800, and PCS1900), but the very small 200 mAh battery lasts for more than 3 days on a single charge.

The tiny t1 sports a tiny 0.49-inch OLED display with 64 x 32 pixels resolution. …

Detective Trump says he believes Putin about Russian meddling, and we have one, tiny criticism


Good news, guys! Everyone at the FBI, DOJ, NSA, DHS, and CIA was wrong — there’s no way Russia interfered with our elections, according to a very definitive source, Detective Donald Trump.

On Friday, Trump reported that he had asked Putin about Russian interference in the 2016 election and that Putin had denied all allegations. That was enough for hard-nosed Detective Trump to conclude his year-long investigation into Russian interference.

We’re cool now!

Here’s the president’s exhaustive analysis.

“He said he didn’t meddle. I asked him again. You can only ask so many times. I just asked him again. He said he absolutely did not meddle in our election. He did not do what they are saying he did,” Trump said in a session with reporters aboard Air Force One. Read more…

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Pixel 2 XL to have tiny bezels all around, while Pixel 2 said to stick with older design

Google is rumored to unveil its second generation Pixel phones on October 5th, exactly one year after the launch of the original Pixel, and we already know that the phones will be powered by the yet unannounced Snapdragon 836 system chip, a slightly faster chip than the 835 that is currently found on most Android flagships.

A bezel-less screen expected for the Pixel 2 XLInterestingly, we now learn that the Google Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL might be very different phones in one important aspect: while leaked pictures of the smaller Pixel 2 show …

'Game of Thrones' Red Keep recreated in Lego is tiny yet epic


You might think you’re a Game of Thrones fanatic, but until you devote yourself to doing something insane like recreating the Red Keep in Lego, you’re just a run-of-the-mill admirer of the show. 

The detail and construction of the replica of the show’s blood-soaked and drama-filled hall was posted on YouTube by a user named Tusserte on Saturday. Not only does the replica include the stained glass and pillars as depicted on the show, the guy even reproduced the Iron Throne. 

And if you think this is something you can tackle yourself over the weekend, keep in mind that this took him a year and a half of meticulous Lego-centric crafting using 15,000 Lego pieces to get everything just right. Finally, for any doubters regarding the replica’s exactitude, the creator even spliced in clips from the show for comparison.  Read more…

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