BlackBerry KEY2 teaser reveals mystery button on the keyboard (VIDEO)

The BlackBerry KEY2, the sequel to last year’s BlackBerry KEYone, is scheduled to be unveiled on June 7th. Thanks to photographs of the device taken by China’s TENAA regulatory agency, we know that the phone will feature a dual camera setup in back, a first for a BlackBerry branded handset. And today, a new video teaser was released by BlackBerry Mobile that focuses on the pair of lenses on back of the device, and on a mystery button found on the physical QWERTY keyboard.

The button has a symbol on it consisting of nine dots spread out in three rows of three dots each. …


Xiaomi Mi 8 leaks in live video with an awesome back and notch up front

After rumors began flowing about Xiaomi’s 8th anniversary flagship phone, the company itself took to Twitter to confirm that the Xiaomi Mi 8 is coming Thursday, May 31st. And yes, if you’re keeping count, the company has decided to skip the seven and jump to eight, because it is its eighth anniversary.

A teaser image accompanied the announcement, depicting a number eight with conductive tracks running over it, which didn’t seem all that revelatory yesterday, but it does now. How? Well, an alleged live video of the Xiaomi Mi 8 showcases the phone …

Video shows in-display fingerprint reader on Xiaomi Mi 8?

A video discovered on weibo by tipster Slashleaks, is said to show an in-display fingerprint scanner in use on the Xiaomi Mi 8. That’s right, Xiaomi is jumping straight from the Mi 6 to the Mi 8 according to the latest reports. The device is said to include a facial recognition feature similar to the Apple iPhone X’s Face ID, and should be powered by the Snapdragon 845 mobile platform. The Mi 8 is expected to carry 8GB of RAM, 64GB of native storage, support for wireless charging and a 4000mAh battery. MIUI 9 will also makes its debut on the handset, according to the rumors.

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Latest Samsung Galaxy S9 video ad throws a barrage of jabs at Apple's old and new iPhones

Samsung has never been afraid to take jabs at Apple, but its latest video ad for the Galaxy S9 can be safely presumed a clear declaration of war.

The spot called “Moving On” depicts the daily struggles of a woman struggling with her dated Phone 6. Slowdowns, no waterproofing, and general software inconsistency are a couple of the maladies that seemingly hurt the poor damsel in distress. 
The video ad culminates when the device gets taken to an Apple Store, where an Apple Genius inquires the woman if she has been thinking of upgrading to the …

Tim Cook sits with Bloomberg, talks about Apple, tariffs and Donald Trump (VIDEO)

Apple CEO Tim Cook sat down for an interview with Bloomberg, some of which can be seen in the video at the top of the story. During his chat, Cook mentioned that Apple Music now has 50 million subscribers, both paid and trial. The streaming music service, which offers a three month free trial to new members, had 48 million users last month with 40 million paying for it. Still within Apple’s crosshairs is the largest music streamer, Spotify, which has 75 million paying members. The executive also said that Apple will be more involved in streaming television shows and movies. He noted that …

Apple iPhone with damaged battery and screen catches fire inside repair shop (VIDEO)

An unsettling video obtained by ABC’s Las Vegas affiliate KTNV shows an unknown Apple iPhone model suddenly bursting into flames inside a repair shop in Las Vegas. The unit in the video was in the shop to replace a bloated battery and a cracked screen that broke when the battery expanded. Paul Tartaglio who runs Gadget Repair in Las Vegas, which was not the shop in the video, says that the high triple digit temperatures in Vegas cause batteries to warp.

Tartaglio has two helpful tips for those who live in sweltering hot areas of the country. He says that phones should be kept out …

YouTube now supports HDR video on the Apple iPhone X

Apple iPhone X users should be seeing an improvement in the quality of certain YouTube videos that they view on their phone. That’s because YouTube has just added HDR video support for Apple’s tenth anniversary model. With HDR, YouTube videos have greater contrast and offer more colors than standard digital video. Besides seeing a large improvement in how a video appears on the phone’s screen, YouTube will also display the letters ‘HDR’ in the quality of the video (for example, ‘1080p60 HDR’). You can find that information by tapping on a video, tapping the three dots in the right hand corner, …

Steam Link and Steam Video coming soon to Android and iOS

Valve, owner the biggest store of digital PC games, has just announced two new apps that will be launched on Android and iOS – Steam Link and Steam Video. Both will be available in the Google Play Store and App Store in the coming weeks and have been specially designed to provide Valve’s Steam services and accessibility on Android.

Steam Link app has been confirmed to arrive on Android and iOS in the week of May 21. The app will allow users to play they Steam library of games on their Android (phone, tablet, TV) and iOS (Mac or PC) devices. However, your device must be connected via a 5GHz …

Nokia X stars in short hands-on video before May 16 unveiling

Nokia X is the first smartphone launched by HMD Global that will feature the notch. The handset was officially showcased at a 4-day event in Beijing, China, last week, but no details about its availability, price and specs have been announced yet.

According to a leaked invitation, the Nokia X will be officially introduced on May 16 and may be available for purchase a few days later for around $250. Given the price, we believe the Nokia X will be a mid-range smartphone that’s meant to appeal to those who like the notch.

A short hands-on video with the Nokia X, which was made at the …

WhatsApp will get stickers and group video calls option soon

Facebook announced earlier today that major changes are coming to WhatsApp soon. Among the most important, group video calls will arrive “in the coming months,” WhatsApp’s director Mubarik Imam confirmed during F8 conference.

While she didn’t offer any additional details on the upcoming feature, she did reveal screenshots that show four people simultaneously participating in a video call, although it’s unclear if that’s the maximum number supported or one that’s been randomly chosen by WhatsApp to demo the feature.

Furthermore, Imam said WhatsApp will get stickers, in the same vein …