Major Lazer and Nicki Minaj's Run Up music video is all about twerking in a smartphone-obssesed world

If you are at all into hip-hop besides smartphones, please pause the new Kendrick Lamar record for a bit and check out whats’s going on in Major Lazer and Nicki Minaj’s video for ‘Run Up’. Hip-hop the song is not, but the video is all about smartphone obsession wrecking up the party of a lifetime, complete with a (fake) pause to buffer the video stream and Minaj delivering a verse through FaceTime. It’s like the video is based on actual events or something!

At least one of the party goers is probably thinking about the upcoming Android 7.1.1 Nougat for his phone while enjoying himself. …


Moto Z2 Force renders and 360-degree video leak out revealing an interesting surprise

Motorola is getting ready to announce two new high-end smartphones this year: the Moto Z2 and Moto Z2 Force. First spotted several days ago, the latter model can now be seen in a set of clear renders and a 360-degree video, thanks to @OnLeaks and Android Authority. Thus, we’re now able to take a pretty good look at the upcoming handset from all angles.

Like the Moto Z Force released last year, the Moto Z2 Force reportedly sports a 5.5-inch display (with 1440 x 2560 pixels), and has a largely similar design – including support for Moto Mods. However, there’s a significant and surprising …

Check out pictures and video of the Moto G4 Plus CAD renders

Over the last few days, we’ve given you some information about the Moto E4 and the Moto E4 Plus. This includes images of the two phones, leaked specs, and FCC documentation revealing that the E4 Plus will sport a 5000mAh battery. To all that, you can add today’s leak of CAD renders animated by tipster OnLeaks into a video. The only specs about the Moto E4 Plus that we know, is that it is expected to be powered by a MediaTek chipset and that the phone carries that massive battery. With today’s story, we now know that it will feature an approximately 5-inch display with 2.5D glass.

The …

Google Photos latest update brings impressive video stabilization to any phone post-capture

Google Photos is getting a big update that brings a ton of new features to the popular service, but there is one in particular that deserves a special mention: stabilization.
That’s right: you can now apply stabilization to your earlier recorded (and presumably jittery and shaky) videos and get them to look buttery smooth. And the result is indeed amazing.
Obviously, you have software stabilization doing its thing, so you will have a slight decrease in the quality of the video, but the result is definitely worth it. …

Another canceled Microsoft Lumia smartphone gets shown off in hands-on video

Microsoft’s mobile division is a thing of the past, but many Windows Phone fans still own some of the handsets the Redmond-based company launched on the market in 2015 or 2016. However, since it decided to sell its mobile business to HMD Global, Microsoft had to cut some of the phones it planned to release at some point.

Two Lumia smartphones that were leaked previous to their official announcement had been canceled: Lumia 750 and Lumia 850. Both mid-range handsets were very close to being released, but for some reason, Microsoft decided that it’s not worth the …

Next T-Mobile Tuesday brings you a free Redbox video rental and a one year magazine subscription

After this past Tuesday’s baseball extravaganza, the next T-Mobile Tuesday takes things down a bit. This coming Tuesday, subscribers to the nation’s third largest carrier will receive a free one night movie rental from Redbox. Inside the Redbox machine at your local supermarket you’ll find the latest hit movies along with the classics. Subscribers will also get to pick one out of 13 different magazine titles and will receive a free year of that publication. Topics include fashion, beauty, lifestyle and home. The carrier says that there are even titles for the guys to choose from.

There will …

Today is your last chance to get unlimited streaming HD video from T-Mobile One for no extra cost

Back in February, Verizon announced its long awaited return to unlimited data. With unlimited video streaming at 720p (HD), Big Red had topped the 480p (DVD quality) resolution that T-Mobile One was streaming unlimited video at. In order to match Verizon, T-Mobile One was upgraded to include T-Mobile One Plus for free. That meant that video on T-Mobile One was now streaming unlimited at 720p (like Verizon), and users could have 10GB of 4G LTE hot spot connectivity.

But T-Mobile’s promotion is coming to an end at the close of business today. Starting April 7th (that’s tomorrow), if you want …

Google's CBO Schindler blames the media for putting YouTube's video content issue on the front page

In the U.S., the media is getting beat up. Even Google is accusing the press of making a mountain out of a molehill. Firms like AT&T, Verizon and Walmart have been canceling their ads on Google owned YouTube because they have discovered that their spots are being placed before videos with racist and bigoted content. Companies like the nation’s first and second largest carriers do not want to be associated with videos promoting hatred and violence.

Considering that these ads generate a ton of dough for Google, the company had to nip this in the bud. Google’s chief business officer, …

You can fool that Galaxy! Video shows Galaxy S8's face recognition bypassed by photo

Although it likely won’t end up the disaster of galactic proportions that was the fiery Galaxy Note 7, the new Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus already seem to be raising some concerns. 

A new video popped up on the interwebs, showing a Galaxy S8 seemingly getting fooled by a high-res picture of the face it’s supposed to scan in real-life. A person uses a Galaxy S8 to try and bypass the face recognition of another Galaxy S8, and after a few tries, he succeeds in unlocking the device and gets past the lock screen. Ouch! 

As a reminder, Samsung introduced a new face recognition security …

T-Mobile says data speeds will double for some customers using the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ (VIDEO)

T-Mobile used today’s unveiling of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+ to announce that some subscribers upgrading to these new phones will be able to double their LTE data speeds on T-Mobile’s network. With the faster speeds, a two-hour movie can be downloaded in just 15-seconds. The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are the first handsets to take advantage of three technologies already built into the T-Mobile network.

These three technologies include 4 x 4 MIMO, which adds more connections between a cell tower and a Galaxy S8/S8+. Carrier aggregation increases the bandwidth and …