Huawei Mate 10 Pro vs. Mate 10 Porsche Design – what's different?

Since last week, two of Huawei’s newest high-end smartphones – Mate 10 Pro and Mate 10 Porsche Design – are available to pre-order in the US. Both are offered unlocked, and will work on GSM/LTE carriers like T-Mobile and AT&T. While the Mate 10 Pro costs $799.99, the Mate 10 Porsche Design breaks the $1,000 barrier, as it’s sold for $1,225 (thus being more expensive than Apple’s iPhone X).
But what’s so different about the Mate 10 Porsche Design that Huawei dares asking an extra $425 for it? Well, let’s find out.
The Huawei Mate 10 …


What's in a hashtag? A spark for our passions, in love and in war

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I found love in a hopeless place. Yeah, some would argue that a Twitter hashtag is something terrible. They can be manipulated by bots and trolls (#ReleaseTheMemo). They can be hijacked by angry users (#TellingItLikeItIs). They can be just all around strange (#KanyesAnalPlaylist). 

The hashtag’s intended purpose — what Chris Messina pitched to Twitter in 2007 — was to bring people together. They do, my relationship being a case in point. I won’t bore you with all of the details, but TL;DR TechCrunch’s annual conference uses the hashtag #TCDisrupt and including those 10 characters in a tweet is how I met my friend turned significant other.  Read more…

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What's really romantic is saving money. Here are the best Valentine's Day gifts for under $20.

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We’re sure you’ve been bombarded with Valentine’s Day gift guides full of suggestions more expensive than your next electric bill. Whether you went a little overboard in December and are trying to save some cash or just lost it all on Bitcoin, don’t freak: We’ve got some ideas.

Check out some of the best Valentine’s Day gifts under $20, for those who are romancing on a budget this Valentine’s Day. Read more…

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Chrome 64 for Android released in the Google Play Store, here's what's new

It’s been more than a month since Google released the last stable version of Chrome for Android, which brought the enhancements of some existent features. Today, Google is rolling out Chrome 64, which further adds improvements to the mobile browser

There’s one important thing that Chrome 64 does better than any of the previous versions of the browser: it prevents sites heavy on ads from opening new windows or tabs without the user’s permission.

Also, the updated browser includes a new setting that allows users to mute the sound of an entire a website. You can access it from the Settings …

Google starts rolling out Android Wear 2.8, here's what's new

Your favorite (or not) Android company, Google has just announced that a new Android Wear update is now being pushed out to all compatible devices. Android Wear 2.8 brings only a few improvements over the previous iteration, but they’re definitely worth the update.

Before going into details, it’s worth noting that this is an update on the Android Wear app on the smartphone, so it’s not the same as the OTA update on smartwatches. Also, keep in mind that the roll-out is going to take a few days to reach all phones.

Now, Android Wear 2.8 is supposed to improve notification glanceability …

Xiaomi resumes Android Oreo for Mi A1 roll-out, here's what's fixed

Xiaomi’s Android Oreo update for the Mi A1 was a bit rushed, which is why many users have experienced issues with some of the phone’s features, including battery drainage, GPS icon, fingerprint sensor, audio quality and many more.

Given the negative feedback received, Xiaomi pulled the update last week and promised to resume the roll-out after it patches the issues. It appears that it didn’t take too long for Xiaomi to fix all the problems in the first build, as the Chinese company confirmed Android 8.0 Oreo is now rolling out to the Mi A1 once again.

If …

Sony Xperia XA2 and XA2 Ultra vs. Xperia XA1 and XA1 Ultra – what's new?

Earlier this week, at CES 2018, Sony unveiled two new mid-range Android Oreo smartphones that succeed the Xperia XA1 and XA1 Ultra of last year. Called Xperia XA2 and Xperia XA2 Ultra, the new handsets are already available to pre-order in the US, being offered unlocked for $349 and $449, respectively.

While Sony didn’t drastically change the design of its new Xperia XA family, the XA2 and XA2 Ultra look better than their predecessors, thanks in no small part to their reduced top and bottom bezels. Another thing that’s almost instantly noticeable on both handsets is the presence of fingerprint …

Samsung rolling out what is possibly the last Galaxy S8/S8+ Oreo beta update, see what's new

Samsung is rolling out a new Android Oreo beta build for the Galaxy S8 and S8+. This could possibly be the last test patch before we see the official arrival of Android 8.0 for Sammie’s 2017 flagship pair, as the beta program is scheduled to end on January 15.
Weighing in at about 594MB, the update carries a build number of ZRA5. The latest beta version introduces a new security patch (likely the January one), and a barrage of bug fixes. You can see the entire changelog below.
The patch is currently live in India, …

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ receiving fifth Android 8.0 Oreo beta, here's is what's changed

The Galaxy S8 and S8+ are one step closer to getting the final version of Android 8.0 Oreo, as Samsung has just released another beta build that addresses lots of issues present in the previous builds.

There don’t seem to be any features added or removed in the fifth Android 8.0 Oreo beta for Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+. However, you’ll find below a long list of bugs that should be addressed in this update:

Profile sharing won’t enable and keeps saying check network;Home screen does not fit screen properly;Phone restarting while using the camera;Smart view …

Elon Musk teases what's next for Tesla in a year-end 'thank you' tweet

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Elon Musk, appreciates your business, Tesla owners.

The Tesla, Inc. co-founder tweeted a brief year-end ‘thank you’ note on Tuesday, expressing appreciation for those who “[took] a chance on a new company that all experts said would fail.” He ended the tweet with a simple request: Help us do better.

Wanted again to send a note of deep gratitude to Tesla owners WW for taking a chance on a new company that all experts said would fail

So much blood, sweat & tears from the Tesla team went into creating cars that you’d truly love. I hope you do.

How can we improve further?

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 26, 2017 Read more…

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