Results: OnePlus 6 pushes some fans away, wins over others

OnePlus’ brand-new flagship was just announced yesterday — shiny and beautiful in three different finishes, a modern-looking notch on its edge-to-edge display, glass back, and top-tier hardware. It looks sleek and is sure to run super-fast as OnePlus handsets have been known to do for the past few years.

But, of course, everyone has their own taste. Some don’t trust the up-and-coming company, others are sworn to despise The Notch whenever it appears on a phone. There are plenty of reasons to like the OnePlus 6, but we are sure some will have their reasons to dislike the new “flagship killer”.

We …

Apple iPhone 7 Plus "Barbers" ad wins Best in Show award

Remember the ad for Portrait mode on the Apple iPhone 7 Plus that takes place in a barbershop? First released nearly a year ago, the ad was named Best in Show at the 97th ADA Awards. The annual event honors work done in the creative arts, which includes advertising. The commercial is set in a small barbershop in a small town. After one of the barbers in the quiet shop finishes with a customer, another barber snaps his portrait using the Apple iPhone 7 Plus. The portrait hangs in the window where it catches the attention of a passer-by who stops to get his haircut. And his portrait is snapped …

iPhone X wins our blind camera comparison vs Huawei P20 Pro, Galaxy S9+, Pixel 2 XL

A week ago, we invited you to take part in our blind camera comparison – a comparison where you, our readers, got to vote for the images you liked best without knowing which phone took them. The star of the show was the Huawei P20 Pro and it was running against the iPhone X, the Galaxy S9+, and the Google Pixel 2 XL. 
Hardly a surprise: the Huawei P20 Pro takes flagship-grade photosSo, did the P20 Pro dominate this one? Did its triple camera setup obliterate its competitors? Well, not quite. Huawei’s handset won in two out of seven scenes, demonstrating prowess …

Samsung Galaxy S9+ wins "Best New Connected Device" award at MWC 2018

Samsung has just announced that one of its best smartphones ever made, the Galaxy S9+ has been awarded the “Best New Connected Device” title at the annual Global Mobile Awards (GLOMO Awards). In fact, the smartphone received more than 30 awards at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018 thanks to its stunning design, advanced camera features, and overall performance.

Aside from the Galaxy S9+, other Samsung products that were recognized at MWC 2018 for their innovative technologies include Samsung Pay, Gear VR with Controller and Samsung DeX. Each of these devices has been praised at the GLOMO …

The results immortalized: Android One wins popularity contest vs MIUI

As you may have learned, Xiaomi — the Chinese smartphone giant that also happens to have an Android One partnership for that one phone (Xiaomi Mi A1) — recently ran a Twitter poll. It was comparing its own, home-made MIUI interface, which heavily customizes Android, to the vanilla experience on Android One. Turns out, Android One won the poll votes and Xiaomi deleted the tweet.

No hard feelings here, but we thought it would be fun to immortalize those results, so we ran our own poll yesterday. As expected, most of our readers are much more fond of Google’s pure Android experience than an …

Results: Instagram wins the stories war

Stories have been a big thing around social media recently. It started off on Snapchat, where teenagers would document little tidbits in their lives, which would disappear in 24 hours. So — the less important stuff. Then Facebook wanted in on that as it saw the user retention strength stories have and started implementing them across its services. It started with Instagram, then added them to Messenger, and then to the Facebook app. And yeah, all three of those are autonomous, meaning you can pretty much run completely different stories over your different apps.

But that definitely …

Google Assistant and Siri wins and fails: Smart assistants are the comic relief we need in the AI era

Voice assistants are now virtually present on almost any device you could pick. Heck, some even have two or more voice assistants on deck though that provides little to no additional benefit.
Now that the Google Assistant has broadened its reach to any contemporary Android device and Siri has been a staple of all iPhones for more than half a decade, it’s only natural that they have become an almost natural part of our everyday lives. We might not use them on the regular but communication with your virtual butler is getting more and more natural. Given …

OnePlus 5T wins charge test against iPhone 8 Plus, Galaxy S8+, Pixel 2 XL

There’s no comparison, really! Watch the #OnePlus5T whip other flagships in a screen-on charging test.— OnePlus (@oneplus) November 23, 2017

The OnePlus 5T is a great new $500 flagship phone that has the guts to take on much more expensive phones like the Apple iPhone 8 Plus, Samsung Galaxy S8+ and the Google Pixel 2 XL.
And it even has a few neat features to beat those phones. We are talking about Dash Charge, the company’s proprietary charging technology, that allows super fast recharging of phones, …

Results: LG V30 wins popularity contest vs OnePlus 5T

The OnePlus 5T is here and is a part of the 18:9 flagship flock. It packs all the cutting-edge hardware you’d expect and still maintains a rather affordable starting price — especially when we consider the competition — at $499.

But one can argue that the 5T is walking a path that has already been beaten by other outstanding handsets this year — the Galaxy S8+, the LG V30 come to mind when looking at its new all-screen front.

Unlike the G6 before it, the LG V30 really seems to have made an impact — fans love it for its super-compact footprint, light weight, …

Taylor Swift wins $1 in assault lawsuit against DJ


Taylor Swift won the $1 assault and battery lawsuit she lobbed against a radio DJ who was suing her for defamation.  

At a federal courthouse in Denver on Monday afternoon, a jury of six women and two men found David Mueller guilty of inappropriately touching Swift in 2013 at a meet-and-greet after a Denver concert. 

BREAKING: Jury sides with Taylor Swift in groping lawsuit, orders fired radio host to pay the pop star a symbolic $1.

— The Associated Press (@AP) August 14, 2017

The country music DJ sued Swift, her mother, and her radio promotions manager in 2015 for defamation, claiming the three got him fired from his job at KYGO-FM after falsely stating he had groped Swift while she was taking a photo with the 55-year-old and his then-girlfriend. He was seeking $3 million. Swift, who maintains he had groped her despite his denials, then filed a lawsuit against Mueller for assault and battery, asking for $1. She aimed to make an example of Mueller and stand up for women who’ve been sexually assaulted through her legal counterpunch.  Read more…

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