Did BLU bricked your Life One X2 smartphone? Don't worry, you can now buy its sequel

BLU Products, the US-based company that’s trying to conquer the entry-level segment with some of the cheapest Android smartphones that money can buy, recently made headlines due to an issue with a software update.

Apparently, BLU managed to brick a lot of smartphones when the company released a faulty software update a few days ago. Unfortunately, the company didn’t issue any official statements, so if you’ve bought the BLU Life One X2 and installed the last update, then your phone will probably remain unusable.

But there’s a solution to the problem if you’re …


I know there's a lot on your plate this year, so don't worry about all these robots we're making

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Okay, so you’ve probably seen an influx of robots and robot stories getting shared on the internet lately, and you’ve probably experienced some anxiety about some sort of impending robot-related doom

As a lead robot scientist, I’m here to assure you that evvvvveerrrrrything is cool. It’s all good!

Why are we making these robots that can acrobatically execute a flawless backflip? Don’t worry about that! Just believe me when I say that it’s totally cool. 

One of the robots we made yesterday already knew how to wield a gun and we didn’t even program that! This, of course, is one of many things you should not worry yourself with. Go grab a beer instead! Seriously. Nothing to see here. Read more…

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Notch you worry: the best iOS apps optimized for the iPhone X

The Notch and the Horns. While that may sound like the name of an English pub, the horns on the two sides of the notch can actually serve a purpose with their active screen area, believe it or not, and we don’t mean simply showing the battery icon or network status. 

Apple sacrificed so many things to make the TrueDepth 3D face-mapping camera set on the iPhone X really good, that you might have already started wondering if it’s all been worth it. First off, Apple was so certain that Face ID can work flawlessly, that it disposed of the home button …

Don't you worry, Huawei Mate 10 will come with Android 8.0 Oreo

Huawei continues to tease information about its flagship and the next thing the Chinese company has decided to talk about is the OS that comes pre-installed on the Mate 10. Just like its predecessor, the Mate 10 will be Huawei’s first smartphone to ship with Android 8.0 Oreo on board.

Its bigger brother, the Mate 10 Pro is likely to run the same version of Android, but we’re not so sure about the Mate 10 Lite. The smartphone was already introduced in Asia under different names, but Oreo is not something that’s listed among the technical specifications.

If …

Don't worry, Android Wear is alive – here's why Google dropped it from its store

Yesterday, we reported that Google has dropped all Android Wear devices altogether closed the Android Wear section from its online store, which was quickly deemed this as the illogical and rather untimely death of El Goog’s smartwatch platform. 
Thankfully, its seems that this is not the case. Hoi Lam, a Google expert for all things Android Wear-related, stated on Twitter that the wearable platform isn’t going the way of the dinosaurs – it’s just getting moved elsewhere. It seems that a recent change in the Google Store policy has the latter only stocking …

Stop telling people not to worry about mosquito bites if you don't get mosquito bites

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If you’ve ever been a victim of mosquitoes — and I don’t mean one or two bites, I mean chronic, consistent biting and suffering — one of the hardest parts of the experience is simply getting someone to believe your story.

They look at you like you’re a bratty kid when you ask to eat dinner inside, rather than on their mosquito-infested shitty urban “terrace.” They DEET-shame you every time bust out the Deep Woods bug spray and then force their homemade Eucalyptus essential oil on you. 

They don’t get why you’re afraid of lakes at dusk or beaches near the equator or the entire state of Maine.  Read more…

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