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When It Comes To Smartphone Lifespan, Brand Name Matters More Than Hardware

Many critics have denounced smartphone manufacturers in recent years for producing devices that quickly become obsolete, creating a "planned obsolescence" that is costly for consumers and the global environment. Yet while many consumers clamor for increased "repairability" - and thus longer lifespans - for these devices, a new Yale-led study finds that there is a more important factor in determining how long smartphones remain in use: Brand cache.

October 16, 2018

Want Your Kids To Have Better Cognition? Limit Their Screen Time, Says Study

A new study found that children who get limited access to television, smartphones/tablets, and computers every day perform better in cognitive tests. Health officials said that children's screentime should only be limited to two hours a day.

Public Health September 28, 2018

OnePlus 6T To Launch This October As A T-Mobile Exclusive

Chinese brand OnePlus is partnering with famous American carrier T-Mobile for OnePlus 6T. This will enable people to get the highly anticipated phone from the nearest T-Mobile storefront or through its website.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech August 19, 2018

Rumored BlackBerry Ghost Flagship To Boast 4,000 mAh Battery

The next BlackBerry phone will have a stupendous battery capacity. Tipster Evan Blass claims that the BlackBerry Ghost will boast a 4,000 mAh battery, which if true would make it the highest-capacity out of all the brand’s phones.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech July 7, 2018

Scientists Built This Nerve Agent Detector Using Lego Blocks And A Smartphone

Researchers designed a nerve agent detector that uses Lego bricks and a smartphone to sense the presence of the deadly substance used in chemical warfare. How does it work?

Feature | Science June 28, 2018

Smartphone Catches Fire, Kills Cradle Fund CEO In His Home In Malaysia

A man died in his home in Malaysia after his smartphone had exploded while charging. The man reportedly had a BlackBerry and a Huawei phone, and it's unclear which one caught fire.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 20, 2018

This Mall Has A Solution For People Glued To Their Smartphones: A Special Lane

A Chinese shopping mall has implemented special lanes for the 'heads-down people,' meaning those who walk around looking down on their smartphones. Along the lanes, painted messages remind people to look up.

Life & Style June 9, 2018

Midrange Smartphones To Deliver Flagship-Level Performance Thanks To Qualcomm's Snapdragon 710 Chip

Qualcomm's newest Snapdragon 710 chip was just revealed. As the first chip in the 700 series, the mobile platform offers to provide premium features on midrange smartphones.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 25, 2018

'I Hate My Mom's Phone,' 2nd Grader Wrote In Heartbreaking Homework From School

'I hate my mom's phone,' wrote a second-grader in a homework from school that had students write about inventions that they did not like. The heartbreaking answer has gone viral, as smartphone addiction affects relationships between parents and their children.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 25, 2018

Your First Look At Red Hydrogen One, The First Holographic Smartphone

Red is making big promises with its upcoming Hydrogen One phone, chief of which is the device’s supposedly holographic display. Can the camera maker deliver?

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 21, 2018

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Gets Certified In China And Could See Release Sooner Than Expected

The Chinese government certified two different versions of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 9. This could suggest that Samsung is moving up the date of the Note 9 release.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 30, 2018

OnePlus 6 Launch Date Confirmed: Here's What Else We Know About The Flagship Smartphone Killer

The OnePlus 6 launch date was slated for May 16, with the announcement event taking place in London. What do we already know about the flagship smartphone killer?

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 26, 2018

Dumb Ways You Are Slowly Killing Your Cell Phone But Never Realized It

Without even realizing it, you are probably damaging your cell phone on a daily basis. Here are 20 ways you might be destroying your cell phone and the ways you can protect it.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 24, 2018

Florida Cops Go To Man's Funeral To Unlock A Smartphone With His Fingerprints

Detectives in Largo, Florida went to a funeral and tried to unlock a smartphone using the deceased's fingerprints. The attempt was unsuccessful.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 24, 2018

The Most Unique And Interesting Phone Cases That Ever Existed

To protect mobile devices, most people get a phone case. Here are 20 examples of unique and interesting phone cases that people actually bought.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 19, 2018

LG G7 ThinQ Officially Confirmed By LG, Announces It Will Be Unveiled On May 2

LG announced that it will be unveiling the LG G7 ThinQ on May 2 in the United States. This announcement confirms that the phone will contain ThinQ artificial intelligence technology.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 10, 2018

Samsung DeX Pad Will Cost $99.99 When Released On May 13, Will Come Free With Samsung Galaxy S9

Samsung announced that it would be releasing its DeX Pad on May 13 for $99.99. This device is capable of making the Galaxy S9 into a laptop.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 9, 2018

Light Phone 2 Adds Messaging To The Minimalist Device: Will This Cure Your Smartphone Addiction?

The Light Phone 2 is a 4G LTE device with just enough features to make it functional but without all the distractions found in modern smartphones. Preorders for the device start at $250 each.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 2, 2018

New Study Confirms Prevalence Of Sexting Among Teens

Analysis of 39 sexting studies showed that one in seven teens have sent sexts and one in four have received them. Up to 13 percent of kids forward sexually explicit images and videos they received without sender’s consent.

Feature | Health February 27, 2018

HTC Smartphone Chief Resigns Effective Immediately, Citing 'Personal Career Plan'

HTC seems to be in a tough spot, as its smartphone chief just announced his resignation effective immediately. Chialin Chang is departing the company to pursue a 'personal career plan,' and HTC has yet to appoint a replacement.

Business Tech February 14, 2018

Study Finds Smartphone Usage Causes Depression In Teens

There's been an increase in depression among teens as smartphone usage increases. According to a new study, smartphones are affecting the mental health of teens.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 5, 2018

Apple's iPhone X: Reasons Not To Buy Apple's iPhone X

Thinking about buying Apple's latest flagship, the iPhone X? Read all of the reasons not to buy Apple's most expensive smartphone.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech January 25, 2018

Smartphone Addiction Leads To Teenage Unhappiness, Study Says: Time For A Break From Social Media?

A new study concluded that teenagers with smartphone addiction are unhappier compared to those engaging in other activities, such as playing sports and meeting their friends. Depressed teens might want to take a break from social media for a while.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech January 24, 2018

iPhone X Was The Best-Selling Smartphone Of The Holiday Season, According To Analyst

New data from analysts revealed the holiday season sales numbers of Apple's iPhone lineup. Results proclaim the iPhone X as the best-selling smartphone during the fourth quarter of 2017,

Apple January 24, 2018

Google Buys UK Startup That Turns Screens Into Speakers

Google bought a UK startup that uses vibrations to turn phone displays into speakers. The acquisition was brought to light only recently and happened back in August of last year.

Google January 13, 2018

Samsung Galaxy S9 Retail Box Leak Reveals All Features

A new leak of the Samsung Galaxy S9’s retail box has revealed a plethora of new features on the smartphone. The leaked package confirms some rumored details, as well as showcases some new features.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech January 13, 2018

US Government Questions Apple About Deliberate iPhone Slowdown, Gives Deadline For Response

Apple has been deliberately throttling older iPhones' performance, and now it has to answer for it. After the French government launched an investigation, the U.S. government is now questioning Apple as well over its iPhone slowdown practice.

Apple January 11, 2018

Users Report Samsung Galaxy S8 Camera Focus Problems

Samsung Galaxy S8 faces camera issues. Users have reported on Samsung's official forum that the camera captures blurred images no matter what the settings are.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech December 1, 2017

OnePlus 5T Update: Unlocking Improvements, Better Screen Off Gesture Accuracy, And More

OnePlus 5T is out with the latest software update for its flagship smartphone. The OxygenOS 4.7.2 will bring improvements to a wide range of features in the phone for its users.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech November 24, 2017

OnePlus 5T Durability, Bend, And Scratch Tests: How Tough Is This Flagship Smartphone?

OnePlus 5T in its latest avatar passes all the crucial tests of durability and bend tests. OnePlus 5T really excels as the flagship phone the maker.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech November 22, 2017

Smartphone App Treatments Effective In Easing Depression Symptoms: Study

New research has found that app-based treatments are actually quite effective in reducing symptoms of depression. The accessible tools could prove useful in worldwide mental health management.

Medicine September 24, 2017

New Report Ranks Laziest Nations, And US Is In Bottom Half With Lowest Average Steps

Nations with large differences in walking rates in their citizens have higher obesity levels than those who do not see such a vast spread, a new study has reported. Find out more about activity inequality and why walkable cities matter.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 13, 2017

Your Smartphone Can Reduce Your Cognitive Capacity: Study

How dependent are you on your smartphone? A new study suggests the mere presence of your smartphone, whether it's switched off or not, can reduce your brain's ability to concentrate and perform tasks.

Neuroscience June 25, 2017

Hate Screen Glare On Your Phone? Moth Eyes Offer A Solution

Sick of running to the shade in order to use your smartphone? Researchers have found a solution in an unlikely place.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 22, 2017

Colorado Campaign Wants To Ban Sale Of Smartphones For Children Below 13 Years Old

Use of touchscreen devices such as tablets and smartphones pose health risks to children. Now, a campaign in Colorado seeks to stop retailers from selling phones for use by children younger than 13 years old.

Public Health June 19, 2017

Galaxy S8 Tops iPhone 7 In Consumer Smartphone Ratings

While there are plenty of smartphones available today, the two powerhouses are undoubtedly the Samsung Galaxy and Apple iPhone. Both are driving forces in the market, but according to new consumer ratings, the Galaxy S8 tops the iPhone 7.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 14, 2017

iPhone 8 Leaked Schematic Shows Rear-Mounted Touch ID Sensor

Leaked images suggest that the iPhone 8 may come with a rear-mounted Touch ID module. Tipster Sonny Dickson shared the design schematics of the upcoming iPhone 8 on Twitter.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 20, 2017

Google Pixel XL vs Samsung Galaxy S8+: Which Smartphone Should You Buy?

The Google Pixel XL is a popular smartphone, but how does it fare against the Samsung Galaxy S8+? Here's a look at which of the two Android phablets is worth buying.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 16, 2017

Samsung Galaxy S8+ vs iPhone 7 Plus: Specs Shootout

Since the launch of the Galaxy S8+, it has been debated whether the device is better than the iPhone 7 Plus. Here's a comparison of the features and specs of the two smartphones to offer a clearer picture.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 5, 2017

Samsung Galaxy S8 vs. Galaxy S7 Specs Shootout: Is It Worth The Upgrade?

Samsung launched its flagship device, the Galaxy S8, at its Unpacked Event on March 29. Here's a look at how the latest smartphone fares against its predecessor, the Galaxy S7.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 1, 2017

Donald Trump Finally Stops Using Unsecured Android Phone And Switches To iPhone

President Donald Trump has finally switched to an iPhone from his unsecured Android device. Trump was reportedly using an off-the-shelf Samsung smartphone even after becoming the President of the United States.

Life & Style March 30, 2017

Apple iPhone 6s Best-Selling Smartphone Of 2016: How Did Others Fare?

The iPhone 6s outsold all other smartphones in 2016 in terms of shipment. Apple’s rival Samsung, however, only managed to capture the fifth spot in the list of the best-selling smartphones for 2016.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 24, 2017

Sperm Count Using Your Smartphone? How About Trying These Weird Fertility Customs Around The World

Similar to home kits available to women to detect pregnancy, a smartphone app with 97 percent accuracy has been developed to test fertility in men. Technology apart, fertility rituals in many cultures are boosting fertility in their own way.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 24, 2017

Moto G5 Plus Gets Minor Software Update: Here's What It Brings

The Moto G5 Plus has received a new software update, which improves the audio quality of the device, especially while capturing videos. The update is an OTA one and also brings some bug fixes to the handset.

Apps/Software March 19, 2017

Samsung Galaxy S8 And S8 Plus To Be Released In New Jewel-Toned Amethyst Color Choice?

With only a few days before Samsung makes the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus official, a new detail regarding the devices has leaked. The company may offer the smartphone in a new Amethyst color.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 15, 2017

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