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FBI Used Fake Statistics to Sell Its Need for Encryption Backdoors FBI Used Fake Statistics to Sell Its Need for Encryption Backdoors

For years, the FBI has claimed it needs a backdoor for encrypted devices because too much evidence is being lost in our brave new world. At the end of 2017, law enforcement began a new push, claiming there were 7,800 devices waiting to be cracked. Now it says there was a programming error and that number was totally…

HTC's U12+ Continues to Set Itself Apart With a Squeeze HTC's U12+ Continues to Set Itself Apart With a Squeeze

While other phone makers are busy trying to incorporate notches onto their latest devices, HTC is doubling down on some smartphone innovation that you can actually feel.

Apple May Finally Give iPhones Fast-Charging at No Extra Cost Apple May Finally Give iPhones Fast-Charging at No Extra Cost

While we’re still waiting to see if predictions about Apple launching three new phones in 2018 are true, another iPhone rumor has cropped up foretelling a small change that could have a pretty big impact.

OnePlus 6 Review: The Best Android Phone That Won't Destroy Your Finances OnePlus 6 Review: The Best Android Phone That Won't Destroy Your Finances

The OnePlus 6 might be the most boring phone the company has ever made. Don’t get me wrong, that’s not meant as an insult, but more as a reflection on how far the company has come since the original OnePlus One. Because even though OnePlus’ latest device might not carry with it the same excitement as some of the…

AT&T and Verizon are Too Busy Seeing $$$ to Get Worked Up About the T-Mobile-Sprint Merger AT&T and Verizon are Too Busy Seeing $$$ to Get Worked Up About the T-Mobile-Sprint Merger

With Sprint and T-Mobile having agreed to a $26.5 billion merger (assuming the deal gets approved by federal regulators), 126 million people are looking at significant change to their wireless coverage. How do competitors AT&T and Verizon feel about their potential rival? It seems both companies are totally chill.

Here's a $4,500 'iPhone X Tesla' With a Solar Panel, If You Have Way Too Much Money or Something Here's a $4,500 'iPhone X Tesla' With a Solar Panel, If You Have Way Too Much Money or Something

Russian phone accessory maker Caviar has begun sales of a $4,500 “iPhone X Tesla” with an attached solar panel, if for some reason you happened to have thousands of dollars lying around you don’t need, and also feel like leaving your pricey electronics sitting around baking in the sun.

The OnePlus 6 Looks Like the Beautiful Budget Baby of the S9 and iPhone X The OnePlus 6 Looks Like the Beautiful Budget Baby of the S9 and iPhone X

In its early days, OnePlus was often accused of copying big name phone makers. Insinuations peaked following the launch of the OP3—which some feeling the company was just cribbing from the iPhone. But fast-forward two years later, and now it seems OnePlus has a new design inspiration because the new OnePlus 6 is…

Give the Finger to Jony Ive With a Case That Makes Your iPhone X Look Like the Original Give the Finger to Jony Ive With a Case That Makes Your iPhone X Look Like the Original

It’s easy to look back on the original iPhone 2G with reverence. It revolutionized the mobile phone industry, and paved the way for our lives to be taken over by mobile apps. And for the three of you who yearn for a modern smartphone wrapped in 2007 design aesthetics, Spigen’s created an iPhone X case that will make…

Google Photos' Slick Object-Removal Feature Never Arrived Because Other Stuff Got in the Way Google Photos' Slick Object-Removal Feature Never Arrived Because Other Stuff Got in the Way

Remember when Google showed off a cool trick that would automatically remove things like fences or window panes from the foreground of your photos? Originally demoed at Google I/O 2017, the object-removal feature was supposed to be incorporated into Google Photos. But after waiting a year for the feature to go live,…

What the Heck Is Even Going on With This Trump Tweet About ZTE and Chinese Jobs What the Heck Is Even Going on With This Trump Tweet About ZTE and Chinese Jobs

President Donald Trump has made a big fuss out of economic competition with China. He’s even threatened a trade war! But on Sunday, he came out to bat for, uh, Chinese smartphone manufacturer ZTE, which has basically ceased to exist after the Department of Commerce slapped it with a seven-year ban on buying or using…

iMessage for Windows Would Be Sick iMessage for Windows Would Be Sick

One of the most interesting tidbits of news to come out of Microsoft’s Build developer conference earlier this week was the company’s upcoming Your Phone app, which attempts to bridge the gap between mobile and desktop messaging by letting you send and receive texts (along with some more advanced screen sharing and…

ZTE Is Practically Shutting Down, and a U.S. Ban Is to Blame ZTE Is Practically Shutting Down, and a U.S. Ban Is to Blame

When the Department of Commerce slapped a seven-year ban on ZTE, blocking it from buying or using components made by U.S. companies, things looked bad for the world’s fifth-largest smartphone maker. Though until ZTE had a chance to sort things out, we didn’t know exactly what the full impact would be.

Everything We Learned About Android P Today at Google I/O Everything We Learned About Android P Today at Google I/O

Is it going to be called Pumpkin Pie or Peppermint Patty? Or how about Popsicle? Well, whatever Google ends up deciding on, if history is any indication, we’re not going to know for sure until the fall. So to hold us over, why don’t we take a look at all the new updates and features Google showed off for Android at…

LG's G7 ThinQ Is Too Clever For Its Own Good LG's G7 ThinQ Is Too Clever For Its Own Good

In Fight Club, there’s a scene when after meeting Tyler Durden for the first time, the narrator cracks a joke about how the people you meet on airplanes are single-serving friends. And then, before even giving his seatmate a chance to respond, he launches into an explanation of his witty turn-of-phrase. But before he…

What to Expect at Google I/O 2018  What to Expect at Google I/O 2018 

Google’s big once-a-year developer conference kicks off Tuesday May 8th. While much of Google I/O is meant to support coders and the people who create apps and software for Google’s various platforms, what gets announced at the event will impact anyone who uses Android, Chrome OS, Wear OS, or any of Google’s many…

iPhone X: Six Months Later

It’s been six months since the iPhone X release, and one thing holds true: It’s still expensive. However, as much as I hated myself for buying a $1,000 phone, and as much as I hated myself for loving it, spending half a year with the iPhone X has revealed some new truths. One, Jony Ive is right when he says Face ID is…

LG's G7 ThinQ Challenges the Best Android Phones With a Bag of Clever Tricks LG's G7 ThinQ Challenges the Best Android Phones With a Bag of Clever Tricks

LG Mobile is in a rut. Over the last two and a half years, its smartphone division has posted losses totaling over $1.5 billion, and a big reason for the company’s struggles has been poor sales of its flagship phones. When you look back to 2016, the LG G5 was doomed from the start. It had a bland design and a…

This Handy iPhone X Lens Kit Gets You Even Closer to a Real Camera This Handy iPhone X Lens Kit Gets You Even Closer to a Real Camera

Let’s face it, when you shell out upwards of $700 for a flagship phone, a huge chunk of that money is going towards its camera. Some people might say that’s nuts, but for others, who don’t don’t want the hassle or added expense of owning a real camera, it’s really not that ridiculous. However, even for fancy handsets…

Apple Posts, Deletes Job Listing That Sounds Suspiciously Like It's for Making In-House iPhone Modems Apple Posts, Deletes Job Listing That Sounds Suspiciously Like It's for Making In-House iPhone Modems

Apple put up, and then took down, a job posting that suggested the company is preparing to give up on wireless chips manufactured by Qualcomm—a supplier it is currently in a contentious legal battle with—and is possibly cutting out Intel as well for future generations of iPhones.

Huawei's Triple Camera P20 Pro Is Too Cool for America Huawei's Triple Camera P20 Pro Is Too Cool for America

Despite having sold its phones here for years, 2018 was supposed to be Huawei’s big coming out party in the U.S. At CES, I sat through a presentation about how Huawei was expanding into home wifi and had even signed Wonder Woman herself as the company’s new brand ambassador.

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