BlackBerry Messenger was the iMessage of the late 2000s, especially since it was initially exclusive to the company's own hardware. BBM expanded to iOS and Android in 2013, but it has become mostly irrelevant thanks to competitors like WhatsApp and iMessage. BlackBerry is now suing Facebook and its subsidiaries (including WhatsApp and Instagram), alleging that Facebook is violating numerous BBM patents. Read More
Welcome to the roundup of the best new Android games that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous week or so. Read More
The freedom of the open road is great until you get in a fender-bender and there's a dispute over whose fault it was. Dash cams come in handy at times like that, but good ones are pretty spendy. The Anker ROAV C1 Pro is usually around $130, but today only it's on sale at Amazon for $75. Read More
You know what's fun? Going to a Disney theme park. You know what's even more fun? Being paid to go to a Disney theme park. That's what a few lucky Google employees got to do, because the company announced today that eleven Disney parks have been mapped on Street View. This includes Walt Disney World, California Adventures, Disneyland Paris, and others. Read More
About a week ago, we posted about a sale being run on SanDisk's higher-storage microSD cards, but the discount posted for the 256GB version is no longer available. However, Samsung's 256GB EVO Select microSD card is now being discounted to $99.99, making it a full $50 cheaper than MSRP. Read More
Perhaps you're interested in the Honor 7X, but you wish the hardware were slightly more powerful. Well, Huawei has launched that exact phone in the US as the Mate SE. It has slightly better specs and a few design tweaks, but it's basically the same phone for a little more money. Read More
Google Lens, a machine learning-powered image analyzer, was first announced at I/O 2017. It currently exists in both Google Photos (to scan existing photos) and Assistant (to scan in real-time), but both methods have required a Pixel phone. Alongside some ARCore announcements, Google revealed that Lens would be rolling out to more Android devices and make an appearance on iOS. Read More
The 2018 Mobile World Congress ended just last week, and over the course of the week-ish of announcements, there was a lot of news to cover. Just in case you happened to miss any, we've put together a quick little list of all the things we wrote about from MWC this year, plus a few things we saw that didn't merit their own post, all mixed in with a big gallery of photos.
Consider this your yearly dose of MWC-substitute. I promise it tastes as good as the real thing. Read More
Now that the dandelions (kudos to Samsung for the Galaxy S3 reference) from Samsung’s Galaxy Unpacked 2018 event have long settled down, we can sit down and look back with a bit of objectivity at what the Korean giant unpacked for us. The two new flagship offerings from Samsung, which may yet again reign as the top Android smartphone(s) of 2018, are the S9 and S9+. While in appearance they do look nearly identical to their predecessors, we've discovered bit by bit signs of the intricate differences between them and last year's S8 and S8+.
So if you haven't had your share of the Samsung news mill yet or if you prefer to have all your information put together in one page, we have just the thing for you. Read More