Tag: smartphone

LG Dual Screen review: A foldable enigma

I hold in my hands a smartphone accessory that sports a fully foldable screen. It’s got nothing to do with the beleaguered Samsung Galaxy Fold or Huawei Mate X, nor the half-dozen bendable phone prototypes from brands like Oppo, Xiaomi, Royale, and others. Rather, it’s LG’s Dual Screen, which retails alongside the Korean variant of […]

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High prices and 5G extend the U.S. smartphone replacement cycle to 33 months

If smartphone sales have indeed plateaued over the past year or so, the reason is becoming increasingly clear: More U.S. users are hanging onto their devices for nearly three full years rather than upgrading on an annual or biannual basis. That’s the key takeaway from a new Strategy Analytics survey today, which appears to confirm […]

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Adobe Premiere Rush supercharges video speed adjustment

Adobe Premiere Rush, Adobe’s cross-platform video editor for smartphones, tablets, and PCs, arrived on select Android devices in May following a broad launch last year on PC, Mac, and iOS. Now, Adobe is beefing up Rush with a new feature that enables users to manipulate the speed of videos and add ramps while maintaining pitch. […]

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Google Images now lets you swipe up to open a search result

The AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages) project, which was first announced by Google in 2015, is an open source framework designed to speed up mobile webpages. The company asserts that it cuts load times to under a second by balancing clickthrough probability with device and network constraints, and it claims that AMP is actively used by hundreds […]

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Sony Xperia 1 review: Minor triumph at a massive price

Sony might not be a smartphone hitmaker like rivals Samsung, Google, or LG (at least in the U.S.), but it’s nothing if not persistent. The company’s latest attempt to nab a market foothold is the Xperia 1, which was announced in February at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Among its spotlight features are an ultrawide […]

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Prisma cofounders launch Capture, which uses AI to suggest chatroom topics

Three years ago, intrepid developers Alexey Moiseenkov, Oleg Poyaganov, Ilya Frolov, and Andrey Usoltsev quietly launched a photo-editing app, Prisma, that tapped AI to transform images with over a dozen artistic filters. In mere weeks, it managed to rack up 70 million downloads and attract millions of active monthly users, and to top mobile app […]

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Why Texting Builds a False Sense of Security in Relationships

The presence of technology and smartphones has impacted relationships and dating in new and different ways when it comes to improving our communication skills. Recently, I was interviewed by another writer where we discussed how relationships are approached today and the unspoken fear of meeting a potential partner, face-to-face. The 20 “Golden Rules” of Using […]

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Oppo’s Under-Display Camera tech taps ‘highly transparent’ display material and AI algorithms

If you picked up a flagship smartphone with an edge-to-edge display recently, chances are the display has a cut-out or hole-punched portion to accommodate the selfie camera and adjacent sensors. The compromise is made necessary by the limitations of today’s screen and imaging technology, but at Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2019 this week, Guangdong-based Oppo […]

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