smartphones
People Are Spending Thousands of Pounds on ‘Distinguished’ Mobile Phone Numbers in Iraq

In Iraq, trying to obtain the coolest mobile number is a high-stakes scramble, with some numbers being valuable enough to pay off a modest mortgage. Read More >>

rumours
The Samsung Galaxy S9 Might Finally be Getting Stereo Speakers

Since there are only 12 days between now and the day Samsung will be unveiling the Galaxy S9 to the world, the world of phone rumours and leaks has gone into overdrive to spill the phone's many secrets before the big day. Today's revelation? The S9 might finally be benefiting from a set of stereo speakers. Read More >>

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Honor’s Mid-Range Phone is Trying to Save Us From the £1000 Flagship

For the last few years, £600, £650, or maybe even £700 was all you needed to get a brand new top-of-the—line phone. But in 2018, a lot of people are going to tasked with a difficult choice: shell out another £200 or £300 to hit the increased price tags flagships are now demanding, or settle for something a bit more affordable. And at first, this proposition might sound like another frustrating aspect of an increasingly crazy product cycle, but it doesn’t actually have to be that way. That’s because there are mid-range phones like the £500 OnePlus 5T and this new £520 Honor View 10 (currently marked down to £450), that can make that second option feel less like a compromise and more like a good way to stop getting screwed. Read More >>

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Network Accidentally Reveals Samsung Galaxy S9 Specs Two Weeks Early

The launch of the Samsung Galaxy S9 is set to take place on 25th February at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, but as is the way with modern phone launches it's basically a formality. Details about the S9 have been leaking since the release of the S8 (at the very least), so we already have a pretty good idea on what to expect. That doesn't mean we don't take notice when phone networks accidentally release the phone's specs ahead of time. Read More >>

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Samsung Fans Better Prepare for a Ridiculously Expensive Galaxy S9

With less than three weeks to go until Samsung officially unveils it next flagship Galaxy S phone, leaks and rumours have already given us what seems like a pretty good look at the phone. And despite a body that’s almost indistinguishable from last year’s phone—especially from the front—the Galaxy S9 is shaping up to be a solid update. However, there is one tidbit of info regarding the S9 that is much less encouraging: Its price, which according to multiple reports will be higher than any Galaxy S phone ever before. Read More >>

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The Samsung Galaxy S9 Could be the Last Phone in the Galaxy S Range

It's been nearly eight years since Samsung released the original Galaxy S smartphone, and we're in the run up to the launch of its eight successor - expected to be announced on 25th February at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. But it rumours are to be believed, it could be the last phone to in the Galaxy S range. Read More >>

cars
France Could Fine Smartphone Use While Driving, Even if You’re Parked Up

Apparently France is having an issue with car accidents at the moment, so it's taken to blaming everyone's favourite scapegoats. No, not millennials, the smartphone. A French court has declared it's illegal use a smartphone while you're sitting in the drivers's seat of a car, even if you've pulled over somewhere safe. Read More >>

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iPhone X Users Blame Bug for Missed Calls

While Apple continues to address the fallout of performance throttling on iPhones with older batteries, the company now has another issue to worry about, this time in regards to its pricey iPhone X. Read More >>

gadgets
DJI’s New Osmo Gimbal Is the Rare Phone Accessory That’s Actually Worth It

Running around the office with the DJI Osmo Mobile 2, I got a lot of questions. Specifically I got exactly two questions repeatedly. The first was about what I was holding. Each time, I explained that the weird selfie stick-like contraption I’d put my phone in was a mechanised gimbal that automatically stabilises my phone as I move around, so I can shoot video footage so smooth it looks like it was shot with the aid of a professional Steadicam. Then I’d jostle the little joystick on the Osmo’s handle, causing the entire arm of the thing to swivel around for a perfectly smooth pan, eliciting looks of impressed satisfaction. That’s when people would ask the inevitable second question: How much does this magic cost? When I told them it was £130, I’d get another set of contented nods. Considering how slick the Osmo is, the £130 price is very reasonable. It’s about as close to a no-brainer as a phone accessory can be nowadays. Read More >>

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Samsung Confirms it’s Releasing a Foldable Phone This Year

Rumours that Samsung is working on a foldable phone have been around for years, and have never really gone away. Then reports popped up claiming the company secretly showed one off at CES, ready for a launch towards the end of the year. There's good news there, because the company has confirmed one will arrive before the end of 2018. Read More >>

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Samsung’s Offering Free Gig Tickets to Anyone Who Buys a Galaxy 8 Phone or Tab S3

February starts tomorrow, which is the month Samsung has already confirmed will involve the unveiling of the Galaxy S9 smartphone. Clearly it wants to clear out some old stock before then, though, because its offering people free gig tickets if they go out and buy one right now. Read More >>

security
OnePlus Says Hack Exposed Credit Cards of Up to 40,000 Customers

Data breaches are now commonplace, but that doesn’t make them any less serious. So when a number of users reported seeing suspicious activity on their credit cards after buying something from OnePlus’ online store, the company launched an investigation to find out what really happened. Now the results are in, and it’s not looking good. As many as 40,000 customers who bought something on OnePlus.com from mid-November of 2017 up until last week potentially had their credit card info stolen by hackers. Read More >>

smartphones
EE Announces Another Round of January Sales Offers

If you're in the market for a new smartphone, you've not lucked out of the January sales just yet: EE has just announced another wave of discounts, offering reduced prices on contracts and the latest handsets. Read More >>

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CES 2018: Samsung’s Folding Phone May Have Made a Secret Appearance in Las Vegas

While shows like CES are primarily for companies to show off their products to the public, the fact almost the entire tech industry is there in one place means it's the perfect place for private meetings. What those meetings are for vary, but sometimes it involves a showing off tech or products that isn't ready to be unveiled in public. Read More >>

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Alleged Samsung Galaxy S9 Box Leak Shows Off Possible Specs

The other day we learned that the Samsung Galaxy S9 is set to be released next month, probably at MWC, so that means the rumour mill doesn't have long to spoil everything for us. Clearly not wanting to be outdone, it's gone ahead and given us a shot of what is alleged to be the Galaxy S9's box, complete with a list of hardware specs. Read More >>