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Qualcomm Develops Active Depth-Sensing Camera for Android Phones

Qualcomm Develops Active Depth-Sensing Camera for Android Phones Future Android phones could come equipped with some fancy new camera features thanks to technology being developed by Qualcomm.An updated version of Qualcomm’s image signal processor (ISP) will allow for advanced camera features like active depth sensing.

Behold, the LG V30 in all its glory

Behold, the LG V30 in all its glory On the front side, the LG V30 looks a lot like the G6 with even smaller bezels, especially on the bottom and on the sides.It's the currently prevalent trend in smartphones and I like LG's simple approach.

Motorola patent reveals designs for a phone screen that heals itself

Motorola patent reveals designs for a phone screen that heals itself The company recently applied for a patent on a phone screen that can heal its own cracks and damages.The patent, which was filed in February and awarded last week, explains how a phone screen made out of shape memory polymer could heal itself.

Motorola Dreams Up A Smartphone Screen That Repairs Itself Using Heat

Motorola Dreams Up A Smartphone Screen That Repairs Itself Using Heat Over the years, I’ve seen a lot of people tapping away at a shattered smartphone screen as they wait for their next upgrade window to open.Despite all the advances in screen tech over the years, most smartphones are still highly susceptible to this kind of damage.

The Essential Phone is now available for pre-order on Sprint

The Essential Phone is now available for pre-order on Sprint The phones were originally supposed to be available 30 days after Essential launched in May, but that deadline proved to be unattainable.Yesterday, Essential customers who reserved the phone received an email notifying them that it would start shipping within 7 days.

Leaked images might show the iPhone 8's wireless charging setup

Leaked images might show the iPhone 8's wireless charging setup That means that the phones will only charge when they're actually touching the surface of a specialized charging pad.The charging pads in the images are clearly unfinished, and not what we'd expect to see from the famously design-obsessed Apple.

Andy Rubin just made even more big promises about the Essential Phone

Andy Rubin just made even more big promises about the Essential Phone The Essential Phone is finally here, and its creator Andy Rubin just made more big promises about the device ahead of its shipping date next week.Availability of the phone has been a cause for major concern among many fans ever since unlocked versions of the phone were made available for pre-order back in May.

Preview Skype's controversial millennial-inspired redesign on desktop

Preview Skype's controversial millennial-inspired redesign on desktop The redesign is a weird attempt by Skype to keep up with today's popular messaging apps like Facebook Messenger, Snapchat, iMessage, and WhatsApp.Other apps like Slack and Google Chat have brought GIFs, chatting, and personality into the light in most work settings.

3 ways mobile phones can help teens explore their independence

3 ways mobile phones can help teens explore their independence For teens, mobile devices are more than simply high-tech toys.Ultimately, responsible mobile phone use starts with this sentiment: A mobile device is a tool for your teens to achieve independence.

This iOS 11 trick lets you quickly disable Touch ID

This iOS 11 trick lets you quickly disable Touch ID Apple's upcoming iOS 11 has a feature that lets you quickly disable the iPhone's Touch ID fingerprint scanner, forcing you to use a passphrase to get into the phone.There were ways to disable Touch ID before; for example, rebooting the phone or scanning the wrong finger a few times will do the trick as well.

The Essential Phone's super slick, but it's no iPhone or Google Pixel killer

The Essential Phone's super slick, but it's no iPhone or Google Pixel killer The company's first product is the highly-anticipated Essential Phone, an Android phone with flagship specs and, at $700, a flagship price tag.The surface of the "Moon Black" phone I tested is so reflective it looks almost silver in certain light.

Oh, NBD, just the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 sitting next to some cigarette butts

Oh, NBD, just the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 sitting next to some cigarette butts I think we can officially say we've reached peak Samsung Galaxy Note 8.Ahead of its expected launch next week, new images of the Note 8 have surfaced on China's Weibo microblogging website.

Nokia's #bothie will never take off because it's just not Instagram-friendly

Nokia's #bothie will never take off because it's just not Instagram-friendly The "bothie.Nokia just announced its new flagship phone, the Nokia 8; a top-notch Android device with specs that'll put it on the same echelon as the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the OnePlus 5.

Leaked images show off one of the iPhone 8's key components

Leaked images show off one of the iPhone 8's key components The iPhone 8 is (hopefully) coming soon, and we might just have a closer look at one of its most important components.The new A11 processor chip that will power the next iPhone allegedly appears in newly leaked photos posted to Slashleaks, which were first spotted by MacRumors.

You can't escape Windows error messages in this augmented reality nightmare

You can't escape Windows error messages in this augmented reality nightmare They told us that how we interact with the world would change in profound, innumerable ways.They never said anything about Windows error messages shitting all over our augmented reality dreams.

A new app is designed to help visually impaired people enjoy the solar eclipse

A new app is designed to help visually impaired people enjoy the solar eclipse Monday's solar eclipse will surely be an unforgettable sight for anyone bearing witness to it.And now, an app is aiming to bring the experience of the eclipse to people who can't necessarily see it in the sky.

The Essential Phone's gorgeous screen embarrasses all other phones

The Essential Phone's gorgeous screen embarrasses all other phones I've only spent a few hours with the Essential Phone and I can already unequivocally declare the screen awesome.The oddest thing about the Essential Phone is the selfie camera cutout or "notch" that eats into the top part of the display.

All the features in Apple Maps that’ll make you not hate it

All the features in Apple Maps that’ll make you not hate it But since the iOS 10 update, there are some features that can make Apple Maps an app you'd want to use.This means that any events you have saved in your calendar will trigger a traffic notification via Apple Maps.

How to put old photos in your social media stories

How to put old photos in your social media stories Here's how to put photos you've already taken in your stories on Snapchat, Instagram, and Facebook.Click that and you'll see a screen with photos you've saved on Snapchat and from your camera roll.

Steven Soderbergh's new HBO show will have a choose-your-own-adventure feel

Steven Soderbergh's new HBO show will have a choose-your-own-adventure feel Though it's still in preproduction, Steven Soderbergh's upcoming series Mosaic is already unlike anything HBO has ever done.The free app will be available for iOS, desktop, and Android, and all the different "nodes" add up to about seven-and-a-half hours of story, according to Soderbergh.