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The food revolution may have just needed a cup of Blue Bottle

By | 2017-12-30T22:21:11+00:00 December 30th, 2017|Categories: Mobile|

Each massive exit in the tech ecosystem usually follows the same cycle: an upstart becomes a huge business, it goes public or sells for a huge sum of money, many of the best people that built it take off and then they use their newfound wealth to start companies. But in addition to

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How a simple tech upgrade at the IRS could transform the economy

By | 2017-12-30T21:48:13+00:00 December 30th, 2017|Categories: Android|

Sam Hodges is the co-founder and U.S. managing director of Funding Circle, a leading lending platform for small businesses. He is responsible for overseeing the overall strategic direction and day-to-day operation of Funding Circle in the U.S. Our credit system runs on the power of data. A simple IT upgrade at the IRS

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Top smartphone reviews of 2017

By | 2017-12-31T04:44:39+00:00 December 30th, 2017|Categories: GSM|

Being a mobile tech reviewer definitely has its perks. Shiny new devices are great and all, but still, at the end of the day, the most gratifying thing is to see our work actually help out readers and eager buyers navigate the vast and often confusing smartphone market. 2017 was a really interesting

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Watch the second half of Bubbleproof’s first season

By | 2017-12-30T20:35:57+00:00 December 30th, 2017|Categories: Android|

We’re excited to be premiering a new mockumentary series about the startup world called Bubbleproof. You can watch the second half of the first season right here. On Google AMP? Click here for a better view. If you missed the first four episodes, you can find those here. Episode 5 Episode 6 Episode

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New Nokia 8 update begins rolling out

By | 2017-12-31T03:35:49+00:00 December 30th, 2017|Categories: GSM|

HMD has started pushing out a new update to its Nokia 8 smartphone. The change-log mentions things like improved system stability and user interface enhancements, aside from the December security patch. This new update - which arrives as Oreo version 4.390 and weighs in at around 330MB - is currently hitting units in

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Apple’s $29 iPhone battery replacements are available starting today

By | 2017-12-30T17:23:15+00:00 December 30th, 2017|Categories: Android|

Those $29 battery out-of-warranty replacements Apple promised are now available for impacted users with an iPhone 6 or later. The company was initially aiming for a late-January timeframe in the States when it first offered up the discount, following blowback against its admission that it had slowed down older model phones to maximize

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Huawei P smart’s European pricing and launch time frame revealed

By | 2017-12-30T20:39:39+00:00 December 30th, 2017|Categories: GSM|

Acclaimed leakster Evan Blass recently revealed that the Huawei Enjoy 7S will be globally available as the Huawei P smart. And now, a new report has revealing pricing and availability info for the device. As per the report, the P smart will go on sale in Germany sometime late January, and will carry

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LG Q6 review – GSMArena.com tests

By | 2017-12-30T19:37:42+00:00 December 30th, 2017|Categories: GSM|

Introduction LG went all-in with the 18:9 display aspect ratio this year for its flagships - both the G6 and the V30 employ this spec that's become incredibly trendy in 2017. The tall screens have only recently started to make their way to mid-rangers, though, and on that front LG was among the

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New update hitting Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) and Sony Xperia XA

By | 2017-12-30T18:32:24+00:00 December 30th, 2017|Categories: GSM|

Samsung has started rolling out a new update to its Galaxy A7 (2017) smartphone. Arriving as firmware version A720FXXU2BQL9, it's a security update that brings along Android fixes for the month of December. The update is currently hitting units in Mexico, but should soon be available in other key markets as well. Moving

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Xiaomi Redmi 5 in for review

By | 2017-12-30T17:29:21+00:00 December 30th, 2017|Categories: GSM|

Xiaomi Redmi 5 sounds like a successor to the Redmi 4, but it actually comes as a vanilla version of the Redmi 5 Plus that is essentially the follow-up of the Redmi Note 4. The name game might not be strong with Xiaomi, but the device appears to have everything you would expect

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