Category: Mobile

Mobile Phones

Huawei’s Mate 10 Pro is coming to the US unlocked next month

As expected, today’s Huawei CES press conference was a strange affair. The company’s U.S. plans were recently thwarted, as per a report in The Wall Street Journal, leaving the company in a bit of a lurch. Consumer CEO Richard Yu...

/ January 9, 2018

Razer moves into wireless power, debuts HyperFlux mouse and pad

The wireless charging movement is getting one more boost today, this time from the world of gaming. Razer, the tech giant that has built a brand (and very loyal following) as a gaming-first hardware company, is announcing HyperFlux, a new...

/ January 9, 2018

Ripple, a Tinder spinoff backed by Match, launches app for professional networking

A team of former Tinder employees, led by Tinder’s original CTO Ryan Ogle, are today launching a new app aimed at professional networking. The app, called Ripple, aims to be a sort of mobile-first alternative to LinkedIn that addresses some...

/ January 8, 2018

The light and dark of AI-powered smartphones

Analyst Gartner put out a 10-strong listicle this week identifying what it dubbed “high-impact” uses for AI-powered features on smartphones that it suggests will enable device vendors to provide “more value” to customers via the medium of “more advanced” user...

/ January 6, 2018

Member of group that used Grindr to find and assault gay men gets 15 years

The first sentencing has been handed down in a Texas case centered on the use of Grindr as a platform from which to perpetrate hate crimes. Nigel Garrett was given 15 years yesterday after pleading guilty to a list of...

/ January 6, 2018

Apple in good cheer over a billion-dollar Christmas and New Year on the App Store

The week after Christmas is a lazy one, but the App Store was working overtime. Apple triumphantly announced today that the late holiday season brought in more than a billion dollars in purchases on its mobile marketplace. Indeed, $300 million...

/ January 4, 2018

Lea’s live event assistant for Messenger makes buying tickets easier

Buying event tickets online isn’t a great experience. Sites like Ticketmaster are the default, but are difficult to use and expensive. A startup called Lea wants to offer a more modern experience by combining event search, discovery, seat selection and...

/ January 4, 2018

Nintendo Switch is the fastest-selling video game console ever in the U.S.

Nintendo has managed to sell so many of its Nintendo Switch console that it’s become not only its own fastest-selling console, but also the fastest selling in the U.S. ever, beating the record set by the Wii back during its...

/ January 4, 2018

Apple readies Siri for the HomePod by adding a podcast-powered news brief

The HomePod had a bit of a notable production setback, back in December, but Apple’s high-end smart speaker is still on track for an “early 2018” release. As it preps for the release of its first Siri-focused device, the company...

/ January 4, 2018

Apple Developer Program fee waivers are now available for nonprofits, schools and government

Apple announced today it will begin allowing select publishers to waive the membership fees associated with its App Developer Program. Specifically, the new fee waivers will be offered to “nonprofit organizations, accredited educational institutions, and government entities,” says Apple. For starters, the...

/ January 3, 2018