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Samsung Galaxy S8 Active Written Review

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active Written Review

Pros Rugged design with good grip Flat, bezel-less display Good battery life Cons Possibly inconvenient fingerprint sensor placement Non-customizable physical Bixby button External speaker experiences distortion at louder levels October signals the final stretch of 2017, and with Google’s event nearly a week behind us, it has also given us the last of this year’s

Apple taught iPhone users not to care about specs. Now it’s Google’s turn.

Apple taught iPhone users not to care about specs. Now it’s Google’s turn.

For as long as I can remember, Android flagships have largely been defined by their specs. Whereas Apple users know the newest iPhone is always the best iPhone, Android’s diversity means researching processors, RAM, etc, is a regular part of choosing a new phone. But with the Pixel 2, Google is bent on changing that. Talk to the average iPhone user


Github launches new tools to say when your project’s dependencies get pwned

Github launches new tools to say when your project’s dependencies get pwned

Github today announced the introduction of more robust security features for its users, which will help developers identify vulnerable dependencies in their code. The announcement came at the company’s flagship Github Universe conference, taking place at Pier 70 in San Francisco. The new feature, called Dependency Graph, enumerates the software libraries that constitute a project. This

Sony’s Xperia XZ1 packs HDR support in a Full HD smartphone

Sony’s Xperia XZ1 packs HDR support in a Full HD smartphone

Sony has used IFA 2017 to announce two new phones for its flagship family, including the HDR-capable Sony Xperia XZ1. The XZ1 packs a 5.2in Full HD screen, with Sony Mobile’s usual trio of in-house video technologies – namely Triluminos Display, X-Reality for Mobile and Dynamic Contrast Enhancer. They are joined by HDR support for the


LG V30 is first phone with MQA audio and OLED ‘FullVision’ display

LG V30 is first phone with MQA audio and OLED ‘FullVision’ display

We recently announced that LG’s sound quality-focused flagship was the “the first global smartphone to support MQA,” and now we know that it’s a phone of many more firsts. LG claims the V30 is the first phone with an F1.6 aperture camera lens, the first with a glass Crystal Clear Lens and the first with an OLED FullVision display. Marketing or

This DIY genius added a headphone jack to the iPhone 7

This DIY genius added a headphone jack to the iPhone 7

It’s a year to the day since Apple revealed it had removed the headphone jack from the iPhone 7. But for many people, time has not been a healer. Indeed, a headphone jack remains, albeit perhaps a touch tongue-in-cheek, one of the most requested features for the forthcoming iPhone 8. And now one – and we don’t use this word lightly – hero, has completed an epic


Mophie finally made a battery that can charge a laptop

Mophie finally made a battery that can charge a laptop

Charging on the go just got a lot easier. Mophie just introduced a new battery that’s powerful enough to charge a MacBook, marking the first time the company’s made a battery that can provide on-the-go power for a laptop. The Powerstation USB-C XXL delivers enough juice to give you a full extra charge for a

Everything you want to know about the Galaxy Note 8 was just leaked

Everything you want to know about the Galaxy Note 8 was just leaked

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 has been a long time coming, but it launches later this month — and now we might know exactly what’ll be under the hood when it does. Trusted leaker Evan Blass of VentureBeat just revealed an exhaustive list of the upcoming flagship’s specs, citing a “person briefed on the device’s final configuration” as the source. The details


Honor 6X and Huawei Mate 9 discounted at Amazon

Honor 6X and Huawei Mate 9 discounted at Amazon

If you’re looking for a deal on a new Android smartphone, Amazon’s got two of ‘em for you right now. First up, Amazon is selling the Honor 6X for $174.99. That’s $75.00 less than the price that the Honor 6X launched with earlier this year. What’s more, it appears that that may be its new regular

Airbnb’s new open source library lets you design with React and render to Sketch

Airbnb’s new open source library lets you design with React and render to Sketch

Today, Airbnb’s design team open sourced its internal library for writing React components that easily render directly to Sketch. Instead of trying to get Sketch to export to code, the Airbnb team spent its time on the opposite — putting the paintbrush in the hands of the engineer. Everyday engineers and designers have the luxury of