Throughout the Samsung Galaxy Note7's worldwide safety recall and subsequent discontinuation, the South Korean conglomerate remained pretty tight-lipped about what caused the issue. We knew that overheating batteries were to blame, but a thorough explanation was not forthcoming. Today, following months of extensive instigation, Samsung has finally come clean. Here is its explanation.
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If you're wanting to go beyond the basic stuff everyone does with their phone - either by extending its capabilities or by taking more control over what it already does - we've got just the collection of tools for you. These automators, taskers and shortcut makers can quickly hack Android or iOS to do your mobile bidding.
From overseas tourist destinations to your own neighbourhood, there are beautiful spots to photograph all over the world. This interactive map shows you where people are taking pictures worldwide.
Typically only found in the toolkits of law enforcement and the military, the FLIR ONE smartphone camera gave thermal vision to any consumer with several hundred bucks. But yesterday FLIR revealed a professional version for those who want to use the thermal camera for more than just running around pretending to be a Schwarzenegger-hunting Predator.
There are a million reasons to want to stay in bed every morning, not the least of which being stepping into a cold shower that isn't as warm as you thought it would be. BRRRR! But with the new U by Moen shower, you can use your smartphone to start and pre-heat the water so that it's guaranteed to be the perfect temperature when you hose off in the morning.
Burner is already great to give a phone number to people you may not want to have your real number, but its chat bot, Ghostbot, makes it even better — and safer. Whether it's a bad date who won't stop texting you or an annoying match on a dating site, Ghostbot can take care of it for automatically.
We all know it's a bad idea to use electronic screens directly before bed. (Despite this, most of us do it anyway — those Netflix shows aren't going to watch themselves, right?) The artificial light emitted by laptops, tablets and smartphones has been linked to disrupted sleep alongside a variety of more serious ailments. But is it actually dangerous? The evidence in this infographic makes for some scary reading...
iOS/Android: Apple has its own tool to help users switch from Android to iOS, but Google can't get a similar app past the App Store's moderators. Instead, Google just launched a backup tool inside the already-approved Google Drive.
Smartphones are a part of life these days, and if your kid doesn't use one now, they probably will before long. But with a great device comes great responsibility. The Smart Talk is a website that helps parents and kids come up with a set of phone rules together, and creates a handy agreement you can print out.
The Android-iOS conflict has been raging ever since both mobile operating systems entered the marketplace. For the most part, Apple has been on the winning side of the debate, both in terms of critical acclaim and sales. Then Google released the Pixel XL.
I've been using Google's flagship smartphone for a few weeks now, and it’s been highlighting the iPhone's glaringly lacking key features. Here are eight ways the Pixel XL trumps Apple's competitor.
The smartphone you use everyday is a complex machine that is made up of a number of different components. But when you break it down, there are around 75 elements - that's two-thirds of the periodic table - that go into the creation of a smartphone. Some of these elements are extremely prevalent while others are exceptionally rare. Why does this all matter? Let's find out.