[Video] Unboxing the Google Pixel


Google announced its new range of smartphones back on October 4th, the Pixel, and Pixel XL, featuring AMOLED displays, Snapdragon 821 processors, 4GB RAM, 32GB/128GB internal storage and what seems to be a very capable rear camera with a 12.3MP sensor. Besides spending a boatload of cash on the marketing, Google has organized a deal with UBreakIFix to make screen replacements as easy as possible, and Verizon has stated that it will issue updates for its locked Pixel handsets as and when Google pushes them. The Pixel handsets carry higher price tags than the Nexus phones of yesteryear, so what do you get for your money? Join us after the break to find out as our very own Justin Herrick unboxes the Pixel XL. Read more

No early release for the Samsung Galaxy S8


The year 2016 will not be remembered as the best year for Samsung for reasons we are all too familiar with at this point. So now the attention has turned to next year and what the South Korean company may have planned for the upcoming Galaxy S8. But don’t get your hopes up for an early release as Samsung has announced that their next Galaxy will follow the same schedule as their previous phones.

Join us after the break for the details.

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Smartwatch vendors reportedly shipped 51.6% fewer units in Q3 2016


With many on the fence as to the usefulness of smartwatches, it seems that this skepticism, as well as a lack of new models, is impacting on the sales of smartwatches, with the news that sales are reportedly on the decline. According to the IDC (International Data Corporation), the number of units shipped has dropped by 51.6% in the third quarter of 2016.  Read more

Xiaomi announces the massive 6.4-inch MI Mix concept phone with a 91.3% screen-to-body ratio


With the general consensus being that smartphone development has hit something akin to a plateau, it’s a little difficult to fall in love with new handsets as they often aren’t terribly much different than the model they’ve replaced. Sure, they are often a little quicker, perhaps a little brighter or thinner, but there’s often not much to jump and shout about nowadays. Unless you have skipped a couple of generations before upgrading, or perhaps looking at Xiaomi. Why Xiaomi? Well, after announcing the fairly standard Mi Note 2, the Chinese handset maker went on to announce a new concept phone called the Mi Mix featuring a massive 6.4-inch display, ceramic body, and a crazy screen-to-body ratio of 91.3%. Read more