Next iPhone might have depth-sensing front camera

It's that time of year, folks. Rumors of what the next iPhone will be like are coming in hot and heavy. Last week, well-connected Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo noted that the new handsets would nix the home button for a touch-friendly "function area." N…

Intel and Qualcomm are steadily gearing up for 5G

We're still years away from a finalized 5G standard, and it'll be even longer before we get compatible devices in our hands, but we're seeing plenty of companies readying themselves for speedier networks. In particular, Qualcomm and Intel are hoping…

University offers course to help sniff out and refute ‘bullshit’

Not only is fake news everywhere, but its purveyors call genuine news fake, making it doubly hard for the average person to know what's real and what's Inception. For example, President Donald Trump recently made up a terrorist attack in Sweden, and…

Qualcomm chip promises phone data that’s faster than fiber

Just because true 5G wireless is edging closer doesn't mean that 4G's peak speeds can't improve in the meantime. Qualcomm has unveiled a new LTE modem, the Snapdragon X20, that promises 1.2Gbps download speeds on mobile devices. That's 20 percent f…

Meitu’s new phone includes a dual pixel front camera and AI-powered beautification

dazzlingblue2 Selfie app and phone company Meitu has unveiled its latest smartphone, which doubles down its focus on selfie cameras and beautification. Meitu went public in December with a Hong Kong listing that was fairly tepid but nevertheless the country’s largest tech IPO since 2007. It started out making selfie apps but branched into selling ‘selfie-optimized’ smartphones in 2013.… Read More

Samsung will showcase C-Lab’s AR and VR projects at MWC

Samsung will exhibit four new augmented and virtual reality projects out of the C-Lab program at this year's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. C-Lab or Creative Lab is the chaebol's in-house initiative that gives employees time off to work on their…

Samsung will reportedly sell ‘refurbished’ Galaxy Note 7s

Even though Samsung has established a cause for those Galaxy Note 7 flare-ups, the device's story is not over. Korean outlet Hankyung reports that the company will sell the "refurbished" phones, but with smaller, less-explodey batteries inside. It do…

Samsung takes a big hit in new US reputation poll

SAMSUNG CSC Last year was rough on just about everyone. Samsung seemed to get it especially bad, as the Note 7 saga stretched out over several months and two separated recalls. Somewhere in there, the electronic giant’s washing machines got caught up in the madness with a recall of their own, while its executives got tangled up in some questionable governmental dealings. To the surprise of many,… Read More