A Kickstarter project wants to kill the Galaxy S8 Bixby button

A Kickstarter project wants to kill the Galaxy S8 Bixby button

While some sought to remap the Bixby button, others sought to erase it completely – theres even a Kickstarter dedicated to the cause! For a mere $20 pledge, you can have a carbon-fibery case that hides the button on your Galaxy S8 or S8+.   Or, if you prefer to be more passive-aggressive, you can have a $3 I HATE BIXBY sticker. Note that the sticker is included with the case. True haters could go for the $40 option, which also includes a hat that proclaims your animosity towards Samsungs virtual assistant. If you hate Bixby that much, you can disable com.samsung.android.bixby.agent…

Mac owners can now guard against accidental damage with AppleCare+ insurance

Mac owners can now guard against accidental damage with AppleCare+ insurance

Apple has quietly introduced a new option for those purchasing a Mac who wish to insure their machine against accidental damage, allowing buyers to elect to pick up AppleCare+ coverage. Previously, it was only possible to get standard AppleCare cover (with no ‘plus’) for Macs, and AppleCare+ was only available for the iPhone and iPad. But now, those purchasing a MacBook, iMac, Mac Pro or Mac mini can get AppleCare+

Motorola Announces the Moto Z” Play

Motorola Announces the Moto Z” Play

Last summer Motorola introduced its new premium Moto Z smartphone family. More than a simple redesign with the latest components stuffed inside, the Moto Zs added a modular component. Motorola’s optional Moto Mods snapped onto the phones’ flat backs with powerful magnets, making it easy to swap from a large speaker to a pico-projector to a battery pack all without

O2 UK will be carrying OnePlus 5

O2 UK will be carrying OnePlus 5

We already know that the OnePlus 5 will go official on June 20, but UK carrier O2 just can’t wait any longer. In an attempt to capitalize on the hype surrounding the next flagship, O2 has confirmed that it will be carrying the phone. OnePlus 5 is even featured on the ‘Coming Soon’ page on the carrier’s website although it reveals no details.   Sadly, there’s currently no information on when the

Xiaomi RedMi Note 4x Review

Xiaomi RedMi Note 4x Review

Appearance and equipment. Judging by appearance, this smartphone can be confused with Xiaomi RedMi Note 4. There are few distinctions that are not easy to be noticed at first sight. RedMi Note 4x also has metal body, though it’s inserts are made of plastic. At the back side of the phone you can find main camera with double light-emitting diodes flash and a fingerprint’s scanner. At the front side you’ll find 5,5″ Full HD display, covered with 2.5″ glass. Under it there are three touch buttons with the backlight. Above the main screen there is a front-camera, speaker and different sensors. At…

Mi Band 2 Review

Mi Band 2 Review

Mi Band 2 Pros • Affordable • Great battery life • Accurate records • Smart design and display • No nonsense features Mi Band 2 Cons • Display not properly visible in sunlight • Can’t access all the records without Mi Fit app • Heart rate monitor is inconsistent Design & Build Xiaomi Mi Band 2 comes with a 0.42-inch OLED screen with scratch resistant glass on the top of it. Moreover the glass also has an anti fingerprint coating for better clarity. Below the display there is a capacitive button that allows you to move between Time, Steps and Heart Rate…

Bluedio T2 Bluetooth Headphones Review

Bluedio T2 Bluetooth Headphones Review

Bluedio is a Chinese company that has produced Bluetooth items with the cutting edge innovations on board. The Bluedio T2 is a good example to support this point. These headphones are both wireless and wired, tunable and effective. We call them “Beats Budget Bose Alternative”, since they cost just $30. This post obviously won’t be published without gearbest.com support that provides an unparalleled selection of the very best gadgets and exceptional customer service that exceeds expectations worldwide. Connectivity and Design Bluedio T2 Bluetooth Headphones are mostly made of plastic and leather. They feel well, there are minimal infrequent sounds when you bowing…

Sony Xperia XZ Premium UK availability to come May 22

Sony Xperia XZ Premium UK availability to come May 22

We have more details on the UK launch of the the Xperia XZ Premium. According to the device’s listing on Unlocked Mobiles, the phone will go on sale in the country on May 22. Here’s what the listing exactly says: “Stock Update: Sony Xperia XZ Premium Launch confirmed by Sony for week commencing Monday 22nd May. All pre orders will ship as soon as stock arrives.” As for pricing, the retailer will

LG 43UD79-B Launched: 42.5-inch 4K IPS with FreeSync

LG 43UD79-B Launched: 42.5-inch 4K IPS with FreeSync

LG is about to launch a new monitor that is one of the most feature-filled monitors on the market once it arrives. Referred to as the 43UD79-B, this 42.5-inch display has a native UHD resolution of 3840 x 2160 with a conventional refresh rate of 60Hz. It features an IPS panel with a non-glare coating, a peak brightness of 350 cd/m2, a contrast ratio of up to 1000:1, and

Intel Announces Q1 2017 Financial Results: Record Quarter

Intel Announces Q1 2017 Financial Results: Record Quarter

Today Intel announced their earnings for Q1 of their 2017 fiscal year, and the results were good. Intel delivered record revenue for the quarter, of $14.8 billion, up from $13.7 billion a year ago. Intel is a company that loves their margins, and they were once again over 60% for the quarter, coming in at 61.8%, which is 2.5 percentage points higher year-over-year. Operating

Nvidia Shield Preview Program will let you test new features before the masses

Nvidia Shield Preview Program will let you test new features before the masses

Want a look at the latest software releases headed to the Nvidia Shield Android TV box – before the general public? Then you’ll want to get signed up for the new Nvidia Shield Preview Program. The company is allowing owners of its Shield TV devices to get a sneak peek at Shield Experience Upgrade software releases by registering for the preview program here and enrolling any Shield devices they want associated with the scheme.

All you ever wanted to know about fog computing

All you ever wanted to know about fog computing

The Internet of Things (IoT) and the cloud are impossible to separate. Only about a third of the data collected by the growing army of sensors is analysed at source, but as the IoT grows, that is going to need to change. “Sensors and the data they create are the next big thing,” says Scott Gnau, CTO of data management platform firm Hortonworks. “Compute can now happen at the sensor level, and not solely in a centralised data

Qualcomm sends out invites for the Snapdragon 660 unveiling

Qualcomm sends out invites for the Snapdragon 660 unveiling

Qualcomm has sent out invites for the Snapdragon 660 unveiling – the rumor mills favorite chipset for premium mid-rangers of late. The 660 will follows in the footsteps of the excellent 652 but will be much closer to the companys flagship chip. It will use an octa-core processor with Kryo 280 cores, the same hardware as the Snapdragon 835. However, the 660 will be built on a 14nm process rather than 10nm. Still, the newest Kirin 960

Microsoft announces Windows 10 S

Microsoft announces Windows 10 S

  Microsoft has launched a new version of Windows 10. Called Windows 10 S, it is aimed primarily at budget PCs for the education sector. Windows 10 S has been streamlined to be able to run on low-end computers with lower hardware requirements and smaller install size. It is also designed to work faster, with the login process now taking only about 15 seconds from boot, which is quicker than Windows 10 Pro on the same hardware. Schools will also be able to configure multiple machines with a USB drive. Using preconfigured options, simply plugging in the drive in a Windows 10…

Google Allo gets chat backups, incognito groups, and link previews as Duo passes 50 million downloads

Google Allo gets chat backups, incognito groups, and link previews as Duo passes 50 million downloads

  GoogleAndroidMobile softwareiOS Google’s Allo messaging app is in the process of receiving some new features today. No, it’s not getting a web-based client, or SMS support of any kind. Not yet, at least. But it does now feature chat backup capabilities, allowing you to store your past chats locally, in the cloud on Google Drive, or both. Next up, group conversations can be had in incognito mode too. Previously, this was only available for one-on-one chats. Incognito mode enables end-to-end encryption and lets you set an expiry time on your messages. Google Assistant and Smart Replies aren’t usable in this mode.…

Sennheiser Momentum 2 On-Ear Wireless

Sennheiser Momentum 2 On-Ear Wireless

The Sennheiser Momentum 2 On-Ear Wireless headphones are wireless Bluetooth headphones made using fancy materials and loaded with features that shouldn’t be confused with the full-size Momentum Wireless headphones. These ones have pads that sit on your ears rather than cups that fit around them, making them a more compact, and portable, pair. Their good looks, decent sound and active noise cancellation would make them a great