Tag Archives: smartphones

  • Nokia 8110: Neo’s Phone in ‘The Matrix’ Is Back (Video)

    Nokia 8110: Neo’s Phone in ‘The Matrix’ Is Back (Video)

    I was just 11 years old when The Matrix came out, so while I remember its advertising campaign and eventually seeing the movie itself on home video quite vividly, I wasn’t really aware of any tech or fashion trends to come out of the movie’s unique visual style. Which is why I’m only just now learning about […]

  • Die With Me: A Social Network for People Whose Phones Are About to Die

    Die With Me: A Social Network for People Whose Phones Are About to Die

    There’s an elite cadre of smartphone users out there, those who choose to live their lives on the edge, to drain their smartphone batteries to the absolute limit before recharging. Previously, there hadn’t been any way for these hardcore phone adventurers to find one another, but now there’s Die With Me, an app exclusively for people […]

  • Lamborghini Alpha One Android Smartphone Costs $2,450 (Video)

    Lamborghini Alpha One Android Smartphone Costs $2,450 (Video)

    The smartphone era has allowed for more people than ever to carry expensive technology in their pockets, which means the market must provide a way for the ultra-wealthy to distinguish themselves in this regard. Enter luxury smartphones, the latest being the Lamborghini Alpha One Android smartphone. The Lamborghini Alpha One reportedly costs $2,450 at Harrods […]

  • Samsung Leader 8: A New Flip Phone Riff Coming to China

    Samsung Leader 8: A New Flip Phone Riff Coming to China

    It was only a matter of time before the beginning of a full-fledged flip phone revival – after all, aren’t we all (at least those of us who are old enough to remember) nostalgic for the time before we spent most of our waking hours connected to everyone we know and the world at large? […]

  • Alo: Screenless Smartphone Concept by Philippe Starck and Jerome Olivet

    Alo: Screenless Smartphone Concept by Philippe Starck and Jerome Olivet

    No one really ever knows what the future of technology holds, but imagining the possibilities often ends up creating the same innovations that end up defining that future. Hopefully for our sake, something like that will happen with the new smartphone sans screen concept from Philippe Starck and Jerome Olivet. It’s called Alo. The Alo […]

  • Kodak Ektra: A Smartphone for Photographers

    Kodak Ektra: A Smartphone for Photographers

    Photography brand Kodak is continuing its line of photography-oriented smartphones with the unveiling of the Kodak Ektra, its followup to last year’s IM5. If the name “Ektra” sounds familiar to any photography buffs out there, it is because it’s taken from the brand’s rangefinder from 1941. Despite its cutting-edge technological specs, the Kodak Ektra’s name […]

  • iPhone 7 and 7 Plus Unveiled by Apple (Video)

    iPhone 7 and 7 Plus Unveiled by Apple (Video)

    After months of rumors, innuendo, and premature outrage, Apple has finally given the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus their official unveiling. Many of the rumors turned out to be true—most notably the one about that missing headphone jack—and response to the new iPhone has been decidedly cooler than towards previous installments. Still, there are […]

  • Freedom 251: Indian Tech Brand’s $4 Smartphone Ships Soon

    Freedom 251: Indian Tech Brand’s $4 Smartphone Ships Soon

    Ringing Bells is a tech brand in India that recently announced plans to release a smartphone to the public at a price point of only $4. Many analysts and consumers suspected some kind of pyramid scheme or publicity hoax, but now the Freedom 251 smartphone has been confirmed as a real thing, with the first […]

  • Lenovo Phab2 Pro Smartphone With Depth and Motion Sensing Tech (Video)

    Lenovo Phab2 Pro Smartphone With Depth and Motion Sensing Tech (Video)

    For several years, tech fans have been aware of Google‘s Project Tango, which gives mobile devices abilities to sense depth and motion that were previously impossible. But it’s taken until now for a smartphone company to actually use the technology for a consumer product.  It’s the Lenovo Phab2 Pro smartphone, coming to a future near […]

  • Google Ara Modular Smartphone Finally Unveiled

    Google Ara Modular Smartphone Finally Unveiled

    You may remember Project Ara, the prototype for a modular smartphone Google released to the public very early last year. Unless you’re some kind of smartphone devotee, it’s also possible that you forgot all about it in the ensuing 16 months, but now the Google Ara has been completed and is evidently on its way […]