1. R

    France Does Not Want You Texting And Driving, Or Parking

    In a report from LeFigaro, a new law in France makes using your phone while driving punishable, whether or not the car is moving. If you pull over and shut off the engine to make a phone call or answer a text, it is the same €135 and points as if you were driving. If you park your car in a...
  2. DooKey

    Survey Shows Owners of Digital Voice Assistants Use Smartphones Less

    Accenture recently conducted a survey of 21,000 online customers and discovered a number of interesting trends. Digital voice assistants are gaining more and more of a foothold in the market place, more than half surveyed are willing to ride in a self-driving car, and customers want more than...
  3. DooKey

    Chemical Imbalance in Brain May Cause Smartphone Addiction In Young People

    Researchers in Seoul, South Korea, studied 19 youths who were addicted to their smartphones to try to figure out why this was happening. After running scans with an MRS machine they discovered the addicted youths had abnormal levels of two brain chemicals. Additionally, the addicted youths had...
  4. R

    Substitute Phone Aims To Help Overcome Smartphone Addiction

    Vienna-based designer Klemens Schillinger has designed a set of 5 substitute phones to provide a "therapeutic approach" to help smartphone addicts cope with withdrawal symptoms. The substitute phones are made from a heavy acetal to replicate the weight of a smartphone, with stone beads embedded...
  5. R

    Motorola's latest Moto Mod is A Polaroid Printer

    In a blog post today, Motorola has announced it's latest moto mod for the moto z smartphone, a snap on Polaroid Insta-Share printer. The device has it's own physical button to launch the camera, take the photo, and print from your phone. Photos use Polaroid Premium ZINK® Zero-Ink® Paper are are...
  6. DooKey

    Android at 10: How Google Won the Smartphone Wars

    I know you're looking at the headline and thinking I'm trying to start a fanboy war, but I'm not. Andrew Orlowski, over at the Register, came up with the headline and his own opinion on why Google has won the smartphone war. You have to admit Android has come a long way in the last 10 years...
  7. DooKey

    India Overtakes the US to Become Second Largest Smartphone Market

    According to Canalys, India has surpassed the US as the world's second largest smartphone market. It's not really surprising if you think about it since India does have a population of over 1.3 billion, but it does go to show that India isn't going to remain an underdeveloped country for long...
  8. R

    Huawei Could Release A "Foldable" Phone Next Year

    Several companies have talked about releasing a foldable smartphone over the last couple of years, and now Huawei is joining the party. CEO of Huawei's consumer business group told CNET that "We already have a working sample," off a foldable smartphone, and added "We have two screens," Yu said...
  9. FrgMstr

    Kids Not Getting Enough Sleep Because of Smart Phones

    I am the parents of two teenagers and I figured this out years ago, before any of these two large national surveys were done. A 2014 study found that 80 percent of teens admitted to using their phones when they were supposed to be sleeping – a practice some call "vamping." Some said they...
  10. R

    Lamborghini Releases Luxury Smartphone

    In what Lamborghini are calling the "Prefect fusion of Italian design & the most luxurious technology," the supercar manufacturer is bringing us the "ALPHA-ONE" smartphone. The "ALPHA-ONE" has an "Italian handmade black leather" back, an accompanying custom leather phone case, and is made of...
  11. R

    Malicious Smartphone Replacement Parts

    A group of researchers from Israel's Ben-Gurion University of the Negev have shown how aftermarket parts for smartphones such as replacement screens could be used to attack the device, or impersonate the user and exfiltrate data. The group has demonstrated that because most phones do not have a...
  12. D

    wake up my pc with smartphone,no work always

    hi to all i'm new well on my motherboard asus bios on apm deep s4 , deep s3 , restore ac power loss , ring, rtc and PCIE/PCI (lan) and nothing else after the bios update , wake via usb and ps/2 disapeared , deep s4 & 3 are disabled i have enabled wake up via PCIE/PCI (lan) and i have...
  13. R

    Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?

    Professor of psychology Jean M. Twenge, has written an incredible article on how the Smartphone and social media has been shaping a generation, and it does not look good. In it she goes into the sharp swings in characteristics including fleeting desire for independence and dating, as well as...
  14. FrgMstr

    VR Smartphone Controlled Paper Airplane

    You too now can have your very own VR smartphone controlled paper airplane for the low low price of $200 $150 with Prime Shipping. But it does come with a "crash proof" carbon fiber and plastic frame. Let me know how it works out for you. And we highly suggest that you record the video so we...
  15. scojer

    Cheaper phone with ads

    Would you buy a cheaper version of a phone with ads on the lockscreen? I might, if, after they made the difference up from me in ad revenue, the ads go away. However, if they're permanently there, then, no thank you. The Nokia 6 showed up in China in January, but now it's available in the US...
  16. FrgMstr

    EU Setting Up for Another Record Fine on Google

    After fining Google $2.7B (yeah BILLION) last month for leaning search results in its own favor when it came to shopping, the EU is now looking at coming at Google with the rest of its one-two punch according to Reuters. It seems that the EU now wants to go after Google for requiring...
  17. cageymaru

    Netflix Is on the Verge of Reaching the 100 Million Subscribers Mark

    Netflix is estimated to have 98.7 million subscribers globally in 190 countries as of March 2017. At the rate that they are adding subscribers, 5 million in the first 3 months of the year, they should easily eclipse 100 million by the end of April. Also international viewership (48 million) is...
  18. Zarathustra[H]

    Google Wants Your Help with the Development of the Next Pixel

    As we have previously reported on, the successors to Google's Pixel phones are well underway. As part of this effort, the very observant phone fans over at GreenBot have noticed that Google's Krishna Kumar has been soliciting input from the user community on their product forums in a thread...
  19. FrgMstr

    Smartphone Parts Supply Looking Bleak for 2017

    We have looked to Digitimes for solid reporting from Taipei, Taiwan for a couple of decades now. This morning it reported that changes in the Smartphone market are going to greatly impact the volumes of those devices being made. The risk for the global handset industry to brace for a shortage...
  20. J

    Which smartphone should I buy under $70?

    Dear friends here, the phone I am using is too old to continue working. So I am looking for a new one. But the problem is that I don't have much budget on it, a smartphone under $70 is ok for me. Do you have any recommendation? Every comment is welcomed here. Thanks in advance.
  21. Suprfire

    Motorola Moto G4 / G4 Plus (2016)

    Motorola Moto G4 Plus (4th Gen 2016 Model) Specs: 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 Octa-Core Processor CPU w/ 550 MHz Adreno 405 GPU 5.5" 1920x1080 IPS LCD Touchscreen Display 16GB / 64GB Internal Storage 2GB / 4GB RAM 4G LTE and WiFi + Bluetooth 4.2 16MP Rear and 5MP Front Cameras 3000mAh...
  22. cageymaru

    Huawei VR unveiled and it comes with 4,000 free movies

    Huawei VR unveiled and it comes with 4,000 free movies. Huawei VR unveiled and it comes with 4,000 free movies Think Samsung VR. The article states that they sell phones in Europe and Asia. I know some of the readership here is from around the world.
  23. O

    Buying 1st smartphone, advice please

    Finally biting the bullet and want to purchase my first smartphone. 1. I plan on purchasing used from swappa. I want one for under $200. 2. I want one that has a good camera, not necessarily the best, but good quality. 3. I want a phone that has good multitasking capabilities, such as being...
  24. FrgMstr

    Anker Cable 6-Pack USB to Micro USB

    While you can buy cheaper cables, I have owned about 12 of these for a year now and these have held up very well for me. I am in for 6 more. Anker [6-Pack] PowerLine Micro USB - The World's Fastest, Most Durable Charging Cable [Assorted Lengths] for Samsung, Nexus, LG, Motorola...