• Huawei’s shiny P10 flagships come in (almost) all the colors of the rainbow

    Huawei’s shiny P10 flagships come in (almost) all the colors of the rainbow

    If you’re bored of the same old monotone/metallic smartphone color choices, Chinese mobile maker Huawei has been thinking a little differently for its just announced P10 and P10 Plus flagship handsets — and is offering a spectrum of shades, including a striking deep blue option and a pale green. Read More

  • The LG G6 has a built-in Frontback feature

    The LG G6 has a built-in Frontback feature

    Oh boy, I miss Frontback. The mobile app created an interesting photo format with two square-ish pictures to share what you have in front of you and a selfie. While you can still download the app, it’s been stagnant for a few years. But LG implemented a Frontback feature into the new G6 called “Match Shot.” The big new feature of LG’s phone is the taller display. Read More

  • I Am Annoyed

    I Am Annoyed

    When people ask me what this column’s theme is, my usual response is, tongue-in-cheek, “Whatever has annoyed me about the tech industry during the last week.” This is not always true. Often I celebrate things! But this week, my friends, this week is different; this week so much has annoyed me about the industry that I scarcely know where to begin. Read More

  • Huawei gives smartwatches another shot

    Huawei gives smartwatches another shot

    Smartwatches are hard. Recent numbers certainly reflect that fact. Motorola bowed out and Pebble simply evaporated. This week at Mobile World Congress, Huawei continues the good fight with the simply titled Watch 2. So, at least you know what you’re getting. On a whole, it’s a pretty straight forward proposition. The new wearable looks a lot like its predecessor, which Huawei… Read More

  • LG’s new phone to launch eventually, cost money

    LG’s new phone to launch eventually, cost money

    LG just announced a new phone. It’s like the last one but slightly better looking, a bit faster, and it will be available sometime and cost money to buy it. The company took the wraps off the phone during a press conference at a trade show. There was pop music, teleprompters and a long PowerPoint presentation. At one point during the presentation, a company executive described the screen. Read More

  • LG unveils the G6, swapping modularity for new screen dimensions and waterproofing

    The modular G5 was a novel device, but novelty alone doesn’t sell phones. So LG went back to the drawing board for its followup, and the result is, on a whole, a fairly straightforward flagship smartphone. The LG G6 is a good looking handset, but not an especially remarkable one, with design language that brings to mind fellow flagships like the Galaxy S7. The company’s big… Read More

  • Google Assistant, its AI-based personal helper, rolls out to Nougat and Marshmallow handsets

    Google Assistant, its AI-based personal helper, rolls out to Nougat and Marshmallow handsets

    Google continues its march to expand its place in the mobile ecosystem, anchored by the fact that its Android OS is by far the most ubiquitous smartphone platform in the world. Today, the company announced that it would be rolling out Google Assistant, its conversational search and AI-based personal helper (and answer to Apple’s Siri and Amazon’s Alexa), to smartphones… Read More

  • LG is right, phones need to focus on usability instead of battling it out over specs

    LG is right, phones need to focus on usability instead of battling it out over specs

    The big news about the LG G6 is its screen. Not big in the phablet sense (which isn’t to say, of course, that 5.7 inches isn’t substantial), but big as in wide, with an unusually large 18:9 aspect (read: 2:1). But aspect ratios are a tough sell, particularly when your company is reeling from the failure of last year’s modular handset, the G5. Still, the company actually made… Read More

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