Sony’s latest flagship phone is the 21:9 Xperia 1, and it’s very tall

Sony’s new flagship phone: the Xperia 1. It’s very tall, with a 6.5-inch, 21:9 display. [credit: Jeff Dunn ] Not to be outdone by Huawei, Nokia, Xiaomi, LG, and just about every other phone maker not named Apple or Samsung, Sony is using this week’s Mobile World Congress to introduce its latest smartphones for 2019. […]

TCL’s folding phone projects include a watch-like bracelet

Multiple companies have ideas as to how they’ll develop folding smartphones. TCL, however, isn’t content to settle on one — it’s seemingly tackling them all. CNET has obtained images and patent filings that show TCL exploring five foldable designs. Four of them are ultimately variants on a theme (folding horizontally or vertically, inward or outward), […]

Most people like PopSockets phone grips, but I think they’re overrated — here’s why I prefer the Speck GrabTab instead

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Connie Chen/Business Insider While many of my colleagues and friends love their PopSockets grips, I think they’re overrated.  In my experience, the Speck GrabTab ($ 9.95) is a […]

Samsung will fight its phone sales slump with models built for India

Samsung knows it’s facing tough times, and it’s not just counting on the Galaxy S10 to get out of its funk. It’s launching a trio of Galaxy M-series phones in late January that are designed expressly for “Indian millennial consumers,” the company’s Asim Warsi told Reuters. They’ll launch in India first before a wider rollout, […]

Samsung looks set to unveil foldable phone and Galaxy S10 next month

Samsung has traditionally launched its new Galaxy S phones at Barcelona’s Mobile World Congress. This year, though, it appears it’s breaking with tradition. Wall Street Journal reports that the company will be showing off its 10th anniversary flagship phone line up and its much-anticipated foldable phone at events in San Francisco and London on February […]

Flight secrets: Cabin crew advise passengers NEVER to do this with their mobile phone

Passengers are currently allowed to take their mobile phones with them into a cabin during a flight. However, a number have recently caused alarm after setting alight due to their lithium batteries. In July, a Ryanair flight was evacuated after one caught fire after being charged by an external battery pack. This has led to […]

Pen-and-Paper Games Will Make You Smarter Than Your Phone

Sometimes it’s hard to imagine playing games without smartphones. Yet, for thousands of years, idle hours were happily spent with a pen and napkin (or plume and papyrus). We all know hangman and tic-tac-toe, but there’s a whole world of pen-and-paper games being eclipsed by our digital devices. And many, as you’ll find out while […]