Samsung W2018 Flip Phone – Back to the future

Samsung W2018 Flip Phone – Back to the future

Smartphones
Flip phones are no longer popular in US and Europe like they used to be back in the days. But they are still very popular in Asia and Samsung pays attention to that. They regularly launches richly equipped flip phones. The W range, which brings together Samsung's smartphones, is celebrating its tenth anniversary. On this occasion, the manufacturer has unveiled a new model, the Samsung W2018. This device loads a good part of the Galaxy S8 and Note8 components. It features a 4.2-inch 1080p front screen and there is another one in the back. So we are talking about a double display phone. Samsung W2018 also includes a physical keyboard and a directional pad, a Bixby button. The fingerprint sensor is placed on the back of the phone, under the…
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Top 15 best phones launched in 2017

Top 15 best phones launched in 2017

Smartphones
Folks at Tech Radar have tested the most important phones launched this year and they have compiled a list with the best 15 devices that you should look into if you decide to upgrade your old smartphone. They have taken into consideration the following factors: the computational power, storage capacity, design and price-quality ratio. This year, many premium models were launched, including the Galaxy S8 and the iPhone X. As you can imagine, it was not easy to compile and to order properly all the devices in this list, but they manage to do. Here are the top 15 best phones launched in 2017 15th place: Honor 9 14thplace : iPhone 8 13th place: HTC U11 12th place: Sony Xperia XZ Premium 11th place: Google Pixel 2 XL 10th place:…
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Samsung has patented a graphene-based battery that will fully charge within 15 minutes

Samsung has patented a graphene-based battery that will fully charge within 15 minutes

Cool Gadgets
Samsung is pushing the limits of technology really hard these days. If you ask me, I truly believe they are one of the most innovative companies when it comes to smartohones, and the problem of smartphone autonomy seems to concern them quite seriously. The South Korean company has just patented a new technology for graphene-based batteries. The new type of battery is made of a material called graphene balls that promises extraordinary results. A battery made from such material will have greater autonomy, the capacity will be up to 45% higher and the charging time will be 5 times faster. Nowadays, a top-notch smartphone having a Li-Ion battery will charge from 0 to 100% in 1 hour and 15 minutes. If (when) this technology will be available, the new generation…
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World premiere: A robot has officially received citizenship!

World premiere: A robot has officially received citizenship!

Cool Gadgets
Saudi Arabia is the first country in the world to grant citizenship to a robot. Sophia is an android that received Saudi citizenship. It spoke at a press conference in Riyadh. According to many, this is a historical event. Sophia impressed the audiences by addressing the question in an unique and rather interesting manner. Sophia also responded to the journalist's questions. She was asked if the robots could pose a threat to the human race and if they can take control of the world by destroying people. In response, Sophia joked saying: "You've read Elon Musk too much." At the conference, the robot said it wants to work with people, understand them and gain their trust. Sofia said that its mission is to build alongside people towns and smart homes…
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Which older phones are better than the iPhone 8?

Which older phones are better than the iPhone 8?

Smartphones
Do you want to buy a smartphone that has features comparable with the new iPhone 8? What if you could buy a smartphone that's even better than iPhone 8 in terms of features and/or speed? Consumer Reports has published the list of old best phones that are actually better than iPhone 8. Here's what you can buy right now. Experts at Consumer Reports compared the new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus models with older phones like Samsung Galaxy S7 and S8. As far as the performance of these phones is concerned, the top of the list is the following: Samsung Galaxy S8 (81 out of 100) Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus (81 points) Samsung Galaxy S7 (80 points) Apple iPhone 8 (80 points) Apple iPhone 8 Plus (80 points) Samsung…
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Samsung Connect Tag: a NB-IoT key ring to monitor your luggage, your dog or your children

Samsung Connect Tag: a NB-IoT key ring to monitor your luggage, your dog or your children

Cool Gadgets
Samsung Electronics has just unveiled a small GPS key ring that is compatible with the NB-IoT / LTE-M low-bandwidth cellular technologies. Called Connect Tag, this small device makes it very easy to locate your luggage, your pet or a close friend with just a click on a mobile application. The Connect Tag is capable of transmitting GPS coordinates with low power consumption. It can also use Wi-Fi signals to provide location. This device is IP68 waterproof. Samsung Connect Tag is compatible with the Samsung SmarThings ecosystem. You will also be able to use it as a simple button, for example to turn on the light or your remote TV. The inside battery offers an autonomy of 7 days. Unlike other similar solutions that can last several months with a button…
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Pixelbook: a high-end Chrome OS device

Pixelbook: a high-end Chrome OS device

Tablets
October 4 will be a busy day for Google. The company is unveiling its new smartphones: Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL ... but that's not all. The company has a surprise in its sleeve that should amaze its fans. And this surprise is ... a new Chromebook. Attention, we are not talking about any Chromebook. Pixelbook will respect its glorious elders in the Pixel range. Before being a brand of smartphones, Pixel was all about high-end laptops. This year, it will return with Pixelbook: a high-end Chrome OS device. We still know little about the Pixelbook, except that it will be a laptop that's capable of transforming itself into a tablet. Therefore, we are talking about a hybrid that can be used with a specific stylus pen. It will…
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iPhone 8 will cost under $1000! What is the starting price and when it’s the release date

iPhone 8 will cost under $1000! What is the starting price and when it’s the release date

Apple
New York Times journalists got new information about the upcoming iPhone 8. According to anonymous sources, Apple will keep the price under $1,000. Thus, prices will start at $999. According to the same source, the new iPhone will feature an ultra-thin OLED screen, facial recognition and wireless charging system. As you can imagine, $999 is the starting price for the basic model that will feature 64GB of internal memory, write 9to5Mac. Thus, you can expect a higher price for the 256 GB or 512 GB versions. Considering the previous releases, each internal storage upgrade should cost extra $100. This is not yet confirmed though. All three iPhone 8 versions will feature 3GB of RAM and Apple A11 chipset. The internal memory chipsset will be produced by Sandisk and Toshiba (for…
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Essential Phone is worth all the money

Essential Phone is worth all the money

Smartphones
Are you ready for this? A brand new company is trying to get all the shine in the smartphone industry with Essential Phone. In this regard, it has prepared a new device that should arrive on the market really soon. Although it came out of nowhere, Essential Phone could (should) be a real success. Andy Rubin is the most important name in Android history. Before he was anchored in some Asian adventures and before set up his own phone company, he was one of Google's Vice President of Mobile and Digital Content. At that time, it handled the evolution of the operating system we see on most smartphones in the market. At this very moment, Andy Rubin's name is synonymous with Essential Phone, an appealing gadget that tries to show…
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Infiniti Prototype 9: This all-electric Infiniti roadster is far too classy

Infiniti Prototype 9: This all-electric Infiniti roadster is far too classy

Cars
Infiniti, a top-of-the-line Nissan subsidiary, revealed a small electric roadster that attracted the curiosity of collectors and car fans all over the world. As you may know, a luxury vehicle and an electric motor are decidedly good combination. Infiniti, a subsidiary of Nissan has decided to combine technological innovation and retro elegance in its latest model and it works wonderfully. Named Prototype 9, this completely electric roadster has been the work of a goldsmith. The various parts of the body were designed and assembled by Japanese craftsmen in Oppama (not far from Yokohama), which were inspired by certain sports models of the Prince Motor Company, which merged with Nissan in 1952. The engine produces 120 Kilowatts of power, which equals 163 horsepower. It allows the Prototype 9 to reach up…
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