Apple iPad Pro 10.5” teardown confirms 4GB RAM and 8.134 mAh battery

Apple iPad Pro 10.5” teardown confirms 4GB RAM and 8.134 mAh battery

Apple
Apple iPad Pro 10.5'' is on sale for a few hours in stores all over the world and folks at iFixit have already been able to open it and disassemble it to the last chip. No wonder nobody knows the repair index is extremely low - as usual - two in ten. Among the major issues that were found in the teardown we can count: High amount of stickers that blocks the battery, and no tab to extract it as it did in iPad Pro last year. The Smart Connector port is virtually impossible to replace, but it does not have any moving parts so it is a small chance to break down. The LCD display and front panel glass are fused together; The opening of the device is, consequently,…
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A man built his own iPhone from zero

A man built his own iPhone from zero

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Scotty Allen quit his job as an engineer in Silicon Valley to go around the world and build things. While he was in Shenzhen, China, he managed to build an iPhone 6s by itself, buying all the pieces in the markets of Huaqiangbei. In that market, he was able to find everything you can think of, including different pieces of the smartphone. Allen managed to capture the entire process and posted the video on YouTube. The entire journey started from a common discussion: "I wonder if you can build your own phone..." So he started looking for all the necessary parts on the market, he took his time and he managed to put everything together (towards the end of the following video). Allen chose the iPhone 6s for two reasons…
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Best 20 smartphone of 2017 (so far)

Best 20 smartphone of 2017 (so far)

Smartphones
Mobile World Congress in Barcelona has just ended and several highly interesting smartphones were introduced at the show. Business Insider has created a list containing the best 20 smartohones of 2017 (so far). You may think that smartphones like LG G6, Huawei P10 or .. Nokia 3310 would be included in the list, but they need to be further tested until a conclusion is drawn. It is interesting to see that the first places in the list are not owned by giants like Samsung or Apple. According to Villas-Boas Antonio from Business Insider, Google Pixel is considered to be the best smartphone of the moment. Here's the complete top: 20. BlackBerry Classic 19. BlackBerry Priv 18. Moto G4 17. LG G5 16. Samsung Galaxy Note 5 15. ZTE Axon 7…
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iPhone 8 – the smartphone will feature an OLED display

iPhone 8 – the smartphone will feature an OLED display

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Although Apple is still popular and it gets a huge success with each iPhone, users are always complaining about one thing: the battery life. This feature is expected to change for the better with iPhone 8, the first iPhone that will come with OLED display and a larger battery. Although iPhone 8 should have similar dimensions to the iPhone 7, it should feature a battery with larger capacity. In other words, we will see an improvement from 1,960 mAh to 2,700 mAh, which would lead to better battery life. This means that the battery's size will increase with 38%. That percentage does not necessarily reflects the same percentage increase in terms of lifespan, mainly because OLED displays are more battery resource demanding than LCDs. Despite the fact that Apple and…
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Vivo V5Plus: the smartphone with two selfie cameras

Vivo V5Plus: the smartphone with two selfie cameras

Smartphones
Vivo, a Chinese smartphone maker, has just launched Vivo V5Plus, the smartphone with two selfie cameras. Vivo V5Plus has two frontal cameras with very high resolution. One has 20 megapixels and the second has 8 megapixels. The second selfie camera ensures the capture of in-depth details. With these cameras, the user can take selfie pictures with background blur (depth of field), the same effect created by DSLR cameras. This options is called Bokeh Mode (foto). The secondary camera comes with another interesting option. The image focus could be changed after picture was taken. For this there is the option called Shot Refocus. Selfie Softlight is another interesting option that brightens the figure. The smartphone has other special specifications: a 5.5 inch full HD display, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor,…
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The most anticipated smartphones of 2017 (concept designs)

The most anticipated smartphones of 2017 (concept designs)

Smartphones
Before getting too mixed up with all the releases that should happen this year, I wanted to share a fast list with the most anticipated smartphones of 2017. When I have prepared this list, I took into account the previous years and the brands that created outstanding smartphones. Also, be aware that the following images are not depicting the actual smartphones but they are concept designs based on expectations and various leakes. Apple iPhone 8 If we are to believe the rumors, Apple should skip the iPhone 7S release and release directly the iPhone 8. It is definitely the most anticipated smartphone of 2017. Samsung Galaxy S8 Samsung Galaxy Note 8 This smartphone should be the great comeback, it should wash the mistakes they've made with Note 7. LG G6…
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Is this the Samsung Galaxy S8? New video released by Samsung Display

Is this the Samsung Galaxy S8? New video released by Samsung Display

Smartphones
Samsung Display has just published several videos on their YouTube channel that made fans dream. The vidoclips depict the new AMOLED displays with very thin margins and a high screen-to-body ratio. But what's interesting is the overall design of the smartphone. It looks a lot like the Galaxy S8 renderings that we've saw recently. The smartphone has a design that's new and innovative, different from anything that we've seen so far. It has a headphone jack, speaker and USB-C connector. But the smartphone is very thin, much thinner than the current Samsung models. Seeing these videos, I also acknowledge that the future Galaxy smartphone might be different from the one presented here. But it is equally possible that these clips reveal future Galaxy S8 flagship design. We'll have to wait…
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Samsung Galaxy S8: features and improvements over the previous versions

Samsung Galaxy S8: features and improvements over the previous versions

Smartphones
Galaxy S8 will be launched in the coming months and I am eager to see the device that should wash Samsung's shame regarding its Note 7 fail! Recently, Samsung has launched the Galaxy A series that came with significant improvements on the front camera. GSMArena writes that Samsung will continue to make improvements to the selfie camera and Galaxy S8 will probably look like this. Galaxy S8 will come with iris recognition feature. The first smartphone to use this was Galaxy Note 7, but users had no time to really use this feature because the smartphone was withdrawn from the market due to catching fire randomly. As you may expect, various informations regarding this smartphone have already emerged on the Internet. Galaxy S8 Plus will have the following dimensions: 152.38…
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Virtual reality, and all the perks that come with it

Virtual reality, and all the perks that come with it

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Our lives are pretty hectic. The stresses of everyday life: deadlines, expenses, social pressures and healthy living weigh heavily on us. Our realities can sometimes be too much to handle, and as a coping mechanism, or as a form of relaxation, the ability to escape our reality into a world of virtual reality is often very appealing. Virtual reality might be the next revolutionary idea that can develop our world to unimaginable possibilities. What is virtual reality you ask? Virtual reality is an environment created by technology that affords people the opportunity to experience a different reality. It is used for education, medicine, and aviation and only now it is starting to shine in the entertainment industry. The reality of living in your imagination is now more prevalent than ever…
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Best cool gadgets under $25

Best cool gadgets under $25

Cool Gadgets
Best cool gadgets? Sure, we got that! In case you are not feeling prepared for this year's Christmas, I decided to ease your pain by sharing some of the best gadgets that you can buy for $25 or less. In this price range, you will find mostly accessories and small gadgets. Don't expect a high-end smartphone or a new tablet because you will get disappointed. Let's begin! Rhinoshield Bumper for iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus If you are looking for a low profile bumper that allows you to feel the premium back of your iPhone, this is a solid choice. This bumper is designed to protect your phone from a drop of up to 11 feet. That's really cheap considering that it could save a $700 iPhone from a…
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