iPhone 8 Plus Said to Pop Open Again With a Swollen Battery, Reports Chinese State Media

A fresh case of Apple’s new iPhone popping open due to a swollen battery has been reported in state media in China, the world’s biggest smartphone market where the US firm is seeking to revive faltering sales. The incident comes as Apple investigates similar cases reported in Taiwan and Japan of batteries in its latest iPhone 8 Plus becoming bloated, causing […]

iPhone X’s Rs. 89,000 Price Tag a ‘Value Price’, Says Apple CEO Tim Cook

In a statement that might come as a surprise to many, Apple CEO Tim Cook has described the iPhone X’s price tag of $999 (Rs. 89,000 in India) as “value price” in an interview with Good Morning America. In his interview, Cook talked about the security offered by the Face ID as well as iOS 11 and ARKit among other things but his statement about […]

Amazon is selling a 2TB WD portable hard drive for $60

Earlier today, Walmart dropped WD’s 2TB Elements external hard drive to $60—and then Amazon price-matched. That’s particularly good news, because while Walmart’s since raised its price again, Amazon’s still offering this deal. It’s not clear how long this sale will last, so you’d best hop on this discount right away if you’re interested. This WD model is your basic portable hard […]

Echogear Outlet Shelf review: A brilliant, if not always practical, shelving idea

should be “For everything there are two purposes.” The company’s Outlet Shelf is a working example. Why should an electrical outlet just supply electricity? Why not wrap a shelf around it to hold the thing you’re supplying electricity to? It’s a genius idea, even if it’s not quite as practical as the company’s photographs make it look. I say […]

Brutalist Web Design Finally Gets A Takedown

[Source Images: UX brutalism (screenshot), designer29/iStock (icon)] Brutalism is best known as the modernist architectural movement distinctive for its rugged concrete construction and utilitarian lack of ornamentation popular in the 1960s and ’70s. But in recent months, the term has been applied to digital design, with “Brutalism” describing an emerging design style that favors rudimentary layouts and basic typefaces. It’s both a throwback […]

Samsung Faces Crucial Galaxy Note 8 Launch as Its Top Executive Faces a Sentencing Hearing

Samsung faces two potentially crucial moments this week – the launch of a new smartphone and a hearing that will determine whether its vice chairman will spend the next 12 years in jail. On Wednesday, the company will debut the successor to the disastrous Galaxy Note 7 – the Galaxy Note 8. The latest addition to Samsung’s premium phone […]

Brutalist Web Design Finally Gets A Takedown

A (satirical) design framework for Brutalist UX offers a “new type of experience based on neglect.” [Source Images: UX brutalism (screenshot), designer29/iStock (icon)] BY MEG MILLER2 MINUTE READ Brutalism is best known as the modernist architectural movement distinctive for its rugged concrete construction and utilitarian lack of ornamentation popular in the 1960s and ’70s. But in recent months, the term has been […]

Kobo Aura H20 Edition 2 review: A waterproof e-reader worthy of your consideration

Amazon Kindle owners have it pretty good. With a massive library of current bestsellers, old favorites, academic publications, comics, and magazines to choose from, there’s little chance of ever coming up short of something to read, especially when you throw Kindle Unlimited and the ability to share purchased books with members of your family into […]