The OnePlus 5 is a modest upgrade over its predecessor — the company isn’t making any bones about it. It’s slimmer than the 3T, there’s a dual-lens camera on the back, the latest Qualcomm processor inside (Snapdragon 835) & some decent — but not groundbreaking — software tweaks. There are no signs of a company really trying to break out from the pack in the overcrowded market — & that’s really by design.
The handset debuts today at a series of pop-up events around the globe. It’s filled with incremental upgrades aimed at refining a solid, but not standout product. “We’re not trying to do anything earthshaking,” the company’s head of North American [...]
Too little too late… Only in the US.
Samsung’s much-touted, but mostly absent, smart assistant continues to amble its way to the U.S. After a big false start during the Galaxy S8’s launch, Bixby Voice is finally making its stateside debut. At least kind of, sort of. The company is positioning this is a “sneak peak” for the feature that was initially planned to debut on its new flagship phones. Starting this week, a select number of Galaxy S8 & S8+ can sign up to be among the first in the U.S. to test it out.
The company made it clear between the devices’ announcement & ship date that they would be launching with an incomplete [...]
The group that was behind some of the biggest movie screener leaks of last year says it is ready to start leaking them again. Interestingly, Hive-CM8 says that it didn’t want to make the same mistakes as it did last year by releasing before Christmas or in advance of films appearing in theaters.
Last year during the Christmas period, pirates got much more than their fair share of festive booty. Screener copies of many of the latest movies appeared online, much to the disappointment of Hollywood.
The group that received much of the credit (or blame, depending on viewpoint) was Hive-CM8. This peer-to-peer release outfit famously released both [...]