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Is force closing apps bad for your phone?
Dell XPS 13 (2018) review
Kindle vs paper books
Android P's biggest changes, DIY Raspberry Pi Project, and emotional tech support
Toshiba’s new smart glasses hands-on
Do cellphones cause cancer?
Spinach leaves could be used for heart tissue
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This artificial muscle can lift 1,000 times its own weight
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The problem with USB-C
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Intel's new smart glasses hands-on
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Google Maps vs. Apple Maps
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This artificial muscle could make lifelike #robots commonplace. #robotics
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Android P is the latest version of Android. We got out first look at the visual refresh that Google was rumored to be working on a few months ago. This is an extremely early build of the software, so it’s very likely that more changes are on the way — and some of what’s here might look different come the next preview. But even this barebones developer preview 1 makes clear that #Google is taking things in a rounder, more colorful direction. #AndroidP has a host of new features, including support for iPhone X-like camera notches, better messaging notifications, and even hints of what may be an updated design for #Android. Click the link in our bio to watch our first impressions video.
A little over a year ago, #Nintendo released a strange new device called the Switch. Part home console, part portable gaming device, the #NintendoSwitch created a new category for #games hardware, and it has gone on to become the company’s fastest-selling device. In less than 12 months, it’s already more popular than its predecessor, the Wii U. Since its debut, the Switch has become home to some of the company’s best games, from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild to Super Mario Odyssey to Splatoon 2. Meanwhile, major third-party developers like Bethesda and Rockstar have jumped on board, and the Switch has also become an increasingly important destination for indie games. And the future looks bright, with new Pokémon and Metroid games also on the way. What’s your favorite gaming console? 📸 stop-motion by @micheledoyingphotography
Samsung’s Galaxy S9 has brought a dual-aperture camera system to the table. The aperture is the opening through which the #camera sensor sees the outside world, and you typically want that to be as large as possible so as to soak up the most light. Samsung has moved to the widest aperture on a #phone yet, with an f/1.5 aperture on the S9, but it’s also decided to give users the option to step down to a narrower f/2.4 as well. The camera system will allow for improved shots at night and in the dark. Also, the S9 camera’s autofocus system is now speedier and the dual-aperture system sure is impressive as a piece of mechanical engineering. #mwc 📸: @happicamp
While bezels slimmed down at this year’s Mobile World Congress, some companies began to do weird things to the layout and design of their screens. The #Asus Zenfone 5 thinned out its bezels, but created a deliberately derivative design similar to the iPhone X’s notch. However, it came without emulating Apple’s Face ID, which is the main reason for the notch on the #iPhoneX in the first place. We also saw what appears to be the continued headphone jack apocalypse. And then there is Samsung’s new #AR Emoji. Technically speaking, these are rather impressive facial scans, given that the #GalaxyS9 only uses the front-facing camera and no additional specialized equipment to produce them. But in practice, you get some weird, misshapen creations. Watch our Instagram Story for our picks for the best gadgets of #MWC2018. What were some of your favorites?