Phones today are incredibly powerful. They're supercomputers in our pockets. But that doesn't mean they do everything — and there's plenty people want, realistic or otherwise.
The weeks after CES are a strange amalgam of far-in-the-future prognosticating about the future of technology in its myriad form factors and the beginning of the year's less ambitious, commercially available products...
How do I turn off that annoying "power-intensive apps" notification on EMUI 5.0?
One of the Huawei Mate 9's charms is its 4000mAh battery, which allows the phone to last more than one day on a charge. But the reason for the phone's long uptime isn't all due to the battery size itself; Huawei has optimized EMUI 5.0, based on Android 7.0 Nougat, to notify the user (you) of apps that use an...
LG has a lot at stake with the G6. What do they need to do to succeed?
It's safe to say that LG didn't take the world by storm with the G5 in 2016. The phone had a lot of things going for it, but the Korean company, whose mobile division has been in Samsung's shadow for the past half decade, emphasized its modular ambitions a bit too much without supporting it with actual accessories worth...
Motorola teases a new phone to launch at MWC.
Motorola is set to launch a new phone in Barcelona next month prior to the start of Mobile World Congress.
The annual show has become a traditional venue for manufacturers to launch phones for the European market, but many of them end up in North America and beyond.
Motorola is holding its event at 4:30pm on February 26, and while it's unclear...
This isn't the Galaxy S8, but it's fun to think about.
Many phone companies, particularly those based in Korea like Samsung and LG, enjoy teasing the technologies that will comprise their upcoming flagships well before those devices are announced. LG did it this week by announcing an ultra-wide 18:9 LCD panel that will likely live inside the G6, and now it's Samsung's turn.
Share the perfect GIF or emoji using Gboard for Android.
Gboard (formerly Google Keyboard) is probably the best keyboard you can use for Android, and thankfully it is preinstalled on many handsets sold today, even those not made by Google.
One of Gboard's best little-known features is the ability to share GIFs straight into the text box of certain apps, as well as search for emoji when you...
Google makes Android, but Samsung increasingly owns Android. And that's a problem for updates.
In Canada, we have seasons. It's currently winter, and therefore cold. Not so cold, but enough to change the snow to rain and back again, and it's been doing a fair amount of both lately.
But aside from cold hands and wet feet, this type of weather isn't great for most Android phones, and only one...
AC's CES 2017 award winners are in!
At this year's CES in Las Vegas, instead of one particular category standing out, we were impressed by a number of existing ones — and updates to old ideas.
But trends did emerge: the Internet of Things is, while still a meaningless generalization, filtering down to consumer products in meaningful ways, like with the NVIDIA Spot....
Bucking the trend of other Android manufacturers, ZTE thinks the time is right to launch an Android Wear smartwatch.
With the impending release of Android Wear 2.0, and two accompanying wearables from Google itself, ZTE says that it plans to enter the market, according to CNET. "[ZTE] already has a US carrier partner lined up to sell the watch, which has its own LTE connection and can run...
The story of how one of the most ambitious technology projects in history almost came to be.
Project Ara will always be one of the most fascinating and tragic stories in the history of smartphones. From its strange rise in 2013, boosted by its proximity (and similarity) to competitor Phonebloks, to its eventual goal of being released as a barebones $50 kit to enable low-income families in...
Getting a "You have downloads on too many devices" error on the Netflix Android app? Here's how to fix it.
When Netflix introduced the ability to download content offline, people were thrilled — and rightfully so! Now it's possible to take Orange is the new Black on the subway, or Jessica Jones on a plane. It means being able to store as much content as your device can handle and watching it...
Trade show podcasts are the best podcasts, particularly when it’s a show like CES and we get together people from across Mobile Nations. Andrew Martonik, Russell Holly and Derek Kessler lead you through this super-long episode with the help of Phil Nickinson and Michael Fisher.
We cover the news from just about every corner of CES, and have a few laughs along the way!
Where do I buy the Huawei Mate 9 in the U.S.?
Huawei's Mate 9 is big, powerful and, at $599, incredible value. While it may be too big for some, its entry into the U.S. market heralds a turning point for the Chinese company, which is competing extremely well with Samsung and Apple for global smartphone market share.
Unfortunately, Huawei still has roadblocks to overcome before it can sell its...
Fitbit moves to compete with Android Wear in 2017.
Fitbit has acquired yet another smartwatch maker, this time a small Romanian outfit, Vector, made up of former Citizen employees.
The move comes barely a month after Fitbit's acquisition of Pebble, a more well-known smartwatch builder in North America, yet Pebble and Vector share many similarities.
Vector built a series of round smartwatches...
That's a wrap on CES 2017!
I didn't attend Las Vegas this year, but having to oversee CES coverage from the same seat that I regularly do my job gave me a top-down perspective on how alternately tenuous and vacuous the whole thing seems.
Some years, a particular trend stood out — 3D, or curved, or the reclaimed vestiges of old operating systems — but in 2017, what...
Google Home + WeMo is a recipe for home automation bliss.
Belkin's WeMo brand has been in the business a long time, and by now it knows how to make a good product. Dimmer is WeMo's latest must-have connected home accessory, especially since it works seamlessly with the new Google Home.
WeMo Dimmer will be available in the spring for $49.99.
What was your favorite...
In the future, computers will be able to talk to one another. Perhaps intelligently.
Today, though, all we have is this: two Google Home units sitting in the same room having a conversation. Twitch channel seebotschat have managed to whip together a Cleverbot API hook that keeps the units speaking in a way that yours wouldn't be able to, and suffice it to say the outcome is, well... you just...
It took long enough, but the Nexus 6 is getting Android 7.1.1!
As promised, Google has issued the long-awaited Android 7.1.1 update for the aging (but still virile) Nexus 6.
Bundled in build N6F26Q, the software gives 'Shamu' all of the features bestowed upon other Nexus devices on 7.1.1, such as app shortcuts, updated emojis, image keyboard and rounded icons, along with important bug fixes,...
ASUS has a brand new Chromebook Flip, and it's one of the best, and best-looking, Chromebooks we've seen to date.
The ASUS Chromebook Flip C302 may cost more than the average Chrome OS device, but that's because the Taiwanese company has gone all-in on the future, including a powerful Intel Core chip, up to 8GB of RAM, and USB-C ports.
We've gone hands-on with...
Take your Ingress further with the Ingress Mod Band based on the new Nex Evolution smart wearable.
If you're into Ingress — the smartphone-based AR game that formed the basis for Pokémon Go — you'll be happy to know that there is now a wearable that works alongside it.