Think of the Light Phone as an anti-smartphone, since it can only send calls and receive them. You won't be able to text, connect to social media, and take photos with it. In fact, Light's founders Joe Hollier and Kai Tang say the device is designed to be used "as little as possible," in hopes to cure smartphone addiction. It works independently of your phone plan, but Light's technology enables you to keep the same number. The phone has six modes: Standby (nothing is lit up); On (shows the time and a number pad); Info (shows battery level + service bars); Speed dial (shows the names of pre-programmed contacts); Incoming (shows you who's calling); Connected (you'll see the timer on your call). Once available, it's expected to be priced at $150 with the SIM and Light's software platform costing $5 per month. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny Facebook status updates gallery. Continue reading for a heartstopping viral video of a snowboarder caught in an avalanche.
Available in 5-inch 1080p or 5.5-inch Quad HD AMOLED display models, the Google Pixel - built by HTC - sports a 12.3 megapixel camera that received a DxOMark score of 89, the highest of any camera-equipped smartphone. Other features include: 4GB of RAM, 32GB / 128GB of integrated storage, USB-C connectivity, unlimited cloud storage for photos and 4K videos, support for the company's new Daydream VR headset, automatic updates, and a built-in Google Assistant, activated by holding the home button or saying the "hot word". Available in silver, black, or blue. Click here for images from the Pixel event. Continue reading for two hands-on videos and more information.
ALCATL's OneTouch Idol 3 4G LTE Smartphone lets you lose the contracts, and it's being offered for only $99.99 shipped, today only, originally $139.99. This unlocked device features a Qualcomm Snapdragon Octa-Core processor, 13MP main camera, 8MP wide-angle front selfie camera, JBL Audio speakers, 5.5-inch HD display, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, microSD expansion, and a high-capacity 2910mAh battery. Product page. Continue reading for another video review and more information.
The Unlocked Moto G (4th Gen) Smartphone without offers and ads can be picked up for only $149.99 shipped (price reflected at checkout), today only, originally $199.99. Featuring a 1.5 GHz octa-core processor, 2GB of RAM, and a bright 5.5" full-HD (1080p) display, the phone ensures that everything runs smoothly. Enjoy the best of Google Android 6.0 Marshmallow, including Google Maps, Gmail, Play Store, and more. Product page - make sure you add to cart and go to final checkout to see the additional discount.
Sure, using the world's smallest cell phone daily isn't the most practical idea, but for those who require secrecy in their line of work, the Zanco Fly will definitely come in handy. Measuring in at just 71.8 mm in length and 23.5 mm in width, this micro phone does not have any apps, or even a camera, just basic call functionality. "The Zanco Fly phone, is apparently made by Zini Mobiles Ltd, a company established in the UK in 2013, but struck off and dissolved last summer. It was registered to a forwarding address with just one director, who still appears to be selling the phone through online trading site Alibaba (minimum order: 3,000), where Zini is listed as a British company whose purported total annual revenue exceeds $100 million. Other online sources claim Zini employ, or employed, over 300 people," said Peter Robinson. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny demotivational posters gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a rally car driver gone mad.
BLU's Vivo XL Smartphone is not only powerful, but comes unlocked for use with any GSM carrier, and it's being offered for only $149.99 shipped, today only. Its 5.5" display will give you an immersive view from every angle, thanks to AMOLED technology. You also get a 1.3-GHz MediaTek 6753 Octa-Core processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, and microSD expansion. Product page. Continue reading for another video review and more information.
Whether it be at an airport, work, school, or even a department store, charging your phone can be a hassle, if a power bank isn't on hand. There are some people who just happen to have a charger on them, and found creative ways to reach the outlet, including unplugging things, hanging their device from the ceiling, using a light fixture, and lots more. Continue reading to see all the trouble people have gone through just to power up their handsets.
India-based Ringing Bells unveils Freedom 251, the world's first smartphone priced under $4 USD. It features 8GB of storage, an 8-megapixel camera, 3.2-megapixel secondary camera, a 5-inch touch screen, Bluetooth, and most importantly, 3G connectivity. "We will be the first Indian company to offer an incredible smartphone at a highly affordable price. [It is] minimalistic and lightweight take on the Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system," said the company. Continue reading for a full hands-on review and more information. Click here for a few bonus funny and geeky cell phone pictures.
Queen's University's Human Media Lab have created ReFlex, the world's first full-color, high-resolution and wireless flexible smartphone to combine multi-touch technology, with bend input. Users are able to experience physical tactile feedback when interacting with their apps through bend gestures. "When this smartphone is bent down on the right, pages flip through the fingers from right to left, just like they would in a book. More extreme bends speed up the page flips. Users can feel the sensation of the page moving through their fingertips via a detailed vibration of the phone. This allows eyes-free navigation, making it easier for users to keep track of where they are in a document. This represents a completely new way of physical interaction with flexible smartphones," said Roel Vertegaal (School of Computing), director of the Human Media Lab at Queen's University. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of
A team of archaeologists have discovered an 800-year-old device that looks just like a modern day cell phone in Austria, complete with cuneiform writing engraved on the keys. "According to reports, during archaeological excavations at Fuschl am See, (in Salzburg), Austria, researchers unearthed a mysterious artefact from the thirteenth century with cuneiform writing that strangely resembles a cell phone. This type of writing is typically found in modern-day Iran or Iraq (ancient Mesopotamia)," said one website. Continue reading for a video and an up-close shot of the buttons.