It's Time to End the Yearly Smartphone Launch Event

Samsung announced the Galaxy Note 9. But as we reach peak smartphone, there's less-and-less that distinguishes one phone from the other.
Owen Williams
Right to Repair

Samsung Made a Bitcoin Mining Rig Out of 40 Old Galaxy S5s

Samsung's new "upcycling" initiative will allow you to put a completely new operating system on your old phones to give them new life.
Matthew Gault
Pixel 2

All Phones Are the Same

The Pixel 2 is the same as the iPhone, which is the same as the Note.
Jason Koebler
E-Waste Nation

Big Tech Has Destroyed America’s Sustainable Electronics Standards

Gadget companies have rigged America's only meaningful electronic environmental certification.
Jason Koebler
black hat

Hacker Says He Broke Through Samsung's Secure Smartphone Platform

When his rooting exploit worked on plenty of Android devices but failed on the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, researcher Di Shen decided to dig into KNOX.
Joseph Cox
What Is the iPhone?

10 Years of Being Picked On by iPhone Users

Happy 10th birthday to the biggest pain in my ass.
Samantha Cole
supply and demand

Apple’s Upcoming iPhone May Be Causing Component Shortages

As Apple gets ready to ramp up production of the next iPhone, competitors are buying up all the DRAM and NAND they can.
Jason Cross
Taller Is Better

Here's Why Smartphones Are Getting Taller and Slimmer

With Samsung, LG, and Apple (probably) going tall and narrow, the future of phone design is clear.
Jason Cross
Internet Insecurity

Samsung Left Millions Vulnerable to Hackers Because It Forgot to Renew a Domain, Researchers Say

Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
Cracker Jacks

Police in Oklahoma Have Cracked Hundreds of People's Cell Phones

Usage logs obtained by Muckrock show departments are cracking phones hundreds of times a year.
Curtis Waltman
Chaos Computer Club

Hackers Unlock Samsung Galaxy S8 With Fake Iris

Using a camera, a printer, and a contact lens, hackers managed to bypass the S8's iris scanner.
Joseph Cox
How to Fix Everything

Repair Shops Are Stoked That the Samsung Galaxy S8 Is the Most Fragile Phone Ever Made

Smartphone repair companies are expecting to fix a lot of those beautiful, cracked Infinity Screens.
Jason Koebler