You can easily break your Galaxy Note 5 by inserting the stylus wrong

The newly released Samsung Galaxy Note 5 has what appears to be a serious design flaw. According to two independent reports from Android Police and Ars Technica, inserting the Note 5's S Pen backwards will not only cause it to be stuck and difficult to remove, but could also permanently break its…


Microsoft frees Cortana from Windows with standalone Android app

You no longer need to use Windows to take advantage of Microsoft's digital assistant Cortana. Microsoft released an early version of Cortana on Google Play Monday, the first time the app has been available to all Android users. Microsoft notes that Cortana on Android has much of the same…


Sony's Aerosense unveils enterprise drone prototype

The drone symbolizes Sony's shift from consumer to enterprise technology. Aerosense has given us footage of the first flight of a prototype drone developed for enterprise users. On Monday, the Sony and ZMP joint venture uploaded a YouTube video revealing the first enterprise drone prototype's…


Samsung's Galaxy A8 is its slimmest smartphone yet

 Good and bad news. The good news: Samsung just launched its thinnest (and arguably most beautiful) phone ever, the Galaxy A8. The bad news: It's not yet available anywhere outside of China. The 5.7-inch device has a metal, 0.23-inch-thick body. The front is almost all screen with extremely thin…


Report: Apple and Samsung in talks to adopt e-SIM technology

The Financial Times reports that Samsung and Apple are both in talks with the GSMA, the mobile telecom telecom industry association, to begin employing electronic SIM cards in their mobile devices. Electronic SIMs (or e-SIMs) differ from their physical predecessors in that they don't lock users…


Prime Day deals kick off frenzy, but are prices good?

Amazon's Prime Day sparks a summer sales fury and steep competition with rivals Walmart and Best Buy. Reporter Hadley Malcolm tells us what to expect during this summer Black Friday sale. Robert Deutsch & Michael Monday, USA TODAY Could a sleepy, summer weekday ignite into a…


ZTE's unlocked Axon phone boasts strong specs

ZTE has finally made the mysterious Axon phone -- which popped up online a few weeks ago with little context and explanation -- official. During a New York press event today, the Chinese mobile manufacturer announced that it is launching the device in the US as the first in its upcoming series of…


Samsung may launch Galaxy Note 5 this summer to beat the next iPhone

For all the ad bashing that Samsung does against Apple, the Korean electronics company is reportedly hoping to avoid direct confrontation with the next iPhone. Samsung plans to launch its next Android-powered phablet — the rumored Galaxy Note 5 — earlier than usual, according to the Wall Street…


The G4 Beat is a smaller and cheaper version of LG's best smartphone

The G4 is unequivocally the best smartphone that LG has ever created. In our review, we said it had everything. With so much going for the G4, it's no surprise that LG is milking its success with smaller, more affordable models, such as the newly announced G4 Beat. Announced on Thursday, the G4…


6-inch LG G Pro 3 rumors gaining steam

LG's next smartphone could prove to be quite the monster, if the latest rumors pan out. According to chatter surfacing in recent days, the so-called LG G Pro 3 may emerge in the second half of the year. Big and bad on the inside, the LG might be equally interesting on the outside, too. The G Pro 3…