Daily Archives: September 3, 2017

Jeff Bezos should totally buy a coffee startup

The benefits of Amazon’s $13.7 billion acquisition of Whole Foods more or less went live this week, with price cuts out the wazoo as well as a bunch of Amazon Echo devices available for sale in stores. With this massive move into grocery chains and

Weekly poll: Best smartphone at IFA

The bustle of IFA 2017 is dying down, all the major announcements came and went. You can check our recap in case you missed anything and we have hands-on impressions from all the major players if you need to delve deeper. But let’s look at

Real news of fake reviews

Goodhart’s Law, as phrased by Mary Strathern: “When a measure becomes a target, it ceases to be a good measure.” Honored more in the breach than the observance, alas. Our algorithmic world has turned so many measures into targets, and by doing so ruined them.

Testing the Helio X30 chipset on the Meizu Pro 7 Plus

Meizu Pro 7 Plus is the first smartphone to utilize the latest Helio X30 chip by MediaTek. It has a powerful deca-core processor and PowerVR graphics. Meizu has added 6 gigabytes of RAM, more than enough for smooth multi-tasking. The 10-core processor has two powerful

Top 10 trending phones of week 35

The IFA 2017 announcements just passed and plenty of new phones were announced. But the trending phones list welcomed only one of the new devices – the LG V30. Samsung Galaxy Note8 is still on top and is nowhere near losing the lead with more

IFA 2017 recap – the hot smartphones we saw in Berlin

Another edition of the IFA congress is over and done and it was an eventful one. Samsung decided to forgo its big Galaxy Note8 announcement from IFA but LG, Sony and Motorola all showcased their next flagships during the tech congress. So here’s a recap