IPhone XS vs. Note 9, LG V30 and OnePlus 6


In addition to the iPhone XS Max and the more affordable iPhone XR, Apple unveiled its latest flagship iPhone XS phone Wednesday at a keynote event in Cupertino, California. The new phone (pronounced ’10-S’, not ‘excess’) features a 5.8-inch OLED HDR display, a faster and more efficient A12 Bionic chip along with improved photos and video technology. Preorders start Friday and the phone goes on sale Sept. 21.  While its new hardware may be tempting, it’s also not the only powerful phone available on the market. Apple’s biggest rival, Samsung,…

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It’s been a busy fall for premium phone releases with the unveiling of the iPhone XS, Google Pixel 3, LG V40 ThinQ and more. And now yet another phone has entered the fray to compete for space in your pocket. As of Oct. 17 the Sony Xperia XZ3 is available for purchase in the US. You can buy it unlocked on Amazon and Best Buy for 00. It comes in three colors: black, forest green and white silver. The Sony Xperia XZ3 was originally announced at IFA at the end…

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PUBG on mobile hits 100 million downloads as Fortnite rolls to Android


PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) is touting 100 million downloads of its mobile version, reaching the milestone four months after its release on iOS and Android. The game’s developer PUBG Corp. and publisher Tencent announced the news Thursday, mentioning that their battle royale game became the most downloaded title in 100 countries during its first week after release. The mobile version is free to play, unlike the original PC and Xbox versions that released in early access in 2017. But as often is the case with free-to-play titles, the mobile version does…

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Selfie deaths are becoming a problem, according to researchers. A study published in the most recent edition of the Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care calls for the declaration of ‘No Selfie Zones’ in dangerous areas such as mountain tops, tall buildings and water bodies in order to decrease deaths. India-based researchers found that 259 people worldwide died from accidents that occurred while trying to take a cool selfie in 137 incidents from October 2011 to November 2017. The average age of the deceased was roughly 23 years old,…

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Verizon store in Union Square in New York City

Verizon’s 5G home broadband service, Verizon 5G Home, launches in select areas on Oct. 1 at a cost of 0 for Verizon Wireless customers and 0 for customers who don’t use Verizon Wireless. The company is promising home broadband speeds from 300 megabits per second up to 1 gigabit per second. Where is it available? Verizon 5G Home will be available starting Oct. 1 in Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles and Sacramento, though not everyone in these cities will be able to get access to this home internet service. What is…

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Kyle Sandilands’ new Channel 10 show Trial By Kyle airs Thursday, August 23, 8.30pm.

A RADIO producer who was labelled the “most hated guy in Australia” when his ill-timed stunt went viral for all the wrong reasons has described the time as the worst experience of his life. Intern Pete, a producer at The Kyle and Jackie O show, whose real name is Peter Deppeler, hijacked former cricket captain Steve Smith’s press conference in March in the wake of the ball-tampering scandal. “Mate I’ve got to tell you … hold your head high for what you have done because what’s actually been worse is…

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Norm and Jess’s winning room.

THE Block’s latest challenge saw the five teams turn their backs on St Kilda’s former Gatwick Hotel and tackle a nearby property instead. The “style to sell” challenge revamped an 1800s St Kilda property about to hit the market, with each team given a bare room and told to style it ready to be seen by prospective buyers. Related: The Block 2018: Children’s bedroom room reveal Related: The Block 2018: The Block: Bathroom reveals Up for grabs for the winning team: A tidy 000 to put into their own apartment…

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Gab expected to be back online this weekend

Mourners seen at the memorial service for the victims of the

Gab, the fringe social network apparently used by the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting suspect, is planning to return online this weekend. Chatter on the social media site, a Twitter alternative that’s popular among some conservatives and white nationalists, went silent by Monday after GoDaddy pulled the domain registration from the site. GoDaddy said it made the decision after receiving complaints and finding content on Gab that ‘promotes and encourages violence against people.’ Criticism of Gab intensified after reports surfaced that Robert Bowers, who allegedly shot and killed 11 worshippers at a…

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remembering the first Google Android Phone: HTC T Mobile G1

Google’s first Android phone turned 10 years old yesterday. It’s hard to believe that the phone that started it all, the HTC Dream — called the T-Mobile G1 in the US — suffered such an ugly, clunky beginning. But even from the start, it was clear that this brand-new platform had the potential to eclipse Apple’s iPhone in ways that the stalwart brands of the day — BlackBerry, Palm, Nokia and Windows Mobile — could not. Google announced the HTC Dream on Sept. 23, 2008, a year after Apple’s first-generation iPhone revolutionized…

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Grant has accused the couple of staying together for the fame

LOVE Island Australia’s Natasha Webster has hit back at trolls after receiving “distressing” death threats. Natasha shared a lengthy statement on Instagram on Monday, denying she had anything to do with co-stars Eden Dally and Erin Barnett’s split. The Perth hairdresser found herself targeted by trolls after posting a photo of her with Eden at his birthday party over the weekend, just a day before the prison guard announced his breakup from Erin.   This cute t-shirt says guilty but I am NOT GUILTY of breaking up my two closest…

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