Blu’s new Pure XR smartphone offers an octa-core processor and 3D Touch

Blu's new Pure XR packs impressive specs at a palatable price point. A few of the highlights include an HD screen, 3D Touch, an octa-core processor, 3GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage.

A man just got rescued from a toilet tank after trying to retrieve a friend’s smartphone

Cato Berntsen Larsen recently entered a rarely emptied toilet tank in a bid to retrieve his friend's phone. It sounds like "Trainspotting's" infamous toilet scene, but whereas Ewan McGregor's character could get back out again, 20-year-old…

How young is too young for a smartphone? We asked the experts

When is your child ready to own a smartphone? It’s a difficult question and a topic of serious debate for many parents. We asked some experts and gathered together some stats, opinions, and advice to help you decide.

‘Take your pill!’ Ultra-precise Dot beacons trigger alerts that matter

The Dot is a diminutive Bluetooth beacon that adheres to any surface and, using your smartphone's wireless connection, triggers actions and notifications. It's launching on Kickstarter.

Thinking of buying a new car? Consider doing it from your smartphone

Looking to avoid car salesmen at all costs? You might consider turning to your smartphone instead. At least, that appears to be the modus operandi for a surprising proportion of respondents in a recent study by Roadster.

ZTE may be cooking up a smartphone with a 4,900mAh battery capacity

A new smartphone has popped up on Chinese certification site TENAA, and it's from ZTE. The specs are mostly average, except for the large 4,900mAh battery. Here's everything we know so far.

8 ways the smartphone in your pocket could save your hide outside

If you find yourself in a sticky survival situation with only your smartphone for help, then don’t panic, because it’ll prove very useful provided you know what to do. Here are eight ways it may end up getting you out of trouble.

Hang Povie around your neck and turn your phone into a POV camera for $50

Photography accessory manufacturer Edelkrone has released an unusual new product that turns any smartphone into a POV camera. Povie can be attached to your neck. It might look a bit ridiculous, but it's hard to argue with the results.

Samsung smartphone models dominate Android device sales in first half of 2016

Samsung dominated the Android smartphone market in the first half of this year. The Galaxy S7 eEge, S7, and J2 were among the top-selling phones during that period.

Levitate your phone while you charge it wirelessly with the OvrCharge

Bored of regular wireless charging? OvRcharge is a charger that will actually levitate your smartphone as it rejuvenates your battery: suspending it in the air with no support other than invisible magnetic fields.

BlackBerry unveils the DTEK50, the ‘world’s most secure’ Android smartphone

BlackBerry has taken the wraps off its newest Android phone. It's called the DTEK50, and it runs BlackBerry's proprietary apps and security software. It's compatible with T-Mobile and AT&T in the U.S.

Wonder is a smartphone startup that may make a VR-ready gaming phone

There's little room for newcomers in the world of smartphones, but that doesn't stop companies trying. The latest is Wonder, a startup that apparently wants to build a futuristic device with VR capabilities, that will appeal to mobile…