Andrew Kalinchuk

Andrew Kalinchuk

Former Digital Trends Contributor
Andrew covers news and opinions pertaining to smartphones, tablets, and all else mobile for Digital Trends. He recently switched from Apple to Microsoft and shares the experience through "Life and Tiles of a Windows 8 Convert." Andrew also interns at The Wirecutter and writes for Laptop Magazine and Techerator. Outside of writing, Andrew splits his time between cooking, gaming, and reading.

Microsoft applies for patent outlining “inconspicuous mode”

Microsoft recently applied for a patent that has the potential to eradicate the annoying part of smartphones at the movies by turning down the brightness and minimizing the user interface.
Movies & TV

Firefly Fanboy tries to prove character’s death was impossible

A Firefly fanatic did his best to prove a fan-favorite's demise is an impossibility when faced with real science and hard facts, but we're not telling you how it ends.
Android Army

Sony wants to skip entry-level smartphones, focus on premium hardware

A marketing executive from Sony revealed the Japanese company plans to emulate elite Android manufacturer's like Samsung by pumping out high-end smartphones and ignoring the cheaper, entry-level devices.

Surface Phone concept looks real enough to touch in new video

The gorgeous Surface Phone concept isn't rooted in any sort of reality, but this concept video does a great job of showing the world exactly how terrific Microsoft's smartphone could be.
Android Army

Xperia Z vs. Galaxy S3 vs. Droid DNA: Spec showdown

Sony has just unleashed its latest Android flagship device, the Xperia Z. To see how it stacks up, we've put it against two top-tier Android devices, the Samsung Galaxy S3 and the HTC Droid DNA.
Android Army

Introducing Huawei’s latest Android smartphone, the Ascend D2

Huawei's newest Android device sports a 5-inch, 1080p screen, a high-end camera, and resistance to dust and water. This may be Huawei's year to join the smartphone big leagues.
Android Army

2013 may mark the first year 1 billion smartphones are shipped worldwide

Deloitte predicts 2013 will be the first year that the smartphone industry collectively ships 1 billion devices across the globe, if you subscribe to a particularly loose definition of the term.

The Life and Tiles of a Windows 8 Convert: How the Yoga broke me

Andrew finally gets his hands on the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13, but his first venture into Windows 8 turn sour fast as hardware problems plague the convertible laptop.

Nvidia aims to become the Netflix of gaming with the Grid

Hoping to stream high-quality games to our living rooms, Nvidia has unveiled the Grid. Boasting some powerful hardware and impressive cross-device sync capabilities, the Grid could be the long-awaited answer to cloud gaming.

Life and Tiles of a Windows 8 Convert: My Windows Phone honeymoon ends

As Andrew continues his mission to go all in on Windows and Microsoft products and completely convert his digital life, his love affair with Windows Phone 8 and the Nokia Lumia 920 begins to fall apart.

Growing phones, shrinking tablets, and the return of Windows: 2012 in mobile hardware

Before 2012 is over, we thought we'd take a look back. The world of smartphones, tablets, and e-readers continued to evolve this year. Book readers light up, phones continue to grow, and new technologies are invading the market.

Life and Tiles of a Windows 8 Convert: My Windows Phone honeymoon begins

In the second article in our weekly Life and Tiles of a Windows 8 Convert series, Andrew details his first days, and instant crush on Windows Phone 8 and the Nokia Lumia 920. But will this love affair last?