The Rumour Mill

  • Weekly poll results: Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ loved equally
    Last week we asked you if you prefer the Samsung Galaxy S8 or the bigger Galaxy S8+ and the opinions seem very evenly split - the S8 won with 52% to 48%, a very narrow margin indeed. The primary difference between these two is the size (and, well, price). Sure, the plus model has a bigger battery, but that brings only a minor bump in endurance (our testing showed 84h for the S8 and 88h ... read more
    Source: GSM Arena BlogPublished on 2017-04-30
  • Apple, Tesla want changes to California’s self-driving car tests
    Califonia's Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will soon review the new set of proposed regulations that could change how testing works in the state. If the proposals are approved, we might see some truly unmanned autonomous vehicles with no steering ... read more
    Source: Engadget RumoursPublished on 2017-04-30
  • Mark Zuckerberg Invited Himself to Dinner With Random Strangers in Ohio
    On a typical, bipartisan Friday night in Ohio, Mark Zuckerberg did a totally normal human thing that anyone definitely not awkwardly going about testing the waters for a major political run would: he had dinner with a family, who didn’t know him or that he was coming, at their house.Read more... ... read more
    Source: Gizmodo rumoursPublished on 2017-04-30
  • Top 10 trending phones of week 17
    Fifth week in a row the Galaxy S8 stands tall at the top in our weekly interest chart. The other two handsets on the podium are unchanged over last week - Xiaomi Mi 6 follows second and the Galaxy J7 Prime stays in third. The Galaxy S8+ retains its fourth position as well, but the Redmi Note 4 surpassed the more affordable Redmi 4a to grab fifth. And then there's a surprise - Motorola Moto ... read more
    Source: GSM Arena BlogPublished on 2017-04-29
  • Weekly poll: are you getting the Sony Xperia XZ Premium?
    The Sony Xperia XZ Premium will ship in about a month - at the end of May or the beginning of June. You'll have to part with €750 to get one - a price comparable with other 2017 flagships (but about €100 more than the XZs). And don't forget that you have incentives to pre-order. And you may want to grab the Bronze Pink color option. Well, will you? Pre-order, that is. You did vote ... read more
    Source: GSM Arena BlogPublished on 2017-04-29
  • HTC U 11 shows up on GeekBench, numbers are promising
    HTC's next flagship, the U 11 (because why not) is due to be announced on May 16, and sure enough the phone has appeared on GeekBench. Or at least that's what HTC CBP is supposed to be. This HTC CBP device that was put to the test is powered by the Snapdragon 835 (a.k.a. MSM8998) and runs on Android 7.1.1 - those bits were pretty much settled on by past leaks. GeekBench now reveals that ... read more
    Source: GSM Arena BlogPublished on 2017-04-29
  • Sony publishes financial report for 2016 fiscal year, mobile division in the black
    Sony Corporation has published its financial report for the 2016 fiscal year ending on March 31. Net income is listed at JPY 73.3 billion ($676 million) - practically halved year on year. However, Q4 figures are a marked success compared to last year's numbers for the same period - with a JPY 27.7 billion ($244 million) net income, Sony is now in the black, while in Q4 2015 the company reported a JPY 88.3 billion ... read more
    Source: GSM Arena BlogPublished on 2017-04-29
  • Some Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ units are randomly restarting
    Samsung's latest flagships - the Galaxy S8 and S8+ - might have broken many previous records, but the picture is not all rosy. The devices have had their share of problems as well. First it was the red-tint issue (for which the company recently issued an update), and now, it has come to light that the phones are randomly restarting for some. Since last week, several users have detailed their experience on the tech giant's ... read more
    Source: GSM Arena BlogPublished on 2017-04-29
  • Update fixing Galaxy S8 red tint issue arrives in Europe
    After its home country of South Korea, Samsung has started pushing out the fix for the Galaxy S8 red tint issue in Europe as well. Weighing in at 426MB, the update is hitting Galaxy S8 units in the UK, and S8+ units in Germany. Turkey is also getting the update - both S8 as well as S8+ are getting it in the country. The fix, as you might already know, comes in the form of ... read more
    Source: GSM Arena BlogPublished on 2017-04-29
  • Portland plans to convert poop into fuel
    The city of Portland has come up with an unusual way to replace diesel fuel. It's going to convert waste methane from sewage into renewable natural gas. That's right -- trucks in the future could run on poop. ... read more
    Source: Engadget RumoursPublished on 2017-04-29