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The 10 best smartphones of 2017: iPhone or Samsung?

2017 has become a landmark year for smartphone fans. The largest manufacturers of mobile devices have launched new products on the market, creating an unprecedented variety for all price categories. The TechRadar portal compared the models and ranked the best smartphones, evaluating all the parameters - from price-quality ratio to technical characteristics and design: 10th place: OnePlus 5T Face recognition technology, 6-inch 18: 9 display, dual camera - and all this at a price that compares favorably with the “titans” of the industry, such as Apple and Samsung. To

The new iPhone 6s has a small battery: why?

The iPhone 6S has a 1715 mAh battery, while the iPhone 6 has a 1810 mAh battery. Relative to the same difference, judging by previous information leaks, there is an iPhone 6S Plus: it has a 2750 mAh battery, while the iPhone 6 Plus had a 2910 mAh battery. What was the reason for such a slight, but still a decrease in battery capacity

10 Russian smartphones: we can too

YotaPhone (Moscow). The most famous smartphone manufacturer in Russia, also makes modems and routers. The company was founded in 2007 as a wireless operator; since 2011, its Yota Devices division has been manufacturing various gadgets. Smartphones are distinguished by unusual technological solutions - for example, a second screen based on electronic ink

Why do you need an air wash: test drive Philips HU 5930/10

For a comfortable existence in the room, you need to maintain humidity of about 40-60%, doctors say. Moreover, in hot weather, the humidity should be slightly more than in cold. In fact, the requirements of GOSTs for indoor humidity are taken into account during design and construction, and in new homes the layout itself, the placement of windows and radiators helps maintain comfortable humidity (although, of course, it does not fully provide it)

The beginning of the mobile era: the first models

1. Motorola DynaTAC 8000X is the first cell phone in the world to receive FCC (Federal Communications Commission) certification in September 1983, after which commercial sales of the device began. Despite this, the first call with the Motorola DynaTAC 8000X was made much earlier - in 1973, the engineer (developer of the phone) Martin Cooper received this honor

10 things you can’t put in the microwave

Introducing ten things that in no case should be placed inside a microwave oven - even "just a minute"! This applies only to those items that can be shoved into the microwave without hesitation - and lead to unpleasant consequences. Dry sponges. Want to fry the bacteria that settled on your dishwashing sponge

10 facts about the Rubik's Cube

1. The Rubik's Cube was invented by the Hungarian sculptor and architecture teacher Ernö Rubik. In recent years, the author of the puzzle has been developing video games . 2. Ernё Rubik spent a whole month when he first tried to collect a Rubik's cube. 3. The Rubik's Cube has 6 faces, 12 edges, 8 corners and is made up of 26 small parts .

What is a sonic toothbrush: testing Philips Sonicare DiamondClean

When we choose a toothbrush, we look not only at the function, but also at the price. It is clear that in a first approximation we choose between ordinary and electric brushes, and here - from experience I will say - there is no need to save. An electric brush is always better and without exception. Even the simplest

Who invented the matches?

Ever since Prometheus gave people fire, the task of mankind arose to extract the gift just when it was needed. In ancient times, this problem was solved by patiently rubbing dry wood against each other, and later by flint flint. Then there appeared smeared with gray chips, but not yet as a means of making fire, but only as a kindling - they needed fire to light them

Washing machine, tower and other inventions of automotive engineers

The past century has been very generous with ingenious minds. Many of them possessed the broadest horizons and tried themselves in various fields. Engineers and businessmen, known to the world for their achievements and discoveries in the automotive field, did not limit themselves only to this topic

The 10 rarest mass-produced LEGO kits

LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes Bat-Pod (5004590) As a result of the collaboration of LEGO with DC Comics, the famous LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes line appeared, and later the separate The LEGO Batman Movie appeared. In general, sets dedicated to Batman are not too rare: they are produced in large quantities and are freely sold

The amazing story of LEGO: from wood ducks to robotics

The first set of LEGO appeared at the author of this material, it is scary to say in 1989 - brought to the USSR from a mysterious foreign country in a plastic bag. Therefore, the author has been in love with LEGO for almost thirty years and is undoubtedly biased. Moreover, he wants to understand the origins of the subject of his passion

Iron Man Costume: Flying, Bulletproof, Real

To build a copy of the Iron Man costume, it was necessary to contact Marvel Studios for three-dimensional models from films, print them using an industrial 3D printer and ask for help from the creator of the most efficient jetpacks in the world: Richard Browning. He at his company Gravity Industries is developing full-fledged individual wearable systems for flying at low altitudes - jetpacks about which Popular Mechanics once wrote

How the smartphone is arranged: disassemble into parts

As a child, after reading the story “The Old Man Hottabych”, I was especially impressed with how Hottabych creates a telephone “with the fingers of his left hand” from a single piece of the most selected black marble. ” True, this phone had one drawback - it did not work: “In this case, it is clear why this phone does not work, ” Volka said. “You only ma

The 10 Craziest AliExpress Products: Cheap and Hilarious

AliExpress is one of the most popular trading floors in the world where you can literally find anything. The most unusual, funniest products are waiting for their owners - especially now, when shopping together has become much more profitable! Megaminx Tired of a regular Rubik's Cube? Want to go beyond six faces and try something less trivial

WhatsApp launches version of messenger for Google Chrome

To authorize users in the web version, a system of QR codes is used. To enter the messenger under your account, which in the mobile version is tied to a phone number, you need to read the QR code from the computer screen using your smartphone with an updated version of WhatsApp. After that, both versions, mobile and computer, are connected

Bubble of silence: how to protect yourself from noise

Do you want to normalize the pressure, improve concentration and listen to music on the subway without turning the volume to maximum? Take a look at active noise canceling headphones. Specialized processors in modern noise reduction systems allow you to suppress noise in real time. Noise is not customary to be afraid of as other types of pollution - for example, toxic particles of soot in the air

10 LEGO Technic machines: comparing designers and their real prototypes

LEGO Technic Porsche 911 GT3 RS, art.42056 (2704 parts) The model was developed in close cooperation with Porsche AG and strikes with its accuracy of working out the details (naturally moving!) Opening windows, doors, trunk and hood, in the cabin - adjustable sports seats, glove compartment, dashboard, under the trunk lid - amazing engine detail, under hood - a place for a suitcase (and the suitcase itself)

Ship Chronometer: A Brief History of Navigation

A marine chronometer is not just a device by which a cook can find out what time to serve lunch. Historically, this device carried a much more important function - without the help of a chronometer it was impossible to determine longitude, which means the exact location of the ship. In other words, navigation depended on time and - the life of sailors

10 most fashionable modern gadgets

Projects Watches. Yes, it's just a watch. Cheap designer watches from at least $ 200 and up. There are many unique styles for every taste, from the simplest to the most intricate. The funny thing is that today the clock is no longer needed in order to show the time (this is what the smartphone can do), but in order to show its status or attitude to life

Perhaps the best camera phone in the Russian market: Honor 20 pro test review

Like it or not, and every year ordinary users are finding it harder to surprise. It’s even harder to impress consumer electronics savvy. Honor did it successfully and surprisingly in simple ways - there is nothing revolutionary in the 20 Pro, but it’s almost perfect. The Honor brand knows how to work on bugs and consolidate success. Po

10 most dangerous hackers in the world

Jeremy Hammond of Chicago is currently serving a 10-year prison sentence for breaking into the email of intelligence agency Stratfor and other organizations that have collaborated with the US government. The extracted data was published on the WikiLeaks website. This is not Hammond’s first term and far from his first arrest: in 2006, Jeremy was sentenced to two years in prison for hacking a computer of a conservative political organization — together with general information, 5, 000 credit card numbers were stolen (although the money, according to Hammond, was not spent ) Previously, a young an

Which smartphone is the best?

On Monday, March 25, the vote ended. Results: Model Number of votes Xiaomi Mi 9 116 Samsung Galaxy S10 + 107 Apple iPhone XS 77 Huawei Mate 20 Pro 57 Nokia 3310 56 OnePlus 6T 46 Honor View 20 35 Google Pixel 3 XL 31 Sony Xperia 10 Plus 25 Vivo V15Pro 21

Photokina 2018: the main news of the world's leading video exhibition

It is worth noting that more than half of the sales among all exhibits of the exhibition are accounted for by only two companies, and these are not legendary Japanese brands. For several years now, the Chinese company DJI and the American GoPro have been leaders. And the gap between them and the rest of the industry is only widening

Furiously overclocking Fury: HyperX Fury DDR4 RAM test

“Predator”, “Impact”, “Rage”: Kingston is not shy in the names of its RAM modules, hinting at their high performance and overclocking potential. The editors of Popular Mechanics received two 16 GB HyperX Fury Black DDR4 modules, which we installed on an AMD processor-based desktop computer. Memory and

How to choose a printer with a CISS: HP DeskJet GT 5820 test drive

Epson and Canon were among the first to introduce the technology, and more recently, HP also entered the race for the market. So we took the HP DeskJet GT 5820 as a touchstone. And here it’s worth mentioning an important point: CISS is not a separate type of printer, but the technology used in the inkjet circuit and noticeably modifying it.

Top 10 smartphones cheaper than 15 thousand rubles

For many, fifteen thousand rubles is a serious psychological barrier when buying a smartphone. Everything that is cheaper seems to be a very compromise option, and if you take it more expensive, then just a little remains to the younger flagships. We studied the market situation and selected the ten best smartphones worth less than 15 thousand rubles

CD: why he will live for a long time

In 1979, Philips was able to offer a new audio format that formally suited everyone. There were disagreements with the innovative development, but when the Dutch were supported by Sony, having developed the Red Book data encoding standard, the voices of the displeased no longer played any role. It was already impossible to stop the world's largest electronic giants, and the issue of worldwide recognition of the CD was only a matter of time

Play Novus: test drive table for sea billiards

Novus is sometimes called "marine billiards." This is not a new invention - it appeared in the 1920s in Latvian and Estonian ports, at about the same time in Ventspils, Liepaja, Riga, and Tallinn. “Novus” is a Latvian name that came into the Russian language, Estonians call the game “crown”. A brie

Honor 20 Pro vs Huawei Mate 20 Pro: camera comparison

The Honor 20 Pro is equipped with a rear camera with four modules - 48, 8, 16 and 2 megapixels - and a 32-megapixel selfie camera, while the Huawei Mate 20 Pro is equipped with a triple rear camera with modules of 40, 8 and 20 megapixels and 24 megapixel front camera. The comparison video was published on the FoneTech YouTube channel