Huawei P20 Pro vs Galaxy S9+: The best smartphones duel

It’s the market leader against the new kid on the block. Samsung’s Galaxy S9+ has gently adapted qualities from its predecessors, while Huawei has created a radical and shiny new model. This is currently the most exciting duel in the smartphone world. In our comparison we’ll go through the similarities and differences.

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Poll: What can Motorola do to win over the US?

Motorola recently released some brand new smartphones to its G series, but that’s not the only news. The brand also has some big plans to expand globally, including in the US. Would you be interested in buying a Moto phone? What can it do to win you over?

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Can Instagram keep its nose clean?

The photo-sharing app has avoided the scandal that has engulfed its owner, Facebook. But for how long?

It has been a rough few weeks for Facebook since the Observer reported the Cambridge Analytica data breach. The scandal revealed how the political consulting firm might have raked up the personal information of at least 87 million Facebook users in order to influence them with tailored political ads, sent the social network’s stocks into a tailspin, triggered the #DeleteFacebook movement – and regaled the planet with the cringefest that was CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony before the US Senate. But if Facebook’s reputation has seen better days, one of the company’s most valuable assets has come out of the kerfuffle practically unscathed.

Instagram, the photo-sharing platform Facebook acquired in 2012 for $715m, has not yet come up in the debate over Facebook’s cavalier attitude to user data protection, despite being of a piece with the longer-running social network (and being headquartered just a few blocks from Facebook’s Menlo Park campus in California). Prominent members of the #DeleteFacebook campaign, such as SpaceX’s Elon Musk, singer Cher, and Playboy magazine, are still pretty much present and active on Instagram. The app’s apparent immunity to whatever befalls its owner, and the possibility that this might not last, even led a Reuters analyst to recommend that Facebook spin off Instagram as a separate company, to shield it from reputational contagion.

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Is the iPhone SE 2 just a dream, or will it be reality?

Rumors that Apple is developing a new iPhone SE are gaining momentum, and many users have fond memories of the previous iterations of his small size series. Could it be time for a new 4-inch iPhone, or is this all just wishful thinking? We take a look at the latest leaks and rumors.

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Stationery that looks good enough to eat – in pictures

When he turned seven, Neal Whittington’s uncle gave him a £7 WH Smith voucher: this started a lifelong obsession with stationery. After studying graphic design, he now owns stationery shop Present & Correct in north London. “I always wanted it to feel like a sweet shop of desk supplies,” Whittington says. The rubbers, in particular, have a “confectionery-like quality” and he creates colourful geometric patterns with them for Instagram (#pandcerasers). He sources them from all over the world: Italy, Spain, the Czech Republic, Japan, the US. “We should celebrate erasers – they allow us to correct mistakes and beautify drawings,” he says. “Pencils are celebrated universally and erasers are their life partner, so they should get equal billing.”

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It’s so realistic, ‘Surviving Mars’ is turning rocket scientists into gamers

Surviving Mars is a very detailed city building simulation game, set on the surface of the red planet. A number of scientist streamers have taken to narrating their playthroughs on YouTube, bringing real science to the game’s particularly precise fiction. We spoke to some to find out more about the successes and failures of simulating […]

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