Quick. I need to buy this. The FlowMotion ONE.

I love gadgets. Well, you know that. I’ve been writing about the things for 16 years now so it’s fair to say that I’m slightly obsessed really.

Smartphone camera technology in particular has come a long way recently, but despite the stabilization features you’ll no doubt see in handsets, there’s still a slight difference between the technology and the skills of the person holding the phone. Wobbly footage, with quick and jarring movements, are always a pain to watch back. Oh, and don’t even get me started on the whole “it should be in landscape, not portrait” problem.

Quick. I need to buy this. The FlowMotion ONE.

This, then, is for those who want to produce smooth and beautiful footage. It’s a smartphone stabilizer which has already seen over 20,000 pre-orders, and you can get 33% off if you add your name to that list.

It’s already raised $1.3 million on Kickstarter but you may need to win a bit of cash with Unibet Casino or Ikibu first. The cost is €229, and that’s far cheaper than the regular price after it’s gone past the pre-order stage.

Quick. I need to buy this. The FlowMotion ONE.

The package, if you can afford one, includes a battery, travel case, tripod mount, USB charging cable and the FlowMotion ONE Stabilizer itself.

Why am I mentioning it then, if it’s so expensive? Well, just look at this promotional video…. I think you might well get the same feeling that I did when I first saw the thing. It adds a properly professional and smooth effect to all footage and it really pushes the smartphone camera to another level…

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Fuse Chicken USB-C Armour Charge Cable – Review

Fuse Chicken USB C Armour Charge Cable   Review
Watch out. I’ve got me a cable to review. This one is the Charge C from Fuse Chicken. Yes, Fuse Chicken. That’s their name and, well, it’s a bit weird.

The company was launched in May 2012 after a Kickstarter campaign and they’re based in Cleveland, Ohio. It was the CEO, Jon, who got in touch with us to promote their cables, and I kinda respected that.

Fuse Chicken USB C Armour Charge Cable   Review

Details of this particular USB-C cable can be found on their website here. It’s $29.95 in the US and there’s a stack of their cables on Amazon.co.uk if you want to get one in the UK.

Fuse Chicken USB C Armour Charge Cable   Review

This, out of the box, is very different to the usual reinforced USB cables that we get. It’s reinforced with 100% woven stainless steel strands, and flexes a whole lot more than the usual “shower pipe style” reinforced cables that we get. This means that we could fold and compact it down much better, letting it fit into jeans and coat pockets easily. Super flexible, but still super strong.

At each end, there’s a collar to stop you getting the infamous frayed ends and sturdy but lightweight aluminum housings which are fully sealed. All of this complete with a lifetime warranty.

Fuse Chicken USB C Armour Charge Cable   Review

It measures in at 1 metre long at this one we have here is a USB-to-USB Type C but they have plenty to choose from.

Yes, the cable is a little more expensive than the cheaper non-armoured alternatives, but it’s going to last and last. No more breakages, splits and frayed cabling. Instead you get a very strong, very durable cable which will go on and on and on.

Fuse Chicken USB C Armour Charge Cable   Review

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AT&T to Pay the FCC $5.25M Fine Over 911 Outages

AT&T has agreed to pay a fine of $5.25 million to the FCC for its failure to connect 911 calls during two short periods last year. The FCC called the 5-hour outage in March 2017 and 47-minute outage in May 2017, during which some 12,600 and 2,600 911 emergency calls failed, respectively, unacceptable. “The FCC’s investigation found that, during the March outage, the company failed to quickly, clearly, and fully notify all affected 911 call centers,” said the FCC. “Such preventable outages are unacceptable. Robust and reliable 911 service is a national priority, as repeatedly expressed by both Congress and the Commission. Carriers have a responsibility to both prevent outages and, if they do take place, quickly inform the Commission and affected 911 call centers.” In addition to the fine, AT&T will implement new measures to ensure it makes the proper notifications should future outages occur.

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OnePlus Says It's Talking to US Carriers About a 5G Phone

OnePlus hopes to distribute its phones through carriers in the U.S., reports PCMag. OnePlus CEO and founder Pete Lau told PCMag that the company is holding discussions with U.S. carriers, though it didn’t specify which ones. Moreover, the company plans to release a 5G phone next year, which will coincide with the expected launch of 5G service in the U.S. For the moment, OnePlus sells its phones unlocked on the open market. Its most recent device, the OnePlus 6, includes support for AT&T and T-Mobile. OnePlus said its good working relationship with Qualcomm has helped pave its path towards 5G.

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Cricket Wireless Picks Up the LG Stylo 4

Cricket Wireless will soon kick off sales of the LG Stylo 4, a rebadged variant of the LG Q Stylus announced earlier this month. The Stylo 4 includes a stylus and has a metal body with mil-spec 810G for protection against abuse and IP68 protection against water and dust. The Stylo 4 has a 6.2-inch screen with LG’s 2:1 Full Vision (2,160 x 1,080) resolution. The phone is powered by a 1.8 GHz octa-core Snapdragon 450 processor with 3 GB of memory and 32 GB of storage. The phone comes with a 13-megapixel main camera and a 5-megapixel front camera with a wide-angle lens. The Stylo 4 has a 3,300mAh battery and specs including USB-C, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, wifi, and LTE 4G. The fingerprint scanner is located on the rear surface. The phone ships with Android 8 Oreo and LG’s pen-based software tools, such as memos and notes. Cricket Wireless will sell the phone starting June 29 for $229. The phone is already available from MetroPCS.

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State AGs Join Justice Department in Assessing Sprint/T-Mobile Impact On MVNOs

The Attorney General’s office from New York is investigating if and how T-Mobile’s proposed merger with Sprint might impact the MVNO and prepaid markets. Sprint and T-Mobile separately serve the prepaid space via their own Boost Mobile and MetroPCS brands, respectively, as well as MVNOs, such as Google-run Project Fi. With reduced competition, the New York attorney general is concerned that the tie-up between the two companies could lead to higher prices for prepaid consumers. Dozens of other states are participating in the probe, says the Wall Street Journal. This investigation mirrors a separate one underway with the U.S. Department of Justice, which has similar concerns. The $26 billion deal was proposed earlier this year and would see the nation’s third- and fourth-largest carriers become one. Antitrust investigations are normal for such deals. Sprint and T-Mobile defended the deal in front on Congress on Wednesday. The companies insist the deal will create jobs and ensure the combined entity can compete with AT&T and Verizon.

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KaiOS Wins $22 Million Investment from Google

KaiOS says Google has agreed to invest $22 million in its light-weight mobile operating system. The investment from Google follows commitments made earlier this year by Google, Facebook, and Twitter to support the platform. “This funding will help us fast-track development and global deployment of KaiOS-enabled smart feature phones, allowing us to connect the vast population that still cannot access the internet, especially in emerging markets,” said Sebastien Codeville, CEO of KaiOS Technologies. KaiOS is already available on a number of low-cost phones, including Nokia’s 8110 5G “banana” phone and the Doro Phone 7050. KaiOS says it is working with other manufacturers, including TCL, HMD Global, and Micromax, and that it has partnerships with carriers including AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile. Beyond the investment, Google plans to bring Google Assistant, Google Maps, YouTube, and Google Search to KaiOS. Google said it is “excited to work with KaiOS to further improve access to information for feature phone users around the world.”

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Instagram Lite Reaches Play Store for Entry-Level Phones

Instagram has made a “lite” version of its mobile app available via the Google Play Store. The app is a pared-down version of its service that offers access to core features such as posting photos; sharing photos to stories and dressing them up with text; watching stories from other users; and browsing stories, photos, and videos in the Explore tab. Instagram says the app will also soon include a direct messaging feature. The app is incredibly small at just 573 kb. Instagram said, “We are testing a new version of Instagram for Android that takes up less space on your device, uses less data, and starts faster.” The app is being tested in Mexico first and may expand to the countries later this year.

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Mixcder launches its E8 headphones

We are very much fans if Mixcder headphones at Coolsmartphone HQ, Ian and I enjoy using them when they are released. Imagine our excitement when we received a press release for a £59.99 pair of wireless headphones with active cancellation. Not only that, they boast 40mm drivers, wideband frequency response from 20Hz-20,000Hz with impactful bass and 18 (YES EIGHTEEN!) hours of listening time.

Mixcder launches its E8 headphones

Introducing the E8 headphones, which feature the company’s latest advancements in ANC technology to deliver superior noise-cancelling performance and audio quality, along with improved wireless convenience. The Mixcder E8 headphones are available in the UK for £59.99 from Amazon.

The Mixcder E8 Bluetooth headphone is built with a hybrid ANC technology, which uses a recently developed active noise cancellation system that works in a wider frequency range in the low to midrange frequencies than most ANC designs, and provides an improved degree of noise cancellation. It also delivers improved isolation for better noise cancellation outside the active range. When an incoming noise is detected by the headphones, a digital signal processor (DSP) analyses the sound waves and creates inverse waves to cancel out the ambient sound. Simple to activate, users simply switch on the ANC button on the left ear cup to shut out from the world and relax with their music or film without being disrupted by noisy neighbours on a train or plane.

Mixcder launches its E8 headphones
Mixcder launches its E8 headphones
Mixcder launches its E8 headphones

The CSR Bluetooth and drivers balance sound perfect, especially in low frequency offering a crisp sound, at up to 102 decibels. We will be reviewing a pair soon and we will give you the results to see for yourselves.

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Tesco Mobile to dish out free Samsung tech gifts

Tesco Mobile to dish out free Samsung tech gifts
Operating on the O2 network, Tesco Mobile is offering up the Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+, S9, S9+ and Samsung Note 8. If you buy one of those devices then the network will offer up a free tech gift worth up to £279. There’s something to suit everyone including AKG Headphones (RRP £279), the Samsung Tab E (RRP £179) and the Samsung Level Box Slim Speaker (RRP £99).

The network also has a range of big data SIM-only plans, with 3GB for £10 per month (500 minutes, 5000 texts) plus…

· 5000 minutes, 5000 texts, 50GB of data – £30 per month
· 5000 minutes, 5000 texts, 20GB of data – £18 per month
· 5000 minutes, 5000 texts, 10GB of data – £15 per month
· 5000 minutes, 5000 texts, 6GB of data – £12.50 per month

If you’d like an Apple device then the iPhone 6 is available for just £18.99 per month, however this is a 3-year plan. That gets you 2GB of data, 5000 minutes and 5000 texts. You might also choose to get the iPhone 7 for £34.25 per month with 20GB of data, 5000 minutes and 5000 texts. Again, though, these are 3-year plans, which is fast becoming the norm in some places.

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