Posts From Mathew Bloomer

Mathew Bloomer
Mathew Bloomer

He fell in love with Android after buying a T-mobile G1 in 2008 and hasn't looked back since. He firmly believes the future of technology lies within bio-hacking and is an NFC implantee.

[DAY1] Introducing the XDA Labphone — Smooth, Sleek, and Ready to Flash

We’ve been hard at work at the XDA HQ for close to two years, with only one goal -- to answer a fundamental question. That question is, “Just how powerful can Android get?” After years of development, and countless bricked devices, we are ready to take the wraps off XDA’s biggest project yet: the XDA Labphone,...

Chuwi Launch Dual Booting Hybrid Tablet for $179.99

Chuwi is not the first brand we think of when someone says "hybrid tablet" but they have recently launched a new device that appears to be an excellent contender for the budget market. Starting with a promotional price of $179.99 for the next 2 days and then rising to $224.99 after that although the keyboard...

Dangerous Things Partner With Fidesmo to Launch Implantable Cryptography Key

Today at CEBIT, Amal Graafstra founder of Dangerous Things launched the UKI, a new body implant fully compatible with Android over NFC. The UKI is supported by the Fidesmo system which gained the spotlight at Techcrunch Disrupt NY 2014. The UKI supports javacards meaning with just a tap of your phone you can load the implant...

Unlikeliest of Heroes John Legere Working to Free the S7

Many of us, awoke yesterday to discover the unfortunate news that the Snapdragon 820 variants of the S7 and S7 Edge would likely not see any development support due to the bootloader, which in case you missed it can be read about here. For the foreseeable future it looked like the S7 would be one...

Tasker Week: Utilize NFC Triggers!

So you picked up some NFC tags or are considering doing so, but what's next? You could, of course, set them for boring things such as storing your WiFi password or logging into your phone with Trusted Devices. Or you can set them to trigger just about anything through Tasker! Here are just a few of...

New Range of Flexible Implantable Devices To Launch Later This Month

Ever increasingly popular bio-modding company Dangerous Things is planning to launch a new range of flat, flexible, bio-safe implantable NFC tags at CeBIT, Germany later this month. Insiders of the implant community were treated to a preview of the new FlexNT NFC tag (see above) recently however, which is based on the NTAG216 but with significantly improved...

Remix OS For PC Exits Alpha, Brings Major Update

Remix OS the Android build rapidly gaining popularity for its implementation of multi-window and the ability to be installed and most PCs has left alpha and entered beta just six weeks after launch. The beta will be available to download from March 1st and brings some major changes. That's right! From now on users of Remix...

Elephone W2 Review: It’s Time For The Mi Band To Step Down

The Elephone W2 smartwatch was launched last month in a format that we haven't really seen much of. The device packs in all the features of the original Xiaomi Mi Band with the added bonus of having a sleek analogue watch as well. Of course being simply as good as a previous product, isn't enough...

Fastboot Mobile Announces The Future of Push Services

XDA's official development partner, Fastboot Mobile, has announced a new open source push service as an alternative to Google Cloud Messaging (GCM). Their service offers improved control, security and substantially increased reach as a result of GCM being only compatible with devices featuring Google Mobile Services, leaving a billion users left out. The new service, dubbed...

TWRP 3.0.0 Has Been Released

TWRP 3.0.0 has now been released for all devices that are currently supported and comes packed full of new features and a completely new look. The TWRP team has also issued a warning that as this release brings some significant changes it is possible that some devices may not boot correctly or have display issues due...

Honor 5X to Ship with Snapdragon 616

Honor HQ has today announced that the 5X will be shipping with the Snapdragon 616 rather than the previously advertised 615. The primary difference between the two chips is that 616 runs with four cores at 1.2GHz not at 1GHz like the 615, the remaining four cores will run at 1.5GHz. Keep in mind that this...

Three UK Forcibly End All Remaining Unlimited Tethering Plans

 Back in 2010, Three launched the One Plan including 2000 minutes, 5000 same carrier minutes, 5000 texts and All-You-Can-Eat (1TB) of data with unlimited tethering. Over the years other plans have allowed for unlimited tethering and while they still offer several plans to include this incredible amount of data, they no long offer any with unlimited...