December 2017


Here’s when all your favorite new phones might be coming out in 2018


Another year of smartphones will be upon us soon.

We’ll likely see new versions of all of 2017’s major flagship Android phones. But when can you expect them to come out? How long will you have to wait? A newly leaked list might have revealed 2018’s roadmap.

The phone sleuths at GSMArena picked up what appears to be a list of upcoming phones that will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 chip. 

Though the list, posted to China’s Weibo (like every leak) social network, can’t be verified, the timeline seems to match up with what we’d expect from an annual release cycle. Even so, you shouldn’t base any purchasing decisions on this list; it could turn out to be completely wrong. Read more…

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A digitizing David takes on photo-scanning Goliath

 Mitch Goldstone loves photo scanning. His business, ScanMyPhotos, does what it says on the tin: you send photos to the company and, using high speed scanners and special software, his team digitizes your photos, sticks them onto a USB key or online, and sends them back.
He is proud of his business. Thanks to his scanners he’s helped users save their photos from tornadoes, floods, and theft. Read More


Afraid of Getting Dragged into a Car Insurance Fraud? Take These 3 Precautions

Lately, there has been a notable increase in news about motor insurance frauds in Singapore. In fact, the number of reported cases of car insurance frauds in the first 9 months of 2017 has already doubled the total number of cases reported in 2016. Mostly, these frauds operate by staging an accident, coercing others to […]

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We Hope We Do This Much Cool Stuff In 2018

As the FiveThirtyEight staff recovers from a hectic year of news, we’ve been reflecting on our favorite stories from the past 12 months. What follows is not a comprehensive list of our best work, but it is some of what has lingered in our minds as we get ready for 2018. Our editor in chief, […]


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Most years, December is the time you justify your procrastination by gift shopping, reviewing essential “Best Of” lists, and planning extremely well-deserved holiday vacations. However, in staying true to its persistent weirdness, 2017’s December made cryptocurrency one of the trendiest, most distraction-worthy subjects of the year. While a single bitcoin reached nearly $20,000 in value, many other cryptocurrencies saw similarly optimistic gains, and the news cycle turned towards teenage millionairesLike, what is this world we live in? Read more…

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