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Totallee case for Galaxy S10 review: Sleek case for a sleek phone

  When you’re rocking a brand new $ 1000 phone, you generally want some kind of protection on it. On the other hand, you spend all that money and buy this super sleek, well-designed piece of tech, and it really sucks to put a giant case on it and cover up all of that engineering and […]

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Valve beats Google to the punch with Steam Link cloud streaming to your phone

Valve’s current implementation of their Steam Link hardware and software combination allows users to stream games from their PCs to a phone or Steam Link somewhere else on the network. Want to play some Assassin’s Creed in bed on your phone? No problem. Want Call of Duty on your home theater setup but don’t want […]

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A closer look at Vivo’s all-glass, port-free concept 5G phone

Picture this: you're holding two glossy all-glass concept phones for a photo, then one slips off and shatters another unit on the table. The room goes quiet. Everyone looks on in awe. You are left red-faced not because you broke a phone, but because…
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Meizu says its port-free Zero phone was a failed marketing stunt

You may recall that a little over a month ago, Meizu launched a crowdfunding campaign for its futuristic "Zero" port-free smartphone, but at $ 1,299 a piece (plus that single $ 2,999 "Exclusive Pioneering Unit"), it comes as no surprise that the overly…
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US could soon end mass phone surveillance program exposed by Snowden

The US government might put an end to the controversial NSA phone surveillance program Edward Snowden exposed by the end of 2019. Republican congressional national security adviser Luke Murry revealed during a Lawfare podcast that Congress might not…
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Xiaomi’s flexible phone concept folds on both sides

Xiaomi truly is working on a foldable phone, company president and co-founder Lin Bin has confirmed in a teaser he posted on Weibo. In the video, you'll see the executive using a tablet-sized gadget — until he folds its sides and uses it like you wo…
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LG is planning on launching a phone with an attachable second screen

LG has a few concepts in its graveyard of ideas, including small secondary displays and external modules. Both of those ideas have been wiped from their current crop of flagships, but it looks like they’ll be reviving both ideas in one swoop, whether or not that’s a good idea. The device will reportedly feature a […]

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Red teases ‘Lithium,’ a 3D camera for its Hydrogen One phone

At $ 1,300, RED's Hydrogen One smartphone was never really aimed at consumers, so now it's starting to reveal a strategy for its bread-and-butter pro cinematographer market. On Facebook, it showed off "Lithium," a 3D camera that essentially uses the H…
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Essential Phone is finally out of rope, showing out of stock from most retailers

The Essential Phone was a flawed but extremely promising device, but it really struggled to overcome some of the mistakes and missteps from Essential out of the gate. Miscommunication, stock issues, and some software issues plagued the device, and it never really took off. Even ridiculous sales couldn’t do much to help the phone gain […]

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Vivo’s latest phone drops the front-facing camera, but adds a full screen on the back

Display notches are good for cutting the screen around the front-facing cameras on smartphones, so what should you do to get an all-body display without a notch? Drop the front-facing camera of course! But what about when you want to take a selfie? Simply use the rear cameras, because Vivo is putting a screen back […]

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Samsung’s 5G prototype phone packs a very peculiar screen

Verizon and AT&T have set up small-scale 5G networks at Qualcomm's Tech Summit in Hawaii, but what good are wireless networks without devices? Motorola is on the ground with an apparently live version of its 5G Moto Mod, but Samsung showed up wit…
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Metro by T-Mobile now charges $15 every time you change your phone

MetroPCS was recently rebranded as Metro by T-Mobile while simultaneous unveiling some plans with seriously good value. $ 60 a month is the top tier plan from the rebadged service and includes unlimited data, 15GB of mobile hotspot, Google cloud storage, and Amazon Prime. You really can’t beat that. Looks like Metro is making up their […]

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OnePlus 6T review: Flagship phone, flagship price

OnePlus has gotten in the habit of releasing two phones each year with an iterative T model update that tries to perfect that year’s formula. This year we’re getting the OnePlus 6T that not only refines the notched design of the OnePlus 6 but also brings an in-display fingerprint scanner to the masses. And, as […]

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ASUS ROG Phone can be pre-ordered in the UK for £699, shipping from December 14th

Almost a month since it officially launched in the US, the mad ROG Phone gaming smartphone from ASUS is now available in the UK for a very reasonable price. Priced normally at £799, you can grab the ROG Phone for just £699 for a limited period from the official ASUS online store, with orders shipping from […]

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Sharp takes the joke too far, announces a phone with two notches

I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t really mind notches on phones, within reason. But that all pretty much goes out the window when talking about Sharp’s newest phone, the Aquos R2 Compact, which features a notch on both the top and bottom of the screen. Sharp’s reasoning for this is that the […]

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LG has jumped into the foldable phone game with a planned CES 2019 reveal

We’ve been hearing about Samsung’s (vaporware) foldable phone, known as the Galaxy X, for an eternity now. But it looks like an actual reveal (or some kind of info) might happen next week at Samsung’s Developer Conference 2018 in San Francisco. However, a surprise entry in the foldable phone game is LG, which plans on […]

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Google’s app suite will cost up to $40 per phone for European phone makers

After Google was slammed by the European Commission for forcing manufacturers to bundle Google apps on all Android phones, the search giant has changed up their strategy for licensing Play Services in Europe, according to a leaked document. Manufacturers will get more flexibility with what Google apps they want to pre-install along with the Play […]

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Grab the stock wallpapers from the new Asus ROG Phone

New wallpapers can spiff up an older device, and usually save you some serious cash by curbing that new device envy. That’s doubly true for a phone like the Asus ROG Phone that costs a whopping $ 900. But you can snag some of the wallpapers from Asus’s sleek new gaming phone and give your phone […]

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Razer Phone 2 is official, still wants to make gaming phones a thing

  Razer is taking another stab at the gaming market with the aptly named Razer Phone 2, offering unparalleled performance, a high-refresh rate display, and a gamer-y aesthetic in a pretty slick package. This isn’t a major redesign from last year’s phone, but there are a few things worth mentioning. Gaming powerhouse The Razer Phone […]

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Razer Phone 2 hands-on: Closer to flagship

Last year, Razer introduced its first-ever smartphone and, as you might've guessed, it was built for gamers. With a 120Hz screen refresh rate, a gorgeous display and a powerful processor, the Razer Phone was definitely impressive when it came to…
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Your Android phone coming to a Windows 10 mirror soon

Microsoft held an annual October hardware event yesterday to reveal some updates to their product portfolio and share where the company is heading in different areas. One item that raised a few eyebrows is a new app mirroring feature that will make it possible for users to display and work with the apps on their […]

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Facebook used phone numbers from two-factor authentication to target users with ads

It’s pretty rare for Facebook to ever be in the news for a good reason, and this time it’s because the social media/data harvesting company has confessed to using user phone numbers to target people with advertisements. Normally not a huge deal, but in this instance they were using numbers from 2FA systems to send […]

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Huawei hints at a trendy foldable, 5G phone for next year

Huawei knows that two major upcoming trends in smartphones will be folding screens and 5G connectivity, and they want to jump on that bandwagon ASAP. That’s why they’re planning on releasing a phone that does sometime in 2019 in what will certainly be an expensive, mediocre device that will only be worth it to extremely […]

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Samsung may launch new Galaxy phone with four cameras on October 11

October is already an overwhelmingly exciting month already thanks to the upcoming launch events for Google’s Pixel 3 (we gotta hope the leaks left something out, right?) on the 9th, Huawei’s Mate 20 Pro on the 16th, LG’s V40 ThinQ on the 3rd, and the prospect of the OnePlus 6T that might just launch on the […]

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Razer Phone 2 leaks, but not much has changed

That image? That’s a leak of the Razer Phone 2, and yeah, we’ll forgive you if you thought it was the original Razer Phone. It looks identical. This leak seems to suggest that Razer was pretty happy with their smartphone design and they’d rather work on adjusting performance and internals instead of changing things for […]

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From the weekend: This is one of the best deals we’ve ever seen on the Essential Phone

Okay, we’re probably never going to see another Essential Phone, but that doesn’t change the fact that the current PH-1 model is a fantastic device, especially if you can get it for a good price. And right now Essential is offering a pretty slick deal on a phone bundle that you just might want to […]

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Samsung looks to foldable OLEDs as phone sales slow down

As expected, Samsung's Q2 2018 earnings report shows that operating profit is still up from last year and net profit for the same periods came in 0.1 percent lower as growth is slowing. While its memory chip and processor businesses remain strong, th…
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[Deal] Get the 360-Degree 4K Camera Module for the Essential Phone for just $19

In the midst of Amazon Prime Day, Essential decided to run what could only be called a fire sale on its Essential Phone, or PH-1 if you prefer, by dropping the price all the way down to just $ 250. That was undoubtedly a mega price for a handset sporting similar specifications as the Pixel 2 […]

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Light’s multi-lens camera tech is coming to a phone

A couple of years ago, Light launched its L16 camera, a "multi-aperture computational camera" that features 16 lenses. Ten or more of them capture an image simultaneously but at different focal lengths and the camera then combines those separate imag…
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Samsung’s foldable phone to take big bite out of buyer wallets

Samsung has been working for a long time to bring device to market that has a foldable display. Throughout the years we have spotted patent applications showing different ways a folding display could be used in a smartphone and rumors occasionally pop up regarding Samsung’s work on the product. That long, slow effort is expected […]

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US deal saves Chinese phone maker ZTE from total ruin

Everyone remembers when the rug was pulled out from under Huawei’s feet the day before they planned to announce a partnership with AT&T to sell the new Mate 10 Pro. It was the talk of CES 2018 and the result of the US government’s claim that the Chinese company was a threat to national security. […]

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Andy Rubin’s done, and don’t expect an Essential Phone 2

If you ever need to know what not to do when launching a new flagship phone or phone manufacturer, simply look to Andy Rubin and his company, Essential. While the Essential Phone was a genuinely cool product and a great phone, Rubin botched just about every step of the process and hamstrung the company every […]

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RED Hydrogen One phone coming this summer on AT&T and Verizon

One of the more mysterious smartphones that has been under development for the past year is the RED Hydrogen One device. RED originally started taking pre-orders for the smartphone last summer and then slid off the radar until January of this year when company president Jim Jannard provided an update. In the latest bit of […]

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[TA Deals] Save 78% on the U-Grip Car Mount for your phone!

A good phone holder or mount for your car can make traveling significantly better, but sometimes it’s tough to find the right choice. Suction cup mounts can leave weird residue on your windshield, and vent mounts can block the AC and can sometimes just be a huge pain to set up. Why not drop a […]

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NSA tripled its phone record collection in 2017

The NSA retired its old surveillance program that indiscriminately inhaled billions of phone logs a day back in 2015, but that doesn't meant it's no longer collecting call data. According to a transparency report (PDF) released by the Office of the D…
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Taboola and ZTE want to bring a tailored ad feed to your phone

Taboola is an advertising company that you’ve likely seen across websites on the internet, and they’ve announced a new partnership with ZTE that’s aiming to bring a more personalized ad feed to your smartphone, for better or worse. The app itself looks pretty similar to the old Google Now feed, but it’s tailored around content […]

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Google working on allowing the Allo web client to work without your phone

Google recently released the web version of Allo, but the desktop client comes with a huge caveat; you have to keep your phone on and connected to the internet to actually use it. That pretty much completely defeats the point of a desktop chat client, but hey, it’s Google. Don’t worry, though! Google is working […]

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LG’s V30S ThinQ is the AI-fueled phone the V30 should’ve been

In the midst of a tricky fiscal year, LG decided to run with a new strategy: cook up interim smartphones to sell between its major flagship releases. The plan was based in part on the surprising success of phones like the X cam, and since the company…
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Too in love with your phone? That’s a problem says new Motorola study

For years now leadership, management and self-improvement gurus have talked about people needing to establish a better work-life balance. Prepare for a new term to start being tossed about courtesy of Motorola who recently coined “phone-life balance.” The nature of that balance is in a bad place according to a recently completed study commissioned by […]

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‘A Normal Lost Phone’ arrives on Nintendo Switch March 1st

A Normal Lost Phone is the kind of indie game that seizes a tricky niche (mobile gaming) and leans into the form factor for a unique experience — a Gone Home or Life Is Strange that takes place entirely within a mock phone interface. The game will l…
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The Essential Phone is now available with Alexa built-in direct – exclusively from Amazon

It isn’t long since it was announced that the Essential Phone was finally available in the awesome Ocean Depths color, with Copper Black and Stellar Gray following suit a few days after each other. Now, Essential has unveiled another new variation which is called Halo Gray that offers something different – it comes with Alexa […]

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LG’s next flagship phone may tout an extra-bright, low-power screen

Just because LG is shying away from typical smartphone release cycles doesn't mean it will have nothing big to show in 2018. Well-known leaker Evan Blass has heard that LG is planning to unveil a new flagship phone, nicknamed Judy. The star attract…
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Factory images are now available for the Razer Phone

The Razer Phone launched at the tail end of 2017, aimed at discriminating gamers who wanted a smartphone that was tailor-made for gaming. With a 5.72-inch 120Hz  UltraMotion QHD display, Snapdragon 835 processor, 8 GB of RAM and a dual rear camera setup, Razer Phone certainly isn’t lacking in hardware. Still, some of us like to […]

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HTC Breeze will be an entry level phone with full screen 18:9 aspect ratio

HTC’s next device has been tipped by leakster Evan Blass, and it’ll push some high-end features down into the budget section of the market. Internally, the device is referred to as Breeze (which is actually the second time HTC has used that name) and will sport a full screen, 18:9 display like many flagship phones. […]

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iPhone X owners report trouble answering phone calls

The iPhone X's early teething troubles have largely gone away, but there's a lingering problem for some owners… and it's a fairly serious one. Users have reported that the iPhone X's touchscreen won't turn on for several seconds when there's an in…
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Amazon’s flop of a phone made newer, better hardware possible

Amazon devices have taken root in our homes with almost alarming speed, but the tech giant hasn't gotten everything right. Back in 2014, Amazon released the Fire Phone, an ambitious smartphone that remains the company's biggest hardware flop to date….
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Vivo has the first phone with a fingerprint scanner under the screen

Stuffing a fingerprint scanner under the screen of a smartphone has been a highly rumored feature for a while now, with tons and tons of companies filing for patents and testing the concept out. We’ve never seen it in a commercial device, but Vivo has finally closed in on making that a reality. At CES, […]

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Google exploring concept of a dedicated YouTube Edition Android phone

According to a report of a survey currently underway by Google, the company is exploring a unique specialization for a smartphone. The survey seeks input on what would be considered a “YouTube Edition” of an Android smartphone. The concepts described in the survey cover software, interface and even potential hardware. For consumers of content, the […]

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The Razer Phone is now available at select Microsoft Stores

The Razer Phone launched a couple of weeks ago with a US availability date set for November 17th through Razer’s online store. Sales of the phone started a couple of days early on November 15th and Razer had promised that Microsoft Stores in the US would also carry them. As of today, select Microsoft Stores do […]

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Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 review: A top notch phone, if you can buy one

Xiaomi has always been nearly universally praised for their smartphone hardware and pricing, but also pretty commonly panned for how difficult they are to buy if you aren’t in China. We’ve been hearing several rumors that the company is eventually planning on branching out into different countries, but here we are with the Mi Mix […]

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