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Bethesda brings the Elder Scrolls Blades to your smartphone, launches later this year

Bethesda has had a very busy e3 conference, and in the middle of their announcements was a plan to bring their famous Elder Scrolls franchise to mobile in the best way possible. The newest installment in the Elder Scrolls family is titled Elder Scrolls Blades, and it’s coming to your smartphone later this year. The […]

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OnePlus 6 review: A big step closer to the perfect smartphone

I still remember that day, more than four years ago, when OnePlus came out of nowhere with its promise "to spare no expense" to bring us "the perfect smartphone." Ever since then, the OnePlus handsets have consistently punched above their weight agai…
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Xiaomi backed Black Shark gaming smartphone announced

While the big phone manufacturers focus on improvements in areas like cameras, screen real estate or how thin and light they can make a smartphone, an interesting niche market is popping up. Despite their small size, some consumers are very interested in using their smartphone primarily for gaming. This is driving the development of devices […]

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Nuu G3 review: Slick smartphone design on a budget

You’ve probably never heard of Nuu, and that’s okay; they’re a smaller smartphone company looking to make a name in a crowded market with aggressively priced phones that still compete with some of the bigger fish. The Nuu G3 is a $ 200 option from the company that wants to bring sleek design to the budget […]

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Huawei’s P20 Pro rivals the best smartphone cameras out there

We're a skeptical bunch at Engadget, and when Huawei briefed us on its P20 Pro smartphone, listing an endless torrent of specifications and dubbing its Leica Triple Camera system "the most advanced camera on a phone yet," we collectively rolled our e…
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[TA Deals] Up your smartphone photography game with the ShutterGrip camera controller

If your smartphone is your primary camera, it might be worth investing in some accessories to improve your shots. Right now we’re running a deal on the ShutterGrip Camera Controller that will make your phone easier to hold and snap with, and it’s cheaper than ever. The ShutterGrip is universal so you can use it […]

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Xiaomi is still planning on entering the US smartphone market

If there’s a unicorn of the smartphone industry, it’s probably a Xiaomi phone in the United States. They’re a very recognizable brand around the globe, but in the US they have absolutely zero presence. There have been tons and tons of rumors about that changing for years, but Xiaomi is still planning their debut. While […]

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HTC hit with layoffs in the US, putting their American smartphone business in doubt

Anybody who’s been in the Android scene since its inception has no doubt had some experience with one of HTC’s products. They lead the early charge into the mainstream smartphone market, and they’ve dabbled in just about everything from under Google’s umbrella. Despite that great history, it’s no secret that HTC isn’t doing so well […]

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LG confirms smartphone AI for MWC, but only for the new 2018 V30

LG has announced its plan for MWC this year, and if CES wasn’t a big enough clue for you, it’s going to be totally centered around smartphone AI. With smart assistants in vogue right now, every major OEM is building out artificial intelligence solutions for daily problems and tasks, and LG couldn’t pass up that […]

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Android P will let carriers control the signal bars on your next smartphone

    Android P is still pretty far out from being official and loaded on our smartphones, but we’re already hearing quite a bit about how much control it will give wireless carriers over how the software displays signal strength. An earlier rumor suggested that carriers could hide signal strength entirely in the next version […]

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Samsung might start building its mythical Galaxy X folding smartphone this year

Rumors of a bendable, foldable smartphone from Samsung have been floating around for years. There are more questions than answers at this point, but it’s looking (slightly) more likely that Samsung will indeed start manufacturing the so-called Galaxy X folding smartphone this year. The company has already publicly stated that the phone would launch in […]

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Project eelo is an attempt at a non-Google smartphone OS for privacy’s sake

Another year, another stab at taking on Google with an alternative operating system. Project eelo is a new open-source OS that will have its own web services and shun Google for the sake of privacy. Why is it named eelo? “Because eels are small fishes that can hide into the sea,” says Gaël Duval, French founder […]

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[TA Deals] Improve your smartphone photography game with the RevolCam

If you rely on your smartphone for all of your photography, you’ll want to give the RevolCam a look. It’s a nifty little gadget that adds new features and improves the quality of your photos, all with a small accessory. The RevolCam features three different lenses and an LED flash, plus a selfie mirror. The […]

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India passes US to become second largest smartphone market

The US is now the third largest smartphone market in the world, according to a new report by global technology market analyst firm Canalys. The number of smartphone shipments to India grew 23 percent in the third quarter of this year, reaching just o…
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Razer smartphone image surfaces in leak

One of the more interesting smartphones slated to launch this fall is a new device from Razer. Whether the phone offers anything unique to encourage consumers to choose it over bigger, more well-known competitors remains to be seen. However, Razer will be joining a community of smaller companies that seem to think they can find […]

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Razer’s smartphone rumored to pack in 8GB of RAM

Razer is rumored to unveil their first ever smartphone on November 1st, and up until now, we’ve barely heard anything about what the phone will actually be. Well, you didn’t expect Razer to keep everything under wraps up until the announcement, did you? Nope, we’ve got a leak detailing the specs of their gaming-focused smart […]

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Essential teases a unique, mysterious image of upcoming smartphone

Next week newcomer to the smartphone market Essential will announce their first smartphone. Although the company is new, it has some serious history in the form of none other than Andy Rubin, one of Android’s co-founders. That connection is generating a lot of buzz for Essential and the company decided to try to amp it […]

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T-Mobile plans to revamp smartphone installment plans later this year

T-Mobile was the first major carriers to completely ditch two year contracts for its customers and introduce more transparent installment plans, and it’s going to be the first to shake up that industry standard one more time. A new leak suggests that we can expect some serious changes to T-Mobile’s installment billing in the later […]

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Samsung’s next smartphone might have a 98-percent curved screen

Samsung’s next smartphone screen may curve around all the edges of a future phone’s body, rumor has it. But lamination issue are posing a bigger challenge than the company anticipated.

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[Video] Unboxing the World’s Smallest 4G LTE Smartphone

The Jelly is the self-proclaimed smallest 4G smartphone in the world, offering decent specs and 4G connectivity with just a 2.45-inch LCD display and a very wallet-friendly price tag. The phone is set to launch on Kickstarter soon, so you can’t order one for yourself just yet. In the meantime, we got our hands on […]

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Galaxy S8 Plus vs. Galaxy S7 Edge: Which Samsung smartphone has the edge?

If you’ve narrowed your next phone down to a curvy Samsung, but you can’t decide which one, or you’re not sure if you need to upgrade from the S7 Edge to the S8 Plus, this specs comparison will help you.

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A step-by-step guide on how to delete and recover photos on your Android smartphone

Being able to delete and recover photos is important, especially if you’re working with a set amount of storage space. Luckily, it’s not difficult to do, regardless if your phone is running a stock version of Android or a custom interface.

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Remix OS consolidates your laptop and smartphone into one package

Beijing-based Jide Technology has taken the wraps off an Android-based operating system that transforms your smartphone into a desktop when plugged into an external monitor. It’s fully compatible with Android apps.

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New Samsung smartphone could be its first with Tizen 3.0

Samsung is reportedly developing a phone called the Samsung SM-Z250F, which could be the first to feature Tizen 3.0, the latest version of Samsung’s self-built operating system.

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Apple nabs 31.3 percent of smartphone sales at the start of 2016 holiday season

Apple is making some gains on Google’s Android mobile operating system and devices — a new report shows the iPhone 7, 7 Plus, and 6S were the three most popular smartphones in the U.S. at the start of the holiday period.

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Huawei planning their own take on a Tango smartphone

Lenovo was the first manufacturer to actually release a Tango smartphone to the public with their Phab2 Pro, but it was only a matter of time before we started to see other companies try to get in on the action. Huawei has announced that they’re stepping up to bat with their own augmented reality Tango […]

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Transferring files between your smartphone and PC — the easy way

Transferring files between our PC and mobile devices plagues us at work, home, and school, but there are solutions to the problem. Here are the most effective ways to get content from your desktop computer to a mobile device..

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Great deal! Speck offers 30-40 percent off smartphone, tablet, and laptop cases

Speck is deeply discounting many of its premium Presidio cases, CandyShell cases, and all iPhone 7 cases through Monday, December 26.

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Xiaomi making no profit on smartphone sales, but that is not a problem

With big smartphone players like Samsung and LG dropping the ball on some high profile products this past year, the door seems to be opened for other players to jump in and establish a strong foothold in the smartphone market. One of those companies may have been Xiaomi, which received a lot of press in […]

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The insane-looking Xiaomi Mi Mix smartphone is almost all screen

Don’t glance at the Mi Mix and think it’s nothing more than a concept phone. It’s real, in production, and coming next month. Xiaomi has made the first edgeless smartphone with a screen-to-body ratio of 91 percent, and it looks spectacular.

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How to connect your smartphone to an Xbox One with the Xbox app

Microsoft’s Xbox app can’t do it all, but it does allow you to access your profile information and launch media content directly from your mobile device. Check out our quick guide on how to connect your smartphone to an Xbox One, regardless of your platform.

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LG likely to ditch mods, add tech behind Samsung Pay for its upcoming G6 smartphone

Rumors are circulating about LG’s next flagship smartphone, the G6. It may feature MST payment technology, which is also used by Samsung Pay. The G6 will have to be a stunner, as LG failed to spark interest in its modular ecosystem with the G5.

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Washington State’s smartphone spectrometer detects cancer with 99 percent accuracy

Led by assistant professor Lei Li, a research team from Washington State University developed a smartphone spectrometer that can measure up to eight samples at once. This looks to drastically improve cancer detection.

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The Galaxy C9 Pro is the first Samsung smartphone with 6GB RAM

A faulty Galaxy Note 7 will not stop Samsung from releasing new phones, starting with the Galaxy C9 Pro. The phone will only be available in China starting November 11 for around $ 470.

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Good news! Google’s Pixel smartphone survives underwater longer than you can

Google’s Pixel handset might not have the highest IP rating in the world, but it actually handles water better than you might expect. In a test by one user, it was able to handle being submerged in shallow water for up to 30 minutes.

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Hands on: Uhans S1 smartphone

There’s a wealth of reasonably priced smartphones that seem to offer amazing value for money in China, but are they worth the time and effort needed to import them? We try out the Uhans S1, a $ 160 stunner, to see if it stacks up.

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Give yourself a glaucoma test with your smartphone and the Viewi headset

Meet the Viewi, a headset that lets you slide your phone right into its place (much like a Gear VR), and give yourself a glaucoma test from the comfort of your own home. And best of all, it costs around $ 25.

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10 best Moto Z and Moto Z Force cases to protect your smartphone

You’ve decided to upgrade to the Moto Z or maybe the Moto Z Force, and now you want to apply a case to keep it from getting banged up. Here are 10 of the best Moto Z cases that will also fit the Moto Z Force, to make them more durable, easier to hold, or provide more battery life.

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Remote wireless charging for your smartphone could be closer than you think

The day when you walk into a room and your phone automatically begins to charge up wirelessly may be closer than you think. We saw a working prototype of Technovator’s XE power router charging up an iPhone from several feet away.

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Smartphone Novaload! Huawei’s Nova phones are primed and ready for your jeans pocket

Huawei says business types will buy the Mate 8, and fashionistas will snap pictures with the P9, but what about people who want a less expensive phone with a good battery, and plenty of tech? Meet the Nova and Nova Plus, Huawei’s newest smartphones for everyone.

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Xiaomi announces the Mi VR Play, a virtual reality headset for your smartphone

Xiaomi’s taken the wraps off the Mi VR Play, a smartphone-powered headset made of stretchable Lycra material. It’s available to select “beta testers” now, with general availability to follow in the future.

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False smartphone alert of major quake leaves millions in Japan sweating

Millions of smartphones across Tokyo started beeping in unison on Monday after a quake-alert app warned them that a huge tremor was about to strike. It was, however, sent in error, sparking unnecessary panic among those expecting the worst.

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Ready to bokeh? Xiaomi’s newest smartphone is, thanks to a funky dual-lens camera

Proving dual-lens cameras are one of the hottest smartphone trends of the year, Xiaomi has announced the Redmi Pro. The two camera lenses on the back of this metal smartphone produce pictures with a bokeh-style effect.

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I accidentally broke the super-rugged Cat S60 smartphone

This year's Mobile World Congress played host to plenty of phones I couldn't stop playing with, and the $ 599, Caterpillar-branded Cat S60 was near the top of my list. First, though, a painfully obvious disclosure: I have never, nor do I currently, wo…
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China smartphone makers snap up patents in fight for market dominance

Stepping into the ring to fight over China and its prime smartphone market are the country’s own smartphone makers, as they begin to acquire patents by way of licensing deals, acquisitions, and a whole lot of money.

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Pantech is back from the brink with the quirky IM-100 smartphone

Korean phone manufacturer Pantech announced the IM-100, the once-embattled company’s first Android phone in 20 months. It will only be available in Pantech’s home country of South Korea.

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Do you want Jolla’s swish new smartphone? Tough luck, you can’t have one

Jolla, the company responsible for Android alternative OS Sailfish, has a new phone called the Jolla C. The limited edition device comes as part of a new developer-led initiative to boost interest in the software, and the program has already sold out.

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Chinese startup Moxi Group could release the first flexible smartphone this year

Flexible displays are being developed by a number of big companies, but so far we have yet to see a truly flexible device in stores. That could change later this year, however, with the release of such a device by Moxi Group.

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Google has a new, free app to help you do science with your smartphone

Hoping to bring out the curiosity in each of us, Google has unveiled Science Journal, an app that measures and records data in real time, and then turns all that input into consumer-friendly graphs and charts.

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Here’s a personal marathon trainer that fits inside your smartphone

Training for a 5k, 10k, half-marathon, or marathon? The Polar Running Program is here to help, offering personalized advice on how to properly train for a specific long-distance run.

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