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    Next week brings with it the start of June, and that also means the start to the Computex trade show in Taiwan. The expo's sure to bring us news of all sorts of hardware, and a couple weeks back we heard tipped the possibility of ASUS introducing a couple new tablets: the ZenPad 7 and ZenPad 8. As we wait to see these ...

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    A couple weeks back we caught the first sign of what looked like a new Sony Xperia smartphone, upon the leak of a shot of the front panel for a handset supposedly codenamed Lavender. The very thin bezels certainly looked intriguing, as did the big front camera with flash, but we knew very little about that hardware ...

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    With Google I/O 2015 starting in just a few days, chances are good that we're about to get some official information about the next version of Google's mobile operating system, so far described just as Android M. Today we have a couple interesting Android M rumors to share with you, including a possible internal ...

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    When it comes to smartphone hardware, sometimes manufacturers just can't be content to let handsets get by with only one of something. We've seen phones with dual cameras, dual SIM cards, and even dual screens. Now the next component that's ready to be doubled down on could be nearly upon us, as Gionee teases a phone ...

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    The life of a reviewer, reporter, blogger (whatever you want to call us) is a hard one, riddled with tribulations and hardship. Ok, who am I kidding? It’s pretty awesome. We get to play with toys aplenty, from watches, to tablets, to phones, and sometimes even some other peripheral devices. HTC Vive anyone? Sometimes, ...

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    The last two generations of Galaxy S Phones have brought with them somewhat of a black sheep in the family. While the Galaxy S4 and S5 were both nice phones from a design and build standpoint, their more active siblings have been, well, less nice. They have been bulky, chunky, and to be perfectly frank, a little ugly. ...

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    At $349 dollars in the Google Store, it is the most expensive Android Wear device, dethroning its predecessor (or almost twin sibling), the LG G Watch R, which was also the most expensive product, at $299 (and so was the G Watch before that). Even at this price point, at the time of this review, the gold version of the ...

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    LG launched the G4 late last month, and it's just about time for sales of the phone to get started in the US. As carriers and retailers prepare themselves for the phone's arrival, we're learning about a couple very tempting deals that might help push you over the edge if you've been considering picking up a G4 for ...

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    A little confused about the new big Android Wear update? We don't blame you. While Google first announced the software a month back, the only way to get it was with a brand-new LG Watch Urbane. And then then this week Google seemed to repeat itself, re-announcing the update (but at least finally in a way that made it ...

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    The Pocketnow Deals Store offers some of the best products around with prices on an unbeatable edge. Save on the Smashbox Pro Portable Speaker Rock on with the Smashbox Pro Portable Speaker, $12.99 with free US shipping, at the Pocketnow Deals Store. The Smashbox Pro is two products in one: It’s a durable case that ...

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    Google I/O 2015 is less than a week away and the schedule of events has posted on what has to be the most "Material Design"-styled website that I've ever seen, complete with Android Lollipop-esque animations. For those who may not know, Google I/O is two days of "inspirational talks, hands-on learning, and a chance to ...

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    Ever since the Xperia Z4 launched in Japan, we've been trying to work out what Sony's plans were for the phone in other markets: would it bring the Z4 to other nations, re-brand it for them somehow, or maybe even come out with an all-new flagship for international appeal? Recently, Sony's been coordinating plans for a ...

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    Update: The audio podcast is here! Enjoy it while we get to the next one! As any Neil Simon fan can tell you, rumors are pretty funny things. They often appear when they're least expected and they never come alone; rather, they arrive trailing a half-dozen other rumors that first support, then debunk, then ultimately ...

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    Even though Google I/O is in our immediate future, it won't be long before Apple gets its own conference started, with WWDC kicking off in early June. Odds are good we'll be learning about both iOS 9 and OS X 10.11 there, and we've already talked a bit about some of the changes that might be present in both, like a move ...

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    Google very well may be planning to introduce Android M at Google I/O in just another week. At least, Android L debuted at I/O last year, and the I/O 2015 schedule briefly made reference to Android M before a hasty Google revision. We've already talked a little about the new features we'd most like to see arrive with ...

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    It's been about three weeks now since Samsung confirmed it was putting its relationship with Marvel to good use and coming out with a special edition Galaxy S6, colored red and given some Iron Man styling to act as a promotional tie-in with the new Avengers movie, in theaters now. At the time, we heard that Samsung ...

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    For all the excitement on the high end, some of the most surprising developments in today’s smartphone world can be found lurking down in the midrange. We’ve just spent 24 hours with one of the most interesting of those developments: the ASUS ZenFone 2 US edition, and we've got some thoughts to share. In case you ...

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    If you own a first-gen Moto G, you've probably been waiting patiently for the Lollipop update to arrive for your phone ever since the second-gen G received the update way back in January. Your time has finally come today, as Motorola continues onward updating its lineup of smartphones, releasing today the first-gen Moto ...

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    There are only a few physical buttons on most smartphones these days; volume controls, the occasional camera shutter or home button, and the power button. They’re all obviously important, or else the manufacturers wouldn’t bother including them and taking up precious space on their phones, but almost undeniably, the ...

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    Samsung's Galaxy A8 is back in the news this week, as the rumored big brother to phones like the Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A7 was tipped to pick up a fingerprint scanner. But it was rumors from last month that first gave us an overall picture of what to expect form the smartphone, including hardware like a Snapdragon 615 ...

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    Oppo has upped the ante of traditional 10 year celebrations by brining us a couple of new products to the table, and after having a look at the more conventional Oppo R7 in the previous video, it’s time to give its bigger and badder brother a quick look. Even though only a few months have passed from Oppo’s launch ...

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    Smartphones have already changed the way we communicate with other, but there are still so many other aspects of our lives that could serve to benefit from that same sort of high-tech makeover that transformed dumb phones into the modern portable computers we have today. Hundreds of companies have already developed ...

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    Oppo is celebrating 10 years since it launched its first MP3 player back in 2005, and the company decided to celebrate with a launch event, and with a couple of new products. Oppo’s R lineup has always been about defying the boundaries of design with examples like last year's Oppo R5, which was crowned the thinnest ...

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    As this week started off, we found ourselves thinking about some upcoming late-summer smartphone launches that might just occur a little bit earlier than expected, and maybe unsurprisingly, Apple seemed connected to all of them. First there was that rumor that Samsung could introduce the Galaxy Note 5 as early as July, ...

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    Lately, the chances of HTC releasing a new tablet have felt very up in the air. Rumors would occasionally suggest the company was planning a much, but outside last year's Nexus 9, we just haven't seen much in the way of evidence. Last week those rumors popped back up, talking about an H7 tablet with lower-end specs. Was ...

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