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    Black Friday is upon us, and, if you are still wondering about what to get, you can always check out our Black Friday Deals round-up. Maybe you find something that catches your eye, or, maybe you already know what you want, but you were only waiting for the right price. If a OnePlus One is what you were looking for, then here's your chance. Maybe you thought it was too expensive, maybe you didn't get an invite, but, starting now, and lasting for the next 72 hours, everyone can buy (while supplies last) the OnePlus One smartphone without an invite. Once you grabbed your phone (if that's ...

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    One of the biggest contradictions of the Apple Watch is that even though Apple announced it in September, that's really the only thing that we received from Cupertino. Jony Ive did give us an extensive walkthrough over some of the features of the Apple Watch, but the video only left us with more questions than answers. Apple has silently updated the Apple Watch website and reveals a couple of the functions that the device will be able to do. Apple updated three key features on the website, which are time keeping, new ways to connect, and health and fitness. In the case of "time keeping," ...

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    Google wouldn't be the first company that sells its products before its accessories are available, but given the level of demand for the Nexus 6, it is the most notorious. The biggest problem about buying Android smartphones is that the selection is so vast; it can be a challenge to find good accessories for them on launch date. Still, just as Google indulged Nexus 9 owners with the Folio keyboard case that it had teased weeks ago, the same goes for the Nexus 6. Google has just launched the Stand Folio Case that it had announced along with the Nexus 6 more than three weeks ago. If you ...

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    LG not only managed to have a great third quarter this year, but 2014 in its entirety smiled upon the South Korean manufacturer's mobile division. Phones like the LG G3 and its variants have something to offer for everyone, and, as our review can testify, the flagship for this year does a great job at being right there with the rest of the smartphones from other competitors. 17 million smartphones were shipped in Q3 (up 16 percent from the quarter before), with revenue of $4.14 billion, out of which $163 million being profit. So, it's definitely not bad performance behind this move, as ...

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    The Surface Pro 3 from Microsoft is one heck of a tablet computer and it managed to score pretty high in our full review back in summer. As it turns out, other manufacturers have acknowledged both the success of the slate and the need for such hardware, as an LG Surface Pro 3 competitor is in the works, according to a recent report. Much like the Surface Pro 3, LG's take on the concept will be a laptop once its keyboard is attached, and a tablet once it is converted. According to unnamed LG insiders, the tablet will be powered by an Intel fourth-generation core processor, and, in order to ...

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    Need something to be thankful about this Thanksgiving? If you've bought an NVIDIA product recently, the sweet treat you may be about to receive will fit the bill. A first for LTE tablets, the SHIELD Tablet LTE Lollipop update has begun its rollout right before Turkey Day. In case you don't recall, the SHIELD Tablet runs a nearly-stock build of Android, with a few NVIDIA improvements sprinkled in here and there. The update brings with it an enhanced version of the Dabbler drawing application, and there's still NVIDIA's GRID, free for the device until June 30, 2015. As far as we can tell, ...

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    One of our biggest concerns this year, is that even though Windows Phone 8.1 is the most mature version of Windows Phone ever, there is very little hardware to showcase it. Surely Microsoft has been busy acquiring Nokia's mobile division, and we can see that in how long it took the company to produce the first phone. The good thing is that credible sources claim this is about to change, and in decent quantities. AdDuplex is about to announce its official numbers for how Windows Phone has performed lately, but the company has decided to give us a few teasers before the announcement. The ...

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    The OnePlus One is one of the most highly acclaimed smartphones of the year, not just because of its specs, but because you don't have to pay an arm and a leg to get one. Its only problem doesn't have anything to do with the hardware really, but mainly to do with its parent company as it continues to struggle in getting phones to its customers through invitations. We recently learned that you can get one through Amazon as long as you live in India, but now other customers are in for some luck. Believe it or not, while the rest of us still ask ourselves why the invitation system exists, ...

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    Back all the way at the beginning of the year we saw HP launch a pair of voice-enabled tablets, the Slate 6 and 7 Voice Tab. Well, at the time they seemed like tablets, but with the iPhone 6 Plus and Nexus 6 that have landed since, maybe they're more phablety than we gave them credit for. However you classify them, HP is moving forward with its next generation of hardware, and this week we see the Slate 6 Voice Tab II get ready to land in India. So what's new here? Not a heck of a lot, by the look of things. We've got that same six-inch 720p display, same 16GB of internal storage, and ...

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    Samsung's Gear VR for the Galaxy Note 4 is nearly here, with US sales set to begin as we move into December. For Note 4 owners interested in picking up the accessory, a whole new world of virtual experiences awaits them, but what about the rest of us? Will Samsung ever have another VR product that's maybe not so closely tied to an already expensive phablet? That could well be a possibility, as Oculus VR's co-founder talks a little about what's next for the company's collaboration with Samsung. Oculus VR may be best known for its Oculus headset (which is rapidly approaching a commercial ...

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    OEMs are still hard at work to bring Android 5.0 Lollipop to existing flagship handsets. We already know that HTC is a few weeks away from sharing some love with us all, and we've already seen OEMs like Motorola beat Google to the punch in some cases. That said, we know that the Android space is full of Samsung Galaxy smartphones, and if you're sporting a Galaxy S5, you might be in luck. An early build of Android 5.0 Lollipop was recently leaked at XDA-Developers, and the ROM is actually fully flashable if you don't mind voiding your warranty and exploring bugs here and there. Sadly the ...

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    How closely do you pay attention to the permissions your apps request? If you're dealing with software from a developer you're not familiar with, maybe you'll give them a close look, making sure the app's not overtly up to anything shady, but do you put apps from major companies under the same magnifying glass? Twitter's in the news today because of some new behavior coming to its app on both Android and iOS, wherein it looks beyond its own borders to check out what other programs you have running on your phone. Why the heck is an app like Twitter doing something like that, and should you ...

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    Apple isn't really one of those companies that likes to admit defeat, but we could say that the iPhone 5c is an exception. We remember how Tim Cook admitted that the iPhone 5c didn't meet sales expectations last year, and we also know that Apple sat on a ton of inventory early in the sales period of this device's launch. It's safe to assume that Apple still has too much inventory to admit to, as reports already predict its end of life. Taiwan's Industrial and Commercial Times is already stating that Apple will end production of the iPhone 5c by the middle of 2015. The argument is mainly ...

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    After a very dramatic end to the relationship between Apple and GT Advanced, you'd think that the whole sapphire project came to an abrupt end. In a way it did, or at least for this year, since we don't really have any Apple product sporting the new display technology that we showed you months ago. That said, Apple has already shown the world that the Apple Watch will sport sapphire in its entry video, and it seems the supplier has just emerged. If you remember, we recently talked about this new $2.6 billion display factory that Foxconn is currently building through its subsidiary InnoLux. ...

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    A couple weeks back, it was time for the latest Lumia Windows Phone handset to go official, but this time the handset wasn't arriving as a Nokia device – with Microsoft's acquisition of the manufacturer's devices and services division long completed, the stage was finally set for the launch of a Microsoft-branded Lumia: the 535. The very budget-focused model was set to start rolling out to key markets in Europe and Asia, but at the time of Microsoft’s announcement we didn't have a ton of specifics. This week the Lumia 535's story starts becoming a little more clear, as we see the ...

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