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    If the recent rumors and leaks are true, on November 1, Google and LG will unveil the next Nexus phone, dubbed the Nexus 5. We've seen a fresh press render leaked of the black version over the week-end and just recently a future possible white flavor popped up on the Internet. Of course the internal specifications of the phone will be the same across color options, so we're interested in knowing what your color choice will be. We will reportedly have an all-black Nexus 5, as well as a two-toned variant, with a black fascia and a white colored back. You can see both purported press pictures ...

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    The new iPads are here, and though they're not exactly what we were expecting (whatever happened to that Touch ID business?), they still deliver in all the big ways: more powerful processors, better cameras, slimmer and lighter designs, and that all-important Retina display upgrade for the new iPad mini. Ultimately, there's a lot to be happy about, and we're sure that Apple's going to see a lot of demand for this pair. But still, in many ways today's announcement was a conservative one; nothing about the iPad Air or iPad mini 2 is either wildly unexpected or even that innovative. Really, ...

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    For the last week, I've been driving around Charlotte listening to my car lambaste me for stomping the throttle too hard or slamming on the brakes. I've also had the unique ability to look back through all my driving history, in borderline-creepy detail. I posted my review of Automatic, a smartphone app with an accompanying module which plugs into the OBD-II port on your car and tracks your every last move while driving, yesterday morning. For $100, the device isn't exactly cheap, but what it offers is pretty compelling. If you speed (drive over 70mph), brake too hard, or accelerate too ...

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    Microsoft launched its new Surface tablets yesterday morning, following up last year's initial foray into this tablet space with a pair of models intended to address some of those earlier shortcomings. What we ended up seeing was OK, and already largely foretold by rumors and leaks, but I can't help coming away from the event feeling a little underwhelmed; sure, a lot of the new hardware sounds great, but is this really a brave new era for Microsoft and Surface, or just a rehashing of old ideas? Let's take a little look at what Microsoft brought to share, and then find out what you're ...

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    Tomorrow is September 18, and while that means we still have a few days to go until the new iPhone hardware goes up for sale, iOS 7 updates are only just around the corner. With that software finally about to become available, are you excited to see it arrive? Based on the comments we've been hearing, iOS 7 may be the most contested of Apple's platform updates in recent memory. Chalk that up to the Jonathan-Ive-led effort to give the UI a new, simpler, cleaner look, but for users who have grown accustom to iOS appearing a certain way, even those on-the-surface positive changes may be ...

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    The new iPhones are here, and they're easily the most colorful to date. Besides the five color options available on the iPhone 5C, even the flagship 5S plays dress-up, being available in silver, gold, or gray – actually, make that "space gray," according to Apple. As if all those base color options weren't enough for you, Apple offers even more color choices by means of official cases. The options for the 5S are crafted from "premium" leather and come in brown, beige, black, yellow, blue, and red, selling for $40 a pop. The 5C cases do things a little differently, and let the phone's ...

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    A few weeks ago, I said I was done with large phones, that it's a bit of a burden to carry an oversized phone if you're prone to carrying two phones on a daily basis. In a nutshell, the Xperia Z Ultra and Galaxy Mega 6.3 ruined larger phones for me. They were bigger for the sake of being bigger. Plain and simple, pocket space in your standard pair of (reasonably stylish) jeans simply doesn't allow for a 6-inch phone. Downsizing to the Moto X and Lumia 1020 was, unsurprisingly, quite pleasant. And although I've loved the Galaxy Note II for the year or so I've been carrying it, it was time ...

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    Unless you've been living under a rock, you've no doubt picked up on the fact by now that we're nearly ready to get underway with IFA 2013 in Berlin. The sort of announcements we've been hearing so far this week are only the prelude – manufacturers hoping to get a jump start on everyone else. In the days to follow we'll be getting even more of these pre-IFA announcements, including some eagerly anticipated news from Sony and Samsung on Wednesday. In fact, IFA proper doesn't actually start until this Friday, running through a week from tomorrow. Every year, we prepare for the same sort of ...

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    For the last four years, save for a few different models, practically every smartphone started to look the same and came in a very limited choice in color (or lack thereof, technically): black or white. And in the last year or so, several OEMs have started to "revolutionize" the industry by offering a marginally broader selection of colors. Nokia has introduced a handful of different models with some standardized color options: candy red, yellow, cyan, white, and black. HTC also jumped on the colored bandwagon with its Windows Phone models, offering red, yellow, blue, purple, black, and ...

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    Despite all the leaks, and all we thought we knew about the Moto X, today's reveal still managed to bring a few surprises. One of the most pleasant has been learning the full extent of the customization options available to shoppers, not only allowing them to set front, back, and accent colors, but (eventually) to choose from alternate materials, like the wood veneers Motorola showed off. Still, not everything's perfect: the issue about how these customizations will initially be AT&T exclusives is annoying, and the color selection doesn't sample from all colors of the rainbow equally, ...

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    The HTC One Mini makes a few sacrifices that keep it from being simply a smaller version of the HTC One, but even with the hits it takes, still manages to pack a decent, modern processor, and a very high-res yet petite display. HTC also backed away from the original One a tad when it comes to the Mini's design, and while there's still plenty of metal, the handset's sides are now formed by easier-to-work-with plastic components. That means that while the One strongly resembles its big brother, it's got a look to it that's still uniquely its own. Now that the One Mini is fully official, and ...

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    As indicated by the amount of conversation surrounding Nokia's strains of PureView, HTC's UltraPixel, Apple's iSight and many other flagships with unbranded image sensors, cameras on smartphones are always a hot topic. It's a topic I personally devote a lot of time to in full reviews. And on today's podcast, Michael admitted that reviewing the camera is his favorite part of every device review. Often, the camera can stand between a device being a mundane, iterative piece of hardware and being off-the-charts awesome. But it's also difficult to weigh the camera against all of the other ...

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    This morning, we got an early look at Microsoft's Surface pricing, revealing the tablet to be just a bit more expensive than we were hoping. Since then, Microsoft's pre-order page for the Windows RT tablet has gone live, confirming what we had just seen. Now that you have the chance to place a pre-order for Surface tablet, will you be jumping at it? The big news to come of all this is just how much Microsoft will be selling Surface for, starting at $500 without any keyboard. In a world where everyone's been trying to release tablets in the $200-$300 range, that might be a difficult sell. ...

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    Yesterday, we hooked you up with the details on when Apple's pre-orders for the new iPhone 5 would open overnight. Why would someone stay up until past midnight just to get an order in? Because they sold out in less than an hour, that's why. We've heard that you might have some better luck trying to order directly from your carrier of choice, and for the moment at least, they do appear to still have models ready for launch-day delivery. With the rate Apple burned through its own, though, don't expect these guys to last much longer, either. Orders placed through Apple as of now are ...

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    Samsung just pulled the curtain back on a few new color options for its headlining superphone, the Galaxy S III. We had the blue and white already, as well as limited availability of red, but the revelation of three entirely new colors has really opened the door on extra options for buyers just now planning to pick up a GS3. At first, you might reject these as a little bland; certainly, they're no Nokia Lumia models, and all the new colors revealed today are neutral earth tones. Still, even the brown option looks pretty nice, and with its grained appearance is a far cry from the sort of ...

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