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    Without question one of the hottest phones of the year will be the yet-to-be-unveiled Galaxy Note 4 from Samsung. Expected to sport an oversized body with the best possible specs you can get, it's been on the radar of many -- we're certainly looking forward to its IFA 2014 introduction. If you're one of those many, then you'll be pleased with today's news: a Samsung Galaxy Note 4 benchmark has hit the web, confirming a powerful CPU will be found within the phone. The benchmarked SM-N910C variant uses a Samsung-manufactured Exynos 5433 (while the SM-N910S is powered by a Qualcomm ...

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    We've been hearing a surge of Motorola news as of late, and the reason for that may be because of the sheer number of phones and tablets the company is working on. We've heard a report suggesting there could be eight devices out of the company by the end of this year, and now we're hearing information letting us know that multiple new Motorola tablets are also possibly in the pipeline. According to anonymous sources of PhoneArena, Motorola is testing various screen sizes for tablets -- anything from 7 inches to 12.5 inches could materialize if the company decides to go through with it. ...

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    What's next for Google Glass? We just heard about a minor hardware upgrade earlier this summer, but we're talking big moves: when's Google going to come out with a commercially viable sub-$1000 Glass that shoppers can pick up from retail stores? The question's been hanging over our head for literally years at this point, and Google doesn't seem to be in a big hurry to answer it. But putting aside that sales question for just a moment, what about the Glass hardware itself? A little more internal tinkering aside, are we looking at the final design? Maybe for this wave of hardware, perhaps, ...

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    IFA 2014 is just a couple weeks away, and smartphone companies everywhere have already been getting us psyched-up for their respective showings by dropping a few hints here and there of what we can expect. Some have been relatively straightforward, like that ASUS smartwatch teaser from yesterday, while others can be a bit more inscrutable. Today, Huawei's got a clever one out, and it might just take a little brainstorming before we're fully able to get to the bottom of it. That first image seems clear enough, hinting at a device with some sort of fingerprint authentication, but what about ...

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    The quest for thin and light always has its drawbacks. We've seen both Apple and Samsung ignore optical image stabilization on smartphone cameras for the longest time in order to ensure device ergonomics, and we wonder if this trend will continue on the iPhone 6. We do know that this would be the thinnest iPhone ever, and in order to reach that goal, it seems that Apple might copy a design it brought to the market a couple of years ago. Leaked schematics show us that the iPhone 6 might have a camera lens that protrudes 0.77mm from the chassis, in order to fit all the planned optics into ...

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    Apple wasn't the first company to focus on giving us sharp displays, as we do remember the old days of HTC, and its development of WVGA displays. Still, we can't ignore how significant it was for Apple to bring the Retina Display to the iPhone 4, and the trend that begun after that launch. One of the biggest questions we have with the iPhone 6 is what screen resolution Apple plans to bring to the table, and some conflicting rumors claim to know what we should expect. Let's start by clarifying that we have two different sources claiming two different screen resolutions. On one side, Feld ...

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    Someday, smartphones may beam images directly onto our retinas, offer near-ubiquitous broadband-speed connectivity, and last for days (if not weeks) on a single charge. But no matter how good they get, it seems inevitable that carriers will continue to find ways to mess with them. Maybe they're forcing OEMs to remove attractive features, blocking access to software, or just loading our phones up with bloat. Beyond the crap they pre-install, we've also seen carriers experiment with their own little app stores – forgettable efforts that offered little to get excited about. But while those ...

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    We've all heard a ton of rumors pointing to the possible launch of the next Moto X, and there is even a scheduled Motorola event that points to this launch as well. These rumors claim that this Moto X+1 will sport a 5.2-inch 1080p display, Snapdragon 801 processor, and 2GB RAM, all decent specifications for this year. Now, what if some new rumors point to another Motorola smartphone in the works, and oddly, a more powerful one? Leaked CPU-Z screen shots show us a new Motorola device under the codename "Quark_Verizon," and with a model number XT1254. Motorola regularly keeps model numbers ...

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    One of the biggest complaints that Windows and Windows Phone users have with both of these platforms, is how hot features get killed for no particular reason. Surely there must be a reason for these features to die, but you'd assume that the evolution of a platform should only make it look and perform better. Such is the case of the death of the animated Live Tile for Xbox Music, which died with the birth of Windows Phone 8, and which is rumored to make a come back. It seems that there is a version of Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 that is currently being tested in Italy, and one of the ...

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    We spend so much time talking about things like screen size on smartphones, display resolution, and the presence (or absence) of bezels, that it's easy to forget that not all smartphone users place such a premium on a handset's visual output. For those of us with varying degrees of impaired eyesight, today's phones already offer plenty of options to help make life easier: everything from big phablet-sized displays to screen-reading software. Last year we even sat down with just such a smartphone user to hear what life is like using tech with a visual impairment. Now we're hearing about ...

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    For some, size does matter, and one-handed usability doesn't. Such is the case of the Galaxy Mega lineup that was unveiled last year, and which received a decent amount of acceptance from the market, even though many considered it to be "too big for average use." If you thought Samsung's experiment was finished there, it turns out that we've been following the Galaxy Mega 2 for quite some time now, and more specifications get leaked today. If you remember, the previous list of specifications provided by GFXBench claimed that his phone had 1.8GB of RAM, a 12 megapixel primary camera, and a ...

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    ASUS has been talking about releasing a smartwatch for a while now, and this past spring the company's CEO offered Q3 2014 as a likely launch window. Rumors have since suggested that this would be an Android Wear device, and one that would stand out from the pack both by means of an extremely low price tag, as well as a noticeably slim build. The other day brought us notice that ASUS is hosting an IFA 2014 press event; might this smartwatch make an appearance? We're leaning very strongly towards “yes” after seeing the teaser the company distributed on social media early this morning. ...

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    Apple hasn't necessarily done the best job in pushing the latest and greatest cellular technology to its iPhones on time. The first generation iPhone launched with EDGE at times when 3G was already ubiquitous, and the same thing can be said about its late arrival to LTE and HSPA+. With LTE Advanced being the new thing in a few countries in Asia, you could say it's a little too early for Apple to consider the technology on the iPhone 6, and then again, rumors claim otherwise. More parts of the iPhone 6's logic board have emerged, and these include a new MDM9625 LTE modem. In contrast to the ...

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    Going back quite a while now, well into last year, we've been hearing about the idea of Google expanding its subscription music services beyond Play Music All Access to bring a subscription component to YouTube. It looked like it might arrive as YouTube Music Pass, and Google's even played on our awareness of that name to mess with the community a little, but we still had plenty of questions about just how it might work. Now the picture of this service might finally be coming together, as new leaks arrive arm-in-arm with a new name: YouTube Music Key. Remember those signs pointing to ...

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    What happens when a Japanese carrier buys a US carrier? Well, at the moment, nothing has really happened, but wouldn't it be cool if this would mean that some hot Japanese phones will make it to the US earlier on that carrier than any other? We have nothing official to claim that there will be any of this collaboration between SoftBank and Sprint, but a little puzzle could point to that possibility. Sprint's event tomorrow teased the phrase "take the edge off," and showed a lot of crystals all around the invite. If you match that with the recent announcement of the Sharp Aquos Crystal, and ...

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