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    HTC 10 Review

    You can call HTC’s latest flagship phone the HTC 10, because they’ve officially dropped the “One” and “M” monikers. But, besides the name change, their latest phone is not a drastic change in form from its predecessors, but one that offers plenty of refinements. The same unibody metal design that HTC was first out of the […]

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    HTC 10 First Impressions

    Now that the LG G5, Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 Edge, and Huawei P9 have all been unveiled, there was just one more flagship Android smartphone that needed to make its 2016 debut. Today’s the day for the HTC 10, introducing a simplified naming system along with a very competent smartphone. Of course, everyone’s competent in 2016, […]

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    ZTE Grand X3 (Cricket Wireless) Review

    Time was, a sub-$200 smartphone was impressive as long as it actually turned on and connected to a network of some kind. Those times are over — in the past couple of years, we’ve seen affordable flagships like the Asus ZenFone 2 boast nearly top-tier specs combined with cheaper builds and low price tags. Still, those affordable […]

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    Huawei’s P9 Flagship Phone Uses Leica Optics

    With the Mate S, the Mate 8, and their collaboration with Google on the Nexus 6P, Huawei has spent the last couple of years rebranding themselves as a premium smartphone maker to rival Apple and Samsung — something they’re poised to do now that they’re third in global smartphone market share. While the Mate series […]

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    LG G5 First Impressions

    The LG G5 is one phone in the increasingly large crowd of flagship Android phones vying for attention and trying to knock Samsung off its perch. It’s also the most unique one, thanks to a removable bottom section that lets you swap out the battery, despite the G5 not having a removable back. After its […]

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    Here Are the Cheapest Ways to Buy an iPhone SE

    Apple’s latest press conference heralded the return of the 4″ premium phone. Bucking rumors, the iPhone SE is an iPhone 6s in a much smaller frame — Force Touch was the only thing left on the cutting room floor. Still, being smaller, the SE was bound to come more cheaply than its larger counterparts. We […]

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    NexDock is the Equivalent of a $100 MacBook Air

    In  the last few years, we’ve seen a proliferation of tiny, pocket-sized PCs. Obviously, that includes smartphones, but we’re also talking about stick PCs — devices shaped and sized like flash drives, but with enough processing power inside to create a desktop computing experience. Then, we have laptops that are being made ever lighter to […]

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    SanDisk Shows Off World’s Fast Fastest MicroSD Card

    Last year, a company called Microdia promised a microSD card with a 300 MB/s transfer speed, which would have made it the fastest card on the market by far. Well, it looks like they didn’t deliver, so that fastest title was up for grabs again. Not anymore, with SanDisk, a company known for delivering, showing […]

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    Intel is Helping to Usher in the Age of 5G

    Back when the 4G network standard was in its infancy, Intel ended up backing the wrong horse in WiMax connectivity. It was a heavy investment and a rare miss for the tech giant, as 4G LTE came to dominate the world of data networks. One can imagine that someone, somewhere at Intel said “never again.” […]

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    Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge Hands-On

    Samsung announced their yearly Galaxy S refresh on schedule today at their Unpacked event, held at MWC 2016 in Barcelona. Once again, it’s improvement at the usual steady pace for Samsung — in other words, if you’re looking to upgrade your phone and go (or stay) premium this year, the Galaxy S7 family has to […]