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    Leaks Suggest Two Sizes for the Upcoming Samsung Galaxy S7

    There’s not too much to take away from this, but we learned a little nugget of information about the year to come’s inevitable Samsung Galaxy S7 release. Case maker ItSkins has preorders available for two sizes of the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, suggesting that Samsung’s 2016 smartphone release will take after Apple’s current […]

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    Spending Time with the Huawei Nexus 6P

    This post brought to you by Huawei. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Chip Chick. Last week, we took a look at how Huawei is taking their expertise in smartphones from their native China to the United States, spearheaded by the new Nexus 6P made in partnership with Google. This week, we’ve gotten a chance […]

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    Motorola Droid Maxx 2 Review

    At the same time Motorola and Verizon unveiled the Droid Turbo 2 — the high-end phone with ShatterShield technology protecting the display — they showed off the Droid Maxx 2. This time around, the Maxx is being sold as a mid-range Droid that, while lacking that new ShatterShield technology, stays faithful to what’s made the […]

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    One Month With the Moto X Style Pure Edition – Review

    The original Moto X was a pioneer in a world of smartphones that all looked the same. The latest generation continues that trend by offering a plethora of customization options that allow each person to inject their own personality into the look of their smartphone. Heck, you can customize its backside with a choice of […]

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    Star Wars Comes to Virtual Reality

    Ahead of the release of The Force Awakens next month, Google, Verizon, and ILMxLAB (a collaboration between Lucasfilm, Industrial Light & Magic, and Skywalker Sound) are teaming up for a prologue like no other — one to be experienced in virtual reality. No one involved has disclosed much about what the VR experience will entail, […]

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    The Shatterproof Motorola Droid Turbo 2 Review

    We’ve put Motorola’s new Droid Turbo 2 through more stress than any phone deserves, and we’re left with an intact display and a nearly intact phone. Droid Turbo 2 is one of the only shatterproof smartphones on the market, and it’s also one of the most appealing. How’s this for assurance: Motorola is guaranteeing that […]

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    SMS Audio Plans To Build a Ridiculous Dual-Screen Smartphone

    Here’s something different — when CRBT talks about dual screen smartphones, they mean it. They’ve gotten together with SMS Audio to create the Siam 7X, a smartphone with a full-sized eInk display on the back. Why? That’s a good question, and one they’ll have to answer convincingly if their Kickstarter campaign is going to be […]

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    T-Mobile Introduces Free 4G LTE CellSpots to Combat Dead Zones

    T-Mobile’s 4G LTE network has improved by leaps and bounds over the past few years, but they’ve still got a ways to go — dead zones abound, and there are some regions where they’ve made much less headway than others. Ahead of their next big Uncarrier announcment next week, T-Mobile is introducing a cheap solution […]

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    Moto X Force is the Droid Turbo 2 For Everyone Else

    Well, this looks familiar. Just a couple of days after Motorola and Verizon announced the Droid Turbo 2, Motorola is dropping (literally) the Moto X Force, which is the same as the Droid Turbo 2 but for almost everyone else. Verizon usually needs their own phones because of their CDMA network, which requires a different […]

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    Verizon Wants You To Drop Their Droid Turbo 2 Phone

    Challenge accepted? Verizon and Motorola are introducing two new Droids today including the Droid Turbo 2, a phone that makes the bold promise of having a shatter-proof screen, no matter how many times it gets face time with pavement. I can hear all the hands rubbing together in eager anticipation of trying that claim out. […]

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    The Absolute Best International Data and Roaming Options for Travelers: A Guide

    Leaving the country shouldn’t be a punishment. Yet, it’s 2015 and so many U.S. wireless carriers still want to gouge their customers when it comes to pricing for international roaming — everyone except T-Mobile, anyway. Even worse, if you’re on a prepaid plan in the U.S., chances are you don’t have an option to roam internationally […]

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    HTC One A9 is an iPhone Look-Alike Running Android 6.0

    After disappointing sales of their flagship One M9 and a spate of bad news, HTC has been in need of a drastic shift in strategy to keep itself competitive in the smartphone market. We’re not sure if the One A9 they announced today qualifies, but it seems like a step in the right direction — […]

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    ZTE Makes Like Apple With Their Own Installment Payment Program

    ZTE, following the tried-and-true business philosophy of ‘well, Apple is doing it,’ is coming out with their own lease-to-own program today. Unlike Apple’s iPhone upgrade program, ZTE will make it possible to pay for several of their devices with monthly payments, including their projectors. While the lease-to-own program will be available for a number of […]

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    Philips Wants Your Gadgets to Smell Good

    I feel shade being thrown in our directions, the same sort one feels when offered a Tic-Tac unexpectedly. Philips is suggesting that maybe our computers are super gross and need some freshening up with their Scented Anti-Bacterial Screen Cleaner. And you know what? I’m grateful, because computers are super gross. Everyone’s hands get all over […]