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    HP Pro Slate is a Giant HTC One with a Stylus, and We Approve

    HP has been making a concerted effort toward cornering the enterprise hardware market, going so far as to plan on spinning off their business-oriented unit into a separate company. We’ve seen some impressive business laptops come out of that focused effort, including the EliteBook Folio 1040, but mastering the tablet has been much more difficult, […]

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    HTC Brings YouTube Livestreaming to their RE Camera

    The HTC RE, the periscope-like action cam, is getting a major upgrade in functionality—starting tomorrow, Android users will be able to livestream video from the RE to their YouTube channel. The Android version of the app will be getting an update including the new livestreaming functionality, which should go live on Google Play tomorrow. Using […]

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    Vibe X2 Pro Rocks a Super Powered Selfie Flash

    Lenovo’s still not quite ready to jump into the U.S. smartphone game (with Apple and Samsung’s dominance, why bother?), but just about everyone else will be seeing a new Vibe smartphone from Lenovo soon. The Vibe X2 Pro is that smartphone, and it continues the trend of Lenovo putting out some very solid devices here […]

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    HTC Desire Eye Review: Selfies go high-res

    Smartphone selfies are fun to take, but they’re lacking in one key area: image quality. You see, while, the rear cameras on smartphones have improved significantly over the years, front-facing cameras haven’t; they’ve been stuck in the 2-megapixel realm for what feels like forever. The HTC Desire Eye changes all that. It’s one of the […]

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    First Android 5.0 Lollipop Updates Arrive for Motorola Devices

    As expected, the first batch of devices getting the Android 5.0 Lollipop update are the stock Android devices from Motorola. The 2nd gen Moto X (stock Android version only) and 2nd gen Moto G (U.S. and global versions) will receive the OS update very soon, if they haven’t already. The rollout for those devices has […]

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    Gresso Releases Titanium-Clad Luxury Android Smartphone

    Usually luxury phones are low-tier trash juxtaposed with refined, luxury build quality. So, imagine our surprise when Gresso, one of the leaders in luxury phones, dropped one with all the luxurious trappings we’re used to along with specs that are actually pretty decent. The Gresso Regal is still all about the materials. The body is […]

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    Google Celebrates Lollipop With “L” Rejects

    As we now know, Android 5.0 Lollipop is coming very soon, first on the new Nexus 6. The OS update will feature new notifications that can pop up on your lock screen or within other apps without interrupting whatever you’re doing. It’ll also introduce Material Design, which is a succinct way of saying new fonts […]

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    Lumbering Phablet ZTE Grand X MAX Headed to Cricket Wireless

    A new phablet—which I understand to be anything in the 6″ range, but who knows anymore—is headed to Cricket Wireless at a pretty low price for something with so much screen real estate. The Grand X MAX, a 6″ phablet from the rising low-cost handset maker ZTE, brings its mid-range specs and huge screen size […]

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    ZTE ZMAX is a Budget Phablet for T-Mobile

    ZTE is looking to expand its smartphone business into the United States with the ZTE ZMAX, a new phablet coming out in the wake of the iPhone 6 Plus and the Samsung Note 4—no pressure. The 5.7″ ‘nearly-stock’ Android 4.4 phone won’t exactly be competing with either of those figurative and literal giants, though. This […]

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    Moto 360 is Here But Do You Want It? – Review

    The Moto 360 has finally arrived, and just in time. This isn’t your typical smartwatch, but a finely crafted timepiece. While Android Wear provides the brains to this beauty, it’s the physical design of the Moto 360 that stands out in the crowded smartwatch marketplace. But, do you want it? Do you even need it? Our Moto […]

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    Asus Zen Watch Hands-on

    The Asus ZenWatch is Asus’ first wearable device, and it’s looking like a nice alternative to a lot of first party wearables that we’ve seen announced recently. Well, technically, the ZenWatch is also a first party wearable, because Asus makes smartphones. But, you know. It’s hard, the smartphone game. The ZenWatch runs Android Wear, and […]