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Sony Xperia M Ultra tipped for 23MP dual rear camera in specs leak

Sony Xperia M Ultra tipped for 23MP dual rear camera in specs leak

It's virtually impossible for smartphone makers to plug all the leaks concerning unannounced products today. The latest leak offers up some specifications that are supposed to be seen in the Sony Xperia M Ultra smartphone when it launches. You'll want some salt with you as always with leaks that land on Weibo or any other social network.

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Pictar iPhone camera grip adds shutter release, selfie button, and more

Pictar iPhone camera grip adds shutter release, selfie button, and more

The iPhone certainly changed how people take photos, not because it was the first camera phone, but it was the first successful modern smartphone that took quality images. As time has gone by the iPhone camera has improved to the point where it is one of the most commonly used cameras out there. A new camera grip has debuted that wants to make the iPhone an even better camera and it is called the Pictar.

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Alcatel Onetouch Pop 7 LTE lands at T-Mobile with 7-inch display

Alcatel Onetouch Pop 7 LTE lands at T-Mobile with 7-inch display

T-Mobile has a new smaller screen tablet that customers can purchase that is called the Alcatel OneTouch Pop 7 LTE. The tablet supports 4G LTE connectivity as the name suggests and has a 7-inch display making it a smaller tablet. The big feature of this tablet isn't in the spec sheet; it's in the pricing of the device with the full retail price set at $129.99.

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Beoplay A1 Bluetooth speaker promises more bass on the go

Beoplay A1 Bluetooth speaker promises more bass on the go

BeoPlay has a new portable Bluetooth speaker that is designed to both allow you to listen to your favorite music wherever you are and to act as a speakerphone. With a speakerphone, you don’t have to keep your mobile crammed against your ear and multiple people can join in on a group call. The portable speaker is called the Beoplay A1 and its design delivers 360-degree sound.

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Tiny Posh Mobile Micro X S240 Android smartphone has 2.4-inch screen

Tiny Posh Mobile Micro X S240 Android smartphone has 2.4-inch screen

For many companies who make smartphones, the trend is to make devices with larger and larger screens. There is certainly a market for devices with big screens, but there are some who prefer a smaller device that easily fits into a pocket. This is where the Posh Mobile Micro X S240 smartphone comes in. This device is very small, roughly the same height as a credit card on its end.

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All Sony Xperia Z2 and Z3 devices can now get the Android Marshmallow update

All Sony Xperia Z2 and Z3 devices can now get the Android Marshmallow update

Earlier this month Sony rolled out the Android Marshmallow update for a handful of Xperia Z2 and Z3 smartphones. The catch at the time was that the update was only offered for those who were in the beta testing program. Xperia Z2 and Z3 users who weren't in that beta program can now get the update to Marshmallow.

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Denon HEOS wireless multi-room audio system upgrade supports high-res audio files

Denon HEOS wireless multi-room audio system upgrade supports high-res audio files

Back in 2014, Denon rolled out the HEOS wireless multi-room audio system for the first time. Denon has announced that it is now making a major upgrade to the HEOS wireless system to meet the evolving consumer demands in the wireless multi-room audio segment. The HEOS family of audio speakers now supports Bluetooth accessibility.

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Pico Neo Android-powered VR system packs Snapdragon 820 in the controller

Pico Neo Android-powered VR system packs Snapdragon 820 in the controller

One of the things about VR headsets that is likely to be a selling point for consumers is how lightweight the device is. The lighter the headset when worn, the more comfortable it will be during extended VR gaming session wearing the headset as users crane the head and neck around in the game. A new VR headset has turned up called the Pico Neo and it is different from other stand-alone VR headsets.

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Samsung Pay partners with more global POS firms to accelerate mobile payments

Samsung Pay partners with more global POS firms to accelerate mobile payments

Samsung Pay wants more people to use its mobile payments service and to facilitate that increase in users; Samsung Pay has announced that it is working with global POS providers to accelerate adoption. The more global point of sale providers that Samsung Pay supports, the more people have the opportunity to use the mobile payment system with their credit and debit cards. To facilitate this wider adoption Samsung Pay now has partnerships with ten additional POS providers.

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HTC Connect update adds AirPlay support to older devices

HTC Connect update adds AirPlay support to older devices

Earlier this week when the HTC 10 smartphone broke cover packing support for Apple AirPlay, there were certainly some users of older HTC flagship smartphones that felt a tinge of jealousy. Granted you can find apps on Google Play that add AirPlay support so the jealousy might not have been that strong. Still, it's nice to have support for something you like right out of the box.

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ZMorph 2.0 SX Multitool is a 3D printer, CNC miller, and laser engraver

ZMorph 2.0 SX Multitool is a 3D printer, CNC miller, and laser engraver

A new 3D printer has turned up called the ZMorph 2.0 SX Multitool 3D Printer and the device is aimed at professional users and makers in the home. The machine is up for pre-order right now with the first units shipping in the beginning of May. One of the main features of the printer is its Closed Loop System designed to control the exact position of the motors and extruder head. This system recalculates every missed step that can occur under use.

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T-Mobile Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+ Marshmallow update rollout underway

T-Mobile Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+ Marshmallow update rollout underway

Samsung Galaxy smartphone owners on T-Mobile should be excited to hear that the Marshmallow Android update is rolling out now for a pair of the popular Galaxy devices. The update rollout kicked off yesterday for the Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy S6 edge+ smartphones. Starting yesterday the Galaxy Note 5 received an update to Android 6.0.1 with baseband version N920TUVU2DPD1.

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