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Magnetic Resonance Wireless Charging coming to LG smartphone

Magnetic Resonance Wireless Charging coming to LG smartphone

One of the things that makes dealing with a smartphone on a daily basis is more streamlined and convenient is wireless charging. Typically, with wireless charging we are talking about magnetic induction charging where the user has to place their smartphone directly on a charge mat or surface to get power. LG has reportedly finished the development of a smartphone that charges wirelessly using magnetic resonance.

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Galaxy S7 Active vs. Galaxy S7 drop test: Who’s tougher?

Galaxy S7 Active vs. Galaxy S7 drop test: Who’s tougher?

The normal Galaxy S7 smartphone is a rugged device able to survive water and dust. Since the smartphone has a glass back, it's not the most rugged of devices though. Earlier this month Samsung went official with an even more rugged smartphone called the Galaxy S7 Active. If you wondered just how much more rugged the S7 Active is than the normal S7, this drop test will show us.

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Zeiss VR One Plus VR headset works with just about any smartphone

Zeiss VR One Plus VR headset works with just about any smartphone

One of the drawbacks to the original Zeiss VR One headset was that the device's design limited what smartphones it could be used with. That limitation has been removed with an updated version called the Zeiss VR One Plus that has debuted at E3 this year. The new VR One Plus has the same ergonomics, material quality, and precision optics as the original with notable updates.

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Xiaomi Redmi 3s gets upgraded Snapdragon 430 SoC

Xiaomi Redmi 3s gets upgraded Snapdragon 430 SoC

Xiaomi has unveiled a new updated version of the Redmi 3 smartphone called the Redmi 3s. The two devices look very similar, but the new Redmi 3s has some very notable improvements over the standard Redmi 3, most notably an improved chipset and a fingerprint reader. The missing fingerprint reader was one of the things that was most lacking on the Redmi 3.

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Samsung might soon be a Tizen-only shop

Samsung might soon be a Tizen-only shop

It has long been rumored that Samsung was looking for ways to free itself from dependence on Google, despite how Google's Android operating system brought it much needed fame and revenue. Tizen has been that get out of jail ticket, according to those rumors, which is now seemingly corroborated by an anonymous company exec. In the near future, according to that source, Tizen will be the OS for all of Samsung's devices, including smartphones. While its desire for total control is understandable, the switch carries a very huge risk, considering the current situation in all areas.

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Meizu m3s brings metal, fingerprint sensor to the table

Meizu m3s brings metal, fingerprint sensor to the table

Just because you're an entry level device doesn't necessarily mean you have to skimp on some luxury. Especially with the continuing declining prices in components these days. That is definitely what Meizu is proving by launching the Meizu m3s. As the name suggests, it has ties with the Meizu m3 announced just last April. Actually, the two are practically the same except in three aspects. The Meizu m3s comes with a stylish, all metal body, a fingerprint scanner, and a matching higher price tag.

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Galaxy Note 7 leaked invite notes an August 2 announcement

Galaxy Note 7 leaked invite notes an August 2 announcement

The answers to our burning questions might not be that far away after all. Perhaps hoping to repeat the circumstances that led to a rather fruitful first quarter for Samsung, the Korean manufacturer is believed to be announcing and most likely launching the Galaxy Note 7 earlier than ever. An alleged screenshot of the next Unpacked event's invitation marks the date as 2nd of August. The graphic also seemingly confirms the number "7" as well as the "edge" names to be used in that upcoming phablet.

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The big iOS 10 vs Android N war is over privacy

The big iOS 10 vs Android N war is over privacy

At first glance, you could think Apple's WWDC 2016 and Google's I/O 2016 saw announcements of broadly the same thing, but the big question is where - not how - your data is being used. Tim Cook & Co. took to the stage at the Bill Graham Theater in San Francisco this morning to unveil the latest and greatest features of iOS 10, macOS, and more, but even if they didn't mention Google by name, they nonetheless stuck the dagger in at the end of the show.

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Moto Z Droid Moto Mods accessories priced

Moto Z Droid Moto Mods accessories priced

Motorola has a new smartphone in the works called the Moto Z Force that is expected to launch soon. One of the coolest things about this smartphone is that Motorola designed the smartphone to work with a bunch of different accessories called Moto Mods. The mods run the gamut from things like projectors down to standard cases to protect the smartphone from drops.

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Xbox Android and iOS app revamp brings Xbox SmartGlass feel

Xbox Android and iOS app revamp brings Xbox SmartGlass feel

Microsoft has unveiled the refreshed Xbox App for Android and iOS devices. The app will keep you connected with all your gaming pals while you are away from your game console. Microsoft has brought everything that gamers feel comfortable with and like from Xbox SmartGlass into the refreshed Xbox app. The app will allow users to see what friends on Xbox Live are doing, share updates and game clips, watch and interact with game content, and buy games from the store.

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Moto X, G, and E are not yet dead, so says Lenovo

Moto X, G, and E are not yet dead, so says Lenovo

As they say, reports of the Moto X's death are highly exaggerated. That is, if you ask Lenovo about it. The Chinese OEM, who is now steward of Motorola's brand and devices, has made it clear that, at least for now, the Moto X isn't getting retired. And neither will the Moto G or even the Moto E. Of course, that's only "for now" and companies have been known to change their minds. Thus, the future of at least the Moto X is still left hanging in the balance.

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Galaxy Note 7 leaked teaser wants you to write on the edge

Galaxy Note 7 leaked teaser wants you to write on the edge

It might have just gotten harder for Samsung to keep the public's eyes on its upcoming Galaxy Note 7 phablet. Unless it's keeping a secret and actually has a foldable Note smartphone prepped for later this year. That might happen until 2017, however, so Samsung will have to try its best to drag people back to present reality. Like with an alleged teaser image that will have you believe you'll want to write on the curved edge of the next Galaxy Note, whatever it's number will be.

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