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Smartwatch-toting will.i.am is designing a Lexus NX because fashion

Smartwatch-toting will.i.am is designing a Lexus NX because fashion

It's a tough world if you're holding out for a compact crossover designed by a rapper, producer, and fledgling-smartwatch-designer, but thankfully Lexus has heard our plaintive cries and brought in will.i.am to cook up such a car. A special edition of the new Lexus NX we drove last month is in the works, designed by the multi-faceted musician.

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Want better battery life? T-Mobile is your carrier of choice

Want better battery life? T-Mobile is your carrier of choice

Android battery life is something that pops up in reviews all the time. We all want to know whether or not an extra charger or battery pack is in order, but results can be mixed. A new study exhaustively puts four of the top Android phones — and two generations of flagships — through the battery ringer. It seems which carrier you pick is just as important as the phone you choose.

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Who has the best public WiFi? OpenSignal tells us

Who has the best public WiFi? OpenSignal tells us

OpenSignal, who know a whole lot about signal strength and finding the best signal, have released a report detailing which public WiFi is the best. Their information rates hotel chains, Starbucks WiFi, and even WiFi versus LTE. In combing the report, we found some things you might be surprised to find.

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Timex GPS One+ smartwatch arrives this fall with AT&T service

Timex GPS One+ smartwatch arrives this fall with AT&T service

Timex is looking to make its own entrance into the smartwatch market, and it is doing so in collaboration with Qualcomm and AT&T. The smartwatch, called the GPS One+, will run a hefty $399 USD this coming fall, and for that price tag consumers will get a cellular-connected wrist piece that doesn't require a smartphone.

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AT&T scores LG G Pad 7.0 LTE for August 8th

AT&T scores LG G Pad 7.0 LTE for August 8th

LG's G Pad 7.0 LTE will land at AT&T in its 4G flavor from August 8th, the carrier has confirmed, another compact Android tablet option hoping to take on the iPad mini. The 7-inch slate was announced back in May, with an HD+ IPS LCD display and Android 4.4 KitKat running on a 1.2GHz Snapdragon processor.

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Netflix strikes peering agreement with AT&T

Netflix strikes peering agreement with AT&T

In the same way it did with Comcast and Verizon, Netflix has struck a peering agreement with AT&T to bring subscribers' buffering woes to an end. This news was first rumored earlier today, and later on confirmed by AT&T in a statement saying, in part, "We’re now beginning to turn up the connections, a process that should be complete in the coming days."

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LG G Vista leak: disappointing specs, coming to AT&T too

LG G Vista leak: disappointing specs, coming to AT&T too

Whatever hopes there were that the LG G Vista would be a rebranded G3 Beat or G3 S for the US, might be dashed by these two latest leaks. Although one good thing does come out of it is that instead of being a Verizon exclusive that it was rumored to be, this mid-range smartphone might be available from AT&T as well for those who might want to grab it.

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The Amazon Fire Phone: are you buying?

The Amazon Fire Phone: are you buying?

Is the Amazon Fire Phone gimmick, or genius? That’s the question on everyone’s mind, as Amazon’s long awaited splash into the smartphone market hits AT&T stores. The device is getting mixed reviews, but are they valid?

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AT&T launches Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 today, HTC Desire 610 next week

AT&T launches Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 today, HTC Desire 610 next week

AT&T is augmenting its selection of budget Android devices with two new offerings. Samsung's 8-inch Galaxy Tab 4 goes on sale this week while the HTC Desire 610 smartphone wiill be available on July 25, bringing the carrier's more budget-conscious customers more choices for their next mobile device purchase.

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Test-driving OnStar 4G LTE: Geek-heaven or Gimmick?

Test-driving OnStar 4G LTE: Geek-heaven or Gimmick?

GM has been talking about baking 4G LTE into its cars for some time, but the first examples are just now rolling off the production line and into dealerships. Upgrading OnStar with a 100x faster data connection, it adds support for mobile hotspot sharing, remote control by smartphone and smartwatch, and third-party apps and services. I jumped into some of the first Buick LaCrosse and Regal cars off the line with 4G to see if it’s a must-have or a gimmick.

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AT&T’s ‘Sponsored Data’ scheme gets a partner

AT&T’s ‘Sponsored Data’ scheme gets a partner

AT&T’s scheme for sponsored data is taking shape. The carrier has teamed up with Syntonic Wireless, which will serve as a conduit for free roaming. What began as a trial run and a few partners is quickly blooming into a new platform.

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Dish complains to FCC about Comcast/Time Warner, DirecTV/AT&T

Dish complains to FCC about Comcast/Time Warner, DirecTV/AT&T

Dish has come out in opposition to the proposed Comcast/Time Warner merger. Speaking to the FCC, the satellite provider says the deal presents “serious competitive concerns” for the industry. They also don’t see how any damage would be mitigated or reversed.

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