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HTC 10 in the US available only in 32GB, has a discount code

HTC 10 in the US available only in 32GB, has a discount code

The HTC 10 might be off to a good start, but already HTC is revealing its warts, slowly and piecemeal. Jeff Gordon, a.k.a. urbanstrata on Twitter and HTC senior manager for global communications, is replying to eager inquiries on the social network and, along the way, is revealing some curious and disappointing tidbits about the flagship smartphone, like, for example, its lowly IP53 rating. And perhaps to the dismay of the US market, Gordon reveals that the US won't be getting the 64 GB model at all.

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Controversial San Bernardino iPhone yielded nothing so far

Controversial San Bernardino iPhone yielded nothing so far

Apple's tussle with the government over encrypted iPhones isn't completely over yet but things have mellowed down somewhat. All the hoopla, mudslinging, and accusations, not to mention money, might have been for naught, however. According to an insider source on the side of law enforcement, the now hacked iPhone of the San Bernardino shooter has so far not produced any of the juicy information that the FBI alleges the smartphone holds, the very reason it took Apple to court in the first place.

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Snapdragon 652 HTC 10 Lifestyle the only choice for some markets

Snapdragon 652 HTC 10 Lifestyle the only choice for some markets

HTC might have just unveiled a champ, but not everyone in the world will be able to enjoy it. The HTC 10 definitely has a lot to flaunt but in some markets it will be a bit more modest. The rumored variant of the flagship running on a less powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 turned out to be real and is called, almost ironically, the HTC 10 Lifestyle. But unlike most variants, this one won't actually be a choice, as some markets like India will only have the Lifestyle model available and not the full HTC 10.

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T-Mobile unboxes the HTC 10 from 10k feet in a helicopter

T-Mobile unboxes the HTC 10 from 10k feet in a helicopter

Thanks to the iPhone 6 Plus bendgate, 2015 was filled with videos of bend tests, drop tests, bullet tests, and all kinds of unimaginable tortures no one will put their smartphones through normally. For 2016, however, T-Mobile wants to start a new trend, Starting with the Samsung Galaxy S7, the "Un-carrier" has unboxed major smartphone flagships in unconventional situations. With the HTC 10 now out of the door, it's time for HTC's newest and probably best champion to get the similar insane unboxing treatment.

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At long last, HTC 10 reaches the top in DxOMark camera tests

At long last, HTC 10 reaches the top in DxOMark camera tests

It seems that HTC has finally come across a winning formula. The HTC 10 that was just revealed definitely had a lot to show off. While some might take issue with parts of the design, that probably doesn't matter to digital photography site DxOMark. Putting the HTC 10's new "UltraPixel 2" main camera to the test, DxOMark discovers what is probably one of the best smartphone cameras in the market, tying with the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge at the very top of the list.

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‘Textalyzer’ bill wants cops to search phones for distracted drivers

‘Textalyzer’ bill wants cops to search phones for distracted drivers

A new bill has been introduced in New York that, if passed, would give police officers the authority to search a driver’s phone in the event of an accident. The bill speaks of a so-called ‘Textalyzer’ technology that will enable cops to “detect” if a cell phone was used “around the time of a crash” without giving them access to any personal data like phone numbers, chat logs, contacts, app data, or photographs. The technology is being developed by Cellebrite, the same company that helped the FBI unlock an iPhone without Apple's help.

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LG G5 B&O Hi-Fi DAC module might not arrive in the US

LG G5 B&O Hi-Fi DAC module might not arrive in the US

Some friends they are turning out to be. The LG G5 is barely out the door, and not even yet in some markets, and already it might be involved in some controversy. One of the so-called Friends of G5, the modules that give the smartphone its distinct flair, might not be coming to certain key markets, including the US. And the company remains mysterious about the disappearance of the Bang & Olufsen module from its websites, which doesn't inspire much confidence either.

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Leaked Sony C series smartphone successor pics surface

Leaked Sony C series smartphone successor pics surface

Everyday there are more and more leaked images of smartphones that hit the internet. The latest leak is an unannounced Sony device that might be a follow-up up to the C series of devices as evidenced by the front flash for improved selfies in low light conditions. We don't know much about this leaked device other than it has a 6-inch screen.

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Meizu PRO 6 last minute leak leaves nothing to imagination

Meizu PRO 6 last minute leak leaves nothing to imagination

On April 13, it will be Meizu's turn to reveal is 2016 contender, after both Xiaomi and OPPO have unveiled theirs. Though we're just a few hours away, we still have a lot of time for last minute leaks and confirmations. And with this latest batch of photos of the device as well as screenshots of benchmarking apps, the Meizu PRO 6 has pretty much been unboxed before our very eyes. And while the smartphone may have some beefy specs inside, the design outside might not win much favor.

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Galaxy Note 6, G Flex3 to use beefed up Snapdragon 823

Galaxy Note 6, G Flex3 to use beefed up Snapdragon 823

Qualcomm has barely had time to enjoy its return to prominence after a disastrous 2015 and already the rumor mill is starting to churn for its next mobile processor. Given the amount of flak it received for the Snapdragon 810, however, the chip maker seems to be proceeding with more caution this time around. With most of the early 2016 flagships already on the loose, attention it turning to the later half's stars, the Samsung Galaxy Note 6 and a surprising LG G Flex3. Both, say sources, will run on a Snapdragon 823 instead of the 820.

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LG G5 SE apparently won’t be smaller than the LG G5

LG G5 SE apparently won’t be smaller than the LG G5

Given the timing of its trademark, many naturally considered that the "LG G5 SE" would be following in the footsteps of Apple's small but terrific iPhone SE. Considering the market has just confirmed renewed interest in smaller smartphones, the chances of that happening have been increased. LG, however, might have had something else in mind with its "Special Edition" name, if it indeed means that. The packaging of the official LG G5 QuickCover case hints that the LG G5 SE will, in fact, be exactly the same size as the flagship.

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Xiaomi Mi 5 tops AnTuTu’s Q1 2016 performance chart

Xiaomi Mi 5 tops AnTuTu’s Q1 2016 performance chart

The first quarter of the year has come and gone and we've already seen a handful of smartphones make their way to the market. In addition to last year's latecomers, that makes up enough data for a smartphone muscle showdown. And who better to give the results than one of the most used benchmarking tools in the market, AnTuTu. Sure, there's still some debate on the value or even accuracy of such benchmarks. But, at least when used with the exact same tool under the exact same conditions. those scores could give some interesting results, like how the Xiaomi Mi 5 just barely surpasses the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge.

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