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Galaxy S7 Edge and iPhone 6S Plus Coke freeze test is a sticky mess

Galaxy S7 Edge and iPhone 6S Plus Coke freeze test is a sticky mess

We already know that both Samsung and Apple integrated waterproof or at least water resistant designs into both of these smartphones. We have seen them not die when doused with water before. This time out the person in the video decides to test both of these phones now with freezing water, but with frozen Coca-cola.

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Samsung Members app tries to make customer service easier

Samsung Members app tries to make customer service easier

Smartphones, for all their beauty, belie a complexity that sometimes confounds even more seasoned smartphone users. For all the power and features they offer, Samsung's Galaxy Android devices are perhaps also known for that kind of complexity. When Google search is no longer enough, and your closest tech-savvy friend is unreachable, Samsung is offering a new Members app that tries to connect you with the right answers or the right person, depending on your particular problem with your Samsung Galaxy device.

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iPhone 7 rumors: new antenna, dual cameras, bigger battery

iPhone 7 rumors: new antenna, dual cameras, bigger battery

The iPhone SE seems to be doing pretty well, defying expectations, and running out of supply. Naturally, that means it's time to shift our focus to the next big iPhone expected this year, the iPhone 7. While the iPhone SE was an interesting diversion, Apple will hardly make another drastic change for the iPhone 7, at least in terms of design. But as always, the next iPhone is teeming with rumors, speculations, and leaks that makes it even more intriguing, not to mention harder to divine.

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HTC 10: new images leak just before April 12 unveiling

HTC 10: new images leak just before April 12 unveiling

Tuesday, April 12th, is all but guaranteed to HTC announce its new Android flagship, the HTC 10 (dropping the "M" from the previous generation M9). While the device has already been leaked before today, along with a number of teaser images from HTC itself, two new photos have surfaced from Dutch site GSM Helpdesk, giving us the clearest look at the smartphone so far.

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BlackBerry’s prepping two mid-tier Android phones

BlackBerry’s prepping two mid-tier Android phones

BlackBerry’s Android smartphone, the BlackBerry Priv, was a flop. The company points toward too high of a price tag as the reason, and so this year it will introduce a pair of lower-priced mid-range smartphones that, it hopes, will be more inline with its customers’ budgets. The news was shared by BlackBerry CEO John Chen in an interview recently; when exactly we’ll see the phones launch wasn’t detailed, though.

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New bill will force companies to unlock phones in ‘timely’ manner

New bill will force companies to unlock phones in ‘timely’ manner

Earlier today, a new bill proposed by Senators Richard Burr and Diane Feinstein was published that seeks to force companies to unlock phones for law enforcement when ordered to do so. The bill has already been criticized as excessively vague (and therefore broad) in scope, and the Obama administration has reportedly stated it will not support the bill. While the legislation doesn't propose penalties against companies that can't provide the requested data or assistance, it will require them to hand over or unlock data and devices if they have the technical means to do so.

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Alleged new Moto X leaked with front fingerprint button

Alleged new Moto X leaked with front fingerprint button

Remember Motorola? Yes the company that made the popular RAZR flip phone, got bought by Google, and then got sold off to Lenovo. Considering that sale, the company has been relatively low-key lately, after launching the Moto X Style and friends last year. Of course, we've seen Lenovo design engineer Ashton Kutcher advertising the smartphone just recently. And perhaps Lenovo will need to advertise the next Moto X to death if it will indeed resemble the newest leak that is already earning scathing remarks over the Internet.

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Meizu PRO 6 teased by CEO, debuting April 13

Meizu PRO 6 teased by CEO, debuting April 13

It has been barely a few days since Chienese manufacturer Meizu announced the Meizu M3 Note and yet it is already preparing for an even bigger event. The company has sent out invitations for an April 13th event and it isn't shying away from confirming that it indeed plans to unveil the Meizu PRO 6 on that date. And to help drum up hype, Meizu's own CEO Zhang Huang has gone to Chinese social networking site Weibo to tease the backside of the smartphone.

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Unlocking tool that FBI bought won’t work on iPhone 5s or newer

Unlocking tool that FBI bought won’t work on iPhone 5s or newer

The FBI and other government agencies might have been too quick to celebrate their victory in getting access to encrypted iPhones. The FBI has formally ended its legal squabble with Apple after it managed to purchase a tool that would unlock the San Bernardino shooter's iPhone 5c without Apple's involvement. The agency perhaps also too quickly offered the fruits of that acquisition to authorities similarly hindered by encrypted iPhones. But even FBI directory James Comey himself admits that the tool isn't a skeleton key and won't work on newer models.

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HTC 10’s front camera might have optical image stabilization

HTC 10’s front camera might have optical image stabilization

We'll let that title sink in for a few moments. Recovered from awe, shock, or disbelief? If not, don't worry. You still have a few days to wrap your head around the idea, which is all sorts of amazing and bizarre at the same time. HTC has boasted that its upcoming smartphone, whose real name we'll finally get to see on the 12th, will have a compelling camera. It should have probably said "cameras" instead. That's because, according to this "insider source", the HTC 10 will have the world's first front-facing smartphone camera with OIS.

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Huawei P9 Lite to sport 5.2-inch screen and single 13MP camera

Huawei P9 Lite to sport 5.2-inch screen and single 13MP camera

We already know about the Huawei P9 and P9 Plus smartphones. Both of these devices went official and we have talked about all there is to know about them right now. Another P9 smartphone is coming and this one is called the P9 Lite and will be the low-end range for the P9 series. The Lite version will have a 5.2-inch full HD resolution display and a single rear camera.

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HTC 10’s “best” camera might use UltraPixel buzzword again

HTC 10’s “best” camera might use UltraPixel buzzword again

HTC CEO Cher Wang already hinted that the company's next champion smartphone, which may be called simply the HTC 10 based on an onslaught of teasers, will have a compelling camera at last. The latest teaser ahead of the device's public reveal echoes that claim as well. HTC says it is obsessed with delivering the best smartphone for taking photos and videos. That best, however, may see the company going back to the UltraPixel marketing term it tried to push back with the One (M7) in 2013.

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