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Destroy your tablet with a Selfie Stick attachment

Destroy your tablet with a Selfie Stick attachment

If the normal Selfie Stick wasn't enough to get you pumped up about taking a picture of yourself near a crash site, the Tablet Attachment must be. This device attaches to a standard selfie stick monopod pole and gives you room to grip your tablet. You can hook on to an iPad and hold it aloft, taking a front-facing selfie photo from all sorts of different angles. Have we reached Peak Selfie Stick? Between this and that New York Post cover - yes, yes we have.

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Apple Stores now accept non-Apple device trade-ins

Apple Stores now accept non-Apple device trade-ins

Trading in an Android phone for credit towards an iPhone is now a reality. If you walk into an Apple Store and hand them an Android, Windows, or BlackBerry phone, there’s a good chance they’ll offer you some sort of trade-in credit towards an iPhone. In conjunction with Brightstar, who runs their iOS trade-in program already, Apple stores now take non-Apple smartphones for Apple Store credit. The new program starts today in the US, UK, Canada, Germany, Italy, and France.

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iPhone 6c tipped: keeping the 4-inch display legacy

iPhone 6c tipped: keeping the 4-inch display legacy

Keeping with the three-tiered approach in 2015 through 2016, a leak this week appears to confirm Apple's next lowest-level iPhone, the iPhone 6c. This device would replicate the success of the iPhone 5s with a dual-flash housing while it keeps with the colorful plastic of the iPhone 5c. This device also appears to be coming with a newly expanded double-grill of holes drilled in the base, suggesting there'll be more speaker range in the near future. Of course these speakers will still be pointing downward, not forward.

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HTC One M9+ render leaks out again, hints at fingerprint scanner

HTC One M9+ render leaks out again, hints at fingerprint scanner

While Samsung seems to be taking a breather just before the storm of launching its Galaxy S6 flagship worldwide, HTC seems to be still busy coming out with devices left and right, from all possible tiers. We just recently saw the appearance of the One E9+, ahead of the One E9 itself. And more than that, the "larger", though not really larger, sibling of the One M9 flagship is making a few rounds over the Internet again. And in the latest scoop, the One M9+ is said to sport a fingerprint scanner on what looks like a home button.

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Microsoft rumored to eye Android apps on Windows phones

Microsoft rumored to eye Android apps on Windows phones

Insider information or wishful thinking? That might be the first thing you think when you hear about this latest rumor coming out of Redmond. Several sources are claiming that Microsoft is, at least internally, looking into emulation technologies to make Android apps run on Windows phones. Why? Supposedly to finally resolve the dearth of apps on Windows mobile devices. But is this a solution that could help boost the adoption of Microsoft's mobile platform or will it be suicide for the software vendor in the long run?

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Galaxy S6 edge brutally slammed on the ground thrice, survives

Galaxy S6 edge brutally slammed on the ground thrice, survives

This video is both a testament to Samsung's new build quality as well as to human cruelty. We'd love to be able to say no smartphone was harmed in the making of this video, but we'd be lying to your face. A woman, presumably a Korean considering the origin of this YouTube clip, has subjected the new Galaxy S6 edge not to a drop test but to a slam test. Yes, the more expensive Galaxy S6 edge gets slammed on the ground. Hard. To its credit, it survives unscathed.

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Next Windows 10 for Phones build could support 30 models

Next Windows 10 for Phones build could support 30 models

While the Windows 10 upgrade path on the desktop is more or less clear cut, the same can't be said of their mobile counterparts. Last February, Microsoft started handing out preview builds of the upcoming operating system but its coverage was worryingly limited, to at most 6 models. That's not to say that Microsoft will only be supporting those and upcoming smartphones, but it hung a cloud of uncertainty over users. Now Microsoft is clearing the air by revealing as much as 36 models (30 if you count variants as one) who might be in the next round of builds.

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LG Magna, Spirit, Leon, Joy mid-range phones go global

LG Magna, Spirit, Leon, Joy mid-range phones go global

While it didn't unveil its next flagship at MWC 2015, LG did announce, or rather pre-announce, some smartphones. Among them was a batch of new mid-range devices to fill in the gap, not just in time, but also between it's high end and its low end offerings. Instead of the usual letter-based naming, however, LG opted to give these four, the LG Magna, LG Spirit, LG Leon, and LG Joy, real names, though not necessarily descriptive. And these four will begin their global trek in South America, followed by Europe and other regions before finally ending in North America.

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HTC One E9+ phablet quietly revealed in China

HTC One E9+ phablet quietly revealed in China

After the number of accidental leaks spoiled HTC's announcement of the One M9, the company's latest flagship smartphone, you would think they would have learned to be a bit more careful or put a bit more effort into making a splash. Either HTC has yet to learn that lesson or we're looking at another unintentional reveal, but their new One E9+ phablet has just turned up on the company's Chinese website. While the device appears to be much the same as what was discovered earlier this month, albeit with a few small differences.

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