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Verizon Vehicle renamed to Hum, makes any car smarter

Verizon Vehicle renamed to Hum, makes any car smarter

You might be ready to make the jump to the Connected Age, but your car might not be. Unless you are one of the still elite few that have a GM OnStar-enabled car or any of those new models that have their Internet-connected systems, chances are you are simply left dreaming for the future. Just your luck, Verizon Hub has just launched and its goal is to turn that old, incompatible metal carriage of yours into the car of the future. Or at least connect it to the Internet and your smartphone.

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ARCHOS IFA 2015 smartphone team: 2 Android, 1 Windows 10

ARCHOS IFA 2015 smartphone team: 2 Android, 1 Windows 10

With IFA around the corner, it's time for manufacturers to put out their wares. And French OEM ARCHOS will definitely not be left behind. It isn't anything out of the ordinary for it to announce new members of its Android smartphone roster but it is somewhat a surprise, perhaps even a pleasant one, to see it put out a Window 10 smartphone. This makes it one of the first few manufacturers to reveal a new device that will run Microsoft's new OS tailored to fit small sizes.

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Galaxy Note 5’s so-called “PenGate”: who should be responsible?

Galaxy Note 5’s so-called “PenGate”: who should be responsible?

Samsung responds to the press on what users should expect when placing their S Pen into its holster on the Galaxy Note 5. Earlier today it became apparent that the fact that you're able to jam your Galaxy Note 5's S Pen in to its hole the wrong way - wasn't going away. Samsung has responded to the masses by suggesting that users read the instructions that come with the device right out of the box. Detractors have other ideas, saying Samsung should have made this device fool-proof.

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OnePlus 2 Wins Blind Camera Test vs iPhone 6, Galaxy S6, LG G4

OnePlus 2 Wins Blind Camera Test vs iPhone 6, Galaxy S6, LG G4

Over the past several days we've run a Blind Camera Test between the OnePlus 2, LG G4, Samsung Galaxy S6, and the iPhone 6 in a small variety of high and low-light environments. These environments were mostly "average" environments, aiming to see which device does the best under the conditions you'd most likely be shooting in on any given "normal" sort of day. As with each Blind Camera Test here on SlashGear, this test was meant to be as objective as possible.

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DROID MAXX 2 details leaked in photos

DROID MAXX 2 details leaked in photos

This morning the DROID MAXX 2, also known as the Moto X Play internationally, has appeared in a few leaked photos. This device is also known as the Motorola XT1565, the code for the base of the device that'll be released with different names in different regions. This DROID MAXX 2 for Verizon Wireless will be the only Moto X Play we'll see here in the United States, while the Moto X Style will be released separately, and with more than one carrier.

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Is this “HTC One Plus” really such an iPhone clone?

Is this “HTC One Plus” really such an iPhone clone?

A set of photos suggests that HTC's next flagship smartphone may be extremely similar to the iPhone 6 Plus. Today we're going to take a quick look at how it's not just this leaked HTC device that looks like the iPhone, it's the iPhone that looks like the first "HTC One", and the Galaxy S6 looks like the iPhone 6, and the Xperia Z series looks like it had Samsung designers on staff - and any number of comparisons that, in the end, point toward the same conclusion: we're headed toward a smartphone design singularity.

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AUO’s new displays include 4K smartphones, wearables

AUO’s new displays include 4K smartphones, wearables

AUO or AU Optronics isn't exactly a name you'll always hear thrown around when it comes to displays, compared with, say Sharp or even JDI, but the company has been steadily putting out screen after screen intended for a wide range of electronic devices, including smarpthones, tablets, TVs, in-vehicle systems, and even vending machines. Releasing a flood of new screens right before IFA 2015, AUO is once again trying to cover that large gamut of products, which now also include everyone's favorite eccentric gadget, the ever so loyal smartwatch.

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Hydrogen fuel cell powered iPhone 6 can last a week

Hydrogen fuel cell powered iPhone 6 can last a week

Now that we have smartphones with 2K displays, 4 GB of RAM, and eight 64-bit cores, batteries have become the next obsession for many smartphone makers and researchers. From quick charging batteries to safer batteries and now to eco-friendly batteries, the smartphone's power source is both a source of interest and potential profit to those can put down a stake first. British company Intelligent Energy might just be one of those, with its hydrogen-powered battery that can power an iPhone for a whole week before needing a recharge.

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Britain’s Wileyfox debuts with 2 Cyanogen OS-powered phones

Britain’s Wileyfox debuts with 2 Cyanogen OS-powered phones

Say hello to Wileyfox, a brand new smartphone maker from the UK to enter the Android market with two new devices running Cyanogen OS. From the looks of their new phones, the 5.5-inch Storm and the 5-inch Swift, it seems like Wileyfox will be targeting customers interested reasonably priced devices with mid-level specs, a bit like OnePlus. The company says the Storm and Swift will be available in September and October in the UK and across Europe, but only via their website.

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Sony teases an Xperia with greater focus, not a greater Xperia

Sony teases an Xperia with greater focus, not a greater Xperia

It's IFA time soon, and naturally, almost anyone and everyone in the tech industry are ready to make a splash. Including Sony. But if you were perhaps hoping for some redeeming smartphone, it might be time to rein in those expectations. Sony's UK Twitter account just teased something for its pre-IFA 2015 event, hinting at a smarpthone with a better focus, presumably a better camera. It is, however, sadly silent on whether we can also expect a better Xperia smartphone to go along with that.

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Moto X Play as DROID Maxx 2, Moto X Style as DROID Turbo 2

Moto X Play as DROID Maxx 2, Moto X Style as DROID Turbo 2

"A rose by any other name" or so the quote goes. It seems that when Motorola says a device is exclusive to one country or isn't coming to another country, it shouldn't be taken too literally. Or in this case, nominally. While the Moto X Play was noted to be unavailable in the US, it might actually just go by another name, the DROID Maxx 2. The Moto X Style, on the other hand, which will be the unlocked Moto X Pure Edition in the US, will take on the DROID Turbo 2 name under Verizon.

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ASUS ZenFone 2 claims fastest charging smartphone title

ASUS ZenFone 2 claims fastest charging smartphone title

Like it or not, there will eventually come a time when you will have to plug in that smartphone to a power outlet. And when that time comes, the name of the game isn't just battery size, it is charging time. Advancements in technology today has brought as the likes of Qualcomm's Quick Charge and similar features. But which smartphones really have the fastest and most efficient charging time all in all? As you might have already guessed from the title, it is probably not something you expected.

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