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What is Moto C? Motorola’s sub-$100 phone [Specs, Details, Rumors]

What is Moto C? Motorola’s sub-$100 phone [Specs, Details, Rumors]

Step aside, Moto G, there's a new super-inexpensive smartphone in Motorola's vision for the future. Having seen quite a bit of success with the Moto G line for the past several years, it would seem that Motorola (now owned by Lenovo) will hit it even lower than before. While Moto G was previously the lowest-cost yet usable smartphone in the world before, leaks suggest that Motorola's moving toward another. The Moto C, as it's tipped to be called, will come in multiple colors.

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LG bootloop lawsuit now includes G5, V20, Nexus 5X

LG bootloop lawsuit now includes G5, V20, Nexus 5X

No smartphone is perfect, but some fail so spectacularly that they get not only some media coverage but even a class action lawsuit. And, no, for the first time, we're not talking about the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. In the federal district Southern California, LG was slapped with a class action lawsuit by disgruntled owners of LG G4 and LG V10 smartphone who were fed up with the company's shoddy craftsmanship and even shoddier customer support. Now that list of devices has grown to include the Nexus 5X, the LG G5, and the LG V20.

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Xiaomi Mi 6 launch now has a date, specs seen on AnTuTu

Xiaomi Mi 6 launch now has a date, specs seen on AnTuTu

Xiaomi has done it again. No, it hasn't yet revealed its next hot-selling smartphone. Instead, it is again building up the hype around it. How? Why by scheduling an announcement that revealed when the actual announcement will be. Needless to say, Xiaomi has revealed that by this time next week, it will finally be telling the world its vision of what a 2017 flagship means. Thanks to AnTuTu, however, we don't have to wait too long to know what's going to make it tick.

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Google Duo’s audio-only calls is finally global

Google Duo’s audio-only calls is finally global

Google really can't make up its mind when it comes to its communication apps and services. From Google Talk to Hangouts to the newly renamed Android Messaging, Google changes names, features, and apps as regularly as the phases of the moon. Even its latest "simplified" video calling app isn't immune to that trend. Google Duo, which was designed to be a dead simple way to have one-on-one video calls is now also becoming a dead simple way to make audio-only calls, with the feature now rolling out worldwide.

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As Sony teams with E-Ink, we wait for awesome device releases

As Sony teams with E-Ink, we wait for awesome device releases

This week the folks at Sony have announced a joint venture with the brand E-Ink, resulting in a team-up the likes of which could be huge. This is not a rumor, it's a real-deal announcement from both Sony and E-Ink, and it's part of a timeline that's unfolding in Sony's device collection as we speak. This is not the first time Sony has dabbled in E-Ink devices - not by a long shot - but it could be a sign of odd and awesome gadgets to come.

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Is this our first look at the Galaxy Note 8? Probably not

Is this our first look at the Galaxy Note 8? Probably not

Samsung's spring flagship - the Galaxy S8 - hasn't even shipped yet, and already we're onto what to expect in autumn. An image of an alleged Galaxy Note 8 is making the rounds today, giving us what could be our first look at the next phone in the Note lineup.

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What Note 7 fallout? Galaxy S8 preorders are huge

What Note 7 fallout? Galaxy S8 preorders are huge

This morning reports from several sources suggest that preorders for the Samsung Galaxy S8 are well and above those for the Galaxy S7. Last year's Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, says Samsung, have been "outpaced" by those of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus (or S8+, if you prefer) in pre-orders here in the United States. Samsung adds that this outpacing is "with strong double digit growth" to boot.

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Pokemon GO prep for inevitable Easter Event

Pokemon GO prep for inevitable Easter Event

How we prepare for the Easter Event in Pokemon GO starts with Ratata and Pidgey and ends with some of the most high-level Pokemon in the game. The methodology is legendary for the most hardcore of Pokemon GO players. The way to get the most XP out of a single Lucky Egg has been a question pondered by all those well on their way to the promised land: Level 40. Once there, the highest-level Pokemon in Pokemon GO can be attained - with Bunny Ears, we're hoping.

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Galaxy S8 pre-orders break Samsung records in Korea

Galaxy S8 pre-orders break Samsung records in Korea

It would seem that consumers in South Korea aren't shying away from the Galaxy S8 because of the Galaxy Note 7 battery debacle. In just two days, Samsung's new flagship phone has managed to hit 550,000 pre-orders in Korea, surpassing the other flagships that came before it.

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LG Watch Urbane 2nd Ed to get Android Wear 2.0 in a few weeks

LG Watch Urbane 2nd Ed to get Android Wear 2.0 in a few weeks

It's now official. LG has confirmed what users have been reporting about the rollout of Android Wear 2.0 for its G Watch R and Watch Urbane 1st Edition smartwatches. But in the same breath, LG is also announcing that its 2nd edition Watch Urbane won't be left out of the party for too long. That update will also be coming to the manufacturer's classiest smartwatch soon, but owners will have to wait until about May for that to happen.

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Google Pixel 2 might sport curved OLED screen from LG

Google Pixel 2 might sport curved OLED screen from LG

Now that the word is out that there will be a second Pixel phone this year, the rumor mill has started churning. First up is what kind of display the smartphone will have. Based on speculation by Korean media, it might be a curved one ala the Samsung Galaxy S8. The basis of that idea is that Google has apparently offered to invest a considerable amount of cash into LG Display's flexible OLED screen, fueling speculation of the curved design of the Pixel 2.

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LG G6 reliability put to the Rube Goldberg machine test

LG G6 reliability put to the Rube Goldberg machine test

In addition to its FullVision display, LG made a bold claim when it boasted that the LG G6 is one of if not the most reliable smartphones in the market today. Sure, it's not going to be as rugged as a CAT, Panasonic, or even Kyocera, but it's tough while also pretty at the same time. Naturally, that has inspired not a few rough handling tests caught on camera to prove or disprove LG's claims. And, naturally, LG couldn't resist making its own "tests" via a convoluted Rude Goldberg machine.

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