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Intel Core i9: 12-cores could still fall short of AMD Ryzen Threadripper

Intel Core i9: 12-cores could still fall short of AMD Ryzen Threadripper

Even though neither CPU has shipped yet, the battle between Intel's incoming Core i9 and AMD's Ryzen Threadripper is already heating up. Aside from the die-hard fans of both companies doing their standard chirping from one another, we now have published clock rates for both camps. As it turns out, Intel's Core i9 could still be outpaced by Ryzen Threadripper, at least in terms of overall clock speed.

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Nokia 8 release tipped: aiming for Nexus cool details

Nokia 8 release tipped: aiming for Nexus cool details

In the Nexus 8 is the potential for the most on-point vanilla Android smartphone release in years. What we've seen so far suggests that HMD Global is not only keeping with Nokia's design spirit, they're taking the open shot when it comes to pure Android. If Google isn't going to make a Nexus smartphone, Nokia's plenty ready to step up to the plate.

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This KFC chicken phone is part of our new dystopian reality

This KFC chicken phone is part of our new dystopian reality

A Huawei-made KFC-branded smartphone is coming to China, and the entire smartphone industry should be ashamed. This should, by all means, be the end of consumers assuming that smartphones are something for which they should pay a premium. A smartphone is no longer a precious sort of item that has inherent value beyond its assembled components - and it's KFC's fault.

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Leaked Google Pixel XL 2 2017 image release: LG G6 x HTC U11 x XL1

Leaked Google Pixel XL 2 2017 image release: LG G6 x HTC U11 x XL1

The next Google Pixel XL has been spotted in a leaked image which details the device in a big way. This is just one of two Google Pixel devices, the other being the standard 2017 Google Pixel - the new version of the device with the same name from the year 2016. This new pair of smartphones has been detailed in leaks in several articles in the recent past here on SlashGear - here we're rounding up the bunch with this rather sizable image leak.

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Nokia and Xiaomi join forces: global mobile incoming

Nokia and Xiaomi join forces: global mobile incoming

Two power teams of mobile device creators have joined forces this week: Xiaomi and Nokia. Nokia is a legendary mobile phone maker that's gone through some unprecedented changes over the last few years. Xiaomi is still a relative up-and-comer in the business, based in China and set to expand across the whole earth with their high-quality low-cost devices.

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Moto E4 Review: Verizon’s best cheap phone

Moto E4 Review: Verizon’s best cheap phone

This week the Motorola-made Moto E4 for Verizon is on our review desk, and things are looking up. This device is one of the lowest-cost Motorola smartphones ever made, made to take the place of the Moto G as king of the budget smartphones. Where the Moto G was one of the most inspiring low-cost high-quality phones made in the past half-decade, the Moto E4 is the less-hyped but better-suited tiny monster that's now the best value smartphone available through Verizon - and soon other carriers, too.

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Google Pixel 2 predictions and concepts released to excited users

Google Pixel 2 predictions and concepts released to excited users

This morning we're having a peek at a number of images and predictions for the Google Pixel 2. This device will very likely bring about another pair of hits for the company that sells it - Google - with a combination of high-quality hardware and hyper-tuned software. This means swift, responsive mobile action and very likely the best smartphone camera on the market - in at least two sizes.

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Google Fi’s mystery phone may be Moto X4

Google Fi’s mystery phone may be Moto X4

By the end of the year here in 2017, Google Fi will have a new smartphone for sale. This device was revealed to be part of the company's plans earlier this week - and today the actual model has been leaked. Much like what we'd anticipated in our crystal ball analysis of the situation, the tip given today is that Motorola will be part of the Project Fi experience in not too long.

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This Moto Z2 Play Moto Mod seemed absurd at first, now it’s my favorite

This Moto Z2 Play Moto Mod seemed absurd at first, now it’s my favorite

The JBL SoundBoost 2 Moto Mod makes the Moto Z2 Play downright thick. I'd laid hands on a few Moto Mods before and I'd even used the Moto Z for a while when it was first revealed. But until now, I'd not been convinced that Motorola's implementation of a modular smartphone accessory system was worth the effort. With the release of the second wave of Moto Mods with the Moto Z2 and the Moto Z2 Play, I've seen the light. And it comes from the speaker masters at JBL.

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InkCase i7 Review : iPhone gets another face

InkCase i7 Review : iPhone gets another face

This week I've been working with both versions of the InkCase i7 - one for the smaller iPhone, one for the Plus. Both are from the newest generation of e-ink case from the folks at Oaxis, who've made these cases for the following people: "adventurers, bookworms, the businessperson, selfie-takers, and everyone else." Thus far I've found the case to be not only interesting, but helpful and downright fun, too.

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Google Project Fi tips new mid-tier device in 2017

Google Project Fi tips new mid-tier device in 2017

This afternoon the folks at Google's Project Fi tipped that they'd be bringing a new device to their service. What they suggested on Twitter is that they'll have a "new Fi-compatible device at a mid-tier price from one of our partners later this year." That could mean that there's a new device - like one we've never seen before - but it could also mean that Google will make use of a device that's already out in the wild, "new" just meaning it's new to the service.

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iPhone 10 years later (plus LG, Samsung, Motorola, HTC)

iPhone 10 years later (plus LG, Samsung, Motorola, HTC)

Ten years after the first iPhone and it's time to take a head count - how does a 2007 phone compared to today's biggest and brightest. The actual anniversary is of the market release of the 1st-gen iPhone, which came to stores on June 29th, 2007. Back then, the mobile phone market was a very different place than it is today. So very many buttons! What did LG, Samsung, Motorola, and HTC have then - and what do they have now?

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