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Xiaomi Mi Box Android TV spotted on shelves at a Walmart

Xiaomi Mi Box Android TV spotted on shelves at a Walmart

In case you’ve forgotten, Xiaomi has a sleek looking Android TV device in the pipeline called the Mi Box. This set-top-box will compete with the likes of Roku and Amazon as a consumer video streaming device, one that brings fairly high level specs compared to similar products. We’ve got a bunch of pictures and all the details in our hands-on from May, and now we may have a price: $69, at least per someone who spotted the Xiaomi Mi Box in a Walmart.

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With Google Pixel, the Android promise fulfilled, at last!

With Google Pixel, the Android promise fulfilled, at last!

This October Google will have fulfilled the promise they've been making on the Android operating system for the past decade. In the year 2005, Google acquired Android. In 2011, Google acquired Motorola (then, not long after, sold everything but their patents). In 2016, Google is in a position to not only create a set of Android smartphones and control the hardware, sales, and distribution, but the software, too. Google will be panned for copying Apple's game plan with these devices, but these devices will be exactly what consumers want, and will buy.

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HTC Desire 10 line seeks to break the mold [UPDATE]

HTC Desire 10 line seeks to break the mold [UPDATE]

In the past, HTC Desire devices were known for their ability to entice at a level just below that of the brand's hero smartphone line. They've always been fine phones, and they've always had price points that put them in direct contention with the best in the mid-range market around the world. Now, with the HTC Desire 10 pro, the company would - at first - appear to be doing something entirely new.

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Return your Galaxy Note 7 NOW, immediately, post-haste

Return your Galaxy Note 7 NOW, immediately, post-haste

Over the past couple of weeks, Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 has been the subject of some controversy regarding its potential to burst into flames. The defect responsible for this blunder seems to be rare - sort of. Not rare enough that all Galaxy Note 7 units have been banned from public use, but rare enough. Rare enough that we were shocked when we found, just this week, that not every Samsung Galaxy Note 7 user had taken the time to turn their first-run device in for a new one.

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Moto G4 Play Review : Another Entry-Level Hit

Moto G4 Play Review : Another Entry-Level Hit

The latest in Lenovo's Moto G collection of devices is the "Play" of the G4 (2016) generation. This means the Moto G4 Play is the least of the pack, least impressive and least costly, too. Today we're going to judge whether this device is worth the cash it costs - and for whom this device would be ideal. This device looks and feels extremely similar to its closest relatives, the Moto G4 and the Moto G4 Plus.

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Pokemon GO Buddy Chart, GO Plus DIY, iPhone 7

Pokemon GO Buddy Chart, GO Plus DIY, iPhone 7

We've got a fully chart of Buddy Pokemon ins and outs - distances and connections - ready for the masses this morning. The Pokemon GO "Buddy Pokemon" update goes live this week for all users - iOS and Android included. With this, everything beyond the obvious will need a bit of a kick in easy-to-read instructions from the likes of us, the Pokemon GO crew at SlashGear. Below we've got a full collection of Buddy Pokemon notes, tips, and a little information about how everyday users can make their own Pokemon GO Plus device.

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New Echo Dot appears in now-deleted Amazon tweet

New Echo Dot appears in now-deleted Amazon tweet

If you go to Amazon’s Echo Dot page, it says that it is currently sold out. That may not be the case for long if a now-deleted tweet from Amazon itself is any indication. According to the tweet, Amazon has a new Echo Dot device in the pipeline, one that is priced at $49.99 USD — a much cheaper price than the previous iteration’s $89.99 USD rate. With the Echo Dot, any speaker you have can be used as part of the larger Amazon system or, alternatively, Echo Dot can be used on its own as a standalone device.

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iPhone 7 Review Round-up: 7 Plus Cameras, Jacks, and Jet Black

iPhone 7 Review Round-up: 7 Plus Cameras, Jacks, and Jet Black

One collection of iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus Reviews have been dropped this morning, and they appear - for the most part - to be positive. While it would appear that the tech review industry isn't entirely sold on the idea that they'll have to change habits to accommodate the lack of a headphone jack, and the Jet Black finish seems to be a bit more "scratchy" than they'd hoped, both devices seem to deliver on Apple's promise of a top-quality smartphone.

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iPhone 7 release date options: colors and sizes and Android

iPhone 7 release date options: colors and sizes and Android

The release date for Apple's iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus is upon us. While this set of iPhones looks a lot like iPhones we've seen in the past several years, a set of new options makes this an interesting switchover point for many consumers. People that've been using an older iPhone from 2 or more year ago, especially will be looking to upgrade - but there's also the people that are less-than-satisfied with what's just happened in the Android universe. While we don't expect a large number of switches over to the other side this generation only because of Samsung's misfortune, we do expect there to be some fallout.

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Raspberry Pi: how it sold 10 million in 4 years

Raspberry Pi: how it sold 10 million in 4 years

Even for only $35 a pop, 10 million units sold is no joking number. Especially for something that’s been going on for four years, where it has had the possibility of going out of fashion or being displaced by something newer or even better. But that is exactly the momentous achievement that the Raspberry Pi is able to brag about today. But what is all the fuss about an electronics board that doesn’t even come with case? And how exactly did the Raspberry Pi gain that much attention, users, and loyalty? We take a look back in time to find out.

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iPhone 7 A10 Fusion: 40% faster processing than the A9

iPhone 7 A10 Fusion: 40% faster processing than the A9

There’s a lot to like about the iPhone 7, but is it worth upgrading to? It is if you care about performance and battery life. The iPhone 7 boasts the A10 Fusion, a four-core 64-bit processor with two high-efficiency cores and two high-performance cores. With the processor comes 40-percent faster processing over the A9 and two times processing over the A8. It’s a big jump in processing performance over the iPhone 6s, and is especially faster than older models — in fact, Apple says it is 120x faster than the original iPhone.

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Moto G4 vs Moto G4 Play – released today in the USA

Moto G4 vs Moto G4 Play – released today in the USA

This week the folks at Motorola have released the "Play" version of their Moto G4 for the USA. Our Moto G4 Review and Moto G4 Plus Review (2 in 1) should give you, the viewer, a good idea of what's in store. This new "Play" set has prompted Android users to ask whether Lenovo believes that it was Motorola's original strategy to release as many smartphones as possible all within as short a span as possible that made the Moto G popular in the first place. Regardless, every one of the Moto phones that've been revealed over the past several weeks are good, in their own unique ways, and we'll be delivering a closer look at the lot before they're in users' hands here on SlashGear.

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