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OnePlus 3T may be the Android phone benchmark for 2017

OnePlus 3T may be the Android phone benchmark for 2017

The newest smartphone from OnePlus has been teased as the OnePlus 3T, a device with specifications that trump all previous units. This is not the sort of release that undercuts a previous smartphone. Instead, OnePlus seems to be set on releasing a smartphone that takes everything the OnePlus 3 is and gives it a boost. Whether or not that ends up being fair for OnePlus 3 users seems irrelevant.

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iPhone SE is Apple’s best uninteresting phone

iPhone SE is Apple’s best uninteresting phone

A rumor about the 2017 iPhone lineup has us recall our iPhone SE review and the reasons why this phone has staying power. In that review by Chris Davies, it's mentioned that in this device is a reason for iPhone 5s (and earlier) owners to upgrade. Not because the iPhone SE is better than Apple's alternatives, but because the device fills a hole not addressed by any other phone company today.

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Samsung Galaxy S7 successor detailed as “whole new ballgame”

Samsung Galaxy S7 successor detailed as “whole new ballgame”

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is tipped as aiming to revitalize the good name of the company with three sizes at once. The company's strategy has been considered, says our source, in several different ways. What may end up being the most wise is a three-pronged strategy. In that strategy, a release of the Galaxy S8, a new Galaxy S8 Plus, and the swift return of the Galaxy Note series, too.

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Google Daydream Controller Teardown : Red Flags

Google Daydream Controller Teardown : Red Flags

Our teardown of the Google Daydream controller shows how simple it is to control the virtual realm. What we expected was something similar to what the HTC Vive presents, in a slightly smaller form. What we've found is an interesting combination of chips, battery, and metal. While the outside might be fully ABS plastic in makeup, the internal structure has one piece of metal right where we did not expect it.

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Google Daydream View Review

Google Daydream View Review

Our Google Daydream View VR headset Review opens the door to a new era in Google's mobile VR game, starting with Pixel. The first phones that work with Daydream are the Google Pixel and the Google Pixel XL, both of which are available at the same sources at the headset. The headset doesn't physically connect to the smartphone, but the smartphone does require a certain set of features in order to work. Is this Google's next big thing, or an unnecessary addition to Google's already decent start in VR with Cardboard?

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TAPS touchscreen sticker lets any gloves work with any screen

TAPS touchscreen sticker lets any gloves work with any screen

Winter is here in much of the world and that means it's glove weather. The catch with gloves is that many of them won't work with your touchscreen device leaving you having to pull off a glove in the cold before you can answer a call or use your smartphone. TAPS touchscreen Sticker with Touch ID promises to allow you to use any glove with any touchscreen device.

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Galaxy S7 gets Android 7.0 Nougat in Open Beta Program

Galaxy S7 gets Android 7.0 Nougat in Open Beta Program

If you owned a Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 edge and are worried that the company might be too busy putting out fires to pay any attention to the early 2016 flagship, you can put your fears to rest. On the contrary, Samsung is pouring all its attention and love on this two actual cash cows. Part of that involves updating the two to the latest Android 7.0 version. But hold your horses, the update isn’t out yet. At least not if you don’t apply to Samsung’s Open Beta Program that will let you try it ahead of everyone else.

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“Galaxy X” patent reveals Samsung’s foldable smartphone idea

“Galaxy X” patent reveals Samsung’s foldable smartphone idea

Exploding batteries notwithstanding, Samsung isn’t going to shy away from experimenting with smartphones to both push the envelope as well as be the first in the market. The most awaited innovation is, of course, the promise of a foldable smartphone. That might come really soon, based on this recently unearthed Samsung patent for what is being nicknamed the “Galaxy X”, a.k.a. Project Valley. Aesthetically, though, it might not be as impressive, looking less like a smartphone and more like the love child of a Motorola RAZR and a Microsoft Surface Book hinge.

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T-Mobile gives the Galaxy S7 a BOGO weekend

T-Mobile gives the Galaxy S7 a BOGO weekend

In order to recoup their losses, Samsung its retail and carrier partners are promoting the hell out of the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, like putting out new color options like Blue Coral. Now, it’s T-Mobile’s turn to give Samsung’s only remaining 2016 flagship, aside from the Galaxy S7 edge, of course, to salvage what’s left of Samsung’s brand. Only for this weekend, you can buy a Galaxy S7 from T-Mobile and get a second Galaxy S7 “for free”. Of course, there’s always a catch.

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7 ways I’ll escape or mobilize today with technology

7 ways I’ll escape or mobilize today with technology

While many search for "how to move to Canada" today, I just want to distract myself while I avoid burying my head in the sand. I feel bad about the world today, but I must remember that we live at a time where technology is magic and I have the opportunity to mobilize. The ways in which I choose to escape the world today include distractions that aren't distractions at all. Today I bring you a list of technology-driven activities that are fueled by hope for a better future - along with a few easy escapes if you're not quite there yet.

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AT&T GoPhone offers users more LTE data for the same money

AT&T GoPhone offers users more LTE data for the same money

AT&T has announced a special deal that kicks off Friday for GoPhone customers. AT&T wants to celebrate the holidays by offering GoPhone subscribers who renew their current $40 and $55 monthly plans get more data without the use needing to do anything. The $55 monthly plan after AutoPay discount will now get 8GB of high-speed data. The $40 monthly plan with AutoPay will now get 4GB of LTE data. Both of those numbers are 33% increases compared to previous data allotments.

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Galaxy S8 screen tipped to grow to lure Note 7 users

Galaxy S8 screen tipped to grow to lure Note 7 users

A new rumor is making the rounds that claims Samsung is set to enlarge the screen of the Galaxy S8 smartphone in an effort to lure the customers who are considering going somewhere else for a big screen phablet back to the Samsung fold after the Galaxy Note 7 failure. This would dovetail nicely with the rumors from earlier this month that the Galaxy S8 would get a body that was 90% covered by the screen. This new rumor started with a report from a South Korean news outlet called The Bell.

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