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2nd gen iPhone X price will be this low

2nd gen iPhone X price will be this low

The iPhone X is either Apple’s biggest hit or worst sales pitch, depending on who you ask. While there is little doubt that the iPhone X is one of the best smartphones of late, it’s price tag effectively scared off many would-be buyers. This year, Apple is reported to be correcting that error by introducing two new iPhone X successors, one of which will at least be $100 cheaper than the first iPhone X.

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Motorola phones coming next month amidst company reshuffle

Motorola phones coming next month amidst company reshuffle

Changes are afoot at Motorola and it might not be the good kind of change. Just recently, the company reportedly laid off not a small number of its workforce and also scrapped the next Moto X phone. While those were never made official, this official news coming from the company does hint at the changes happening inside Motorola. President Aymar de Lencquesaing has stepped down and 20-year company veteran Sergio Buniac will take his place. But no worries, Motorola’s first new products are still coming soon.

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Justice Department wants phone unlocking mandate for encrypted data

Justice Department wants phone unlocking mandate for encrypted data

The Department of Justice wants a mandate that would force tech companies to provide phone unlocking tools. The FBI is involved in discussions of potential legislation forcing the matter, according to a new report. Research currently underway by both entities allegedly indicates that a backdoor could be provided without leaving the devices more vulnerable to hackers. This is the latest development in the US government's long-running effort to get easy access to encrypted smartphones.

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Galaxy S8, S8+, Note 8 Oreo coming to unlocked models soon

Galaxy S8, S8+, Note 8 Oreo coming to unlocked models soon

Samsung isn’t exactly known for speedy updates (though, surprisingly, it’s not exactly the worse by some standards). It has, however, at least started to roll out the Android 8.0 (not 8.1) Oreo update to carrier models of its Galaxy S8 and S8+ 2017 flagships. What about the unlocked models, you ask? Samsung has finally broken its silence and is promising it will happen next month, if all goes well. It also goes on to explain why it actually takes unlocked models longer to get updated than carrier ones, which defies logic a bit.

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HTC U12+ might be the only HTC flagship you see this year

HTC U12+ might be the only HTC flagship you see this year

If you’re not Samsung or Apple (or a care-free Sony for that matter), chances are you might be cutting back on the number of high-end phones you will be producing. The past years haven’t exactly been kind to the smartphone giants, forcing them to rethink their business strategies. Through thick and thin, HTC has stubbornly refused to give up the fight. This year, it will still march forward in that same spirit, but with one very big change. The HTC U12+ will be its only premium model for 2018.

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OnePlus 6 specs leak while 5T sells out in North America

OnePlus 6 specs leak while 5T sells out in North America

It should come as no surprise to OnePlus fans that we're hearing more details on their next smartphone model, the OnePlus 6; after all, the company is almost literally on a six-month update cycle with its subsequent "T" upgrades. But that's the situation we find ourselves in today, as a set of specs for the OnePlus 6 have leaked, setting expectations for the device that will probably debut before summer.

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Galaxy S9 display dead-zones: Here’s Samsung’s response

Galaxy S9 display dead-zones: Here’s Samsung’s response

Being an early adopter of a new device or technology can have its pitfalls, as some Galaxy S9 and S9+ owners are discovering. Though the phones have only been available for about a week now, users have already been reporting a big problem: dead zones on the display. There have multiple posts about this issue both on Reddit and on the Samsung forums, so it seems that may not be an isolated problem.

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Pokemon GO SHINY Eggs event new details in effect

Pokemon GO SHINY Eggs event new details in effect

A Pokemon GO egg event just started, and there's a whole lot of SHINY going on as a bit of a bonus. The short story is - hatch as many Pokemon Eggs as possible, as this event is extremely rare! This event has a number of new gift boxes available in the in-game store, and we've got the value calculations for you, too!

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Android phones to ape Apple TrueDepth 3D sensors next year

Android phones to ape Apple TrueDepth 3D sensors next year

The market has long been aware of what Apple might launch with the iPhone X and yet it seems that it has caught Android manufacturers unprepared to fight back. From the notch to 3D face recognition, Android OEMs are now scrambling to copy what they think are the iPhone X’s greatest strengths. Famed KGI Securities analyst Ming-chi Kuo predicts that it won’t be until next year that such manufacturers will be able to catch up, and the first one will be, unsurprisingly, Huawei.

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iPhones are being unlocked with dead fingers

iPhones are being unlocked with dead fingers

Crime shows like CSI are known for using unusual, unrealistic, and sometimes morbid techniques in the pursuit of justice. But, as they say, sometimes reality is stranger than fiction. Ever encountered a locked iPhone whose owner was just recently deceased? No problem, according to some sources in law enforcement. Police are reportedly using those dead people's fingers to unlock said iPhones in order to find evidence or leads. And best of all, it's completely legal.

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Report: Bigger phones use more of your time

Report: Bigger phones use more of your time

The larger the phone, the more screen time a user tends to clock. That's what a study published this week suggests. The study comes from the folks at AppOptix and consists of data from 4,000 users surveyed over the entirety of the year 2017. There, they've shown that phones with displays less then 4.6-inches use their devices FAR less than those with displays 5.5-inches or larger. Your big fat phone is making you a phone zombie!

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Instagram puts newer posts back on top

Instagram puts newer posts back on top

Instagram went back to a different sort of setup now, not the same as the setup that just was, not quite what was a while ago. The changes mainly put newer posts back on top of the Instagram feed instead of having the whole thing mixed up according to the Instagram robot overlords whimsical decision-making skills. This update was made "to give you more control over your feed and ensure the posts you see are timely."

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