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Galaxy S9 pre-release specs and rumors update

Galaxy S9 pre-release specs and rumors update

Today we've got an updated list of what we expect will be the Samsung Galaxy S9 specs, top to bottom. This includes the standard Samsung Galaxy S9 as well as the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus, formerly known as Edge. These specs should hold mostly accurate unless Samsung throws a giant wrench in the mix before they make their devices live in full effect this February - another most-likely situation.

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California to mobile phone owners: use a headset to avoid radiation

California to mobile phone owners: use a headset to avoid radiation

The early days of cell phone ownership were rife with conspiracy theories about major health effects caused by exposure to radio frequency (RF) energy, or as it is more generally referred to, radiation. While many of those warnings were overblown or outright nonsense, the idea of limiting exposure to the RF energy from a cell phone isn't a bad one. The State of California recently released guidelines for mobile phone owners on reducing this exposure, and one big recommendation is to avoid putting the phone against your head entirely when possible.

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New Galaxy S9 Leak shows 3.5mm headphone jack lives on

New Galaxy S9 Leak shows 3.5mm headphone jack lives on

A new leak has surfaced that has to do with the Galaxy S9 smartphone series and the leak shows one of the circuit boards from inside the device. There are a few things that stand out clearly in the images, first is that the smartphone has a single lens camera.

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Google nabs Apple engineer to help with its own chip development

Google nabs Apple engineer to help with its own chip development

As Google continues its recent work towards developing its own custom chips for use in the Pixel line of phones and other devices, the company has now managed to lure some top talent from one of its biggest rivals, namely Apple. It appears that well-regarded Apple chip designer John Bruno has left his position at Cupertino to join Google for an unspecified role.

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Razer Phone Review : Real Mobile Courage

Razer Phone Review : Real Mobile Courage

The first Razer Phone clearly wasn't designed to take on the competition with bright, flashy colors. Razer didn't make their first phone with curved edges, and it didn't include a front-facing 3D face-sensor setup for animated emoji messages. Instead, Razer took the top-notch knowhow of the team at formerly-NextBit and combined it with their own understanding of their massive cult of modern gamers. With some top-level branding and a genuinely nice box to package it all up, the Razer Phone is like no other company's "first try" I've ever experienced.

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Galaxy S9, S9+ HTML 5 test confirms screen resolution

Galaxy S9, S9+ HTML 5 test confirms screen resolution

Is there anything yet that we don’t know about the Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy S9+? At least as far as unofficial information goes? Probably not, but it never hurts to have some “independent” confirmation. That confirmation comes from the HTML5test tool that, unsurprisingly, benchmark’s a phone’s, or rather a browser on a phone, performance in rendering HTML 5 compliant web pages. Fortunately, it also hints at something we’ve already expected the Galaxy S9 and S9+ to have: tall, 18.5:9 screens.

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Huawei Honor 9 Lite launches with 18:9 screen, four cameras

Huawei Honor 9 Lite launches with 18:9 screen, four cameras

Honor might be seen as Huawei’s mid-range sub-brand but it is quickly shedding of that image. The Honor V10 and the Honor 7X before it all brought with them almost high-end specs that rivaled Huawei’s own flagships. Not everyone, however, will be able to afford those phones. Fortunately, Honor has not forgotten its core market and has announced the Honor 9 Lite which, though indeed “liter” than the Honor 9, still marks an improvement over the mid-2017 premium model.

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Galaxy J2 (2018) is coming for those who don’t need the fluff

Galaxy J2 (2018) is coming for those who don’t need the fluff

Just this week, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy A8 and A8+ 2018 editions, which was expected to happen next month at CES. But, also as expected, it was pretty much like the Galaxy S8 Lite. Not everyone, however, is enamored by the new 18:9 (or 18.5:9 in Samsung’s case) screens, glass backs, and high price tags. For those consumers, Samsung still has the Galaxy J line, the latest of which, the Galaxy J2 (2018) might be very close to being announced.

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Zanco tiny t1 is the world’s smallest feature phone

Zanco tiny t1 is the world’s smallest feature phone

Smartphones are getting more powerful but they’re also growing bigger. Even Apple, who held out the longest, has jumped on the phablet train two years back. There are still some, however, who find riches in the smallest things. Earlier this year, we got to see the Jelly, the world’s smallest smartphone. That might still be too much for some who just need a small device for calling. Enter tiny t1 from UK-based Zanco, which is probably the smallest “dumb” phone no one thought they wanted until now.

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Galaxy Note 8 Android Oreo beta has been leaked if you want to risk it

Galaxy Note 8 Android Oreo beta has been leaked if you want to risk it

Samsung’s awful Android update track record has sometimes forced its users to look towards unofficial ways to get their fix. And it isn’t just about getting the latest features either. Being protected from well-known security exploits has recently become more than just optional. Despite being its newest flagship, however, the Galaxy Note 8 isn’t getting any special Oreo treatment. But thanks to some sleuthing by power users, you can get a taste of some pre-baked cookies. Unfortunately, it might not yet be worth the risk.

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Apple faces lawsuit over purposely slowing down older iPhones

Apple faces lawsuit over purposely slowing down older iPhones

Apple might now be regretting its decision to formally admit a course of action that has earned it not just criticisms but now a lawsuit as well. Geekbench and Reddit earlier speculated that Apple was intentionally throttling down the performance of older iPhone models with older batteries. The company then admitted to the act but defended it as a safeguard and a feature to keep iPhones safe for use. Users are not having any of it and at least two want to take Apple to court for doing such without even informing users.

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Pokemon GO Christmas Event Spin Bonus Secrets LIVE

Pokemon GO Christmas Event Spin Bonus Secrets LIVE

Pokemon GO updates today with the second-to-last event change of the year. As we discussed yesterday, there'll be at least one more "wave" of changes before New Years Eve! Today we're discussing what we'll be seeing in the officially announced "Holiday" event this week.

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