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Galaxy A 2017 series revealed with three water resistant phones

Galaxy A 2017 series revealed with three water resistant phones

Following quite a few different leaks, Samsung has officially announced its Galaxy A phones for 2017. This fresh batch of phones includes three models: the A7, A5, and A3. They're getting announcements before an event later this week, where Samsung will likely reveal some key details such as pricing and launch dates.

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Study: 40% of Americans use their phone within 5 minutes of waking up

Study: 40% of Americans use their phone within 5 minutes of waking up

A new global mobile consumer survey details technology trends from the U.S. as noted throughout 2016, and among them are details about how US techies use their phone. Most notably, about 40-percent of Americans check their smartphone within five minutes of waking up in the morning. That number grows over the minutes following, with most people checking their phone within an hour of waking up, and continuing to check it dozens of times throughout the day.

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ZTE Blade V8 leaked photos show off metal body, dual camera

ZTE Blade V8 leaked photos show off metal body, dual camera

ZTE's Blade V8 is rumored to get an official reveal at CES next week, but ahead of that, we're getting an up close look at the device thanks to a new series of leaked images. Unlike so many other leaked images, these ones are in focus and photograph the phone from all angles, giving us a very good look at the phone. Despite being a mid-range device, the Blade V8 is looking pretty sharp.

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LG G6 rumored with glass back for wireless charging

LG G6 rumored with glass back for wireless charging

Shortly after a set of renders gave us some idea of what the LG G6 might look like, we're hearing a new rumor that changes things up a bit. According to ETNews, the G6 will have a glass back when it arrives next year, following in Samsung's footsteps with the Galaxy S7. Going with a glass back would be a first for the G-series, which has received new backplate materials for a few releases now.

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Pokemon GO Holiday Box guide: Ending 2016 with a bang

Pokemon GO Holiday Box guide: Ending 2016 with a bang

Pokemon GO's Christmas is over and New Year's Eve is fast approaching - and we've got some guidance for you to traverse the game for the next week. This begins with the Gift Boxes and how to avoid them altogether. Niantic is getting better and better at pushing users toward paying real cash money to play Pokemon GO, and these Holiday Box items are their best effort yet.

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These Nokia patents are why Apple is getting sued

These Nokia patents are why Apple is getting sued

It's a strange list of patents that Nokia is suing Apple over - and not a list we'd have expected would have come so late in the game. Nokia's set of suits have been filed in the United States and Germany, for starters - they suggest they'll go further in the near future. At the same time Apple is suing Nokia for what they suggest is an effort to "extract and extort exorbitant revenues unfairly and anticompetitively from Apple and other innovative suppliers of cell phones."

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BlackBerry Mercury could be the Android innovator in 2017

BlackBerry Mercury could be the Android innovator in 2017

2017 is bound to have its share of impressive Android phones, but one you may want to begin paying attention to is the BlackBerry Mercury. Thus far, Blackberry has been tight-lipped about what to expect in the Mercury, but a number of leaks and reports have painted a fairly clear picture nonetheless. Should these turn out to be true, then the Mercury could end up being one of the most unique Android phones of the year.

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T-Mobile One Plus makes HD video streaming more affordable

T-Mobile One Plus makes HD video streaming more affordable

If you remember when T-Mobile One first came out the carrier wanted us all to think that it was going to be a cheaper way to get unlimited data, but there was one big catch. That catch had to do with the way T-Mobile limited streaming video to 480p streams only on the plan. You could get HD streaming, but to do so cost you a whopping $25 more per line. That caveat has been addressed somewhat with the new T-Mobile One Plus plan that was just announced.

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Lenovo Phab 2 Pro review: Google Tango has landed

Lenovo Phab 2 Pro review: Google Tango has landed

Google's Tango augmented reality platform is getting its first real-world application with the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro. We're venturing into a territory that's largely unknown, and the Phab 2 Pro is the first of its kind: a phone built around the idea that augmented reality can be more than just a novelty. What does the Phab 2 Pro say about the future of Tango and the phones produced to support it? Read on for our full review.

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The BIG Galaxy S8 rumor roundup: Release date, camera, more!

The BIG Galaxy S8 rumor roundup: Release date, camera, more!

With the Galaxy Note 7 soon to be well and truly dead, it's time to turn our attention toward the Galaxy S8, Samsung's next flagship device. We're not likely to find out any official details until sometime in February at the earliest, but as always, the rumor mill has been churning and pumping out plenty of snippets in the meantime. What can we expect from the Galaxy S8? Here's what the rumors thus far claim.

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Project Fi airport ‘Travel Trolley’ lures subscribers with goodies

Project Fi airport ‘Travel Trolley’ lures subscribers with goodies

Project Fi subscribers can grab some travel goodies if they happen to be passing through the San Jose Airport. Google calls the vending machine a 'Travel Trolley,' which itself is plastered with the Project Fi logo and a style akin to the Project Fi website. The items are free, but only if you have a Project Fi subscription, otherwise you're going to have to find an ordinary (read: not free) vending machine.

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This is when your US Note 7 will die

This is when your US Note 7 will die

Samsung's decision to not just ask nicely for Galaxy Note 7 recall hold-outs to return the phone but brick it altogether has left some wondering "when will my Note 7 die?" Tired of waiting for remaining owners to come in for a refund, Samsung has opted to take more drastic actions. However, with the news that Verizon doesn't plan to release the new firmware, which prevents the problematic phablet's battery from charging, attention has turned to the other major US carriers to confirm when - or indeed if - their customers will receive it.

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