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The future is a smarter world of dumber devices

gears In the early 2000s, we lived in an era of expensive storage and slow connectivity. Those of us tasked with predicting the future faced a dilemma: Would processing and storage get so cheap that each and every device could store everything ever made, or would connectively become so robust and far-reaching that everything would be stored remotely. Read More

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Tom Goodwin

July 25th

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The Moto Z is an intriguing if not fully formed glimpse at a modular future

Moto Z Fast processing, hi-res screens, good cameras. Sure, some are certainly better than others, but even the bad ones are capable of things unthinkable on a mobile device not all that long ago. Heck, at the top of the heap, premium handsets are all starting to look the same. Over the years, Motorola’s done a commendable job setting itself apart — and from the looks of it, the… Read More

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Brian Heater

July 21st

Gadgets

Now is a really bad time to buy a smartphone

New Smartphone Review
Are you thinking about upgrading to the latest and greatest smartphone this summer? Don't. Thanks to the endless cycle of consumerism we call "life," there is always a good and a bad time to buy a new smartphone. This is the latter.

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Chris Mills

July 19th

Mobile

Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are now for sale unlocked in the US

Samsung Galaxy s6 edge+ Bottom The waiting is over for select Samsung fans in the States who have been holding out for the company’s flagship to get the carrier-free treatment. The smartphone giant announced today that it will be offering up unlocked versions of both the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge through its own site, along with big name retailers like Amazon, Best Buy and Target. The unlocked versions of the handsets… Read More

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Brian Heater

June 30th

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The OnePlus 3 packs a flagship-sized punch at $399

OnePlus 3 A great phone doesn’t need a great back story. But it certainly doesn’t hurt. The world wasn’t exactly desperate for another player or a new spin on Android when OnePlus partnered with Cyanogen to announce the One in April 2014 (a measly five months after launching the company), but the company managed to build a passionate online following while impressing the pants… Read More

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Brian Heater

June 14th

Gadgets

7 Android Launchers That Completely Transform The Look of Your Phone

One of the main differences between Android and iOS is the way you can transform the look of Google’s operating system, down to the very last pixel. Alternative launcher apps re-skin Android, changing not just wallpaper, colors, and icons, but the layout of the interface itself.

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June 7th

Mobile

Three Uses for Your Phone’s Camera That Don’t Involve Photos

Of course you’re going to use the camera on your phone to snap some superb selfies and sweeping landscapes, but there are plenty of other uses for it that you should be aware of. Here are three other tricks your camera can pull off, and the apps you’re going to need to make the magic happen.

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June 4th

Mobile

‘Modular’ smartphones are 2016’s dumb trend

Smartphone Modules
The LG G5 has them. Google's first consumer phone will have them. The iPhone has some, thanks to this butt-ugly case. And now, it would appear that Motorola's upcoming smartphone will have modules. But don't let the trends deceive you: modular smartphones are not here to stay.

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Chris Mills

May 27th

Mobile

How to Teach Siri Better Pronunciation

Siri making a meal of your boyfriend’s name? Or is it just not getting the right amount of twang in when trying to say the name of the local cab firm? If you think Siri’s pronunciation skills leave something to be desired then you can retrain the app yourself in just a few minutes—here’s how to go about it.

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May 21st

Mobile

The average age for a child getting their first smartphone is now 10.3 years

child with smartphone This week I ended up with an advance copy of Influence Central’s new report called Kids & Tech: The Evolution of Today’s Digital Natives. The report details the way kids are using technology and reveals some interesting insights including that the average age for a child getting their first smartphone is now 10.3 years of age and that tablets are kids’ device of… Read More

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Jay Donovan

May 19th

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