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19 hours ago

Hands-on with Alcatel OneTouch Pop Mega LTE for Straight Talk

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Alcatel OneTouch will have three devices heading to Straight Talk soon. The Pop Mega LTE is one of them and we played with it for a bit last night in New York. It features a 6-inch qHD display, 1.2GHz quad-core processor, a long-lasting 3400mAh battery, 8-megapixel camera, and supports 4G LTE. Go watch our hands-on video!

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19 hours ago

LG G3 coming to U.S. Cellular in October

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LG's well-loved G3 will be gracing U.S. Cellular shelves next month for as low as $0 down on an installment plan. Specifics on pricing beyond that or any set dates aren't available just yet. Those who go in on the G3 will be eligible for U.S. Cellular's rewards program, where you earn points towards devices, accessories, events, and other goodies.

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20 hours ago

Galaxy Note 4 screen gap 'a necessary manufacturing feature,' says manual

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Galaxy Note 4

Issue acknowledged in Note 4 manual, gap 'may expand slightly' over time

As the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 launches in South Korea, reports have emerged in the Korean press of an unusual hardware issue affecting some Note 4 units. The story, first broken by local outlet IT Today, says some Korean Note 4s include a gap between the screen and the metal trim large enough to insert a business card. Given that the Note 4 isn't available globally just yet, it's unclear exactly how widespread this issue is — and isolated build issues with new smartphones aren't exactly uncommon.

Curiously, though, Samsung directly addresses this issue in its manual for the European Galaxy Note 4, which arrived on the company's support site in the past day. Tucked away on page 180 of the document, under the "Troubleshooting" section, is the following —

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20 hours ago

New devices from Alcatel Onetouch popping onto Straight Talk next month

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Alcatel Onetouch has announced a trio of budget devices coming to Straight Talk next month: the OneTouch Pop Icon, Pop Mega LTE, and Pop Star LTE. The Mega will go for under $250, while the Star and Icon will be available for under $150.

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21 hours ago

Moto X Pure Edition (XT1095) may soon get more LTE bands

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Moto X LTE

There's been a bit of confusion over the Pure Edition of the new Moto X and the LTE bands it supports. The original specs as supplied by Motorola at the launch event are different what current is listed on Motorola's product page, and the XT1095 (Pure Edition) and XT1097 (AT&T) models no longer match up on banding.

Here's how the bands line up, as Motorola lists them today:

  • XT1095 (Pure Edition): Bands 02, 04, 17
  • XT1097 (AT&T): Bands 02, 03, 04, 05, 07, 17
  • XT1096 (Verizon): Bands 02, 03, 04, 07, 13

What's interesting today is a post from Motorola forums manager Matt (aka Moto Matt), who writes that the XT1095 will see a software update to enable Bands 3, 5 and 7 on the Pure Edition of the Moto X.

That's notable because as it stands the XT1095 is effectively limited to AT&T and T-Mobile here in the States. Adding Bands 3, 5 and 7 will greatly increase the ability to roam overseas — which is exactly what you'd expect a SIM-unlocked phone to be able to do.

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21 hours ago

TiVo app for Android finally adds streaming video support

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Owners of TiVo DVRs who also use Android smartphones or tablets can now fully use those devices, thanks to a new update to the TiVo Android app that finally allows it to stream recorded and live video from a DVR to supported smartphones and tablets.

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21 hours ago

Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro with 6-inch QHD display now official in India

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It's no secret that users in the Indian subcontinent love large screens, and today Lenovo is catering to that segment with the launch of the Vibe Z2 Pro – a high-end phablet boasting a 6-inch QHD display.

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22 hours ago

Top Android device, accessory, and app deals for September 30

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We've dug up some solid deals on apps, accessories, smartphones, and tablets. If there's something you've been wanting to get your hands on, check out the list below. As always, if you find any sales out out there that aren't listed, let us know in the comments!

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22 hours ago

NVIDIA Shield Tablet LTE hands-on and impressions

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NVIDIA Shield Tablet LTE

Take a great tablet and add more storage and LTE for just $100 — it's a solid value

Between different colors, storage sizes and mobile data options, you can easily get lost in a SKU-a-polooza when buying a tablet. NVIDIA is thankfully offering just two models of the new Shield Tablet — one with 16GB of storage, and another with 32GB and an LTE radio inside. I've had the lucky opportunity to use the latter version after reviewing the original fully, and have compiled some of my thoughts on using one of the better tablets of 2014, now with mobile data inside.

Thankfully there's not a whole lot to write home about when it comes to using the Shield Tablet LTE when compared to the original version — you're getting the same experience now as you would with the Wifi model, but with a bit more mobility this time around. Having LTE on board does afford you some freedom and open up the possibilities of what you can do with your tablet, though, and I found it to be quite a nice experience. Read along to see our impressions of the NVIDIA Shield Tablet LTE.

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22 hours ago

Scotland's Edinburgh airport will be the first in the UK to trial Google Glass

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People who walk around Scotland's Edinburgh airport may see a lot more people wearing Google Glass on their heads. That's because the airport's customer service reps have begun a trial of the wearable device to see if it will help them give better answers to travelers.

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22 hours ago

The wait is over, Spotify finally launches in Canada!

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After providing access to those who were interested in testing things out back in July, Spotify has today announced the popular music streaming service is now available in Canada! The patient wait for Spotify to arrive is now over and music fans across the country are now able to sit back and chill out to those ol' classic playlists.

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22 hours ago

eBay to spin off PayPal into separate public company in 2015

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eBay will spin off its online payment division PayPal into its own separate, and publicly traded, company sometime in the second half of 2015. eBay claims that keeping PayPal around beyond 2015 "clearly becomes less advantageous to each business strategically and competitively."

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23 hours ago

Intel announces new Basis Peak fitness tracker with heart rate monitor

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Basis has today announced a new fitness tracker called Peak. The company, owned by Intel, aims to have this new wearable available for purchase in the US from November. The Peak itself emphasizes on health and fitness, sporting numerous features including the ability to keep track of steps, calories, heart rate, skin temperature and more. If you've yet to see a wearable to purchase, Intel's attempt may well fit the bill.

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1 day ago

Hub by Premier Inn is a new smart hotel controlled by your connected smartphone

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Not to be mistaken as leaked photos from the set of the new Stars Wars movie, Hub by Premier Inn is a new hotel opening in London later this year. Futuristic rooms at the hotel will be available from November and will contain enough connected gadgetry to excite anyone with a smartphone or tablet. The company has released an app for iOS and Android in preparation of the London Hub opening, which will be able to control everything from lights to booking and food ordering.

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1 day ago

NTT Docomo brings Galaxy Note Edge, Galaxy S5 Active and Galaxy Tab S 8.4 to Japan

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Japanese carrier NTT Docomo has announced its winter lineup of devices, which include the Galaxy S5 Active, Galaxy Note Edge and the Galaxy Tab S 8.4. The inclusion of the rugged Galaxy S5 Active makes it the first time the device is available outside of North American markets.

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