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1 month ago

Gold Samsung Galaxy S5 a Vodafone UK exclusive

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British mobile operator Vodafone has announced that it'll exclusively carry the gold color Samsung Galaxy S5 "from launch." The gold GS5, like other models, will go up for pre-order from next Friday, March 28, ahead of an April 11 launch.

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1 month ago

Fourth and final episode of HTC Technical Translations explains Zoes

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HTC has just released another video in their Technical Translations series. The fourth and final episode tries to explain what an HTC Zoe is. We have actually explained it here already, but basically, a Zoe is a 3-second video clip that bookends when you actually hit the shutter button. Those Zoes can be later combined together to create video highlights.

In HTC’s words:

It’s super-organized, efficient, instant story-telling. It’s all your photos and movies automatically cut into highlights that you can share with your friends.

It looks like the HTC Zoe feature will be carried on to the all new HTC One. The video includes a teaser towards the end. A lot of things about the new device have been leaked already before the March 25th unveiling. Here’s what we’re expecting so far.

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1 month ago

A look at Sandisk's 128GB micro SDXC card

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Sandisk 128GB SD card

Reviewing an SD card is hard. They pretty much work, or they don't. But when Sandisk releases a 128GB micro SDXC card, we have to get one and check it out.

Storage junkies, meet your dream. After formatting and the few odd system files and folders Android puts on any removable storage, you have a full 119GB of space on top of whatever meager offering the folks who made your phone gave you. That's about 100,000 high-res pictures, 40,000 songs, or 30 full length HD DVD rips. In short — it's a whole lot of space for the things you need a whole lot of space for. Follow through the jump and have a read.

Buy the Sandisk 128GB micro SDXC card at Amazon for $119.99

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1 month ago

A look at the ADATA Elite CE700 Wireless Charging Stand

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By now, Qi chargers are old hat for many of us. You still have to plug in the base unit, but you can just plop a compatible phone on top of the charger, and it renews your battery level. It's not magic, but it almost seems like it. And since Qi is a standard, a lot of companies are making chargers using the technology. This means we get to see some innovative design, like this ADATA Elite CE700 Wireless Charging Stand.

Read on to see what I mean, and why this is my new charger of choice.

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1 month ago

China loves Nokia X, 1 million pre-orders and counting

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The Nokia X isn't for many of us in these parts, but it certainly is for plenty of folks in China. The most populated country on Earth has taken a shine to Nokia's own take on an Android powered smartphone with Nokia announcing 1 million pre-orders for it already.

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1 month ago

How to rid your Xperia phone of Sony's anti-shatter film, and what to replace it with

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Xperia Z1 Compact

Want to ditch the fixed Sony screen protector? There are a couple of options to consider

Sony's fixed screen protectors — officially known as "anti-shatter film" — are finally a thing of the past with the Xperia Z2 series. But the vast majority of Sony smartphones on the market today still come fitted with these slimy-feeling plastic sheets over their displays — and sometimes on the back glass, too.

These don't just make your glass-clad phone feel like plastic, they're also way easier to scratch than the reinforced glass used by most smartphones displays. To cite a couple of examples — Andrew Martonik tore a scratch across the face of his Xperia ZL when it brushed the corner of a MagSafe connector. And the ASF on my own Z1 Compact was dented by a USB connector dropping onto it from a height of around six inches. You'd understandably expect a high-priced piece of consumer electronics to be more resiliant than this, and that's no doubt why Sony has ditched the ASF for its early 2014 flagship.

But what if you've damaged the fixed screen protector on your Xperia phone, or you just don't like the way it feels and want to get rid of it? Well, the process is actually relatively simple — and there are a few options open to you when it comes to replacing the shipped screen protector.

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1 month ago

EE own-brand Android phone pictured

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UK carrier EE could be about to launch its own-branded Android phone, if a photo obtained by Engadget is to be believed. The tiny picture doesn't reveal much besides an EE-themed skin and a squarish design with capacitive keys. But apparently it'll be LTE-capable, and today's report indicates that it'll also support Cat. 4, allowing it to take advantage of the carrier's fastest 4G speeds.

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1 month ago

Leaked benchmark info suggests Galaxy S5 Zoom being prepped

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The Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom wasn't our favorite device of 2013. It was too bulky for a smartphone, and offered lackluster image quality compared to most point-and-shoot cameras. Nevertheless, it seems Samsung might be about to follow up on its phone-camera hybrid in 2014 with a Galaxy S5 Zoom. Benchmark info from GFXBench points to a SM-C115 device (the S4 Zoom was SM-C101) with a 19-megapixel camera and 4.8-inch 720p display.

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1 month ago

Republic Wireless gets Moto G in April

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If you're looking for yet another low-cost smartphone option, this one should pique your interest. Republic Wireless is getting the Moto G in April. The phone will cost $149, but remember that it's Republic's plans that really make things affordable, starting at $5 a month for voice data and texting over Wifi only.

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1 month ago

Samsung Galaxy S4 Black Edition available in the UK with eyewatering price

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Since the Samsung Galaxy S4 Black Edition first emerged, we've been light on details as to where it would be available. It's successor, the Galaxy S5, is just around the corner, but that hasn't stopped Samsung bringing the Black Edition to the UK. With a pretty shattering price of £499.89 to boot, and exclusivity at high-street retailer Phones 4U.

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