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2 weeks ago

VAIO launches its first smartphone, a rebranded Panasonic Eluga U2

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VAIO has finally launched its first smartphone since being sold off by Sony last year. The company has announced that the VAIO Phone, which is essentially the Panasonic Eluga U2, will launch on one of Japan's smaller carriers b-mobile. While it's not necessarily new hardware, it's a start for the company.

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2 weeks ago

Angry Birds Stella POP! takes the birds into bubble shooters

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Rovio, makers of the classic Angry Birds franchise, are introducing the latest flinging game in their series heads into new territory: the bubble shooter, or rather the bubble flinger.

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2 weeks ago

Samsung may offer the Galaxy S6 in a brown color variant in the UK

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Samsung's Galaxy S6 may launch in a fifth color variant, according to the vendor's UK website.

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2 weeks ago

Moto E 2015 with LTE is now available on Verizon Prepaid for just $99

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Motorola's ultra-affordable Moto E 2015 is now up for sale on Verizon Prepaid, with the model offering LTE connectivity listed for just $99 off-contract.

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2 weeks ago

Moto E 2015 goes up for sale in India for Rs. 6,999

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The launch of the Moto E 2015 is set to continue Motorola's dominance in the entry-level segment in India.

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2 weeks ago

Verizon Nexus 6 order page now live, ships March 18

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The Nexus 6 can finally be purchased from Verizon, although you'll have to wait a week for the device to ship.

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2 weeks ago

Samsung goes 64-bit for the entry-level Galaxy Win 2 in Brazil

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Samsung has a new entry-level smartphone for Brazil: the Galaxy Win 2. It's not a barn-burner by any means, but it does at least offer LTE and a 64-bit processor.

There was a time not long ago where a 64-bit processor was considered the mark of a high-end phone. But with chips like the Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 around, 64 bits are the domain of the flagship anymore. In fact, they're hitting the entry level, as evidenced by the Samsung Galaxy Win 2. The new low-end Samsung smartphone isn't a high-powered device, but it offers decent-enough specs and looks to be a worthy follow-up to the original Galaxy Win.

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2 weeks ago

Google says to look out for more USB-C Chromebooks and Android phones

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USB-C arrived in Google-land with the new Chromebook Pixel, but it's not going to stop there. Google says the new all-in-one connector's coming to more devices soon.

The reversible USB-C connector has made quite the splash this week, arriving in the new Apple MacBook and the just-updated Google Chromebook Pixel, but that's just the beginning of the all-in-one port and cable that can handle power, accessories, and even 4K displays.

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2 weeks ago

ASUS's ZenFone 2 overview is super intense, like the phone

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If you've been waiting for a EDM-backed video to get you pumped up for the ASUS ZenFone 2's release later this month, then this video is for you.

The ASUS ZenFone 2 is due out later this month, and in case you'd forgotten everything that we'd gone over in our initial hands-on at CES 2015, ASUS has put together a little video going over all of the phone's features, big and small, as a reminder.

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2 weeks ago

Here's how to get in on the closed beta for Empires & Allies!

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Zynga's Empires and Allies has been a pretty huge hit already, and it's getting ready to make the leap to Android. The game's currently in closed beta for this here little operating system, but we've got your key to getting in on the action.

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2 weeks ago

Cyanogen's take on Lollipop in final testing, releasing for OnePlus One in a few weeks

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Cyanogen's making progress on their Cyanogen OS 12 'L' update, and plans to release the Android 5.0-based OS in the next few weeks to select devices.

Cyanogen OS 12 'L' started wider testing back in January, and has finally reached the home stretch in getting ready to deploy it to regular users. The update, based on Android 5.0.1 Lollipop is coming for both the OnePlus One and Micromax Yureka in the next few weeks, with final quality assurance testing under way as we type this.

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2 weeks ago

A beginners guide to Android photography settings

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Don't be afraid to try your camera settings.

Your Android probably has a decent camera right out of the box. If you never touch any of the settings, and remember a few basic techniques to get great pictures, you'll probably get those great pictures. But you can take things a step further by mastering a few basic controls in your camera app.

Knowing a bit more about how and why the basic camera settings work will give you better pictures under a wider range of conditions than using the defaults will. And the best part? It's all pretty easy to get a handle on.

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2 weeks ago

C Spire rolling out Lollipop update to One M7, Galaxy S5

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C Spire has announced that Lollipop is now available for two devices, the Samsung Galaxy S5 and HTC One M7, and should roll out in the next few days.

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2 weeks ago

Rumored Samsung Galaxy S6 Active specs surface, AT&T said to get first dibs

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If you were afraid that the Samsung Galaxy S6 might not be tough enough for you, the rumored Galaxy S6 Active might just be what you're looking for. If you're on AT&T, that is.

The Samsung Galaxy S6 was announced just last week, but it's lack of waterproofing (a feature present in the Galaxy S5 and glass back were disappointing to some. But, true to form, Samsung's rumored to have an "Active" variant of the device in the works that not only brings back waterproofing, but adds some ruggedization to the perceived fragility of the new Samsung flagship.

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2 weeks ago

HTC One E9 with 2K display sighted at Chinese wireless regulator

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China's telecommunications regulator TENAA has leaked out images for the HTC One E9, a previously unannounced smartphone that appears to be a larger, slimmer cousin to the just announced HTC One M9.

This new phone appears to be a successor to the HTC One E8 that was released in some markets in 2014. According to the specs on TENNA's site, the HTC One E9 will have a 5.5-inch QHD 2660x1440 display,a 2GHz octa-core chip, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage with a microSD slot and a 20-megapixel rear camera.

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