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5 days ago

Cricket Wireless offers $100 bill credit to T-Mobile and MetroPCS customers

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AT&T's no-contract subsidiary Cricket Wireless is going after the current customers of T-Mobile and MetroPCS with a new promotion, offering them a $100 bill credit if they switch their phone number to Cricket.

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5 days ago

Samsung Galaxy Alpha available for UK pre-order starting August 28

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Samsung has announced that the Galaxy Alpha will be available for pre-order in the UK beginning next Thursday, August 28. Customers can order either from the Samsung UK store or selected retail partners. The phone will be available in the UK beginning September 10 at the Samsung Experience Stores and the Samsung Store at Westfield Stratford City, while going on sale from retail partners such as Carphone Warehouse beginning September 12.

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5 days ago

The Case-Mate Tough Case for the HTC One M8

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Case-Mate Tough for HTC One M8

This case gives the HTC One M8 some grip it's sorely lacking

We sometimes joke about using a large phone to bludgeon someone. Or sometimes you'll pack your phone in one of those large "rugged" shells and see what kind of damage you can do. But rarely do we look at one of those form fitting cases as a blunt instrument.

That changes today, with the Case-Mate Tough Case for the HTC One M8.

This sucker is one serious case.

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5 days ago

Coin, the one credit card to rule them all, now available for backers, sort of

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Coin — the sort of physical digital that aims to replace all the other cards in your wallet — is now available for backers to claim. (We're one of them.) There are a few caveats, though. One is that while the iOS app will be ready Aug. 28, the Android app won't drop until Sept. 25.

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5 days ago

Top app, device and accessory sales for August 22, 2014

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Looking for deals on apps, accessories, smartphones, and tablets? We've found a bunch of limited-time offers of which you may want to take advantage.

Give us a shout in the comments if you find any other sales floating around the web and we'll be sure to share 'em!

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5 days ago

OnePlus One gets a battery drain bugfix

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If you've got a OnePlus One, be on the lookout for a quick new software update. Officially it "provides critical security updates." Only slightly less officially is that a nagging battery drain should now be nipped in the bud. Version XNPH3RR is rolling out right about ... now.

More: OnePlus One forums

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5 days ago

Samsung Galaxy S5 takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and dares other smartphones to do the same

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The latest celebrity to take on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is none other than ... the Samsung Galaxy S5. No, this is not a joke; Samsung' Mobile's official UK YouTube page has posted the footage along with the Android smartphone's challenge to other devices to do the same thing

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5 days ago

Google Chromecast can be yours for just £18 in the UK

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Google's Chromecast is quite the popular product, which launched in the UK for £30. If you thought this price was a little too steep for what was included in the box, it's now possible to pick up the Chromecast for just £18 – that's almost a 50 percent discount.

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5 days ago

Samsung explains how the new metal-framed Galaxy Alpha is made

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Samsung has today shared some photos of the new Galaxy Alpha being manufactured, just in case you were wondering just how it's made. The smartphone itself will be a unique option for consumers thanks to its metal body, which is carved from metal using highly advanced machinery. We're always eager to take a quick look at how hardware we use today is made in the factory and as technology continues to advance, the processes utilized to actually produce units is required to keep up.

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5 days ago

Chromebooks just don't get the hardware they deserve

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ASUS C300 Chromebook

The economics may not work out in a way that we'll get great high-end Chromebooks

As I've spent an increasing amount of time using Chromebooks over the course of the last year, reviewing several personally, I'm starting to get worried about the state of the Chromebook market. While there are plenty of very capable Chromebook options out there that represent a fantastic value to price-conscious consumers, I'm wondering if there will ever be a time when we see a selection of higher-end devices for those who want (or frankly need) more.

The "Chromebooks are just the new netbooks" argument has been thrown around quite liberally in the past two years, but I've always been optimistic that we would eventually see a range of Chromebooks that aren't just cheap machines meant to undercut the competition. But as we enter a new generation of Chromebooks hitting the market with low-cost and low-power Intel and ARM processors, the cheapest possible display components, limited memory and uninspired designs, I'm losing some of my confidence.

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