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The LG G6’s Square Camera Looks Kind Of Awesome

LG has released more details of the screen, camera and UI of its upcoming LG G6 handset - and it's all about the squares. Read More >>

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Samsung’s Battery Factory Caught on Fire Because of Course It Did

Just when you almost forgot about what a shitty time Samsung’s been having, a literal garbage fire broke out at the company’s battery supplier in Tianjin, China. The cause? Discarded faulty batteries. Read More >>

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These Are the 3D Touch Shortcuts For Your iPhone That Are Actually Useful 

3D Touch might be on of iOS’s most unique and most ignored features. Using sensors in your iPhone it knows exactly how hard you’re pressing and contextually gives you a whole slew of cool options for your particular press. If you’ve just bought yourself a new iPhone 6s or 7 or you’ve forgotten just how useful 3D Touch can be, we’re here to help—these are some of the smartest shortcuts available thanks to Apple’s pressure-sensitive screen tech. Give a firm 3D Touch press on your iPhone’s screen and all these options are open to you. Read More >>

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UPDATED: Google Is Stopping Production Of The Pixel, Says Telus

Update: Google has responded to this story - see our edit at the end. Read More >>

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The Guy From The ‘Get A Mac’ Ads Has Switched To Android

Everyone remembers the "I'm a Mac" "And I'm a PC" ads - mainly because they were one of the only tech ad campaigns ever to be not only not-terrible, but also actually funny. Or maybe just because somehow, there were over 60 of them. Read More >>

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RIP, Nextbit Robin cloud-based smartphone

Nextbit, maker of the Robin cloud-based smartphone, has announced that it's "joining the Razer family" - in other words, its staff and assets have been acquired by the gaming hardware company. A post announcing the move explains that "Nextbit will operate as an independent division inside Razer, focused on unique mobile design and experiences." Read More >>

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Sony Rumoured To Be Announcing FIVE New Xperia Phones at MWC

It's been a fair while since a Sony phone made much of a splash in the hyper-competitive smartphone world, but nonetheless the OEM is apparently gearing up to release a staggering five new Xperia phones at Mobile World Congress in February. Read More >>

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Reminder: It’s Not Cool To Exploit Your Fanbase, Honor

Phone brands know how valuable their audiences are. The dedicated Apple fanbase has been a large part of the firm's success, and OnePlus's almost obsessive community has propelled the little-known brand to international success in record time. So it makes sense to keep fans in the loop and give them backstage access whenever possible, to top-up their enthusiasm and keep them on board. Read More >>

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Is This The End Of The LG G5?

It looks like the end is nigh for LG's modular-ish Android phone, the G5. Despite being one of the more original handsets on sale in 2016, consumers just weren't excited about the possibility of swapping in overpriced and hard-to-find components, and the Android die-hards who insist on replaceable batteries didn't materialise in sufficient numbers to save the phone from obscurity. Read More >>

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The Strangely-Shaped LG G6 Will Be Unveiled On Feb 26

LG has sent out save-the-dates for its next smartphone unveiling, and it looks to be an interesting one. The new LG G6 will be launched on February 26th in Barcelona, the day before Mobile World Congress kicks off. This is traditionally "Samsung day," and there's already a Huawei launch in for the same date. Read More >>

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HTC Desire 650 UK Release Date Confirmed: Time To Get Your Groove On

HTC has confirmed that its new handset, the HTC Desire 650, will be released in the UK in February. Representing the "functional but fun" ethos of the Desire line, the handset has an unusual back panel design that's half smooth and half grooved. HTC says the ribbed texture "offers enhanced ergonomics for a more comfortable experience" and "adds extra security in your hand with a firmer grip, while also letting you know just by touch which way is up." Read More >>

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SanDisk’s New Memory Card Will Speed Up Apps Not Stored on Your Smartphone

Back in 2015, the Marshmallow software update finally allowed Android smartphones to store and run apps directly from a memory card. And with SanDisk’s new Ultra microSDXC UHS-I card inside your device, apps that load from a memory card will feel just as snappy as those stored right on the phone. Read More >>

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This Shiny Connected Toaster Uses Your Smartphone to Remember Your Perfect Toasting Settings

It’s one of the simplest appliances in your kitchen, but how many times have you popped bread in a toaster, only to have it nuke your slice because the previous user had it set to well done? Too often, which is why Griffin Technology’s shiny new Connected Toaster isn’t that absurd of an idea. Read More >>

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You Can Justify Buying FLIR’s New Professional Smartphone Thermal Camera As a Job Expense

Typically only found in the toolkits of law enforcement and the military, the FLIR ONE smartphone camera gave thermal vision to any consumer with a few hundred quid. But today FLIR revealed a professional version for those who want to use the thermal camera for more than just running around pretending to be a Schwarzenegger-hunting Predator. Read More >>

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You Can Pre-Heat This Shower From Your Smartphone While You’re Still in Bed

There are a million reasons to want to stay in bed every morning, not the least of which being stepping into a cold shower that isn’t as warm as you thought it would be. BRRRR! But with the new U by Moen shower, you can use your smartphone to start and pre-heat the water so that it’s guaranteed to be the perfect temperature when you hose off in the morning. Read More >>