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Channel your inner Uber driver with this car mount for your smartphone

The fun reason to get a car mount for your phone is that it lets you channel your inner Uber driver. The practical reason is that it is way safer — and less illegal — than trying to navigate with your phone on your lap. The Avantek cell phone car mount fits in the air vents of your car dashboard. Its spring-loaded arms will hold most recent-model phones, and they’re padded to prevent any scratching or damage. Once its mounted, just clamp…

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Razer reportedly working on gamer-focused smartphone

Razer is a company known for its gaming mice, keyboards, and laptops, but the company could soon get into another product category: phones. Razer is working on a mobile phone, claims a new report from Bloomberg. Details of the device are unknown, but it’s said that Razer is targeting “hardcore gamers” with its upcoming handset. While unofficial, a Razer phone that targets gamers wouldn’t be a huge surprise. Razer acquired Nextbit, makers of the Robin Android phone, earlier this year, so Razer’s got…

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Smartphone screens find their size sweet spot

The joke in the smartphone space in years past was how screens just kept getting bigger — stretching palms and making you look ridiculous when held up to the head to talk. How times change. Talking into phones? Why, how 2005 of you! Phablets have long been the new normal as the telephone icon lost out in the war to capture our attention via finger-flicking touchscreen fun — losing out to all the other apps offering more visual ways to be…

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Win a free Samsung smartphone and six months of premium FreedomPop!

For our latest competition we’ve teamed up with FreedomPop to offer one lucky reader a free Samsung Galaxy mobile phone, as well as a premium FreedomPop contract for six months. What is FreedomPop? FreedomPop is a UK company offering UK consumers free-to-use SIM cards. No catches, no gimmicks – you can order your very own FreedomPop SIM today and be enjoying free calls, texts and internet access on your smartphone in no time at all. Right now, FreedomPop is offering three…

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What life after the smartphone will look like

News about the iPhone 8 featuring a wider bezel and OLED technology landed with a thud recently. More tweaks to the existing design, baby steps forward in the overall design. We’ve been living with smartphones for about ten years now — a bit more if you count the earliest Windows models and those made by BlackBerry and Nokia. (Note: I don’t.) The first iPhone came out in 2007, and the first Android model shipped in 2008. If you didn’t notice,…

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This might be the prettiest smartphone of all time

With the big players in the smartphone game updating their devices every year, we rarely see innovation that warrants shelling out hundreds of hard-earned pounds. Sure, the iPhone is waterproof and Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 boasts an iris scanner, but it’s been some time since one of the mid-tier options truly blew the market away with a fresh design. That is, until now, with Sharp unveiling a beautifully sleek concept handset. The electronics company has developed a new smartphone display…

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Google’s modular smartphone, Project Ara, is officially dead

Over the past few years, Google has been working on a modular smartphone concept that would allow users to swap certain components and customize the device. Potential add-ons ran the gamut from improved cameras to larger batteries. Initially, Google implied that core blocks like the CPU, display, and sensors might be swappable. But the company changed the design spec earlier this year to a much more limited platform in which the CPU, GPU, sensors, battery, and display were all locked down…

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LG REVEALS ITS V20 SMARTPHONE, A 5.7-INCH PHABLET FOR ‘STORYTELLERS’

Can a serious YouTuber reasonably use a mere phone to shoot all her videos? That’s what LG promises as consumers weigh options in a crowded marketplace for super-sized phablets. LG finally went public with the specs and features of its 5.7-inch V20 super-phone on Wednesday, and much like last year’s V10, the new model is geared toward “storytellers”—folks who depend on their phones to capture audio, still images and video. Sure, the V20 is the first phone to ship with…

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Intel Wants to Replace 3.5mm Headphone Jack With USB

Intel is joining Le-TV LeEco pointing out the advantages of the new USB-C connector as a replacement for traditional 3.5mm headphone jack. The Chinese company recently launched several smartphones without 3.5mm headphone jack, focusing on the use of USB-C as an audio port. At the forum for developers in Shenzhen (China), which took place this month, Intel described a similar proposal to “remove 3.5mm jack as an audio source.” But what is the biggest problem with current connector for headphones?…

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Two upcoming Android BlackBerry Devices in Photos

First Android smartphone Blackberry, which was named Priv, was expected for quite some time and now the Canadian company seems determined to prevent such a delay in the release of their next phones with popular mobile operating system, according to Trusted Reviews. This is evident from leaked on the Internet images of two new Android-based handset which comes with code names Rome and Hamburg. About them we know very little, the pictures coming out of China, we can conclude that…

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New 3D Rendering of the HTC Nexus Marlin

We have repeatedly informed you about rumors that this year HTC will produce two Nexus smartphone, code-named Marlin and Sailfish. Now thanks to TechDroider we can see 3D illustration of the larger of the two smartphones, Marlin. Given that producers of Nexus smartphones typically feature a similar design to their existing flagship, it is not surprising that 3D render of TechDroider strikingly resembles many of the HTC 10. Image shows a very slight change in the design of the phone,…

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iPhone 7 to have 1960 mAh Battery, a 14% more Over iPhone 6s

In the last few months we saw many leaks about iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus most about their specifications and design, but one interesting things we still didn’t hear, their batteries. Now, according to data from OnLeaks, iPhone 7 will have a larger battery compare to iPhone 6s. According to OnLeaks, iPhone 7 will come with a 1960 mAh battery. For comparison iPhone 6 has a 1810 mAh battery and 6s come with even less with 1715 mAh. While…