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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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Moto X (2016) XT1650 With 4GB RAM and Snapdragon 820 in GeekBench

Equipped with processor Snapdragon 808 and solid 21MP camera last year’s version of Moto X was a very interesting alternative to the popular smartphone manufacturers like Samsung and LG. Now, thanks to information from the benchmark GeekBench seems that the new version of the smartphone, Motorola will once again will feature high-quality hardware. At GeekBench appeared a new Motorola phone with Snapdragon processor 820 and 4GB of RAM, which shows that we can safely speak for device of class that…

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HTC 10 video promises the 'Best BoomSound Yet'

HTC continues to imply some of the features and extras that we can expect with the new smartphone HTC 10. The company has already mentioned the audio capabilities of the phone, but this time we have a new video that claims that the HTC 10 will be the “best BoomSound yet”. HTC 10 appeared in AnTuTu test, destroying the competition Taiwanese promise “sound with the best quality” but did not explain what has changed at this year BoomSound. HTC 10…

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HTC Android 7.0 Nougat Update Release Details

If you own a new HTC 10 or some of the other devices of the company, released recently, the news is good – the manufacturer provides a staged update to Android 7.0 Nougat. The process will start in the last quarter of the year, first from the current revision of Android will benefit unlocked version of HTC 10. The company confirmed that it has received the final version of the software from Google and starts to makes its own settings…

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iPhone 7 with bigger camera and no 3.5mm headphone jack

Today we can show you some sketches of iPhone 7, passed through the site techtastic.nl. If this photos from techtastic are real, then indeed we will see a larger camera on the back of iPhone 7. It is also a little closer to the top edge of the phone, suggesting significant internal redesign. The lines of antennas already follow the top and bottom curve of the phone. The sketches also show that iPhone 7 will be slightly thicker than the…