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Make your wallet hate you by getting your Galaxy Note 5 or S6 Edge Plus dipped in gold

Vietnamese gold-plating shop Karalux is back at it with its 24K gold treatment, this time with the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus. You can either buy handset in gold or you can send in either handset and have it turned to gold.

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Samsung Galaxy O7 leaked specs in benchmark

A new leak has revealed most of the specifications for the Galaxy O7, the newest smartphone from Samsung reportedly launching later this year. It is one of Samsung's budget smartphones to win over customers from Asia and Africa.

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Former Apple CEO John Sculley Launches Two Low-Cost Android Smartphones

After failing to win over Indian customers, Obi Worldphone has returned to San Francisco and intends to sell low-cost Android devices to all customers around the world. With a bigger emphasis on design and performance this time, can Obi succeed?

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18 annoying OnePlus One problems, and how to fix them

What happens when one plus one doesn’t equal two? You’ve got a problem. We’ve identified the most common OnePlus One problems right here and tracked down the workarounds and potential fixes that you need to deal.

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Moto 360 2015 rumor roundup: Small and large versions show up in leaked pictures

Rumors are gathering that Motorola has a second generation version of the Moto 360 smartwatch, which could have a revised design and come with new accessories. Here's everything we think we know about it so far.

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How to sign-up for Samsung Pay Beta in the U.S. right now

Samsung Pay aims to rival Apple Pay and Google Wallet in the mobile payment space. The system works with NFC and verifies payments with your fingerprint. If you have a Samsung phone, you may be able to try the Beta program out right now.

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Xperia Z5 News: Rumors point to a Xperia Z5 Premium with a mega 4K display

Sony may have only recently announced the Xperia Z3+, Xperia Z4, and the Xperia Z4V, but there are now rumors of a family of Xperia Z5 devices being revealed before the end of 2015. Here's everything we think we know about them.

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Wileyfox brings Cyanogen to two mid-range phones for a great price

UK startup Wileyfox has announced two new smartphones running the popular Cyanogen 12.1 ROM, named the Storm and Swift. Both will be available for under $350 and come with premium specifications.

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Lenovo plans to hand the reigns of its phone business over to Motorola

Lenovo might be planning to merge its own mobile division into Motorola, allowing the executives of its subsidiary, which it acquired in January 2014, to call the shots in the mobile market.

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The super-thin Galaxy Tab S2 arrives in the U.S. on Sept 3, Here’s where you can buy one

You can finally get your hands on the super-thin Galaxy Tab S2 next month. Whether it's the Wi-Fi or the Wi-Fi/LTE version you're looking for, we give you the lowdown on where you can get one starting September 3.

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Did Sony just tease the Xperia Z5 on Twitter?

It appears Sony may be continuing its awkward bi-yearly flagship smartphone launch schedule, if a new tweet hinting at the Xperia Z5 coming to IFA 2015 is to be believed. The company will reveal all during the IFA tech show next week.

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Cheap doesn’t have to mean dull, just look at this colorful smartphone from China

This cute, colorful smartphone comes from China and is surprisingly cheap at the equivalent of $140, proving low-cost doesn't have to mean dull and boring, plus it still has a strong specification.

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Google patents a system for cars that maps potholes

Google has patented a system for cars capable of automatically detecting potholes in roads. It relies on a combination of GPS and motion detectors to pinpoint damaged cement.

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Archos gets antsy, announces a trio of smartphones ahead of IFA 2015

Eager to get the show started, Archos announced a trio of new smartphones ahead of their reveal at IFA 2015 in Berlin. Two of these smartphones are powered by Android, while a third is powered by Windows 10 Mobile.

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What is the ‘Stagefright’ hack? How to defend yourself

More than 950 million Android phones are vulnerable to a new hack utilizing bugs found in the Stagefright media playback tool. Here's everything you need to know about it and how to defend yourself.

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Verizon Droid 2015 rumors: Leaked Droid Maxx 2 looks just like the Moto X Play

It's time to start looking into what Verizon Wireless and Motorola are cooking up for this year's Droid lineup. Early rumors indicate that we will get second generations of the Droid Maxx and Droid Turbo.

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Warning: Don’t put the S Pen into your Galaxy Note 5 the wrong way

Whatever you do, don't insert that S Pen backwards on the Galaxy Note 5. Doing so can damage the phone's S Pen detection feature or it could get stuck for good. Could this be #pengate?

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HTC Aero (aka the Hero phone) news: Leaked picture looks just like an iPhone 6

There are rumors spreading that HTC may have another smartphone to release before the end of 2015. It's being referred to as the HTC Hero or the HTC Aero, and opinion is split on how high-spec the phone will be. Here's everything we think we know about it.

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How to transfer your contacts between iPhone and Android

There's nothing worse than getting a new phone and realizing you don't have any of your old contacts listed. Luckily, it's an easy problem to solve. Here's how to transfer your contact list to your new device.

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You could play against Maria Sharapova at the U.S. Open, thanks to this amazing VR experience

Ever wondered how it would be to return the tennis serve of a champion? If you’re headed to the U.S. Open later this month, you may have the chance to find out — without having to set foot on the court itself, or risk embarrassing yourself in front of the…

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BlackBerry Android news: See Android running on a silver Passport in latest video

BlackBerry's next phone may feature a slide-down keyboard and run Android. Briefly shown off at MWC 2015 as the BlackBerry 10 Slider, it has a codename of Venice, and could be released later this year. Here's what we know about it so far.

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Samsung seems to be all smiles as the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus sell well in South Korea

With the company needing a home run with its recently launched Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge smartphones, Samsung is probably happy to learn that 25,000 units a day, combined, are being sold in the company's home country of South Korea.

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Google Maps now detects and prompts you to share photos of food

A new feature of Google Maps automatically detects pictures of food and prompts users to share, upload, and tag them. It's part of Google's effort to fill gaps in its database of local businesses.

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Frill-free and thrill-free, the OnePlus 2 still impresses with its price

The OnePlus 2 has come to take on this year’s and next year’s flagship smartphones. It’s a great price, but is it the great phone it needs to be in order to succeed? Let’s…

  • Pros: Well priced , Snapdragon 810 power , Premium build quality…
  • Cons: Camera app needs improvement , Battery life didn’t impress…

18 of the most annoying Galaxy Note 4 problems and how to fix them

Having a disagreement with your smartphone? Feeling resentful or irritated? Check out our Galaxy Note 4 problems roundup for advice on conflict resolution and repair your relationship today.

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Huawei and LG Nexus news: This pic leak may show the real Huawei Nexus phone

Rumors are starting to spread about Google's next Nexus phone, and there could be two out in 2015, with one being made by Huawei and the other by LG. Here's what we think we know so far.

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LG’s new 10.1-inch G Pad 2 tablet has a massive battery inside

LG has announced the G Pad 2 10.1 tablet, which it will formerly introduce during the IFA tech show next month. The 10.1-inch Android slate has a massive 7400mAh battery, but a slightly older generation Snapdragon processor inside.

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Samsung’s Galaxy ‘test drive’ offer runs out of phones to tempt iPhone users

On Friday Samsung launched a special deal offering iPhone users the chance to test drive one of its new Galaxy devices for a month for just $1. But just hours after it started sign-ups, the firm said it'd run out of devices due to "overwhelming" demand.

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These are the five apps you should download this weekend

It's more difficult than ever to seek out the best new apps released each week, even if you have the will to trawl through the app store on a regular basis. To make life easier, we've gathered our favorite app picks together in a handy list.

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