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Adam Ismail

Adam Ismail

Former Digital Trends Contributor

Adam’s obsession with tech began at a young age, with a Sega Dreamcast – and he’s been hooked ever since. Previously, he served as design editor of Rutgers’ student newspaper and sports editor at NJ Advance Media.

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Livermorium’s new Moto Mod will bring back BlackBerry-style physical keyboard

After a successful Indiegogo campaign, Livermorium has announced that its Moto Mod physical keyboard will be available soon.
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Vivo’s giant-killing, on-screen fingerprint scanner keeps getting better

Vivo has delivered the world's first public prototype of on-screen fingerprint recognition, and it keeps getting better.
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How to buy the LG V30 unlocked, and on every carrier

Wondering how to buy the LG V30? Check out our complete guide to pricing and availability of LG's newest flagship.
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Verizon gets serious about 5G, plans to launch in homes in 2018

Verizon has given specific markets and a time frame for residential applications of its next-generation wireless technology, 5G.

Confused on what Motorola phone to buy? Our guide breaks it all down

Motorola offers a wide variety of devices at different price points, and this guide runs through them all, explaining the differences.
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Everything you need to know about the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus

The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus add glass design, wireless charging, True Tone displays, and new camera tricks. They'll be available on September 22.
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Google wants to bring augmented reality to your smartphone with ARCore

Google is bringing augmented reality to every Android device running 7.0 Nougat or higher, thanks to a new technology called ARCore.
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The ultimate guide to 2017’s Android Wear smartwatches

Looking for an Android Wear watch? We've rounded up all of this year's new models to help you find the right one.
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LG X Venture review

Budget phones are aplenty, but there aren't a lot of rugged phones at this price range. LG's X Venture fills the gap, and we put it through its paces.
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The Moto Z2 Force is Android’s next big modular flagship phone

Lenovo's top-of-the-line Moto Z2 Force adds a dual camera alongside a faster processor, and it's not a Verizon exclusive anymore.
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Apple iPhone X vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 8: The $1,000 question

You've got serious cash to spend on the very best in smartphones. Do you go Galaxy Note 8, or wait for the iPhone X?
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Umidigi S2 Pro offers Galaxy S8’s infinity display for less than half the price

With a massive 18:9 screen and equally massive battery, Umidigi's new bezel-free handset offers solid value -- and it goes on sale this month.
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How to redeem free Netflix if you’re a T-Mobile subscriber

Starting September 12, T-Mobile One customers with two or more lines will be able to get a free Netflix subscription. Here's how to do it.

T-Mobile’s family plans now come with free Netflix (Yep, you heard us)

Whether you're a current subscriber or looking to join, you'll now get free Netflix as a T-Mobile One customer with two lines.
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The phone designed not to be used could be a simple solution to a real problem

The Light Phone can't do a whole lot other than make and receive calls — but it could cure your smartphone addiction.
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LG V30 vs. Google Pixel XL: Flagship Android heavyweights square off

Last year's LG V20 was an excellent high-end smartphone, and the LG V30 looks to be a worthy adversary for Google's popular Pixel XL.
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LG V30 vs. LG V20: Does the new outshine the old?

LG has unveiled the V30, the latest entry in its V-series smartphones. How does it fare against last year's V20? We pit LG V30 vs. V20.
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Essential PH-1 vs. Google Pixel: Pure Android Showdown

The Google Pixel remains a terrific device, but how does it stack up against the Essential PH-1? Here, we compare the two to find out.
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Huawei's new budget T3 and M3 Lite tablets now up for sale at online retailers

Looking for a cheap tablet with adequate specs? Huawei has just unveiled 8-inch and 10-inch versions of the MediaPad T3 and M3 Lite.
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Samsung hypes Gear S4 reveal at IFA as it leaks Fit 2 Pro activity tracker

Samsung has announced it will reveal the Gear S4 next week at IFA. Meanwhile, the company has leaked its own upcoming Gear Fit 2 Pro.
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Samsung Galaxy S8 Active vs. Galaxy S7 Active: Rugged smartphone shootout

Last year's Galaxy S7 Active delivered flagship specs in a rugged form. How does the S8 Active compare? We put them head-to-head to find out.
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Google Contacts app now available on all Android devices with version 5.0 Lollipop or higher

In the past, you had to have a Pixel or Nexus device to use Google Contacts on Android. With the most recent update, that's changed.
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Moto E4 Plus Review

At just $180, the Moto E4 Plus is one of the best budget smartphones on the market today, with a battery that can’t be beat.
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Sharp’s Aquos S2 brings full-screen design down to an affordable price

Sharp's Aquos S2 looks like a mashup between the Essential PH-1 and the latest renders of the iPhone 8, though it'll cost far less.
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Alcatel Idol 5S Review

Alcatel’s latest offering is an excellent budget proposition and a solid alternative to the Moto G5 Plus or Huawei Honor 6X.
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Sharp’s latest bezel-less smartphone is the Aquos S2, and it’s coming this month

Sharp will soon reveal its next full-screen smartphone, called the Aquos S2, at an upcoming event in Beijing.
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Xiaomi takes top spot in wearables market for first time as Fitbit falters

Last year, Fitbit shipped nearly twice the number of wearables of its next closest competitor, Xiaomi. Now, Xiaomi has ascended to No. 1.
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Honor 6A: Everything you need to know

The Honor 6A provides quality design and a respectable specification, all inside a small 5-inch device, for a very low price.
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Verizon and Amazon offer cheaper ways to pick up a Moto E4 Plus right now

Moto's E3 proved you can spend double digits on a phone and still get a quality experience, and the Moto E4 will offer an even better value.
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Microsoft website accidentally teases its iPad ‘Touch Cover’

A document on Microsoft's website hints at a Touch Cover made for Apple's tablets, though all else about the device is still unknown.

Instagram Stories overtakes Snapchat in daily users as well as active users

Instagram dropped the news of Stories' success over that of Snapchat's with a blog post and a few other tidbits.
Red Hydrogen One

Red’s first phone has a holographic display and a price tag worthy of the brand

The Hydrogen One can show 3D and holographic video, play multidimensional sound, and you can even get one in titanium -- but it's not cheap.
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Limited Edition Black improves on BlackBerry’s KeyOne, but it’s tough to get one

A special edition of the Blackberry KeyOne smartphone boasts better specs and a sleeker look -- but it's exclusive to India.

Telegram messaging app strikes deal with Indonesia on encryption

Indonesia blocked access to Telegram's web app in July over terrorist concerns, but developers have agreed to a compromise with authorities.