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Best mobile gifts for the 2017 holiday season

Looking to put a smile on someone’s face this holiday season? Check out our mobile gift picks for the best phones, tablets, and more.
Best Xperia XZ1 Compact cases

The best Xperia XZ1 Compact cases to safeguard your small smartphone

If you opted for a small but mighty Sony smartphone, then it’s time to shop for the best Xperia XZ1 Compact cases to keep it protected.
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Even when the airwaves clog up, Li-Fi will keep us connected

Li-Fi offers internet access through lights, and it could be the answer to the impending spectrum crunch. We checked in with pureLiFi to learn more.
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15 handy LG V30 tips and tricks you need to know about

If you want to unleash the full potential of your LG smartphone, then you need to read up on our LG V30 tips and tricks.
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These five 2016 phones are still great buys worth considering

You always pay a premium for the latest tech, but you can score the best 2016 phones at much lower prices now, so they're worth a look.
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Can facial recognition really replace fingerprints? We asked the experts

Apple’s Face ID is a headline feature in the iPhone X. Facial recognition may take over from fingerprints, but does it offer advantages and is it secure?
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Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact review

Can Sony’s diminutive smartphone compete with the big boys of Android? Find out in our Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact review.

HTC U11 Plus vs. HTC U11: Is bigger always better?

With a larger screen and a design refresh the HTC U11 Plus is very tempting. We compare it with the U11 to find out what the differences are.
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Best Essential Phone cases to protect your edge-to-edge display

Are you looking for some protection to safeguard that bezel-less display? Check out the best Essential Phone cases and covers.
HTC U11 Life vs. HTC U11

HTC U11 Life vs. HTC U11: How different is HTC’s slimmed-down budget U11?

We loved HTC’s flagship U11 smartphone, but now the Taiwanese manufacturer is offering the HTC U11 Life, a slimmed down version for $300 less.
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Moto X4 tips and tricks to get more from your majestic midranger

Lenovo’s tempting mid-ranger is a capable device. Step right up for a host of Moto X4 tips and tricks to help you get more from your phone.
Huawei Mate 10 vs. Mate 10 Pro

Huawei Mate 10 vs. Mate 10 Pro: Battle to be your new best mate

We compare Chinese manufacturer Huawei's top tier, as the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro battle for spec supremacy.
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Divoom Timebox Mini review

We take a closer look at exactly what this pixel art Bluetooth speaker has to offer in our Divoom Timebox Mini review.
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When will Google finally go all-in on smartphones?

We’re not convinced about Google’s commitment to the smartphone market, with Pixel 2 shortages, reliance on HTC and LG, and an aging Qualcomm processor.
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iPhone X vs. Pixel 2 XL

We compare specs of the Google Pixel 2 XL with the Apple iPhone X in various categories to see which tech titan has the best smartphone.
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Common iPhone 6 and 6 Plus problems, and how to fix them

The iPhone 6 has been on the market for some time, but it still has its fair share of issues. Here, we address some of the bigger iPhone 6 problems.
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Keep your phone shining like a star with one of the 10 best Galaxy S5 cases

Here, we take a look at some of the best Galaxy S5 cases available, each of which is designed to protect your phone from accidental damage.
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STEMosaur is an educational talking toy dinosaur kids can build and program

STEMosaur is an educational toy designed to teach your kids the fundamentals of engineering and coding. It launches on Indiegogo today.
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How to get Apple’s iOS 11 on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch

Apple has released iOS 11. Here's how to download and install it on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch right now.
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How do you crown the best smartphone camera? The experts share their secrets

In search of the best smartphone camera? We found out how respected photography lab, DxOMark, tests devices and scores them.

DxOMark adds bokeh and zoom to new smartphone camera scoring scale

Smartphones have evolved over the years, so photography lab, DxOMark, has developed an entirely new protocol for testing camera quality.
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Squeeze for actions in your apps with HTC’s Edge Sense update

If you love HTC's Edge Sense on the U11, but wish you could use it in any app or game, then we have some good news for you.
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HTC U11 review

Kelvin K2 Smart Wine Monitor

Wine taste bad? The temperature may be to blame, but this gadget can help

With the Kelvin K2 Smart Wine Monitor you can find the right temperature for your bottle and get an alert on your phone when it's ready.
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Here are the 10 best mobile accessories of IFA 2017

We spent hours pounding the halls of the Messe in Berlin to uncover the best mobile accessories of IFA 2017, so here they are.
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No, it’s not cuddly, but the Pup scanner makes document scanning painless

You can scan anything from a business card to a book to an A3 poster with the Pup scanner, and it only takes seconds to crop and upload.
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The first wave of Google Assistant-powered speakers appears at IFA 2017

Google wants to get its AI helper into more homes with a new range of third-party Google Assistant speakers. Here's the lineup so far.
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Moto X4 hands-on review

We look at the latest mid-range smartphone from Motorola in this Moto X4 hands-on review.
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BlackBerry KeyOne Black Edition has a keyboard and a stylish look

TCL Communication has unveiled the BlackBerry KeyOne Black Edition, a new version of its popular Android smartphone with physical keyboard.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vs. Galaxy Note 5

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vs. Galaxy Note 5: Time for an upgrade?

If you’re using a Galaxy Note 5 you may be considering an upgrade. See what's changed as we pit Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vs. Galaxy Note 5.
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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vs. LG G6: Android heavyweights duke it out

If you’re shopping for a smartphone and want to pit Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vs. LG G6, then you’re in the right place.
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Nokia 8 vs. iPhone 7: Can HMD’s Android flagship beat Apple’s aging iPhone?

Find out how HMD's new phone measures up as we pit Nokia 8 vs. iPhone 7 to compare the specs, design, features, price, and availability.
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Inside Bullitt, the British company making crazy phones for Kodak, CAT, and more

Based in Britain, Bullitt is the little-known company that builds niche smartphones for brands like Kodak, CAT, Land Rover, and more.
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Professor Einstein: Your Personal Genius educational toy review

Professor Einstein: Your Personal Genius is an educational robot from Hanson Robotics, intended to teach teens about science with the aid of a slick iOS and Android app. We tested him out.