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T-Mobile bolsters speeds with unlicensed LTE rollout

T-Mobile is launching support for unlicensed spectrum to bolster download speeds in smartphones and tablets on its network. T-Mobile has announced the first rollout of its unlicensed LTE strategy in the U.S., which lets carriers attach themselves to spectrum in the 5GHz range that is traditionally used for Wi-Fi signals. T-Mobile is the first national wireless provider to make LTE-U available to customers. LTE-U uses publicly available 5 GHz

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The OnePlus 5 is now in stock and on sale, no code required

If you missed out on the first run, now you have another chance. After running a limited "early drop" pre-order page that sold out within the first day, OnePlus has refreshed stock and opened up OnePlus 5 sales to everyone. There isn‘t any sort of code or invite or special URL, you just need to go to the oneplus.net store and place an order. When you‘re trying to figure out which OnePlus 5 model to buy, there are just two decision

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OnePlus CEO claims the company doesn‘t know how to overclock

OnePlus CEO talks about the OnePlus 5‘s benchmark scores, retail pricing, and lack of water resistance. OnePlus came under fire last week after it was revealed that the OnePlus 5 was manipulating benchmarks to gain a favorable score on synthetic benchmarking apps like GeekBench. The company‘s co-founder Carl Pei responded to the issue, stating that when running a benchmark, the phone "performs the same as when running resource intens

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OnePlus 5 is now up for sale in India exclusively on Amazon

You can now pick up the OnePlus 5 in India. The OnePlus 5 made its debut in India late last week, and the phone is now up for sale exclusively on Amazon India. The variant with 6GB of RAM and 64GB storage costs 32,999 (510), and the version with 8GB of RAM and 128GB storage is available for 37,999 (590). Both variants are currently in stock, and if you‘re ordering today, you‘ll be able to take advantage of several launch day off

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Top 7 things to know about Google Home in Canada

Google Home is the first smart assistant in Canada, and it‘s a big deal. Here‘s what you need to know. Google Home is now available in Canada, and it‘s the first voice assistant-powered speaker to make the trip north (despite years of secret Amazon Echo smuggling). Available for 179, the diminutive speaker is terrifically cute and extremely useful, but there are a few differences between it and the U.S. or international versi

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Already missing Silicon Valley? Then you‘ll want to download this app

Find out if what you‘re eating is a hot dog - or not. HBO‘s famed show about the Silicon Valley has officially aired its last episode for the season, but don‘t fret! There‘s an app available to help tide you over until the next season. That‘s right, Jian-Yang‘s venerable Not Hotdog app is in the Google Play Store. It‘s ridiculous, and it doesn‘t do much save for identifying if whether or not wha

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EU‘s antitrust regulators expected to set a record fine for Google this week

European Union‘s ruling may change the way Google displays its advertisements across the web. Google has been in a long legal battle in the European Union over its Adsense for Search platform. The "statements of objections" were initially filed last year over Google‘s practice of having an unfair advantage in the ad wars by preventing third-party websites and platforms from showing competitor‘s ads. Now, the EU‘s antitrus

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The Elders Scrolls: Legends offering ‘legendary‘ gift for Android pre-registers

Pre-register for The Elders Scrolls: Legends and get a free legendary card at launch! The Elders Scrolls: Legends is a free-to-play collectible card battling game, similar to the popular Hearthstone franchise, that will soon be available for Android. Pre-registration is currently open in the Google Play Store, and those who pre-register will be gifted a legendary card to start building your deck around. Developed by Dire Wolf Digital and

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OnePlus team fields OnePlus 5 questions in Reddit AMA, reveals little

Every once and a while it‘s great to get a feel for what‘s going on behind the scenes of a smartphone launch. As they have done before, a handful of high-level people from OnePlus fired up a Reddit AMA to field questions from some of the most die-hard fans of the company. This time, it‘s all about the OnePlus 5 of course. As is typically the case with Reddit AMAs, there‘s a whole lot of cruft to wade through to find the

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Best Battery Cases for Google Pixel

Keep your Pixel‘s battery topped up with these battery cases. The Google Pixel has been out for a while now, and you might be finding its 2,770mAh battery struggling to make it through a full day of usage without needing a charge. Battery cases are one option to consider, if you‘re alright with the added bulk. While your options are quite limited, here are the best we‘ve found, which include options for both the Pixel and Pi

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Google Wifi comes to France at 139, or 249 for a two-pack

Another country gets clean home Wi-Fi management from Google. Google Wifi is extending its sales network to a new country, landing in France today. The mesh router system is going on sale at a variety of retailers, including the Google Store, Cdiscount, Boulanger and more. A single Google Wifi point will set you back 139, which is a touch higher than the 129 here in the U.S. Interestingly, there‘s no three-pack discount option in France

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Best Android Phone For Long Battery Life

Best overall Best for sleekness Best on for less Best for hard workers Best overall Huawei Mate 9 See at Amazon With a massive 5.9-inch display, you‘d think that the Huawei Mate 9 wouldn‘t be able to last a whole day - but you‘d be dead wrong. That screen is helped along by a 4,000mAh battery - one of the biggest in its class - pushing the Mate 9 to a staggering 2-day average uptime. Huawei‘s flagship device also

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Nokia 6 hitting the U.S. in early July for 229 on Amazon

The global rebirth of the Nokia name continues. The new Nokia 6, which we first saw back at MWC in Barcelona, is making its way to the U.S. in "early July" with an expectedly low price of 229. It comes stateside roughly six months after a launch in China and a bit more than a month after a launch elsewhere in the world. Though the Nokia 6 is the top-end model the company offers - sitting above the 3 and 5 - it‘s very much a mid- to low-

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Ultimate Guide to Samsung Gear VR!

Whatever you want to do with your Gear VR, we‘ve got the details for you here! Samsung‘s Gear VR is easily one of the most accessible VR systems that is available today. Running off of a Samsung phone, this headset has benefited from lots of small but important improvements. The end result is a portable entertainment center, offering up games and movies and a huge selection of new ways to completely immerse yourself in new worlds.

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How I‘m reliving my childhood through Android apps

Living in past is the fad again, and I‘m leaning in by turning my smartphone into a time machine. As if it wasn‘t already obvious, nostalgia is in, everyone. ‘Tis the season for unearthing your middle school journals, busting out the retro video game consoles for marathon summer gaming sessions, and making playlists for the sole purpose of reminding you of that one faithful night. Nostalgia doesn‘t seem to be limited t

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Should you buy a Galaxy S8+ or wait for the Galaxy Note 8?

You can always wait for the next phone to come out - but should you? For those who loved the Galaxy Note 7, there‘s been a void in their pocket since late 2016. Many Note fans think of the phone as more than just another big-screened device - it‘s a special kind of device that can only be replaced by a newer, better Note. So without a Galaxy Note available, what do you use instead? Since we‘re still a couple months away from

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Your unlimited plan is probably ripping you off: How much data Americans actually use

The numbers are in and you probably don‘t need an expensive unlimited data plan. Unlimited data plans are back. Here‘s some insight into why that happened as well as a look at how much data we really use every month. We‘ve recently seen all four major U.S. carriers introduce or revamp their unlimited LTE data plans. Multiple times. For some of us, this is great news: The folks who use upwards of 10GB of data on a line they p

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Samsung to bring ‘rose pink‘ Galaxy S8+ to Taiwan for a limited time

Taiwan is getting a limited editing ‘rose pink‘ Galaxy S8+ next month. Samsung is known for adding colors to its flagship retinue in the months following a Galaxy launch, and we‘re seeing the first signs of that strategy unfold. Starting in July, Samsung Taiwan plans to sell a ‘rose pink‘ version of the Galaxy S8+ on its online store for a limited time, since artificial scarcity is the hallmark of a shrewd market

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Essential accessories for the OnePlus 5

Unsure of where to go to equip your OnePlus 5? Let us help you in your time of need with this list of worthy things. Like its predecessors, the OnePlus 5 continues to be a worthy buy. It comes equipped with the same level hardware specifications as the rest of the flagship brood, in addition to 64GB of storage space, 6GB of RAM, and a bigger-than-the-average battery. The OnePlus 5 available for under 500, too, and you can use the rest of your

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Lenovo Flex 11 Chromebook review: Tough, durable and inexpensive

The Lenovo Flex 11 is one tough SOB. The Lenovo Flex 11 Chromebook is a consumer version of Lenovo‘s very solid Chromebooks For Education products. It‘s built tough - rated to take a 2.4-foot drop and has a water resistant keyboard tray to keep spills out, but still comes in at a very reasonable 279.99. Finding a "rugged" Chromebook that‘s not EDU branded and uber-expensive isn‘t a common thing, so we were instantly int

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Honor 8 Pro is launching in India on July 6, will be exclusive to Amazon

Honor‘s flagship phone is landing in India on July 6. The beastly Honor 8 Pro will be making its debut in India on July 6. The phone will be sold exclusively on Amazon India, and while there‘s no information on how much it‘ll cost, it is likely to be north of 40,000 if the UK pricing is any indication. The Honor 8 Pro features a 5.7-inch QHD screen, and is powered by the Huawei Kirin 960 - which has four 2.4GHz Cortex A73

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How to stop Alexa from buying things

These tips will make sure Alexa isn‘t purchasing something when you don‘t want it to. Alexa can make your life easier in dozens of different ways, including ordering items off of Amazon for you. However, just because you‘re asking about something doesn‘t mean you actually want to purchase it. Since voice ordering is turned on by default when you set up your Amazon Echo, you may want to know how to add security when maki

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The Amazon Echo is on sale for just 130 today

The Amazon Echo is at its lowest price all year. The Amazon Echo is on sale for 129.99, a discount of 50 from its retail price of 179.99. That‘s the lowest price we‘ve seen on the full-sized Echo all year, and brings it to parity - at least from a price standpoint - with the Google Home. The deal is valid on both the black and white color options of the Echo, and is applicable until 11:59 p.m. ET. In addition to giving you acces

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The Amazon Echo is on sale for just 129 today

The Amazon Echo is at its lowest price all year. The Amazon Echo is on sale for 129, a discount of 50 from its retail price of 179. That‘s the lowest price we‘ve seen on the full-sized Echo all year, and brings it to parity - at least from a price standpoint - with the Google Home. The deal is valid on both the black and white color options of the Echo, and is applicable until 11:59 p.m. ET. In addition to giving you access to A

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