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HTC U11 in solar red now available in the UK

Dual-SIM red U11 launches via HTC‘s online store, priced 649. Just a few days after its launch in the U.S., HTC has announced that the vibrant "solar red" version of its U11 flagship is now available to pre-order in the UK. It‘s available exclusively from HTC‘s online storefront at HTC.com, where it sells for 649. Unlike the other U11 colors, the red variant is only available as a dual-SIM model - however, the dual-SIM vers

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TYLT Energi Pro review: MrMobile‘s favorite battery backpack

I knew I needed to review the TYLT Energi Pro when I first saw Daniel Bader rocking one on an overseas trip a few months back and even though he‘s beaten me to the official take with his own excellent review, I‘ve gathered some followup thoughts on the backpack in the weeks since. See, the TYLT Energi Pro isn‘t just any old backpack. It‘s a bag with a built-in 20,100 mAh battery beefy enough to recharge your

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Everything you need to know about Bixby Voice

We have early access to the Galaxy S8‘s built-in Bixby Voice. Here‘s another look at what‘s coming to a Galaxy S8 near you. We‘ve already written plenty about the Galaxy S8‘s Bixby functionality, but what we haven‘t touched on is what to expect with Bixby Voice - ostensibly the main reason there‘s an extra button on the flagship device in the first place. Up until the latest preview, all we knew about

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Beginner‘s guide to Plex

Plex is an amazing tool to access your media content on all your devices. Here‘s a quick beginners guide to getting up and running. Plex is one of those services that has been around for some time but many of us might have passed over for some reason, be it a lack of understanding of what it actually does, thinking it couldn‘t possibly be useful to you, or something else entirely. The truth is, Plex could be just what you‘re

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Flip phones are making a comeback

With the announcement of Samsung‘s Galaxy Folder 2 flip phone in South Korea, it‘s a wonder if we‘re backtracking through time to when phones were simpler things. I can‘t believe I‘m writing about a flip phone in 2017, but lo and behold, here we are. What you see here is Samsung‘s Galaxy Folder 2, a flip phone with a 3.8-inch display that‘s sandwiched in between a large keypad and an outward-facing me

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The beginner‘s guide to Plex

Plex is an amazing tool to access your media content on all your devices. Here‘s a quick beginners guide to getting up and running. Plex is one of those services that has been around for some time but many of us might have passed over for some reason, be it a lack of understanding of what it actually does, thinking it couldn‘t possibly be useful to you, or something else entirely. The truth is, Plex could be just what you‘re

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Win a Logitech ZeroTouch road trip prize pack!

A great road trip is just a hand gesture away! It‘s hot. It‘s sunny. It‘s summer. It‘s road trip time! As we approach July 4th, we thought it would be a great idea to bring you an amazing contest from our friends at Logitech. The company is promoting its excellent ZeroTouch car phone holder, which uses an innovative mounting method to keep your phone secure and safely usable while in the car, and we‘re going to

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Get the paper out on time with Special Delivery on PlayStation VR

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Special Delivery is here for Playstation VR! There are some games that look so simple and fun you‘re compelled to give them a try immediately. Special Delivery on PlayStation VR is most definitely one of them. You play as the lowest rung on the newspaper food chain: a paperboy who needs to get the news delivered in a timely fashion. Of course as you go you‘ll run into rival paper delivery employees,

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Best smart locks

Looking to make your house smarter and safer? Here are the best smart locks full of brains and brawn to protect your home. Whether you‘re just tired of losing your keys, or you‘re already in the process of automating your home, a key part of this process is choosing a smart lock that fits your needs. Take a look at our list of the best smart locks to help you decide. August 2nd Generation Schlage Connect Camelot Kevo 2nd Generatio

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Moto E4 review: Keeping it simple

The Moto E4 is one of the best prepaid deals you can get right now. The Moto E4 is fine. It‘s not particularly good looking or powerful, nor is it filled with features. When you think a generic smartphone, this is kind of what you think of. And yet, for 129, I would probably recommend it, warts and all, over any other phone. At 70 on Verizon‘s prepaid service, it‘s an absolute steal. Here‘s why. It‘s got decen

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How to track what‘s being said to Alexa with the history feature

Alexa history automatically saves your conversations; here‘s how to review them. Alexa, the Amazon Echo‘s virtual assistant, learns about you as you interact with her, and part of the reason she‘s able to do this is that she records all of your conversations. The history is where all of these conversations are stored and where you can delete conversations you don‘t want Alexa to learn from. It‘s located right in y

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How to manually enable Daydream on phones Google has not approved

How do I install Daydream on my phone? Google‘s philosophy with their newest VR platform is simple. In order to offer the best possible experience in Daydream, there needs to be a minimum list of requirements met. The phone must be capable of delivering two video streams at 60fps with no stutter, and when you turn your head inside a Daydream headset there should be as little motion blur as possible. Unfortunately that means no matter how

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OnePlus 5 vs. Samsung Galaxy S8 camera comparison: Playing catch-up

No matter what we pay for phones, we always want a great camera. OnePlus has consistently nailed the core experience of a high-end smartphone, over-achieving its price in so many ways. But one area where it felt more native to its price point was the camera - but the OnePlus 5 is designed to change that. Even though it is notably less expensive than the flagship competition, the OnePlus 5 will constantly be compared to the top-end phones avail

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Best Selfie Sticks for Galaxy S8

But first Let me tell you that they‘re not as bad as everyone says. I‘m as against selfie culture as anyone, but when you and the missus (or mister) are out on vacation and don‘t feel like bothering anyone to take a photo of you, a selfie stick and really come in handy. And I‘d honestly rather use a selfie stick than hand my Galaxy S8 to a stranger. Here are the best selfie sticks to use with your Galaxy S8. Mpow iSna

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Best HTC Vive Experiences For Kids

What games can kids play on HTC Vive? The HTC Vive is a wonderful VR system that has an incredible library of games and other experiences thanks to support through Steam. A lot of VR is based around shooting or scaring the pants off of you - blame it on the gun-like Vive controllers and the immersion level - but there are plenty of great experiences that are also suitable for children. Remember, it‘s never a bad idea to follow the recom

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Join the Honor/Huawei community incentive program to win great prizes!

Be an active part of the Honor/Huawei community and earn some great prizes for your participation! Some prizes are really hard to win - ever tried to win one of those arcade claw games? - and others are mercifully easy. This year, Huawei and Honor want to make it super easy to win a great set of prizes just for participating in the Android Central community! How to win great prizes Here‘s how it works: each month, we‘re going to

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A look at the Android smartphones still to come in 2017

Like sands through the hourglass, so does the smartphone release cycle seem churn in perpetuity. Samsung, LG, and HTC may have been first to bat with their flagship smartphones, but there are still plenty more device launches to look forward to. The year is only halfway through, and with the launch of the fourth-generation OnePlus 5, we‘re officially headed into the summer smartphone release season. What‘s left to see? There&lsquo

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These are the official OnePlus cases for the OnePlus 5

You have stylish OnePlus 5 case options right from Day 1. Even though its newer phones don‘t offer removable backs like the OnePlus One and 2 did, OnePlus has put a notable amount of time into guaranteeing that you have a set of sleek, simple cases available to protect and personalize its phones. The legacy continues with the OnePlus 5, where OnePlus is launching a set of familiar wooden shells and a thicker bumper case at the same time

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Android O brings huge improvements for VR

For Google Daydream, software is as important as the hardware. Mobile VR has come a long way since Google Cardboard. And it‘s one area where a lot of different companies have ideas for how it can get even better. We‘re nowhere near a "peak VR" situation and expect advances with every generation. Daydream-ready phones need to perform without overheating or killing the battery in 10 minutes. A big part of why things can get bet

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Protect your LG G6 with this impact absorbing case for just 25

The LG G6 packs super slim bezels and a whole lot of screen, which means you likely will want to keep it protected. Pelican‘s Protector case offers a single layer of impact absorbing protection without a whole lot of bulk, and right now you can pick one up for just 25. ...

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OnePlus 5 now official in India for 32,999: Everything you need to know

The OnePlus 5 makes its debut in India, and you can pick one up starting today. India is a key market for OnePlus, and just two days after unveiled its latest flagship, the company is launching the device in the country. To say that the OnePlus 5 was highly anticipated would be an understatement - the OnePlus 3 and 3T did remarkably well in India, leading to heightened expectations from OnePlus‘ 2017 flagship. At a media event in Mumbai

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How becoming a TPO subscriber can affect change

Join TPO and put your monthly mobile bill to good use. TPO (The People‘s Operator) is a mobile virtual network operator that leases coverage from Sprint‘s fast 4G LTE network. It offers competitive data plans for folks who don‘t want to pay the big carrier rates. In fact, as a promotional rate, you can get 1GB of Sprint‘s fast 4G LTE data, unlimited calling, and unlimited texting for 7.35 per month for the first three mo

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Xiaomi Redmi 4: Everything you need to know

The Redmi 4 is one of the best smartphones available for under 10,000 right now. Xiaomi saw a lot of success with the Redmi 3S in India - over 4 million units were sold, making it the best-selling phone in the online segment. The Chinese manufacturer is looking to do the same with the Redmi 4, its latest entrant in the budget segment in India. The phone made its debut last month for 6,999 (110), offering enticing specs and excellent value for

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The OnePlus 5 podcast

This week, Daniel, Andrew, Alex and special guest Michael Fisher (MrMobile) talk about one thing - the OnePlus 5. From design to performance to whether the dual camera lives up to expectations, join them as they run through one of the most anticipated phones of the year. If you‘re on the fence about getting a OnePlus 5, this is a must-listen! Show notes: Don‘t be this idiot who knifed a store demo Galaxy S8 to test its durability T

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