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While I was sleeping, +Russell Holly​and +Andrew Martonik​ cranked out all of the everything on the OnePlus 2
 
OnePlus has finally pulled the covers off of its next phone. And despite all of the leaks and teases there are plenty of new and interesting things to explore. It has been 460 days since OnePlus last announced a smartphone — its only smartphone, actually. And as co-founder Carl Pei is quick to tell…
OnePlus has finally pulled the covers off of its next phone. And despite all of the leaks and teases there are plenty of new and interesting things to explore. It has been 460 days since OnePlus last announced a smartphone — its only smartphone, actually. And as co-founder Carl Pei is quick to tell everyone within earshot (which on the Internet is a lot of folks) this is somewhat...
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Tsk Tsk, sleeping on the job. Alex this is a 24 hours profession. :) 
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Yesterday, we looked at some leaked photos of the Moto X 2015, which is set to be announced at next week's Motorola event. Today, we're taking another look at the very same handset, but in gold and white. While the shots of this unique phone do not reveal any new details of the hardware, it's good…
Yesterday, we looked at some leaked photos of the Moto X 2015, which is set to be announced at next week's Motorola event. Today, we're taking another look at the very same handset, but in gold and white. While the shots of this unique phone do not reveal any new details of the hardware, it's good to see such a luxurious looking option could be made available. We'll eagerly await...
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VR vs VR vs VR
 
We've been talking a lot about VR recently, and with good reason. There's a lot of exciting things happening all across this emerging tech market, and every company wants in on the action. Google's Cardboard VR initiative makes it simple and inexpensive to get a taste of the VR experience, while…
We've been talking a lot about VR recently, and with good reason. There's a lot of exciting things happening all across this emerging tech market, and every company wants in on the action. Google's Cardboard VR initiative makes it simple and inexpensive to get a taste of the VR experience, while the HTC Vive plan to take gaming to an entirely new place later this year with SteamVR. No...
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"The Xperia Z3+'s biggest problem is the continued existence of the original Z3"
 
Plus or Minus: Sony's high-end handset for 2015 is part spectacular flagship, part disappointing compromise.
Plus or Minus: Sony's high-end handset for 2015 is part spectacular flagship, part disappointing compromise. The quick take The latest Sony flagship is a decent phone set back by hardware wonk and some wrongheaded design decisions. While the core experience is good, the Xperia Z3+ loses points for thermal issues, particularly when using the camera, and battery life that's outpaced...
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Did you install the update that supposed to fix some of the heating issues? Great article btw. 
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More rumors swirling today on a possible GS6 Edge Plus with a bigger screen. Here's what it could mean:
Reports suggesting a new Galaxy S6 variant is in the works leave us with more questions than answers. All the same, a 5.7-inch 'GS6 Plus' remains an intriguing possibility. Remember how Samsung was supposed to release the Galaxy S5 Prime last year, but then didn't? And then how that device was supposed to have turned into the Galaxy F, which in turn vanished like a startled vampire...
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Hmm... A way to bring the new design to the big screen and still keep the note line as is? Not a bad idea...
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Later this summer Verizon will be bringing the Sony Xperia Z4v to the market, but is it a device that should get you excited? Verizon recently announced the next Sony device to enter its lineup, the Xperia Z4v, and on paper the device looks like it can compete with other devices on the market. What…
Later this summer Verizon will be bringing the Sony Xperia Z4v to the market, but is it a device that should get you excited? Verizon recently announced the next Sony device to enter its lineup, the Xperia Z4v, and on paper the device looks like it can compete with other devices on the market. What is on paper, and what happens in the hand are two totally different things, and we got...
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Looks nice. Nice enough to justify the hype?
 
This is the OnePlus 2 
We're mere hours away from the big OnePlus 2 reveal, however the next flagship phone from the upstart manufacturer has already been unveiled in its entirety by a poster over on the Android Central forums. AC forums poster chinaleakking has outed the OnePlus 2 in what appears to be a series of professionally-shot photos of the phone. They show a handset with a metal frame, the...
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It doesn't have to justify the hype. It just has to justify it's asking price (plus any "invite" hassle) relative to other phones in it's segment.
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Help +Leigh Momii​ get back to Seattle! 🙌 
To Leigh's family, friends, and coworkers: We have created this fundraising page to ask for your help to get Leigh home to Seattle from Billings, Montana. Leigh was in a very bad accident on July 6th while visiting family in Wyoming. Leigh suffered a broken back, a fractured neck, a broken rib,...
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Europe's getting a bigger M9
 
HTC's bigger M9, with a 2K display, Duo camera and fingerprint reader, is set to hit European markets. HTC has today announced that the HTC One M9+, the enlarged and more feature-packed version of its 2015 flagship, will be launching in European markets. The Western debut of the M9+ follows…
HTC's bigger M9, with a 2K display, Duo camera and fingerprint reader, is set to hit European markets. HTC has today announced that the HTC One M9+, the enlarged and more feature-packed version of its 2015 flagship, will be launching in European markets. The Western debut of the M9+ follows launches in mainland China, Taiwan and India earlier this year. The HTC One M9+ builds on the...
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One year ago today I had three different windows in my office covered in dry erase marker, and was slowly assembling those scribbles into my first work of fiction. Can't believe it has only been a year. 
View Russell Holly's book, The Space Monster Anti-Survival Guide, on Booklaunch.io—the platform for authors and publishers who want to sell more books.
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Finally got around to writing something I'd been meaning to get to for a while.

Google has a silver bullet with which to combat some of Android's greatest weaknesses. Its name is Google Play Services.
 
In Play Services, Google has a silver bullet with which to combat some of Android's greatest weaknesses. If you pay close enough attention to these things, you've probably seen Google Play Services updating from time to time on your Android devices. If you follow the more technical side of Android,…
In Play Services, Google has a silver bullet with which to combat some of Android's greatest weaknesses. If you pay close enough attention to these things, you've probably seen Google Play Services updating from time to time on your Android devices. If you follow the more technical side of Android, you'll know it was announced a couple of years ago to introduce new APIs and features in...
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Inb4 battery drain comments. Oops, too late :) 
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