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Is it time to give up on Android Diversity?


Rumors swirling about future operating systems from Google like Andromeda OS and Fuchsia OS, is it time to sacrifice “choice” to deliver better performance and more consistent updates?

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LG G6 Quad DAC Explained: Better than the V20?

After running down the rumors on the LG G6, the most asked question we received was whether the Quad DAC in the G6 could outperform the LG V20. Let’s talk about some audio!

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LG G6: What’s Your Wishlist for LG’s Next Smartphone?

Let’s take a closer look at the rumors and break down what we know about the LG G6. What are you looking forward to? What would be your dream device for the next G series?

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Are Any Electronics “Buy It For Life” Anymore?

We keep talking about “bang for buck”, but does that phrase mean anything anymore? Consumer electronics seem pretty disposable these days…

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Is it False Advertising if a Smartphone Manufacturer Rigs Benchmarks? – Pocketnow


Another pair of companies have been caught rigging benchmark performance. How does this affect fans? Should this be considered false advertising?

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Your Replies! Should Netflix Throttle DC to Protest Anti-Net Neutrality Policy?

Last week we asked if a company could (or should) engage in civil disobedience to protest political policy that would harm their business. I got some great replies to this question, and here are some of my favorite comments.
Original Netflix vs Washington DC video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yA7bCPtQKG0

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Cingular Flip Phone Review: Can You Go Back to a ‘Dumb’ Phone?


Cleaning off my desk before we head out to MWC, I came across this interesting little device. A brand new flip phone in an age of ultra cheap smartphones? Can you go back to a “dumb phone”? Let’s take a look!

Android Battery Optimization Sucks!

Mobile phone usage is getting more demanding, and battery technology is having a difficult time keeping up. Increasingly we’re turning to software tricks to manage power drain on our phones, but Google’s latest efforts are kind of terrible…