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Alex Wagner

Editorial Director of News and Content for PhoneDog Media. Arsenal, beer, video games. Can be followed on Twitter at @alw.

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HTC U11 Plus leaks continue with specs reveal

The HTC U11 Plus has been rather leaky lately. First it appeared in some leaked renders, then some images of the actual device made their way online. Now the U11 Plus’s specs have been revealed as...
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Google adding 'Try It Now' button to Android Instant Apps in the Play Store

It was nearly a year and a half ago when Google first announced Android Instant Apps, which are meant to let you test out an app without having to take the time (and data) to download it first. Now...
Nokia 3310

Nokia 3310 now available for pre-order for $60

If the debut of the new Nokia 3310 earlier this year had you longing for the old days of cellphone ownership, we’ve got some good news for you. The Nokia 3310 is now available for preorder in the U.S...
HTC U11 Plus leak

HTC U11 Plus appears in new set of leaked images

Yesterday the rumor mill churned out some alleged renders of the HTC U11 Plus, and one day later, some photos of the real device appear to have surfaced. Photos of the front, rear, and sides of the...
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Apple releases iOS 11.1 beta 4 and watchOS 4.1 beta 4

Four days after launching iOS 11.1 beta 3 to developers, Apple has unleashed another beta update. iOS 11.1 beta 4 is now available to registered developers. If you’re a dev, then you can snag it by...
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2

Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2 debuts with rugged design and S Pen

Following the recent launch of the Galaxy S8 Active, Samsung has now given the Active treatment to an Android tablet. The Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2 is now official. Because it’s got that Active...
ZTE Blade X

ZTE Blade X launches at Cricket with 5.5-inch display and 13-megapixel camera

ZTE’s Blade family of smartphones is growing again today with the launch of the ZTE Blade X on Cricket Wireless. The ZTE Blade X is now available from prepaid provider Cricket for $119.99. In...
Google Daydream View

Google now selling its new Daydream View VR headset

Google announced a lot of new hardware at its October 4th event, and today one of those devices has been made available for purchase. The Google Store is now selling the updated Daydream View virtual...
Google Pixel 2 XL

Google responds to Pixel 2 XL display complaints

Now that early reviews of the Pixel 2 XL are out, there have been some complaints of muted colors and a blue tint with the Google flagship’s display. Google has now responded to those complaints....
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HTC planning to announce 'something new' on November 2nd

We’ve got another big smartphone reveal coming next month. HTC has teased an announcement for November 2nd, saying that it’s “bringing something new for the #BrilliantU.” The company hasn’t offered...
UE Blast, Megablast

UE Blast and Megablast are new portable speakers with Amazon Alexa

A couple of weeks after Sonos introduced a new speaker with Amazon Alexa integration, another well-known speaker manufacturer has done the same thing. Ultimate Ears today introduced the Blast and...
Pokémon Go Halloween

Pokémon Go Halloween event will offer a special Pikachu, new Pokémon, and more

Just like it did last year, Pokémon Go is celebrating Halloween with a ghostly in-game event. Starting October 20th at 12:00 pm PDT, Pokémon Go’s new Halloween event will kick off. You’ll see ghost...
Nokia 7

Nokia 7 official with glass front and back, up to 6GB of RAM

HMD Global today added another numbered entry into the Nokia family of Android phones. The Nokia 7 is now official. It’s got a 5.2-inch 1920x1080 display with 2.5D Gorilla Glass on its front and rear...

HTC U11 Plus reportedly shown off in leaked renders

The rumor mill has been churning out reports claiming that HTC is prepping an bigger version of its U11 flagship, and now that device’s design may have leaked out. Renders that are reportedly based...
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Verizon to offer open enrollment for Total Mobile Protection insurance and cut screen repair price

If you’re a Verizon customer that isn’t yet enrolled in VZW’s Total Mobile Protection insurance program, you may now have a second chance. Beginning tomorrow, October 19th, Verizon is offering open...

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