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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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Misfit Vapor X

Misfit Vapor X debuts with lightweight aluminum case, discounted introductory price

One week after Fossil introduced its new Wear OS smartwatch, another Android-powered wearable has made its debut. The Misfit Vapor X is launching today, and to celebrate its arrival, Misfit is...
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Nokia commits to a third year of security updates for some older Android phones

HMD Global is one of the better Android device makers when it comes to software updates, pushing regular security patches to its Nokia phones. Now HMD has committed to continue updating its first...
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FCC Chairman officially throws support behind T-Mobile-Sprint merger

T-Mobile and Sprint got some good news today in their progress toward completing their merger. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has formally approved the T-Mobile-Sprint merger. "The deal would advance fast #5G...
HTC Wildfire X

HTC Wildfire X official with 6.22-inch display and three rear cameras

It feels like it's been awhile since we've seen a new HTC phone, but that drought is ending today. The HTC Wildfire X is now official, reviving a brand that HTC first used way back in 2010. The new...
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T-Mobile and AT&T authenticating calls across networks to combat robocalls

T-Mobile and AT&T are normally fierce rivals, but today they're setting aside their differences to help protect their customers. The two carriers announced today that they're rolling out cross-...
OnePlus TV

OnePlus TV name and logo confirmed for upcoming smart TV

Nearly one year after OnePlus confirmed its plans to launch a smart TV, the company has revealed a couple more details about the upcoming device. The OnePlus smart TV will officially be known as "...
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New Nintendo Switch with improved battery life now available

Shortly after Nintendo introduced the Switch Lite, it quietly revealed an updated version of its regular Switch with improved battery life. Now that model is available for purchase. The updated...
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Facebook paid human contractors to listen to Messenger voice chats

So far this year, we've learned that Apple, Google, and Amazon all had workers listening to user recordings to improve their voice assistants, and now a report says that Facebook has done the same...
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Apple and Spotify reportedly in talks to enable Spotify playback using Siri

Apple and Spotify had a public quarrel earlier this year after Spotify accused Apple of anti-competitive behavior, but now a report says that the two companies may be working together. Spotify is in...
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Spotify testing favorite speaker quick connect feature, discontinuing Android widget

Spotify is testing out a new feature for its mobile app while also discontinuing one part of its Android app. First up, Spotify is testing a feature that'll make it easy to push your music to your...

Facebook app dark mode is now in development

We've seen dark mode spreading quite a bit lately, with Google adding it to several of its Android apps and baking it into Android Q as well, and Apple is adding a dark mode into iOS 13, too. Now it...
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Samsung could launch phone with fast charge graphene battery as soon as 2020

Smartphones are constantly improving and getting better and better specs, but one phone part that doesn't seem to be getting better nearly as rapidly is the battery. A new battery from Samsung could...
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Spectacles 3 for Snapchat feature second camera and $380 price tag

Snap is back today with another pair of camera-equipped sunglasses for taking Snapchat photos and videos. Spectacles 3 are now official and available for pre-order. They're available in two colors, a...
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Razer Phone 2 sale offers deep discount on the gaming phone

We recently saw a major sale on the Razer Phone 2, offering a well-specced gaming phone at an aggressive price. If you missed out on that sale, you're now getting a second chance. The Razer Phone 2...

LG G8X renders hint at smaller notch, in-display fingerprint sensor

After introducing the LG G8 ThinQ earlier this year, LG may have an updated model of its G series flagship in the works. New renders claim to show the LG G8X, which has a couple of notable changes...

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