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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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Android's 'Check for update' button will now actually pull the latest update

Many Android users know the frustration of tapping the “Check for update” button when a new update is released, hoping that doing so will make the update appear on your device. Now it will. Googler...
Essential Phone

Unlocked Essential Phone now available from Best Buy

Best Buy began taking orders of the Sprint flavor of the Essential Phone last month, and now folks that prefer to live the unlocked lifestyle can buy the Essential Phone from Best Buy, too. The...
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T-Mobile and Sprint could agree to merger as soon as October

A recent report claimed that T-Mobile and Sprint are in active merger talks, and now a new rumor claims that those negotiations may be further along than we thought. T-Mobile and Sprint are close to...
Nokia 8

Nokia 8 with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage appears in FCC, may be coming to U.S.

When the Nokia 8 was introduced, HMD Global said that the flagship device would roll out globally, and it looks more details on the U.S. model may have just come out. An HMD Global device with Nokia...
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BlackBerry Krypton reportedly appears in leaked photo

TCL has confirmed that it’s got a new full touch BlackBerry smartphone coming in October, and today we may be getting our first look at the device. An image of what may be the BlackBerry “Krypton” (...
Moto G5S Plus

Moto G5S Plus now available for pre-order in the U.S., starts at $229.99

After making its official debut last month, the Moto G5S Plus has gotten a U.S. launch date. The Moto G5S Plus will arrive in the U.S. on September 29th. If you want one, you can pre-order the device...
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Instagram now rolling out face filters in live video

Instagram is rolling out a new feature today to help make its live broadcasts a bit more fun. Starting today, September 21st, you can use face filters while streaming a live video. You just tap the...
NVIDIA SHIELD TV with remote

NVIDIA SHIELD TV now starts at $179

NVIDIA today announced that it’s launching a lower cost version of the SHIELD TV set-top box. Starting today, September 21st, NVIDIA is taking pre-orders for its new 16GB SHIELD TV at a price of $179...
Bose QC 35 II

Bose QC 35 II headphones with Google Assistant built in are now available

Now that Google Assistant has made its way onto all Android phones and the iPhone, it’s moving on to a different style of device: headphones. Google today announced that it’s collaborating on...
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Google giving HTC $1.1 billion for Pixel employees

The rumors are true: Google and HTC are striking a deal. Google is spending $1.1 billion on a deal that’ll see “certain HTC employees”, including many that worked on Google’s Pixel smartphones,...
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Upcoming Pokémon Go event will offer double Stardust, special Eggs, and more

With fall nearing in the Northern Hemisphere and spring getting close in the Southern Hemisphere, the developers of Pokémon Go have decided to celebrate with an in-game event. Pokémon Go’s Celebrate...
Huawei Mate 10 Lite

Huawei Mate 10 Lite leak offers up images and spec details

One day after an image of the Huawei Mate 10 leaked out, details on one of the Mate 10’s variants have surfaced. The device you see above is the Huawei Mate 10 Lite, says VentureBeat. It’s reportedly...
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Android One Moto X4 is officially coming to Project Fi for $399

Just as the rumors predicted, Android One is making its way to the U.S. with the Moto X4 on Project Fi. The Android One Moto X4 is available for pre-order with Project Fi starting today. Pricing will...
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HTC to halt trading of its shares, news of Google acquisition may be coming

Remember that rumor that said Google might be interested in buying HTC? Well, it looks like we could learn more about it this week. The Taiwan Stock Exchange has revealed that trading of HTC’s shares...
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T-Mobile and Sprint are reportedly in 'active talks' about a merger

One of the most persistent rumors of the past few years is back again today. T-Mobile and Sprint are in “active talks” about a merger involving the two companies, says a report from CNBC. The...

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