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Smart home no longer a choice between ultra-expensive and cheap DIY (Post sponsored by URC)

Great news: It’s more affordable than ever to automate your home, while taking all the guesswork and annoyance out of setting it up.

TechnologyTell Review: Phiaton MS 100 BA earphones

When it comes to wearable personal audio, I tend to prefer on- and over-ear headphones. Not so much earphones, even though I’ve experienced some really great products for sound and/or features. For me, in-ear devices are all about the comfort and how well they can hold up to my binge-listening on a daily basis. If more »

One-branded HTC ‘Aero’ tipped for early November ‘intermediate’ launch

Ready for more high-end HTC handheld confusion and probably still no chance to challenge Samsung or even LG flagships? Rumor has it no radically redesigned One M9 sequel is in the pipeline by the year’s end, with the M9+ instead headed for Europe before September and a mystery “intermediate” Aero “tipped for release by Sprint, more »

Forget Touch ID, the OnePlus 2 fingerprint sensor is purportedly ‘done right’

Apparently not one to “hop on the me too bandwagon” with immature, gimmicky technologies, OnePlus waited for mobile fingerprint recognition to evolve and fully bloom before it could be fitted on the “impressive, thoughtful and versatile” 2. That’s right, ladies and gents, the OnePlus 2 hype train is chugging along, with stops at mouth-watering stations more »

What Helsinki Can Teach America about the Internet

In 1998, famed and revered economist Paul Krugman penned the following words: “By 2005 or so, it will become clear that the Internet’s impact on the economy has been no greater than the fax machine’s.” As a standalone quote, it’s somewhat out of context; Krugman was asked to write a piece from the perspective of more »

TechnologyTell Review: Kensington 5200mAh USB Mobile Charger

Is there ever going to be an end to external battery packs? Probably not for quite some time. So you might as well get in and get one now, right? While there are many, many to choose from, not all portable battery packs are equal. Curious as to how this one by Kensington holds up? more »

TechnologyTell Review: Limefuel Rugged L150XR battery

I brought my Limefuel L130X battery to a park (a park! for my kid) this one time, and it came back home looking quite roughed up. It had been knocked down off its perch a bunch of times – the kids thought it was a game after the first few drops. Sure it still works more »

AT&T’s HTC Desire Eye is at last ready to feast on Lollipop treats

Guaranteed an Android 5.0 promotion ever since March, and upgraded to the Material Designed OS iteration in Asia a month later, HTC’s selfie-centric Desire Eye obviously required extra optimization work for AT&T. But now, that’s all behind the Taiwanese device manufacturer and second most popular US carrier, as technical approval was granted hours ago, with more »

20 MP cam-sporting Huawei Honor 7 eclipses 13 megapixel P8

While Samsung is trying hard to show their 6 is greater than Apple’s 6, Huawei awkwardly has no problem beating its own 8 with a 7. Confused? Well, you should be, since the Honor 7 bizarrely outshines the recently unveiled P8, at least in the photography department. A bona fide imaging beast, the newest entry more »

Boost Mobile adds a pair of Android 5.1 LG phones to low-cost roster

You might be growing weary of Samsung, LG, Sony, Huawei or ZTE’s mostly unremarkable attempts at challenging , but what the mid-range mobile arena still lacks are Lollipop soldiers. Running either Android 5.0 or 5.1. Especially the latter. On that note, you should be ecstatic to hear about Boost Mobile’s $99.99 LG Tribute 2 and $149.99 more »

Deal alert: LG Leon LTE discounted to $80 at T-Mobile for limited time

Nowhere near as enthralling as the G4 flagship, LG’s low to mid-end Leon still looked like it had a few things going for it when it went on sale roughly a month ago. Add (even more) extreme affordability in the equation for the next few hours, as the 4.5-inch Lollipop handheld costs a ridiculously low more »

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The first Quad HD Microsoft Lumia (940 XL?) is just about confirmed

To make sure they do Nokia’s memory justice, and don’t harm the Lumia brand’s global awareness and popularity any further, Microsoft has very meticulously prepared its solo high-end smartphone debut.

Sony Xperia Z4 Compact likely benchmarked with FHD screen, 13 MP front cam

Many of Sony’s “strategic” moves regarding new product releases and old device retirements lately have made little to no sense, but in the eyes of easily pocketable flagship fans, the Japanese OEM should redeem itself soon enough with a remarkable Xperia Z4 Compact.