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LG V20: How much it will cost, when it will be released in PH

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LG Philippines has announced the price and date of availability of its other signature phone, the LG V20. This Korean manufacturer’s counter to arch-rival Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7, which is now discontinued after a botched recall and multiple fire reports, is the first non-Google handset to ship with the new Android 7.0 Nougat operating system. We’ve listed it as a good alternative to the Note phone.

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Google Pixel follows in iPhone’s footsteps, but not in way you expect

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IF you look at Google’s new Pixel phones long enough, you’ll notice a bit of resemblance to the iPhone, the newer ones, to be sure. Maybe it’s only right that they do. Apple’s handsets have always been about leveraging its own hardware and software to deliver the smartest user experience possible; Google now aims to do the same with the Pixel.

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Why Filipinos might still opt for a ‘safe’ Samsung Galaxy Note 7

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IT was like a scene from a horror movie for tech enthusiasts. Every few hours starting end of August, we heard of a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 exploding until finally, the world’s largest smartphone vendor announced a global recall of its new flagship mobile device. Billions of dollars got wiped off the company’s market value; tech shares in other firms were sold to raise cash; Note 7s were banned from flights; recall processes got bungled, particularly in the U.S.; the arch-rival’s iPhone 7 and 7 Plus were launched… It was as if Samsung couldn’t catch a lucky break.

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Xiaomi’s Mi 5s, Mi 5s Plus offer ‘best’ specs at low prices

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LAUNCH a device whose specs can match or outdo the competition and offer it at a much lower price. That’s classic Xiaomi. And that’s how the Chinese company played the game again today, as it introduced two new flagship smartphones that cost as low as 1,999 yuan ($300 or P14,500). It’s a move abandoned by ASUS, which now offers its traditionally affordable ZenFone devices at a higher price.

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Being a first adopter doesn’t always suck: Our case with Smart and Globe

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BEING an early adopter can have its downsides and its share of negative consequences. It can be soul-crushing when a Kickstarter project fails miserably. In rare cases, it can even leave you with a fire hazard that is the Samsung Galaxy Note 7.

But being first has its own advantages, too. And some of those perks can be worth the risk of inconveniences in the long run. My Revü Philippines partner Alora Uy Guerrero and I have had the luck of the draw on our side on two separate occasions, both involving the Philippines’ largest telecom operators. Allow us to expound.

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NBA 2K17 review: As real as it gets

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(Note: I will be coming out with another piece detailing NBA 2K17’s MyCareer and online modes. I feel that they deserve more focus and more hours spent playing them.)

I remember my first game in NBA 2K17 so vividly. I set up a rematch of last season’s NBA Finals, reigning NBA champs Cleveland Cavaliers, squaring up against Steph Curry, Kevin Durant, and the rest of the Golden State Warriors.

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