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OnePlus 5 only has 1.6x optical zoom, not the claimed 2x

According to a user on Reddit, the OnePlus 5’s 2x Optical Zoom is not quite what they said. Carl Pei clarified that the optical zoom is only 1.6x. The remaining 0.4x is from the SmartCapture software.

Android Desserts

Android 8.0 could be named Oatmeal Cookies

Android 8.0 Oreo has always been a longshot for the name of the next major version of Android. But what about Android 8.0: Oatmeal Cookie? It seems that could be Google’s plan.

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5 things to do with your new Android phone

You’ve just unwrapped your very first Android phone. Congratulations! Here are some of the first things you should do with your shiny new phone.

caught again

OnePlus is cheating benchmarks again

OnePlus has a history of cheating on benchmarks, and despite saying specs aren’t important, they’re doing it again on the OnePlus 5. They were caught doing it with the OnePlus 3T, but apparently, they didn’t learn their lesson.

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Here’s an easy way to browse any genre you want on Netflix

Netflix’s recommendations algorithm is actually pretty decent, but sometimes they include genres and categories that you have absolutely no care for, and leave out a crap ton more that you do. Thankfully there’s a way you can find exactly what you’re looking for.

IFA 2017

IFA 2017 could be where LG unveils the LG V30

A new report claims that the LG V30 will be unveiled at IFA 2017, which follows previous reports and rumors. The report also suggests a price tag of around $700 for the device.

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Moto 360 Sport Review

Most smartwatches attempt to be fitness trackers, but if you’re serious about fitness, you still need a dedicated device.The Moto 360 Sport is designed to bridge the gap, but can it get Android Wear off the couch?

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How to take better photos with your Android phone

Stop using haphazardly applied filters to mask your subpar shots photos. Here’s how to get the most out of your Android phone’s camera from shot to share.

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Nokia launches a slew of new smart health products

The first device is a WiFi scale called Nokia Body (formerly Withings Body). The scale tracks only your weight. The next device is the Nokia BPM+. This is a portable blood pressure monitor.