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Moto Z2 Force Review: Modular Design Persists with Minimal Changes

Lenovo has taken great strides to bring the Moto brand of smartphones to the head of the Android pack. And following their attempt to bring modular to the masses in 2016 with the Moto Z and Moto Z Force, they’re up to it again this summer with the Moto Z2 and Z2 Force.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Review: The S7 Edge has Evolved

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is one of the most stunning handheld devices around this summer. And although Samsung has taken a hit in the news lately for fraud and “batterygate” with the Note 7, we gave this beauty a full review with some astounding results. For the full details, read on below.

The Circle Review: A Modern 1984 Warns of Totalitarian Future from the Likes of Facebook and Google

Last month I read Dave Eggers’ The Circle, and then I saw the film this weekend. Both illustrate a fascinating world where a technology-obsessed public assimilate to totalitarian ideas disguised as democracy. It’s a modern take on Orwell’s 1984. In this case, a company known as the “The Circle,” like Google or Facebook, becomes the public’s frenemy. The Circle offers affordable, fun technology and software for the price of surveillance and constant data tracking.

LG V20 Review on AT&T: LG’s Phablet Experiments Continue

Last year LG unveiled the V10, a giant smartphone (or phablet) with a 2.1″ second screen above its 5.7” Quad HD display. It felt as robust as Droid Turbo 2 with a ruggedized back and a solid aluminum frame. It was far too large for the average consumer, yet it was weirdly satisfying to use. We called it “bold,” “sexy,” and “clean and industrial.” It had a decent dual-camera and wonderful internal specs. And we generally really liked the thing.

Moto Z Droid Edition: The Thinnest Piece of Art You’ll Buy

The modular smartphone fad continues with Motorola’s new Moto Z (fraternal twin of the Moto Z Force). Like LG, Project Aria, and others, Lenovo (recently bought Motorola) has decided to to incorporate add-on functionality to hardware to sell more devices, while keeping its pleasant Moto branding pristine, fun, and interesting. But does it succeed past the trend-setting gimmicks? Find out in our full review below of the Moto Z Droid Edition, on Verizon Wireless.

Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge Debut at Mobile World Congress with Bigger Batteries and MicroSD Storage

The Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge were finally revealed at Mobile World Congress 2016 in Barcelona over the weekend. The new Samsung flagship devices bring back some understandably missed features from last year’s S6 and S6 Edge–larger batteries and expandable microSD storage.

However, there’s even more good news as Samsung brought back the S5’s waterproofing; both come with a IP68 rating for water and dust resistance. The phones remain aesthetically similar to the beautiful S6 devices before them, but they are slightly more ergonomic, even despite a larger battery bulge. The S7 is still 5.1″, but the S7 Edge has a much larger 5.5″ display looking to compete in screen real estate with Nexus, LG, and other large Android devices.