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  • FCC Chairman Reveals Full Plan to Kill Net Neutrality

    Wed 12:19pm By Eric M. Zeman
    FCC Chairman Ajit Pai today published a draft order that details how he intends to roll back the current net neutrality regulations. Pai said the order "would return to the bipartisan consensus on light-touch regulation, ending utility-style regulation of the…
  • Motorola Rolls Out Savings On Smartphones And Mods

    Wed 8:46am By Eric M. Zeman
    Motorola is running a sale this week on a number of its products. Through Monday, November 27 the Moto Z is reduced from $499 to $399, the Moto Z2 Play is reduced from $499 to $399, the Moto X4 is reduced from $399 to $339, and the Moto E4 is reduced from $199…
  • Holiday Gift Guide 2017

    Tue 5:13pm By Eric M. Zeman
    As the end of the year approaches so too does the season of giving. Holiday gifting lists are often filled with technology, but it isn't always easy to find that perfect item. We're here to help. Allow Phone Scoop's annual Holiday Gift Guide to be your helping…
  • OnePlus 5T Available for Sale Today as OnePlus 5 Runs Out Of Stock

    Tue 3:01pm By Eric M. Zeman
    OnePlus today said its OnePlus 5T flagship smartphone is now available for sale online. The device, announced earlier this month, in an update to the OnePlus 5. It stretches the screen to 6 inches, adopts the 18:9 (2:1) aspect ratio, moves the fingerprint…
  • Instagram Now Lets People Request to Join Live Video

    Tue 2:46pm By Eric M. Zeman
    Instagram today made it possible for people to join the live video broadcasts of their friends. The app now includes a "request" button that will ping the person streaming live video. That person can review, accept, or reject incoming requests. Once accepted,…
  • FCC Chairman Ajit Pai to Dismantle Net Neutrality

    Tue 11:54am By Eric M. Zeman
    Ajit Pai, the Republican Chairman of the FCC, today said he intends to abolish the net neutrality regulations put in place by the previous administration in favor of a "light touch" regulatory approach. "In 2015 the FCC ... imposed heavy-handed, utility-style…
  • Sprint Shuffles Executive Deck, Plans New Office Environment

    Tue 9:11am By Eric M. Zeman
    Sprint is adjusting its top ranks in an effort to streamline its management structure, according to an internal memo obtained by Fierce Wireless. To start, a number of executives are departing the company, including COO G√ľnther Ottendorfer, who's been behind…
  • Verizon Details Black Friday Deals with 50% Off Flagships

    Tue 8:52am By Eric M. Zeman
    Verizon Wireless is offering big discounts on this year's top phones through its Black Friday sale. Verizon will cover up to $378 off the price of the Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+, or Note8, the Google Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL, or the Moto Z2 Force. Customers will need…
  • Gboards Speaks 40 New Languages, Including Japanese

    Tue 8:23am By Eric M. Zeman
    Google has updated its Gboard keyboard application for Android devices and added a handful of new features along the way. Primarily, the app gains support for 40 new languages, such as Japanese. The app also adds to the default Gboard sticker selection, fixes…
  • DOJ Sues to Halt AT&T/Time Warner Merger

    Mon 5:19pm By Eric M. Zeman
    The U.S. Department of Justice has sued to stop the proposed merger between AT&T and Time Warner. The DOJ argues the combined entity would lead to higher TV content prices for consumers. The DOJ also suggests the deal would hurt AT&T/Time's rivals, "forcing…
  • Cricket Rolls Out Big Smartphone Savings

    Mon 1:24pm By Eric M. Zeman
    Cricket Wireless is offering a number of free and discounted smartphones starting today. New customers who port in their number can snag either the LG Fortune or ZTE Overture 3 for free with an accompanying service plan. Customers looking for something…
  • US Cellular Offering Free iPhone 8, Galaxy S8, or LG G6

    Mon 1:09pm By Eric M. Zeman
    U.S. Cellular today announced a holiday offering that will provide customers with a free flagship smartphone. The company will give customers a free Samsung Galaxy S8, iPhone 8, LG G6, or Motorola Moto Z Force when they sign up for an unlimited plan between…
  • Google to Patch Pixel 2 Earpiece Buzz Within a Few Weeks

    Mon 12:56pm By Eric M. Zeman
    Google said it plans to resolve an issue plaguing the Pixel 2 earpiece in the near future. "We're rolling out a software update in the coming weeks which eliminates a faint buzzing sound on some Pixel 2 devices when the phone is placed to your ear during a…
  • Honor 7X Boasts Twin Cameras, 18:9 Display

    Mon 9:21am By Eric M. Zeman
    Honor today announced the 7X, a budget-friendly handset that adopts the 18:9 aspect ratio for its screen while offering mid-range specs. The Honor 7X features a metal chassis and 2.5D curved glass on front. The screen measures 5.93 inches across the diagonal…
  • Android 8 Oreo Headed to OnePlus 3 and 3T

    Mon 8:37am By Eric M. Zeman
    OnePlus said owners of its OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T smartphone are due for an Oreo treat. The smartphone makers begun pushing Android 8 out to the two handsets via OxygenOS 5.0. The new system build includes parallel apps, picture-in-picture, auto-fill,…
  • Google Lens Reaches Pixel Handsets

    Mon 8:20am By Eric M. Zeman
    Google has updated Google Assistant on its Pixel smartphones and added the Google Lens tool it first announced back in May. Google Lens is an image-recognition function that relies on mobile cameras to perform searches. Google Lens is a significant advancement…
  • Review: Huawei Mate 10 Pro

    Mon 8:00am By Eric M. Zeman
    Huawei is targeting Apple, Samsung, and LG with its latest flagship handset, the Mate 10 Pro. This high-quality device features classy hardware, top specs, and must-have tools. The phone includes twin cameras for extra photography firepower, and makes the jump…
  • ROK Mobile Offering 3 Months of Unlimited for $99

    Nov 17, 2017, 9:48 am By Eric M. Zeman
    ROK Mobile has rolled out a new promotional rate plan that includes three months of unlimited service for $99. The offer is available to new customers only. After the three-month period ends, the plan reverts to the normal monthly rate of $45. ROK Mobile is an…
  • New York Court Says Police Must Get Warrant to Use Stingrays

    Nov 17, 2017, 8:37 am By Eric M. Zeman
    Moving forward, New York law enforcement agencies will need to go before a judge and obtain an eavesdropping warrant if they wish to use stingrays to track suspects' cellphones. Stingrays spoof cell towers and fool cell phones into connecting with them. Police…
  • Hands On with the T-Mobile REVVL Plus

    Nov 17, 2017, 8:30 am By Rich Brome
    T-Mobile's relatively new REVVL brand is all about affordability and popular features, like large screens and fingerprint readers. The REVVL Plus is the second in the series, made by Coolpad. It has a massive six-inch, 16:9 display, a fingerprint reader, and…