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The EU finally abolishes roaming charges, will take effect in June

Europeans will know the pain of roaming charges. Head to another country on holiday or business and try and check email, or text the boss/wife/husband/partner/colleague/friend (delete as applicable) and you'll be hit with fees. However, in a good piece of news, the European Union, the legislative body that governs most of Europe, is set to abolish roaming charges by summer 2017. Fantastic!

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Save the world and write your own destiny in Book of Unwritten Tales 2

I love fantasy. Growing up as a huge Lord of the Rings nerd, I go crazy for books and games in the genre. I like the serious titles, but I also enjoy the fun, comical ones that do not take themselves too seriously (The Bard's Tale comes to mind). Book of Unwritten Tales 2 is just that: silly and whimsical.

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ASUS ZenFone 3 Deluxe review: Buy a OnePlus 3T instead

Budget flagships are all the rage these days. After all, why would anyone pay $769 for something like a Google Pixel XL when similar or only marginally worse performance can be had from a $439 OnePlus 3T? The category has come a seriously long way since the Nexus 4 first pioneered it, largely thanks to loads of new entrants in the past few years from both new and storied nameplates.

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Flipagram sold to Chinese company, as Take-Two Interactive acquires F2P company for $250 million

Flipagram is a popular mobile app for creating photo and video slideshows, with over 50 million installs on just the Play Store alone. Today, Chinese company Toutiao announced they have purchased Flipagram for an undisclosed sum. In a similar vein, popular video game publisher Take-Two Interactive has acquired F2P game developer Social Point for $250 million.

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The Honor 6X fails catastrophically in JerryRigEverything's durability testing

When companies send us review units, they usually expect that our testing will not include intentionally breaking them. That's why JerryRigEverything has a niche on YouTube. He buys and destroys phones to see how durable (or not) they are. His latest victim is the Honor 6X, and it doesn't go well for that phone. At all.

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TANKOUT is a retro multiplayer shooter from the maker of Galcon

Who doesn't like shooting stuff with tanks? No one, that's who. Now you can shoot blocks, other blocks, slightly different blocks, and other tanks in TANKOUT. It's a new online multiplayer game from the maker of popular strategy game Galcon.

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Samsung sets its MWC press conference for February 26

Phone nerds like us love February (me especially... it's my birthday month) because of the Mobile World Congress. Every year, most of the big players in the industry, and a lot of small ones, make their announcements for their product lineups in Barcelona. Samsung, being no stranger to the event, has scheduled its press conference for February 26.

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The cheapest smartphone plans in the United States

Every day we seem to be inundated with ads about who has the absolute cheapest data plan. Online, television, billboards, junk mail, even old-fashioned radio - it seems I can't go five minutes without each carrier telling me how much cheaper they are than everyone else, going so far as to hire old Verizon spokesmen and make dubious claims about reliability.

You know what? To hell with all of that. I've looked at every smartphone plan from every nationwide carrier in the country, big and small, to find the absolute cheapest plans. Let's pinch some freakin' pennies.

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Brookstone releases two new speakers with Chromecast and Bluetooth functionality

Brookstone has been making wireless speakers for years, but only now is jumping onto the Chromecast bandwagon. The company has now released updated models of the Big Blue Studio and Big Blue Party speakers, both with added casting functionality.

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[Deal Alert] Get a 256GB SanDisk microSD card for $120 ($60 off)

The mighty microSD card gets better and better as time goes along. Even though my daily driver phones have not supported the tiny storage medium in some time, I still get excited about deals like the one we have here. B&H has the SanDisk 256GB Ultra on sale for $119.95, a savings of $60.

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