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Verizon's LG Lucid 2 aims for first-time smartphone buyers

Offered for free after users sign a two-year contract, the LG Lucid 2 from Verizon has a 4.3-inch screen, a dual-core processor, and wireless charging capabilities.

By Apr. 11, 2013

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LG Lucid 2 (Verizon Wireless) review

Though it has a few minor flaws, the reliable performance and rock-bottom price of Verizon's Lucid 2 will satisfy first-time smartphone users on a budget.

Apr. 15, 2013

3.5 stars Editors' rating Apr. 15, 2013

MSRP: $349.99

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Best Buy promises $100 trade-in credit for new iPhone buyers

Customers who trade in a smartphone can score at least $100 in credit good toward the purchase of an iPhone 5S or 5C.

By Oct. 11, 2013

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Kingston SSDNow KC100 Upgrade Bundle Kit

The Kingston SSDNow KC100 Upgrade Bundle Kit makes a great buy for first-time SSD upgrader.

Oct. 29, 2012

3.5 stars Editors' rating Oct. 29, 2012
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US buyers: It's time to consider ZTE

With its relentless outpouring of both mid- and high-end phones offered by well-known carriers, ZTE is steadily carving out its presence in the US market.

By Feb. 12, 2014

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The year of the smart home hits half time

Experts weren't wrong when they predicted a smart-home boom in 2014. Six months later, here's where things stand -- and where they might be headed.

By Jun. 30, 2014

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Survey finds half of line-waiting iPad buyers are first-time owners

Investment firm UBS surveys a sampling of iPad buyers waiting in line on Friday and finds 46 percent are new to Apple's tablet, and most buyers went for the 16GB Wi-Fi only model.

By Mar. 19, 2012

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Google Glass on sale outside US for the first time

Google's high-tech specs cross the pond and bring with them new apps from The Guardian, Goal.com and Zombies, Run!

By Jun. 23, 2014

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These 'elders' just saw Google Glass for the first time

"Spaceship 12 calling Earth" is just one of the crazy reactions the subjects of the latest Fine Brothers vid have when first getting their hands on Google Glass.

By Jun. 19, 2014

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PS4 helps Sony topple Nintendo sales for first time in eight years

Sony sales surpassed Nintendo sales in fiscal 2013 thanks in part to the strength of the PS4, but also weaker sales of the Wii U.

By Jun. 9, 2014