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Retinoblastoma is a deadly eye cancer that develops in children, and because the disease is so difficult to detect it often ends up stealing the sense of sight from its young victims. However, one of the easiest ways to determine whether or not someone is suffering from the disease is through the use of a smartphone—and you don't even need an app.

I only had three days with Samsung's latest flagship phone, the Galaxy S4. That's not nearly enough time for me to do a proper review, so instead consider this a preview and commentary on my very fleeting flirtation with a good (but not earth-shaking) phone.

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It wasn't as bad as Qualcomm's Born Mobile number at CES, but Samsung really pushed the schmaltz at today's Galaxy S4 reveal event involving role-playing families, awkward clapping and worst of all – child actors.

Review

The Sony Xperia Z mixes beautiful design on the outside with powerful electronic gadgetry on the inside. The phone gives Samsung a run for its money in the Android market and asks Apple the awkward question: "when are you gonna catch up?"