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    The world’s largest social network continues to compete against itself as far as instant messaging services are concerned, with both WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger constantly improved and boosting their popularity edge over Skype, Viber or Google Hangouts. After picking up its own digital assistant, ditching ...

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    Yesterday was a big day for a certain semiconductor company that saw its smartphone chip domination threatened last year through its own fault, but which seems to recover very well and quickly regain its industry trail-blazing reputation. The high-end Snapdragon 820, mid-range SD625, 435 and 425, plus the ...

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    While essentially every new flagship device manufactured by the likes of Samsung, Apple, LG, HTC, Sony or Huawei ups the performance ante compared to its predecessor, high-end smartphone prices have mostly stagnated for several years now. There’s of course a very logical explanation for that, as component and assembly ...

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    Technically, the vast majority of today’s smartwatches and especially so-called fitness bands are focused among others on improving the health of their wearers. But aside from counting steps, tracking workouts, estimating calories burned and monitoring sleep habits (oftentimes rather clumsily), very few can actually ...

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    The Asus ZenFone Zoom is a smartphone built around one specific feature. No. Not the camera. The phone's name is a dead giveaway. This device is built around the zoom on the camera. We're talking niche of a niche, as we've seen camera focused phones before, but few with this kind of optical hardware capability, and none ...

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    Still undecided as to what to gift your significant other on Sunday? Didn’t realize until just now Valentine’s is only two days away? About to have a heart attack looking up jewelry prices and whatnot? Relax, and let Google hook you up with the perfect present. It’s thoughtful, but it doesn’t send too strong of ...

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    Google isn’t ready to throw in the towel just yet in a seemingly losing social network battle against heavyweight champion Facebook, somewhat surprisingly holding the advantage over Twitter in active user numbers and constantly improving the G Plus UI. To be fair, constant might be a bit of an understatement, as at ...

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    If you perhaps thought American and British lawyers were merely trying to score some free publicity with idle threats meant to intimidate Apple into settling Error 53 controversies out of court, a class action complaint registered at the US District Court for the Northern District of California on February 11 proves ...

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    Between the highly anticipated Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, the mysterious Gear 360 VR camera, and the imminent European expansion of Samsung Pay, next Sunday’s Unpacked event is already shaping up to be quite jam-packed (pun intended) with high-profile announcements. Could there still be room for one more product ...

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    Welcome to the HTC One M1-whoops, sorry about that. I think one of our rumors dispels that name. Anyways, what we know about this device, codenamed "Perfume," is that it's ... well, uh... kinda. Y'know. That it's ... the Taiwanese manufacturer's flagship smartphone for the spring of this year. And that's about it. Let's ...

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    It's a day that ends in "y" and Apple just lost a patent suit, so that means it's court time again. Haptics technology company Immersion has filed suit against Apple and both AT&T and AT&T Mobility over what three patents it claims the defendants infringed. U.S. Patent No. 8,619,051 regards "Haptic Feedback ...

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    As long as the United States's federal government is keeping the internet duty-free, it might as well try and see how it actually feels about this whole encryption thing. Lawmakers in the United Kingdom have been mulling over a bill that would open up backdoors to encryption provided by tech companies from Apple to ...

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    Not far away from Cupertino in Sunnyvale, California sits some office spaced leased to a company called SixtyEight Research — it's said to be an Apple-owned holding company for top secret projects. One of those projects is believed to be the Apple Car, codenamed "Titan." Perhaps that may explain why someone filed a ...

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    The vibes aren't dying and, by just the sheer supposed size of this phone's battery, the Vibe P1 Turbo won't, either. Lenovo's done the Vibe P1 twice already: one had a 4,000mAh battery for the price of $159, the other had 5,000mAh for $279. The Vibe P1 Turbo takes that better phone — equipped with a 5.5-inch 1080p ...

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    One thing we haven't had to worry about in the US was paying taxes to get onto the big 'ol Internet. And we may never have to worry about it. The Senate has passed a trade enforcement bill in a 75-20 vote, one that contained the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act. It made permanent a recurring moratorium on state-levied ...

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    With the original HTC One (M7), the manufacturer introduced us to the “UltraPixel,” some branding it came up with for a camera sensor that traded high megapixel count for physically larger individual pixels, capturing more light and designed to produce higher quality images. Now with the new One M10 just around the ...

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    Back in December, Samsung gave fans of the Gear S2 Classic smartwatch (the design with that lovely knurled bezel ring) something to look forward to in the new year as it announced that the wearable was about to pick up two new color options: platinum and rose gold. At CES in early January we got a chance to check out ...

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    From licking a frozen pole to sticking a fork in an outlet, there are countless bad ideas people can tell you that you absolutely, 100% should not try – and someone's going to try them anyway. In the smartphone world, that extends to things like putting your Galaxy Note 5's S Pen in backwards – at least on the ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the Sony Xperia Beta program, and how it can help you get Marshmallow on legacy devices. Then we talk about the complete opposite, which is Samsung, and how Marshmallow will look on current flagships even with all the delays. HTC is next as we hear the possible launch dates ...

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    Google's been making a big investment in virtual reality lately, and with all the reports we've heard of new VR hires, it hasn't been hard to imagine that this interest might extend beyond the sort of relatively simple Cardboard viewer we have now. But just how far could Google be planning to go? A recent report ...

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    Alcatel One Touch might be shipping the new Idol smartphone in Virtual Reality packaging, iPhone error 53 is frustrating users who have had their home buttons repaired, and Tim Cook takes his ball and runs home after people tweet mean things about his Super Bowl photo. Another week of mobile technology news has passed, ...

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    When we're talking about improvements with smartphone imaging tech, we usually think about picture quality: low-light performance, stabilization, and all that good stuff. And while better camera tech gives us access to higher and higher quality pics, some of the most interesting developments are happening over on the ...

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    Most new device launches go the same way: usually the press gets review units before they’re widely available, and we get to use them for a few days -or a week if we’re lucky- as we work on our review. Then press day arrives. The embargo on media coverage lifts, and everyone posts their reviews and videos at the ...

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    With their launches just over a week away, the LG G5 and Samsung Galaxy S7 have really started coming into focus lately, as leaks and rumors continue to condense into what's becoming a more and more reliable-looking picture of the flagship hardware. And while we have shades of that with the One M10 (aka Perfume), ...

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    We're about to find ourselves positively inundated by announcements of new mobile hardware with MWC looming ever so close, but some companies just can't wait until the big expo to share their latest news, and are already getting a head start with early launches. We just told you about one of Qualcomm's newest SoCs, as ...

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