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    Consumer-side mesh networking solutions have been popping up more often recently. Perhaps the idea of spreading stronger, singular networks has met its time and price, right? But what about a solution that takes things off the grid when the situation strikes, be it in a foreign country or in a humanitarian crisis? Well, ...

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    Xiaomi's physical footprint is set to expand exponentially through 2020 after spending most of its incorporation doing business online. CEO Lei Jun said that the company will expand from 25 retail stores to 1,000 by 2020. All of them will sell the televisions, drones, routers, air purifiers, kitchenware and, yes, ...

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    The dreaded “F” word. In tech circles, we throw around “Fragmentation” as a slight against any ecosystem where the number of choices begins to degrade the user experience. A prime example cited is the current state of Android. Google has released the newest version of the Android operating system, but how many ...

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    The words you say and the content you send via iMessage is encrypted from end-to-end. But police can still request Apple to see who you sent all those messages to. The Intercept has obtained an internal document that reveals how the company logs phone numbers every time you start a new conversation in what's now ...

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    At least one Galaxy Note 7 in the US, given as a replacement for a recalled device, is in the process of being exchanged for a new unit by Samsung. The Wall Street Journal received a statement from the company saying that multiple reports of overheating new Note 7 units do "not pose a safety concern." The issues have ...

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    You don't see the explosion of posts about how the iPhone 7 Plus have had poor multitasking capabilities as you've seen with the OnePlus 3. Part of that could be with the optics of numerals — the OnePlus phone had 6GB of RAM while the Apple-optimized iPhone 7 Plus held 3GB. Still, just because you have complete ...

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    As much as we take Tizen to be of Samsung's ownership, it's not. It's an open-source project and any manufacturer is free to thrive on Tizen. And while Samsung may wield Tizen as the ultimate way away from Android, it's not the only manufacturer that can pose such a threat to Google's mobile ecosystem. Huawei has had ...

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    What comes after the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus for the world’s largest, most profitable information technology company? An iPhone 7s/7s Plus duo feels like a logical answer, but many iFans probably still believe common sense would have dictated a different label for this year’s iterative release. Maybe 6SE or something ...

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    Both the Rio 2016 Olympics and Paralympics are decidedly in the rear view mirror, as is yet another seemingly too short summer. What’s a travelling-passionate sports fan to do with his life and spare time now? Well, we hear Brazil can be quite nice in the fall too (technically, spring around those parts), while over ...

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    ‘Tis the season for streaming media player releases, with Amazon today following Roku’s suit in attempting to steal Google and Apple’s thunder. But the full-sized Fire TV set-top box already picked up 4K support last year, leaving just its little HDMI dongle brother in need of a fall 2016 upgrade. To keep the ...

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    Having trouble grasping our euphemism-packed headline, taken almost verbatim from BlackBerry’s latest quarterly financial report? In layman’s terms, it basically means BlackBerry phones as we know them are dead. No, the recently released DTEK50 and fast-approaching DTEK60 don’t technically count, setting up a new ...

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    Enjoy an active lifestyle? Listen to your jams anywhere with a set of water and sweat resistant FRESHeBUDS Pro Magnetic Bluetooth Earbuds, now just $39.95 (66 percent off) for readers of Pocketnow. FRESHeBUDS Pro Magnetic Bluetooth Earbuds offer an unparalleled listening experience when compared to other sports ...

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    With Apple going against tradition in keeping opening weekend iPhone 7 sales under wraps, as certain models got their initial inventories all depleted during the pre-order period, various financial analysts and industry insiders continue to scramble for the best box-office guesstimates. While ranging from decidedly ...

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    Some third-party retailers on the old continent started stocking it a little while ago, when US pre-orders also kicked off through Amazon, but it’s only now that you can call the Sony Xperia X Compact properly, officially and widely released in Europe. From Germany to the UK, France, Spain, Italy, Czech Republic, ...

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    The year’s final calendar quarter is right around the corner, and in addition to booming holiday sales jacked up by the Black Friday and Cyber Monday deal bonanza, mobile hardware enthusiasts can also look forward to a (timid) start to Nougat updates for non-Nexus Android devices. Every self-respecting OEM should ...

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    The reformed OnePlus, wholly focused on high-end smartphones and solid software support now, is definitely looking to tone down its controversial marketing ploys, but when it comes to public communication, there are no radical changes in the pipeline. That’s a great thing, mind you, considering Pete Lau and Carl ...

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    Forget forgetting the BlackBerry DTEK60, aka “Argon”, as rumors of the Canadian company’s smartphone production resignation will likely be officially quashed… yet again as soon as October 11. Possibly even sooner, if the newly speculated D-Day proves to be the high-end 5.5-incher’s commercial release date as ...

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    Even as 4G technologies slowly creep into the massive subcontinent of India, sometimes, you're just plain stuck. A decent connection here, a poor connection there, then it's bye bye, birdie. Perhaps, then, you may appreciate YouTube Go. It's Google's way of extending viewing and sharing capabilities beyond your cellular ...

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    One stubborn fact of life for many of us in tech circles is the fact that when we use our mobile payment services, we can't really do much in terms of coupons. Sure, the loyalty card might help you out, but maybe that one deal you're looking out for has to be from a newspaper or you have to fuss between apps but then ...

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    All of the big four players in the United States cellular game offered iPhone 7 promotions out of the gate. AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon all offered a free 32GB iPhone 7 with an eligible iPhone 6s or iPhone 6 trade-in, but to varying degrees of flexibility. AT&T, for example, limited its audience to ...

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    A source on Weibo that apparently only has previously posted renders of the Huawei P9 prior to today has leaked out renders of the upcoming Huawei Mate 9. The dual camera sensors remain as seen in previous leaks, but there's some engraved text showing off camera company Leica's involvement with the product. "Summarit H ...

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    Another Galaxy Note 7 has exploded. But this isn't just any Galaxy Note 7. Unlike the older, recalled units, this one is an exchanged, new unit. It was sold to one Hui Renjie by Chinese e-retailer JD.com. He bought the device this past Sunday and had it delivered that same day. He plugged it in for an overnight charge, ...

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    Online education platform Udacity has a new virtual reality content development course, thanks to partnerships with Google, HTC Vive and UploadVR. The program, working off of Unity, gives developers a chance to catch on to a growing jobs field in technology. It covers VR platforms on phones, PC and room-scale consoles, ...

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    As Samsung promotes how the Galaxy Note 7 recall has gone in terms of customer retention in the device exchanges process and despite allegations of a new Note 7 bursting into the same kind of flames that triggered this recall in the first place, there is leavening. After everyone who's due a new Galaxy Note 7 when they ...

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    As craze winds up about the ultimate confluence between mobile OS Android and ultra-portable laptop platform Chrome OS, we have a lateral move to report in the quest to get Android apps working on Chromebooks. In fact, it feels like stale news, but it's worth reporting. The Acer Chromebook R11 and the ASUS Chromebook ...

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