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    There are plenty of way to add some new functionality to your HDMI-equipped TV set, and dongles like Chromecast or Amazon's Fire TV Stick have made bringing streaming media to your living room a breeze. But sometimes you crave a little more power than access to Netflix and YouTube, and for that you can turn to some ...

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    If that Samsung Galaxy Blade Edge business or the Pac-Man option for Google Maps hasn't clued you in just yet: we've already embarked on the prank-filled journey into April Fool's Day. Those two might have gone live a little early, but now this next one is actually right on schedule, at least considering where it comes ...

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    Time is running out! There’s only one day left to win one of the most advanced Android tablets of all time with the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 Giveaway, proudly presented by Pocketnow Deals. The giveaway ends at 11:59pm PT tomorrow, so enter now for your chance to win. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S delivers on the promise of ...

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    It's just about that time of year again, when otherwise quite respectable companies try and pull one over on us with news of all sorts of fake products and services. April Fools' Day may not technically fall until tomorrow, but we're already starting to see some of the first of its pranks arrive, and Samsung's getting ...

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    It's Xiaomi's birthday, marking five years since the company got into the mobile electronics game. Over those few short years, Xiaomi has quickly risen to the front of the pack, and now finds itself one of the largest players in the field. To celebrate its success, the company is introducing a very affordable new ...

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    One of the coolest gadgets we had the fortune of going hands-on with at CES 2015 was Alcatel Onetouch's first wearable product, the Watch, and we were eager to learn more about it at the time – especially when exactly we'd be able to pick one up for ourselves. We're getting those answers today, as the company has ...

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    Microsoft just dropped a bit of a surprise, announcing the new Surface 3 tablet a few weeks in advance of our late-April expectations. The first full-Windows Surface that hasn't been a member of the family's Pro line, the Surface 3 attempts to offer a slightly more compact alternative to the Pro 3, while not skimping a ...

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    It wasn't even one week ago when we heard that Microsoft could have a new Surface tablet just around the corner, one that would be a follow-up to the Windows-RT-running Surface 2 while moving to a full version of Windows, just like on the Surface Pro 3. Rumor was that this new Surface might launch at Build in late ...

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    The yearly cycle is repeating itself. Just as coverage of the hottest new flagships of the year, the HTC One M9 and Galaxy S6, begins flooding out, the rumor mill is turning toward what's just on the horizon: LG's newest flagship is coming soon, and that means anticipation will be going wild over the next few weeks. ...

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    Google Drive isn't the company's only service getting a tweak today, as it picks up new photo-archiving duties. Google's also sharing word of a pretty significant update for Gmail for Android, gaining some new features that could help out a lot if you use Gmail to juggle multiple email accounts. The big one here is the ...

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    Of the many stories to emerge from Microsoft January Windows 10 event, one of the most interesting was hearing about how Internet Explorer was being put out to pasture, and Microsoft would be embracing a new web browser for Windows 10, with the introduction of Project Spartan. From desktop to phone, the browser promised ...

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    Feeling a little envious of smartphones with 3GB of RAM? Plenty of recent flagships have already made the step forward to offering such memory capacity, models like the Galaxy S6. But even with 3GB becoming more and more common, you can still pick up a phone that puts you further ahead of the curve, with the arrival of ...

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    Motorola rounded-out last week with a tease of what was to come: red leather. The company tweeted that it had “a little something in the works,” but left us to guess just what that would be: a new Moto X material option? Maybe a new band for the Moto 360? Either seemed like a valid possibility, but we didn't have ...

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    What happened to Google's plans to re-tool Android photo backup, moving away from Google+ and towards Google Drive, as we've been hearing rumored recently? Word was, this change was likely to take place last week, but the weekend arrived without any obvious motion in that direction? Well, the ETA may have been a little ...

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    What's going on with Sony's Lollipop update efforts? The manufacturer has confirmed Android Lollipop for its Xperia Z family of devices, and while we've already seen the start of those, when will more devices get access? And what's the fate going to be for all those non-Z models? While we've checked out evidence that at ...

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    It feels like when we've been talking about Apple lately, it's all about the soon-to-arrive Apple Watch, or maybe rumors about that 12.9-inch iPad that may or may not be in the works But late last week we turned the spotlight back on the company's smartphone offerings, hearing a rumor that Apple was looking to grow its ...

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    LG may be ready to introduce its G4 in as little as another month, but even with the phone so near, are we getting any closer to working out what to expect from it? Will it really be a curved-screen design like the G Flex 2? What's LG planning so far as hardware specs go? We'd been assuming it would attempt to outdo the ...

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    Last week brought us plenty of news about HTC smartphones, and beyond the start of sales for the One M9, we spent a lot of time talking about upcoming HTC hardware. The company sent out a launch invite for what sure appeared to be the One M9+, and beyond that we got to check out a couple leaks concerning the One E9 and ...

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    As we've mentioned before, Google is reportedly coming out with an MVNO service (Mobile Virtual Network Operator) under the label of "Project Nova" sometime in "the coming months". An MVNO is a virtual carrier that uses one or more cellular networks to provide service to its customers. Generally speaking, handsets have ...

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    Pocketnow Daily gets an average of 300 to 500 comments a day, and sometimes even a thousand. We’d like to thank you all for participating in our question of the day, and we love your feedback so much, that we decided that since we can’t respond to ever single one of your comments, we should at least feature a ...

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    The news has dropped, the review is out, so let’s take a long hard look at this smartphone that HTC is calling its flagship and find out if HTC hit a home run, or a lazy fly to the shortstop. On the one hand, the HTC One M9 does bring some new specifications in the same gorgeous package as its predecessors. Without a ...

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    It’s interesting to see the turn some phones have taken of late. It seems like the entire industry is focused on making you a healthier and better you. That’s really great in some ways because it points to a societal awareness and desire to live longer and be stronger. But at the same time, there are a lot of things ...

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    We've been hearing about 3D Touch on Lumia phones going back to the fall of 2013, first described as an in-air gesture control system under the codename Goldfinger. Later we heard it would arrive on the phone codenamed McLaren, but that device never saw the light of day. Reports talked about the way 3D Touch would cause ...

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    A little earlier this week, Motorola President Rick Osterloh took to Twitter to answer questions from users like you, and what he had to say helped prepare us a bit for when we could see some future Motorola devices like a third-gen Moto X, as well as clarified what the company's not working on, like a new tablet. He ...

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    Earlier today (OK, overnight) we took a look at an unreleased LG smartphone suspected to be a possible G4. Unlike previous depictions of the hardware, though, this one didn't feature the rumored curved display. So was this really the G4, or maybe a lower-tier addition to LG's Android lineup? We're thinking about that ...

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