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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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    The rumor mill suggests that there is a four-inch, cheap iPhone on the way, maybe as early as this spring. The prospect of a four-inch iPhone has garnered some admittedly strong opinions among some tech journalists whose initials happen to be “AD”, but that was one of my admittedly close-minded moments. Anyway, ...

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    Become a bonafide photog with the Adobe KnowHow All-Inclusive Photography Bundle and save 93 percent at the Pocketnow Deals Store. The Adobe KnowHow All-Inclusive Photography Bundle offers the training required to take your photos from dull to dazzling. You’ll enjoy lifetime access to fourteen courses that will ...

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    You’d probably expect a fledgling segment of the ever-growing tech industry to advance at a more rapid pace than fully mature, saturated markets, and while that’s been true in some aspects for wearable devices, most smartwatches have also worryingly stagnated in a key department. Remember the 2014 LG G Watch and ...

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    If you thought the newest upper mid-range “pure Google” phone was an interesting proposition at $380 and up, then a very alluring one at $330, and an outright irresistible bargain when dropped an extra 30 bucks, wait until you hear what eBay seller Buydig has to offer today. You guessed it, we’ve just reached ...

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    While nobody likes a copycat, Samsung fans and Android enthusiasts in general can all agree the global leader of smartphone shipments could benefit from aping a particular product release strategy generally associated with iDevices. Of course, Apple didn’t invent the formal announcement followed shortly by a pre-order ...

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    As soon as everyone’s hopes of seeing Samsung Pay support extended beyond the Korean and US borders last year were shattered, it felt safe to predict at least further details on a Spanish launch would be shared at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this month. Of course, the February 21 Samsung Unpacked event ...

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    Sprint recently kicked off a trade-in promotion aimed squarely at Galaxy S6 and Note 5 prospective buyers, T-Mobile supports love with a free LTE tablet, among others, and Verizon just bumped up its prepaid data allotment, so it was about time AT&T joined this surprising pre-spring sales bonanza. It looks like the ...

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    You only get one chance to make a good first impression. It’s a strategy we’ve seen before. If you want some headlines and media coverage, design a phone around one specific feature. ASUS is following in the footsteps like of devices like the Lumia 1020 and Samsung K Zoom, building a phone not only around camera ...

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    Exactly one week ago, comScore released its Q4 2015 US smartphone industry report, showing how iPhones lost steam to their Samsung rivals and Androids in general compared to the previous quarter. Still, Apple was the dominant local manufacturer by a comfortable gap between October and December, and now Parks Associates ...

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    Apple wouldn’t be caught dead directly discounting one of its high-profile iDevices within at least a year of their commercial rollouts, but fortunately for bargain hunters, third-party retailers can get way more competitive and sometimes show unexpected generosity. Granted, a $700 tablet is hardly what we’d ...

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    If you perhaps felt the two-stage rollout of cumulative Windows 10 updates for Technical Previewers didn’t cover everyone’s particular beta testing needs, Microsoft is today announcing a third so-called “ring.” This one’s aptly dubbed Release Preview, and joins the previously introduced Fast and Slow rings to ...

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    Western Motorola buffs already have reason to envy their India-based counterparts, as Marshmallow updates are coming left and right in the latter market, including for the regional Moto G Turbo Edition and, most recently, the standard G second-gen. But now nation-leading online retailer Flipkart takes things to the next ...

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    It feels like we’ve been basically saying the same thing in anticipation of every single high-end HTC product launch over the past few years, and once again, it appears the company’s financial well-being, even its very survival, hinges on an impending flagship phone. The problem is the One M10, aka Perfume, aka ...

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    The wound grows deeper from the discharge of the Nokia acquisition. Microsoft, having recently revealed the mobile unit's poor performance and forecast, has announced it would have to lay off "dozens" more jobs separate from the 2,300 eliminations the company took in Finland last year. That round of cuts resulted in the ...

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    Samsung is in the process of acquainting its customer service representatives with its new look TouchWiz on Android 6.0. Thing is, we weren't supposed to see the darn presentation. But we have it leaked to us, so we might as well pore through it. Common questions anticipated concern the revised app permission pop-ups, ...

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    We've been hearing from investors and supposed "people in the know," but we may be able to get more solid reporting from a news outlet. The Electronic Times of Korea is sourcing Samsung insiders in reporting that Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company will be the sole provider of what we think to be the A10 ...

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    The Office pool has grown just a bit larger. ASUS signed with Microsoft to include the latter's suite of productivity apps. After a few bouts of fighting, so has Samsung. Acer thought it was time to do the same as it will begin pre-loading Microsoft productivity apps such as Word and Skype on its Android wares ...

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    How prescient. LG has gone ahead either in sardonic fashion or a state of hubris and blasted out a new version of its "touch-enabled Quick Cover" case, explicitly for the "speculative LG G5." We were first introduced to some of the new features this Quick Cover will have back when the K10 got its own case. The usual ...

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    This device looks like it's going to be one of those devices that will keep leaking until the last minute. But hey, we might as well enjoy the ride with the LG G5. After our rumor roundup comes this Geekbench readout which features no real surprises from our expectations. The G5, which is assumed to go by the model ...

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