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    Version 4.8.0085 brings some major feature adds to the S Health app, major enough that you'd think it'd be worth the bump to 5.0. Alas, if you like to compare your bests and literally document your data while keeping your blood sugar in check, you've got it in this update. The Android app introduces step count ...

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    You are being irradiated by everything. X-rays. Airplanes. Bananas. All the nuclear plants in the world. Yes, even your cellphone. And of all the things that could very much be strangling your cells, that last thing might just be the thing you're most wary of. Well, turns out that it's way less likely to give you cancer ...

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    Samsung might skip the naming of its next phablet, jumping to the Note 7. Pebble smashes Kickstarter goals. Should companies be allowed to use Kickstarter as a "pre-sale" platform? We get a better look at the OnePlus 3, and our own Jaime Rivera went to China to check out the ZTE Axon 7! Of course we'll also be tackling ...

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    Is Memorial Day the new Black Friday? Hopefully not, as we don’t need another occasion for frantic bargain hunters to literally fight to the death for TVs, phones and home appliances they generally already own. Still, it’s sure nice to see HTC, Microsoft and now Best Buy in a giving mood until Monday, May 30, with ...

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    In a world where convertibles appear to be gradually eclipsing the popularity of both traditional laptops and tablets, Microsoft isn’t afraid to constantly reduce its Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book profit margins if that means gaining the upper hand over Apple in terms of market share. Of course, it’s not like these ...

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    You wouldn’t think it by looking over HTC’s latest financial report, but 2016 is shaping up to be a solid year for the long-ailing Taiwanese hardware manufacturer, at least from an innovation standpoint. The HTC 10 phone finally strays from the design path of the One family, the company’s very first smartwatch ...

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    Let's cap this comparison on price. We're still months away from new iPhones and Nexii, but what about folks who just need to buy a phone today? We're looking at the mid-pack offerings from Google and Apple, and we're staying just under a $400 limit. We're pitting the Nexus 5X against the iPhone SE, and these two ...

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    You probably didn’t pay much attention to ZTE’s secondary announcement of a basic VR headset with Daydream support alongside the exquisite-looking new Axon 7 phone yesterday, but it turns out that might well have been the absolute highlight of the company’s Beijing event. It’s a pretty big deal that the ZTE Axon ...

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    3D Touch interaction was without a doubt the biggest innovation and upgrade last year’s iPhone 6s brought to the table, and it of course didn’t take long for every Android device manufacturer under the sun to reportedly begin work on similar technology. Huawei even introduced a Force Touch-capable handheld around ...

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    While Samsung Pay undoubtedly makes offline shopping at tens of thousands of retailers across Korea, the US and China fast, convenient and secure… with the use of a handful of Galaxy phones, the digital wallet service would benefit greatly from an expansion to not only other countries, but also more devices, including ...

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    Deemed “the new flagship to beat for battery life” after some impressive-looking endurance tests, and “the new choice for the power warrior” following our rigorous complete review process, the Huawei Mate 8 unfortunately never properly launched stateside. While we can’t say we’re surprised to see US carriers ...

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    Five years after its corporate inception, nearly three years after the release of the first Sailfish OS-running phone, and only a few months after giving up completely on its long-struggling rookie tablet effort, Jolla is back at it with fresh hardware. But the Nokia veterans that established this little Finland-based ...

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    Perhaps finally realizing there’s no turning back for its main business of selling traditional personal computers, Acer seems to be growing ambitious about its (largely low-cost) smartphone prospects, with an eye on VR diversification before long as well. One of the more active Windows Mobile hardware manufacturers in ...

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    Today’s obviously not Tuesday (thank God for that), and we haven’t seen a decent HTC Hot Deal in a while anyway, but Memorial Day is only 72 hours away, with the Taiwanese device manufacturer once again in celebratory mood. For a limited time, i.e. until Monday, May 30, at 11:59 pm PT, the HTC 10 on the OEM’s US ...

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    Find out how much fun you can have as you learn about computers and electronics with these offers from the Pocketnow Deals Store. The Complete Raspberry Pi 3 Starter Kit The Raspberry Pi may sound delicious, but it’s actually a powerful microcomputer that’s perfect for use in a vast range of projects. The Complete ...

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    During a recent conversation with my friend (and soon to be fellow contributor to the Pocket Now family) Clifton Thomas, we debated the need for widgets and the app drawer within Android. Clifton has recently purchased the Nextbit Robin and despite rockin' a close to bone stock version of Android it lacks an app drawer ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the recent deals that have just reached the BlackBerry Priv. Then we discuss some other deals that Verizon is providing for the HTC 10. Lenovo then surprises with terrible quarter results for its Motorola project. The OnePlus 3 is next as we finally see it getting ...

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    We’re a year into a tech transition. Cables and ports are a big deal. Regardless if you use Android, Windows, or iOS on your phone, you likely have some gadget or accessory with a Micro USB port. Micro USB has become a phenomenally well represented standard, but to move into a new era of devices and services, even a ...

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    10 million unique users may not be enough to save the fall of Nintendo's virgin venture into the mobile world. According to SurveyMonkey, daily download numbers have fallen faster and are, on the whole, lower when compared to two recent games from mobile giants King and Supercell. But that's not the only problem ...

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    Update: Samsung has officially announced the Galaxy S7 edge Injustice Edition. The device itself plastered black with gold Batwing detailing. It's paired with a Gear VR headset, in-game credit for "Injustice: Gods Among Us" and Oculus VR content vouchers. The packages will be available early next month in China, ...

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    Pebble does not use ePaper displays. It achieves a certain likeness to ePaper displays through memory-in-pixel LCDs on its smartwatches, both old and new, but it's not an ePaper display like the one the YotaPhone uses. But unless it can improve on that technology further, perhaps manufacturers should consider something ...

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    "I sue you, too." It's a not terribly encouraging development in the case of Huawei's legal action against Samsung on patent licensing fees, though we're probably doing the translation injustice here. The head of the chaebol's intellectual property division reacted to the rival manufacturer's suits in China and the US. ...

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    What's said to be billions of dollars will not go to Oracle because of today's federal jury ruling. All ten members of the panel agreed that Google's appropriation of 37 Java APIs in its development of Android fell under the "fair use" clause of copyright law. Shortly after the verdict, Google stated that: Today's ...

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    Huawei subsidiary Honor is quite convinced that Europeans will definitely love its new Honor 5X or its hefty little Honor 7. And if you, a European, end up buying one and aren't absolutely in love with it, well, you can return it! Until June 8th, for either phone purchased in the UK, Spain, Italy, Germany and the ...

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    As part of its Axon 7 launch, ZTE also decided to throw along its new ZTE VR headset. Like most other basic headsets — ahem, Gear VR — you just plug your Axon 7 into the headset and you get up and running. The ZTE VR headset has a nine-axis gyroscope for a refined viewing experience. It also has a few buttons, a ...

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