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    While two-year contracts are no longer a thing across all of America’s “big four” carriers, their often convoluted postpaid plans and rigidity when it comes to network switching continue to make many people feel more comfortable buying unlocked gear out the box. Unfortunately, that’s not as easy as it sounds ...

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    Hit the gym and enjoy your beats with a set of Acesori A.Buds Bluetooth Aluminum Earbuds, now just $29.99 (that's 57 percent off MSRP for Pocketnow readers). These premium earbuds could very well be your new best friend. That’s because, unlike regular headphones, they're completely wireless and won’t limit your ...

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    After months of conflicting reports unsubstantiated by concrete proof, dubious so-called leaks, and wild rumors hinting at everything but the kitchen sink included on the Samsung Galaxy Note 6, the past few weeks have allowed us to reach the stage of many confirmations and little doubt. The S Pen-capable phablet due out ...

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    If you had predicted a few years back that Amazon would achieve (far) more mainstream success with a quirky cylindrical smart speaker than a “groundbreaking” 3D smartphone, you probably risked ending up in a mental institution. But indeed, the e-commerce giant and part-time device manufacturer triumphed in the ...

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    Will the Oculus Rift overcome its production issues and component shortages to snatch the high-end VR headset crown away from the unanimously praised and slightly easier to come by HTC Vive? Could a third contender rise to the throne, racking up 6 million shipments before the year ends, despite only launching in ...

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    While it’s pretty much become standard practice for both Apple Pay and Samsung Pay to squeeze frequent expansion waves to even the tiniest US banks in-between launches to new countries, Google hasn’t been quite as diligent in adding financial institution after institution under Android Pay’s belt, and flaunting ...

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    Although AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint (especially T-Mo) are all rapidly closing the gap to Verizon in terms of both cellular coverage and network reliability, there’s still no disputing the king. That said, Big Red has its problems in certain areas, with strong signal sometimes feeling like a utopian dream, not to ...

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    While checking out blurry pics of cases, covers and all sorts of accessories built specifically for unreleased iPhones is traditionally a great way to discover Apple’s prospective design changes in advance, we don’t often see highly anticipated Android counterparts in protective clothing. That’s because ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the recent deals that Amazon provides with the Moto G4, if you accept the company's ads on your phone. Then we discuss the new Huawei event that we can expect for IFA in Berlin. HTC is next as we hear of the company's VR company and plans for the future. Then we discuss ...

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    We love finding cool stuff on the internet. Voice assistants have a small (and growing) problem. They're collectively capable of some pretty in-depth phone controls, but the way we interact with them still isn't quite as sophisticated as talking to a computer in Star Trek. If you don't format your command in the right ...

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    Samsung is likely switching out the notification LED for a illuminated ring and will debut the feature, dubbed Smart Glow, on the Galaxy J2. That we can figure out so far. The Galaxy Note 7 may get the feature, too and so may the Galaxy S8, but SamMobile is reporting that the more advanced phones will get enhanced ...

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    On the heels of Bluetooth jumping a full point up to version 5, the Wi-Fi Alliance is taking another step forward, though not down the alphabet. The 802.11ac standard is getting a "wave 2" of features. What does the new wave do? It extends simultaneous MIMO support to multiple users within router range. More channels ...

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    Samsung may be the strong arm in the displays industry, especially in OLED panels. It's expected to make some 239 million this year just for its own purposes. Digitimes is estimating 560 million panels to be made for Samsung and other customers by 2019. With regards to talk of Samsung providing AMOLED displays to ...

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    The team at Pocketnow draws from a variety of disciplines, and we each bring a unique perspective to the table when it comes to discussing consumer electronics. Starting next month we're excited to introduce a new feature where members of our team can collaborate and compete. The Pocketnow Challenge will be a monthly ...

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    Call it a victory for T-Mobile. Or don't, it's got its own problems these days. Verizon Wireless said that it is planning on "some fireworks next week" — a response to leaks and rumors on the Verizon subreddit claiming a huge changeup in what the carrier will offer on top of its plans on Friday. The tiers won't change ...

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    Currency markets have taken their hardest gyrations in a long time thanks to the United Kingdom's voting public expressing their desire to leave the European Union. The Pound Sterling has taken an 8 percent fall against the Dollar in the past few days, leading it to lows we haven't seen since the mid-1980's. The ...

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    Let's have a little fun with this one. We've produced numerous comparison videos, and talking about mid-range devices is increasingly popular territory for folks looking for solid performance without having to break the bank or lease their handset through a carrier. We're watching manufacturers pack increasingly ...

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    It wasn't long ago that we saw the Xiaomi Mi Max bring another edge to its mid-range offerings. Low cost, high impact. What could be better? Well, we don't know what this "markw" device could be, but the person that tested it on Geekbench purports for it to be a Xiaomi make. It seems to have 3GB of RAM and a Snapdragon ...

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    The FCC has announced the conclusion of its reverse auction for the repackaging of 600MHz spectrum. It's currently in use for TV broadcasting, but will be converted for wireless internet uses. The commission has gotten down to the cumulative minimum cash-out that broadcasters would accept in order for the auctions ...

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    HTC is all about the VRC — virtual reality cash. Because if it's going to make money for the company, people have to put money into it in the first place. It has announced that 28 venture capital firms have pitched in over $10 billion to a new Virtual Reality Venture Capital Alliance. Pre-IPO startups working on VR, ...

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    The International Funkausstellung Berlin comes our way starting September 2 and it will be a jam-packed week of tech business. But Huawei is kicking it off just a bit earlier. It has invited press outlets to an event in Berlin at which the company will release at least one new smartphone on September 1. Given Huawei's ...

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    It’s become a normal reaction of US and international wireless carriers, as well as companies like Microsoft, to both natural and man-made disasters to ensure easy, hassle-free and economical communication between people potentially afflicted by said hazards and loved ones. Almost too normal. Unfortunately, there’s ...

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    Conferences like Google I/O and WWDC always give me a sense of mixed feelings. Because we’re all about to see some really neat new things for the platforms – even if they’re not “new” new – and that’s a really great thing. But then, we’re all about see a lot of interesting features that may not work so ...

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    For a few years now, Amazon has been selling Kindle e-readers and Fire tablets at unbeatable prices with so-called “special offers.” These are generally non-intrusive sponsored screensavers and ads pushed to your devices when not in actual use, which you can always choose to ignore, currently shaving $15 off the ...

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    In case you’re still scratching your heads in confusion as to Google and Lenovo’s decision to fit an arguably middling processor under the hood of the world’s road-opening consumer phone based on Project Tango, Qualcomm just came forward with an enlightening confession. It turns out the Phab 2 Pro packs a ...

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