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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Okay, so the blurry “leaked” picture that was supposed to corroborate rumors of the next-gen iPhone moving from a clicky physical home button to a touch-sensitive capacitive one turned out to be as phony as a three-dollar bill. But that doesn’t mean Apple isn’t cooking up such a tweak, alongside the near-certain ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about some of the new deals that are being offered for the Google Nexus 5X. Then we talk about the probable final name for the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. The iPhone 7 follows as some metal casing leaks show us a new camera hole, in addition to more speakers. Huawei follows as the ...

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    Jawbone's been liquidating its inventory and regrouping itself for a medical-grade wearable. Part of that inventory may have come within Groupon's hands. The deals site has the Jawbone UP2 for $44.99, a 55 percent discount from its regular price. The water-resistant fitness band has simple LEDs and a three-axis ...

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    It's midday on another Tuesday which means another T-Mobile Tuesdays event going to the dogs. Specifically, the dogs at the T-Mobile servers. Users are taking to Twitter to tweet tempestuously about how for the fourth week in the #GetThanked campaign they weren't able to access their stash of free perks. Some users were ...

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    It shouldn’t be that hard to form a mental image of a new iPhone said to closely resemble the old one, only coated in a darker shade of gray, going lighter on the antenna lines, discarding the traditional headphone jack, and adopting both a Smart Connector and dual rear-facing camera as far as the 5.5-inch model is ...

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    In the fierce battle for music streaming supremacy, the world’s most popular ridesharing service isn’t keen on taking sides, instead playing nice with both Spotify and Pandora. After letting riders assume backseat DJ duties via the former app for a couple of years now, Uber finally turns its attention to drivers as ...

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    The interwebs lit up yesterday with the rumors of a non-Nexus Google built phone due to an article from The Telegraph. Now let’s start this off by saying this entire rumor should be taken about as serious as fables of rainbow crapping unicorns. There are so many reasons why, aside from Project Ara, we will probably ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the recent deals if you're in the market for a Galaxy S7, Galaxy S6 or a Gear VR. Then we talk about some of the recent deals that have arrived to the LG G4. HTC follows as we learn that the company's VR business has just spun off into another company. We then discuss a ...

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    Analysts are seeing the end near the first phase of the auctions process in the FCC's scheme to free up 600MHz spectrum from TV broadcasters for cellular networks' use. The first auction, expected to end this week, works in reverse, asking broadcasters the minimum offer that they would accept from wireless service ...

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    If you happen to be sightseeing remotely on Google Maps, perhaps for a future actual vacation, turn on the satellite imaging and check it the imaging. You might need to turn off the 3D feature. Google said that it now uses images from Landsat 8, an imaging satellite launched by the US Geological Survey and NASA in 2013. ...

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    Somewhere during the transition between Android Kit Kat and Lollipop, the Android blogs were awash in the discussion about multiple user accounts for mobile devices. If two (or more) people used the same gadget, they could have their own unique user ID’s and passwords. When logging in, their own customized homescreens ...

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    A color and a jack. Sadly, these are some of the most “exciting” changes hardcore iFans can look forward to in the upcoming iPhone 7, 7 Plus and possibly 7 Pro. Well, there’s also the Smart Connector on the larger configuration (s), a dual rear-facing camera, subtler antenna lines, plus an obligatory processor ...

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    Of the over a million people estimated to have shown their support for the LGBT community on the streets of San Francisco yesterday, hundreds, possibly thousands were affiliated with Apple, the world’s highest-profile company commanded by an openly gay man. Of course, Cupertino’s commitment to the Pride parade and ...

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    We had several iPhone 7 pieces last week on the existential crisis of the headphone jack, otherwise known to us as #jaxit. If you've been yearning for some evidence with a little more body, you're in luck. We're turning back to NowhereElse.fr for another metal casing from an undisclosed source. In this photo, we can ...

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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 couple ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the Google Nexus 5X, and some of the new deals that have just emerged. Then we talk about the Brexit, and how it'll affect Samsung, LG and Acer. Alcatel follows as we notice that the Idol 4 has already reached a retailer. The following topic, believe it or not, is the ...

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    Apple has spent the last few years remaining loyal to IPS LCD display technology, regardless if you look to a Mac or an iPhone. It wasn't until the launch of the Apple Watch that the company took a step away, and it makes sense given the added power consumption benefits of OLED technology, in addition to the deep ...

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    Rumors surrounding an iPhone with an OLED display continue to grow strong. We've seen how Cupertino and Samsung have been slow dancing lately to the rhythm of a partnership that has stirred strong rumors surrounding this particular endeavor. We also know that Apple is not famous for placing all its eggs in one basket, ...

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