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    But why are we talking about it? It's not going to be there come Unpacked time anyways, right? At least, that's the assumption we're making out of all the words about Samsung's curved-only strategy for the Galaxy Note 7. Well, if you've been hoping for a flat screen (weird to be saying that for a smartphone), you can ...

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    The smartwatch market contracted for the first time in the second quarter and it's all Apple's fault. While it retained its top spot in the rankings, the 1.6 million shipments the company made is a big dip from its debut quarter that had 3.6 million shipments. Surprisingly, it was the only vendor out of the top five to ...

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    The first of two prospective BlackBerry devices powered by Android has made its way through the FCC for radios certification. A look-up of the FCC ID as leaked gives us 17 entries owing to BlackBerry. Its model name, STH100-2, corresponds to previous leaks regarding the Hamburg model. The phone, as tested, supports ...

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    Gripes have taken over Forumsville, Internetland once again, but it's not all for poor server management and broken promises of pizza. It all stems from a thread on the /r/TMobile subreddit talking about CEO John Legere's quick Twitter teaser on something new for the Un-carrier's customers. What did u do today? I just ...

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    The much rumored-about Galaxy Note 7 has a much rumored-about iris scanner that adds on to the security layers that Samsung has already implemented on previous phones. While it does scream of Windows Hello and of the Axon Elite from ZTE, checking out this footage from Chinese video-sharing site Miaopai seems to tell a ...

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    Edward Snowden, who's been in exile from the US ever since he published reams of secret NSA documents, has come together with hacker Andrew Huang to design a case for the iPhone 6 that would be able to tell if your device's antennas were off when you actually turn them off. The pair, who have been communicating through ...

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    Rumors have pointed to a Samsung Galaxy X device with a foldable display coming next year. Lenovo showed off its own bendy screen products last month with the help of a YouTuber. LG has been teasing its own progress every trade show or so and has demonstrated a flexible OLED display within its G Flex lineup. Now, it's ...

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    The hunt is already on for the best Moto Z Droid and Moto Z Force Droid Edition deals available nationwide, as the two new Verizon-exclusive “SnapPhones” need all the help they can get to compete against the world’s first modular handheld and the ultimate jack of all trades. Enter Best Buy, which joins Big Red’s ...

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    Remember that hilarious but cruel online prank about iOS 7 software updates making iPhones waterproof? It’s a little sad to look back at it now, as Apple remains somewhat behind rival companies like Samsung, Sony or even Motorola when it comes to actual hardware-improving steps in the general direction of outdoor ...

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    It’s one of those things we often take for granted, but it’s a legitimate question. All too often we are offered the latest smartphones in one, two, or three colors. But what are our favorite colors for a smart phone? That’s what we’re here to find out in a Pocketnow Poll. Our editors have sounded off below, and ...

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    Even with all the concerns and controversies surrounding the 2016 Summer Olympics, from Zika virus threats to political instability and economic crisis, as well as sanitation and security issues, an estimated 100,000 Americans and millions of sports fans around the world are expected to travel to Rio de Janeiro next ...

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    The AppleCare+ warranty extension program looks pretty sweet and straightforward at first glance. For an iPhone 6s or 6s Plus, it covers two accidental damage incidents up to two years from your original purchase date, and it only costs $130 upfront, as well as $100 for each major repair. Repair isn’t exactly the ...

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    Increase the life expectancy of your computer and improve your productivity with The Ultimate PC Bundle, featuring Scrivener and CCleaner Pro, at a savings of more than 90 percent off the MSRP. The Ultimate PC Bundle will improve the overall effectiveness of your computing experience. It includes ten popular and ...

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    We have a slathering of Moto Z coverage for you right now, but a lot more ahead as well. In the meantime, we thought you should know that Verizon is now opening up pre-orders for the Moto Z Droid Edition and the Moto Z Force Droid Edition on its website. The Moto Z Droid will work out to $26 per month on a two-year ...

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    The world’s second modular smartphone, or a pretty conventional device to start with (that can merely hook up to a range of promising, albeit expensive modular accessories)? That, our friends, is the million-dollar question… the following Moto Mods review video doesn’t aim to definitively answer. Time will tell ...

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    We have two early contenders for the heavyweight modular smartphone title, and unfortunately, neither one is an actual fruit of Google’s not-yet-ready-for-primetime Project Ara. Far more simplistic in execution, the LG G5 and Motorola Moto Z deserve equal praise in their bold quest for differentiation, customization ...

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    Five months can mean a great deal for high-end Android smartphones, with processors often upgraded twice a year these days, new RAM records pursued, groundbreaking camera technologies frequently coming out of nowhere, not to mention faster connectivity and authentication innovations than ever. Still, while the ...

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    When in financial trouble, most tech outfits look to streamline their product portfolio, reduce expenses and focus on one or a few things they've been doing for a while. But that's not working in HTC’s slumping camp, so instead of further cutting back on hardware releases, the Taiwanese consumer electronics company is ...

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    Even after two rounds of leaked live Samsung Galaxy Note 7 pics in a mysterious, suave black coat of paint, all the high-res renders you can handle in all possible shades, and the icing on the cake in the form of a terribly blurry but likely legit video preview, our thirst for next big thing-centric exposés remains ...

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    People always wondered what was the point of a carrier-exclusive Active variation of the Samsung Galaxy S7 when the widely available standard and Edge models already resisted water immersion up to 1.5 meters and 30 minutes. The answer was simple, having to do with those other certifications for transport and thermal ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about some of the hot deals that have just reached the Google Nexus 6P on Best Buy. Then we talk about Corning and what to expect with the new Gorilla Glass 5. iOS 10 reaches public beta, and the same goes for macOS Sierra, so make sure you give it a try. Then we discuss the odd ...

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    Update: Ars Tehnica is reporting an official ceiling of 100GB. The Verizon Plan for business at 100GB currently costs $450 per month. The grandfathered plans cost $49.99 per month. If you are still clinging hard to that old, overpriced and out-of-contract Verizon unlimited data plan... you're going to have to use less ...

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    BlackBerry CEO John Chen took the time at his company's Security Summit this week to once again rip Apple, "the other fruit company" to shreds for defending its encryption against the FBI regarding an iPhone used by a suspect in a mass shooting. "I found that disturbing as a citizen. I think BlackBerry, like any ...

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    In what could be a stunning blow to Microsoft's mobile ecosystem, Skype has announced that it is shedding support for Windows Phone 8 and 8.1 in October. The development comes as the messaging service completes its rerouting from peer-to-peer communications to a cloud-based service. Avid developer Rudy Huyn was not ...

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    Corning pretty much has the smartphone glass market cornered. It's on 4.5 billion or 73 percent of devices and it's looking for more with the release of Gorilla Glass 5. The fourth version came out a couple of years ago, so what could've improved since then? Oh, just a difference of about 27 inches. Drop takes have ...

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