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    Now that nobody's interested in smartwatches anymore, we've moved on to cloud-based chatbots that reply to your instant messages right away as the latest progression in human-computer-interaction design. The idea is that you simply type what you want to do in a message to a specific chatbot and they'll reply to help. ...

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    Google wants a piece of the Amazon-controlled smart speaker action, the latter in turn plans to go after Apple and Spotify in the uber-challenging, jam-packed music streaming arena, while Samsung may also have something akin to the Echo in the pipeline. Bottom line, no tech giant, regardless of its size, financial ...

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    Android Nougat is out, but some major features like the Nexus Launcher, Google Assistant and more are expected in a Maintenance Release this fall. Google's inviting developers to continue submitting issue tickets as they find and re-tread bugs so that it can fix them up in time for a supposed developer preview for MR1. ...

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    OnePlus has been known to sell some miscellany at its will. Yep, even an iPhone case or two. But its main side business (a somewhat ironic term) has been selling earbuds. Sure, there's the generic "Silver Bullets" stuff you can get from almost anywhere, but then there's the OnePlus Icons. They're tagged at $50, have ...

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    As we post, Google is updating its Nexus Files for Developers page with links to the NRD90M builds of Android 7.0 Nougat. Developers and users alike with ADB knowledge can flash them to applicable Nexus devices. The Pixel C, the Nexus Player and the Wi-Fi version of the Nexus 9 are available for download at this hour. ...

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    Android 7.0 Nougat wasn't as flashy as you expected it to be, right? Where was the Nexus Launcher? Where's Allo and Google Assistant and that "not a home button" home button? Where are all the software changes that we're looking forward to on the Marlin Nexus device? Not here just yet. But XDA developer Nate Benis is ...

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    Trying to break into a competitive space dominated by Apple and Spotify, and also including respected veterans or tech giants like Deezer, Google, Pandora or Tidal, doesn’t make much sense for Amazon, unless Jeff Bezos can think of a unique marketing angle for music streaming addicts. Affordability of course remains ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about some of the recent deals available for the OnePlus 2 on eBay. Then it's all about Twitter and the launch of NIght Mode for iOS. Microsoft follows as the HP Elite x3 reaches pre-orders. Then we discuss the final version of Android 7.0 Nougat, which just reached Nexus ...

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    Hey! Want a 4K Android or Windows 10 Mobile tablet with a 21-megapixel camera on the back and a 13-megapixel selfie shooter? How about front facing speakers? 802.11 ad Wi-Fi (utilizing 60GHz band streams)? Temperature sensor, heart rate sensor, all kinds of go-okay, you've read the headline, let's cut to the chase. If ...

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    We've been covering the developer preview builds of Android N in close detail, but today we get our first look at the update which will be pushed out to consumers. A whole list of improvements are coming to Android, addressing usability and ergonomic problems. This update is also focused on bringing stock Android up to ...

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    With a design change to the homepage of Android site, it seems that Google is about to drop the factory images for Android 7.0 Nougat for Nexus devices dating back to the Nexus 6 and 9 as well as the General Mobile 4G Android One phone. The Nexus Player and Pixel C are also in on the action. Regardless of whether your ...

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    Update: There might still be hope for an exit out of the Lollipop purgatory soon, at least in Greece. Samsung's regional Facebook admin just assured a concerned fan of the company's commitment to deliver over-the-air M sweets to "the whole Tab S series." Now we're even more confused. Original story below. Credit where ...

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    Remember when tablets were heralded as the ultimate post-PC era mobile device? The rise of the iPad about six years ago brought with it a wave of anticipation for when we could ditch archaic desktop and laptop computers. Six years on and now we have analysts all over the world saying that the tablet is dead. Sales are ...

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    For its 50th anniversary, Best Buy on Friday kicked off a fitting 50 deals only supposed to last 50 hours. These covered a wide range of tech departments, from smartphones to smartwatches, tablets, laptops, HDTVs and so on, but in all honesty, they felt somewhat underwhelming on the whole, at least as far as mobile ...

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    Windows 10 allows for a simple PIN input for user authentication. Google thought it might be a good idea to also allow its Chromebooks to do that, just like its Android phones. Whatever the case, PIN unlock capabilities are now available in the latest developer update under the flag #quick-unlock-pin. According to ...

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    T-Mobile and Sprint are delivering "optimized" unlimited data plans. What does this mean for your phone bill? We've spent some time with Google's Duo video chat. Will this pull people from Facetime? Plus we went hands on with the new Honor 8 at the launch even in San Francisco, and it seems we have yet another premium ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the recent deals that you can find for the iPhone 6 Plus on Verizon, and notice there is no S on that name. Then we talk about the HTC 10 and some recent deals that you can take advantage of until August 31. The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is next as we see all the deals ...

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    The Electronic Frontier Foundation, which laid accusations against T-Mobile's Binge On zero-rate program not being net neutral, is calling out said T-Mobile again for more bits of anti-net neutrality. This time, its targeting T-Mobile One, the carrier's new one-for-all unlimited data plan. Senior staff technologist ...

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    While we’ve known for almost a month now that Sony intends to unveil… something the day before the official start of the IFA 2016 industrial exhibition in Berlin, Germany, and the company’s trade show appearance was a no-brainer ever since last September, the Japanese device manufacturer only comes out and ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about T-Mobile's recent unlimited data plans. Sprint follows, not just in news, but the actual trend of unlimited. Then we discuss the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 and how durability might have not come included. The iPhone 7 max storage options follow, and 256GB is on the list it ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about some of the recent deals that can be found for the Google Nexus 5X. Then we talk about the LG G5 and the beta test that's currently available for some with Android Nougat. Then we focus on possible new Fitbit devices in the works, as it seems the Charge 2 and Flex 2 are ...

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    Could it be a coincidence that the largest retail bookseller stateside practically took the wraps off the “next-generation reader’s tablet” at the same time as Kobo unveiled the premium Aura One e-book reader? Probably not, but what leaves us scratching our heads in even more confusion is Barnes & Noble’s ...

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    How many communication apps are too many for even a software giant like Google to properly maintain and robustly support? Four? Well, hot on the heels of Allo and Duo’s formal introductions at the I/O 2016 conference back in May, Mountain View assured us Hangouts and Messenger weren’t going anywhere. But that stance ...

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    Lookout Security is relaying some new discussion of a vulnerability in the Linux 3.6 and later kernels. An estimated 80 percent of the Android user base (going all the way to KitKat) or 1.4 billion devices are under the gun of this off-path exploit. In other words, this is not Quadrooter. In a joint presentation at the ...

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    Apple gets smart about BETA testing software, while we're already tracking rumors about next year's iPhone. Google and Samsung respond to security concerns exploited at this year's Def Con. And the LG V20 looks to impress audiophiles with a Quad DAC system! What does that even mean?!?!? Those stories, and we'll tackle ...

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