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    While we were obviously hoping for more Acer movement on the pre-IFA smartphone and wearable release front, as well as perhaps concrete details on the StarVR headset’s limited IMAX VR Center commercial debut, we couldn’t remain altogether indifferent to the Taiwanese PC veteran’s crowded new Windows 10 laptop ...

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    Previously unveiled in and for Taiwan, the 2-in-1 Transformer 3 Pro and Transformer 3 Windows PCs, as well as the non-convertible Android-based ZenPad 3S 10, officially spread their wings to European shores today at a pre-IFA Zenvolution event. The tablet trio’s headliner is undoubtedly the 12.6-inch Asus Transformer ...

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    Everyone from Oculus to Samsung, HTC, Sony, LG and even Xiaomi and Alcatel wants an early piece of the virtual reality hardware profits and brand recognition pie, but Acer is interestingly doing its own thing, partnering with video game development studio Starbreeze and the IMAX Corporation for a unique StarVR ...

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    The Federal Trade Commission has lost a fight over mobile data throttling against AT&T. This two-year-old case stemmed over the FTC's accusation that the carrier needed to inform the commission before slowing down the data speeds of customers using excessive amounts of it on a grandfathered unlimited plan. The ...

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    Earlier this year, Sony break-off company VAIO released a Windows 10 Mobile smartphone called the Phone Biz. We ridiculed its name as the tackiest in... the phone biz. That, and it was a fairly middling device in horsepower with a Snapdragon 617. But it was a third-party offering for Japanese Windows Phone customers and ...

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    If anyone is looking to use the Samsung Exynos 7570 chipset in the near future, they won't need to buy separate modems to work out all of the wireless connections to the phone. That's because all of the radios needed for LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, FM and GLONASS (for GPS) communications are embedded onto the chip. That ...

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    It took Microsoft long enough to respond to widespread Surface Pro 3 battery life criticism and acknowledge there was indeed something wrong on the hardware manufacturer and software developer’s end, but once fixing the previously mysterious issues became a “top priority”, identifying the root cause and putting ...

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    It’s hard to get excited about the Android-powered Galaxy Tab S3 expected out at IFA later this week, considering the recent fall of traditional slates, and Samsung’s physical incapacity to substantially upgrade the Tab S2’s specs without greatly impacting retail prices. But a second-generation Galaxy TabPro S ...

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    “Your key to success.” That cryptic, seemingly innocuous tagline accompanied the most recent Instagram upload of the official Microsoft Surface channel. The actual image posted on the social networking website appeared to show a dark-complexioned section of one of Redmond’s celebrated detachable keyboards, but ...

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    Apple’s surprising “computer like no other” iPad Pro advert from a few weeks ago seemed ill-advised off the bat on so many levels, sparking an immediate return of snarky Microsoft publicity stunts. But Redmond wasn’t content just knocking down the convertible iOS tablet’s half-baked PC functionality, now ...

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    Miami-based smartphone maker BLU has a new design up for its website. Well, at least the homepage — the rest of the sections still need a brush up from 2014. But their section listing now differs a bit from its still accessible old design. Android phones, feature phones, but no Windows phones. That's despite that BLU ...

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    It's time to talk about Frank Ocean. As much as we've been putting it off, the release of "Blonde" (or "Blond" if you take it from the album art) has posed several challenges to the music and streaming industry. For one, Ocean broke off ties with Universal Music Group's Def Jam label after supposedly fulfilling his ...

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    We've got a mega show for you this week, running down our favorite spoilers before we ship off to Berlin for IFA. We're getting a better look at what could be the LG V20,  and let's have a chat about Apple's responses to warranty issues... These stories plus answering questions from the Pocketnow mailbag! Make sure ...

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    With the already hugely successful Galaxy Note 7 unveiled early to get a head start on the iPhone 7 (or 6SE), LG feeling confident enough in the G5-similar sequel to the surprisingly popular V10 to give it its own special announcement event in San Francisco, and Apple of course not looking to share the spotlight with ...

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    Some believe it’s finally worth buying, others were recently reminded the iPad Pro has nothing on it, while many probably thought about purchasing it, but couldn’t justify the extravagant spending. Well, if you’re part of the latter category, and found the Surface Pro 4 compelling but a little rich for your blood, ...

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    The faster the word "Phone" fades and the word "Mobile" brightens, the better off Microsoft will be. But it's gonna be a long, long, long run. AdDuplex has issued a new report for Windows device statistics for this month and it says that while Windows Phone 8.1 still makes up about 77 percent of the ecosystem, Windows ...

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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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    Last week, unlocked Windows 10 Mobile phones got the Anniversary Update. This week, the carriers' phones get their turn. It started with AT&T's Lumia 950 today getting the update to 14393.67. There's no new firmware for the double-tap to wake feature, but it's still the Anniversary Update. Whether or not you're in ...

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    Time to knock some balls about. RootMetrics chewed through 265,386 miles across all 50 states and performed nearly 3.7 million tests in conditions from the great outdoors to the urban jungles and, yes, even inside the concrete canopies of 125 metropolitan areas. All of that just to find out how our big four carriers ...

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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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    If you can’t beat them, join them. This seems to be Microsoft’s thinking in a nutshell after acknowledging Windows 10 Mobile isn’t the focus right now, with more and more interesting Redmond-developed apps reaching the iOS-using masses, and popular productivity services like Office, OneDrive and Skype brought ...

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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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    Sprint made it there first. Then came T-Mobile. Freaking Verizon also has a roaming agreement in Cuba. It seems that when US travel restrictions got the kibosh last year, everyone wanted to make deals across the river to keep their tourist customers connected. AT&T is the last of the major national carriers to sign ...

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    While HP and Microsoft tried their best to make it clear off the bat that the Elite x3 isn’t meant to put Windows 10 Mobile on the consumer OS map, it’s hard for the masses to not get excited about a phablet so much better than the Lumia 950 XL, at least on paper. Unfortunately, the HP Elite x3 provides features and ...

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