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Huawei honor 8 unveiled, comes with dual cameras, glass body

Huawei honor 8 unveiled, comes with dual cameras, glass body

If you presumed that the honor is Huawei's "budget" sub-brand and all the connotation that entails, the announced honor 8 will probably change your line of thinking. Although it's not exactly going to match Huawei's premium flagship, the P9, spec for spec, it pretty much comes close. Like its older cousing, the honor 8 comes with a dual 12 megapixel rear camera, with the same depth-sensing monochrome sensor, but sports a glass body instead of an all metal one.

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Galaxy Note 7 could get hybrid UFS/microSD card slot

Galaxy Note 7 could get hybrid UFS/microSD card slot

Just last week, Samsung revealed the world's first batch of removable memory cards sporting the new Universl Flash Storage (UFS) spec. Those cards, which had even had a 256 GB card among them, promised near SSD storage reading speeds and faster than microSD card writing speeds. The one fatal problem, though, was that UFS was incompatible with all current microSD card readers in the market. Not to worry, says Samsung, as it is developing a slot that can read both kinds of cards. Given the timing, it could even make its debut in the Galaxy Note 7.

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It’s the right time for a Nintendo phone

It’s the right time for a Nintendo phone

Nintendo has traditionally been steadfast in its dedication to hardware, even as rival consoles have out-performed, out-exclusived, and eventually out-sold it in the process. It's taken the company years to concede that yes, smartphone gaming and leveraging the value of its game IP might be a good way of making money, and sure enough Nintendo's stock price has soared as Pokemon GO became a must-have on iOS and Android.

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Stop playing Pokemon GO now and fix this privacy hole [UPDATE]

Stop playing Pokemon GO now and fix this privacy hole [UPDATE]

Signing in to Pokemon GO with a Google account is not safe - not at the moment, anyway. Security researchers have discovered this morning that the app seeks (and is granted) an unusual amount of access to players' Google accounts when they first sign up and in to the game. This access is unprecedented outside of Google's own apps - there's no good reason for Niantic to need this much access to your account. None we've heard yet, anyway.

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Galaxy Note 7 detailed in black before release date

Galaxy Note 7 detailed in black before release date

This morning several photos have been shared of a device whose photographer suggests is the Galaxy Note 7. This version of the device has a PIN number at its head, suggesting that it may not be a finalized version of the device, but it does appear to be the best set of photos of the device thus far - if you discount the renderings we've seen over the past several weeks, that is to say.

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Pokemon GO Tips and Secrets 2 : Level UP

Pokemon GO Tips and Secrets 2 : Level UP

I've been playing Pokemon GO for weeks. Today I'm writing another (a second) collection of tips for everyday Pokemon GO trainers - as well as a couple of secrets some trainers might not yet be aware of. This collection of tips will help users level up, find Pokemon they've been searching for, and avoid common (and not so common) pitfalls of the game. Today we begin with PokeStops, the place where users attain items without paying real cash.

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Download Pokemon GO here, avoid hackers and malware

Download Pokemon GO here, avoid hackers and malware

Downloading Pokemon GO from the wrong source can lead to the user unknowingly loading malware to their phone. It was bound to happen, especially with a game that's based on GPS location and is already live in some areas of the world, but not in others. Today we're going to run down the reasons why users should avoid certain sources for the app, and stick to others. "Cybercriminals are after any angle that helps them gain a foothold on your devices," said Tim Erlin, Senior Director of IT Security and Risk Strategy for Tripwire. "A popular app that's not available in some places is a near-perfect target for crafting a malware delivery strategy."

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Pokemon GO causes Nintendo shares to rise another 25%

Pokemon GO causes Nintendo shares to rise another 25%

Pokemon fever, it seems, has caught on in a very big way. Realizing that Nintendo may have a massive hit on its hands with Pokemon GO, investors have been treating the company well, sending its stock up by around 9% on Friday and by another 25% on Monday. That's a massive gain, and it means that Nintendo's stock has added around $7.5 billion in value in the past two days of trading.

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Galaxy S7 ZeroLemon battery case packs 7500mAh of juice

Galaxy S7 ZeroLemon battery case packs 7500mAh of juice

Run time is the thing that most people want from their smartphones, other than overall performance. The smartphone might be the fastest and best performing in all the land, but if the battery runs out half way through your day it doesn't matter. If you are a have Galaxy S7 smartphone user who needs more run time for your device, it’s time to check out the ZeroLemon Samsung S7 battery case.

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Pokemon Go used to lure players into armed robbery

Pokemon Go used to lure players into armed robbery

A malicious group sets up an elaborate trap in order to entice hopeful Pokemon trainers to venture into shady spots and corners. They then spring up on the unsuspecting victims and quickly deprive them of their valuable possessions. That may seem like a script out of a Team Rocket heist, it is actually happening in the real world, in more dangerous and life threatening ways. Missouri police report arresting four suspects who have allegedly abused Pokemon Go's game mechanics to lure and then rob players of more than just their Pokemon.

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Galaxy Note 7 Verizon variant seen with 4GB RAM only

Galaxy Note 7 Verizon variant seen with 4GB RAM only

The arrival of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is truly near, seeing as how all these model variants are popping up left and right, especially on benchmarking websites. That said, we are nowhere near the final word on the specs for Samsung's next phablet. This time, we spot on Geekbench a certain SM-N930V, the usual indicator of a Verizon-bound model. What is curious about it, however, is how it is indicated to have only 4 GB of RAM, again defying earlier leaks and expectations of a 6 GB RAM flagship.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 goes on pre-order in the US

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 goes on pre-order in the US

There was a time when Samsung inundated the market with dozens upon dozens of smartphone and tablet models. Of late, it has tuned the numbers down a little, most especially when it comes to tablets. It's actually been a while since it put out a new member from its mid-range Galaxy Tab A series, and now it's making up for lost time with a completely new size option. For the first time, the tablet line gets a 10.1-inch model in the Galaxy Tab A 10.1, which also steps up the specs game just a wee bit.

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