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Fallout 4 Pip-Boy app out now: strap it to your wrist!

Fallout 4 Pip-Boy app out now: strap it to your wrist!

This afternoon Bethesda released the Fallout Pip-Boy app for both Android and iOS devices. This app is a requirement if you're planning on using the Pip-Boy accessory included in the full special edition release of the game Fallout 4, but - as it turns out - that accessory is not entirely necessary. You can just use a bunch of duct-tape to attach your smartphone to your arm - it's easy! And a lot cheaper that way!

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YouTube enters virtual reality with Google Cardboard

YouTube enters virtual reality with Google Cardboard

While you may have been able to use a Beta version of YouTube's VR feature before, today it goes full-power, leaving Beta mode. This is the first week in which the real-deal VR video software for YouTube apps on Android and iOS is available to all. This system works with both 360-degree videos (introduced many months ago) and with standard videos. Standard videos are able to be viewed in a sort of "theater" setting, not unlike "The Void" presented by Samsung GearVR and Oculus.

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Facebook iOS app will play Spotify, Apple Music clips in News Feed

Facebook iOS app will play Spotify, Apple Music clips in News Feed

Facebook is rolling out a new update for its iOS app that introduces a feature allowing users to hear clips of music right from the social network's News Feed. Anytime a link to a song or album from Spotify, Apple Music, or iTunes is shared, it will automatically formatted into a post that plays a 30-second preview of the music. The feature is actually part of a new post format, called Music Stories, that is being introduced solely on the iOS Facebook app.

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Verizon GizmoGadget, GizmoPal 2 wean kids on wearables

Verizon GizmoGadget, GizmoPal 2 wean kids on wearables

Who says only adults should get all the hi-tech, almost sci-fi wearable technology fun? LG and Verizon definitely don't think so.That is why the two are launching not one but two wearables made just for kids. The GizmoPal 2 is, as the name clearly says, is the successor to last year's gadget of the same name. The real start of the show, however, might be the GizmoGidget, which practically gives kids a colorful though slightly dumbed down smartwatch that also offers parents some peace of mind.

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Google Drive update brings notifications to Android and iOS

Google Drive update brings notifications to Android and iOS

This week the folks at Google have updated their cloud storage system Google Drive. This system's apps now work with Sharing Notifications, this bringing the entire system into the forefront of the Android experience. Where before the app was only a secondary doorway into the Google Drive environment, now it becomes part of your device in a real active way. A number of other bits and pieces of features come with this update as well.

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Evernote for iOS gets sketching in notes, split screen support

Evernote for iOS gets sketching in notes, split screen support

Evernote has announced that users on the iPhone and iPad can now sketch within notes, bringing the much-requested feature to iOS. Sketching within a note is, more simply put, the ability to write within a note by hand; you can use the feature to sketch out ideas or to scribble math equations, or something else entirely. That’s not the only feature Evernote has announced, though, with iPad users in particular getting an extra special treat.

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Microsoft seeking Cortana for iPhone beta testers

Microsoft seeking Cortana for iPhone beta testers

It was a little over a year ago that Microsoft denied any intentions of bringing Cortana, its own voice-activated virtual assistant, to other mobile platforms. Then in May of this year, the company announced what had been rumored for some time: Cortana for iOS and Android was in the works. Now, after months of internal development and testing, Microsoft is ready to start having select users beta test Cortana on the iPhone.

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Chromecast gets live television via new Sling TV support

Chromecast gets live television via new Sling TV support

Those with a Chromecast will soon have the option to watch live television through the device, something made possible with Dish Network’s Sling TV service. On Tuesday, Sling TV announced that its mobile app for iOS and Android has gained Chromecast support, making it possible to cast live TV to the Google device. Those without a Sling TV subscription needn’t be disappointed however, as the company is dangling some incentives to get more users on board.

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Bud-E Fridge Review

Bud-E Fridge Review

Over the past few weeks we've been using the Bud-E Fridge, and it's quickly become our favorite non-traditional smart device ever. While we're not generally in the business of reviewing devices that are made solely for keeping food fresh, in the Bud-E Fridge we've found an appliance that's as entertaining to use as it is helpful. While we've used tiny, dorm-friendly fridges before, this machine takes the art to a whole new level. One with can sensors and blinking lights.

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What’s next for iPhone 7?

What’s next for iPhone 7?

Today we're having a sort of brainstorming session on what might be next for Apple's smartphone line. What we've heard so far is very little - bits and pieces on the thinness of the device, word on processor manufacturers, and even a tip on how there may be a non-metal version. But what we're doing today is extrapolating. Deciding what may be based on what was and what's trending now. First: release dates - we're leaning toward a September 23rd release date and a September 7th reveal date - based entirely on precedent.

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Apple Watch iPhone bundle tested at several stores

Apple Watch iPhone bundle tested at several stores

It's not at all what you think! Apparently Apple is testing out what it'd feel like to sell the iPhone with the Apple Watch, just to get a SENSE of what consumers would do. If they were given $50 off the price of the Watch, maybe they'd buy the iPhone and the Watch at the same time. Apparently this has nothing to do with sales numbers of either the iPhone or the Apple Watch, and it's all just a trial run.

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Snapchat is not selling most of your replays

Snapchat is not selling most of your replays

Last week Snapchat revealed a new set updates to their Privacy Policy and Terms of Service, which of course threw users into a tizzy. In fact, not a whole lot is different this time around compared to any other update over the past couple of years. The big differences come in the sales of Replays and the way the Terms and Privacy Policy were written. They're easier to read now than they were before. Of course, to some people, that means it's time to panic.

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