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Huawei announces VR headset to rival Gear VR

Huawei announces VR headset to rival Gear VR

When you think about VR headsets, there are three names that probably come to mind: Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and Samsung Gear VR. Aside from the likes of Google Cardboard, which is hardly a competitor, there aren't many other competitors in the VR headset space. Well today Gear VR is getting a little bit of competition from Huawei.

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Boost Mobile adds Samsung Galaxy J7, LG and Kyocera phones

Boost Mobile adds Samsung Galaxy J7, LG and Kyocera phones

Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile are adding a trio of new smartphones, giving prepaid customers more options for no-contract plans. Chief among the new models is the Samsung Galaxy J7, a phone that resembles the other Galaxy devices Samsung has released. Joining it is the LG G Stylo 2, an update to the original phone by the same name. Lowest (and cheapest) on the list is the new Kyocera Hydro REACH, a waterproof smartphone that can be used while wet.

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Google Live Cases are the perfect Nexus companion

Google Live Cases are the perfect Nexus companion

With the vast amount of cases out there, it's not too hard to differentiate your phone from most other people. But what if you're really into personalizing your stuff? Well, if you've been wanting to design your own custom case for your Google Nexus 5X or 6/6P, then I've got some good news for you.

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Get a VR view of your seat before you buy your tickets

Get a VR view of your seat before you buy your tickets

Buying tickets to a concert or a game can be a big hassle. I'm not even talking about all of the weird "convenience" fees and such that leave you paying almost double the posted price. Sometimes it's hard to really figure out where the seats are that you're trying to purchase. But one company thinks they have the solution for that problem.

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WiFi networks can brick your iPhone if you don’t update it

WiFi networks can brick your iPhone if you don’t update it

Back in February, it was discovered that you could brick your iPhone just by changing the date. Of course, you'd have to go very far out of your way to do this, as you needed to send it back in time to the very beginning of 1970 to do the trick. Well, it turns out that this strange event could lead to someone using a malicious WiFi network to brick your phone.

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Facebook Messenger is about to be a total disaster

Facebook Messenger is about to be a total disaster

Today at Facebook's F8 conference, there was a lot of talk about the Messenger app. Lots of praise for it, and its future were given by the presenters. One went so far as to say that thanks to the advancements in Messenger, that this may now be the beginning of a new era.

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Foodida crowdsources fast food delivery

Foodida crowdsources fast food delivery

We've all had those days where you're hungry, and nothing in the house sounds good, and you really don't feel like going out to pick up something. It usually ends with hunger motivating you to finally make or get something, but one of the obvious answers is to just get something delivered. But what happens when the food you want comes from a place that doesn't deliver?

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Facebook’s Messenger Platform bots want to be your middle-man

Facebook’s Messenger Platform bots want to be your middle-man

At Facebook's F8 conference today, Mark Zuckerberg talked a lot about bringing people together, and giving everyone access to share virtually anything. He then went on to talk about how widely-used their Messenger app is, going so far as to point out that the company is delivering a higher volume of messages every day, than phone companies transmit SMS messages. And now the company wants you to use those same messages for everything.

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BlackBerry’s prepping two mid-tier Android phones

BlackBerry’s prepping two mid-tier Android phones

BlackBerry’s Android smartphone, the BlackBerry Priv, was a flop. The company points toward too high of a price tag as the reason, and so this year it will introduce a pair of lower-priced mid-range smartphones that, it hopes, will be more inline with its customers’ budgets. The news was shared by BlackBerry CEO John Chen in an interview recently; when exactly we’ll see the phones launch wasn’t detailed, though.

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New bill will force companies to unlock phones in ‘timely’ manner

New bill will force companies to unlock phones in ‘timely’ manner

Earlier today, a new bill proposed by Senators Richard Burr and Diane Feinstein was published that seeks to force companies to unlock phones for law enforcement when ordered to do so. The bill has already been criticized as excessively vague (and therefore broad) in scope, and the Obama administration has reportedly stated it will not support the bill. While the legislation doesn't propose penalties against companies that can't provide the requested data or assistance, it will require them to hand over or unlock data and devices if they have the technical means to do so.

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iPhone SE gets dropped, smashed, and dunked in durability test

iPhone SE gets dropped, smashed, and dunked in durability test

They say that it's what's on the inside that counts. With the iPhone SE, that's definitely the case. After all, the phone looks nearly identical to the 5s, which came out more than two years ago. The specs are far closer to those of the 6s, but how does it fare in a battery of tests designed to cause physical harm to the phone?

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Verizon to add $20 phone upgrade fee next week

Verizon to add $20 phone upgrade fee next week

The cost to upgrade your Verizon phone will soon be $20 more expensive, according to a document that has leaked. The internal Verizon memo details a $20/fee for phone upgrades that starts April 4, and applies even if you’ve completely paid off your old device. The memo goes on to detail some FAQ about the new fee, saying it is necessary to “cover our increasing support costs associated with customers switching their devices.”

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