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Chris Burns is currently head editor for SlashGear and executive editor for Android Community. Based in Bismarck, North Dakota, Chris Burns responsible for editorial decisions made for the USA-based day-team of SlashGear. Follow him on Twitter @ t_chrisburns and inside Google+ at http://chrisburns.co/+ for tech, gadget, and design news galore.

Pokemon GO update is live: download Gen 2 Android APK, iPhone app

Pokemon GO update is live: download Gen 2 Android APK, iPhone app

This morning Niantic updated the game Pokemon GO with Gen 2 Pokemon for both Android and iOS. This afternoon the game's updated files have been released for the masses. This is the most substantial update to the game since the game's original release, prompting a rush on the APK as well as the iOS version of the game in app stores.

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Samsung Galaxy S8 release date and teaser video to appear this month

Samsung Galaxy S8 release date and teaser video to appear this month

The release date for the Samsung Galaxy S8 has been tipped to appear at a special event in Barcelona this February. The timing of the release of the smartphone - or smartphones - won't likely also be in February, but the first hype video and release date has been rumored to be appearing during Samsung's MWC appearance. That same event will likely play host to the company's newest tablet, one that's been tipped to fill part of the temporary void left by the recall of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7.

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Android or iPhone? Won’t matter on a date, says study

Android or iPhone? Won’t matter on a date, says study

Today we're having a look at a study conducted by Research Now and Match dot com. With the help of Dr. Helen Fisher, PhD, and Dr. Justin R. Garcia, PhD, they surveyed over 5,500 "singles" from all walks of life from inside the United States, asking them all sorts of questions - mostly about dating. We got our hands on the raw data behind the study and have some conclusions that smartphone users are probably going to want to see.

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Canon EOS M6 digital release date, pricing, and hands-on

Canon EOS M6 digital release date, pricing, and hands-on

This week the folks at Canon have shown the EOS M6 digital for the first time officially, along with release and pricing details. This camera rolls with a 24.2-megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor and a DIGIC 7 image processor with ISO 100-25600 capabilities. Inside is combination IS with five-axis image stabilization and the ability to capture video at 60p with Full HD resolution. This camera is also able to capture photos with high-speed continuous shooting at up to 7 frames per second (fps) or up to 9 frames per second with AF Lock.

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Nokia 3310 video shows imagined unveiling

Nokia 3310 video shows imagined unveiling

Earlier today the Nokia 3310 became the center of attention in the mobile market as it was teased for re-arrival. This phone is infamous for its ability to withstand massive amounts of damage - back in the 1990s when mobile phones were first becoming a reality. Now, here in 2017, the Nokia 3310 been rumored that the Nokia brand will once again realize its true old-school potential in a device that pays homage to the original unbreakable cell phone.

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HTC sees glimmer of hope in 7th consecutive losing quarter

HTC sees glimmer of hope in 7th consecutive losing quarter

HTC's latest financial report for the three months ending on December 31st, 2016 show the company in flux. The first several financial highlights the company made in this call were of positive revenue but an operating loss and a net loss after tax. Revenue for this quarter sits at NT$22.2 billion with a gross margin of 10.5%, while HTC's quarterly operating loss was a cool NT$3.6 billion with an operating margin of negative 16%.

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Facebook Video app released for Apple TV, Fire TV, Samsung Smart TV

Facebook Video app released for Apple TV, Fire TV, Samsung Smart TV

Facebook Video was announced for release today for several major TV platforms: Amazon Fire TV, Samsung Smart TV, and Apple TV. What's missing from that list is Google's Android TV - which is surprising. Especially given the staying power of the Android TV platform and the fact that Amazon Fire TV is so extremely similar at its base. It's also strange given the attention Facebook has paid to Google's video products before - like Facebook's ability to stream from a smartphone to a Chromecast of Android TV device (which has Chromecast ability within).

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Facebook videos now play sound by default: How to turn it off

Facebook videos now play sound by default: How to turn it off

Facebook's update this week turns Facebook News Feed video sound on by default - so we've got to turn it back off again. While Facebook assures users that they've done testing with sound on by default with the social network's News Feed. They say their testing suggests that feedback for sound on by default was received positively. But JUST in case there's anyone out there who'd rather not hear videos without tapping, we've laid out here how to turn it off.

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Pokemon Go Valentines Day event update shows new items

Pokemon Go Valentines Day event update shows new items

A few extra secrets have been hidden inside the code for the newest Pokemon GO update for Valentine's Day. In addition to the bits and pieces we've already uncovered, the newest build includes new elements for the player as well as new elements in the backpack. These backpack items lead us to believe that some of the features promised by Niantic at the start of the game almost a year ago will be going live soon.

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A new Nokia 3310 release may be indestructible

A new Nokia 3310 release may be indestructible

Nokia has been tipped to be re-releasing their most classic phone, the near-indestructible Nokia 3310, in a new incarnation very soon. This new version of the classic physical button number-pad device would be fantastically timed, if released correctly. We're at the point at which smartphone innovation has all but halted, and retro is about to be in once again.

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Razer Blade 14-inch gaming laptop gets 4K boost

Razer Blade 14-inch gaming laptop gets 4K boost

This week the folks at Razer have given the Razer Blade 14-inch gaming laptop the option of a 4K display. That's absolute madness if you're thinking of bringing the laptop on an airplane for an extended flight, but right in line with the excellence that is highest-end home-laptop computing. This notebook also now has a Kaby-Lake Intel Core i7-7700HQ Quad-Core Processor (2.8 GHz / 3.8 GHz).

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Samsung Galaxy S8 release date nears as “photos” quell fears

Samsung Galaxy S8 release date nears as “photos” quell fears

A set of photo-quality renders (not actual photos) appeared this week of the Galaxy S8 to further axe fears of a cut headphone jack. Apple tossed the headphone jack in the iPhone 7 along with a few Android devices before and since - it would seem that Samsung won't follow suit. Instead, with the assistance of the images published this week, we're able to get a look at what this forward-thinking yet conservative-tech-packed smartphone is going to look like.

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