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Lenovo Phab 2 Pro review: Google Tango has landed

Lenovo Phab 2 Pro review: Google Tango has landed

Google's Tango augmented reality platform is getting its first real-world application with the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro. We're venturing into a territory that's largely unknown, and the Phab 2 Pro is the first of its kind: a phone built around the idea that augmented reality can be more than just a novelty. What does the Phab 2 Pro say about the future of Tango and the phones produced to support it? Read on for our full review.

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Another Galaxy phone explodes: why Lithium-Ion should die, not Samsung

Another Galaxy phone explodes: why Lithium-Ion should die, not Samsung

The amount of smartphones that explode every year has gotten entirely out of hand, as one Galaxy S6 Edge user was loathe to find this week. The user goes by the screen name ReturnThroughAether and posted a number of images of the aftermath of a Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge explosion that happened overnight last night. The bad news for Samsung is that this was a Samsung smartphone. The good news is that this should further encourage research into alternate battery technology.

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Google sued for encouraging employees to spy on each other

Google sued for encouraging employees to spy on each other

“Don’t be evil.” That’s supposedly Google’s corporate motto but as many would attest, it might simply be Google poking fun at the very idea of doing nothing evil. Because that is precisely what Google is usually caught doing, depending on who you ask. If you ask a former Google product manager, that is definitely the case as far as California labor laws are concerned. Suing his former employer, this ex-Google drone claims Google implements shady confidentiality practices, including encouraging its minions to rat out each other.

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Google Pixel phones reported to also have audio problems

Google Pixel phones reported to also have audio problems

Did Google rush its Pixel smartphone out to market to one up Apple’s iPhone 7? That is starting to be a theory given how the honeymoon phase with users seem to be coming to a close. After the hot welcome it received, some owners are starting to discover some warts on the device. First it was a severe camera issue that plagued the otherwise near-perfect Pixel camera. Now the problem is with the smartphone’s audio, which has been shown to exhibit static and cracking noise under some circumstances.

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OnePlus 3T Review : Budget Boss

OnePlus 3T Review : Budget Boss

The OnePlus 3T is a device that's stood on the shoulders of its predecessor to get ahead of the pack of top-tier smartphones on the market today. Instead of releasing an all-new smartphone, OnePlus has opted to chop their update schedule in two. Like Apple releasing an iPhone 6 one year then an iPhone 6s the next, OnePlus seems to be using the "T" - only here twice a year instead of just once. This is the better of the two devices, and a device that can truly match up against the finest smartphones in the market from all opposing brands.

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The Pokemon GO Christmas event update is available now

The Pokemon GO Christmas event update is available now

This week amid rumors of a Christmas event OR New Years Eve week event - or both - Pokemon GO has been updated. This update isn't exactly what we've been crossing our fingers for, mind you - but it's always nice to see something new. This update has more going on behind the scenes than it does up front - up front, and perhaps most importantly, Niantic has fixed the buzzing bug.

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Google Home, Assistant now work with some Sony speakers, TVs

Google Home, Assistant now work with some Sony speakers, TVs

Google Home might be a smart speaker but, by itself, it isn’t exactly going to rock your house in terms of audio quality or even volume. And don’t even think about playing video directly on it. For those use cases, you’ll need dedicated audio and video equipment to make the best out of the experience. And what better way to do that than with equipment powered by Google’s technology as well. Sony has just announced that, thanks to a firmware upgrade, a number of its “Chromecast built-in” speakers and 4K HDR Android TVs now integrate with Google Home and, consequently, Google Assistant.

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Mega Man 1-6 arrive on iOS and Android in January

Mega Man 1-6 arrive on iOS and Android in January

Mega Man fans take note, because the original six games in the franchise will be arriving on iOS and Android next month. Capcom's mobile division announced the ports through Twitter earlier today, but didn't give any additional details about them. It did invite players to pre-register to get the games, and to presumably receive more information about them before launch.

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Galaxy S8 release date tipped as price leaps over S7

Galaxy S8 release date tipped as price leaps over S7

This week the folks at Goldman Sachs advised investors that the Samsung Galaxy S8 may cost a bit more than its predecessors. This report included Goldman Sachs saying, "We expect raw material prices to rise 15-20% compared to the Galaxy S7." This should be expected as the Galaxy S8 will likely change at least one of its most essential elements in a big way - its display.

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New Nokia Android phones leak, edge in for February

New Nokia Android phones leak, edge in for February

Nokia's next Android devices appears to have leaked with Nokia branding and bodies that looks like HTC. These device have rounded edges, not unlike some of the last Nokia-branded Windows Phone devices, and metallic backsides. The fronts have the brand NOKIA at the top or to the upper-right of their display areas, while their backs have the NOKIA brand on sideways.

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Alphabet Waymo gets 100 self-driving Chrysler Pacifica Hybrids

Alphabet Waymo gets 100 self-driving Chrysler Pacifica Hybrids

Reports of the death of Google's self-driving ambitions are quite exaggerated. Well, technically speaking, there is no more Google self-driving car project. Instead, there is Waymo and it's now a company of its own under Alphabet's umbrella brand. And as if to prove that this "separate from Google" company means business, partner Fiat Chrysler has revealed the formation of a 100-strong fleet of Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans that have been modified for testing on proving grounds in Michigan, Arizona, and California.

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Google Maps now shows wheelchair accessibility info for locations

Google Maps now shows wheelchair accessibility info for locations

Google Maps is already a lifesaver for many of us, with the app spitting out locations with just a few taps and keeping us from getting lost with detailed directions. But now it can be even more vital for the millions of people in wheelchairs in the US. Now Google Maps will display wheelchair accessibility information for locations, right alongside details like store hours or dining options, under the "amenities" section.

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