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Check this out: The Chemical Brothers enter the VR realm with Within

Check this out: The Chemical Brothers enter the VR realm with Within

A new project from The Chemical Brothers and Within are bringing a VR experience to Google's WebVR Experiments. This project goes by the same name as the Chemical Brothers' single: "Under Neon Lights." To access the entire world with next-level musical excellence, this project is accessible through a smartphone, desktop computer, or Daydream VR headset - with Google Pixel smartphones - and others.

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Galaxy S8 Active (SM-G892A) reportedly in the works

Galaxy S8 Active (SM-G892A) reportedly in the works

We're a week out from the launch of the Galaxy S8 and already reports of hardware variants are starting to pick up steam. Today the topic of discussion is the Galaxy S8 Active - the next installment in Samsung's line of rugged smartphones. We're hearing reports today that the Galaxy S8 Active does indeed exist and has a model number of SM-G892A.

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Galaxy S8 US pre-orders are shipping with a surprise gift

Galaxy S8 US pre-orders are shipping with a surprise gift

How determined is Samsung to make a good first impression with its Galaxy S8 and S8+? Apparently enough to thrown in a completely unexpected freebie for those who have committed early to its smartphone. Someone who pre-ordered the Samsung’s flagship directly from Samsung itself has reported receiving a conical Amplifier Speaker Dock, something Samsung never let on at any point in time.

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OnePlus 5 is next, OnePlus 4 skipped because unlucky

OnePlus 5 is next, OnePlus 4 skipped because unlucky

Most of the world is probably familiar with 13 being the unlucky number, but for those with Chinese or even East Asian heritage, the unlucky number comes a lot much sooner. Case in point is the OnePlus' next flagship. Based on a certification in China, that will be the OnePlus 5, which will follow last year's OnePlus 3. If you're wondering whatever happened to the OnePlus 4, it didn't get scrapped. It just never existed at all. That's because in China and other East Asian countries, the number 4, not 13, is considered deadly unlucky.

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NVIDIA’s Spring Game Sale has come into full bloom

NVIDIA’s Spring Game Sale has come into full bloom

What better way to welcome the new season of life than by bursting into a spending spree, right? While gamers probably wished there were no need to wait for seasons to have sales, we'll take what we can. NVIDIA has just kicked off Spring with a SHIELD-centric sale. And while the titles are admittedly on the thin side, at least one game comes with a PC code as well.

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HTC One X10 leaks appear: will it take on OnePlus?

HTC One X10 leaks appear: will it take on OnePlus?

This afternoon a set of images has leaked of the next HTC smartphone - or at least what appears to be HTC's next smartphone. This is the HTC One X10, a device that leaked in a very small way a few months ago. If this phone ever makes it to market, it'll be a disruptor to one key part of the industry: the low-cost, high-end market. Namely: the place that OnePlus seems to be taking a real swig of at the moment.

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Pokemon GO Easter Event Start Time, Details, Strategy

Pokemon GO Easter Event Start Time, Details, Strategy

This afternoon the Pokemon GO Easter Event begins - though you wont find Niantic calling it that, exactly. Instead, Niantic calls this their Pokemon GO Eggstravaganza, and it begins this afternoon. In this event we'll find that a "greater variety of Pokemon can now be found in 2 km Eggs," in addition to additional Candy in every egg hatched. There's a bit more XP to be had at this event as well.

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Anbox runs Android apps on Linux just like native apps

Anbox runs Android apps on Linux just like native apps

One of the ironies of life is that while Android and Linux share a common core, there are more ways and tools to make Android apps run on Windows than they are to run them on Linux. That situation might soon change for the better now that Anbox has been made public. A year and a half in the making, this "Android in a box" software allows you to run Android apps on Linux just as if they were native Linux apps.

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Google Cardboard now supports WebVR on Chrome

Google Cardboard now supports WebVR on Chrome

Virtual reality has to be personally experienced to be understood and appreciated, but it's not exactly the most accessible thing at the moment. Both in terms of equipment as well as content. Google Cardboard solved half the problem by making it almost too easy for anyone with an Android phone to get a cheap VR headset. WebVR solves the other half by making it easier to create content to work on almost any device that has a browser. Now Google is bringing those two together by making WebVR on Chrome work on Google Cardboard.

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Turing Phone maker enlists TCL for AI-assisted Appassionato phone

Turing Phone maker enlists TCL for AI-assisted Appassionato phone

While TCL does have its own smartphones under the Alcatel brand, it seems to have stumbled upon a new business. It is probably becoming the go to manufacturer for smartphone makers who are no longer making their own phones. After BlackBerry, TCL's next customer is Turing Robotic Industries or TRI, which is perhaps better known for its "Liquidmorphium" Turing Phone. Together, the two will create the next generation of that line, the Appassionato, which will come with its own "amplified intelligence" assistant, Sir ALAN.

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Qualcomm to refund BlackBerry $815 million in patent royalties

Qualcomm to refund BlackBerry $815 million in patent royalties

Qualcomm just can't seem to catch a break. Which is probably the price to pay for being such a successful and high-profile company. While it is still in a tug of war with Apple, it has just announced its loss to BlackBerry in a different but eerily similar case. The two companies have announced that an arbitration panel is requiring Qualcomm to pay BlackBerry $814.9 million. All because BlackBerry says it has actually overpaid Qualcomm some patent royalties.

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Moto Z2 Force leaks with dual rear cameras in press photo

Moto Z2 Force leaks with dual rear cameras in press photo

Motorola has a hit on its hands with the Moto smartphone lineup, and a few new models are about to be announced for it. Among those phones is a newly leaked Moto Z2 Force, an Android handset that -- per the press photo that has surfaced -- features a dual-camera setup on the back, as well as what appears to be a fingerprint sensor located on the front. This phone will follow the previously launched Moto Z Force.

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