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Google Pixel could soon have an Always On Display mode

Google Pixel could soon have an Always On Display mode

Energy savings isn't the only benefit to come from OLED, specifically AMOLED, displays. Or rather, there are other benefits to the technology that allows AMOLED screens to be more efficient with the batery. One of those is the ability to have the entire display still enabled but displaying very little or almost nothing. This is the so-called Always On Display and it might soon be coming to a Google Pixel phone near you.

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OnePlus 5 DxOMark score is unsurprisingly disappointing

OnePlus 5 DxOMark score is unsurprisingly disappointing

OnePlus started its hype engine quite late in the development stages of the OnePlus 5 but, once it has warmed up, it went into full gear. That started with, and was mostly focused on, the OnePlus 5's dual camera system. In order to give credibility to its promise, OnePlus enlisted DxOMark's help in developing its cameras. That, however, didn't help it that much in the end, though the results aren't exactly surprising.

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10 high-quality mobile games that are actually worth your time

10 high-quality mobile games that are actually worth your time

When you think of mobile games -- that is, games you play on your smartphone or tablet -- there's a reasonable chance you're thinking of Candy Crush, FarmVille, or the hundreds of not-so-subtle clones that plague the various app stores. No judgement if you enjoy those games, but they're not everyone's cup of tea. If you're looking for something that feels more like a high-quality game and less like thinly-veiled gambling, this is the list for you.

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Pokemon GO Event : Anniversary Box update [doing the math]

Pokemon GO Event : Anniversary Box update [doing the math]

This afternoon the next Pokemon GO update went live as a 1-year Anniversary Event. This event contained a single Anniversary Box in its in-game store - available for the length of the event only. In this box were (and are) a set of items whose values are very close to that of the full cost of the box itself. Right here we're adding it all up.

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Google Blocks app brings DIY OBJ to all

Google Blocks app brings DIY OBJ to all

This week the folks at Google have created a new system for digital object creation called Blocks. This Google Blocks system allows the user to span the virtual universe with their creations in a way never before possible - at least not with this user interface. And before you ask, no, it's not just a new name for Minecraft - it's a whole different ballgame.

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Hate the new Skype? Here are three great alternatives

Hate the new Skype? Here are three great alternatives

Microsoft recently pushed out a completely overhauled Skype product, one that borrows heavily from Snapchat, and, well, people hate it. Both the App Store and the Google Play Store are awash with 1-star reviews from users complaining about the new UI, many choosing to abandon it entirely in favor of something they feel will be more usable. If you've been with Skype for a long time, making the transition can be daunting. Where to go? What to do? Fret not -- many suitable alternatives have arisen over the years.

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New Instagram Visual Replies update [APK Download]

New Instagram Visual Replies update [APK Download]

Today a major Instagram update was released with new ways to reply to Instagram friends. Users will be able to reply to Instagram Stories with this update in a couple of different ways. New ways, that is, not just the old ways. The new ways include replying with a video and replying with a photo - as yet there is no way to reply to an Instagram Story with another Instagram Story, but that would be neat - and completely crazy.

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RED Hydrogen One promises holographic display on modular smartphone

RED Hydrogen One promises holographic display on modular smartphone

High-end camera manufacturer RED has announced its latest product, the RED Hydrogen One, its first ever smartphone. Described as "the world's first holographic media machine in your pocket," the Hydrogen phone promises not only to capture high-quality images and video, but offer "holographic multi-view" without the need for special glasses. However, it won't come cheap.

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ROCK64 set to battle Raspberry Pi

ROCK64 set to battle Raspberry Pi

This week a competitor for Raspberry Pi has emerged with a tiny computer that runs Android. This isn't a tiny computer like an Android phone - but sort of a cross-breed between a miniature desktop computer and an Android smart box - and it looks a whole lot like Raspberry Pi. This is the Rock64 Media Board Computer from the folks at PINE64.

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Pokemon GO Anniversary Event news: download now! [APK]

Pokemon GO Anniversary Event news: download now! [APK]

The next Pokemon GO Update was announced today by Niantic in the form of an Anniversary Event. This is the 1-year anniversary of Pokemon GO, a game which was formally released on the 5th of July, 2017 - but whose event will begin just a bit later. This event will feature a brand new version of Pikachu which will be available for a limited time in the wild.

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Nokia and ZEISS rekindle their old partnership

Nokia and ZEISS rekindle their old partnership

Once upon a time, Nokia phones sporting ZEISS lenses we're a fairly common sight. Now that Nokia smartphones are being revived by HMD Global, it only makes sense to rekindle that old partnership as well. That's exactly what HMD and ZEISS have done today, announcing that ZEISS lenses will soon feature on Nokia smartphones once again.

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You will be able to use LG Pay on next year’s budget LG phones

You will be able to use LG Pay on next year’s budget LG phones

Almost every smartphone giant is getting into the mobile payments market. But despite their popularity in the news, they’ve barely scratched the surface of their full potential. Part of that is because there are so few smartphones that actually support things like Android Pay, Apple Pay, and Samsung Pay. And those few also happen to be some of the more expensive models around. As such, LG might have an edge despite coming late to the party, if it will indeed be able to make LG Pay available on lower end smartphones in the global market and in a timely manner.

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