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Pokemon GO News: New Pokestops Added, and we need more!

Pokemon GO News: New Pokestops Added, and we need more!

There's a pattern for the adding of Pokestops and Pokemon Gym locations in Pokemon GO - and it's just changed! Reports from users on The Silph Road and the main Pokemon GO Reddit suggest that the latest changes in Portal have begun to take effect. While Pokemon GO locations were previously only changing on each Tuesday of the week, they're coming now all the time! And we want a whole lot more!

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OnePlus 5 911 reboot fiasco could leave some users in danger [Update]

OnePlus 5 911 reboot fiasco could leave some users in danger [Update]

Whether it's been jelly scrolling or upside down display panels, the OnePlus 5 has had its share of negative attention, but this new issue might take the cake. Some users have discovered that trying to call emergency services causes the phone to reboot. This, as you can likely imagine, is a huge problem for anyone who may be in an actual emergency situation.

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Remix OS discontinued: here are some alternatives

Remix OS discontinued: here are some alternatives

Another “Android desktop” dream bites the dust and this time with some repercussions rippling throughout the Android community. Although far from being the only such venture, Jide and its Remix OS and devices have been the more stable and more promising one. And so it was somewhat shocking to suddenly hear Jide switching gears, focusing solely on the enterprise and leaving its consumer products to bite the dust. But while Remix OS will live on away from the public’s reach, the dream hasn’t exactly died and there are others poised to take its place.

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Pixel XL 2 concept video will leave your mouth watering

Pixel XL 2 concept video will leave your mouth watering

Smartphones are technically just tools. However, they have come an extension of ourselves that we treat them the same way we treat our body. Not just with care but also with some sense of style. We like our phones to look good, depending on how we define “good”, just as they are functional. The HTC U11, Samsung Galaxy S8, and LG G6 have all proven that it can be done. And soon, the Google Pixel XL 2 will join their ranks, if this recently released “official” concept video is any indication.

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Magisk blocked by Google SafetyNet again, fix coming

Magisk blocked by Google SafetyNet again, fix coming

The back and forth between Google developers and Android modders is an eternal cat and mouse chase. But unlike in the cartoons, this is hardly entertaining. It is also a battle where both sides are right and wrong at the same time. Case in point is the latest tug of war between Magisk developers and Google’s SafetyNet root detection system. While the upper hand currently belongs to Google, Magisk developers are just as passionate and committed and are already on the verge of releasing a fix to turn the tide again.

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LG V30 case by Ringke shows off back design

LG V30 case by Ringke shows off back design

What is it with smartphone makers these days and their asymmetrical designs? First Samsung designs a Galaxy Tab S3 bottom edge with uneven holes and then it will supposedly follow it up with a Galaxy Note 8 whose fingerprint scanner has been shoved way off to one side. Now it seems that the LG V30’s back will have a somewhat unbalanced design as well. At least based on images of cases for the soon to be announced smartphone made by accessory maker Ringke.

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Essential phone UK launch revealed, still MIA in US

Essential phone UK launch revealed, still MIA in US

Essential, founded, backed, and blessed by Andy Rubin, seems to be all about ambition. Whether such ambition translates in reality is perhaps the biggest question haunting the startup and its first product, the Essential PH-1 smartphone. It has now come to light that Essential is laying the groundwork to launch the phone in the UK this year, which isn’t at all surprising. What’s surprising is that it is pushing through even while the Essential phone remains absent in its first market: the US.

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The Galaxy S8 and S8+ feature you don’t know about

The Galaxy S8 and S8+ feature you don’t know about

The Galaxy S8 and S8+ have a lot to offer: long displays, curved edges, a convenient app drawer on the edge, and more. You can find all of these features if you spend enough time swiping through the apps and menus, but there's one you may not know about because there's no way to find it. What is it? We'll give you a hint -- it offers totally free music, no data necessary.

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Nokia 8 release tipped: aiming for Nexus cool details

Nokia 8 release tipped: aiming for Nexus cool details

In the Nexus 8 is the potential for the most on-point vanilla Android smartphone release in years. What we've seen so far suggests that HMD Global is not only keeping with Nokia's design spirit, they're taking the open shot when it comes to pure Android. If Google isn't going to make a Nexus smartphone, Nokia's plenty ready to step up to the plate.

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HTC U11 Alexa hands-on: What works and what needs work

HTC U11 Alexa hands-on: What works and what needs work

This past week we've had some time with the HTC U11's newest feature boost: HTC Alexa onboard. That's Amazon's Alexa personal assistant, but placed on the HTC U11 in a way that's unique to this device. While Alexa is available in its app form for other smartphones, here Amazon and HTC have worked together to allow Alexa to act as similar to an Echo or Echo Dot as any smartphone has been before.

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Pokemon GO News: the Unlimited Coins Gym Exploit

Pokemon GO News: the Unlimited Coins Gym Exploit

Today we'll be discussing the infinite coin Gym Exploit in Pokemon GO, and how it affects the world at large. First - like most cheats in Pokemon GO - this isn't having a giant effect of most players. It's just the most hardcore players that are benefitting from this bit of an exploit - and even they need to do some work to get it in gear.

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Samsung Pay PayPal deal will make Note 8 the perfect digital wallet

Samsung Pay PayPal deal will make Note 8 the perfect digital wallet

You're now able to use your Samsung smartphone to make a payment through your PayPal account, with a new deal that sees Samsung Pay's digital wallet expand. Samsung has added PayPal as a payment option for both in-store and online transactions, in addition to in-app purchases. Initially, Samsung and PayPal say, the functionality will be available in the US.

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