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This is how Uber and Yandex are taking over Russia right now

This is how Uber and Yandex are taking over Russia right now

Uber announced today that they'd be taking a step up in the world by buying up a bunch of Russia's Google - Yandex. If you'll take a look at Yandex on the web, it'll become clear rather quickly what they're in a position to do. They've got all the bases covered - or nearly all the bases covered - for a Russia-based do-everything company of which Uber now owns a significant portion.

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Be aware which Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra you buy if you need 4G LTE

Be aware which Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra you buy if you need 4G LTE

Not all smartphones are created equal. That pretty much is a fact of the mobile life. Sometimes, even those with the same name can differ in features, depending on the region. Just like the LG G6 with its Quad DAC enabled Korean model and wireless charging US model. It seems that Sony has followed suit but in a potentially more confusing way. Available in the US via Amazon or Best Buy, the Xperia XA1 Ultra supports 4G LTE networks in general, but only one of those will work with US bands.

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Here’s what you’re getting in the new Outlook for iOS, Android

Here’s what you’re getting in the new Outlook for iOS, Android

When people think of email on mobile devices, they usually default to Gmail or Apple Mail, though some have found their own special email havens in other apps. Microsoft, once the king of productivity apps like email, barely leaves a mark in this space. It is, however, trying to make up for lost time and lost customers with its Outlook app for iOS and Android, as shown by this latest update that brings it up to snuff in the latest emailing conventions.

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Google weeds out intrusive apps by looking at its peers

Google weeds out intrusive apps by looking at its peers

Tell me who your friends are and I'll tell you who you are, as the saying goes. Google has apparently taken that age-old adage to heart in trying to protect users from less than conscientious Android apps. Such apps might use permissions and data more than they should, at least compared to other similar apps that behave properly. And while the reasoning behind such peer grouping, Google unsurprisingly injects a pinch of machine learning to make it a less overwhelming task.

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Nextbit will close its support doors end of the month

Nextbit will close its support doors end of the month

The writing has been on the wall for months now so this doesn’t come as a surprise. After all, Nextbit is no longer the captain of its own ship, not after gaming accessory maker Razer bought it in January. Since then, Nextbit, or Razer, has slowly been closing doors. By the end of the month, the second to the last door will also be closed, with Nextbit ending most of its support channels once and for all.

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Meizu PRO 7 second screen might actually be a mirror only

Meizu PRO 7 second screen might actually be a mirror only

Well, now it makes more sense now. Not completely but it’s just a wee bit less ridiculous than before. When rumors started to swirl around the Meizu PRO 7’s second screen, it was rather confusing. That screen wasn’t some grayscale, power saving screen on the back but a full color one. Based on a new set of photos leaking on the Internet, it might not even be a second screen as we know it so far. Instead, it will simply be a mirror screen.

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Google Pixel XL 2 2017: Playing with release colors

Google Pixel XL 2 2017: Playing with release colors

Today we're messing around with the colors that might be possible for the Google Pixel XL 2 2017. The images we're using here are modified from their original form, and are colored according to our own whim - not any sort of leak, tip, or rumor. The sources of the images of this Google Pixel XL 2 2017 are similar to what we reported yesterday. Now let's see that extra-special engraved edition in Tiffany Blue!

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This KFC chicken phone is part of our new dystopian reality

This KFC chicken phone is part of our new dystopian reality

A Huawei-made KFC-branded smartphone is coming to China, and the entire smartphone industry should be ashamed. This should, by all means, be the end of consumers assuming that smartphones are something for which they should pay a premium. A smartphone is no longer a precious sort of item that has inherent value beyond its assembled components - and it's KFC's fault.

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Pokemon GO Safari Zone Update: events around the world!

Pokemon GO Safari Zone Update: events around the world!

This morning Niantic revealed the Safari Zone global events that'll take place at the same time as Pokemon GO Fest on the 22nd. This is the 22nd of July, 2017 - at the same time as the 1-year anniversary of the game Pokemon GO's first full release. The game was originally released on the 5th of July, 2016, and events around the world - both in real life with real humans and without - will be taking place imminently.

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Mobvoi Ticwatch S & E is a more conventional Android Wear watch

Mobvoi Ticwatch S & E is a more conventional Android Wear watch

Chinese startup Mobvoi probably wouldn’t have even made a blip if not for the fact that it had Google, and later Volkswagen, behind it. Despite that Google connection, Mobvoi tried to carve its own path with its own Ticwear OS, at least for the Chinese models. While not exactly a failure, its users have started to ask for more and Mobvoi eventually obliged. So now with the new Ticwatch S and Ticwatch E, the smartwatches won’t be straying and will run Android Wear from the get go.

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Take your PC games with you anywhere with LiquidSky for Android

Take your PC games with you anywhere with LiquidSky for Android

Almost everything is in the cloud these days. We store our files on the cloud and we stream our videos and music from the cloud. We can even play games from the cloud too. Well, sort of. Game streaming has been around for quite some time, but it never really fully took off. LiquidSky wants to change all that by making cloud-based PC game streaming more accessible everywhere, especially with its shiny new Android app available now in public beta.

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Leaked Google Pixel XL 2 2017 image release: LG G6 x HTC U11 x XL1

Leaked Google Pixel XL 2 2017 image release: LG G6 x HTC U11 x XL1

The next Google Pixel XL has been spotted in a leaked image which details the device in a big way. This is just one of two Google Pixel devices, the other being the standard 2017 Google Pixel - the new version of the device with the same name from the year 2016. This new pair of smartphones has been detailed in leaks in several articles in the recent past here on SlashGear - here we're rounding up the bunch with this rather sizable image leak.

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