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Chromebook 4K spotted on its way to reality

Chromebook 4K spotted on its way to reality

There's a codename now for the next most impressive Chromebook in the history of Chromebooks. Google's code-named this device Atlas, and it's about to hold the whole world wide web up on its shoulders - that is, a 4K display. A device of this stature would fit right in with Google's gap in hardware coverage for the highest end of great for ChromeOS devices.

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First Xiaomi BLACK SHARK gaming phone mythbusted

First Xiaomi BLACK SHARK gaming phone mythbusted

An invite for a Black Shark (Xiaomi brand) gaming device event was revealed this week along with images. The device shown looked a bit strange - and was mistaken for the actual device Black Shark would reveal. Unfortunate for them, this device is actually a little-known gaming handheld known as the Matrimax iPlay. It was released back in the year 2015, two years after the NVIDIA SHIELD Handheld gaming device.

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Pokemon GO Earth Day events aim to clean up litter worldwide

Pokemon GO Earth Day events aim to clean up litter worldwide

This week the folks at Niantic revealed their first ever Earth Day event for Pokemon GO. This event aims to bring all the Pokemon trainers to the yard where they'll pick up all the trash on the planet. Or at least all the trash at a select number of "cleanup events" in several countries around the world.

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How Galaxy S3 and Note 2 just rose from the dead

How Galaxy S3 and Note 2 just rose from the dead

If you've got a Samsung Galaxy S3 or Galaxy Note 2 sitting in a drawer somewhere in your home, heed this. You're in luck if you're all about running new software on an old device. Both the Samsung Galaxy S3 (or S III, if you prefer,) and the Note 2 (or Note II,) are amongst the current most mod-friendly phones in the 3rd-party developer underground. Let's dive in.

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The OnePlus 6 notch will do what iPhone X won’t let you

The OnePlus 6 notch will do what iPhone X won’t let you

The OnePlus 6 may be following other recent flagship smartphones in embracing the notch, but the phone-maker has changed its mind on whether users will be able to hide it. The upcoming Android handset will, like the iPhone X, Huawei P20 Pro, and other phones, try to maximize its screen-to-bezel ratio by filling as much of the front with OLED as possible.

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Alexa hands-free comes to Amazon’s Fire 7 and Fire HD 8 tablets

Alexa hands-free comes to Amazon’s Fire 7 and Fire HD 8 tablets

Amazon's Alexa is going hands-free on the company's affordable Android tablets, with a new voice mode added to the Fire 7 and Fire HD 8. The two tablets, which are priced from $49.99, have had Alexa support since launch, but it's not worked in quite the same way as you'd experience the voice assistant through an Echo or Echo Dot.

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Galaxy S9 mini spotted on Geekbench

Galaxy S9 mini spotted on Geekbench

Once upon a time, premium phones were often accompanied by smaller, less powerful, and less expensive "mini" or "lite" models. Those included the Xperia Compacts, Huawei P Lites, and Galaxy minis. Samsung used to practice that but seems to have silently dropped its mini flagship line after the Galaxy S5 mini above. As mysteriously as it disappeared, it seems to be returning with what may be the Galaxy S9 mini. That is, if the SM-G8750 seen in Geekbench will indeed carry that name.

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Samsung Theme Store tipped to sell custom smartphone cases

Samsung Theme Store tipped to sell custom smartphone cases

Samsung's Theme Store may soon offer customers the option to buy custom phone cases. The cases will be based on the wallpapers and themes offered in the store, giving handset owners a way to match their protective shell with whichever theme they're running on their phone. The custom cases will only be available for certain Samsung smartphone models according to the tipster, however.

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A Fortnite Mobile message from your teacher

A Fortnite Mobile message from your teacher

If your teacher goes by the name Mr Hillman and you're a big fan of Fortnite mobile, you're in trouble. At least, you're in a cheeky bit of trouble. The trouble you're in has to do with a certain Mr Hillman's intrepid moves toward messing with his students - students that seem to be more than a little bit addicted to playing Fortnite mobile at the least appropriate times of the day.

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Project Fi Moto X4 deal: $150 discount and BOGO option

Project Fi Moto X4 deal: $150 discount and BOGO option

Google's Project Fi is hoping to earn itself new converts by offering a huge new deal on the Moto X4 smartphone. There are two parts to the deal, one where customers get $249 in Fi credit when they buy two Android One Moto X4 smartphones for a group plan. The other deal offers $150 off an Android One Moto X4 phone when it's activated on the service. Best of all, though, is getting the two deals together.

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OnePlus 6 specs confirm it’s an Android powerhouse

OnePlus 6 specs confirm it’s an Android powerhouse

The first confirmed hardware details of the OnePlus 6 have begun to spill, with the popular Android smartphone maker announcing what will be at the core of the upcoming handset. In the process, it has confirmed rumors that the OnePlus 6 will be a direct competitor to flagship smartphones like Samsung's Galaxy S9 and the iPhone X.

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Stop buying Galaxy S6: Here’s why

Stop buying Galaxy S6: Here’s why

Today I need to warn you that buying a Samsung Galaxy S6 - in any condition - is no longer worth the hassle. I warn you of this because the Samsung Galaxy S6 is now officially outside the realm of regular security updates. Once a smartphone is outside the span of time in which security updates are released, said phone becomes too dangerous for most average users to use.

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