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Yahoo Together is the new Yahoo! Messenger

Yahoo Together is the new Yahoo! Messenger

Yahoo still wants your data. Despite having basically proven its inability to protect its own customers, it’s still having a go at getting users to put more and more of their personal lives under its care. After all, it has a new owner, Verizon’s Oath, so maybe a new culture. And most importantly, it has a new chat service. After finally putting Yahoo! Messenger to rest and experimenting with a Yahoo-less Squirrel Chat, the company is now bringing out Yahoo Together. And, no, it doesn’t have an exclamation point in its name this time.

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ASUS ROG Phone coming to the US after all

ASUS ROG Phone coming to the US after all

Some may see it as a quickly passing fad but Razer sees gaming smartphones as a potential cash cow. But that might just be because it remains uncontested in the US, where none of the other gaming phones are available. That may change this month if its potentially biggest threat arrives stateside. That seems to be the implication with ASUS’ invitation for an October event that has ROG Phone written all over it. Figuratively, of course.

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Nokia Android Pie update: when it’ll happen

Nokia Android Pie update: when it’ll happen

HMD Global has just announced the new Nokia 7.1 and with its increasing number of devices, users might be starting to worry that the manufacturer has already forgotten about them. Not quite because right in the middle of its presentation, HMD laid out its timetable for rolling out Android 9 Pie. The good news: the rollout will start sometime this month. The bad news: that only applies to the more recent and slightly more expensive Nokia phones.

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Huawei Mate 20 leak: larger screen, smaller bezel

Huawei Mate 20 leak: larger screen, smaller bezel

Huawei's big reveal is barely two weeks away but that's not stopping the continuous leaks. Most of those, however, have revolved around the more premium Huawei Mate 20 Pro. It isn't Huawei's only late 2018 flagship, of course, and the Huawei Mate 20 might have a bit more screen space to offer. Unfortunately, it seems it won't be offering at least two things that will make its more expensive sibling also more special.

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Xperia XA3, XA3 Ultra, L3: Sony’s upcoming mid-range roster

Xperia XA3, XA3 Ultra, L3: Sony’s upcoming mid-range roster

Sony is perhaps known for its relatively expensive flagships (though it's no longer unique in that regard) but it also has phones on other tiers to satisfy fans with less expendable budgets. We don't have to go far from Sony's Xperia X line to see the Xperia XA3 and XA3 Ultra, the latest entry into the mid-range family. And if that's still too much, there's always the upcoming Xperia L3 for even more budget-constrained Sony fans.

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The big Galaxy S10 release and why I’ll wait for the Note

The big Galaxy S10 release and why I’ll wait for the Note

This week we're having a peek at the Galaxy S10's various rumored features and explore reasons why you might want to wait for the Note. We're looking pretty far out into the future, here, so keep that in mind whilst perusing the details. The Galaxy S10 will be marketed as the next big thing from Samsung, and the home to some wild or otherwise impressive features. But do you want it first, or do you want it finessed?

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Jigsaw app Intra released: Google tries to stop internet censorship

Jigsaw app Intra released: Google tries to stop internet censorship

Jigsaw is a Google company - currently operating as their own incubator unit under Alphabet. Jigsaw aims to make the internet safer, and technology safer, and to use technology to make people safer. With Intra, they've created an app that protects against DNS manipulation. This is an app for the world to access the entire internet without, for example, government censorship.

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Why the LG V40 ThinQ’s five cameras aren’t overkill

Why the LG V40 ThinQ’s five cameras aren’t overkill

Do we really need five cameras on a smartphone? LG is convinced the answer to that is yes, and so the LG V40 ThinQ arrives with a quintet of sensors ranging from 8- to 16-megapixels and from a 45-degree field of view through to a whopping 107-degrees.

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Google Pixel 3 colors leaked: See Pink up close

Google Pixel 3 colors leaked: See Pink up close

This morning each of the three different Google Pixel 3 colors leaked in press photos. We're getting a good look now at Black on Black, White on White, and Pink. The Pink color might actually be called "Sand" - we're not entirely sure just yet. There's also a possible fourth color in the mix in Mint - but that might just stay stuck as the colorful accent color for the White.

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Nokia 7.1 official with Zeiss dual-cameras and HDR display

Nokia 7.1 official with Zeiss dual-cameras and HDR display

The new Nokia 7.1 is official, with HMD taking the wraps off its latest Android smartphone complete with Zeiss camera tech and a slick new display. Latest in the Finnish firm's reboot of the Nokia smartphone range, the Nokia 7.1 packs dual rear cameras with Zeiss optics.

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Galaxy A9 teases Galaxy S10’s big backside feature

Galaxy A9 teases Galaxy S10’s big backside feature

Today a bunch of specs for the Samsung Galaxy A9 were spilled, divining a vision of the Galaxy S10 in the process. The Galaxy strategy for the year 2019 and forward is one of feature spread. As suggested by Samsung earlier this year, their new way of thinking is to bring top-tier features to midrange phones first, then to perfect those features in their headline smartphones soon after.

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Samsung mid-range phones to get wireless charging too

Samsung mid-range phones to get wireless charging too

Just after launching the Galaxy Note 9, Samsung mobile chief DJ Koh made a promise that is both puzzling yet also daring. The OEM was going to shift its focus towards bringing new features to mid-range phones first before the higher end flagships. That has already started with the Galaxy A7 (2018) and its triple cameras, with Samsung's first quad camera expected to debut next week. Now it seems Samsung will also be adding an existing feature to its mid-range in the form of wireless charging for Galaxy A and even Galaxy J phones.

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