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Huawei’s Galaxy Note-like Mate 10 Pro tipped Verizon-bound

Huawei’s Galaxy Note-like Mate 10 Pro tipped Verizon-bound

This morning it's been reported that Verizon may be the new home to the international smartphone brand Huawei. No, one isn't acquiring the other - but this may be the first time Huawei's come forward with some real competition for both the Samsung Galaxy series and the iPhone. The Huawei Mate 10 Pro is a massive smartphone with a unique look and both hardware and software to back up its claim to glory.

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Get AR Stickers on rooted Nexus 6P, OnePlus 3, Xiaomi Mi 5

Get AR Stickers on rooted Nexus 6P, OnePlus 3, Xiaomi Mi 5

Having a bit of Star Wars or Stranger Things envy from those with the Google Pixel phones? Worry not for the Force is strong with the Android community. Especially if, like a true Rebel, you have rooted your phone. If you are one of the Chosen few with a rooted Nexus 6P, OnePlus 3 or 3T, or a Xiaomi Mi 5, you can also join in on the whimsical fun of having Storm Troopers and very imaginative kids invade your world with Google’s latest AR Stickers.

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YouTube TV arrives in another 34 markets: New Orleans and more

YouTube TV arrives in another 34 markets: New Orleans and more

YouTube's live television service has expanded into an additional 34 markets, bringing streaming access to a bunch of cities like Fresno, CA and New Orleans. As with the markets that already had access, people in these new markets can get access to live TV channels over the Internet by subscribing to YouTube Live, a service similar to PlayStation Vue, Sling TV, DirecTV NOW, and Hulu Live TV.

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A costly new phone doesn’t beat a free software update

A costly new phone doesn’t beat a free software update

I bet you'd rather have something for free than have to dish out a rather large pile of cash to get a new phone. I've been on a two-year cycle for the past 7 years or so, and before that I had a non-smart phone - and I had that thing for 3-4 years, without issue. I saw the new phones, I wanted the new phones, but I certainly didn't want to pay for the new phones.

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Unique gift idea: Toast custom wood device covers

Unique gift idea: Toast custom wood device covers

Today we're having a peek at a Toast wooden smartphone cover for the Google Pixel 2 XL. This is the second time I've used a smartphone with Toast wood on its exterior. Both times I've been above and beyond the average amount of impressed. The custom cuts, the feel, and the unique nature of the fit - for all of these reasons, I cannot recommend Toast any higher. These products do their job well, and they look good doing so.

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This iPhone X clone has some odd origins

This iPhone X clone has some odd origins

The company is called Leagoo, and their business is copying the look and feel of popular smartphones. Leagoo took the opportunity this month to create a copy of the iPhone X, taking into consideration the notch at the top of the front display. The price of this device is almost certainly comparable to the rest of the phones the company has in stock: just over a couple hundred dollars (converted to USD.)

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AlphaGo Teach returns the favor, teaches humans how to play

AlphaGo Teach returns the favor, teaches humans how to play

When Google DeepMind’s AlphaGo AI started beating world champions at one of the most ancient board games in history, there were some worries that players and fans of the game would begrudge the victory. Curiously, those players and fans were actually more receptive than outsiders, seeing AlphaGo’s wins as an opportunity to change the way Go has been played and thought of for centuries. Now the Google subsidiary is formalizing and gathering those lessons into a new AlphaGo Teach tool that tries to help humans play like the AI pro.

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New iPhone jailbreak tool comes from Google

New iPhone jailbreak tool comes from Google

Jailbreaking iPhones and iPads have somewhat fallen out of fashion because of two things. One is that Apple has addressed some of the pain points that previously made jailbreaking ideal, or even necessary. The second is that each new update made it harder and harder to find ways to jailbreak iOS. Some seem to have even given up on jailbreaking because of the latter. Hope, however, springs eternal with a new tool that could be the gateway to jailbreaking iPhones today and tomorrow. And, somewhat ironically, the tool comes from within Google HQ.

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Chrome version 64 will make downloads a lot faster

Chrome version 64 will make downloads a lot faster

While most use web browser to, of course, browse the web, there will inevitably come a time when you need to download something off the web. And while most will probably just download some images or PDFs, there will also come a time when you’ll have to download something larger. When that day does come, you’ll probably want the upcoming Chrome version 64 by your side to make such downloads faster by using parallel downloading built right into the browser.

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Xbox One YouTube app gets 4K and 60fps support

Xbox One YouTube app gets 4K and 60fps support

Xbox One owners can now stream YouTube videos in 4K resolution using the console thanks to a new app update. The update adds support for the Ultra HD resolution, giving users the feature they've been requesting for many months. The console's app also now supports 60fps, which tends to come alongside 4K resolution in cases where it is used. The update is available now.

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Google ‘appsperiments’ test three new mobile photography tools

Google ‘appsperiments’ test three new mobile photography tools

Google has taken the wraps off what it calls "appsperiments," an awkward moniker for a trio of new experimental apps that all center around mobile photography. These apps were designed to help explore "the potentials of mobile photography," says Google, which calls its new apps Storyboard, Selfissimo!, and Scrubbies. Each name refers to the app's primary function, though you won't be able to use all three on the same device.

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi hit Android with Google AR Stickers

Star Wars: The Last Jedi hit Android with Google AR Stickers

Android users were gifted a set of AR "stickers" today from Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Google. To attain these stickers, users had only to download the AR Stickers app if they'd not already done so, then open up their standard Camera app. This new set of stickers was available initially only to those with a Google Pixel device.

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