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How to make Galaxy S7 90% into a Galaxy Note 7 (with less fire)

How to make Galaxy S7 90% into a Galaxy Note 7 (with less fire)

Galaxy Note 7 owners who've turned their device in for Samsung's recall can turn to the Galaxy S7 for aid. While the Galaxy S7 isn't quite as powerful as its larger relative, it is capable of quite a bit. Samsung seems to be on board with this idea with $100 in credit for a new Samsung phone to Note 7 returners. Now they've begun bringing in software features, too.

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Pokemon GO Update makes game far more safe

Pokemon GO Update makes game far more safe

Pokemon Go's most recent update has placed a new block on unsafe playing activities. One of the features we suggested should be in place from the start is now part of the game in a big way: a block on driving. This block on driving affects all players the game detects moving at 30 miles per hour or higher. Once the game detects a player moving too fast, all Pokemon spawns disappear.

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Google Pixel parody details Nexus 6 still-great 2-year-old abilities

Google Pixel parody details Nexus 6 still-great 2-year-old abilities

Google Pixel's newest video advertisement was the subject of a parody this week. This parody showed features of Google's hero phone of 2014: the Motorola-made Nexus 6. This video used the same music as Google's newest ad spot as it pointed out how this phone has been abandoned. In this spot the Nexus 6 feels both awesome for still being high-end and crappy for having less-than-best specs.

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Acer’s new Chromebook 15 serves up 15-inch display, longer battery life

Acer’s new Chromebook 15 serves up 15-inch display, longer battery life

Acer has decided that its time for a new entry in its Chromebook 15 line. Today the company announced a new Chromebook 15 model that offers longer battery life than its predecessors. Acer isn't wasting any time bringing the new Chromebook to market, either, opting to launch the new device today with standard $199 pricing.

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Google Pixel from Google Store to have unlockable bootloader

Google Pixel from Google Store to have unlockable bootloader

There has been growing concern among Android power users regarding Google’s own Pixel smartphone. More than just the company’s first self-made smartphone, it also represented a new way of doing Android, at least for Google. Naturally, there has been talk about how the Pixel could be less open and less developer friendly than its Nexus ancestor. Fortunately, Google has put those fears to rest, confirming that the Google Pixel and Pixel XL will, in fact, have unlockable bootloaders, which means they can be rooted, but with some caveats.

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Samsung Chromebook Pro may be the next “Note” with S Pen

Samsung Chromebook Pro may be the next “Note” with S Pen

There's been word for several months now that Samsung has been working on a new Chromebook model under the codename "Kevin," and today we got an early look at the real thing thanks to a slip-up involving pre-order pages briefly going up early. This is the Samsung Chromebook Pro, and while it hasn't officially been announced just yet, a number of its specs and features were detailed, and it's clear that this is not the typical budget-friendly Chromebook, but a premium, high-end Chrome OS device.

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Find fact check articles faster in Google News

Find fact check articles faster in Google News

Google is making it easier to find fact-check articles in Google News by labelling them as such. Claims made during political debates, in social tweets and more are often subject to fact-check organizations. Finding fact-check articles can be difficult, however, and for this reason Google has started labelling them with a new ‘fact check’ tag when they appear in Google News.

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Your Galaxy Note 7 is no longer free to travel about the country

Your Galaxy Note 7 is no longer free to travel about the country

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is now banned on all domestic airline flights by the United States Department of Transportation. Samsung has issued a statement making it clear that the Galaxy Note 7 is 100% banned on flights under any circumstances. Samsung seems to be working with the USDOT on this matter, sending a statement out to news sources and Samsung customers this afternoon.

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What if Google is abandoning Android?

What if Google is abandoning Android?

With the release of Google's Pixel Android-based smartphone family the company has opened the door to the real possibility of abandoning all 3rd-party manufacturers. Today we're imagining the potential for devastation that'd be wrought by Google closing off Android from the open source community. Today we're imagining what would happen to manufacturers like Samsung, LG, Sony, Motorola (Lenovo), and HTC if Google kept Android to themselves from this day forward.

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The Galaxy S7 recall that didn’t exist

The Galaxy S7 recall that didn’t exist

The Samsung Galaxy S7 is not subject to a recall at this moment, but a bunch of device users think it is. The Galaxy Note 7 is subject to recall, completely and thoroughly, regardless of the device's color or carrier or country or operation. Unfortunate for Samsung is the fact that this is the first year in which both the Galaxy Note and Galaxy S series shared the same number, for continuity's sake. Because of that, one has been mistaken for the other in a big way.

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Google Pixel video ads show how determined Google is

Google Pixel video ads show how determined Google is

Google has made ads before, some of the amusing, a few of them bewildering. The two new ads for its Google PIxel smartphone falls squarely on the latter group. But more than the fact that these videos have nothing immediately related to the Pixel, other than the fact that they are supposed be about the Pixel, they do point to the one unsaid thing: that Google is really gearing up to take on other OEMs in the smartphone market rat race.

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Google, Facebook trans-Pacific cable to be faster than FASTER

Google, Facebook trans-Pacific cable to be faster than FASTER

Just last month, the Internet cable that stretched across the Pacific from the US to Japan went online. Google was already part of that FASTER cable, so called because of its 60 Tbps speed, but soon it will try to outdo itself. This time with different partners. Together with Facebook and China- based Pacific Light Data Communication, a new trans-Pacific cable will be laid between the two continents. And this time, it will be even faster, perhaps the fastest undersea Internet cable crossing the Pacific.

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