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Samsung Glass AR headset tech teased (pre-MWC)

Samsung Glass AR headset tech teased (pre-MWC)

Samsung AR glasses may be on their way not long after the Galaxy S8 and the newest Gear VR headset is revealed this February. These would be the newest edition of the Gear VR and a pair of smart glasses that haven't yet been revealed. "If there are any good ideas to make AR glasses [out there], we want to talk to you," said Dr. Sung-Hoon Hong, Vice President of Samsung Electronics. The doctor spoke at the Virtual Reality Summit in San Diego this week.

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Galaxy S8 leak from Korea: Scanner on back, borderless display up front

Galaxy S8 leak from Korea: Scanner on back, borderless display up front

The fingerprint scanner on the Samsung Galaxy S8 has been tipped to be appearing on its backside. This detail comes as a rumor well before the device sees a release date, and just before it's revealed to the world officially. It's expected that the Samsung Galaxy S8 will be revealed near the end of February, 2017, just before the main events of Mobile World Congress 2017.

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Super Mario Run Android APK download (and how not to)

Super Mario Run Android APK download (and how not to)

After we thought we'd learned our lesson with Pokemon GO, Nintendo has decided to release Super Mario Run for mobile devices. But not all mobile devices get Super Mario Run, just the most popular line of smartphones and tablets: iPhone and iPad. So what's an Android user to do, besides clone the app themselves and run it illegally on their own Google Pixel XL? There are a few answers - and most of them are bad.

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Pokemon GO updates never killed cheaters

Pokemon GO updates never killed cheaters

Now that Christmas approaches and the latest Pokemon Event is a atop us, it's not just the Pokemon GO Plus users we're wondering about - it's cheaters. We were to understand that cheaters would be kicked out of Pokemon GO ages ago - that's what the Safety New update was for, wasn't it? Apparently not, as Pokemon GO continues to be plagued with cheaters of all sorts, all around the world - mostly with GPS spoofers.

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Google Motion Stills iOS app gets not so still Motion Text

Google Motion Stills iOS app gets not so still Motion Text

They say a picture paints a thousand words, but who says you can’t have both pictures and words. Google, masters of text analysis etc., definitely isn’t saying so. In fact, it is adding text to moving pictures in the latest update to its still iOS-only and oxymoronic Motion Stills app. Now you can create not just animated GIFs but animated GIFs with animated text. And not just any text, mind you, but text that can follow moving objects around the picture.

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Google Wallet on the web now lets you send, receive money

Google Wallet on the web now lets you send, receive money

‘Tis the season for giving. Or so they say. Sometimes, however, it’s also the season for giving back. Yes, we’re talking about that money you owe your best bud from your last Starbucks. OK, so maybe that’s not the only reason you need to send someone money or even, gasp, ask for money, but whatever the reason, Google is making it a lot easier to do just that. The new Google Wallet web experience isn’t just snazzier, it also lets you send and request payments right then and there on your browser, no apps needed.

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Galaxy S8 release details: Y this display is sweet

Galaxy S8 release details: Y this display is sweet

The Samsung Galaxy S8 may well bring technology from the dead Galaxy Note 7 back to life in a display that's ultra-thin. This new display technology, introduced for Samsung with the Galaxy Note 7, goes by the name Y on-cell touch AMOLED. The letter Y in this case stands for the revision number, while OCTA stands for On-Cell Touch AMOLED. This might not be a shocker for those readers who watch Samsung's releases closely.

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Google Home Netflix, Photos integration gets official

Google Home Netflix, Photos integration gets official

A couple days back we talked a bit about reports that some Google Home users were seeing some new features turn up, but those new features weren't officially announced. The new features include integration for controlling Netflix and Google Photos using your voice. Google has now made the announcement official that Netflix support is here for Google Home.

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Project Fi airport ‘Travel Trolley’ lures subscribers with goodies

Project Fi airport ‘Travel Trolley’ lures subscribers with goodies

Project Fi subscribers can grab some travel goodies if they happen to be passing through the San Jose Airport. Google calls the vending machine a 'Travel Trolley,' which itself is plastered with the Project Fi logo and a style akin to the Project Fi website. The items are free, but only if you have a Project Fi subscription, otherwise you're going to have to find an ordinary (read: not free) vending machine.

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Pokemon GO Update: Christmas event X2 XP plus forecast

Pokemon GO Update: Christmas event X2 XP plus forecast

News of the latest Pokemon GO update before Christmas paves the way for the final event of the season. This is the hour of our discontent - those of us waiting for double-XP and Stardust, that is. What if there is no event before the end of the year - what if Santa Hat Pikachu is all there is? Lucky you, Pokemon GO fans and trainers alike, there's still room for an event during Holiday Break.

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Evernote will “look at your data” (how to opt out)

Evernote will “look at your data” (how to opt out)

Privacy in saved information in Evernote might not be what it used to be come January 2017. According to the company itself, they'll be updating their service to "process and take action on [your thoughts] - to think." If that weren't creepy enough, they're also updating their privacy policy which now includes an opt-out provision which says Evernote Engineers wont "look at your data to improve the service."

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Android Things is Google’s hopefully final IoT platform

Android Things is Google’s hopefully final IoT platform

Quick: try to name Google Internet of Things product. If you’ve been closely following Google like a heat-seeking missile, you’ll probably quickly answer “Brillo”. If you’re one of rest of the world, you’ll be at a complete loss. Sensing a disturbance in the marketing Force, Google has decided to bring forth a new name “Android Things”. Technically, it’s still Brillo, which itself is Android-based anyway, just wrapped around Android API and Android tools to make it easier for Android developers to make Android-powered smart devices for homes.

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