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Today’s Pokemon GO update [APK Download]

Today’s Pokemon GO update [APK Download]

Pokemon GO has been updated today with changes to the Pokemon Gym, Berry feeding, and sponsored Pokestops and/or real-world events. The vast majority of these changes remain behind-the-scenes, in the code. For many of the changes that've appeared but aren't yet fully active, the push could happen at any moment - but users will need the updated app file loaded to their smartphone to make it happen.

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Why did Amazon Echo Show just cannibalize this major Alexa advocate?

Why did Amazon Echo Show just cannibalize this major Alexa advocate?

There's a product out there with nearly the same capabilities and general aim as Amazon's Echo Show. That's the Echo Show, the product that Amazon announced this week. The Echo Show, you see, is a touchscreen display with a user-facing camera, a mic, and a speaker. The product known as The Nucleus is a touchscreen display with a user-facing camera, a mic, and a speaker - and the differences are few.

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Logitech’s K840 is a mechanical keyboard for the rest of us

Logitech’s K840 is a mechanical keyboard for the rest of us

There's nothing quite like the satisfying "clack" of a mechanical keyboard, but these days, they seem to mostly be the domain of gamers. It's true there are some mechanical keyboards out there that aren't outfitted with RGB backlights and a design that screams "I'm a gamer," but those can feel few and far between. Logitech has an answer to that problem with its new K840 mechanical keyboard.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 release date heralded by another “Note”

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 release date heralded by another “Note”

There's another Galaxy Note coming from Samsung before the onset of this year's big release, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. That is the refurbished version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 - but not just known as the Galaxy Note 7. This new version is almost identical to the doomed Galaxy Note 7 released last year, but here in 2017 it'll be released on a small scale as the Galaxy Note 7R.

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Pokemon GO Grass Event extended: here’s how (no promo code needed)

Pokemon GO Grass Event extended: here’s how (no promo code needed)

Over the weekend Niantic's latest Pokemon GO update in event fashion rang in the start of Summer just a bit early. The first day of summer is officially June 20th, but with a Grass Event for Pokemon GO, it started on Friday. That would have been all well and good, Bulbasaurs for everyone, all good in the game - but something went wrong.

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Acer’s ProDesigner BM320 monitor is a 4K monster for graphics pros

Acer’s ProDesigner BM320 monitor is a 4K monster for graphics pros

Acer recently beefed up its Predator line with a couple of new gaming monitors, but if you need something even more serious than one of those, you might want to take a look at the company's new ProDesigner BM320 monitor. Supporting 4K resolution and coming in at a not insignificant 32-inches, this is certainly a monitor for those who need to get a little more out their hardware.

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Razer Lancehead mouse uses new “tournament setting” wireless tech

Razer Lancehead mouse uses new “tournament setting” wireless tech

This week the folks at Razer have introduced the Lancehead, a wireless mouse that uses a new type of wireless technology. Razer calls this new connection method Adaptive Frequency Technology, and suggest that it "automatically selects the strongest interference-free frequencies within the 2.4 GHz band." Active switching happens whenever necessary and two editions of the mouse will be available very, very soon.

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iPhone 8 release date delay tipped amid leaked images

iPhone 8 release date delay tipped amid leaked images

A delay in the release date for iPhone 8 (or iPhone X, iPhone Edition), has been tipped this week by analysts. While the reveal date for an Apple Event hasn't been pinpointed yet, it's expected that it'll appear somewhere in early September. The delayed iPhone would also be the OLED model, one of three devices that'd be presented at the Apple Event, the others coming with LCD displays not unlike what comes with the iPhone 7.

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The 5 best Galaxy S8 phone cases released so far

The 5 best Galaxy S8 phone cases released so far

Partners of Samsung have brought out their big guns when it comes to Galaxy S8 cases and Galaxy S8 Plus cases this week. These cases are first to store racks - and they come from brands we know and trust. This first collection of cases we're running down works with legacy understanding of defense power and durability as well as comfort and aesthetic appeal. For both the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+ (or S8 Plus, however you like it), these are the best of the best.

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Facebook B8 device will help you “hear with your skin”

Facebook B8 device will help you “hear with your skin”

The folks at the Facebook innovation lab "Building 8" have announced Project: Hear With Your Skin, one of two projects aimed at new types of communication. "Two projects focused on new capabilities of communication" is what the folks at Building 8 (B8) are suggesting this set is all about - the other is "Project: Type With Your Brain". With Project: Hear With Your Skin, work begins by developing and building the hardware and software Facebook will need to "delivery language through the skin."

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HTC One X10 leaks appear: will it take on OnePlus?

HTC One X10 leaks appear: will it take on OnePlus?

This afternoon a set of images has leaked of the next HTC smartphone - or at least what appears to be HTC's next smartphone. This is the HTC One X10, a device that leaked in a very small way a few months ago. If this phone ever makes it to market, it'll be a disruptor to one key part of the industry: the low-cost, high-end market. Namely: the place that OnePlus seems to be taking a real swig of at the moment.

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Amazon Echo 7-Mic dev kit coming for 3rd-party manufacturers

Amazon Echo 7-Mic dev kit coming for 3rd-party manufacturers

Developers of apps and awesome next-level software will find that Amazon's Echo technology (the microphone bit) is now available for use. This technology was previously a closely-held secret made by Amazon to make the most of their Amazon Echo hardware and Alexa. With this release, developers and OEMs will be able to get their hands on the "Amazon Alexa 7-Mic Far-Field Development Kit".

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