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The Pokemon GO Christmas event update is available now

The Pokemon GO Christmas event update is available now

This week amid rumors of a Christmas event OR New Years Eve week event - or both - Pokemon GO has been updated. This update isn't exactly what we've been crossing our fingers for, mind you - but it's always nice to see something new. This update has more going on behind the scenes than it does up front - up front, and perhaps most importantly, Niantic has fixed the buzzing bug.

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AirPods teardown: not DIY repairable whatsoever

AirPods teardown: not DIY repairable whatsoever

While most devices are at least a little bit DIY repairable according to iFixit, Apple's latest certainly isn't. The folks at iFixit responsible for tearing devices down to assess their repairability have found the Apple AirPods to rate a clean and simple zero - not good for the do-it-yourself hardware repair crowd at all whatsoever. It would seem that Apple did not have these folks in mind when they designed these very tiny sound-blasters and their charging case.

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Facebook Messenger joins the group video chat, 3D masks game

Facebook Messenger joins the group video chat, 3D masks game

Remember the days when you’d juggle half a dozen communication services just to keep up with family and friends? Well, those good old days are back with even more messaging apps and services offering nearly the same set of features. Their only difference is that some of your friends may or may not be using the same service. Trying to keep pace with other players, Facebook has finally given its Messenger service group video chat capabilities, finally fulfilling its most requested feature ever.

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Minecraft Apple TV edition lands, Ender Update goes live

Minecraft Apple TV edition lands, Ender Update goes live

What could be better than an Apple TV with the latest tvOS? Why, Minecraft on the Apple TV, of course! Months in the making, Mojang has finally unleashed the popular blocky game and world creator on the last holdout of Apple’s devices. And it’s no ordinary unleashing mind you. Not only does it already contain the latest and greatest, and deadliest, Minecraft update to date, it also offers players some festive skins and packs, though only for a limited time. Probably until the end of the festive holiday season.

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Mega Man 1-6 arrive on iOS and Android in January

Mega Man 1-6 arrive on iOS and Android in January

Mega Man fans take note, because the original six games in the franchise will be arriving on iOS and Android next month. Capcom's mobile division announced the ports through Twitter earlier today, but didn't give any additional details about them. It did invite players to pre-register to get the games, and to presumably receive more information about them before launch.

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Everlast Notebook is real paper and pen digital notebook that is erasable

Everlast Notebook is real paper and pen digital notebook that is erasable

If you write down lots of notes in a notebook there comes a time where you end up with full notebooks that you have to toss or file away somewhere. A new project on Kickstarter is a notebook for the modern age that still gives users the feel and ease of traditional paper and pen, but combines that with digital storage of anything you write or draw.

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iPhone 8 with OLED will have Samsung Display curved screen tips source

iPhone 8 with OLED will have Samsung Display curved screen tips source

It's no surprise that the rumors are flying about the coming iPhone 8 that is expected to launch next fall. There are plenty of rumors already flying about the smartphone even though it is far from official at this time. A source claiming to be familiar with Apple's plans says that the company has ordered plastic OLED screens from Samsung Display to use on some version of the phone.

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Pokemon GO for Apple Watch still on the way, Niantic promises

Pokemon GO for Apple Watch still on the way, Niantic promises

It's been over three months now since Pokemon GO developer Niantic promised on-stage at Apple's September event that the popular game would be getting a companion app for the Apple Watch. But just as some were giving up hope, the company has come out and confirmed that progress is still being made, and in turn shutting down a false rumor that Pokemon GO for Apple Watch had been cancelled.

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Super Mario Run players are slamming it with one-star reviews

Super Mario Run players are slamming it with one-star reviews

Apple has been hyping Nintendo's first mobile game for iPhone, Super Mario Run, for months now, but that hasn't stopped frustrated players leaving a rash of 1-star reviews in the App Store. The hotly-anticipated title, which brings gaming icon Mario to iOS in a simple 2D, coin collecting side-scroller, is designed for one-handed play, with straightforward tap-to-jump control. That's gone down well among many players - ourselves included - but not everyone is convinced.

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Pokemon GO update plus New Year’s Eve event

Pokemon GO update plus New Year’s Eve event

Now that Super Mario Run is out, Niantic's in high gear trying to keep Pokemon GO users interested before the new year. As such, the next Pokemon GO event may well be upon us in one of two places. The first of two places - or days rather - is Monday of next week. If Niantic decides on Monday, the next event will be a Christmas-timed event which will last for at least a week.

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Super Mario Run, Pokemon GO face off for most day-one downloads

Super Mario Run, Pokemon GO face off for most day-one downloads

It looks like Super Mario Run might be able to challenge Pokemon GO's meteoric rise to App Store dominance. Pokemon GO launched over the summer and was almost immediately popular, but now that Super Mario Run has hit the scene, those records may not belong to it much longer. If Pokemon GO proved that there was an audience for Nintendo properties on mobile devices, it seems that Super Mario Run confirms that audience isn't a fleeting one.

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iPhone 8’s Apple Pencil connection may go Pro

iPhone 8’s Apple Pencil connection may go Pro

It would appear that Apple is ramping up iPhone 8 abilities with an Apple Pencil connection in anticipation of a Galaxy Note 8. It might seem a bit odd to add a stylus to the iPhone 8 (or iPhone 7s, as it much more likely will be called), but the Apple Pencil has never seemed all that conventional a match with other Apple products. But with a possible iPhone Pro in the mix, it doesn't seem all that out of order.

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