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Mozilla acquires Pocket read-it-later service

Mozilla acquires Pocket read-it-later service

Mozilla might be best known as the creators of the Firefox web browser but it has also dipped its fingers in a few other products as well. Most notable is the Thunderbird e-mail client/PIM suite and most recent is Firefox OS for mobile and then for IoT. But here’s the rub: none of those endeavors have survived the test of time or of the market. Undaunted, Mozilla has just made its “first strategic acquisition” by buying Pocket, one of the most popular “read-it-later” services on the Web.

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SanDisk iXpand flash drive and Connect Wireless Stick boosted to 256GB

SanDisk iXpand flash drive and Connect Wireless Stick boosted to 256GB

SanDisk has announced a new version of its previously launched iXpand Flash Drive for iOS. This newest version brings the same design as the previous version, but with a greater 256GB capacity. Joining the new iOS flash drive is the new SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick, likewise arriving with a 256GB capacity, but with the addition of password-protected WiFi.

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Google’s group sharing app Spaces is being shuttered

Google’s group sharing app Spaces is being shuttered

Google has a lot of messaging and social apps/services these days, but today the company revealed that it's putting one of the lesser-known options out to pasture: the group sharing and messaging service Spaces. Launched less than a year ago, Spaces was designed for users to organize group conversations and sharing based on specific topics.

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MyKronoz watch hands “attached by a hole cut through the color display”

MyKronoz watch hands “attached by a hole cut through the color display”

A smartwatch with a touchscreen display and a set of mechanical hands is exactly what we did not expect from MyKronoz. It didn't seem to make a whole lot of sense to continue to try to make smartwatches look like traditional watches in the first place, given the lack-of-market for the devices. But here they are, complete with elements from both the traditional universe and the new-age smartwatch world, made by MyKronoz.

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GBoard for iPhone gets new languages, voice-to-text in huge update

GBoard for iPhone gets new languages, voice-to-text in huge update

If you've become a fan of GBoard since it was first introduced back in May, then you'll probably like what's coming today. Google has announced a new update for GBoard that adds a lot of new functionality and support, including support for iOS 10 emoji at long last. On top of that, the number of supported languages is getting a pretty big expansion, giving you plenty more options when it comes to picking your language of choice.

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Pokemon GO celebrates Pokemon Day with partying Pikachu

Pokemon GO celebrates Pokemon Day with partying Pikachu

Pokemon Day is coming up at the beginning of next week, and Niantic has something lined up for Pokemon GO players in celebration. Beginning on Sunday, February 26th, any Pikachu you encounter in the wild will be wearing a party hat for Pokemon Day. Luckily, this event is lasting longer than a single day, giving you plenty of time to capture a party Pikachu even if you don't log in on the 26th.

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Instagram’s 10x photos or videos per post is just a blog

Instagram’s 10x photos or videos per post is just a blog

The newest update to Instagram will allow users to insert up to 10x photos or 10x videos in a single post. As Instagram makes this change, they also pave the way to the future - a future in which users are able to post more than 10 photos, and more than 10 videos, and put as much text as they want, and maybe even someday have comments and more share buttons, too. Maybe Instagram's next move will be to allow users to post quotes, audio without video, and insert links too. Is Instagram just becoming Tumblr?

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Where can I get 5G data? Verizon’s 11 cities, and soon

Where can I get 5G data? Verizon’s 11 cities, and soon

Verizon's start of 5G-speed data for mobile devices - smartphones, that is - begins in the first half of this year. The company has been careful not to be too specific in giving the exact time and date of the roll-out for 5G data speeds, but has given a set of 11 markets where it'll start. In these 11 markets, 5G will be coming to pilot customers soon.

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Special Items in Pokemon GO and 8x evolutions they activate

Special Items in Pokemon GO and 8x evolutions they activate

The first batch of Special Items for evolutions in Pokemon GO have been released, and today we're running down their uses. To attain one of these Special Items - or Evolution Stones, or whatever one wants to call them - are available from Pokestops. That's where they come from, and they're very, very rare indeed.

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Fire Emblem Heroes launch celebration continues with new maps and quests

Fire Emblem Heroes launch celebration continues with new maps and quests

Fire Emblem Heroes fans know that orbs (and sometimes feathers) are what make the world go 'round, but they're not always easy to obtain. If you've burned through the free orbs the game gives you by progressing through the story, then you'll definitely want to participate in a new promotion this week. Assuming you play through all the content this promotion is adding, you'll be able to snag a decent number of orbs that can be used for refills or summoning new heroes.

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How to get Unown in Pokemon GO: Rare but not quite Legendary

How to get Unown in Pokemon GO: Rare but not quite Legendary

Today we're going to talk about the rarest of the rare Pokemon in the game Pokemon GO for Gen 2 and beyond. These are the Unown, the letters of the game. This game - like previous Pokemon games - have 26+ Pokemon in the "Unown" category, each assigned to their own letter or character. Some of the Unown are not yet released into the game, but the vast majority are available to be found and caught in the wild already.

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How to get Special Items in Pokemon GO: Some Guidance

How to get Special Items in Pokemon GO: Some Guidance

This week we're tearing through the Pokemon GO Gen 2 update to see how everything works - today's subject: Special Items. What the game calls "Special Items" are also called Evolution Items, or Evolution Requirements by the game. There are several Pokemon which require one of these items to evolve into their next-level Pokemon. That, and a healthy dose of patience to capture many times over or carry along as a Buddy Pokemon for Pokemon Candy.

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