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Android or iPhone? Won’t matter on a date, says study

Android or iPhone? Won’t matter on a date, says study

Today we're having a look at a study conducted by Research Now and Match dot com. With the help of Dr. Helen Fisher, PhD, and Dr. Justin R. Garcia, PhD, they surveyed over 5,500 "singles" from all walks of life from inside the United States, asking them all sorts of questions - mostly about dating. We got our hands on the raw data behind the study and have some conclusions that smartphone users are probably going to want to see.

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Pokemon GO gen 2 update: More than 80 new Pokemon incoming

Pokemon GO gen 2 update: More than 80 new Pokemon incoming

After an extended wait, Pokemon GO will finally receive most of the Pokemon from generation 2. Pokemon veterans will remember that generation 2 comprises Pokemon Gold and Silver, which added 100 Pokemon to the existing 150. Since we've already had some generation 2 monsters added to Pokemon GO, Niantic says that more than 80 new Pokemon will be added in this update, likely leaving out the legendaries to be discovered at a later date.

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Signal encrypted chat app adds video calls, iOS users beware

Signal encrypted chat app adds video calls, iOS users beware

At the height of the great Snowden whistleblowing phase of history, highly secure and encrypted messaging services became en vogue. While some of that has died down, a notable few like Signal remain. Developed by Open Whisper Systems, which also developers the Signal protocol now used by Whatsapp for encryption, the Signal app started out as a simple, text-based chat app. Now it is on the cusp of its next evolution, adding that oh so popular video chatting capability, though still in beta format.

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Google Maps now lets you create and share lists of places

Google Maps now lets you create and share lists of places

Most of us have a wishlist of places we'd like to visit, but with a world as wide as ours, keeping them all straight can be a little tough sometimes. Google Maps is coming to the rescue with a brand new feature being rolled out today: shareable lists. Beginning today, you can use the Google Maps app to create lists of your favorite places and share them with family and friends.

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As iPhone 8 release date nears, Apple tests wireless charging waters

As iPhone 8 release date nears, Apple tests wireless charging waters

Without explicitly saying the next iPhone will have wireless charging, Apple has essentially tipped off the world this week. They've joined the Wireless Power Consortium, one of the world's foremost authorities on wireless power standards. This is the same group whose members include Samsung, Qualcomm, HTC, LG, Nokia, and Verizon - at this point they're essentially the winners, if this were a competition.

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Pokemon GO update has secret features and 3x new Gen 2 spawns

Pokemon GO update has secret features and 3x new Gen 2 spawns

A number of references to features not yet active in Pokemon GO have been found in the latest version of Pokemon GO. We've done another APK mine of the newest version of Pokemon GO and have found quite a few of these rather interesting bits and pieces. Alongside a set of three new Pokemon just a couple of lines of code away from release, a set of adjustments for Gen 2 has appeared.

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Fire Emblem Heroes tips: seek the free secret bonus Orbs

Fire Emblem Heroes tips: seek the free secret bonus Orbs

There's a button many users miss in Fire Emblem Heroes, a button that requires the assistance of Nintendo to activate. Today we're having a peek at one of the most often-overlooked elements in the many menus of Fire Emblem Heroes, a game that's nothing if it isn't far more complicated than Nintendo's mobile predecessors. Today we're talking about the Blue Button - have you seen it?

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How Fire Emblem Heroes inspired one guy to spend $900 on week 1

How Fire Emblem Heroes inspired one guy to spend $900 on week 1

This week in Fire Emblem Heroes - launch week, mind you - one fellow spent a whopping $900 (or more, so he suggests) on gacha. Gacha is the monetization technique used in random-toy vending machines around the world, here used to distribute characters in Fire Emblem Heroes. While the game itself is free to play, users are encouraged to attain new characters (heroes) to use whilst playing. Gamer Kookoo22 decided that Fire Emblem Heroes was put together well enough that he'd give the gacha element a go - over, and over, and over again.

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How to get 10,000 Fire Emblem Heroes Hero Feathers this week

How to get 10,000 Fire Emblem Heroes Hero Feathers this week

Nintendo has been giving out a lot of free stuff to celebrate the launch of Fire Emblem Heroes but what's coming later this week is by far one of the biggest prizes. Nintendo held a promotion on Twitter, asking for a Fire Emblem Heroes-related post to get 10,000 global retweets. So long as that goal was achieved by February 7 (today) at 7 PM Eastern, Nintendo said it would reward all Fire Emblem Heroes players with 10,000 hero feathers.

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Pokemon GO Update: time to start all over again

Pokemon GO Update: time to start all over again

Pokemon GO has reached a point at which reading news, checking Reddit, and waiting for Valentine's Day (or whatever other event is next) has gotten old. Niantic's lack of a significant update is a clear message to hardcore users. That message is, as the ODB might have said, "Niantic is for the children." In other words, a large amount of players don't play because of software updates or additions to the game, they play because they're kids and don't know the difference.

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There’s a ridiculously easy way to get thousands of Super Mario Run coins

There’s a ridiculously easy way to get thousands of Super Mario Run coins

If you find yourself short on coins in Super Mario Run, then the latest promotion from Nintendo is absolutely for you. Nintendo is giving away 2,222 coins in Super Mario Run to pretty much anyone who wants them. The company is doing this in celebration of the launch of Fire Emblem Heroes, which released for iOS and Android last week.

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Fire Emblem Heroes Tier List, Launch Week, February 2017

Fire Emblem Heroes Tier List, Launch Week, February 2017

The first collection of characters in Fire Emblem Heroes has been ranked and tagged, making it simple for users to decide on which heroes to keep, and which to send home. Here in the first week of the game's launch, some of the rankings are relatively obvious. If I roll a 5-star base unit, I'm going to want to keep it - that's the top of the charts no matter how we slice it.

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