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iPhone 8 wireless charging only the start: 5 Apple teams reportedly involved

iPhone 8 wireless charging only the start: 5 Apple teams reportedly involved

The iPhone 8 may embrace wireless charging, but Apple is reportedly going all-in with developing cable-free solutions, with claims that five different teams at the company are all working on the technology. The absence of wireless charging has long been a point of criticism about the iPhone, forcing owners who want to be free of wires to either jump ship to Android devices where the tech has been commonly offered for some time, or to pick up a third-party adapter, like Mophie's recent Juice Packs. Now, though, it's apparently full-steam-ahead at Cupertino.

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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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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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iPhone 8 front camera could get Kinect-style 3D skills

iPhone 8 front camera could get Kinect-style 3D skills

We've heard a lot about the suspected edge-to-edge OLED display in the next iPhone, but the screen may not be the only thing getting a makeover. According to a new rumor, the iPhone 8 could end up offering a new front-facing camera as well. This camera could be able to detect objects in 3D space, thanks to a number of new modules.

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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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How to get Umbreon and Espeon in Pokemon GO

How to get Umbreon and Espeon in Pokemon GO

Eevee now has five different forms into which it can evolve in Pokemon GO. Today we're reporting on every one of the multiple ways in which Eevee is able to evolve in Pokemon GO as of the 19th of February, 2017. That was just after the big push to Gen 2 for Pokemon GO, starting with Pokemon GO APK v. 0.57.2 and Niantic's announcement of 80+ new Pokemon, including Umbreon and Espeon.

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Apple acquires facial recognition firm RealFace

Apple acquires facial recognition firm RealFace

It seems those recent rumors about Apple looking to implement facial recognition and other biometric features into future iPhone models are ringing true, as it's been reported that Cupertino has acquired RealFace, an Israel-based startup that specializes in facial recognition. This news comes from the Times of Israel, which adds that Apple purchased the company for an estimated $2 million.

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Apple rumored to partner with Broadcom for future iPhone wireless charging

Apple rumored to partner with Broadcom for future iPhone wireless charging

Rumors have been flying for some time now about what we can expect with Apple's redesigned "iPhone 8" sometime this year or in 2018, and one of the oft-reported features coming to the device is wireless charging. The latest news on the topic is that Apple is working with chip manufacturer Broadcom on a solution, according to JPMorgan analyst Harlan Sur.

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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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Pokemon GO update live! Plus how Eevee evolves into Umbreon and Espeon

Pokemon GO update live! Plus how Eevee evolves into Umbreon and Espeon

This evening Pokemon GO Gen 2 was made live, bringing on a collection of 80+ new monsters to the game. This first big wave contains a whole lot of Pokemon originally released in the Pokemon Silver and Pokemon Gold games - though this isn't the first we've heard from the gen. The first we got were a bunch of babies - several Baby Pokemon hatched from Pokemon eggs that were pre-evolutions of Pokemon already in the game - save one. Now we've got a whole lot more!

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Fire Emblem Heroes Tier List updated, Feb Week 3: the Takumi era

Fire Emblem Heroes Tier List updated, Feb Week 3: the Takumi era

This week in Fire Emblem Heroes with the release of a whole new collection of heroes, we've got some adjusting to do. Adjusting to the big Tier List, that is to say - deciding which characters belong on which rank level based on their skills and statistics. For the most part the rank list has remained largely the same. With the rise of overpowered characters like Takumi, however, it's become time to make some changes.

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