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3 reasons to quit Pokemon GO and 3 to stay

3 reasons to quit Pokemon GO and 3 to stay

Pokemon GO is at a point where there just as many reasons to quit playing as there are to stay. What we're going to explore today is why, after months of being king, Pokemon GO becomes a conundrum. Users have to decide if the reasons to keep playing outweigh the reasons to just give up. For those that spend hours per day on a game like this, the struggle is real.

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Pokemon GO Update makes game far more safe

Pokemon GO Update makes game far more safe

Pokemon Go's most recent update has placed a new block on unsafe playing activities. One of the features we suggested should be in place from the start is now part of the game in a big way: a block on driving. This block on driving affects all players the game detects moving at 30 miles per hour or higher. Once the game detects a player moving too fast, all Pokemon spawns disappear.

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Anki Cozmo Review : the best smart toy of the year

Anki Cozmo Review : the best smart toy of the year

In reviewing Anki's Cozmo robot we've confirmed that the future will be full of fun robots - not at all like the Terminators we've come to fear. Perhaps the terror fears of rogue AI had by the greatest minds in modern science and engineering were not meant to come into fruition. Perhaps, instead, companies like Sphero and Anki have found the safe path forward by creating robots that are enjoyable and safe at the same time!

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You can buy an unlocked iPhone 7 from Apple now

You can buy an unlocked iPhone 7 from Apple now

Good news if you want an iPhone 7 but don't want want to commit to a carrier, as Apple begins offering unlocked iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus handsets in the US. Although the smartphone has been available for several weeks, that's only been through carriers. Now, as long as you can stomach the full retail price, you can buy an iPhone 7 and drop the SIM of your choice in.

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iOS 10.1 Public Beta: Portrait mode alone worth the download

iOS 10.1 Public Beta: Portrait mode alone worth the download

Finally there's a reason worth risking an upgrade to an iOS Beta for iPhone. A public beta release for iOS 10.1 is available for iPhone users of all sorts, this version bringing on a key feature for iPhone 7 Plus. This version of the public beta software release allows an early version of the feature called Portrait Mode. This is one of the headliner features of the iPhone 7 Plus' double-camera, and a relatively unique feature for a smartphone of this caliber.

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One last (semi-secret) reason Apple bought Beats

One last (semi-secret) reason Apple bought Beats

Beyond the already-spoken reasons Apple bought Beats, it occurred to me just recently that there might've been a less obvious line of reasoning, one that had to do with the iPhone 7. On July 28th of 2016, NPD Group's Retail Tracking Service reported that, for the first time in the history of headphones, Bluetooth headphone revenue overtook non-Bluetooth. To see this coming many, many moons ahead of time, Apple may only have had to purchase the biggest brand in headphones.

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Apple Dongles A Go-Go

Apple Dongles A Go-Go

Apple’s newest offerings, the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, are really nice phones. Its latest computer, the MacBook, is also a very good piece of hardware. Unfortunately, they both have an issue: ports. The iPhones rely on Lightning for wired connectivity, and the MacBook leans on USB-C. Incoming MacBook Pros are believed to depend on USB-C, too. While it may not have meant to, Apple has created a dongle problem for users, and it’s getting out of hand.

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Anki Overdrive Supertrucks Review

Anki Overdrive Supertrucks Review

The folks behind the Anki remote control car group have released a new set of vehicles for all of our racing and smashing needs: Supertrucks. These miniature beasts play in to the Anki system of infrared camera-embedded car racing like hammers in a drawer full of nails, making it a wild new experience to attempt racing cars on the same track.

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X-Connect magnetic USB cord works with any phone

X-Connect magnetic USB cord works with any phone

A fellow by the name of Vinson Leow had an idea for a smartphone cord that would replicate the better bits of the power cord for the MacBook. Apple is moving on to USB-C for power cords for notebooks, but it could be the perfect time for the mobile universe to pick up what's been left. X-Connect is a two-part device. One is a converter plug (a tiny plug) which fits into the smartphone. The other is a cord which connects magnetically to the converter.

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Someone said iPhone 7’s Sapphire Glass wasn’t, but it is

Someone said iPhone 7’s Sapphire Glass wasn’t, but it is

A video published this week showed an iPhone 7 with what appeared to be a scratched lens cover glass. This would be astounding, given the idea that Apple did indeed make this lens cover glass with Sapphire, a material that should only be able to be scratched with a diamond. In reality, the lens cover glass (which is indeed made of Sapphire) was not scratched, but fractured. Fracturing a piece of Sapphire glass at this size is possible, and easy, if one uses the right tools. In the real world, though, it's nearly impossible.

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ExoLens Pro and Prime lenses make iPhone 7 photography better

ExoLens Pro and Prime lenses make iPhone 7 photography better

One of the biggest improvements on the iPhone 7 is the camera that allows you to take very nice images with the smartphone. If you want your iPhone 7 photography to be even better than it is right out of the box, ExoLens has some new accessory lenses for the iPhone 7 called the ExoLens Pro and Prime lines. The Pro has optics by ZEISS to bring professional-grade mobile lenses to photographers.

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iPhone 8 could use this no-button fingerprint sensor patent

iPhone 8 could use this no-button fingerprint sensor patent

The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are barely out the door and yet we are already hearing speculations, even leaks, about next year’s more radically different “iPhone 8”. Actually, now is probably the best time to start talking about it, given how it is expected to turn the iPhone on its head, hence the number jump. In addition to the predicted switch from LCD to OLED screens, the iPhone 8 might also finally have that envisioned all-display buttonless face, which could be made possible via Apple’s latest patent for a fingerprint sensor.

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