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Apple patents long-distance wireless charging for iPhone, iPad

Apple patents long-distance wireless charging for iPhone, iPad

Filed all the way back in 2015, an Apple patent suggests that long-range wireless device charging might be possible. This patent suggests that Apple might use patch antennas to transfer power wirelessly. They'd transfer power at microwave frequencies (or other frequencies) and could also be used "to support millimeter wave communications." While filed back in 2015, this patent application was first published today, April 27th, 2017.

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Why Alphabet keeps betting on Other Bets

Why Alphabet keeps betting on Other Bets

Alphabet's Q1 2017 earnings report showed that their "Other Bets" category was doing better than this same time last year in revenue. The same chart also showed that Other Bets was doing worse than this time last year - in operating loss. It might seem on the surface like a losing strategy to push more money into parts of the company that could be considered "bets". But Alphabet isn't the sort of company that drops and runs at the first sign of failure.

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How to make a transparent or clear Galaxy S8 [DIY]

How to make a transparent or clear Galaxy S8 [DIY]

Today we're going to discuss how a person could create a clear-backed Samsung Galaxy S8. Creating one's own Samsung Galaxy S8 Clear Edition - unofficial name, of course - means a lot of risk. Taking that sort of risk is something generally only a person who profits from extreme risks with high priced hardware can take. As it were, there is a person just such as this available and willing to destroy hundreds of dollars worth of smartphone.

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How this Pokemon GO update makes Unown medal easier to catch and complete

How this Pokemon GO update makes Unown medal easier to catch and complete

News in the latest Pokemon GO update includes a change in the way the most mysterious Unown is shown in the game. The first step in making this update appear is to capture an Unown - for that, there is no simple solution outside of cheating. For those that are the sort of people who've given up on all other methods of capturing Pokemon like Unown, there's always hacking - but I hope those folks don't come running when the ban hammer hits again. And it's coming, again and again, we can be sure.

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Acer Holo 360 is an Android camera… but also a phone

Acer Holo 360 is an Android camera… but also a phone

The Acer Holo 360 camera was unveiled today at a special event held by Acer and broadcast around the world. This device works with Wi-Fi connectivity and can also connect to mobile data (LTE speed) with a SIM card. The device itself is not a phone, necessarily, but it does run Android and is able to make calls without being connected to a separate device - without being connected to a proper smartphone, that is to say.

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Google woos India with Gboard, Translate updates

Google woos India with Gboard, Translate updates

The US and China are traditionally seen as the largest smartphone markets in the world. Of late, however, a third superpower has risen: India. The sub-continent is home to millions of users hungry for more affordable smartphones, more ubiquitous Internet access, and more accessible content. That's why in its latest sweep of apps and services updates, Google is introducing new features and support for more languages to appeal to the more than 400 million potential customers in India.

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Why Google Pixel 2 might come early

Why Google Pixel 2 might come early

This week we're having a peek at the next generation in Google Pixel hardware - through its software running Android. What we're doing today is taking a tip we've received with a giant grain of salt. Massive, I'm telling you - you might end up feeling better about this if you take TWO grains of salt with it. Thanks to a bit of code in an Android code commit, we're able to see that at least one Google engineer has access to an actual, physical Pixel 2 - or whatever it'll end up being called.

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Odd Pokemon GO updates coming soon with Smeargle and Delibird

Odd Pokemon GO updates coming soon with Smeargle and Delibird

Niantic is working on how two of the most complicated Pokemon in the game Pokemon GO will be released in the near future. While we've seen the release of the vast majority of the Pokemon from the original 151 and Gen 2, several Legendary Pokemon and oddballs still elude us. With the release of Ditto as our guide, we're to understand that both Delibird and Smeargle are well on their way to semi-random release.

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A tiny new DJI drone is tipped by an invite release

A tiny new DJI drone is tipped by an invite release

An invite to an event in May has been sent by DJI, teasing the possibility that they've got some new hardware in store. The event will be taking place on the 24th of May, 2017. Rumors suggest that the invitation could be a bit misleading, especially if the brand's missing market segment says anything about their future.

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Instagram active users slams Twitter by 2x

Instagram active users slams Twitter by 2x

The folks at Instagram have announced that they've hit a major milestone in the brief history of their existence. They've racked up a cool 700-million monthly active users, with growth between 600M and 700M happening at a rate greater than any other 100M span they had before. Of course there were other major events in the history of this photo-based app, but none so supermassive as their most recent set of four months.

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Google’s new wireless headphones might poke fun at iPhone 7

Google’s new wireless headphones might poke fun at iPhone 7

Google has a new pair of Bluetooth (wireless) headphones coming and we've got the full specs for you well ahead of release. While we don't expect these headphones to be mind-blowing by any means, it's interesting to see how Google has more than one way of revealing or choosing not to reveal products in early testing. In this case, it would seem like Google didn't make quite as big an effort to conceal what they're about to release due to the relative small amount of market-wide impact they're going to have.

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iPhone 8 release date delay tipped amid leaked images

iPhone 8 release date delay tipped amid leaked images

A delay in the release date for iPhone 8 (or iPhone X, iPhone Edition), has been tipped this week by analysts. While the reveal date for an Apple Event hasn't been pinpointed yet, it's expected that it'll appear somewhere in early September. The delayed iPhone would also be the OLED model, one of three devices that'd be presented at the Apple Event, the others coming with LCD displays not unlike what comes with the iPhone 7.

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