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Microsoft might become the headphone jack’s savior

Microsoft might become the headphone jack’s savior

Being a savior of anything is probably the last thing you will think of when talking about Microsoft. In fact, history would prove it has destroyed more things, dreams included, than saved anything. But if this latest patent filed by Redmond becomes reality, it might just end up turning the losing battle in the headphone jack’s favor. That is, if it can indeed implement a 3.5 mm port that can change its shape as needed and require very little electrical contacts to work.

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Microsoft Andromeda device might have a holographic display

Microsoft Andromeda device might have a holographic display

Windows mobile users are really starving for good news, and who can blame them. Microsoft has practically called it quits on Windows Mobile. The Surface Phone is nowhere to be seen. And the company’s strategy seems to be focusing on other mobile platforms instead. So when news of a certain “Andromeda” foldable tablet, ala the stillborn Courier, it has become the new torchbearer of hope, not to mention some rather out of this world features. Like a holographic display on one of Andromeda’s two screens.

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Samsung Internet 6.2 makes it a formidable mobile web browser

Samsung Internet 6.2 makes it a formidable mobile web browser

Samsung has a ton of custom Android apps, some of them duplicating functionality already provided by, for example, Google. And almost all of those have been exclusive to Samsung’s Galaxy phones only, sometimes even to certain models only. With the Samsung Internet web browser, Samsung has embarked on a journey outside of its comfort zone, bringing the app to devices outside its domain. And with the version 6.2 release, it may even become a decent alternative, especially for those who juggle multiple Android devices, with one of them being a Galaxy phone.

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Android Bluetooth Fast Pair released – one tap connect

Android Bluetooth Fast Pair released – one tap connect

Google really, really wants you to use Bluetooth headphones. So much so that they've gone and made a new process for connecting their smartphones to audio devices. This is called Fast Pair, and it's not just limited to the Google Pixel 2. Users with any Android device running Android 6.0 Marshmallow and forward with Google Play Services 11.7+ can make this bit of magic happen.

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Pokemon GO Trick or Treat is tonight – it’s super spooky

Pokemon GO Trick or Treat is tonight – it’s super spooky

Niantic announced a Pokemon GO event starting earlier this month - but tonight is the best time to make the most of it. Tonight is the night where you get double candy - but also another big bunch of candy because it's also Halloween right now - it's Halloween RIGHT NOW! That means so much candy your face is about to melt directly off your head-bones.

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Rylo is a new kind of camera by ex- Apple and Instagram devs

Rylo is a new kind of camera by ex- Apple and Instagram devs

Rylo might be the only non-phone-based camera in the world worth considering using by the average video-capturing person today. The device has two cameras, one on either side, and it captures spherical video for flat editing. That is, while it captures the entire world around the user, it allows magical things to happen with the final product - a standard video with smart focus and plenty of other smart software tricks.

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Android TV YouTube TV app released with Xbox One in close pursuit

Android TV YouTube TV app released with Xbox One in close pursuit

Users of Android TV devices as well as those using Xbox One will soon be able to access YouTube TV. This app allows users access to live television, bringing Google into the wide world of broadcasting. You remember - that sort of video streaming that was interrupted by commercials every 10 minutes or so, and in most cases even more often than that?

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OnePlus 5T release date, specs, price, details round-up

OnePlus 5T release date, specs, price, details round-up

The OnePlus 5T leaked this weekend with a set of images that essentially spill all the beans. This device will look relatively similar to the OnePlus 5, but this time with a slightly different display implementation. Much like the most recent OnePlus device, this OnePlus 5T will have a set of cameras at its back and at least one all-black color combo for casing.

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Fujifilm Instax Share SP-3 instant printer is made for smartphones

Fujifilm Instax Share SP-3 instant printer is made for smartphones

Forget firing up your laptop to print small physical photos of images taken with your smartphone. The newly unveiled Fujifilm Instax SP-3 instant printer is designed for smartphones, enabling users to snap an image with their handset and then instantly print them using the small, angular printing device.

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Pixel 2 XL screen 2-year warranty : The fine print

Pixel 2 XL screen 2-year warranty : The fine print

Over the past 24 hours, Google provided a large number of words explaining the Pixel 2 XL's display. In two Pixel User Community forum posts, Google's own Seang Chau and Mario Queiroz provided a number of reasons why the Pixel 2 XL's display isn't as saturated with eye-murdering color as other brand's smartphones - like the Samsung Galaxy S8 or the LG V30 - they addressed also the blue shift in the display when the phone is held at extreme angles.

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Galaxy Note 8 and Dex – one month later: I almost ditched my PC

Galaxy Note 8 and Dex – one month later: I almost ditched my PC

I will confess. I am one of those who have been mesmerized by the likes of Microsoft's continuum, Ubuntu's Convergence, and all the other attempts at utilizing the computer in your pocket as your only, or at least primary, computer on your desk. So when Samsung came out with the oddly-named DeX and the promise of another “PC in your pocket” experience, I was naturally intrigued. Did Samsung succeed where many others have failed? Just a week of use might not be enough to truly judge that proposition, so I decided to do one better. I used the Galaxy Note 8 and the Samsung DeX exclusively for a month, for both work and play. This is how my adventure went.

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Android 8.1 new “Product Sans” fonts available for you to try

Android 8.1 new “Product Sans” fonts available for you to try

Google just recently made available its first public preview for Android 8.1 and it’s already proving to be quite the treasure trove of new features, or removed ones, and not all of them are being welcomed with open arms. One of those features is a new “Product Sans” font that has now been extracted and made available for anyone willing to install it on their phone. But like any theme or part of it, it’s reception is a subjective thing.

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