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Pokemon GO Christmas event details leaked early

Pokemon GO Christmas event details leaked early

The Pokemon GO Christmas event is upon us, and Niantic is making some last-minute decisions on what to do. In Pokemon GO over the past several months, the developers at Niantic have been bringing special events to the game during holidays. These have included Halloween, Thanksgiving, and now Christmas, too. Some believe that the Santa Hat Pikachu is the only treat we have in store - we're inclined to disagree.

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Galaxy S8 release date tipped as price leaps over S7

Galaxy S8 release date tipped as price leaps over S7

This week the folks at Goldman Sachs advised investors that the Samsung Galaxy S8 may cost a bit more than its predecessors. This report included Goldman Sachs saying, "We expect raw material prices to rise 15-20% compared to the Galaxy S7." This should be expected as the Galaxy S8 will likely change at least one of its most essential elements in a big way - its display.

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Galaxy S8 packing LG Chem batteries expected to launch at April event

Galaxy S8 packing LG Chem batteries expected to launch at April event

Some new rumors concerning the Galaxy S8 smartphone are making the rounds today that fit in nicely with the big rumor roundup of all we think we know so far about the S8 from earlier this month. This new rumors suggest that the Galaxy S8 smartphone won't be unveiled at MWC 2017 as we would normally expect. Rather, the S8 will launch at a dedicated event that will beheld in NYC in April 2017.

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iPhone 8 with OLED will have Samsung Display curved screen tips source

iPhone 8 with OLED will have Samsung Display curved screen tips source

It's no surprise that the rumors are flying about the coming iPhone 8 that is expected to launch next fall. There are plenty of rumors already flying about the smartphone even though it is far from official at this time. A source claiming to be familiar with Apple's plans says that the company has ordered plastic OLED screens from Samsung Display to use on some version of the phone.

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Galaxy Note 7 investigation done, Samsung wants no more leaks

Galaxy Note 7 investigation done, Samsung wants no more leaks

2016 is nearly over, and Samsung can put its past behind it. Well, almost. That will actually depend on two critical factors: whether the Galaxy S8 will return consumer trust and whether the company’s explanation for the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco will satisfy both consumers and regulators. The former is still a good few months away but the latter might already come before the year ends. Samsung has reportedly concluded its more in-depth investigation into the cause of the explosions, which it could be sharing with the rest of the world really soon.

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The BIG Galaxy S8 rumor roundup: Release date, camera, more!

The BIG Galaxy S8 rumor roundup: Release date, camera, more!

With the Galaxy Note 7 soon to be well and truly dead, it's time to turn our attention toward the Galaxy S8, Samsung's next flagship device. We're not likely to find out any official details until sometime in February at the earliest, but as always, the rumor mill has been churning and pumping out plenty of snippets in the meantime. What can we expect from the Galaxy S8? Here's what the rumors thus far claim.

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Kyocera DuraForce PRO with Sapphire Shield launches at Verizon

Kyocera DuraForce PRO with Sapphire Shield launches at Verizon

The Kyocera DuraForce PRO with Sapphire Shield has launched at Verizon, giving Big Red’s subscribers a new durable phone option. Unlike most Kyocera phones, the DuraForce PRO is fairly pricey at $408 USD, but it does have some notable features, including an IP68 waterproof and dustproof rating and the Sapphire Shield display. The handset is targeted at outdoorsy users, military members, and more.

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iPhone 8’s Apple Pencil connection may go Pro

iPhone 8’s Apple Pencil connection may go Pro

It would appear that Apple is ramping up iPhone 8 abilities with an Apple Pencil connection in anticipation of a Galaxy Note 8. It might seem a bit odd to add a stylus to the iPhone 8 (or iPhone 7s, as it much more likely will be called), but the Apple Pencil has never seemed all that conventional a match with other Apple products. But with a possible iPhone Pro in the mix, it doesn't seem all that out of order.

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Pokemon GO updates never killed cheaters

Pokemon GO updates never killed cheaters

Now that Christmas approaches and the latest Pokemon Event is a atop us, it's not just the Pokemon GO Plus users we're wondering about - it's cheaters. We were to understand that cheaters would be kicked out of Pokemon GO ages ago - that's what the Safety New update was for, wasn't it? Apparently not, as Pokemon GO continues to be plagued with cheaters of all sorts, all around the world - mostly with GPS spoofers.

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Honor Magic launched with 5.09-inch WQHD AMOLED dual curve display

Honor Magic launched with 5.09-inch WQHD AMOLED dual curve display

Honor has launched a new smartphone to celebrate its third anniversary and the device is called the Honor Magic. A couple of the big features of the Magic smartphone are the Kirin 950 processor and the 5.09-inch WQHD AMOLED display. That scene has curved glass over the top that wraps around the edges of the device giving it a curved look.

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BlackBerry gives TCL almost full reign over its smartphones

BlackBerry gives TCL almost full reign over its smartphones

It is perhaps to no one’s surprise. After all the BlackBerry DTEK50, and the DTEK60 as well, were made by Alcatel. Now the two companies are just making things official and public. BlackBerry and Alcatel parent company TCL has announced the signing of a deal that fully brings a chapter in BlackBerry’s history to a close. BlackBerry will simply be licensing its software and brand to TCL, who will the design, make, and sell BlackBerry-branded smartphones, which pretty much makes it the exclusive BlackBerry hardware partner.

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Verizon will kill the Galaxy Note 7 on January 5

Verizon will kill the Galaxy Note 7 on January 5

Verizon has apparently changed its mind, and now states that it will release an update that disables the Galaxy Note 7's ability to charge on January 5, 2017. This follows previous statements to the contrary, with Verizon initially declining to send Samsung's update on to customers. Though the carrier reversed its decision regarding the update, the reasons Verizon gives for the January date are staying the same.

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