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COVID-19 could’ve ended Pokemon GO; Instead, it’s exploding

COVID-19 could’ve ended Pokemon GO; Instead, it’s exploding

At the dawn of pandemic here in the year 2020, Niantic enacted changes to their GPS-centric games, starting with Pokemon GO. COVID-19 quarantine could have ended the reign of the most popular location-based game in the world - but instead, Niantic turned a nightmare into an opportunity. They're still working with augmented reality, and they still encourage you to get up and walk around - but they don't require that you leave the safety of your own home. Several key changes to the Pokemon GO app allowed Niantic to have their most profitable week of the year 2020 thus far.

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Low-cost iPhone case shows up at retailers hinting at imminent launch

Low-cost iPhone case shows up at retailers hinting at imminent launch

Despite all the events unfolding around the COVID-19 pandemic, Apple has been expected to still push through with its new product launches. It did so almost two weeks ago with the new iPad Pros but curiously missing was the low-cost iPhone that was also expected to debut at the end of the month. Apple probably just wanted to give the 2020 iPad Pros their time in the spotlight because if this leak about the iPhone SE 2 or iPhone 9 is accurate, we might finally see it as early as Sunday.

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Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are no longer available from Google

Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are no longer available from Google

Smartphones come and go but more often than not you can expect them to be available for more than a year. That's not the case with Google's Pixel phones, however, as these seem to have a shelf life of one year, at least as far as Google's own store goes. Just like its predecessor, the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL have now disappeared from there, clearing the market for the Pixel 4 and perhaps even an upcoming Pixel 4a.

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LG V60 ThinQ 5G and its Dual Screen apparently work with Active Styluses

LG V60 ThinQ 5G and its Dual Screen apparently work with Active Styluses

When it comes to phones with styluses, Samsung's Galaxy Note is pretty much the only serious game in town. Yes, there are some that hide a stylus inside, like LG's Stylo/Stylus line, but these are pretty much just glorified sticks that are not exactly that different from the cheap ones you can buy with rubber or plastic tips. There have been a few random surprises, like the Moto Z4 last year. It turns out, LG might have a hidden surprise as well waiting for those who buy into its V60 ThinQ 5G and its Dual Screen promise.

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LG G series phone line ended, what’s next? [UPDATE: LG statement]

LG G series phone line ended, what’s next? [UPDATE: LG statement]

Notes from LG this week suggested they're switching gears when it comes to smartphones in 2020 and beyond. Where they've been pushing a headline "G" brand series for the past 8 years, they'll fold two lines into one. Instead of releasing a "G" and a "V" each year, they'll just release a "V"... but they'll also have a new phone. So will anything really change?

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OpenTable update expands to grocery store lines and retail

OpenTable update expands to grocery store lines and retail

OpenTable generally works with restaurants to allow reservations for tables. Now, with the latest update to OpenTable, users will be able to reserve times to shop at their favorite retail or grocery store. Not all supermarkets or other stores are onboard right out the gate, but a few certainly seem to be ready to take up with the collaboration. This update to OpenTable will be available soon - if not immediately.

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LG V60 ThinQ 5G official video released to remind you it’s still coming

LG V60 ThinQ 5G official video released to remind you it’s still coming

Dismal Galaxy S20 sales, Huawei P40 announcement, new Apple iPad Pros, are just some of the highlights in the mobile industry the past few days. Given the situation around the world, it has been a slow and uncertain trudge for that market but the world keeps on turning and products still need to start selling. And just to remind consumers it hasn't disappeared because of the novel coronavirus, LG has released a promotional video highlighting the LG V60 that you can buy, along with its Dual Screen partner, starting next week.

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OnePlus phones could finally get an Always-on Display feature

OnePlus phones could finally get an Always-on Display feature

OnePlus has always prided itself on its more direct connection with its customers compared to giant companies like Samsung and Apple. It claims to always consider what users ask for but one thing that those users felt has been repeatedly ignored is the request for an Always-on Display or AOD feature. At long last, OnePlus has officially put that feature on its roadmap but it might not be a done deal yet, depending on how its tests turn out.

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OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro leaks prepare us for what’s coming next month

OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro leaks prepare us for what’s coming next month

With the Huawei P40 series out of the bag, the next high-profile early 2020 flagship left is OnePlus'. Not unless HTC has a surprise waiting for its remaining fans. Like any other premium phone these days, the OnePlus 8 and its Pro sibling have all but been leaked entirely. That's not to say we know with absolute certainty that the phones will turn out like these but, judging from the sources and the consistency of information, this is pretty much what we can expect from the OnePlus 8 and the OnePlus 8 Pro.

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As COVID-19 spreads, phone sales tumble, and China suffers most

As COVID-19 spreads, phone sales tumble, and China suffers most

Global smartphone market shipment data showed a slowing in sales by 14% in the month of February. Information from Counterpoint Research suggested that this trend isn't about to end. Counterpoint senior analyst Jean Park went so far as to say "the worst is yet to come." This has a bit to do with the prediction that this pandemic will be similar to previous world pandemic events - with a double peak, one in Q4 2020, and another in the first quarter of 2021.

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OnePlus 8 Pro renders reveal a more traditional and classic design

OnePlus 8 Pro renders reveal a more traditional and classic design

Smartphones today are not only becoming more powerful, they're also becoming slightly a bit eccentric in their appearance. Never mind the notches and punch-holes on the screen, their backs are becoming visually busier, courtesy of a growing number of cameras and sensors there. Not one to always jump on the latest fads, it seems that OnePlus is putting a bit of sanity to its design, with the OnePlus 8 Pro sporting something that is both familiar and also a bit less flashy.

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Galaxy Fold is finally getting Android 10 with One UI 2.1

Galaxy Fold is finally getting Android 10 with One UI 2.1

When you pay nearly $2,000 for a phone, you can be forgiven for expecting to be given some special treatment. Especially if that phone is practically a show of faith and support in the expensive experiments of the company. Unfortunately, that was definitely not the case with Samsung's first foldable phone but, at long last, the Galaxy Fold is finally getting an overdue Android 10 update.

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