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Meet Wild Joker, “The Dude” of Pokemon GO

Meet Wild Joker, “The Dude” of Pokemon GO

Let me share with you a story of positivity in the global monster game Pokemon GO. Thanks to the Pokemon GO player known to Imgur as Acentrella, we've been introduced to the epic and unforgettable Wild Joker. If Jeffrey "The Dude" Lebowski lived in Arizona in the year 2016, there's little doubt in my mind that he'd be in a situation much like the Wild Joker.

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How the Galaxy S8 “Beast Mode” will work (and already has)

How the Galaxy S8 “Beast Mode” will work (and already has)

But what good is an extra boost of smartphone processor power when a Samsung Galaxy S8 smartphone from the year 2017 is already more powerful than necessary? A number of things are already obvious about the not-yet-revealed next device in Samsung's Galaxy line of smartphones. We can safely assume it'll be more powerful than the Galaxy S7, for example - a device that already has more power than any mobile app on the market today can make use of.

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Prankster changes SSID of smartphone to Galaxy Note 7, flight nearly diverted

Prankster changes SSID of smartphone to Galaxy Note 7, flight nearly diverted

There are places for pranks and jokes and there there are places where you don't want to joke. A passenger on Virgin America flight 358 from San Francisco to Boston found this out the hard way after he changed the SSID of his wireless device to Samsung Galaxy Note7_1097 during the flight. The passenger was apparently using his smartphone and a hotspot during the flight.

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LG V20, Huawei Mate 9 tied in DxOMark ranking

LG V20, Huawei Mate 9 tied in DxOMark ranking

Don't worry, Google. The Pixel remains the top dog in DxOMark's list. The LG V20 and Huawei Mate 9, despite their impressive specs and improved performance, don't even come close. Under DxOMark's usual battery of tests, the two scored the exact same 85, differing only in the details. While both sported dual lens cameras, they each interpreted the feature differently. Sadly, neither was able to achieve the pinnacle of mobile photography that itS peers are trying just as hard to grab.

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iPhone 8’s OLED display may be best ever

iPhone 8’s OLED display may be best ever

It seems that all the ducks are lining up for an iPhone 8 next year (or in 2018) that will definitely sport an OLED screen rather than an LCD one. At least that seems to be the atmosphere among component suppliers that are girding up their loins for a drought in the coming months until Apple starts the engines for the 2017 iPhone model. Apple’s Flexible Printed Circuit Board (FPCB) suppliers are preparing products that can be used on Apple’s OLED iPhone screens, further fanning the flames of speculation.

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Huawei Honor 8 to get Android 7.0 Nougat via EMUI 5.0

Huawei Honor 8 to get Android 7.0 Nougat via EMUI 5.0

The Honor 8, from Huawei’s sub-brand, might not be the super premium, not to mention super expensive, Huawei Mate 9, but that doesn’t mean it’s an underdog. In addition to flagship specs packed into a somewhat mid-range price, the Honor 8 has also been promised at least two years’ worth of software updates. Making good on its promise, Honor will be rolling out the smartphone’s first major update in two months. While EMUI 5.0, Huawei’s latest custom Android experience, is big news already for Huawei/Honor fans, even better news is the fact that it comes with Android 7.0 Nougat in tow.

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Pokemon GO Apple Watch update live (vs Pokemon GO Plus)

Pokemon GO Apple Watch update live (vs Pokemon GO Plus)

This morning the Pokemon GO update Apple Watch users have been waiting for has gone entirely live. This version of the Pokemon GO app will only be coming to the iPhone for use in collaboration with the Apple Watch. This version of the app will enable features sort-of similar to those offered on the original Niantic wearable device, the Pokemon GO Plus.

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BlackBerry Mercury could be the Android innovator in 2017

BlackBerry Mercury could be the Android innovator in 2017

2017 is bound to have its share of impressive Android phones, but one you may want to begin paying attention to is the BlackBerry Mercury. Thus far, Blackberry has been tight-lipped about what to expect in the Mercury, but a number of leaks and reports have painted a fairly clear picture nonetheless. Should these turn out to be true, then the Mercury could end up being one of the most unique Android phones of the year.

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WhatsApp update: how to edit and delete messages

WhatsApp update: how to edit and delete messages

This week the folks at WhatsApp have updated their app to include the ability to edit and delete messages with one big caveat. If the messages have been read, they'll no longer be able to be edited or deleted. This update will be available for download soon- we'll be including the link to the download as soon as it becomes available in the post you're reading right this minute.

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Kamerar ZOOM iPhone 7 Plus accessory adds telephoto and fisheye lenses

Kamerar ZOOM iPhone 7 Plus accessory adds telephoto and fisheye lenses

Masses of people all around the world rely exclusively on their smartphone for photography. We always have smartphone with us therefore we always have cameras. If you are an iPhone 7 Plus user there is a new photography accessory for the big iPhone that will add dual lenses to the mix giving you some new photographic options. The accessory is called Kamerar ZOOM.

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Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) renders shown off

Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) renders shown off

If you are the sort of smartphone user who only really cares that the device works for calls, texts, and the occasional Facebook when the boss isn't looking and doesn't like to be stuck to a long contract with high monthly rates, a cheaper more mediocre phone might be for you. Samsung has a new Galaxy J7 (2017) in the works and some renderings have leaked. Those renderings show a device that looks rather premium while presumably being much cheaper than the Galaxy S line of devices.

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T-Mobile One Plus makes HD video streaming more affordable

T-Mobile One Plus makes HD video streaming more affordable

If you remember when T-Mobile One first came out the carrier wanted us all to think that it was going to be a cheaper way to get unlimited data, but there was one big catch. That catch had to do with the way T-Mobile limited streaming video to 480p streams only on the plan. You could get HD streaming, but to do so cost you a whopping $25 more per line. That caveat has been addressed somewhat with the new T-Mobile One Plus plan that was just announced.

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