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You can try a headline Pixel 3 feature right now

You can try a headline Pixel 3 feature right now

The Google Pixel 3 was revealed to have a new real-time Google Lens feature in its standard camera app today. This newest feature was leaked a little over a week before the full official reveal of the Google Pixel 3 (and 3 XL). In this feature, users get an ever-so-slight change in the way the standard Google Camera works, automatically.

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Pokemon GO Halloween 2018: Legendary Mythical Meltan, Double Candy

Pokemon GO Halloween 2018: Legendary Mythical Meltan, Double Candy

Pokemon GO Halloween 2018 is nearly upon us, and today we're taking a peek at what's about to roll out. This year's event will come after the current madness that is Meltan. That's the Mythical (or is it Legendary?) Pokemon that's been appearing in Pokemon GO over the past week or so, always turning into Ditto whenever it was caught. This is easily one of the strangest tricks Niantic's played thus far on the Pokemon GO public, that's for certain.

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Galaxy S10’s big release surprise (and how you might handle it)

Galaxy S10’s big release surprise (and how you might handle it)

Next year Samsung's set to release a Galaxy S10, and another Galaxy S10, and yet another Galaxy S10. Three different versions of the same device, all with different specifications. Unlike Apple, Samsung will be splitting their three smartphones up into two groups - flat and curved. The Infinity Display will be given to the two more extravagant devices, and the traditional flat display will be given to the least of these. I think Samsung is in for a surprise at the hands of flat display lovers around the world.

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iPhone XS, XS Max battery tests show unimpressive results

iPhone XS, XS Max battery tests show unimpressive results

Reviews, tests, and impressions about the iPhone XS and XS Max are piling up and things aren’t exactly all sunshine and rainbows. While DisplayMate did just crown the iPhone XS Max as the best smartphone display ever and iFixit gave it a passing grade, there are also reports of poor cellular reception and other “papercuts” making early iPhone XS buyers less than amused. The latest benchmark touches on the new iPhones’ battery life and, suffice it to say, Apple’s estimates might have been way too generous.

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Xperia XZ3 gets its own exclusive Google Assistant commands

Xperia XZ3 gets its own exclusive Google Assistant commands

One of Samsung Bixby’s promises was the ability to control almost every aspect of your phone with voice alone. It didn’t take long for LG to offer those same capabilities in the LG G7 ThinQ but, thankfully, it didn’t reinvent the wheel and teamed up with Google instead to perform those commands through Google Assistant. Now Sony is revealing that it had struck the same partnership and has a few special Google Assistant commands that you’ll only be able to use if you own an Xperia XZ3.

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iPhone XS, XS Max reported to have poor cell reception

iPhone XS, XS Max reported to have poor cell reception

The iPhone XS and XS Max are boasted to have improved LTE modems which, for the first time in an iPhone, supports 4x4 MIMO. In fact, that is one of the key things that differentiates the two from the cheaper iPhone XR (aside from the LCD screen, of course). Unfortunately, that advantage might all be for naught with users reporting poor or at least inconsistent RF reception. And to make matters worse, it still isn’t certain whether a firmware update will be enough to fix it.

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iPhone XS Max snatches DisplayMate crown from Galaxy Note 9

iPhone XS Max snatches DisplayMate crown from Galaxy Note 9

And so it begins. In the past, Samsung and Apple each had their own separate thrones in DisplayMate’s kingdom, with Samsung lording it over OLED smartphones while Apple reigned triumphant among LCD mobile screens. With Apple’s switch to OLED in the iPhone X last year, the narrative was destined to become a pendulum swinging back and forth between the frenemies. Now that has become reality with DisplayMate giving the title of best smartphone display ever to Apple just a month after it said the same for the Galaxy Note 9.

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Galaxy P30 could have Samsung’s first fingerprint on display

Galaxy P30 could have Samsung’s first fingerprint on display

Samsung may have not yet given up on in-display fingerprint sensors entirely. There is, after all, the rumor that the Galaxy S10 next year will have such a feature. It might not be Samsung’s first phones to have that, though. Coming from a few leak sources, Samsung could be preparing an appetizer for that, putting a not so special fingerprint on display (FOD) in a certain Galaxy P30 that has yet to reveal its existence, sometime before the Galaxy S10 presumably.

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Pixel 3 leaks again – here’s what we know now

Pixel 3 leaks again – here’s what we know now

The Google Pixel 3 and Google Pixel 3 XL were leaked today from all angles. The Google Pixel 3 leaked so many times, and in so many different ways, at this point, I'm not sure what else there is left to say. Could Google have orchestrated this whole thing? Good gosh they deserve a special set of golden star stickers if they did, of that you can be sure.

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Huawei Mate 20 Pro leak shows square camera array

Huawei Mate 20 Pro leak shows square camera array

This week the folks at Huawei had a bit of a release-level leak with the Huawei Mate 20 Pro. This smartphone is unique in several ways, including in its back-facing camera array. Instead of having cameras all in a line or just side-by-side, this smartphone's cameras are in a square configuration. The array contains three cameras and a dual-LED flash, ready to roll on the next generation of smartphones with LEICA photography finesse.

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Google Discover: How to get The New Search

Google Discover: How to get The New Search

Google's next step after Google Feed is "Google Discover" and it's all about News. Google's describing it a bit differently - they're offering this system up as a set of changes in the way they think about Search. "We're launching a major update to this experience," said Karen Corby, Google Search Group Product Manager, "including a new name, a fresh look, and a brand-new set of features."

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Google Pixel 3 wallpapers leak [UPDATE: APK download]

Google Pixel 3 wallpapers leak [UPDATE: APK download]

Google Pixel 3 looks like it'll have some really top-notch wallpapers on its release in a few weeks. What we're seeing today is a set of images and notes from someone who suggests he's got access to the lot. In the mix are a bunch of things we've seen before, iterated a bit forward, plus some next-level creations that'll make the Pixel 3 unique. We've also re-created or captured new versions of the wallpapers we've only got tiny-version access to otherwise, for your enjoyment.

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