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Pokemon GO Update’s RAID Bug: a glitch is stealing monsters!

Pokemon GO Update’s RAID Bug: a glitch is stealing monsters!

There's a bug in Pokemon GO at the moment, a bug that appeared with the latest update to the game's files. This most recent bug has to do with RAID Battles with Pokemon Gym users, attackers, defenders, and participants. User find themselves submitting a Pokemon to a Pokemon Gym to either defend a Pokemon Gym or participate in a Pokemon RAID Boss Battle and - poof - their Pokemon is locked away forever, acquiring no coins, battling no monsters.

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Google Pixel 2 predictions and concepts released to excited users

Google Pixel 2 predictions and concepts released to excited users

This morning we're having a peek at a number of images and predictions for the Google Pixel 2. This device will very likely bring about another pair of hits for the company that sells it - Google - with a combination of high-quality hardware and hyper-tuned software. This means swift, responsive mobile action and very likely the best smartphone camera on the market - in at least two sizes.

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As iPhone 8 starts OLED journey, Apple leaving nothing to chance

As iPhone 8 starts OLED journey, Apple leaving nothing to chance

Apple is moving to lock down supplies of one of the most important components for its next-generation iPhone, reportedly pumping cash into LG Display in return for parts exclusivity. The Cupertino firm is, so South Korean sources are reporting, weighing a considerable investment into one of LG Display's production lines, which would be earmarked entirely for Apple's needs. In doing so, Apple could help further shift its reliance away from Samsung.

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This iPhone 8 Touch ID report is getting people worried

This iPhone 8 Touch ID report is getting people worried

A bit of a cautious interpretation of iPhone 8 news is necessary in light of the possibilities. A report from analysts at KGI suggests that Apple is having a bit of a hard time getting an under-OLED display Touch ID sensor to work. As such, some potential user worry has grown a bit out of hand - suggesting they've understood this to mean that there won't be any Touch ID sensor at all.

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The Meizu Pro 7 is making less and less sense

The Meizu Pro 7 is making less and less sense

A second screen on the back of your phone? Sure, we've seen two YotaPhones already. A smaller, full-color LCD screen on the back of your phone? Maybe. It's just a variation of the LG Second Screen or Samsung Edge Screen right? But how about one that's large enough to play games, presumably using touch? OK, that might be stretching things too far. But if this latest leak is anywhere near the mark, then that's the rather absurd feature that the Meizu Pro 7 will have when it comes out.

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OnePlus 5 stereo recording doesn’t invert, and that’s bad

OnePlus 5 stereo recording doesn’t invert, and that’s bad

OnePlus just can't seem to catch a break. Which isn't exactly surprising considering how they themselves painted a large target on their back by boasting about being the flagship killer and never settling for anything less. Although less egregious than its "natural" jelly scrolling effect, this "non-inverted" stereo audio recording is going to throw of some users, especially those who love to capture memories on their smartphones.

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Galaxy S8 Active hits FCC with massive bumpers, AT&T mark

Galaxy S8 Active hits FCC with massive bumpers, AT&T mark

The Galaxy S8 Active's existence is really no longer in doubt.Even Samsung pretty much confirmed it before yanking out its only "official" leak. But now that the smartphone, with a model number of SM-G892A, has appeared at the FCC, that not only means that it exists, it might also be coming soon. And though we don't exactly have more details to work with, the filing does at least show what the rugged Galaxy S8 variant will look like, at least from the back.

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OnePlus 5 flipped screen might be the cause of jelly scrolling

OnePlus 5 flipped screen might be the cause of jelly scrolling

It turns out, OnePlus may have been telling the truth, but it's a truth that is empty and unreassuring for its customers. Responding to complaints about the jelly scrolling affecting some OnePlus 5 units, the OEM insisted that there is no manufacturing defect, no QA lapse, and no software bug. The effect is completely "natural". What OnePlus may have meant is that the effect is a natural consequence of having put the display panel upside down, which is also an intentional design, not an accident.

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Galaxy Note 7 Fan Edition launches in South Korea on July 7

Galaxy Note 7 Fan Edition launches in South Korea on July 7

If you were a big fan of Samsung's Galaxy Note 7, you might be happy to hear that 2016's ill-fated exploding smartphone will soon be making a return. The manufacturer has announced that it will begin selling refurbished units, dubbed Galaxy Note 7 Fan Edition, in its home country of South Korea starting on July 7th. This comes after last year's worldwide recall that saw every Note 7 returned due to a battery design that caused some phones to burst into flames.

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Nova launcher update: new Pixely tricks, old Androids [APK Download]

Nova launcher update: new Pixely tricks, old Androids [APK Download]

Wait, you might be saying - didn't Google Now come to Nova before? Yes, sort of - today's update is about stability and the launch of Nova 5.3, specifically. While the "Nova Google Companion" is still necessary, Android purists will find this update to bring about a much more user-friendly set of features. The update includes a new version of the app in the Google Play store, but the APK is being released ahead of that update.

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Google Fi’s mystery phone may be Moto X4

Google Fi’s mystery phone may be Moto X4

By the end of the year here in 2017, Google Fi will have a new smartphone for sale. This device was revealed to be part of the company's plans earlier this week - and today the actual model has been leaked. Much like what we'd anticipated in our crystal ball analysis of the situation, the tip given today is that Motorola will be part of the Project Fi experience in not too long.

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InkCase i7 Review : iPhone gets another face

InkCase i7 Review : iPhone gets another face

This week I've been working with both versions of the InkCase i7 - one for the smaller iPhone, one for the Plus. Both are from the newest generation of e-ink case from the folks at Oaxis, who've made these cases for the following people: "adventurers, bookworms, the businessperson, selfie-takers, and everyone else." Thus far I've found the case to be not only interesting, but helpful and downright fun, too.

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