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Samsung Galaxy S8 hands-on with Galaxy S8+ – To Infinity & beyond

Samsung Galaxy S8 hands-on with Galaxy S8+ – To Infinity & beyond

There's a whole lot riding on the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ in 2017. Samsung's new flagship Android smartphones - clocking in at 5.8-inches and 6.2-inches respectively - debut a new "Infinity Display" with razor-thin bezels, a promising voice agent called Bixby, and make the case for why a Galaxy phone should be at the center of the Internet of Things. In short, not only do they have to mount a pre-emptive attack on the iPhone 8, but the S8 and S8+ need to give their creator some much-needed good news.

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Huawei Honor 8 Pro, a.k.a. Honor V9, seen in Russia

Huawei Honor 8 Pro, a.k.a. Honor V9, seen in Russia

A rose by any other name, as the quote goes. Huawei sub-brand is not above using different names for the same phones that are available in different markets, whether to keep things exciting or confusing. Case in point is the Honor 8 Pro, which, by name, seems to take after the Honor 8 and Honor 8 Lite. But you won't be blamed if it looks and sounds familiar, because it is pretty much the same Honor V9 that was launched in China late last month.

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HTC U (Ocean) has a new kind of touch surface

HTC U (Ocean) has a new kind of touch surface

Even though tomorrow will be all about the Galaxy S8, HTC is sneaking into headlines this afternoon with a couple of interesting new rumors about its upcoming phone. Specifically, we're hearing about some features that will be present in the next phone in the HTC U lineup - confusing called simply "HTC U."

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Pokemon GO Water Event update, plus how to get Red Gyarados

Pokemon GO Water Event update, plus how to get Red Gyarados

Shiny Pokemon have invaded Pokemon GO and the Pokeuniverse will never be the same - at least as far as shiny Magikarp is concerned. The one Pokemon that has the masses attention during the Pokemon GO Water Festival event going on now is Red Gyarados - also known as Ruby Gyarados or Shiny Gyarados. This alternate-color Gyarados comes from just one place: a Shiny Magikarp - and finding him or her is not particularly easy.

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Moto X 2017 leak reveals dual cameras, Snapdragon 625

Moto X 2017 leak reveals dual cameras, Snapdragon 625

Both CES and MWC 2017 have come and gone but Motorola has been relatively silent on its other smartphone lines. While it did unveil the 5th gen Moto G, it hasn't said a word yet about a new Moto X or even a new Moto E. This latest leak, however, seems to reaffirm that, yes, the 2017 Moto X is still a thing. But more than just giving a glimpse at its near final body, we're also seeing some confirmation of features, which include a dual camera system.

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OnePlus 3T Midnight Black limited edition now in the US

OnePlus 3T Midnight Black limited edition now in the US

Black is the new black, or at least as far as high-gloss black smartphones are concerned. Ever the contrarian, OnePlus is adding a different twist. It's not glossy mind you, but not its usual matte or old standstone either. It's all black but still also all metal, giving the new OnePlus 3T Midnight Black a very dark visage while still keeping the surface free of fingerprints. But if you have your heart set on this, better be quick on those fingers. There's no telling how long this limited edition will last.

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Spoiler Alert: Samsung Galaxy S8 event last-minute expectations

Spoiler Alert: Samsung Galaxy S8 event last-minute expectations

Everything we’re expecting at the Samsung Unpacked event this week centers on the Samsung Galaxy S8. This device has been leaked from nearly every angle and in every single way - so much so that there’s more of a question of what we don’t know than what we do. In addition to the details on the Galaxy S8 itself, there’s more we expect: a PC dock for the phone, fast charging, USB-C action, and other oddities in the mobile space.

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Android O Pixel Launcher released (unofficially) [APK Download]

Android O Pixel Launcher released (unofficially) [APK Download]

The Pixel launcher has been torn from the heart of the Android O developer preview update released last week, APK’ed today. The one thing better than getting a whole new version of Android for those with little time on their hands is a launcher. In this case, it means getting the look and the feel of the newest and most updated smartphones in the world without going through the effort - or dishing out the cash - to get that experience in its original form. Today all you’ve got to do is download a file - sort of.

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Facebook Messenger update: Live Location is now watching you [APK download]

Facebook Messenger update: Live Location is now watching you [APK download]

Live Location is now part of Facebook Messenger whether you want it or not - whether you’re all about seeing where your significant others are at all times, or never wanted to know that information in the first place. For those that do not yet have access to this feature, we’re running down the ways in which it can be accessed on both iOS for iPhone and iPad and on Android for a wide variety of devices. This update is live server-side, now all users need to do is update their apps to make it happen.

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Apple didn’t copy iPhone design in China, says Beijing court

Apple didn’t copy iPhone design in China, says Beijing court

Apple has finally caught a break in its rather tumultuous relationship with the Chinese market. The Cupertino-based company has long been trying to woo one of the world's largest smartphone markets with mixed results. While iPhones are indeed popular in China, Apple has been experiencing rather strong opposition not just from rivals but also from government agencies and patent holding entities. At least Apple has gotten a slight reprieve now that the Beijing Intellectual Property Court has overturned a previous ruling that found Apple guilty of copying a design patent for the iPhone 6.

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Galaxy S8 leak spills all the beans days before official unveil

Galaxy S8 leak spills all the beans days before official unveil

By the time Samsung finally and officially reveals the Galaxy S8 this week, it will be doing so in front of an audience that knows practically all there is to know about the smartphone. Not that it might matter as far as sales will go, though it's still an amusing thought to consider. Leaks like this latest dump to come from WinFuture basically leave no stone unturned. And suffice it to say, we might be looking at a high-end smartphone that is going to try hard to recover from last year's fiasco.

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New red iPhone 7 already modded with black display on front

New red iPhone 7 already modded with black display on front

Apple's new (PRODUCT)RED iPhone 7 and 7 Plus have just launched, and it's hard to argue against how awesome the color looks on the iconic smartphone. Well, on the back side, that is. What you can argue against is Apple's choice to go with the white plate on the display side of the device as opposed to black. This is, of course, a purely subjective criticism, but it's one that many users have been vocal about online.

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