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Samsung Galaxy S8 could sport “3D Touch” feature

Samsung Galaxy S8 could sport “3D Touch” feature

The rumors, as well as expectations, about Samsung’s next flagship smartphone are starting to pile up, and the Galaxy S8 is starting to look like a mish-mash of features, not all of them exceptional. In this latest installment, sources are claiming that Samsung is looking into adding a pressure-sensitive display to the smartphone. In a nutshell, this would allow the Galaxy S8 to have a feature that is, perhaps, more popularly known as the Force Touch or 3D Touch on Apple’s Apple Watch. iPhones., and even trackpads.

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Huawei Mate 9 Pro is the Porsche Design sans Porsche Design

Huawei Mate 9 Pro is the Porsche Design sans Porsche Design

Earlier this month, Huawei made a big grab for the smartphone market when it unveiled not just the Huawei Mate 9 but also a limited edition, and expensive, Porsche Design Mate 9. Not surprising but still disappointing, the Mate 9 paled in a few places compared to the luxury version, leaving interested buyers in a sort of no man’s land in terms of specs and price. Well, not if you live in China, where Huawei has just unveiled the Huawei Mate 9 Pro, which has the same specs as the Porsche Design, but without the design, branding, and price that comes with the latter.

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OnePlus 4 spec rumor might sound too good to be true

OnePlus 4 spec rumor might sound too good to be true

With the year nearly over, it’s time to start speculating on next year’s smartphone champs. And although OnePlus has yet to officially unveil its “OnePlus 3T” (or just “T”) smartphone with its Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor, it doesn’t mean we can’t already start talking about the OnePlus 4. A new leak on Chinese social network Weibo lists specs for OnePlus’ 2017 race horse, and it looks more like a Christmas wish list than an actual feasible plan based on OnePlus’ track record.

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Pixel Launcher tricks expand while Arrow Launcher updates

Pixel Launcher tricks expand while Arrow Launcher updates

The Google Pixel launcher for Android is now available for more phones than just Google's own. Google doesn't necessarily have anything to do with the working abilities of the launcher beyond Pixel and Pixel XL - but it is what it is. At the same time, Microsoft has updated its own Arrow Launcher to take on what Google has with their Pixel phones.

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How I left the Echo Chamber: Part I – Disabling Facebook News

How I left the Echo Chamber: Part I – Disabling Facebook News

Earlier this year I disabled Facebook's News section because of its highly filtered way of doing business. As a writer it's important that I see the internet in as pure a fashion as possible. I don't often visit Facebook for much other than to share photos of my family and friends and to converse with my family and friends. But this news section drew my eye and showed me how terrible the viral nature of "News" sharing was today - so I shut it off completely.

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Pokemon GO update: next event before Thanksgiving plus forecast

Pokemon GO update: next event before Thanksgiving plus forecast

The next Pokemon GO event will be taking place starting this weekend and running until the 23rd of November. This allows the span of the event to command the time in the week before Thanksgiving begins, then ends the day before that holiday begins. This pre-holiday event takes place in three areas in Japan - but for those of you that don't live on that side of the sea, there's also some good news.

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Samsung Harman acquisition could out-pace Apple

Samsung Harman acquisition could out-pace Apple

Today Samsung Electronics Co. announced that they are in negotiations with US-based Harman International Industries, Inc., in an $8-billion all-cash deal. This will easily make for Samsung's biggest acquisition in its history as an electronics maker, and launches the company into the auto industry with swiftness. This buy could also act as another jolt to the automotive industry for refresh rate - a jolt for an industry notorious for being more cautious and conservative than quick to change.

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200,000 LG V20 units sold in the US in just 10 days

200,000 LG V20 units sold in the US in just 10 days

Perhaps LG’s return to straightforward functionality is actually paying off. It might be too early to tell, but the company is already boasting of very positive LG V20 numbers within just 10 days of kicking off sales of the smartphone in the US. It claims that around 200,000 units have been sold within that time frame, averaging at 20,000 units per day. While perhaps not the highest on record, it’s definitely twice rate its V10 predecessor enjoyed last year.

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How I use Google Daydream without a View headset (with Cardboard)

How I use Google Daydream without a View headset (with Cardboard)

Google Pixel users are now able to work and play with Google Daydream without the official Google Daydream View headset. While Google would rather that Daydream VR users use their first Daydream View headset, for sale in their store, there's another way to do it. Google has graciously allowed the Google Daydream environment to be fiddled with by anyone in an effort to draw developers for massive app and game creation.

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Reasons why Google’s Pixel 2 could be the best phone ever

Reasons why Google’s Pixel 2 could be the best phone ever

As we’re busy heaping praise on the Google Pixel, one interesting factoid has come out that suggest what Google does next might really blow the iPhone away. It’s not new camera features; many would argue that’s not necessary anyway. It’s also now a new processor, though we’re entirely sure that’s coming as well. Next time, it’ll be all about partnerships and how much time Google has to focus in on how to build what could be the best phone ever, hands down.

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Samsung itself is hesitating on foldable phones, says report

Samsung itself is hesitating on foldable phones, says report

Just when you thought that Samsung is really close to launching a foldable smartphone next year, it seems that it’s still not a sure deal. Or if it does come, it will be even more limited than the eccentric and curved Galaxy Round. According to reports, the embattled Korean OEM is indeed already capable of producing a foldable smartphone by late 2017, albeit in small quantities. Uncharacteristic of Samsung, however, is the report that the company is actually exercising caution, having second thoughts about the feasibility of such a product.

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This is the Project Ara modular smartphone we could have had

This is the Project Ara modular smartphone we could have had

The dream of a truly modular smartphone is dead. Or at least the dream of having a consumer product by 2017. While the LG G5 and Moto Z sort of foreshadow what is possible, the fulfillment of the ideal modular smartphone died when Google killed off Project Ara, leaving us to wonder what could have been. Fortunately, the folks over at Phandroid were able to get their hands on one of the later iterations of the near complete Project Ara smartphone, revealing details of the stillborn mobile device.

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