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Stop buying Galaxy S6: Here’s why

Stop buying Galaxy S6: Here’s why

Today I need to warn you that buying a Samsung Galaxy S6 - in any condition - is no longer worth the hassle. I warn you of this because the Samsung Galaxy S6 is now officially outside the realm of regular security updates. Once a smartphone is outside the span of time in which security updates are released, said phone becomes too dangerous for most average users to use.

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Firefox Reality download released: VR and AR in early mode

Firefox Reality download released: VR and AR in early mode

Just in time for the AR explosion, Mozilla revealed their first version of Firefox Reality. That's a Firefox web browser for VR and AR platforms - mixed reality, in other words. This is a web browser made to appear in virtual reality, augmented reality, and in a way that allows simple VR and AR control.

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HTC U12+ coming in a few weeks

HTC U12+ coming in a few weeks

It might be a do or die launch for HTC next month. Skipping CES and MWC and steering clear of any other major device announcement, sources are saying that the Taiwanese company is preparing to unveil its first and perhaps only flagship smartphone in early May. If the leaks are anything to go by, the HTC U12+, as it is being called, could be a breath of fresh air amidst the growing number of notched smartphones. That, however, might not be enough to carry it, and HTC’s smartphone business, forward for long.

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Galaxy S6 line will no longer get updates, security fixes [UPDATE]

Galaxy S6 line will no longer get updates, security fixes [UPDATE]

Samsung is notorious for its slow and sometimes even non-existent update. But it seems that at least with the Galaxy S6 brood, the OEM did well by its customers. Although it’s definitely sad news to hear that the Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge+, and Galaxy S6 Active will no longer be getting even security updates, the three-year-old smartphones have actually lived a good life, having seen two major Android updates and security fixes until February.

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Pixel mid-range model tipped for summer release

Pixel mid-range model tipped for summer release

Google is pushing ahead with plans to release a mid-range Pixel smartphone, according to sources who have leaked the company's alleged plans. The mid-range model is said to be one of multiple devices Google has in the pipeline for launch this summer, with the company specifically targeting it at emerging markets like India. The mid-range Pixel will be cheaper than existing Pixel 2 handsets.

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OnePlus 6 release secrets spun in pink dust

OnePlus 6 release secrets spun in pink dust

Today OnePlus itself revealed a tiny bit about its next smartphone in the OnePlus 6. This device is aimed at replicating the successes of its predecessors in functionality, including speedy performance and speedy battery charging. As such, it's no major surprise to see the first part of this teaser from OnePlus. The rest we've gathered up for a more complete picture.

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PUBG Mobile: Bots, Mice, and Keyboards

PUBG Mobile: Bots, Mice, and Keyboards

When you play PUBG Mobile, you're not playing JUST other PUBG Mobile gamers. Instead, as we've found, some players aren't playing on their mobile devices. Other players aren't players at all - they're bots. It would appear that the game is only partially populated by real mobile users. The rest are big fat liars, cheats, and artificial intelligence.

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Latios’ Pokemon GO appearance rattles Mew Quest Seekers

Latios’ Pokemon GO appearance rattles Mew Quest Seekers

Both Latios and Latias appeared in Pokemon GO on the 2nd of April, 2018, for the first time ever. These Pokemon are amongst the first Legendary Pokemon to appear in the game that were originally discovered in the Hoenn region - that's Gen 3. These Pokemon will appear in the game for a limited time, and they'll only appear in Pokemon GO Raid Battles while they're here.

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ROBLOX is like a Ready Player One game, with Pokemon

ROBLOX is like a Ready Player One game, with Pokemon

Like thousands of other moviegoers this past weekend, I saw Ready Player One in the theater for the first time. Imagine my surprise when I went home and discovered a game on my smartphone that had the same basic concept as the movie I'd just seen. Granted, the graphics are about a decade older than they really should be, but ROBLOX has the basic concept ready to roll. And it should be, since the original version of the game was released all the way back in 2006.

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An Android Go Pixel phone called Desire: Google’s potential

An Android Go Pixel phone called Desire: Google’s potential

In the summer of 2018 there'll likely be a new Google Pixel in town - this time with Android Go onboard. Word from India this week is that the next big hardware release from Google will be in a Pixel, but a Pixel that's far cheaper than what's been released in the past. What better way to compliment the Google Assistant global takeover than with a phone everyone can afford?

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LG G7 launch nears, with unexpected Galaxy S9 copycat feature

LG G7 launch nears, with unexpected Galaxy S9 copycat feature

The LG G7's reveal date has been the subject of a lot of speculation recently. Typically, we would have expected LG to have revealed its spring flagship by now - after all, both the G5 and the G6 were introduced at Mobile World Congress during their respective release years. Then came the reports that the G7 wouldn't arrive until sometime in the summer, with LG looking to put some space between it and Samsung's Galaxy S9.

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OPPO R15, R15 Pro launched with a notch

OPPO R15, R15 Pro launched with a notch

OPPO is not one to shy away from adopting the hottest trends, even at the risk of being called a copycat. For one of China’s biggest smartphone brands, it just means being able to address the demands of the market, especially of the young. At a two and a half hour TV event, OPPO launched the OPPO R15 and the OPPO R15 Pro delivering exactly what that young market wants: popular actors, shiny gradients, high-resolution selfies, and, of course, a notch.

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