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1 week ago

Where do you watch television shows and movies?

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The days of using a cable provider as the only way to watch your favorite television shows and movies has passed us by.

We're living in an era where you have real choices as to where you get your content. From using Netflix to binge watch entire seasons of shows in just a few days, to using your TiVo to record your shows off of cable and watch them at your leisure.

Since you've got options now, we wanted to know where you choose to watch your television. With that in mind we've got seven options for you in this week's poll: "Netflix," "Hulu," "TiVo," "Chromecast," "Cable," "A combination of apps and services," and "An app or service not listed here."

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1 week ago

Twitter streamlines application process for verified accounts

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Twitter is making it a bit easier for users to apply for "Verified" status — signified by a blue badge icon usually reserved for public figures.

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1 week ago

Deezer is now available for everyone in the U.S.

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Music streaming service Deezer is now widely available in the U.S., meaning that anyone can now sign up for the service. The Spotify and Google Play Music competitor was previously only available in the U.S. to those who signed up from Bose or Sonos, along with Cricket Wireless customers.

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1 week ago

We're giving away a Huawei Watch and an assortment of bands from StrapsCo!

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Smart watches are cool, and they're even better when you can customize them to make them fit your lifestyle and personality. Leather, nylon, mesh, or rubber, thick or thin, sporty, vintage, or classy; there are styles to suit every imaginable taste. We've teamed up with StrapsCo to give one of you a new Huawei Watch and an assortment of bands! Read on and see how to get yourself entered!

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1 week ago

Introducing Go Time — a Pokémon Go podcast!

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Sure on a technical level Pokemon Go is neat, but on a personal level it's something entirely new.

We've talked a lot about Pokémon Go recently. Some of you love it, a lot of you wish we'd be a little less excited about it, but the fact is there's a ton of people playing this game and many of us are actually enjoying the game. We've made new friends, had new adventures, explored parts of our cities we otherwise never would have, and in some ways become healthier human beings. Outside of the technical merits to the game or the explosive popularity, it's just plain fun to get out and enjoy something with new people.

It's a fun conversation to have, and we're going to keep having it in a slightly different format. Welcome to Go Time — a Pokémon Go Podcast!

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1 week ago

Watch Phil tonight on TWiT.tv's 'All About Android'

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Our own fearless leader Phil Nickinson will be the special guest on TWiT.TV's live video podcast "All About Android" tonight at 8 p.m. EDT (5 p.m. PDT).

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1 week ago

Cricket will sell the Alcatel Idol 4 on Aug. 5 for $200 with free VR goggles

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AT&T's no-contract subsidiary Cricket Wireless will begin selling the Alcatel Idol 4 on August 5 for $199.99. It will be bundled with free VR goggles.

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1 week ago

Snapchat adds support for adding Bitmoji in chat or photos

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Snapchat has announced a new partnership with Bitmoji that will allow users of the popular personalized emoji app to use it in chats or images in Snapchat.

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1 week ago

Sony Xperia X Performance and XA are now available in the U.S.

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Should you be waiting for Sony to launch the Xperia X Performance or Xperia XA in the U.S., you're in luck as the two handsets are now available for purchase at participating retailers. Amazon, Best Buy, and Regan Wireless are among the supporting partners who will stock the new Sony hardware in the U.S.

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1 week ago

Watch Georgia Dow and Russell Holly discuss the Pokémon craze on Tech News Today

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Our very own Georgia Dow and Russell Holly were on Tech News Today on TWiT to join host Megan Morrone in discussing the latest tech headlines, as well as some Pokémon for good measure. News stories covered in episode 1557 of the show include the purchase of ARM Holdings by Softbank, Microsoft's Xbox One S and the CBS Star Trek series coming to Netflix.

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1 week ago

Nearly 4,000 show up for Pokémon Go launch event in Toronto

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Close to 4,000 people attended an event in Toronto on Monday to celebrate the Canadian launch of Pokémon Go, formalizing a practice that had been going on unofficially, and on a much smaller scale, since the game launched in the U.S. on July 6.

In the intervening two weeks, it's believed that nearly 6% of Canadian Android owners downloaded the game, though that number has certainly spiked since its official launch on Sunday.


Monday's launch event was organized over Facebook by eSports events company Legacy Gamers. Held at the CN Tower, a well-known Toronto landmark, players rushed to the venue after 8pm in search of friends, enemies, and rare Pokémon.

As we've told you in our many guides, Pokémon Go is at its most exciting and dynamic the more people congregate in a single area. That dynamism is heightened by the presence of Gyms and PokéStops, the reason for the CN Tower's selection, since there are several of both nearby.

There was even a real Pikachu in the crowd.


Some companies were taking advantage of the hoards of people to promote their wares, like this gaming store offering free ice cream to those on Team Valor (go red!).

Despite the crowds there were no security-related issues (the area was cordoned off and protected by police) and everyone seemed to have a good time — the result we want to see after a fortnight of robberies, accidents and negative press.

Thanks to friend of the site @gilbertp23 for the on-site photos.

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1 week ago

Nintendo's market value has doubled since Pokémon Go release

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Nintendo's shares soared another 14.4% on Tuesday, with its market cap more than doubling to $42.5 billion (4.5 trillion yen) since the launch of Pokémon Go on July 6. To put the numbers into perspective, Nintendo is now worth more than Sony, which has a market value of $40 billion.

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1 week ago

LG X Screen with dual display launched in India for ₹12,990

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LG has announced the LG X Screen in India, which packs in a dual display – a 4.93-inch primary display with another 1.76-inch always-on Second Screen. The LG X Screen also features a panic button feature aligned with Government of India's initiative.

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1 week ago

AT&T rolling out July 1 security patch to the Galaxy Note 5

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AT&T is rolling out the July 1 security patch to the Galaxy Note 5. The update comes in at 22.6MB, and increments the build number to MMB29K.N920AUCS2BPG1 and the firmware version to N920AUCS2BPG1. The release notes mention that the build was compiled on July 4, and the patch itself contains fixes from the July 1 update and not those from July 5 (which will likely be rolled into the August update).

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1 week ago

LG's 4K-enabled Action CAM LTE is now available in South Korea

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After announcing the Action CAM LTE earlier this year, LG has commenced sales of the accessory in its home market. The camera has built-in LTE connectivity, letting you stream live video to YouTube without the need to pair with a smartphone.

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