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1 week ago

Canada's antitrust watchdog drops investigation into Google

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While Google is currently in the spotlight over antitrust concerns in other parts of the globe, Canada's Competition Bureau has announced it has dropped its investigation into the company's search practices.

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1 week ago

Hearthstone expansion 'Whispers of the Old Gods' launches on April 26

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Fans of Blizzard's hit collectible card game Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft will be able to get their hands on its latest expansion pack soon. 'Whispers of the Old Gods' has a firm release date of April 26 in the U.S., followed by a release in Europe and Asia on April 27.

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1 week ago

24 hours in the Oculus Rift

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The enemy pilot that has been on my ass for the last 45 seconds finally caught up to me.

It was my own fault. I ran out of debris when I cut left instead of right, and now there's nowhere for me to hide. Alarms are going off all through the cockpit, cracks have formed across the glass canopy, and I've just burned through my countermeasures. There's no way out of this, and just as I start rotating the ship to face my enemy head on, everything explodes. Glass flies inward toward me, and then all of the air in the cockpit is sucked out into space.

In the real world, I exhale deeply and my heart rate increases. It happens every time I die in Eve: Valkyrie, and it's the first of dozens of times my body has reacted physically to something I've seen in the Oculus Rift CV1.

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1 week ago

HTC 10 review: Iconic, impressive, imperfect

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HTC 10

HTC returns in style, with one of the best Android phones of the year so far.

The quick take

After a disappointing couple of release cycles, HTC's 2016 flagship is a confident return to form, and a reason for high-end buyers to start paying attention to the company once again. This impressive all-rounder gets a lot of important things right — performance, build quality and, for the most part, the camera. And although it's trumped by the Galaxy S7 in some key metrics, the HTC 10 is arguably the closest competitor Samsung has right now.

The Good

  • Well-built aluminum unibody
  • Fast performance and clean, uncluttered UI
  • Impressive audio features
  • Capable all-round camera

The Bad

  • Display not great in sunlight
  • Camera focusing can be finicky, particularly in macro
  • Battery life inconsistent, sometimes wildly so
  • Expensive SIM-free price

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1 week ago

HTC 10 pre-orders kick off at Verizon on April 29

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Verizon Wireless will begin taking pre-orders for the upcoming HTC 10 on Friday, April 29. It will also show off the smartphone in its retail stores on that same date for hands-on previews.

Verizon has announced that customers who are interested in checking the phone out first hand will be able to do so in stores on April 29. Shipments are expected to begin in May, and Verizon notes that it will be the first carrier to offer the HTC 10.

Keep in mind, Verizon is offering three months of HBO NOW in addition to paying for your switching costs and allowing you to trade your current phone in for credit on the new HTC 10.

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1 week ago

Google checks more than 6 billion installed apps daily for malware

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Google is continuing to take Android security very seriously, and that shows in the Android Security 2015 Annual Report. Last year, Google announced a reduction of Potentially Harmful Apps (PHA) by nearly half and has kept that momentum up this year. The company now scans around 400 million devices and 6 billion installed apps each day, a huge jump from where it was in 2014.

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1 week ago

Amazon Echo is on sale for $153 for one day only

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Amazon's Deal of the Day includes a 15% discount on the Echo, which is now available for $153. The Amazon Tap is also on sale for $111.

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1 week ago

Moto X Force receives huge discount in India, now on sale for just ₹34,999

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The Moto X Force launched in India for ₹49,999, but you can now pick up the 32GB edition of the phone for as low as ₹34,999 on Flipkart. The e-retailer has slashed ₹15,000 off of the price of the 32GB model, and the 64GB variant has also received a substantial price cut of ₹16,000 and is now available for ₹37,999.

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1 week ago

'I ❤ Android' t-shirts are now available in India!

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Can't get enough of Android? Now you can display your affection for the operating system with this limited-edition "I ❤ Android" t-shirt, available directly in India.

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1 week ago

Global variant of Galaxy S5 starts receiving Marshmallow

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Samsung commenced Marshmallow rollout for the Galaxy S5 in South Korea (SM-G900L) late last month, and the update is now hitting the global variant of the phone (SM-G900F). The SM-G900F variant is sold in Europe, Latin America, and parts of Asia, with the update rolling out to users in Sri Lanka.

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1 week ago

CREO Mark 1 is now available in India for ₹19,999

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The CREO Mark 1 made its debut in the Indian market last week, and the phone is now up for purchase at Flipkart as well as the company's website for ₹19,999.

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1 week ago

LG's interactive website lets you play with the LG G5 and Friends

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LG has created a website that's designed to showcase the LG G5 and its "Friends". Called Play More, the site lets you pair an accessory and a toy, following which you get a video with the two in action.

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1 week ago

Marshmallow rolls out to the T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+

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If you're rocking a Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ on T-Mobile, you'll want to check for an update, as the carrier is now pushing Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow to the curved smartphone.

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1 week ago

U.S. Cellular embraces secure messaging with TigerText partnership

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U.S. Cellular has announced that it will offer its customers a new, easy method of secure messaging, provided by TigerText. Specializing in enterprise messaging, TigerText is offering its secure messaging solutions to both individual and corporate U.S. Cellular customers. Participating customers will be able to pay for the service directly through their bills.

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1 week ago

The HTC 10 is a phone to be excited about [Poll recap]

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In last week's poll we asked whether you were excited about the launch of the HTC 10. New phones tend to get all of us at least a little bit excited, as we see what has changed and what has stayed the same. This launch is no different as plenty of us want to get out hands on that shiny new HTC 10, the big question was whether you the reader were as excited about it.

In first place with a whopping 49.25 percent of the vote, were those of you who voted "Definitely!". In second place, with 23.52 percent of the vote was "Yes, I can't wait to read all about it". "Not really, but maybe they'll surprise me" came up with 14.09 percent of the vote to take third place, and "No" skidded into fourth place with 13.14 percent of the vote. That means that overall, 72.77 percent of you guys were excited to see the HTC 10 launch.

Are you excited for the HTC 10, or has another phone stolen your heart already? Be sure to let us know in the comments below!

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