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Pokémon Go: the ultimate guide


Once you've learned the basics, it's time to dive deeper into Pokémon Go.

If you're here it's because you want to become the best Pokémon trainer that you can be. If you're just getting started with Pokémon Go, then you should check out our guide to getting started before diving in here. This guide is for those of you who are grinding levels, capturing Pokémon and taking over Gyms.

As you know by now, there is a lot going on with Pokémon Go, and we're going to detail most of it out for you here.

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BlackBerry DTEK50 priced at $429, launching in Canada with five carriers


While BlackBerry's latest Android phone, the DTEK50, has something of an impenetrable and vexing name, it will be widely available in Canada when it arrives in early August.

There are two main ways to purchase the phone, and while we don't have carrier pricing right now, ultimately the best place to buy it will be ShopBlackBerry, the company's e-commerce store.

Direct from BlackBerry

Shipping August 8th for $429, which includes a 12,600mAh battery pack, the DTEK50 will come unlocked through the BlackBerry Store, compatible with all then major Canadian carriers.

See at ShopBlackBerry

From the carriers

While we don't have carrier pricing just yet, we know which carriers the DTEK50 will be sold at in Canada:

  • Rogers
  • Bell
  • Telus
  • Wind Mobile
  • SaskTel

If history is anything to go by, the phone will be roughly the same price as its unlocked counterpart — $430 or so — when purchased outright, and $0 on a 2-year contract.

It's possible more carriers will be added to the list in the coming weeks, and we'll update this page when links to the existing ones go live.

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Don't Blink — PlayStation VR is available for pre-order again in the UK!


This is not a drill!

If you're interested in grabbing a PlayStation VR this year, pre-order is the way to do it. Sony has sold out of their pre-orders on multiple occasions now, but it looks like you can grab a spot in line right now if you're in the UK. Take a look over at VR Heads for the details!

PlayStation VR is available to pre-order again in the UK!

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Best cases for OnePlus 3

Best cases for OnePlus 3

What are the best cases for the OnePlus 3?

Your brand new OnePlus 3 has an all-aluminum body that looks great but could use a little protection (and maybe some jazzing up). The ideal case will fit perfectly, keep your phone safe from your daily grind, and look fantastic. We know exactly what you're looking for.

OnePlus 3 Protective Case

OnePlus 3 Rosewood case

The protective cases by OnePlus are more than just interchangeable backings for your OnePlus 3; they really do offer excellent protection that wraps around the corners of the phone and keeps your hardware safe. You can only buy them directly from OnePlus.

The cases are light, thin, and don't add any unnecessary bulk or weight to your OnePlus 3. They're available in Sandstone (the iconic look from previous generations of the OnePlus), Karbon, Black Apricot, Bamboo, and Rosewood (pictured here). All the cases are made from the actual material they're named for, as well as PC or kevlar for additional strength and durability.

For a case that's got a unique look and feel and is crafted exclusively for the OnePlus 3, the Protective Case in all its variations is the one for you.

See at OnePlus

OtterBox case

OtterBox in Cardinal Red OnePlus 3

OtterBox, the go-to name in phone protection and style, is available for the OnePlus 3 exclusively via the OnePlus website. The hard outer layer and shock-absorbing inner layer of silicone keep your phone just like new, no matter what your day throws your way.

The newer versions of OtterBox cases are slimmer and lighter, so you won't have significant size and weight added to your OnePlus 3. The textured back surface and sides make for secure handling, and the cases come in Saharan White, Dark Matter, and Cardinal Red (pictured here).

For trusted protection of your OnePlus 3 from a brand that's made its name synonymous with durability and damage protection, check out the OtterBox case.

See at OnePlus

OnePlus 3 Flip Covers

Sand flip cover OnePlus 3

Offering style and protection in one great-looking case, the OnePlus 3 flip covers are made of soft, supple PU leather that's made to last. There's even room for a credit card or even a few folded bills on the inside of the front cover.

The flip cover will automatically put your display to sleep when you close it, which is great for battery conservation. The slim design won't take up loads of space, and the front cover protects your screen. The color selection is simple, elegant, and a perfect complement to your OnePlus 3; choose from black, gray, or the sand tone pictured here.

If you want the look of a wallet case without unnecessary bulk or compartments, pick up one of the Flip Covers made just for your OnePlus 3.

See at OnePlus

Tudia Ultra Slim LITE case

Tudia clear case

Cases from Tudia are building a strong following, and there's good reason for that; its cases for the OnePlus 3 have a snug, secure fit and the soft, flexible shell offers just that little extra bit of grip you need to have on your phone.

The TPU case fits well over a screen protector, like the one included with your OnePlus 3, and it also features raised edges to keep the screen away from hard surfaces like desks or tables. You'll have access to every button and port, thanks to the precise covers and cutouts, so charge away or plug in your headphones without fidgeting with an ill-fitting cover.

Take your pick from cases in black, vibrant teal, or the clear case (pictured here) to show off the original aluminum hardware of the OnePlus 3.

See at Amazon

Orzly Grip-Pro case

Orzly Grip-Pro case

An alternative to the OtterBox style and price comes from Orzly in the form of the Grip-Pro case for the OnePlus 3, which offers a two-year warranty and is becoming a popular choice for many people.

The shock-proof internal skin and hard, rubberized exterior protect against bumps and drops, and it maintains a slim profile with cutouts for speakers, buttons, as well as a raised edge around the camera to keep the lens safe.

Grab one (or two, 'cause you can never have too many colors to choose from) in black, blue, pink, silver, or the red version pictured here.

See at Amazon

Love Ying Soft Skin case

Love Ying Soft Skin clear case

For one of the slimmest case profiles you can get, check out the Soft Skin from Love Ying. Minimal bulk, minimal extra weight, and a great fit for your OnePlus 3.

The flexible TPU offers excellent shock and bump protection in spite of its minimalist design. A little bit of extra material around the screen edges keeps it up and away from surfaces, which is helpful if you're someone who's in the habit of placing your OnePlus 3 face-down.

Get your Love Ying Soft Skin case in mint, pink, purple, or the clear version pictured here.

See at Amazon

My Best Cover antique genuine leather sleeve

My Best Cover antique genuine leather sleeve

Treat yourself to a totally customizable leather sleeve for your shiny new OnePlus 3. The good people at My Best Cover make hand-stained, handmade genuine leather sleeves that cradle your OnePlus 3 in style.

The interior of the case is fleecy to keep the phone's screen or aluminum hardware from being scratched or dinged up. A handy front pocket holds a card or two and a little cash for when you're on the go. The sleeve is a snug, secure fit that looks fantastic; get ready for some compliments.

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A case for everyone

Are you using one of our favorite cases for your OnePlus 3? Tell us how you like it in the comments below!

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BlackBerry DTEK50 priced £275 in the UK, launching early August


Retailers confirm SIM-free price and release date for new Android-powered BlackBerry.

BlackBerry's new Android smartphone is called the DTEK50, because branding is hard, and how else were we going to top "Priv". Based on Alcatel Idol 4 hardware and named by a cat walking across a keyboard, the security-focused phone is scheduled land in the UK the first week of August.

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'Soft Gold' OnePlus 3 is now on sale in the U.S. for $399


OnePlus has begun selling the 'Soft Gold' color version of its OnePlus 3 smartphone in the U.S. The price for the new version remains the same at $399 and it can be purchased at the company's website.

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Twitter for Android brings night mode to all users


After being available on the beta channel for quite some time, Twitter has finally brought the night mode to all Android users. Turning on night mode is pretty simple, with a switch that allows you to easily toggle between the two modes when you want to switch them up. Enabling night mode doesn't just turn everything black, and instead uses a dark grey that has white text and blue links on it, making it easy on the eyes.

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BlackBerry DTEK50 specs


What's inside the BlackBerry DTEK50?

Following on the relative success of the Priv, BlackBerry went in a slightly different direction with its second Android phone, the DTEK50. An all-touch more mid-range device, the DTEK50 quite clearly resembles that of the Alcatel Idol 4, and the specs line up as well. Here's what's inside.

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Huawei sees strong growth in first half of 2016


Huawei has announced its financial results for the first half of 2016. The company saw a sales revenue increase of 41.% over the same period last year, with ¥77.4 billion ($11.6 billion), with smartphone shipments up 25% to 60.56 million units.

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BlackBerry officially announces the DTEK50, pre-orders now open for $299


BlackBerry has officially announced the keyboardless DTEK50, the second Android offering from the company. Being touted as the world's most secure Android smartphone, it features a 5.2-inch scratch resistant display, Android 6.0 Marshmallow, a convenience key which you can map to your favorite app and much more.

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FOSPower BlackOnyx: cheap wired headphones that truly impress


Wired headphones aren't going anywhere — especially with great deals like this.

With headphone jacks disappearing, and more people moving towards Bluetooth, is there a still place for wired headphones in today's world? Well, FOSPower is proving that there is, and that you don't have to spend a lot to get great sound and a comfortable fit.

There are enough gadgets and electronics that I have laying around that I need to remember to charge, and the last thing I want is for my headphones to not power up when I want to use them. That, plus the lower cost and lighter weight, make wired headphones preferable for the foreseeable future.

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2 days ago

How to use Prisma for Android


What is Prisma and how does it work?

These days, it's not enough to make a simple photo effects app. To stand out, companies need to create effects using complicated machine learning algorithms that create creative and unique pieces of art in the style of Munk, Picasso and Van Gogh. At least that's what the team behind Prisma believes.

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2 days ago

The PC-based Remix OS gets migrated to Android Marshmallow


Jide Technology's Remix OS, which forks Android so it can work on PC desktops and notebooks, has been migrated to Marshmallow with its latest update.

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2 days ago

T-Mobile adds 16 more providers to Binge On, bringing the total to over 100


T-Mobile has announced the U.S. carrier is adding a further 16 providers to its Binge On program, which essentially enables subscribers to enjoy select services and streaming platforms without using up any data on their plan. The company boasts more than 100 services on this program, allowing customers to enjoy 765 million hours of video for free so far.

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2 days ago

BlackBerry's upcoming second Android phone shown in new images


The official BlackBerry website briefly posted new images and specifications for its second Android smartphone, "Neon", before the company took them down.

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