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SNES-Themed 3DS XL Heads to the US – PCMag

October 23, 2017 5:31:44 am | 0 Comments

Nintendo is trying incredibly hard to make sure you have at least one Nintendo-branded piece of hardware under the Christmas tree this year. Not content with offering the Switch, the SNES Classic, and the 2DS XL, the Japanese company decided to bring a SNES-themed 3DS XL to the US as well this year. News of…

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Essential Phone review: Lovely titanium and ceramic with potential for greatness – ZDNet

October 23, 2017 3:51:03 am | 0 Comments

Pros Titanium and ceramic feel wonderful in the hand Compact size for 5.71 inch display Long battery life Fast, stock Android experience Second camera is monochrome New $499 price is great Cons Basic camera software, no manual capability yet No headphone jack or wireless charging After two months on the market, the Essential Phone has…

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'Pay with Google' goes live, allowing mobile users to pay with any card on file, not just those in Android Pay – TechCrunch

October 23, 2017 3:20:57 am | 0 Comments

Google announced today it’s launching a new way to pay on mobile devices, using any card you have on file – including those saved to your Google Account via products like Google Play, YouTube, Chrome, or Android Pay. This “pay with Google” option ties all these saved payment options together in a single interface, which…

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Galaxy S9 May Have A Display Notch For Its Fingerprint Sensor – Android Headlines

October 23, 2017 3:12:56 am | 0 Comments

The Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus may feature a notch on the bottom of their display panels which would house a fingerprint recognition sensor, as suggested by a recent design patent that Samsung filed with the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPRIS). The sole existence of the patent doesn’t guarantee it will ever be…

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Original Xbox backward compatibility games start appearing in Microsoft's store – The Verge

October 23, 2017 3:03:01 am | 0 Comments

Microsoft revealed at E3 earlier this year that the Xbox One will be backwards compatible with some original Xbox games. It appears the feature is ready to launch, as original Xbox games are now appearing in Microsoft’s “games on demand” section of the Xbox marketplace. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Neowave: The King…

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A SNES-styled 3DS XL is coming to the US – The Verge

October 23, 2017 3:00:09 am | 0 Comments

If you were frustrated by the Europe-only release of the SNES-styled 3DS then today is a great day because the awesome-looking console is coming to the US, as spotted by Engadget. The 3DS XL SNES console is exclusive to Amazon and is currently on pre-order for $199.99, with a release set for November 27th. The…

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Samsung drags Apple back to court for a retrial over $400 million patent damages – The Verge

October 23, 2017 2:46:00 am | 0 Comments

The patent battle between Apple and Samsung over who owns the concept of smartphones with round corners (among other things) is back for another trial. The lawsuit was originally settled in 2012, with a court ordering Samsung to pay Apple more than $1 billion in damages. This figure was whittled down over the years by…

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Google's Big-Screened Pixel 2 XL May Have Big Screen Problems – Fortune

October 23, 2017 2:39:35 am | 0 Comments

LG made the screen. Google’s Pixel 2 XL is one of a pair of smartphones that the tech giant introduced this month. Like the 5-inch Pixel 2, the 6-inch Pixel 2 XL is supposed to showcase the best that Android has to offer. However, there appear to be problems with its screen. While the Pixel…

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Apple's epic patent case victory against Samsung ordered to retrial by judge – VentureBeat

October 23, 2017 2:07:11 am | 0 Comments

Here we go back to square one. A federal judge has ordered a new trial in one of the most critical patent cases of the smartphone era — one in which Apple originally won a sweeping victory against rival Samsung. Over the weekend, Judge Lucy Koh issued a ruling that a new trial was needed, 10…

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Apple quietly kills off 256-gigabyte iPhone 7 – ZDNet

October 23, 2017 1:42:00 am | 0 Comments

If you want a high capacity iPhone, you’re going to have to be quick if you don’t want to buy the iPhone 8 or wait for the iPhone X. Must read: Here’s why your old iPhone feels slow — and what you can do about it Older iPhones represent great value. Following the launch of…

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