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Vitamin Water offers up $100k to ditch your smartphone for a year

Do you think you could go without using a smartphone for a year? If you think you can, Vitamin Water wants to put your claim to the test. The company today announced a new promotion that will award one person $100,000, provided they can go without using a smartphone or a tablet for 365 days.

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Blu Vivo Go budget phone launches with Android 9 Pie (Go edition)

Budget phone company Blu has released the Blu Vivo Go, its first Android 9 Pie smartphone.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate played and partly won using bananas

ATwerkingYoshi is going bananas. And quite literally too. When Super Smash Bros

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LG HomeBrew capsule-based system to make beer lovers’ dreams come true

Capsule-based coffee systems like the Nespresso have made special brews and flavors more easily available without getting large, expensive machines. There are some variants of that system for sodas but sadly not for beer. That will all change next year because LG, of all companies is coming out with one at CES 2019

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Samsung just made its worst marketing blunder yet

As if the Galaxy A8s wasn’t controversial enough thanks to its “hole punch” cutout, Samsung manages to botch its launch even further by what is so far its most embarrassing PR error ever. In a very public way, Samsung has partnered with a controversial knock-off brand, mistakenly or intentionally presenting it as the original

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OnePlus 6T fingerprint sensor unlocks faster over time

In-screen fingerprint scanners or fingerprint-on-display (FoDs) have started to become more common in phones, at least from Chinese brands. While they are partly impressive in how they enable such biometrics beneath the glass, they’re still regarded to be slower and less accurate than conventional fingerprint scanners. OnePlus has finally jumped on that train but, never willing to settle, it claims … Continue reading

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NASA shares first ever recording of Mars wind courtesy of InSight

Humanity has been provided with a recording of winds on Mars for the first time ever thanks to NASA’s newly deployed InSight rover. The vehicle arrived on Mars in November, successfully landing after months of travel to the Red Planet. NASA shared two copies of the wind recording, one as it was captured and another adjusted for playback on phones … Continue reading

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Yandex, Russia’s Google, finally launches its own phone

Considering how big Google has become, it’s not a small feat to be labeled to be its equivalent and rival. At least in a relatively smaller, regional market. But that’s exactly what Russia’s Yandex has been called, offering nearly similar services as Google designed for Russian consumers

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iPhone XR Clear Case released at Apple, at last

Apple finally released a clear case for the iPhone XR at their stores around the world and online. In the Apple Store online, the iPhone XR Clear Case doesn’t look any different from the rest of the similarly-implemented cases for other phones, save that it fits the iPhone XR specifically. This clear case allows the iPhone XR’s many color options … Continue reading

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Samsung patents a phone with displays on almost all sides

Many phone makers these days love to flaunt their bezel-less phones but, in truth, they’re really that bezel-free.

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