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Where did all of this Qualcomm hate come from?

Qualcomm‘s patents and their usage fees have many up in arms and are at the center of a big legal mess. Around the web, you‘ll find plenty of things written about Qualcomm. Most of it is news about its latest products, or reviews of the same products but you‘ll also see a new trend of ... distaste for Qualcomm. Most of the time there is no back story given about why. So that‘s what we‘re going to talk about in a

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Do your thing in this weekend‘s comment thread!

The comments are yours to use as you will. Almost. It‘s the best day of the week of all the days of the week once again. Saturday is the first day of the weekend that‘s not the last day. Time to relax, at least a little bit. And if you‘re working through the weekend, hopefully your days off are just as great as a Saturday. Use this down time to get ready for the Galaxy Note 8. That‘s what we‘re doing, but everythin

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Best Multiplayer VR Games

What are the best multiplayer VR games? One of the best aspects of virtual reality is sharing the experience with friends, whether online or right in your living room. No matter the VR system you‘re using, these are the best multiplayer titles available now. Read more at VR Heads! ...

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Get a Super-Sized Ethical Hacking bundle for just 43!

Hackers pose a serious threat, not only to individuals but also to large corporations. There are vast security structures in place to keep hackers out, but without testing that security, there‘s no way to know whether it will hold up. That‘s where ethical hackers come in. Learn how to become a certified pentester with this nine-course bundle! Learn more Ethical hackers are employed to test security systems, and the better they a

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Best Drones Under 300

You don‘t need to break the bank to buy a fun, reliable drone. If you‘re looking to buy your first drone, whether for racing or just for the fun of it, searching for the top-rated drones might result in sticker shock. Sure, the DJI Inspire 1 looks AMAZING, but at nearly 3,000, it‘s not worth the investment if you‘re a novice hobbyist. If you‘re a beginner, you‘ll want a drone that‘s easy enough to fly

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New low-energy mesh standard makes Bluetooth the Internet of Thing‘s best friend

Bluetooth could be the standard that turns the internet of things into something we can care about. Chances are that when you hear "Internet of things" you don‘t have high expectations. I feel you. Unfortunately, the real internet of things isn‘t as exciting as some envisioned, and the devices and software used for shipping containers or a big library just don‘t have a wow factor. That will change eventually, and we‘ll

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Grab a set of wired stereo headphones for just 5 today

Need a set of basic headphones for listening to music and taking calls while on the go? If so, check out Cellet‘s stereo earphones in white or black or just 5 today! ...

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Snag some Comic-Con deals on movies from Google Play this weekend!

The San Diego Comic-Con is well underway, and to celebrate Google Play has some pretty sweet deals on superhero movies! Following along with all the news coming out of the San Diego Comic-Con is always fun but if you‘re looking jump even deeper into the superhero world, why not take in a movie at home this weekend? Right now, Google Play has discounted a bunch of superhero movies that you can rent or purchase. Everything from live action m

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Verizon‘s Unlimited plan: Everything you need to know

A complete breakdown of Verizon‘s Unlimited plan and everything else you can get when you sign up for service. In the United States, there are a lot of companies that can get you and your phone online, but most people use one of the four biggest: ATT, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon. Choosing between them can be difficult. Your first priority should be what service works best in the places you spend your time. It‘s not worth saving 10

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Best phone mounts for PlayStation 4

With a phone mount, you can play no matter where you are. PlayStation 4 is a beloved console because it has hundreds of excellent games, access to movies through Sony‘s store, and plenty of apps that let you get at the content you want to enjoy. What if you‘re not able to snag the television from your roomie, though? Well, if for whatever reason you can‘t play on that sweet big screen, you can utilize the popular PlayStation

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Razer looking to build gaming-focused phone with fresh funds from stock IPO

Well, this is an expected turn of events. Razer is developing a gaming-focused smartphone, but the launch could potentially hinge on whether it can raise money from the stock market with an IPO (initial public offering) in Hong Kong. The potential IPO could value the gaming hardware company at up to 5 billion, making it one of the biggest IPOs in years. Rumor has it the offering could come as soon as October. With the funding from offering it

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The 10 Best Horror Games for VR

What are the best horror games for VR? {.intro} You either love them or hate them, but one thing has become apparent: horror games in VR are an entirely new experience. Shutting out the real world, including your desk, monitor, lights, and family members, and being injected straight into a horrifying world is quite a thrill. We‘ve rounded up the best VR horror games available right now that will scare you real good. Read more at VR Heads

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Best Cases for Moto G5 Plus

What are the best cases available for the Moto G5 Plus? Motorola‘s latest budget phone, the Moto G5 Plus, is quite the follow up to the Moto G4 Plus. If you recently picked one up on sale, you should reinvest some of the money you save on a case to keep it in tip-top condition. We‘ve rounded up a wide variety of cases here -from heavy duty rugged to slim and sleek - so you can find the one that fits your lifestyle best! Supcase U

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What makes you choose Android over iOS? [Roundtable]

Android can regrow hair, get you in shape and save you 15% on your car insurance. Not really. Here at Android Central everyone has something to say. We have different opinions about politics, business and anything else with a side to pick. But one thing we all have in common is that we use Android instead of iOS. We might have an iPhone for one reason or another, but when you call us an Android phone will ring. The important thing here isn&ls

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Don‘t miss this chance to win a OnePlus 5 from Android Central!

We‘re pretty big fans of the OnePlus 5 here at Android Central. We want you to experience this phone for yourself, so we‘ve put together a little contest that will give one of you the opportunity to win a OnePlus 5, because who doesn‘t like winning free phones? All the details are below, so get yourself entered now! THE PRIZE: One Android Central reader will be taking home a new OnePlus 5! THE GIVEAWAY: Head down to the widg

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Verizon Wireless may be throttling Netflix and YouTube streams

Throttling seems to be an unavoidable practice these days. Use too much data and you get throttled. Use data on a busy network cell and you get throttled. But the throttling numerous reddit users have been seeing doesn‘t seem to match any conventional rules. Users on both new and old "Unlimited" plans are seeing speeds drop on two of the nation‘s most popular video platforms regardless of how much data they‘ve used. Once u

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U.S. Department of Labor investigation into Google gender pay gap could change Silicon Valley

Android‘s maker has been ordered to hand over 8,000 employees‘ contact info for failing to adhere to equal pay laws. It‘s been a few days since a judge ruled that Google had to hand over 8,000 of its employees‘ contact information to the U.S. Department of Labor, but the reason for it remains a prescient matter - and one worth studying up on before heading into the weekend. Android‘s maker is currently under inve

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Essential Phone is coming ‘in a few weeks‘ after certification delay

A deadline apparently isn‘t essential to the Essential Phone. Andy Rubin‘s bizarre, bezel-less Essential Phone went up for order at the end of May. It was promised to ship in June. It is now the middle of July, and still the Essential Phone is not in buyers‘ hands. And it‘s not going to be in buyers‘ hands for another couple of weeks, but today Essential is acknowledging their delays in an email sent to early regi

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Essential Phone is coming "in a few weeks" after certification delay

A deadline apparently isn‘t essential to the Essential Phone. Andy Rubin‘s bizarre, bezel-less Essential Phone went up for order at the end of May. It was promised to ship in June. It is now the middle of July, and still the Essential Phone is not in buyers‘ hands. And it‘s not going to be in buyers‘ hands for another couple of weeks, but today Essential is acknowledging their delays in an email by Andy Rubin.

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Keep your devices charged with Samsung-certified Micro-USB cables for 20

Micro-USB cables are a dime a dozen, but when you need one most, it‘s nowhere to be found. If you‘re rocking a Samsung phone or tablet, you‘re likely in need of a Micro-USB cable quite regularly (unless you have the Galaxy S8). Keep your devices synced and charged for 20 Learn more If your phone‘s on low battery, it can be incredibly annoying to have to sit right next to a wall outlet to charge up your device. It can

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Galaxy Note 8 renders give clean look at boxier design, Infinity Display

We just can‘t wait for the Galaxy Note 8, can we? After last year‘s debacle, I think it‘s safe to say, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 may be the most hotly anticipated Galaxy Note ever. Whether you wanted to upgrade last year but never got the chance - or worse, upgraded and had to give your Note 7 back - there are many users out there who‘ve been waiting for a new Note more anxiously than in years past. And while we‘ll

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Best Android Phone Under 400

Best overall Best looks Best audio experience Best for less Best overall Moto Z Play See at Motorola The Moto Z Play already has a sequel, but that doesn‘t matter: at 399.99, this is the best phone under 400 you can buy. Why? It‘s got everything you need in a flagship, including a great big screen, excellent performance, unbeatable battery life (seriously, this thing goes two days no problem) and support for Motorola‘s

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Conquer new worlds in A Planet of Mine! [Best New Games for Android]

What are the latest games worth checking out in the Google Play Store? Updated July 21, 2017: Mine for resources and explore new worlds in A Planet of Mine! Then check out the unique intense action in Knights Fall. After all that frantic action, chill out with Aqueducts. There are thousands and thousands of games available in the Google Play Store, with more being added every month. With so much content hitting the app store, it can be damn n

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These are the cheapest data plans you can buy in the U.S.

Have a carrier in mind or just looking for a cheap plan? Here are the cheapest plans you can get from every one. All prices valid as of July 21, 2017 If you‘re hellbent on saving money on your wireless plan, then you have to get away from the Big Four carriers (T-Mobile, ATT, Sprint, Verizon). Smaller carriers, called mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) or alternative carriers, lease coverage from the larger networks and resell it fo

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