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Snapchat‘s new Snap Map does exactly what you‘d think

See what‘s happening around the world on Snapchat. Snapchat has introduced a new feature called "Snap Map" that does exactly what you‘d think it does: shows you Snaps, on a map. You can move and zoom the map from city level all the way up to global level to see where people are, and you can see hot spots where multiple people are at the same place sharing. You get to choose if you want to share your location with your friends,

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Pavlov VR Early Access preview: Is this Counter-Strike VR?

A multipurpose shooter that will appeal to Counter-Strike and Call of Duty fans. Pavlov VR is officially available for HTC Vive but also works with Oculus Rift through Steam VR. Seeing some of the most popular standard PC games get the VR treatment is a thrill. We have Onward, a VR mil-sim that takes a page from ARMA‘s pacing and teamwork book, we have Breach It, which borrows Rainbow Six: Siege‘s destructible environments, and no

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OnePlus 5: Which model should you buy?

Do you require 64GB or 128GB of space? And is the extra RAM really that necessary? OnePlus has certainly figured out its formula for selling smartphones: take a no-fuss design, shove in an all-day battery along with the latest processor, and keep the Android software tweaks at a minimum. The OnePlus 5 is a great depiction of that vision as it‘s equipped with all the components that fit in with the company‘s winning smartphone strat

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Ace three top cybersecurity certification exams with this 69 bundle!

The cybersecurity business is booming and shows no signs of slowing down; it seems like every day there is a new high profile hack or breach. That means the need for professionals in this field is at an all-time high. Break into a new cybersecurity career with this certification training bundle! Learn more What you need is a bundle of courses that starts with the basics of cyber security and moves through to more advanced topics covered in

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For less than 15, you can add this missing feature to the OnePlus 5

The OnePlus 5 is out and it looks pretty great except for one thing. The OnePlus 5 has landed and it looks top shelf - featuring high-end specs, blazing fast charging speeds and that premium build quality that OnePlus is known. But the one thing that is missing (besides water resistance, I guess) is support for microSD expandable memory. If you end up settling for the 64GB model, you might feel the storage crunch sooner than if you went with

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Best headphones for Daydream View

Headphones make a massive difference in your Daydream View experience. Few things improve your Daydream View experience quite like a good set of headphones. It‘s the difference between having a mediocre VR trip through a game and feeling totally immersed in the world around you. Sometimes that immersion can be a little too real, like when you‘re having the daylights scared out of you, but in most situations you need some good headp

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Love wins when you use these Pride-themed wallpapers

Show your love and your compassion with pride. June is Pride month, one of unity and hope and celebration and love, and in trying times like these, I can think of nothing we need more. No matter who you love - or who you don‘t love, for the asexuals and aromantics out here - we can all unite in love, and we can let that love and unity protect us all. We all want the same thing: to be safe, to be accepted, to be happy. So let‘s be h

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There‘s a single OnePlus 5 version for the whole world

OnePlus managed to build a single version of the OnePlus 5 for the whole world. That means easier roaming and much better worldwide compatibility. The OnePlus 5 is here, and it‘s a pretty great device in a lot of ways. But in terms of network connectivity, it breaks down interesting new ground, and finds itself among a select few devices that takes advantage of some of the Snapdragon 835‘s latest advances. Here are the biggest tak

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OnePlus 5 is the company‘s ‘fastest-selling device ever‘

People can‘t wait to get their hands on the OnePlus 5. The OnePlus 5 was unveiled yesterday, and while the phone will go on sale from June 27, OnePlus started selling a few devices early at pop-up stores in New York, London, Paris, Berlin and Amsterdam, and through an "early drop" page on its website. The company‘s co-founder Carl Pei has now confirmed on Twitter that the OnePlus 5 is the company‘s fastest-selling phone to date

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OnePlus 5 vs. Samsung Galaxy S8: What the extra money gets you

OnePlus has dropped the ‘flagship killer‘ moniker, but that continues to be how its phones are measured. OnePlus has made a name for itself with phones that offer high-end specs and experiences at prices a couple hundred dollars less than the true flagship competition. And even with the OnePlus 5 marking the company‘s most expensive phone yet, at 479 it‘s still 245 less than a Galaxy S8. When comparison shopping, that&

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The new Amazon Fire HD 8 is still the best tablet for kids

I love my kids. But they‘re going to break things. Expensive things. So I don‘t buy them expensive things. Sure, grown-ups love their tech. But as we all know too well, so do our kids. And while I‘d love for mine to always have the latest and greatest, the fact is that‘s just a bad idea. My kid doesn‘t need a 1,000 tablet. Or even a 500 tablet, for that matter. So where to turn? The Amazon Fire HD 8. We‘v

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Unicode 10 released with 56 new emoji, coming to phones later this year

Get ready for a whole new set of emojis. With emoji usage steadily on the rise, the Unicode Consortium is constantly incorporating a wider set of pictographs. The consortium finalized the Unicode 10 spec today, introducing 56 new emoji that includes the likes of "bearded man," "mage," "zombie,"T-Rex," "Colbert emoji," and many more. Oh, and you‘ll soon be able to use the Bitcoin symbol in your conversations. From the Unicode Consortiu

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Where to buy the OnePlus 5 in the UK

OnePlus continues its exclusivity deal with O2 - but you can still buy unlocked directly from the manufacturer. The OnePlus 5 is now available to order in the UK, with prices starting at 449 for the 6GB RAM + 64GB storage version, rising to 499 for a whopping 8GB + 128GB. As usual, you‘ll be able to order an unlocked 3T directly from OnePlus.net. And OnePlus has continued its exclusive partnership with O2, so that carrier will be the onl

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How to use Alexa for sports updates

Alexa can make sure you always know the score of the big games! If you‘re a sports fan, then it can be difficult at times to keep track of the score for all of your favorite teams. With Alexa, you can program in your favorite teams and get updates by simply asking her for sports updates. You can add multiple teams too, so you‘ll never miss a score again. We‘ve got all the details here! Alexa can give you sports updates W

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Firefox Focus browser with built-in ad blocking lands on Android

Firefox‘s privacy-focused browser is finally available on Android. The Firefox Focus browser made its debut last year on the iPhone and iPad, and now the company is bringing the privacy-focused browser to Android. The highlight of the browser is built-in ad blocking, which not only gets rid of ads on websites, but also prevents web trackers from serving you ads across the internet. Ad blocking is enabled by default, and the home scree

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Add Samsung‘s silicone case to your Galaxy S8+ for just 20

The Galaxy S8+ has a beautiful design that you probably don‘t want to hide, and Samsung‘s own silicone case does a great job of adding a bit of protection without hiding it. You can grab the case in a variety of colors, and today it is just 20. ...

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Download the official OnePlus 5 wallpapers in 4K

Abstract wallpapers from the latest OnePlus flagship. With the OnePlus 5 announced and about to go on general release, the man behind the stock wallpapers from the new phone has stepped forward. Artist Hampus Olsson has taken to his personal blog to tell the story of these new abstract wallpapers, which draw inspiration from macro photography. I thought I would experiment with macro photography this time, together with my dad, who was cu

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OnePlus 5 accused of cheating in benchmarks, Carl Pei responds

XDA accuses OnePlus 5 of manipulating benchmark scores to gain a 5% performance boost. Earlier this year, the folks at XDA Developers found that the OnePlus 3T and Meizu Pro 6 Plus were cheating at benchmarks, activating a "performance" mode as soon as a bnechmark test was initialized to eke out a favorable score on testing apps like GeekBench. With the OnePlus 5 now official, the company is once again under fire, with XDA claiming that units t

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ZTE Axon 7 Mini gets surprising Android 7.1.1 update, support for T-Mobile Wi-Fi calling

The ZTE Axon 7 Mini is one of the best phones under 200, and it‘s got software likely newer than your phone. ZTE‘s Axon 7 flagship got an update to Android 7.1.1 earlier this year, and it looks like the company is following through with its promise to do the same for its smaller, less powerful (but just as well-designed) Axon 7 Mini. The phone, which sports a 5.2-inch Full HD display, shipped with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, and is

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There are still people in parts of the world who use Android Market on Android 2.1

Google is officially ceasing support for Android‘s archaic app store on Eclair at the end of the month. Do you remember using the Android Market to download apps for your smartphone? Google announced that it will cease support for the relic app on Eclair devices at the end of June. In the Android Developers Blog, Google‘s Maximilian Ruppaner writes: On June 30, 2017, Google will be ending support for the Android Market app on An

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OnePlus 5 vs. OnePlus 3: Should you upgrade?

If you‘ve been holding onto a OnePlus 3 for the past year, is now the time to upgrade? After a barnstorming 2016, OnePlus is back with its most anticipated smartphone yet, the OnePlus 5. It‘s slimmer, with improvements to build quality and battery life, and a new dual camera system. But if you‘re rocking the year-old predecessor, the OnePlus 3 - or its upgraded cousin the 3T - is the new model worthy of a 479 splurge? That a

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