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Lineage 2: Revolution’s First Major Update Adds 60 Player PVP Battles

Lineage 2: Revolution, the mobile MMO that almost plays itself, has picked up a substantial number of players since its worldwide release last month. More than enough to participate in the regular 30-vs-30 Open Siege battles starting today as part of the game’s first big update. Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Razer Phone Review: The Right Way To Make A Gaming Phone

Previous attempts at creating a gaming-centric smartphone include phones with slide-out game controllers, a cross between a Sony PlayStation Portable and a phone and the Nokia N-Gage. For its first gaming phone, Razer went with a powerful black rectangle with a stunning display and outstanding speakers. Smart move.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Here’s How to Translate Languages With Google’s Pixel Buds

Google’s Pixel Buds are the company’s first attempt to make a pair of Bluetooth earbuds. They aren’t perfect, as a slew of reviews have noted, but they do pack a few cool tricks inside their tiny frame. The most tantalizing feature? They can use Google Translate to output your speech into one of 40 different…Read […]

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It’s Nice To Have An MMO I Can Play Just One Hour A Day

A couple of weeks back I wrote about Lineage 2: Revolution, a mobile MMORPG that can be played mostly on autopilot. Two weeks later, I’m still playing. After a decade and a half of playing highly involved PC MMOs, it’s nice to have a game I only need to play an hour a day. Read […]

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Hundreds of popular apps are secretly tracking everything you do on your phone

Uber, Tinder, Skype, Twitter, Spotify, and Snapchat are keeping tabs on their users. Researchers from Yale University’s Privacy Lab have discovered that these popular apps contain hidden trackers that observe all that app users do on their phones, unbeknownst to the cellular users. The researchers indicate that such hidden tracker monitoring is likely a widespread […]

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How to Switch from the iPhone to the Pixel 2

Anyone using an iPhone might think it’s difficult to switch to an Android device. But Google’s latest smartphone, the Pixel 2, alleviates the anxiety of switching by taking care of all the annoying bits, like copying your photos or contacts. You’ll need to change some settings before you can transfer from one…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Swap Your Pixel 2’s Google Assistant for Cortana

Your Google Pixel 2 has a pretty capable built-in butler in the form of Google Assistant. Not everyone with an Android phone, however, is all-in on Google’s ecosystem. In fact, some users might be—wait for it—Microsoft users. And that means Cortana is their go-to virtual assistant. Thanks to Microsoft, you can ditch…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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How to Get Super-Fast Face Unlocking on Your Current Android Phone

Facial recognition is officially the next big thing in smartphones, thanks to companies like Samsung, Apple and, most-recently, OnePlus. Google has actually offered a similar feature with Android for years called “Trusted face,” but it’s nowhere near as fast or convenient as the current competition.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Android Users: Google’s Collecting Your Location Data Whether You Like it Or Not

An inquiry from Quartz revealed that Google’s been spying on some of its users. The search giant has been collecting location data from Android smartphone owners, whether or not they have location services enabled. Though Android users can’t disable it, it looks like they won’t have to worry about it for much longer. Read more… […]

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How to Check if Your New Smartphone is Running Last Year’s Android OS

The latest version of Android, Oreo, was released in August, and brought with it a host of new features that made Android more user-friendly. It also bundled services that made it easier for hardware manufacturers to update their own device’s software. Unfortunately, buying a brand new phone today doesn’t guarantee…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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The OnePlus 5T Is a Very Damn Good Phone for a Reasonable Price

The price of high-end smartphones has gotten out of control. The iPhone X starts at $1000, while Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 retails at $950, and as much as I like nice things, ponying up that much for a phone is kind of ridiculous. Do we really need a notch that lets you turn your face […]

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