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The best 360-degree stories on YouTube

Here is a chance to see something truly magical and fun

When Google first released Cardboard we got our first view of a “360 Story” from Motorola. It featured a cute mouse looking for his hat and was so endearing it spawned a host of other stories. We will take you through some of them today. Here’s our top 5.

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For Google, HTC deal is about the Pixel’s next decade

Google wants to win the smartphone game, and with the recent HTC deal, there’s a realistic roadmap to getting there.

When rumors began swirling about Google buying HTC’s smartphone division, anyone with an opinion on the industry had thoughts; here’s why it’s good for Google; here’s why it’s a terrible idea. Both sides were probably right, to some extent.

Now that the deal is done, though, we have a more nuanced understanding of exactly what transpired, and  [Read More…]

Ace the Project Management Professional (PMP) exam with this certification prep course!

Whether you are looking to start a new career or just advance the one you are in currently, you’ll need some certifications under your belt to make you stand out above the others. Unfortunately, getting certifications can be a time-consuming and expensive process. You need time to study, money to pay for the courses, and then you just have to hope that you can keep up with that and your regular job. Well, it doesn’t have to be that way.

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Best BlackBerry Phone

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Best overall BlackBerry KEYone

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BlackBerry is legendary when it comes to mobile device management and security, and follows that trend when using Android to power its phones. With the KEYone, you also get the keyboard experience that only BlackBerry can offer. The KEYone is a great way to enjoy Android for people who still want a physical keyboard on their phone, and peace of mind that knowing  [Read More…]

Android One in the U.S. gives it a new lease on life, and that’s a big deal

Android One phones in the U.S. are an opportunity for everyone to have a Good Phone™.

Step into the Wayback Machine with me for a minute, as we head back to the Autumn of 2013. Amidst all the hype and furious pace of Android phone releases, one phone was unexpectedly great: the original Moto G.

The 2013 Moto G only had to do one thing: not suck. It succeeded.

The first generation Moto G was, at around  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy X foldable smartphone launch could be imminent

A new Samsung device has just received certification from the National Radio Agency based in Samsung’s hometown of South Korea. The device has the model number SM-G888N0 and is said to be known as the Galaxy X, which is set to be the company’s first foldable phone that has been heavily rumored Samsung has been working […]

Have some fun in this weekend’s comments thread

The comments are open and ready!

Yet another week has passed, and we’re starting to get into the home stretch of 2017. At least in the smartphone world. But it’s cool — this time of the year makes for some great weekends.

Weekends at the end of summer are awesome. The weather isn’t quite as hot so it’s a great time to get outside and breathe some fresh air. Maybe fire up the grill, or take a hike, or  [Read More…]

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Best Overall Samsung Galaxy Note 8

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Forget last year’s missteps — the Samsung Galaxy Note line is back in style. This year’s Note takes everything we loved about the Galaxy S8 Plus and adds even more display real estate, an impressive new dual-camera rig, boasting  [Read More…]

The ‘Check for update’ button on Google phones now pulls updates immediately

When updates would roll out for Google devices, a certain percentage of people get the update and then the rollout stops until the next stage. Check for updates as many times as you want, but it won’t help you get the update faster.

Now things are a bit different, and for the better. Googler Elliot Hughes says that the new system allows the “Check for update” button to pull the latest software version, even if a specific stage of the  [Read More…]

Take your tunes to the gym (wirelessly) for $37

Working out is always better with music, and it’s always better when it’s your own music and not whatever garbage station the gym is pumping over the loudspeaker. That being said, your own tunes and end up being more of a pain than you originally intended, since being caught up in headphone cords is not really the most graceful way to go for a jog or pump iron.

Wireless headphones are the way to go. Bluetooth is a godsend when  [Read More…]