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AR and VR Can Help Restore Sight

AR and VR Can Help Restore Sight

We mostly associate Virtual reality and augmented reality with gaming, with some choosing to watch videos using them. Not many have associated the two technologies with the ability to help individuals with sight problems. In several instance VR and AR are trying to better connect those with seeing problems to the ...

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Google Pixel scratch and bend tests end well

Google Pixel scratch and bend tests end well

We've seen the Google Pixel phone series hold up well in a 30-minute water test, giving hope that IP53 certification for the handset will protect it beyond the most conservative estimate. Well, Google's rebranded phone series (formerly "Nexus") is now being subjected to scratch and bend tests by the famous YouTuber ...

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Pixel phone survives 30 minutes in water tests

Pixel phone survives 30 minutes in water tests

The Google Pixel and Pixel XL come with IP53 splash resistance, and this means little when it comes to actual certification because the Pixel phone certification means that it can only withstand small splashes and squirts of water. IP53 is nowhere near as water-resistant as, say, the IP67 certification of the iPhone 7 ...

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Pixel phone cases now available from Google

Pixel phone cases now available from Google

The Pixel phones, like all phones, need cases. After all, most smartphone owners aren't bold enough to walk around with smartphones without cases and hope for the best. With that said, Google has gone all out to provide new cases for its latest smartphones, and the new Pixel phone cases are now available from Google ...

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Google offering same-day Pixel phone repair

Google offering same-day Pixel phone repair

The Pixel phones are out and about and they're Google's finest smartphones to date, but the press and consumer market are curious to see just what Google has in store for buyers. Sure, Pixel phone pre-orders bring a free Daydream View VR headset (an $80 value), but Google is trying to set itself up as "the Apple of ...

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Sprint LG V20 pre-orders begin, US Cellular too

Sprint LG V20 pre-orders begin, US Cellular too

T-Mobile LG V20 pre-orders have opened now and AT&T and Verizon V20 orders are already in full swing, but Sprint and US Cellular customers have had to wait. There's a time for everything, though, and the latest on the V20 shows that Sprint LG V20 pre-orders and US Cellular LG V20 pre-orders are now open for ...

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AT&T Is Buying Time Warner

AT&T Is Buying Time Warner

AT&T has reached an agreement to buy Time Warner for $85.4 billion a deal that would transform the company to a media giant. AT&T agreed to pay $105.50 a share, evenly split between stocks and cash. The offer is an improved one from a prior one (2014) by 21 Century Fox at $85, which was rejected by Warner ...

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LG G6 to lose modular design

LG G6 to lose modular design

The LG G5 has been nothing short of a flop for LG, but many are calling for LG to make a modest comeback with the V20 (now that Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 has been withdrawn from the market). I'm not sure that the Note 7 troubles will automatically translate into overnight success for LG, but some are optimistic. The V20 ...

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HTC Bolt leaks without 3.5mm headphone jack

HTC Bolt leaks without 3.5mm headphone jack

HTC hasn't necessarily had the best year on record, but the Taiwanese phone maker has had to pick up the pieces and move forward despite the lack of success that the HTC 10 was. Google employed HTC with regard to making its new Pixel phones that now sport the exclusive "G" branding, and HTC agreed. The new Pixel ...

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