We first picked up on a report that claimed that WhatsApp was testing a new feature called Status that was similar to Snapchat Stories. The Facebook-owned company confirmed it today. The WhatsApp Status feature is out now and simply put, it’s just an encrypted version of Snapchat Stories. Facebook-owned services appear to have a penchant of copying what Snapchat has done with Stories.
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Verizon today announced that it’s improving its prepaid plans by adding a new $40 option. It says that this new data buck is going to make it simpler for prepaid customers to enjoy the benefits of its network. The carrier is offering a 2GB prepaid plan for $40 per month. Customers also get unlimited international texting from the United States to more than 200 countries as well as the ability to carry over any unused data to the next month.
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Samsung teased a new Exynos processor yesterday which it’s going to unveil at the Mobile World Congress 2017 later this month. It’s very likely that this new chip will debut in some variants of the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8 Plus. Some variants of the new flagship will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 as well, that much as already been confirmed. More purported details about Samsung’s Galaxy S8 processor have now surfaced online.
Read full post →More Details About Samsung’s Galaxy S8 Processor Surface

It has been a while since Apple came out with new tablets so the company is expected to conduct an event next month to unveil new iPads. According to a new report, we will be treated to more than just new tablets at the company’s March event. Apparently, the company is going to launch a new iPad Pro 2, a (Product)Red iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus as well as a 128GB iPhone SE at its event next month.
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There’s good news for those who own the HTC 10 on Sprint. The HTC 10 Nougat update Sprint release is underway today. The carrier is finally rolling out the much-awaited firmware update for this HTC flagship smartphone. HTC 10 owners have been waiting for it for a very long time on Sprint so they will be happy that the carrier is finally following through with this release.
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Microsoft may not have sold millions of units of the HoloLens augmented reality headset but that wasn’t its objective in the first place. This first-generation augmented reality headset is meant for developers and enthusiasts who are really interested in pushing AR into the future. The company may eventually come out with cheaper HoloLens headsets or team up with other manufacturers who want to create their own. According to a recent report, Microsoft is going to release the successor to the existing HoloLens in 2019.
Read full post →Microsoft HoloLens Successor May Not Arrive Until 2019

Samsung has not launched a new Windows-powered tablet in a very long time and the company is expected to end this streak by launching a new Windows 10 tablet at the Mobile World Congress 2017 later this month. Recent reports suggest that it’s going to unveil the Galaxy TabPro S2 at the event, however, references to a Samsung Galaxy Book have now surfaced in a Windows 10 app, hinting at yet another device running Microsoft software.
Read full post →Samsung Galaxy Book Tablet Possibly In Development

It was previously confirmed that Final Fantasy XV PS4 Pro patch would be released in the coming weeks. This will enable the game to take full advantage of the enhanced performance offered by the most powerful console that Sony has ever developed. Those who own this title on PlayStation 4 Pro will be delighted to find out today that the much-awaited PS4 Pro patch has now been released. Final Fantasy XV patch 1.05 is now out and available for download.
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Snap, the company that owns the app Snapchat, demonstrated that it can do hardware as well by unveiling the Spectacles last year. They’re basically a pair of sunglasses that make it very easy to Snapchat on the go. It started selling them in limited quantities using cute vending machines in select locations across the United States and now, ahead of its pending IPO, the company has decided to open up sales for everyone. Snap Spectacles are now available for purchase online in the United States. You no longer have to go out of your way to find one of those vending machines.
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It has been rumored for a couple of years now that Xiaomi is interested in making its own application processor. We recently picked up on a report which claimed that Xiaomi could launch the “Pinecone” processor as early as this month and now the company has officially confirmed this. The Xiaomi Pinecone processor launch has been confirmed for February 28th. Xiaomi confirmed this by releasing a poster through its Weibo account.
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