How do you change movesets in Pokémon Go? With Technical Machines (TM)!

June 21, 2017
How do you get and use Quick TM and Charge TM to change your movesets in Pokémon Go? From beating the Raid Boss, starting this July!

Movesets are one of the most important elements of Pokémon Go. Generated at random, with the roll of virtual dice, movesets can make your favorite Pokémon devastating… or a huge disappointment.

Previously, one bad moveset and your Pokémon was done. Soon, Pokémon Go will be introducing the Technical Machine — TM for short — and with the new Quick TM and Charge TM, you’ll have a chance to re-roll your Pokémon’s movesets and potentially reshape its destiny!

What’s a Technical Machine?

A Technical Machine, often referred to simply as a TM, is a way to teach your Pokémon a new move. In Pokémon Go’s implementation:

Technical Machines are items you can use to permanently teach a Pokémon a new Fast Attack or Charged Attack.

In other words, a TM will let you “re-roll…

OnePlus 5 hands-on: the affordable flagship grows up

June 21, 2017

OnePlus may have started out trying to grab the attention of smartphone shoppers with handsets featuring jaw-droppingly low prices, but the company’s MO has been evolving in recent years. While low prices are important, they’re not the be-all-end-all of the OnePlus strategy, and even though pricing’s been creeping up over the years, we’ve been getting some more and more impressive phones out of the deal.

This week, OnePlus announced its latest, the OnePlus 5. With a high-end processor under the hood, giant buckets of storage and memory at users’ disposal, and an all-new dual camera system …

T-Mobile still has a Buy One, Get One deal on the Galaxy S8, S8+, LG G6, and LG V20!

June 21, 2017
Here’s a little reminder: T-Mobile’s Father’s Day BOGO deals are still going, letting new and existing customers buy a Galaxy S8, S8+, LG G6, or LG V20 this week and get a second phone for free! The catch is you need to fork all the cash upfront (for a single phone, thankfully) and get reimbursed a little later.

Still, newcomers to the Magenta carrier have to purchase the phones on an Equipment Installment Plan and activate them on a T-Mobile One plan, while existing customers simply have to choose a new phone on their EIP plan, then add a new voice lined and unlimited data to it.

The …

Samsung Gear S3 gets Spotify offline playback

Spotify has been a part of the Samsung Gear since the Gear S2. What’s been missing since then, is a way to listen to music right off the Gear without a connected smartphone and without needing a connected smartwatch. This is where offline playback comes in. Now you’ll be able to download certain songs or playlists to the Gear S3.

To use it, you’ll need to first download a Spotify add-on app that can be downloaded from the Gear Manager app from your smartphone. After that, you’ll be able to choose which playlists, songs, or albums you want to save to your Gear…

Information discovered in HTC U11 system files reveals HTC built Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2

June 21, 2017
A report released last month claimed that the deal Google made with HTC for the latter to build the Pixel and Pixel XL was good for two years. That would mean that we should expect the Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 to both be built by HTC. But last week there was another report that said Google would scrap the Pixel XL 2. Instead, it would offer a larger screened phablet made by LG, with an Aspect Ratio of 18:9. At the least, HTC would still be the company behind the Pixel 2.

But out of Japan today came something completely different. A bit of news stated that inside the system files of the HTC …

Bixby Voice hitting US Galaxy S8 and S8+ in the US

Bixby Voice is starting to pop up to a number of users in the United States with the Galaxy S8 or S8+, particularly to those who have signed up for the Bixby Early Access Program that Samsung opened late-last week. If you didn’t sign up for the Early Access Program when it opened, it is too late now, as Samsung is no longer accepting any more testers.

Samsung Galaxy S8

If you just so happened to sign up for the Early Access Beta, you’ll want to make sure you open the Galaxy App store and make sure that all your Samsung Apps are up to date. Only then will Bixby change and ask you to…

Armani smartwatches are coming September 14, powered by Android Wear 2.0

June 21, 2017

Like many other brands – luxury, fashion, or technological – Emporio Armani is taking advantage of Android Wear 2.0’s availability and ready-made technological platform to create a collection of smartwatches. They are called Connected, They look great – really good, as if they were conceptualized by, you know, actual designers! Interchangeable straps are an option, too.

The Connected smartwatches are successors to the brand’s hybrid smartwatch and feature touch screens, Android Wear 2.0, the whole shebang. The video trailer doesn’t make it clear what makes these …

Firefox Focus now available on Android

Mozilla has finally launched Firefox Focus on Android, which was launched late last year on iOS but is now also available on the Play Store.

Firefox Focus is a very simple and different kind of browser. While other browsers have a private mode of sorts as a separate feature, Focus is permanently in private mode. This means every session is siloed and the browser keeps no track of your history or cookies. Once you are done browsing, clearing the prominently placed trash button clears everything. To keep things more simple, there is also no tab support or bookmarks.

Focus also can…

Next-gen Samsung Gear VR to come with 2,000 ppi OLED screen

Samsung has released quite a few Gear VR headsets over the years, but one thing they all have in common is the fact that you need to insert a smartphone into them. The next generation Gear VR that is currently in development will break away from that tradition, however. That is, if a new rumor from Samsung’s home country of Korea is to be believed.

The next Gear VR is said to be the first standalone headset in the series. It will have its own screen, which will be of the OLED variety and feature the insanely high pixel density of 2,000 ppi. That will help alleviate feelings of dizziness…