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Guarantee your Pokémon evolve to over 1,000 CP in 'Pokémon Go'

If you're hoping to be the very best like no one ever was, it's imperative that you have an arsenal of badass Pokémon.<p>Now that we're a few weeks into the game and people are reaching higher and higher levels, the Pokémon you'll be meeting at Gyms are going to be getting tougher. Basically, if you …

Calculators

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I tried the iPhone case that helps you take better selfies — and it really works

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>There are a lot of iPhone cases out there. Some are meant to provide extra battery life, others will keep your iPhone safe from a dip …

iPhone

BlackBerry's Smartphone Sacrifice Is All About Security

As promised, Blackberry has another smartphone to reveal to the world. The snappily titled DTEK50 is equipped with a Snapdragon 617, 3GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, and a 5.2 inch HD screen. It’s a good mid-range package, and the list price of $299 is not only less than the launch price of the …

Security

Omnicharge Smart Portable 20400mAh Power Bank (video) - Geeky Gadgets

If you are searching for a powerful portable battery pack to enable you to your mobile devices, action cameras and more charged up whilst you are …

Gear & Gadgets

The Inside Story Of 'Pokémon GO's' Evolution From Google Castoff To Global Phenomenon

It’s not hard to spot players of the most popular smartphone game of all time. They have a peculiar way of carrying their devices in front of them with one hand, says John Hanke, the technology whiz behind <i>Pokémon GO,</i> as we stroll along the waterfront of San Diego’s Seaport Village the day before …

Google

Facebook Live Rolls Out Audience Targeting: This Week in Social Media

Welcome to our weekly edition of what’s hot in social media news.<p>To help you <b>stay up to date with social media</b>, here are some of the news items that …

Facebook

6 tips to keep your Facebook clean, secure and private

NEW YORK (AP) — Got hundreds of Facebook friends you hardly know?<p>Now is a good time to do some digital cleanup, while the year is still fresh. Review your security and privacy settings, and make sure those casual acquaintances you met at a bar eons ago aren't still getting the most intimate details …

Facebook

The Best 360-Degree Cameras for Capturing Your Surroundings

Capture memories in a whole new way with one of these gadgets!​<p>There are two distinct types of consumer-friendly 360-degree cameras: single-lens and dual-lens offerings. Single-lens cameras typically capture content with better quality, while dual-lens offerings stitch content together with less …

Mobile apps

Yahoo and Verizon are due to announce $5 billion deal by Monday

It looks like Verizon will be the new owner of Yahoo.<p>The two companies are ready to announce that they have struck a roughly $5 billion deal, according to a report in Recode, citing anonymous sources. The announcement could come on Monday, with both companies hoping to make it official before …

Verizon

Super Slow Motion Shows How an SLR Camera Shutter Works

I'll never get tired of slow motion. Things are easier to explain, and they just look cooler. Check out this great slow motion video that takes you …

Slow motion

Huge leak shows Galaxy Note 7 iris scanner in action on video

This has been a big week of firsts for eager Samsung fans who can’t wait to get their hands on the company’s upcoming new flagship phone, the Galaxy …

Scanners

Motorola Moto Z And Moto Z Force Demonstrate True Modular Smartphone Innovation

Concepts of the modular smartphone have been in the works for some time now but they were either very forward-looking, like Google’s Project Ara (aka Phonebloks), or half-baked (frankly like LG’s G5, in my opinion). Motorola, on the other hand, in conjunction with its parent company Lenovo, has …

Motorola

Verizon to disconnect unlimited data users who use over 100GB per month

Verizon has never had a good relationship with the few customers still holding on to its unlimited data plans. The company has been trying over the past few years to get those customers to upgrade to newer, restricted plans, but despite its best efforts, many customer still remain on these plans. …

Verizon

Top 22 apps a new (or old) Android phone MUST have

Got a new phone and install lots of free android apps from Google Play Store. This is the same story of every android mobile user. Everyone knows …

Phones

The 'world's smallest 4K camera' has big ambitions

Mokacam proves high-end features don't require a Hollywood budget.<p>If your sole guidance on an industry was the share price of the market leader, then you'd definitely consider it a tough 12 months for action cameras. That said, newcomer So Special Labs isn't put off. In fact, it thinks its Mokacam …

GoPro

Pokémon Go: how the overnight sensation was 20 years in the making

Returning home on Thursday afternoon, I was stopped by two 10-year-olds standing at the top of my road. “Are you playing Pokémon Go?” one asked. When I said I was, they went wild.<p>“Oh my days! There’s a Gengar over there, and there’s a gym over there, and that woman’s playing it, too. Everyone here …

Pokémon

How technology disrupted the truth

One Monday morning last September, Britain woke to a depraved news story. The prime minister, David Cameron, had committed an “obscene act with a dead pig’s head”, according to the Daily Mail. “A distinguished Oxford contemporary claims Cameron once took part in an outrageous initiation ceremony at …

Journalism

Lego Camera Stabilizer Is the Cure for Shaky Video

A DIY way to shoot better movies.<p>Good camera stabilization rigs can get pretty expensive (including when they break), and there aren't a lot of cheap alternatives out there. But now, with a tutorial from Producttank, you can build your own stabilizer out of some Legos and a few rubber bands.<p>While …

Photography

Leaked 'iPhone 7' dummy units show device in same colors as Apple's iPhone 6s

A newly-published image of alleged dummy "iPhone 7" models for accessory manufacturers suggests that Apple will ship the device in the same colors as …

Mobile Photography

Android Pay makes impressive debut in Australia with 35 participating local banks

Google isn’t messing around when it comes to digital wallet penetration, rolling Android Pay out in fewer countries than both Samsung and Apple Pay, …

Pokémon Go now available in the UK for iPhone and iPad, find it in the App Store

Pokémon Go is now officially available in the UK! Download it for free in the UK App Store here. The official rollout in the United Kingdom follows Pokémon Go’s expansion to Germany yesterday and brings even more people into the scope of the smash hit title, which is now the most successful mobile …

iPhone

Microsoft launching Thinga.Me iPhone app for capturing & organizing real world objects

A new project called Thinga.Me from Microsoft’s experimental Garage team aims to offer users a way of organizing and sharing real-world objects through a new iPhone app.<p>Currently part of an invite-only closed beta, the app automatically isolates real-world objects in photos that users snap, …

iPhone

Sharp unveils Japan's first Android One phone

Primarily known as an LCD TV manufacturer and display supplier for many top smartphone brands, including Apple, Sharp has a long-established domestic …

iPhone 6s resale values remain strong ahead of Apple's expected 'iPhone 7' launch

With Apple expected to launch its next-generation iPhone in just a matter of months, a new analysis of the secondary iPhone 6s market has found that …

Apple News

You Should Probably Check Your Pokémon Go Privacy Settings

The company behind the game is collecting players’ data. And it’s most definitely catching them all.<p>UPDATE: In a statement attached to the first patch to the game, released today, Niantic said it “Fixed Google account scope.” iOS users who sign out and back into the game with Google will see the …

Privacy

The top five most surprising stories about Pokémon Go ... so far

Catching cheating boyfriends, stumbling across dead bodies and advertising one’s services as a professional Pokémon Go trainer – less than a week since the launch of the virtual-meets-real-world app Pokémon Go and the stories it has sparked are kookier than the names of the critters its fans are …

Justin Trudeau

9.7″ iPad Pro First Impressions

This weekend I was finally able to update my iPad to a brand new 9.7″ iPad Pro. I had been wanting to upgrade for a couple of years. However, between my 15″ rMBP and my iPhone 6s Plus, I had been able to limp along using my iPad 3 since I acquired it in April of 2012. When the iPad 3 was first …

iPad

Latest iPhone 7 casing leak shows off gold colouring in high res photo - Pocket-lint

Yet another iPhone 7 leak has surfaced online, showing the device's design more clearly than we've seen before. This most recent leak shows an actual …

iPhone

These sketchy photos suggest the iPhone 7 Plus won't have a mute switch

Have you come to terms yet with the strong indications that the next iPhone won't have a headphone jack? I hope so, because a new leak seems to suggest that another feature may be removed: the mute switch. Nowhereelse.fr has surfaced some alleged photos of the next Plus-sized iPhone to follow an …

iPhone