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Google’s own wireless service could be for Nexus 6 only

This could be the only smartphone supported by Google's network. Photo: Google

This could be the only smartphone supported by Google’s network. Photo: Google

Google has already confirmed plans to experiment with its own wireless services to “show what’s possible,” and we know it’s going to be limited in its reach. So limited, in fact, that you might need Google’s own Nexus 6 smartphone to connect to it.

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Sorry Samsung, the Galaxy S6 may have a major hardware fault

You might want to move onto the "next" phone after Galaxy S6. Photo: Samsung

You might want to move onto the “next” phone after Galaxy S6. Photo: Samsung

The Samsung Galaxy S6 may borrow its physical form factor, software design, and, yes, even EarPods from the iPhone 6, but there’s one thing Samsung forgot to pilfer: quality.

According to new reports coming out of Asia, the newly-unveiled Samsung Galaxy S6 and SGS6 edge handsets both suffer from a pretty grievous fault — in the form of a display error that stops them properly reading touch inputs around the bezel.

Check out the photos and video after the jump.

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Use a third-party WhatsApp client and you could be banned for life

Use the official WhatsApp client, or else. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Use the official WhatsApp client, or else. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

WhatsApp has long been warning us that using third-party clients is not permitted, and now it is permanently banning those who continue to do so.

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NVIDIA Shield is a $199 set-top box determined to deliver better games

The world's first Android TV built for gaming. Photo: NVIDIA

The world’s first Android TV built for gaming. Photo: NVIDIA

Android-powered games consoles are almost always a big disappointment, but gaming giant NVIDIA is confident it can change that with the Shield console, a $199 set-top box that’s determined to bring you better games.

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Apple Watch is ‘definitely lacking’ says Pebble founder

Pebble is going to have its work cut out for it taking on the Apple Watch. Photo: Pebble

Pebble is going to have its work cut out for it taking on the Apple Watch. Photo: Pebble

Becoming the most funded Kickstarter in history is certainly enough to boost confidence — and if you’re Pebble CEO Eric Migicovsky it’s enough to get you to take some potshots at giant-sized rival, Apple.

With Cupertino’s March 9 Apple Watch event just one week away, Migicovsky has thrown out a few barbed comments about Apple’s eagerly-anticipated debut wearable. Describing the device as “definitely lacking,” Pebble’s founder noted how he’s just not that into smartwatches that are “relegated to being an accessory to your mobile phones.”

Oh, snap!

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Galaxy S6 shames iPhone 6 in image-stabilization test

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If you need a smartphone camera that can capture a steady image even when you’re not, you’ll want to choose Samsung’s new Galaxy S6 over the iPhone 6. At least, that’s what the South Korean company hopes to prove with the strange, shaking display table it brought to MWC.

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Pebble’s Apple Watch competitor is the most-funded Kickstarter ever

Photo: Pebble

Photo: Pebble

Pebble gave its latest smartwatch project an extra bump this morning with the new Pebble Time Steel model, which pushed the project over the mark to become the most-funded Kickstarter project ever.

Pebble Time has raked in $13,617,054 so far, pushing it past the Coolest Cooler for the top spot. Pebble also has the third-most-successful Kickstarter project with its original Pebble Watch in 2012. The Pebble Time project still has 24 days left, so it will likely push far past the $15 million mark.

Here are the top 10 most-funded Kickstarters of all time:

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Google ‘preparing’ Android Wear support for iPhone

Android Wear could soon be iPhone-friendly. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Android Wear could soon be iPhone-friendly. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Google’s efforts to counter the threat of the Apple Watch will begin with bringing Android Wear support to iPhone. Sources claim the search giant is now “preparing” an Android Wear app for iOS, and it could be announced at Google I/O in May.

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Domino’s now lets you order and track a pizza from your watch

Pizza tracking on Android Wear. Photo: Domino's

Pizza tracking on Android Wear. Photo: Domino’s

Fancy pizza but can’t be bothered to find your phone? We’ve all been there, and it’s not a pretty place. But now you don’t have to fall asleep hungry wondering what you’re doing with your life, because Domino’s finally lets you order and track a pizza from your smartwatch.

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Pebble Time Steel is the more attractive sibling to Pebble’s new smartwatch

The original Pebble Time already looks a little outdated. Photo: Pebble

The original Pebble Time already looks a little outdated. Photo: Pebble

This time last week, Pebble announced Pebble Time, its brand new smartwatch for 2015. And if you’ve already backed that thinking it would keep you going until a more extravagant successor to the Pebble Steel came along, you’re going to be pretty disappointed with today’s Pebble news.

Just one week after the company announced Pebble Time and raked in more than $12 million (and counting) in funding, it today revealed Pebble Time Steel, a high-end version of the device that’s made of metal, and boasts better battery life.

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