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President Obama ditched his Blackberry for a Galaxy S4 (probably)

Yep, you read that right. In a Late Night with Jimmy Fallon appearance a couple of days back, President Obama mentioned he no longer used his DISA/DOD-approved Blackberry, but a new Android smartphone instead. According to Ars Technica, that device is very likely a hardened Samsung Galaxy S4.

The S4 is currently the only device supported under DISA's DOD Mobility Classified Capability-Secret (DMCC-S) program. In 2014, a number of Samsung devices were the first to win approval from the National Security Agency under its National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP) Commercial Solutions for Classified (CSfC) program—largely because of Samsung's KNOX security technology.

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Space Hulk for Android offers turn-based strategy in the Warhammer 40,000 universe, but only on SHIELD devices

Space Hulk is not some Jason X-style reinterpretation of Marvel's not-so-jolly green giant, fun as that might be. Nope, it's a tabletop tactical RPG set in the vaunted Warhammer 40,000 setting. The setting, which features a bunch of strapping space marines stomping around a gigantic derelict spaceship, is kind of like Aliens, except you get to kill things instead of run away. The latest video game version of the Space Hulk setup was released in 2013, and today it's been made available on the SHIELD, SHIELD Tablet, and SHIELD Portable.

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The OnePlus 3 is official with a Snapdragon 820, 6GB of RAM, an aluminum unibody frame, and no invite needed

In the event you didn't strap a VR viewer to your face to watch the OnePlus 3 announcement, all the details are now available. If you've been keeping up with the leaks, they seem to have been quite accurate. The OnePlus 3 has a whopping 6GB of RAM, a Snapdragon 820, and a slim aluminum design. Perhaps most interestingly, the $399 smartphone is available for purchase today on the OnePlus website without an invite.

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Minecraft: Pocket Edition gets a big update for E3, including Xbox cross-platform play, Realms servers, and more

Microsoft is the owner of Mojang, developer of the ultra-popular Minecraft sandbox building game. And at the E3 video game conference, they want everyone to know it. In between the usual slew of console exclusives and hype about the future, the company dedicated a little time to Minecraft exclusively. At least some of the new additions for Minecraft were released immediately for the Android version, most notably access to Realms servers and cross-platform play with the Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

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The UMi Super is a stunning all-metal flagship killer that boasts big specs at a small price [Sponsored Post]

Some people prefer a phone to have impressive technical specifications to ensure the best performance. Others put a higher priority on a well-designed, beautiful device that feels substantial in their hand. With the UMi Super, however, you get the best of both worlds. Even better is that in addition to the handsome exterior and power underneath the hood, it all comes at a bargain price.

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[Deal Alert] Benson-approved USB Type-C and USB A car charger on sale for $9.99 with coupon code

Finding good USB Type-C chargers and cables is still something of a pain, but it's getting better. Today, you can get a good deal on a Nekteck Type-C car charger that is recommended by the one and only Benson Leung. It's usually $15.99, but with a coupon code it can be yours for a mere $9.99.

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Sony Xperia X review: Sony's latest attempt to convince you to buy a phone from someone else

Sony has never been a major player in the North American smartphone market, but it still gives it a shot every now and then. Sony has famously found every way to fail at gaining traction with its Xperia Z line of smartphones. This year Sony traded the Z for an X (I guess it traded with Motorola) and has launched a US version of the Xperia X in relatively short order. This phone is a mix of old and new from Sony, but the combination is problematic—it might have kept the wrong things. Sony is looking to sell a phone with a mid-range SoC at a flagship price.

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Amazon India scoops OnePlus by publishing the full listing of the OnePlus 3

Oh well, that was fast. It has barely been two hours since we posted about The Hindustan Times jumping the gun and publishing an ad for the OnePlus 3 that reveals the device as an Amazon Exclusive in India, but there's more. Amazon India appears to have grown a little antsy and published the official listing for the OnePlus 3 with all of the glorious details.

We're still sifting through all the details and will update the post as we go, but it seems that all of the leaked specs were accurate: a Snapdragon 820 runs the show, a 5.5" 1080p "Optic Amoled" display is on the front covered with Gorilla Glass 4, there are 6GB of RAM with 64GB of storage that don't appear to be coupled with a MicroSD slot, the charging port is USB 2.0 Type-C with "Dash Charge" technology for faster charging (5V at 4A), a 16MP camera with OIS is on the back and 8MP fixed-focus camera is on the front, and everything is powered by a 3000mAh non-removable battery.

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Google Maps starts using crowdsourcing to verify suggested edits

A couple of months ago, while tearing down an updated APK, Cody found hints that Google Maps would be crowdsourcing to curate suggested edits to Places. The feature didn't appear to go live then, but it seems that it's been showing up for some users over the past couple of weeks.

If you're checking a place in Google Maps, you might start seeing notes in yellow below certain information telling you that someone has submitted an edit for said info. Tapping that surfaces a card which is very similar to the ones that Google Maps uses to ask you questions about Places.

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6GB/64GB OnePlus 3 to be an Amazon Exclusive in India, priced at Rs. 27,999

The OnePlus 3 has been in the news so frequently these past few weeks that we're more than ready for the phone to be officially announced so we can move on from all the rumors. And speaking of rumors, after getting our clearest look yet at the device yesterday, we thought we were done with the leaks, but it seems that there's more to learn about the 3, and from very official and reliable sources to boot.

People in India who happened to check the Hindustan Times newspaper today might have noticed an interesting ad taking up a huge space in one of the pages.

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