Someone created a fanny pack with your Super Bowl viewing party in mind

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If you don’t mind looking ridiculous, the No Fumble Fanny Pack by Heluva Good! could be the perfect accessory while you watch your games. The fanny pack has 3 pouches for you to stuff anything from your chips and dip to your beverages. The fanny pack was created to eliminate mess and allow your hands to be free from holding all your snacks. 

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Honor V10 updated with Party Mode, network optimization feature

Honor V10 is getting a small update that adds two new features important to those who use their smartphones for entertainment more often than not. Yes, the V10 is getting a “Party Mode,” but also a new optimization feature for the Game Suite app.

But what exactly does the new Party Mode? Well, it’s pretty simple. Apparently, when enabled, Party Mode allows multiple Honor V10 smartphones to connect via NFC (Near Field Communication) and play the same tune a the same time across all handsets. That’s supposed to produce a multi-channel sound effect for a stunning audio experience.

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Fiona the hippo's first birthday party looks incredible

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Fiona the hippo, a celebrity, will probably not be making an appearance at her first birthday party. But that’s okay. It’s still a very good party.

Per zoo policy, hippos are only allowed to venture outdoors in temperatures above 50 degrees. So although it’s pretty warm for mid-February in Cincinnati — high 40s — Fiona and her mom, Bibi, will likely spend party day (Saturday) in their cozy indoor habitat.

Celebrating Fiona is always a good idea, though, so zoo patrons are already out in droves to sign her birthday card, eat cake and ice cream, adorn themselves with temporary Fiona tattoos, take photos in a Fiona-themed photobooth, and participate in other “hippo themed activities.”  Read more…

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Clever little otter uses his own face to make a sprinkler for his pool party

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Otters shouldn’t be underestimated. They can chase grown men to cars, make snow sleds of their own bodies and make DIY sprinklers on a whim — with their adorable little furry faces.

A clever little Asian small-clawed otter figured out how to make a home sprinkler system from a pipe pouring into his Wellington Zoo waterhole.

Filmed on Jan. 2 by a keeper, the Facebook video shows the male otter using his little snout to spray the water everywhere like a gleeful toddler. The zoo’s five otters, Bay, Eko, Si, Bhutan and Jambi, know how to pool party. Read more…

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Samsung disables 3rd party DeX support in Galaxy S8's fourth Android Oreo beta

The Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ received their fourth Android 8.0 Oreo beta update yesterday, and unfortunately that comes with a downside. Samsung has decided to block the use of 3rd party DeX docks with their phones.

Samsung DeX is a powerful feature that allows Galaxy S8/S8+ owners to plug their phones into a dock and get a desktop experience by connecting the dock to a monitor. While Samsung’s proprietary dock costs upwards of $150, some clever users have found workarounds for this. One XDA Developer user was able to turn their MacBook into a DeX dock, …

Verizon and AT&T team up to lease new cell towers being built by a third party

The nation’s top two largest mobile carriers, Verizon and AT&T, are teaming up with Tillman Infrastructure to build hundreds of cell towers. Tillman will be building the towers to the specs requested by the two mobile operators, and both Verizon and AT&T have agreed to lease them. The structures will be built at locations where there are no cell towers at present, allowing the carriers to move some equipment off of existing towers and on to the new ones once they are built.

Construction work on the new structures will begin in Q1 of 2018. Verizon says that once the towers are built, …

Third party accessories for the Pixel line could soon be given 'Made for Google' certification

The countdown timer on the PhoneArena home page counts down how much time is left until Google unveils the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. This will take place on Wednesday, October 4th, at 12 noon EDT, and the event will be live streamed on YouTube. Of course, we will be covering the story all day, so feel free to check in early and often for all of the information about the HTC built Pixel 2 and the LG produced Pixel 2 XL.

One interesting rumor passed along by a couple of individuals who are reportedly close to the October 4th event, says that on Wednesday, Google will also introduce a Made for …

Google adds new Rescue Party feature in Android Oreo to prevent bootloops

One of the nifty feature integrated into the new Android 8.0 Oreo is meant to help users avoid having their smartphones bootloop after trying to update to a new version of the OS. The new feature is called Rescue Party should be enabled by Oreo automatically when it detects that core system components are stuck in crash loops.

After the bootloop issue is noticed by Rescue Party, it will start a series of actions meant to recover the device. If none of these work, it will try rebooting the smartphone into recovery mode and prompt the user to perform a factory reset.

Unfortunately, …

Camera apps: do you use your stock one or do you download a 3rd party one?

Nowadays, most mid- to top-tier phones have pretty elaborate camera apps. They can feature filters, manual settings, and various shooting modes among any unique goodies the manufacturers may have thought of. And that’s definitely a welcome thing — smartphone cameras have been getting better and better and some manual tweaks can go a long way to get that perfect scene.

But there’s also a plethora of 3rd party apps out there, many of which bring their own stuff to the table. Be it a super-handy interface or focus peaking, or even a 24 FPS mode for more cinematic-looking videos. …

Taylor Swift sent a nice gift to a teen who invited her to her graduation party

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Taylor Swift is very busy doing whatever she is doing right now, so she was not able to attend her fan Ashley’s graduation party. But, according to Twitter, she did send the next best thing — flowers and a handwritten note.

Ashley — @AshSilv13 on Twitter — tweeted a photo of the gift on Saturday. “I INVITED TAYLOR TO MY GRADUATION PARTY AND SHE SENT ME FLOWERS AND THIS CARD,” she wrote. 

Behold:

I INVITED TAYLOR TO MY GRADUATION PARTY AND SHE SENT ME FLOWERS AND THIS CARD 😭😭😭 I LOVE YOU HONEY @taylorswift13 pic.twitter.com/8qQ6gTNeyP

— Ashley (@AshSilv13) May 13, 2017 Read more…

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