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Verizon will shut down its 2G CDMA network by 2019

Verizon has announced that it will shut down its 2G CDMA network by 2019. It'll work to transition the service's remaining users to LTE in the intervening years.

Facebook Messenger reduces load times, now supports Instant Articles

Facebook's Instant Articles have proven a hit in the standard Facebook app, but those articles will now show up in Facebook Messenger too. This should help significantly cut down on load times while using bots from publishers.

Got T-Mobile? Claim free unlimited data for Pokémon Go on Tuesday

Think Pokémon Go is draining your data? It's only using up 5 to 10 megabytes per hour, but T-Mobile is letting people claim free unlimited data for the app. The offer runs through August 9.

Samsung’s last chance to overturn Apple’s patent case win comes on October 10

It might be Samsung's last opportunity to get out of paying $548 million to Apple, as the Supreme Court will hear arguments on what should be considered for compensation in design infringement cases.

Windows 10 Mobile’s camera app could finally add a built-in panorama feature

After discontinuing the Lumia Panorama app, Windows users had to use third-party programs to snap panoramas, but that could change soon. A rumor confirmed by a member of the Windows Insider Team shows that panoramas will soon be built-in.

Want to learn to code? These 5 apps make it easy

Coding could be an important part of the future, though many still don't understand the basics of how it works. Thankfully, there are a ton of apps to help you learn, whether you want to build a website or create an Android app.

Looking for rare Pokémon? These maps might help, but use with caution

Why wonder around aimlessly looking for Pokémon when you can simply use a map instead? A number of Pokémon Go maps have popped up, with the goal of helping you find those ultra-rare Pokemon.

Google is hosting its first Indie Game Festival in September

Think you're a pretty decent indie game developer? Google wants you! The company has announced its first ever Indie Game Festival, which will take place in September in San Francisco.

Got tiny hands? This startup wants you to buy its hexagon-shaped smartphone

The Keecoo K1, a hexagonal-shaped smartphone designed to "fit the hands of women," is set for release later this year. The phone has mid-range specs and a very eccentric design that's sure to catch the eye.

The FCC just took the next big step in implementing 5G

The FCC has voted unanimously to implement a plan for 5G -- one that will see the commission designating bands of radio waves to 5G. Those radio waves will be used by carriers like Verizon and AT&T.

Sprint wants to help parents decide when it’s time to get their kids a smartphone

Sprint has launched a new website designed to help parents decide whether or not it's the right time to buy their kids a smartphone. The website includes videos, facts about kids and phones, and even a quiz.

You can now choose a photo for your keyboard thanks to Google Keyboard 5.1

Google has started rolling out version 5.1 of its Keyboard app, boasting a number of changes, including new emojis and customizable themes. This will allow users to choose from a color or even a photo as a theme for their keyboard.