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New Android Features

2 powerful new features on their way to Android right now

Surprise! A couple of cool new features may be lurking in your phone's settings this very minute. Ready to find 'em?

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Apple smartphones outsold Samsung's in Q4

Apple has overtaken Samsung Electronics in smartphone sales for the first time in two years, but don't count on it staying ahead for long.

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What happens when tech companies make television shows

Short version: It's not good. Apple's Planet of the Apps is not exactly popcorn-friendly.

Android App Diet

I went on an Android app diet, and I've never felt better

I'm not sure how to tell you this, buddy, but you're starting to look a little bloated.

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Get ready to grab your Google I/O tickets

If you're hoping to attend Google I/O in May, you can apply for tickets to the annual developer conference Feb. 22-27.

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This extremely soft, high-quality and machine-washable microfiber material absorbs and safely removes dust, oil smudges, fingerprints, and dirt from eyeglasses, camera lenses, computer screens, televisions, and other delicate...

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Android privacy assistant seeks to stop unwanted data collection

Not sure what your phone is collecting about you? A new Android app is promising to simplify the privacy settings on your smartphone, and stop any unwanted data collection.

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Windows Trojan hacks into embedded devices to install Mirai

Attackers have started to use Windows and Android malware to hack into embedded devices, dispelling the belief that if such devices are not directly exposed to the Internet they're less vulnerable.

Android Wear 2.0 - LG Watch Sport LTE

One more time: An LTE smartwatch is a stupid idea

"Look, ma: I've got a gigantic awkward phone on my wrist!"

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Apple's iPhone declines in China, and this year could be a struggle

Perhaps the next iPhone 8 will be Apple's next shot at achieving greatness in China.

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Balancing security and convenience on your Android phone

Improving security on your smartphone is generally accompanied by a sacrifice of speed or convenience. Here are a few choices that everyone needs to make in their search for an acceptable compromise.

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Samsung Galaxy S7 hardware will come to the DragonBoard 820c computer

Meet DragonBoard 820c, a supercharged board computer that will make Raspberry Pi 3 look like a turtle.

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3 months with Google Home: Fun, functional, and frustrating

The sometimes-surprising realities of having Google's new virtual assistant in your home.

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What the Samsung Galaxy S8 leaks reveal

Leaked images of the Samsung Galaxy S8 phones have given us a pretty good idea of what to expect.

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How Samsung’s Note 7 mess may be good for us all

High-tech lithium-ion batteries, powering most of our gadgets, can be dangerous things. Has Samsung's Note 7 problem shown the industry how to make things safer?

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Lenovo's Yoga A12 Android 2-in-1 has futuristic touch-panel keyboard

Lenovo's bringing its cool new style of typing to the new Yoga A12 2-in-1, which can be an Android tablet or a laptop.

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10 most botched Android device launches ever

Hindsight is 20/20, but these launches were screwed up badly.

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How I Use Android: Material Podcast host and UX designer Yasmine Evjen

The person behind one of Android's most powerful voices powers up her personal phone to show us what's inside.

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