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Nixon Mission review: A hardcore Android Wear watch for surf and snow

Ruggedized for action sports, the Nixon Mission is water resistant down to 10 ATM thanks to a trick "MicLock" feature.

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Hands-on: Google Assistant's Allo chatbot outdoes Cortana, Siri as your digital pal

First there was Google Now. Next, Google's new Allo app includes Google Assistant, a capable digital personality that is eager to assist.

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Mobile apps still have long way to go in state governments

A new survey released this week reveals that while a little more than half of state CIOs surveyed consider mobile devices and apps an essential or high priority, relatively few state government apps are mobile ready or are being used...

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Samsung has shipped 500,000 replacement Note 7 units to the U.S.

The four major carriers are urging customers to exchange their device while also prepping to resume sales.

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Google Trips app helps enrich your travels

Google's new Trips app helps you discover noteworthy sights during trips and maps them out in itineraries. The app also imports travel confirmations from Gmail, but that feature is still rough around the edges.

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Google's Pixel phones: 7 essential technical upgrades we want to see

It looks like "Nexus" is out, and "Pixel" is in. This is what we hope to see as Google updates its flagship phones running pure, unadulterated Android.

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Google finally launches its Allo messaging app

Leaning heavily on Google's new Assistant, Google hopes Allo will finally give it a messaging app that really sticks.

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Samsung ships 500,000 replacement Note7s for recall exchange

Samsung said that 500,000 new Note7 devices have been shipped to U.S. carriers and retailers to replace the smartphones recalled because of a fire hazard. The devices will be available for exchange starting Wednesday.

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Google ad hints of new smartphones to come on Oct. 4

Google released an intriguing new video on prime time TV Monday that hints of an Oct. 4 announcement of two new smartphones -- the Pixel X and Pixel XL.

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How to tell if your Galaxy Note7 is safe to use

Samsung has created specific box markings and an IMEI lookup tool so you can tell if you have a non-explosive model.

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Is the Hasselblad True Zoom Moto Mod worth $300?

The new Hasselblad camera 'Mod' for Moto Z DROID smartphones is now available via Verizon and Motorola. This quick hands-on video review spotlights the expensive camera's strengths and limitations.

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Rapid review: Hasselblad True Zoom Moto Mod

Hands on with the Hasselblad True Zoom camera Mod for Motorola's Z Droid smartphones.

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U.S. consumer agency issues official Note 7 recall

The Consumer Product Safety Commission late Thursday issued an official recall for 1 million Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones.

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Samsung Note 7 recall could hurt brand, or not

Samsung's recall of Galaxy Note 7 smartphones over reports that dozens caught fire might have a lasting impact on the company's image. Or not, depending on which analyst you ask.

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Pokémon Go guide app with half a million downloads hacks Android devices

A rogue Pokémon Go helper application with over 500,000 downloads on Google Play had Trojan code that downloaded root exploits to take over Android devices.

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Speed limits are starting to make their way into Google Maps

Both the smartphone and Android Auto versions of the app will let you know the speed limit while driving.

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Microsoft Intune to support Android for Work

Microsoft takes another step to embrace the others' enterprise mobility management protocols

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Google offers $200K for top prize in new Android hack challenge

Researchers can submit entries from now until March 14, 2017.

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