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Why Samsung should release a Note 8

Samsung denies reports that it's planning to release another Note smartphone, but it would be a major misstep for the company to do away with what is perhaps its most important smartphone brand. Here's why.

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Pixel demand is higher than expected, with some pre-orders being pushed back to November

You may have a better chance buying the phone directly from Verizon if you're willing to live with a locked bootloader.

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Review: LG’s V20 is a different kind of phone -- in a good way

Besides the usual high-end components, LG’s new V20 offers great audio, lots of photo options, a second screen, a replaceable battery and Android Nougat.

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BlackBerry unveils the DTEK60, pledges a secure Android experience for $499

Software is the story with this phone, as BlackBerry is counting on its security know-how to set this latest effort apart from others.

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Google makes more than Samsung, Apple on flagship phone

The price Google charges for its Pixel XL smartphone is closer to what it costs to make the phone than what both Samsung and Apple charge for the GS7 and iPhone 7, but Google still makes more money. Here's why.

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Financial experts forecast more bad news for Apple

Later today, Apple is expected to again announce a sales decline for its biggest product lines.

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Beleaguered Samsung now fending off reports of Galaxy S7 Edge phones catching fire

It's unlikely that the phone has a major defect given how long it's been on the market, but these latest incidents compound what's already been a major headache for Samsung.

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Microsoft Graveyard: What Microsoft has killed in 2016

Here’s a roundup of products, services and more that Microsoft rid itself of in 2016.

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66% off KMASHI 15000mAh External Battery Power Bank - Deal Alert

KMASHI's 15,000mAh power bank can charge any 2 smartphones, tablets or USB devices simultaneously at high speed, and several times over without needing to be recharged. With the current 66% discount you can buy it on Amazon for just...

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New Samsung loyalty program hints that the Note line may not be dead after all

The company is offering Note7 buyers in Korea discounts on the S7 line and a cheaper upgrade to an S8 or Note8.


Pepe the Frog and Apple's political bias against Donald Trump

Apple’s biased and inconsistent app submission reviewers are on display yet again as the company rejects a pro-Trump app that features Pepe the Frog.

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10 must-have Android apps for Halloween

From creepy games to costume aides, it's time again to summon the spirits to your phone for a fun and festive Halloween.

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The first things to do with your new Pixel phone

Before you do anything else with your new Pixel or Pixel XL, do these.

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Will Apple release a 4-inch iPhone 8?

Apple’s 4-inch iPhone SE has been a big hit with the company’s customers. But will Apple release a smaller version of the iPhone 8 in 2017?


Google Pixel Camera Shootout

We take the Pixel XL into the lab and square it off against the iPhone 7 Plus, LG V20, and Galaxy S7 Edge.

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CIOs discuss whether Note7 recall hurts Samsung's enterprise appeal

Samsung's brand took a beating over the past months as reports of exploding Galaxy Note7 smartphones made headlines and the company desperately did damage duty. In the enterprise, however, CIOs and IT leaders say Samsung has earned a...

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Samsung faces lawsuit from Note7 owners who couldn’t use their phones

Samsung’s problems with lawsuits from alleged victims of overheating batteries in the Galaxy Note7 smartphone could get compounded by consumers suing for compensation of carrier charges.


Pixel is a Google smartphone, inside and out

The Pixel smartphone is the first phone created solely by Google.

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