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Android 7.0 Nougat: 6 helpful new features to try first

Don't really know where to begin with Google's latest mobile operating system? We can help.

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New battery technology could double capacities for consumer electronics

A startup called SolidEnergy says that it’s developed a new design for a safe, rechargeable lithium-metal battery, potentially revolutionizing energy storage for small devices like smartphones and wearables.

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2 ways to rebook cancelled flights with a smartphone or tablet

Delta Air Lines' recent high-profiles delays may be in the rearview, but modern travelers can expect more of the same. TripIt Pro and Freebird both help book alternate flights when a scheduled one is cancelled or significantly...

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Note7 iris scanner not quite ready for prime time (video)

The iris scanner in Samsung's Galaxy Note7 smartphone is a breakthrough in mobile biometric authentication. Unfortunately, it's also not reliable.

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Windows smartphone sales collapse

Sales of Windows smartphones plunged 76% in the second quarter of this year compared to 2015.

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T-Mobile shifts to unlimited plans in the latest bid to stand out from the competition

But you'll have to pay extra to get around the limitations, like 480p video playback and 2G tethering.

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Hands-on with the Honor 8

The smartphone meant for Millennials packs quite a few features in a $399 package.

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Smartphone sales jump 4% in Q2, Gartner says

Global smartphone sales jumped 4.3% in the second quarter compared to a year ago, but iPhone sales declined for the third straight quarter, market research firm Gartner said.

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Honor 8 is a high-end Android phone at a mid-range price

The new Honor 8 smartphone from Huawei packs a number of valuable features, including a dual-lens camera, and it costs just $400 unlocked.

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20 great new features in Android 7.0 Nougat

Google's operating system is everywhere, and it just keeps getting better. Here's what's new in this year's big release.

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Samsung Galaxy Note7 iris scanner review

CIO.com's Al Sacco goes hands on with the Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphone and its new biometric iris scanner.

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Report: New Nokia smartphones and tablets are coming in late 2016

The reboot comes from HMD, a Finnish company composed of ex-Nokia and Microsoft employees.

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Google details security features in Android 7.0 'Nougat'

Google shared information on the best new security features in its next major mobile OS update, Android 7.0 'Nougat,' including a faster direct boot, streamlined software updates and enhanced integration with corporate directories.

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FCC urged to crack down on Baltimore police for using phone trackers

Three civil rights groups have filed a complaint against Baltimore City police for using cell site simulator technology to investigate potential crimes.

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Samsung Galaxy Note7: An excellent phone for the high-price market

Samsung's new Galaxy Note7 Android smartphone offers a superb display, well-thought-out design, a fine stylus and strong security features -- for a price.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 review: A pricey phablet made for power users

The Note line continues to shine with its sixth-generation installment, and it's the best it's ever been.

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5 reasons to buy the Galaxy Note 7

The Galaxy Note 7 is worth the cash if you're keen on carrying the equivalent of a tiny computer in your pocket.

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Apple's habits peg Sept. 7 for iPhone 7 reveal

If past practice is a guide, Apple will unveil the newest iPhones in just over three weeks, on Wednesday, Sept. 7.

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