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Apple’s Product(RED) iPhone and new 9.7-inch iPad now available for purchase

Apple surprised us with new product announcements on Tuesday, and now that gear can be yours.

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Amazon undercuts the Moto G5 Plus preorders with unlocked, ad-supported model for $185

As part of its Prime Exclusive program, Amazon will be selling the Moto G5 Plus and Alcatel A30 handsets with lock-screen ads for discounted prices.

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Moto G5 Plus: Economy class that gets you there (with video)

The new Moto G5 Plus may not set any speed records, but it's a solid, useful Android phone with no bloat and a pleasingly low price.

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Mingis on Tech: A closer look at the new Moto G5 Plus

Looking for an Android phone that won't break the bank but still has the features you need? The Moto G5 Plus is a real bargain buy, says reviewer Dan Rosenbaum.

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How to transform your smartphone into a real-world Star Trek tricorder

Move over, James T. Kirk. The sensors lurking in your smartphone can transform it into a full-blown tricorder rival with the right apps.

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How to choose a prepaid mobile data plan

Pre-paid data SIM cards are a great way to get 4G LTE data on a device without paying for a long-term contract. Here are seven options if you're looking for a contract-free, pre-paid SIM card for your unlocked smartphone or tablet.

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Google cites progress in Android security, but patching issues linger

The chances of you installing malware on your Android phone is incredibly small, according to Google.

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Why Apple dropped iPad’s price to lowest yet

Apple cut the price of its entry-level iPad by almost 18 percent -- perhaps in a move to fend off Google in the education market. The company also refreshed the iPhone SE, introduced a red version of the iPhone 7 and announced a new...

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Is the new iPhone SE worth buying?

Apple has upgraded the iPhone SE’s storage to 32 GB and 128 GB from 16 GB and 64 GB. Is the iPhone SE worth the money?

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CBRS workshop to focus on burgeoning shared spectrum ecosystem

The Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) gold rush is on, and the Wireless Innovation Forum is hosting a workshop in Las Vegas next week for those interested in becoming part of this new shared spectrum ecosystem.

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What does my iPhone reveal about me?

Recent studies have found that iPhone users are a unique bunch. Are we smarter but less honest? Here are some personality traits they are more likely to have than their Android counterparts.

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Samsung unveils Bixby voice assistant for upcoming Galaxy S8

Samsung revealed Monday that Bixby, an intelligent voice assistant, will run on the Samsung Galaxy S8 smartphone being unveiled next week.

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Bonjour Bixby: Samsung unveils its own AI aide to debut on the Galaxy S8

Samsung introduces its own virtual assistant named Bixby, which is set to debut on the Galaxy S8 next week, though it isn't a Google Assistant clone.

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'Candy-bar' phones will get smartphone features with new Qualcomm chip

Qualcomm believes there's an untapped opportunity in candy bar phones, and believes it can bring smartphone-like power to these handsets. So it has made the 205 Mobile chip, which will bring LTE capabilities, better graphics and more...

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How to stop your smart devices from spying on you

Recent revelations regarding the CIA's ability to snoop on our connected devices have been alarming. Here's how to protect yourself.

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Cornell has a radio for the whole world with software filtering

Researchers at Cornell University have developed a new type of radio-on-a-chip that could mean cheaper, more flexible wireless systems.

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Pricing and availability announced for the G6, but carriers make it unnecessarily confusing

LG's G6 will either cost $650, $672, or $720, depending on which carrier you choose, and you may get it on March 30 or April 7. But there is a free Google Home in it for early buyers.

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Is Snapchat building the iPhone killer?

Snapchat's parent company has hired mobile engineering and design talent away from Apple, HTC, and Google. Could a Snapchat phone be in the works?

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