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Report: Samsung probe blames Galaxy Note7 fires on faulty batteries

Samsung will reportedly release the results of its investigation into the exploding Galaxy Note7 handsets next week.

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A new Microsoft foldable device patent offers more grist for the Surface phone rumor mill

Microsoft's patent for a foldable phone/tablet is approved, suggesting Microsoft still has mobile aspirations. But the patent dates from 2014, a time when the company's mobile fortunes were more favorable than they are now.

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Android device updates: the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are finally getting Nougat

This should give a needed boost to Google's Nougat numbers, which still show a pitifully small dent in the overall ecosystem.

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You won't have to hear about the Galaxy Note7 on flights anymore

The FAA has lifted the requirement for airlines to notify passengers of the Samsung Galaxy Note7 ban as nearly all units are returned.

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Verizon jacks phone upgrade fees from $20 up to $30

Verizon is charging you more for the right to buy a new phone.

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Nokia returns to smartphones at long last, but you can't buy it (and probably don't want to)

The first new Nokia handset created under the HMD Global umbrella will be a budget phone only available in China.

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10 ways to put your old Android phone or tablet to use

Instead of just sticking your old phone in a drawer or selling it for a pittance, give it a new role.

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10 years of the iPhone: How Apple changed pretty much everything in the enterprise

In the space of a decade, Apple’s iPhone has gone from being a consumer craze to the single product that most affects the design and operation of enterprise IT, turning a controlled, top-down environment into something far more open.

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Fitbit overhauls its app experience with groups and guided goals

Fitbit is adding a Facebook-like social feed for fitness.

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Asus, ZTE, and Huawei phones are deemed Daydream-ready

Four new handsets are living the 'Dream, as Google looks to expand its VR platform.

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Samsung expects big profit despite Note7 crisis

The financial impact of the Note7 recall seems to be largely behind Samsung Electronics, which on Friday forecast that its profit has grown year-on-year by close to 50 percent in the fourth quarter.

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T-Mobile looks to take the element of surprise out of wireless bills with flat pricing

In its latest Uncarrier event, T-Mobile unveils plan to roll surcharges and fees into its T-Mobile One bills and offers $10 credit for customers who use less than 2GB of data.

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Huawei woos Amazon’s Alexa for the U.S. launch of its Mate 9

China-based Huawei looks to make waves in the U.S. with first integration of Alexa in a smartphone.

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Top 10 Google searches of 2016 in pictures

From Pokemon Go phenomenon and iPhone 7 to Donald Trump and Deadpool, Reuters visualized the Top 10 Google searches of 2016 in order. Take a look.

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Samsung: 'Very soon we will be sharing root cause report on Note7'

Samsung Electronics America President and COO Tim Baxter didn't mess around during the company's press event at CES 2017 in Las Vegas this week: He addressed the company's tough 2016 and fiery Note7 phablet debacle right away.

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Uber economy could kill off taxis and help fight global warming

Using a new computer algorithm, MIT researchers showed that self-driving vehicles being tested by services such as Uber and Lift could nearly eliminate the need for most of New York City’s taxi fleet, reducing pollution and increasing...

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Whirlwind look back at every iPhone model

Apple announced the iPhone on January 9, 2007, and brought computing into the palms of our hands. More than any other single gadget since the PC, the Apple iPhone represents a change in the way citizens of wealthy countries interact...

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TCL has big plans for BlackBerry

The iconic BlackBerry handset with keyboard is making a comeback. Can TCL restore the brand to former glory?

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