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28% off Dizaul 5000mAh Portable Solar Dual USB Power Bank - Deal Alert

Great for hikes, trips to the beach, or any sunny place you find yourself, this waterproof and shockproof power bank will harness the sun to keep you fully juiced all day.

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iPhone Users Don’t Need an Echo Show | The iPhone Show

Amazon has unveiled its latest Echo Show smart speaker with a touchscreen, but it’s main selling points – hands-free voice assistance and video calls – are not very compelling to iPhone users with Hey Siri and FaceTime.

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HTC unveils the U11, a gorgeous 5.5-inch flagship phone with Amazon Alexa support

The U11 has a stunning "liquid" body, and features Edge Sense, which lets you launch various apps with a squeeze of your hand.

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Small Cell Forum seeks advice from large enterprises

The carrier-led Small Cell Forum has revealed the names of the founding members of an Enterprise Advisory Council designed to help address the need for more wireless coverage to meet rising demand.

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Do iPhones get viruses? We explain why iOS malware is rare - but not unknown

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Android device updates: Android Nougat finally comes to the unlocked Galaxy S7 Edge

The Huawei Watch dials up Android Wear 2.0, ending a long wait for the latest version of Google's wearable OS.

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Apple invests $200 million in Corning to innovate on Gorilla Glass

Corning's Kentucky-based glass production facility is the first beneficiary of Apple's $1 billion U.S. manufacturing fund.

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Android smartphones: Which one is right for you?

There are a lot of interesting new smartphones hitting the market -- here are summaries of our reviews to make it easier for you to find the one that's right for you.

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Here's how the Pixel 2 can be the best phone of 2017

Now that we've gotten a good look at the Galaxy S8 and LG G6, we still think the Pixel 2 can be the phone to beat in 2017. Here's what it needs.

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Is the death of the smartphone upon us?

Some people think the smartphone could be dead in the next five years with technologies such as AR poised to take over.

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Samsung surprises with early release of unlocked Galaxy S8

You can now buy a fully unlocked Galaxy S8 and S8+ for $725 and $825, respectively, through Best Buy and Samsung.com.

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Low-cost Android phones to get iPhone features with new Qualcomm chips

Low-cost smartphones like the Moto G5 introduced a few months ago are now shipping with Qualcomm chips that will soon be outdated.

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US device searches at borders ignite resistance

In CBP's fiscal year 2015, the agency searched just 8,503 devices during 383.2 million border crossings. But in fiscal year 2016, the number of device searches jumped to 19,033, and in the first six months of FY2017, CBP searched...

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How to prevent your data from being searched at the US border

Travelers concerned about their privacy can take steps to protect their data as they cross the U.S. border. They should remember the old Boy Scout motto: Be prepared.

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Galaxy S8 and S8+ case roundup: Protect your investment in style

If you're spending more than $700 on a phone, you might want to make sure it doesn't get easily damaged.

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Qualcomm's Quick Charge 4 is coming in phones midyear

If you hate waiting for your smartphone to charge up, relief is coming soon. After some hiccups, Qualcomm's superfast charging technology, called Quick Charge 4, will be in smartphones around the middle of this year.

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Android device updates: T-Mobile sends out a fix for the Galaxy S8, S8+ red screen

It's monthly update time for the Pixel and Pixel XL, while the Nvidia Shield Android TV unveils a beta program for eager testers.

Most U.S. households have ditched landlines for mobile phones

The CDC says a majority of American adults are dumping their landlines.

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