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Google's Pixel phones: 7 essential technical upgrades we want to see

It looks like "Nexus" is out, and "Pixel" is in. This is what we hope to see as Google updates its flagship phones running pure, unadulterated Android.

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What to expect from Google's big Oct. 4 hardware event

Pixel phones, Google Home, a 4K Chromecast, and maybe even a new tablet may come to dine at the hardware feast.

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Google Allo AI-powered messenging app expected this week

Google this week is expected to release Allo, an AI-powered app previewed in May at the Google I/O confab that's aimed at adding more pizzazz to text messaging.

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Rapid review: Hasselblad True Zoom Moto Mod

Hands on with the Hasselblad True Zoom camera Mod for Motorola's Z Droid smartphones.

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U.S. consumer agency issues official Samsung Galaxy Note 7 recall

The Consumer Product Safety Commission late Thursday issued an official recall for 1 million Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones.

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Pokémon Go guide app with half a million downloads hacks Android devices

A rogue Pokémon Go helper application with over 500,000 downloads on Google Play had Trojan code that downloaded root exploits to take over Android devices.

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The best messaging apps with end-to-end encryption

If you want to keep prying eyes away from your conversations, then these are the apps that you need to get.

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Google offers $200K for top prize in new Android hack challenge

Researchers can submit entries from now until March 14, 2017.

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Microsoft Intune to support Android for Work

Microsoft takes another step to embrace the others' enterprise mobility management protocols

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10 tips to get the most from your Samsung Galaxy Note 7

Samsung's big new phone has lots of big new features.

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The Galaxy Note 7 implicated in dramatic Jeep and house fires, reports say

If you haven't opted to take advantage of Samsung's recall offer, you should reconsider.

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Seven features the iPhone 7 'borrows' from Android

Apple clearly took some inspiration from many of the innovations that Android manufacturers have offered in the last couple of years.

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Google's 3-level Android patch could cause confusion

Google released a large monthly batch of security patches for Android, fixing 55 vulnerabilities, eight of which are rated critical.

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What this expensive ‘secure’ phone tells us about mobile hacking

Mobile security is a bit of a misnomer. Few of us can say we’ve been attacked by a piece of malware or have quarantined an actual virus. Yet, there’s a sneaking suspicion that mobile security is a bigger concern.

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How to watch iPhone 7 reveal on Apple, Windows or Android

If you've got 2 hours to spare on Wednesday, Sept. 7 at 1PM EST, here's how to catch the livestream of the Tim Cook & Co., show revealing what's expected to be the iPhone 7, possibly a new Apple Watch and the latest on iOS 10.

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Sony previews prototype Xperia gadgets

Sony is looking at taking the Xperia brand beyond smartphones and is showing off some prototype gadgets at the IFA trade show in Berlin.

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Fossil's Q Marshal smartwatch

This big, chunky device is a second-generation smartwatch from Fossil.

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Samsung recalls Note 7 on battery problems

Samsung has issued a global recall for its new Note 7 smartphone after 35 reported battery problems.

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