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iPhone 8 to feature glass casing and stainless steel frame

Apple's 2017 iPhone will reportedly incorporate a glass casing and stainless steel

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Microsoft is leaving the consumer mobile market

The new president of Microsoft France says Microsoft is giving up on the consumer mobile market.

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Passwords will be wirelessly transmitted through bodies

Human body-confined wireless makes for ultra-secure authentication, say scientists—much more secure than passwords transmitted via traditional Wi-Fi or Bluetooth.

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Apple to call its next smartphone the iPhone 8, report claims

Apple next year will forgo the iPhone 7s and will instead name its next-gen smartphone the iPhone 8

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Federal court backs ballot selfies

Just in time for the biggest election in the history of democracy, a three-judge federal appeals court has told the state of New Hampshire that it cannot prevent voters from taking a selfie with their completed ballot.

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Mall takes no chances with Galaxy Note 7

The picture was snapped in a mall by an eagle-eyed Reddit user who couldn’t help but notice that a kiosk set up to sell the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 was being guarded.

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BlackBerry stops making hardware, but BlackBerry phones live on

BlackBerry will stop making hardware to focus on software, but that doesn't mean the iconic phones are done for—yet.

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Sensors come home

New use cases for sensors are emerging all the time, and applications once considered futuristic are now commonplace.

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Majority of US users opt to stay with Galaxy Note7 after recall

Samsung Electronics may have some comfort after its debacle with faulty batteries in the Galaxy Note7 smartphone.

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Were Apple's 'leaked' iPhone 7 tweets really a mistake?

The recent iPhone 7 launch presented Apple with a fresh opportunity to tackle Twitter, but the company's first iPhone-related tweets came a half-hour before it officially announced the phone.

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Mobile apps still have long way to go in state governments

A new survey released this week reveals that while a little more than half of state CIOs surveyed consider mobile devices and apps an essential or high priority, relatively few state government apps are mobile ready or are being used...

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Samsung has shipped 500,000 replacement Note 7 units to the U.S.

The four major carriers are urging customers to exchange their device while also prepping to resume sales.

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iPhone 7 glitches: What to do if your new iPhone 7 or 7 Plus is acting up

New iPhone 7 owners have reported several technical and software bugs. Here's what to do if you've experienced them.

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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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Did Apple make the iPhone 7 just to sell more Beats headphones?

Apple’s jack-less iPhone 7 may help boost sales of Beats, the world's biggest wireless headphone company. But is that the only strategy?

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iPhone 7 Review: Big steps forward, but little steps back

Apple improved almost everything about the iPhone 7, from the processor to the camera. Then they took away the headphone jack. Do the iPhone 7’s drawbacks ruin the experience?

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Black Friday 2016 tech ads will be leaking before you know it

Black Friday is still about 2 months away, but the first ad leaks touting bargains on everything from the latest iPhones to tablets, TVs and PCs could surface by the end of next month.

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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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