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Black Friday Deals: Save big on these discounted Amazon devices

While many of the deals we’ve featured in our Gift Guide and Black Friday posts can be purchased from Amazon, what about the retailer’s own devices? Well, it should come as no surprise that Amazon is also discounting its own-branded devices that include everything from smart plugs to Fire tablets to Echo devices as well […]

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Google Play has new notifications to help you re-install apps from your previous devices

Google has added some new notifications to the Play Store with the intention of making things a little easier when migrating from your old phone to your new device. I can’t help but think how perfect it is that this new feature rolled out during the holidays when everyone’s buying new gadgets, but that’s beside […]

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Samsung Experience 10 Launcher is available for Samsung devices on Android Oreo and up

With newer iterations of Android, most manufacturers will typically update their own apps and software based on the newer code with their own unique sets of features. In this case Android Pie is the latest and greatest, so Samsung has been working on an updated Samsung Experience home screen launcher for devices running the newest […]

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Amazon launches Echo Auto alongside refreshed Echo Plus, Dot, Show devices

Amazon launched a veritable swathe of new Echo and Alexa-related devices at an event held at its Seattle headquarters which included the new Echo Auto, which is an invitation-based product launch at the current time. Join us after the break to find out more about the refreshed Echo Plus, Echo Dot, Echo Show, and Echo […]

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Amazon announces a slew of new Echo devices to bring Alexa to every room in your home

Amazon launched a ton of devices during its event at its Seattle headquarters, and besides announcing a refreshed Echo line-up, the e-tailer also unveiled a bunch of other smart devices ranging from a microwave with Alexa built-in to the Amazon Smart plug and other auxiliary devices, as well as the Echo Wall Clock. Join us […]

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LG drops two new devices ahead of IFA, including an Android One smartphone

LG has surprised pretty much everyone with a pretty large phone announcement of ahead of IFA proper. We’re getting two new devices based off of the LG G7 ThinQ, which is actually pretty reminiscent of some of LG’s older mobile strategies. Is that a good idea in 2018? I’m gonna say no, but I’m legitimately […]

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Gmail’s ‘Confidential Mode’ arrives on mobile devices

Google's big Gmail redesign was revealed this past April (with G Suite customers getting the first look). It became default for everyone starting in July. One of the key features, Confidential Mode, is now available for mobile devices, though not eve…
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Google Duo gets some support for multiple devices including tablets

Lagging way behind most of the market, Google finally seems to figured out that users want to be able to send and receive messages from whatever screen they are viewing at the moment. Last month Google rolled out the ability for Android Messages users to sync text messages on the desktop, joining their Google Allo […]

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FBI admits to ‘over-counting’ inaccessible mobile devices

For the last two years, the FBI has repeatedly claimed that thousands of phones linked to criminal investigations were inaccessible due to locks and encryption. Last year FBI Director Christopher Wray said it had failed to access 7,800 mobile devices…
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DHS may have found unauthorized Stingray devices in Washington DC

The Associated Press reports today that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has confirmed that it found what appear to be unauthorized cell-site simulators, also known as Stingrays, in Washington DC last year. The agency told Senator Ron Wyden…
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Google posts April Security update for Pixel/Nexus devices – factory images and OTA files are live

It’s that time of the month again if you own a Pixel or Nexus device when Google rolls out the new Security Bulletin to help make the Android OS more secure. Both factory images and OTA files for April are available and contain a bunch of fixes for vulnerabilities ranging from moderate to critical. Join […]

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Alcatel unveils a slew of new devices with 18:9 aspect ratios

Alcatel has kicked off MWC 2018 with a handful of new devices sporting a slim 18:9 aspect ratio. Why 18:9 instead of 2:1? Bigger numbers are better, of course. There are three devices here: the 5 Series, 3 Series, 1 Series. They all have many of the same features, like the 18:9 FullView display, facial […]

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January factory images for Nexus and Pixel devices are up, but there are issues

Good news for Pixel and Nexus owners; Google’s January factory images are now available for you to load up. This is the first security update since Android Oreo 8.1 rolled out last month that brought over some newer features to older Pixel devices, but also enhanced burn-in protection on the Pixel 2 and squashed some […]

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Apple wireless charging patent describes ability to prioritize devices

Two patent applications published today by the US Patent and Trademark Office give us a peek into what kind of mobile device charging options Apple may be giving us in the future. As VentureBeat reports, the two applications were both filed in June t…
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LG ThinQ is the company’s new brand of AI and connected devices

LG has announced a new branding initiative for their AI and smart home products and services, and they’re going with ThinQ for the name. It doesn’t really mean we’re going to see any completely new products come from this, but instead you’ll start to see the name being used for things like AI products from […]

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Amazon Silk browser comes to most Fire TV devices

Although overshadowed by smart speaker hardware like Google Home and Amazon Echo devices, manufacturers like Google and Amazon first started deploying apps to go along with content on their hardware via the television and their streaming devices like the Chromecast or Fire TV boxes. While it may not seem like the most intuitive app to […]

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Amazon’s Silk web browser is now on Fire TV devices

If you've been looking for a way to browse the web on your Amazon Fire TV, now's the time. The company has just released its Silk Browser for its media gadgets, making it compatible with the first and second generation Fire TVs, the second generation…
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[Sponsored] Shop thousands of phones, gadgets, and devices from Tomtop

If you’re in the market for just about anything, you’ll want to check out Tomtop. They offer a little bit of everything, from electronics and gadgets to clothes and musical instruments. Whatever it is you’re shopping for, whether that’s a present for someone else, something for your house, or just a new device to play […]

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Xiaomi enters European market via Spain with smartphones and other devices

Xiaomi has slowly been working to expand itself to be a global competitor in the smartphone market. Thus far the company’s reach has been limited to the Chinese and Indian markets, though Xiaomi has been very successful in both. At a launch event, the company revealed their initial steps into the European market. They will […]

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Alcatel announces two new devices at IFA 2017

Alcatel has taken the wraps off a pair of new phones at IFA this year, both of which sit squarely in the budget category of the market. The Idol 5 and A7 both aim to offer a solid device with a few neat tricks, all without breaking the bank. The Idol 5 is the more […]

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Google introduces new Play Protect certification for Android devices

Yesterday Google announced a new certification they are rolling out for the Android device market. Called Google Play Protect, Google says the new certification is available for Android device manufacturers. To obtain the certification, manufacturers will have to be willing to submit their devices to a battery of compatibility tests designed to ensure they adhere […]

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ASUS ZenFone 4 line of devices unveiled

ASUS may not be one of the usual names you think of when shopping for your next smartphone, but that has not kept the company from continuing to churn out the models and maintaining a decent presence throughout all levels of the market. Today at a launch event the company revealed several new devices comprising […]

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Pixel and Nexus devices get security update for July 2017

It’s the start of the month, and that means a software update will be rolling out to Pixel and Nexus devices to benefit security. Google’s fixes were started on July 1 and completed on July 5. Here’s the biggest upgrade for the July 2017 security patch level: “The most severe of these issues is a […]

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DirecTV Now adds support for most Roku devices

Although Roku seems to consistently fly under the radar in the video casting market while Google’s Chromecast and Amazon Fire TV devices seem to generate the most industry buzz, Roku is a leader in the space with millions of units being used by consumers. That likely made things uncomfortable for AT&T when they launched their […]

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You can now control Samsung smart devices with a Connect IQ-powered Garmin watch

Garmin has kicked off its Connect IQ Developer Summit, and one of the more noteworthy announcements to come out of the conference is about the company’s new partnership with Samsung SmartThings automation.

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AT&T is bringing unlimited data to their GoPhone devices

AT&T is adding a pair of new plans to its prepaid lineup, offering more value for budget-conscious customers. Well, one plan is new, at least; the other is actually just an upgrade of one of their previous GoPhone data plans. If you don’t care about unlimited data, AT&T’s $ 40 smartphone plan now comes with 6GB […]

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Amazon looks to release new Alexa devices with more practical features

Amazon is getting ready to launch either one or a handful of new Alexa devices with some new features that’ll truly improve your smart home setup. This new Alexa device will allow owners to initiate phones call through a voice command. And, this Alexa device could have a sort-of intercom setup. It’ll let people talk […]

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Wearable fingerprint sensor uses whole hand to control multiple smart devices

Move over Touch ID! Tapdo is a wearable fingerprint sensor that lets you map a variety of shortcuts for your different smart devices to various parts of your hand. Here’s how it works.

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Nomad is offering free chargers for Pebble devices amid Fitbit acquisition

Mobile and wearable accessory vendor Nomad is offering free chargers for Pebble owners after Pebble announced it was shutting down due to an acquisition by Fitbit. Nomad’s chargers were supposed to sell for $ 15.

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You could soon pair touchscreen devices just by pressing them together

Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University have developed a smart new system called CapCam, which lets users pair mobile devices with other touchscreens simply by pressing them together.

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South Carolina may charge a fee to remove a porn block from new devices

A South Carolina Representative proposed a change to the state’s Human Trafficking Prevention Act requiring porn-blocking software to be installed on new, internet-connected devices. Owners will be required to pay a fee to deactivate the block.

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Synaptics’ new fingerprint sensor puts all of 2016’s devices to shame

Synaptics has taken the wraps off of its latest and greatest fingerprint sensor — one that will put 2016’s sensors to shame. Why? Well, for starters, it can sense your fingerprint through 1mm of glass.

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Android 7.1.1 rolls out to eligible devices: What you need to know

Google has released the newest version of Android, version 7.1.1 Nougat, for eligible devices including the Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 5X, and Nexus 6P. Here’s everything you need to know.

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Android 7.1 gets a second developer preview build for Nexus devices

The Google Pixel launched with Android 7.1 Nougat ahead of its release on the Nexus phones, marking the first time we’ve seen Google officially update another device to the newest OS before its Nexus line. Obviously that didn’t mean the Nexus phones were getting left behind permanently, and now we’re finally seeing 7.1 make its […]

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Fragmentation woes: Android 7.0 Nougat running on only 0.3 percent of devices

There are more devices running Gingerbread than Android 7.0 Nougat, Google’s latest Android version. These monthly numbers highlight Google’s biggest issue with Android: fragmentation.

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14 devices, 6 years, 1 name: Revisiting every Google Nexus ever built

Google launched its first Nexus smartphone in 2010, and there have been 13 more Nexus-branded devices since then. We take a brief look at all of them, from the Nexus One and the Nexus Q, to the 6-inch Nexus 6 and the Nexus 6P.

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Android 7.0 factory images are live for most Nexus devices

Android Nougat is official and rolling out to devices, which means we’ll soon have access to factory images for many Nexus devices directly from Google. These builds are useful to flash a completely clean, stock image back to your device if you’ve been tinkering, playing with ROMs, or just want to start from scratch with […]

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Samsung launched 6 devices today, including the Galaxy Note 7

If you thought today was just the launch of the Galaxy Note 7, you thought wrong. Samsung is launching five other devices as well, including the Gear 360, Gear VR, Connect Auto, Level Active, and IconX.

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New Android ‘Quadrooter’ flaw affects more than 900 million devices

A new Android vulnerability dubbed “Quadrooter” is perhaps the broadest ever. It affects more than 900 million devices containing widely distributed hardware by chipmaker Qualcomm.

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Healthy and motivated? Get that way with Philips latest connected fitness devices

Want to get healthier? Philips has a complete range of health and fitness tracking products, and a connected app, to help you do just that. These include a watch-style fitness tracker, and a pair of connected scales.

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Meet Danger Drone – a flying computer designed to hack into all your unprotected devices

Security company Bishop Fox has created a flying hacker’s laptop called Danger Drone. Built around a Raspberry Pi, it can access networks and short-range signals normally out of reach.

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Evernote restricts free accounts to two devices, increases the price of paid tiers

Evernote is about to get a bit more restrictive for free users. The service is limiting to two the number of devices on non-paying accounts, and it’s hiking the price of its Plus and Premium tiers.

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A new bill will force companies to place a backdoor in their devices to undermine their own encryption

The Feinstein-Burr anti-encryption bill, also known as the Compliance with Court Orders Act of 2016, has officially surfaced. Here’s everything you need to know about the bill, which is still a draft at the moment.

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Wistiki is a stylish tracker that helps you find your lost devices

Bluetooth trackers aren’t really new products — but they’re becoming more stylish, if that’s your thing. Wistiki just successfully funded their sleek trackers on Indiegogo, and they’re $ 50 a pop.

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These are the 5 best Android Wear devices right now

Now that Android Wear is compatible with Android and iOS, there’s no reason every smartphone owner shouldn’t consider a smartwtach for their wrist. We’ve picked out five of the best on sale right now, to help make your buying decision easier.

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How to download and install the Android Marshmallow OTA update on Nexus devices

The Android Marshmallow update is rolling out to Nexus devices, but waiting for it over-the-air can be a drag. That’s why we put together this complete guide on how to download and install the update right now.

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How to flash the Android Marshmallow factory image on Nexus devices

Android Marshmallow is finally here. This means that if happen to have a Nexus device, you will be getting an update in a few weeks. Why wait? This guide will get the most recent version of Android Marshmallow on your device right now.

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ASUS Chairman Jonney Shih hints at upcoming Google Nexus and VR gaming devices

Asus is known for PCs and gaming, but the company has a lot of different things in the hopper. Chairman Jonney Shih reveals that Google Nexus and virtual reality devices could be launching soon, as well as a robot that won’t be your equal.

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Everything Microsoft revealed at its Windows 10 Devices event in one helpful list

At a NYC event on Oct. 6, Microsoft revealed a whole batch of new Windows 10 devices, including new Surfaces, Lumias, and a New Microsoft Band. We’ve got all the details in one helpful list.

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No ads allowed: AdBlocker Plus arrives to protect iOS and Android devices from annoying ads

AdBlock Plus has launched the AdBlock Browser on iOS and Google Play earlier today. The app arrives a few weeks before Apple’s Safari content blocker becomes available on iOS 9. The browser will automatically block almost all adverts.

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