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Deepsea Blue version of Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to be available in U.S.

Consumers who want a Samsung Galaxy Note 8 but are not content with black or grey may be in luck, especially if they are interested in a blue phone. Samsung is planning to make a version of the smartphone available in the U.S. market in Deepsea Blue. This new color option for the Galaxy Note […]

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LeEco U.S. web site taken off-line

The U.S. web site for LeEco has been taken off-line. According to the message posted on the page explaining this, the company is “busy upgrading the system for better services” and should be back up by September 15th. For those who tend to be cynical about things, this move just points to continued struggles by […]

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[Deal] Amazon begins selling the U.S. unlocked Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+, already takes $150 off

The online retailer just started selling one of the best phones you can buy today. Samsung’s 2017 flagship, the Galaxy S8, just went live on Amazon in an official capacity. Both the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ were only available on the site through third-party sellers until now. And, on top of that, you couldn’t […]

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Source claims Bixby Voice U.S. launch next week

The delays related to Samsung’s release of the voice-activated portion of the their digital assistant platform, Bixby, are well known and seem to continue with no end in sight. Until now that is if a tipster on Reddit is to be believed. According to this source, the official release date is set as next Tuesday, […]

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Qualcomm seeks U.S. iPhone ban in latest move against Apple

A few years ago a huge legal battle between Samsung and Apple dominated headlines as the two giants worked to move to the top of the smartphone market. Since then, things have taken a turn for the better and the companies mostly limit their competitive nature to the market. Over the past few months though, […]

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The HTC U11 in Solar Red is now available in the U.S.

There isn’t a better time for HTC to introduce a new color option. HTC just released the U11 in the United States a few weeks ago, and now the company is adding a new color option. Starting today you can buy the 2017 flagship in Solar Red if you go through HTC directly for the […]

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U.S. unlocked Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ receive minor software update, includes June 2017 security patch level

It’s the same software update you heard about recently but without the long wait. With the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, you’re getting one of the best Android phones today. Samsung went all-in on design, performance, and software. Not everyone wants to be chained down by a carrier, though. So, like it did in 2016, […]

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[Deal] Take $200 off the U.S. unlocked Moto Z for a limited time

Its 2017 flagship is approaching, so Lenovo is unloading existing units of last year’s Moto Z by taking $ 200 off the price for a limited time. Need an unlocked phone? You can jump on the U.S. unlocked Moto Z right now for $ 499. Both Motorola and Amazon are selling the phone for $ 200 less than […]

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Where to buy the HTC U11 in the U.S.

You know you want to squeeze it. First you must buy it. The HTC U11 has been released in the United States following its announcement last month. It won’t be an easy phone to find, though, for traditional consumers. HTC hasn’t partnered with numerous carriers and retailers to sell the phone. Instead you’re only able […]

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The BlackBerry KeyOne is on sale in the U.S. for $549

BlackBerry’s revival is underway, beginning in the United States today. The KeyOne is now available from Best Buy and Amazon for $ 549. With this phone, BlackBerry is trying a completely different strategy to return to relevancy in the mobile industry. The KeyOne actually isn’t produced in-house. In late 2016, BlackBerry agreed to let TCL handle […]

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LeEco layoffs affect 325 employees, pauses U.S. expansion amid financial crisis

It could be months before we see what’s next for LeEco. It might even be 2018 by the time we see anything new. With its cash spent and little revenue coming in, the company announced today its expansion in the United States is on hold indefinitely. Hundreds of employees have been laid off while the […]

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Hopes for early U.S. release of performance-tracking ‘smart condom’ premature

Jokes about second brains will gain new meaning when men wear British Condom’s i.Con smart condom. Performance metrics are one-shot only although you can download them to your phone and share on social media, or not.

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LG G6 goes up for pre-order in the U.S.

It’s time! The 2017 flagship from LG is up for pre-order in the United States. If you’ve been waiting patiently for this phone, today’s your day to throw down big money. The G6 is live on Verizon, T-Mobile, AT&T, Sprint, and Best Buy’s sites for you to pre-order. Verizon Release date: March 30 Price: $ 672, […]

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LeEco’s phones and televisions hit new retailers in the U.S.

Next time you’re out shopping, you could find yourself staring at a new LeEco-made phone or television to bring home. LeEco just announced new national retail partnerships that put its products in much-need locations. It’s a sign that the company is seeking to make its brand more visible, forgoing the original plan to only go […]

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Cricket Wireless will offer the HTC Desire 650 in the U.S.

Looks like Cricket Wireless will be the exclusive U.S. seller of the HTC Desire 650 that launched in late 2016. Hit the break for details. The Desire 650 from HTC features 5-inch HD (720p) display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage with a microSD card slot, 13MP / 5MP cameras, a […]

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U.S. travel ban causes disruption for internet nonprofit ICANN

The travel ban put in place by President Trump is already impacting internet nonprofit ICANN, as two prominent representatives of the organization are being prevented from attending upcoming events.

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Prepare to buy the Huawei Mate 9 on January 6 in the U.S.

After introducing the Mate 9 last month, Huawei is getting ready to enter the phone into new markets. The United States, one of the fiercest markets due to its domination by two companies, is among the locations Huawei wants to insert its latest flagship. It’s just not known when the Mate 9 will be available […]

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Samsung may be about to disable the Galaxy Note 7 for remaining U.S. users

If you decided to ignore the Galaxy Note 7 recall because you’re not bothered about the possibility of it spontaneously combusting, then be warned – Samsung may be about to render it useless via a software update.

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Huawei faces reluctant carriers as it tries to make a mark in the U.S. with the Mate 9

Huawei is trying to make a splash in the U.S. with high-end flagship smartphones, but the Chinese company isn’t receiving a warm welcome thanks to U.S. carriers. That’s not good for a company looking to expand its borders.

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U.S. election results LIVE on YouTube

From candidates announcing their run for office to the political conventions, you’ve come to YouTube to get informed on the U.S. election.

In fact, over the past few weeks you spent over 20 million hours watching – and rewatching – the presidential debate live streams on YouTube. That’s the equivalent of over 2,288 years of time!

With just over a week until election day, all eyes are on the candidates as they work to earn your vote. As in 2012, YouTube is back live streaming election results coverage and this year, you can choose from more news organizations than ever before.

Head to YouTube starting at 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday, November 8, and select your favorite news channel to follow all the action:

Also, tune in to a special election night event at YouTube Space NY, where host Complex News will deliver live results coverage and celebrate the momentous occasion.

If you haven’t already sent in your ballot, head to Google, search “how to vote” and get all the info you need to make your voice heard.

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U.S. Air Force takes control of the Space Surveillance Telescope ahead of Australian move

You frequently read about the sale of a car or a house, but it is not too often you hear about the transfer of a million dollar telescope. That’s exactly what happened last week when DARPA turned over the Space Surveillance Telescope to the Air Force.

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The three 2016 U.S. presidential debates rank as the most-viewed political live streams of all time

This year, more news organizations live streamed the U.S. presidential debates on YouTube than ever before, and we saw record-breaking interest from the YouTube community. The 2016 presidential debates rank as the three most-viewed political live streams of all time. In total, these debates drove 8.5M live watch hours and averaged 1.7M live peak concurrent viewers.

Last night’s final presidential debate delivered:

  • 2.8M live watch hours, nearly five times higher than 2012
  • 1.7M live peak concurrent viewers, over four times higher than 2012
  • Over 140 million views on all debate-related videos

Elections-related YouTube searches are also at an all-time high. Searches for U.S. election content are up 547 percent compared to this time in the last presidential race.

Throughout the debates, millions of viewers tuned in and stayed engaged. The average live session duration was 22 minutes across all three presidential debates and concurrent viewership consistently peaked towards the end of the debate.

In true YouTube fashion, Americans weren’t the only ones involved. Have a look at who was watching the most around the globe:

With only 18 days until U.S. Election Day voters are preparing to head to the polls. If the voter registration deadline in your state hasn’t passed, register today! It only takes 1 min., 34 seconds.

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Every phone, TV, car, and streaming service LeEco announced at its first big U.S. event

LeEco is finally coming to the U.S. The Chinese company held a launch event in San Francisco to unveil the LePro3 and LeEco S3 phones, four TVs, a streaming service, and its concept electric autonomous car.

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U.S. Supreme Court questions Apple, Samsung on importance of design patents

Samsung and Apple have been at each other’s throats for the better part of six years. The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments from both sides, and will offer a ruling some time next year.

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U.S. regulators investigate replacement Note 7 that caught fire aboard a plane

A replacement Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has forced a flight that was boarding to evacuate, raising questions about whether even the replacements are safe. Samsung recalled the Galaxy Note 7 in mid-September after complaints of the devices catching fire.

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Next-generation U.S. military grenade is two grenades in one

There are many different types of grenades used by the military and law enforcement alike. For the first time in 40 years, the U.S. military is designing a new model for use in the field.

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Samsung and U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission preparing official Galaxy Note 7 recall

Samsung has had quite the troubling few weeks as their highly praised Galaxy Note 7 was met with serious issues with the battery that caused many devices to essentially go up in flames while plugged in. There has been a voluntary device replacement program going on, but now the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has […]

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North Korea may have stolen U.S. fighter jet blueprints in a recent cyberattack

In a recent cyberattack, North Korean hackers are said to have stolen “tens of thousands of documents related to the defense industry — including U.S. fighter jet designs.”

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Samsung Galaxy Note 5 ranked highest by owners in the U.S.

We are all familiar with the passion of Apple fanboys and fangirls for their iPhone devices. However, a new study released by the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) shows there is at least one smartphone out there whose owners are more loyal and passionate about their devices than any iPhone model. The Samsung Galaxy Note […]

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A question for the ages: Why the hell can’t you buy a Sony phone in the U.S.?

Sony’s mobile division has struggled to make an impact in the U.S. despite plenty of interest in the Xperia smartphone line-up. Why is that?

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Huawei’s U.S. footprint to grow with new Seattle R&D center

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In another sign that Huawei is continuing its march into the U.S. smartphone market, reports are out that the Chinese company is preparing to open a new engineering facility in Seattle to conduct research and development activities. Although the company is just reaching the point where they can open their own facility, Huawei already has about 40 employees working in the Seattle area and LinkedIn has several job openings listed. The new Huawei R&D center is expected to employee around 100 when fully operational in 2017.

Huawei will be joining companies like Microsoft, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter and Uber with a base of operations in the Seattle area. Sources think Huawei may be particularly interested in collaborating with Microsoft and Amazon, especially if they have employees in such close proximity to each other. Huawei just announced a new Windows 10 tablet at MWC 2016. In the future, they may look to Amazon for insight on global supply chain management.

Huawei’s CEO Richard Yu expects the company to continue to grow with a 30% increase in smartphone shipments during 2016. Huawei has already jumped into the top five in the global smartphone market and has their eyes on both Apple and Samsung in the next 2 to 5 years. Much of the past growth they experienced was done without benefit of a presence in the U.S. market. However, during 2015 they did manage to secure a partnership with Google to produce the Nexus 6P, a device that was well received in the market.

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Huawei brings the G8 to the U.S. and renames it the GX8

The budget-friendly G8 was launched globally in September of 2015, except in the U.S. Huawei is rectifying that with the GX8, which matches the same specs as the G8. It’s now available for purchase at $ 350.

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Huawei’s Honor series comes to the U.S. with the 5X and the Z1 fitness band

The Honor series is officially coming to the U.S., and leading the way are the Honor 5X and the Z1 fitness band. The smartphone and the wearable will be available to purchase on January 31.

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U.S. Air Force general says laser warfare in the sky is coming sooner than you think

Fighter jets may soon take enemies out of the sky using laser weapons. “That day is a lot closer than I think a lot of people think it is,” said U.S. Air Force General Hawk Carlisle at this week’s 2015 Air Force Association Air & Space conference.

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You could play against Maria Sharapova at the U.S. Open, thanks to this amazing VR experience

Ever wondered how it would be to return the tennis serve of a champion? If you’re headed to the U.S. Open later this month, you may have the chance to find out — without having to set foot on the court itself, or risk embarrassing yourself in front of the crowd when you don’t even […]

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Xiaomi launches online store on June 1 in the U.S. and later in Europe, but it’s sparsely stocked

Xiaomi is taking a tentative step into the U.S. market with the launch Monday of an online store. Shoppers can choose from a small selection of tech accessories but won’t yet be able to pick up any of the smartphones.

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