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Android device updates: Verizon Pixel and Pixel XL get a bug fix update right out of the box

Google also posted the factory images for Android 7.1, which is available in preview form for Nexus devices and the Pixel C.

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Chrome for Android keeps the music going with background media playback

The app's start page also got touched up, now offering you a series of articles to check out.

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Why Patriots coach tossed Microsoft’s Surface

Patriots coach Bill Belicheck has had it with tech and is going back to hard copy. Columnist Rob Enderle writes that there’s a lesson to learn from this.

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75% off DKnight MagicBox II Bluetooth 4.0 Portable Wireless speaker, 10W Output Power with Enhanced Bass - Deal Alert

The DKnightMagicBox II Bluetooth speaker offers great quality sound with the latest Bluetooth 4.0 technology. It features two highly powerful 40mm total 10W acoustic drivers for excellent sound.

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iPhone 7 cellular performance test: Qualcomm's modem is better than Intel's

Apple made some iPhone 7 models with Qualcomm modems and some with Intel modems. A new report finds that Qualcomm's is much more capable than Intel's.

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Gartner's top 10 near-term predictions for tech

Among Gartner's 10 predictions for the near term are a fast move to augmented reality, the decline of mobile apps, and a major shift away from web browsing to voice interaction.

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Deep dive: The Apple Watch Series 2 delivers on last year’s promise

This year’s Apple Watch Series 2 surpasses the previous model by addressing many first-generation flaws.

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32% off Asus 15.6-Inch Laptop, 2.1GHz Core i3, 4GB RAM, 500GB Hard Drive, Windows 10 - Deal Alert

Housing multiple USB 3.0 ports for fast data transfer and the latest 802.11ac wireless for fast Internet connectivity, Asus promises it'll be fast and easy to get things done with their F555 laptop, currently discounted 32%.

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Google Keep adds app shortcuts, pinned messages in update

Keep continues to grow into a more comprehensive service for keeping track of all those random thoughts and ideas.

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19% off HooToo Shuttle Type C Hub With Charging, HDMI Output, Card Reader, 3 USB 3.0 Ports - Deal Alert

Charge or power your laptop while connecting multiple peripherals, transferring data, or even extending/mirroring your screen to an external display in 4k. This all-in-one adapter is currently discounted 19% on Amazon.

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The Android 7.1 developer preview is now available

You won't get the Google Assistant, but you'll be able to try out app shortcuts and that round icon design.

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42% off 17-Piece Precision Smartphone Repair Kit For iPhone, Android, Samsung and Others - Deal Alert

Save money by repairing your own device. This 17-piece tool set is heavy duty, lightly magnetic, and highly rated from over 450 people on Amazon. Currently listed at 42% off its typical list price.

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The first things to do with your new Pixel phone

Before you do anything else with your new Pixel or Pixel XL, do these.

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Apple Pay at two years: Not much to celebrate (yet)

While Apple Pay supposedly helped spark a revolution for in-store mobile payments, there's not much celebrating by Apple or its rivals.

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Google proclaims the winners of the 2016 Material Design Awards

Airbnb, Kitchen Stories, and productivity app Asana are among the group lauded for the best use of Google's design guidelines.

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Google's official Wallpapers app is now in the Play Store

The app works on any Android device running 4.1 or higher, giving you a chance to explore some Googly wallpaper options.

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T-Mobile to pay $48 million in settlement over throttling customers with heavy data usage

At issue is how the carrier slowed down connections for those on unlimited plans without any type of notification.

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Pixel XL camera test: How it compares to Apple, LG, and Samsung phones in the studio

We took four phones with the best cameras available into the studio to figure out which one delivers the best image quality.

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