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Google Pixel Camera Shootout

We take the Pixel XL into the lab and square it off against the iPhone 7 Plus, LG V20, and Galaxy S7 Edge.

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Samsung faces lawsuit from Note7 owners who couldn’t use their phones

Samsung’s problems with lawsuits from alleged victims of overheating batteries in the Galaxy Note7 smartphone could get compounded by consumers suing for compensation of carrier charges.

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Best Android phones: What should you buy?

Picking an Android phone can be difficult, but we're here to help. These are the top Android phones you should consider bringing home.


Pixel is a Google smartphone, inside and out

The Pixel smartphone is the first phone created solely by Google.

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Review: Google's new Pixel XL is a fine phone -- but is it really special?

Google’s new flagship phones, the Pixel X and XL, offer fast performance and the latest hardware. But do they meet expectations?

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Pixel XL review: Google's new phone isn't a Nexus—it's better

Google's first in-house phone is a delightful holistic experience that might make you think twice about Apple or Samsung.


Google Pixel XL Unboxing

An Android user, an iPhone user, and an all-around mobile curmudgeon unwrap and boot up Google's new superphone.

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Qualcomm's 5G preview: high frequencies, 5-gigabit speed

5G networks will be five times as fast as the quickest LTE technology by using the highest cellular frequencies ever, according to Qualcomm, which provided a glimpse of a next-generation modem on Tuesday.

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To unlock phones, feds demand all occupants surrender fingerprints

U.S. investigators are exercising a broad legal authority to force suspects to unlock their smartphones. In a recent case, they demanded that anyone found inside a California residence give up their fingerprints.

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HP Elite x3 review: This could be the last great Windows phone

HP's Elite x3 combines amazing hardware, tremendous battery life, a stellar Continuum experience, and support for older Win32 apps. Whether that's enough to buoy Microsoft's vision remains to be seen.

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The best cases for the Galaxy S7

From ultimate protection to svelte options for the fashion conscious, these are some of the best options to keep your Samsung smartphone well protected.

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Best iPhone: How to pick the perfect iPhone for you

So you know you want an iPhone—but which one? Our iPhone buying guide has all the answers.

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Podcast 529: Fire and brimstone

While we wait forever for new Macs, Apple is headed to the Supreme Court. The FBI needs to crack more iPhones, but at least none of them have caught on fire yet, unlike some other phones we could mention.

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The Note7 will cost Samsung another $3 billion in profit

The fallout from the Note 7 debacle, which is expected to take a big chunk out of Samsung’s third-quarter profit, will keep hurting its business into next year, the company said.

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Some reports of faulty Note7s invalidated

Some of the early reports on faulty Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphones that caused burns and property damage have been invalidated, significantly reducing the number of incidents.

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iOS 10's one-month adoption rate hits 68%

iOS 10 adoption continued to climb a month after its release, with some sources estimating the upgrade is on more than two-thirds of iPhones.

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Samsung hikes recall incentives to retain Note7 customers

In a bid to retain customers, Samsung Electronics is giving larger financial incentives to people who choose to exchange the recalled Galaxy Note7 for another smartphone from the company, rather than seek a refund.

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Samsung’s Galaxy Note7 from hell

While production of the Note7 has stopped, it's imperative that Samsung figure out what went wrong and lay out the details publicly.

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