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Get ready for an explosion of smartphone innovation

Smartphones are fragile, bulky, distracting, insecure and hard to type on, and they don’t last long on a charge, right? Well, not anymore!

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5 ways the Galaxy S9 might be better than iPhone X

The Galaxy S9 probably isn't an iPhone X killer, but there are some things it does better.

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Galaxy S9+ vs. iPhone 8 Plus vs. iPhone X: Spec showdown

Samsung newest flagship phone, the Galaxy S9+, brings better specs, an improved camera, and an Animoji competitor. So how does it stack up to Apple's latest?

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Sony Xperia XZ2 hands-on: An entertainment powerhouse that looks as good as it sounds

The new Xperia XZ2 is like no other phone Sony has made, with a big screen, beautiful slim-bezel design, and a working fingerprint sensor in the U.S.

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Sony swings for the fences with the 18:9 Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact

Sony's newest flagship phones, the Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact bring a new design, a new screen, and a working fingerprint sensor.

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Samsung's Galaxy S9 debuts with big changes to DeX

Samsung's new DeX Pad makes significant changes to the original DeX dock, which allows you to use your phone as a desktop computer. The makeover coincides with the launch of the Galaxy S9 and S9+.

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DeX gets an upgrade with the Samsung Galaxy S9

A better camera and personalized emojis might headline the new features on Samsung's Galaxy S9, but there's are good reasons for enterprise users to take notice: a new version of its innovative DeX dock and upgrades to Knox.

Smartphone sales grew last year despite historic quarterly decline

The fourth quarter of 2017 saw a decline in smartphone sales globally -- the first year-on-year decline since Gartner started tracking the global smartphone market in 2004 -- but the full-year result was one of growth.

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What to Expect at MWC 2018 from Samsung, LG, HTC, Nokia, Huawei & More

MWC 2018 starts on Monday, though most of the big press conferences we've been waiting for will be held on the Sunday before everything kicks off. We outline what new products to expect from the consumer tech scene's biggest names.

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Mingis on Tech: Apple's latest iOS healthcare push

When iOS 11.3 arrives later this year, it will allow a limited number of users to more easily access and share healthcare data – part of Apple's ongoing push to connect patients and doctors. Here's what that means and why Apple might...

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12 wireless chargers for Apple's iPhone X

Thinking about wireless charging now that the iPhone X is here? We've compiled a list of Qi-enabled chargers that will pair perfectly with Apple's latest phone, as well as the iPhone 8 or 8+ and various Android devices.

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Mingis on Tech: What's coming up at Mobile World Congress?

This year's MWC gets under way Feb. 26 in Barcelona, and while hardware announcements are a given, attendees are more likely to be hearing a lot about 5G networking.

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You can get a 3-port car charger for $7.40 today

Aukey's three-port car charger with one USB-C port is 63% off right now.

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Skygofree: More Android malware malarkey

A lot of Android virus and malware stories are hooey. Skygofree is a prime example.

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Best Android phones 2018: 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.

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Will Apple finally pay a price for keeping secrets?

Apple’s battery slowdown shenanigans are beginning to catch up with it.

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Powermat joins the Wireless Power Consortium, touts 15-watt underdesk charging

Wireless charging firm Powermat will join an industry consortium it once competed against and announced the Charging Spot 4.0, which will enable 15-watt power transfers and offer compatibility with new iPhones.

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iPhone X: Learn all the new touch gestures and commands

Now that there’s no Home button, how do I take a screenshot? Use Apple Pay? Call on Siri? Our guide will show you.

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Dual-screen clamshell devices will kill the tablet

When a phone is also a laptop, who needs a tablet?

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How to securely erase your Android device in 4 steps

Securely wiping an Android device isn't difficult, but there are some critical steps you don't want to overlook.

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