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Oracle denied new trial in copyright dispute with Google over Java

A federal court in California denied Oracle another trial in its longstanding copyright infringement dispute with Google over the use of Java code in Android.

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Mediatek's developer board features a 10-core chip and Android 6.0

Like PCs, developer boards like Raspberry Pi are getting more horsepower to run faster applications and 4K graphics.

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10 surprising and useful ways to use Google Assistant in Allo

Allo is designed to show off Google Assistant. Here's some of the coolest stuff you can do with it.

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Andromeda? Making sense of an Android-Chrome OS marriage

Are Android and Chrome OS coming together for real this time? Some thoughts and a theory on how a string of saucy new rumors could play out.

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Dealing with VPNs on a Chromebook running Android apps

My first impression of Android on a Chromebook was positive. But, you do need to be aware of how VPNs are handled, since there are now two different operating systems running on a single computer.

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Google's Allo is a solution in search of a problem

Getting at the root of why Google's new messaging app exists -- and why it feels so inconsequential.

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Google ad hints of new smartphones to come on Oct. 4

Google released an intriguing new video on prime time TV Monday that hints of an Oct. 4 announcement of two new smartphones -- the Pixel X and Pixel XL.

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Pixel phones and the birth of Bizarro Google

Google's setting the stage for a major hardware announcement in October, but you don't have to wait til then to see some serious signs of change.


Rapid review: Hasselblad True Zoom Moto Mod

Hands on with the Hasselblad True Zoom camera Mod for Motorola's Z Droid smartphones.

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U.S. consumer agency issues official Note 7 recall

The Consumer Product Safety Commission late Thursday issued an official recall for 1 million Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones.

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Android is slowly sliding back into old bad habits

Android has a lot of good things going for it, but not all of Google's recent progress has been positive.

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Google offers $200K for top prize in new Android hack challenge

Researchers can submit entries from now until March 14, 2017.

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First look: The LG V20 keeps the good stuff and improves the rest

Shipping with Android 7.0, LG's high-end V20 offers features being dropped by its competitors, like an SD-card slot, removable battery and headphone jack, while concentrating on sophisticated audio and visual technology.

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Google's 3-level Android patch may cause confusion

Google released a large monthly batch of security patches for Android, fixing 55 vulnerabilities, eight of which are rated critical.

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Google's new 7-inch Huawei-built tablet -- what we know

People are getting all excited about rumors that Google is working with Huawei to build a 7-in. tablet, the successor to the Nexus 7, which was released in 2013.


Fossil's Q Marshal smartwatch

This big, chunky device is a second-generation smartwatch from Fossil.


Samsung recalls Note 7 on battery problems

Samsung has issued a global recall for its new Note 7 smartphone after 35 reported battery problems.

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Samsung recalls Note 7 on battery fire reports

Samsung is halting sales of its recently-launched flagship Note 7 smartphone and recalling phones of this model sold worldwide after reports of several units catching fire due to battery problems.

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