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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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Mingis on Tech: The iPhone 7, Apple Watch 2 -- and the gadget guy!

After a quick update on the latest Apple news, it's time to get gander at the gadget guy's latest goodies -- just in time to prepare for the upcoming holiday shopping season.


Did Apple make the iPhone 7 just to sell more Beats headphones?

Apple’s jack-less iPhone 7 may help boost sales of Beats, the world's biggest wireless headphone company. But is that the only strategy?

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Introducing Allo: A cross-platform messaging app with A.I. chops

Let's be honest, we were all thinking it: Google needs a new messaging app. Luckily, Google thought so, too. So today it is starting the roll out of its new app, Allo, which includes some special functionality that its other messaging...


iPhone 7 Review: Big steps forward, but little steps back

Apple improved almost everything about the iPhone 7, from the processor to the camera. Then they took away the headphone jack. Do the iPhone 7’s drawbacks ruin the experience?

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Samsung ships 500,000 replacement Note7s for recall exchange

Samsung said that 500,000 new Note7 devices have been shipped to U.S. carriers and retailers to replace the smartphones recalled because of a fire hazard. The devices will be available for exchange starting Wednesday.

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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.

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Google's Pixel and Pixel XL announcement -- what we know so far

Google has finally (somewhat) confirmed that it will be debuting its new smartphones at an event next month. Photos were leaked earlier Monday.

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17% off Sensi Wi-Fi Programmable Thermostat, Alexa Compatible - Deal Alert

Sensi thermostat makes it easy to remotely control and schedule the comfort of your home using your phone, tablet or PC. Currently discounted 17% on Amazon.

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‘Boring’, record-setting iPhone 7 shows hope beats hype

Apple's new iPhone is defying the picture given by an out of touch media

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Bigger iPhone 7 Plus outsells smaller sibling

Preliminary data from U.S. sales of Apple's newest iPhones suggested that the larger 7 Plus was outselling the smaller 7, which would be a first, a market research firm said.

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In video, Samsung apologizes for Note7 battery defects

A top Samsung official issued an unusual video apology over Galaxy Note7 battery-related defects linked to fires and assured owners that replacement Note7 units are safe.

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7 things we learned about iPhone 7 today

As iPhone 7 upgrade mania spreads across the planet, what have we learned about Apple's new smartphones in the last few hours?

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What IT needs to know about iOS 10

iOS 10 offers a range of technologies that make the iPhone and iPad even better enterprise devices and network citizens. But there are a couple of caveats.


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. restricts Galaxy Note7 phones on planes

The Department of Transportation has ordered that Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphones can only be carried by crew and passengers on planes if the phones are switched off and are not connected to charging equipment.

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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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