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The reason behind the Galaxy Note 7 fires comes as no surprise

Samsung has discovered the reason its Galaxy Note 7 phones were spontaneously catching fire, and it is what everyone expected.

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Samsung's real Galaxy S8 challenge

Forget how Samsung's upcoming smartphone looks or what's inside. The biggest test has little to do with the device itself.

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HTC's new phones have personalized A.I. and a second screen

HTC announced its two new flagship phones, which come with some interesting features.

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Tony Fadell shares new details on the birth of Apple’s iPhone

Ex-Apple, Ex-Nest, iPod father, Tony Fadell has taken to Twitter to teach us more about the iPhone this morning -- and it's really interesting.

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Got Nougat? 5 clever apps for customizing your phone's Quick Settings

Android Nougat's Quick Settings panel is far more powerful than it initially appears. Here's how to make the most of it.

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Nokia returns to smartphones, but you can't buy it

The first new Nokia handset created under the HMD Global umbrella will be a budget phone only available in China.

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Apple’s iPhone: 10 years old and only getting started

The Apple product that changed the world has only just begun changing it.

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10 years -- The Evolution of Apple's iPhone

For the iPhone, change is constant

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What Samsung expects from iPhone 8

Samsung wants there to be no difference between iPhone and its own smartphones. That's why whatever you see rumored for future Galaxy devices likely reflects what Samsung expects from the next Apple smartphone.

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Samsung expects big profit despite Note7 crisis

The financial impact of the Note7 recall seems to be largely behind Samsung Electronics, which on Friday forecast that its profit has grown year-on-year by close to 50 percent in the fourth quarter.

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Uber economy could kill off taxis and help fight global warming

Using a new computer algorithm, MIT researchers showed that self-driving vehicles being tested by services such as Uber and Lift could nearly eliminate the need for most of New York City’s taxi fleet, reducing pollution and increasing...

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TCL targets Apple, Samsung with new BlackBerry handset

For a brand that's been written off by many, TCL Communication has big plans for BlackBerry.

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TCL has big plans for BlackBerry

The iconic BlackBerry handset with keyboard is making a comeback. Can TCL restore the brand to former glory?

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PC shipments predicted to return to growth in 2018 after six-year skid

PC shipments nosedived after the release of Microsoft's disastrous Windows 8 in 2012, but Gartner is projecting a return to annual shipment growth in 2018.

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9 next-level tips for your Google Pixel phone

Attention, Pixel owners: Grant your phone new powers with these easy-to-follow pointers for unlocking hidden potential.

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Car makers team on platform for smartphone-vehicle interaction

Car makers Ford and Toyota have announced the SmartDeviceLink Consortium, a nonprofit to manage open-source software to connect Android and iOS smartphone apps with vehicle infotainment systems.

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38% off Maxboost 4.8A/24W Dual USB Port Smart Car Charger - Deal Alert

This 24W / 4.8A USB car charger safely charges your favorite mobile devices at high speed, is highly rated on Amazon, and is currently discounted 38% to just $9.99.

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Nokia files even more patent lawsuits against Apple

Nokia filed more patent infringement lawsuits against Apple on Thursday, a day after it weighed in on a licensing dispute with the company by filing claims in Germany and the U.S.

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