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Is Snapchat building the iPhone killer?

Snapchat's parent company has hired mobile engineering and design talent away from Apple, HTC, and Google. Could a Snapchat phone be in the works?

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Logitech ZeroTouch review: This Android smartphone holder puts Amazon's Alexa in your car

Anything you can do with an Amazon Echo inside your home you can now do with your Android phone inside your car.

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Mingis on Tech: A Madcap Mobile World Congress recap

Computerworld's Matt Hamblen, just back from Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, details the big announcements from the show. Hint: It's about more than just smartphones.

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How to create a mobile hotpsot with your iPhone or iPad

CIO.com senior writer Sarah White demonstrates what it takes to get your mobile hotspot access working so you can hit the open road.

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No, tiny keypads aren't becoming cool again

You might think BlackBerry's KeyOne and the Nokia 3310 are the start of a renaissance for physical keypads on our phones, but you'd be wrong.

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60% off Anker 60W 10-Port USB Charger - Deal Alert

Ten ports pump out 60 watts of power, enabling simultaneous multi-device charging. Discounted 60% on Amazon, and currently averaging 5/5 stars from 900 customers.

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iPhone 8: New secrets revealed?

It’s promising to be a big year for the iPhone 8 and we already have our fair share of rumors, from a FaceTime camera suited for augmented reality to an OLED bar replacing the physical Home button.

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83% off TechMatte Air Vent Magnetic Universal Car Mount for Smartphones, 2 Pack - Deal Alert

The MagGrip Vent Car Mount is a sturdy, cradle-less device holding system focused on simplicity. Pop it onto your car's air vent and magnets do all the work. A 2-pack is currently significantly discounted to just $8 on Amazon.

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Mingis on Tech: Self-driving cars, wireless charging -- and Wi-Fi lightbulbs?

Here's why the self-driving car of your dreams is a mirage, at least for the foreseeable future. But an iPhone that charges wirelessly? That might actually happen this year.

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See the Xperia XZ Premium's insane 960fps slo motion video mode in action

Proud of your phone's 240fps slow motion mode? The Xperia XZ Premium makes it look like a toy.

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38% off iClever Ultra Portable Tri-folding Bluetooth Keyboard With Touchpad - Deal Alert

Work more efficiently while on the go. Compact, versatile, and light, it folds on two innovative hinges that double as grips to keep your board steady. Pairs quickly with up to 3 devices, and features a touchpad.

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Up to 30% Discount On Otterbox Cases For iPhone, Galaxy and Other Devices - Deal Alert

Otterbox is currently having a winter sale, and they've discounted many of their popular cases up to 30% for a limited time.

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Sony's Xperia XZ Premium has a 4K HDR screen, super slow-mo

Sony's Xperia XZ Premium shines, quite literally. The first thing you notice about the new phone is the mirror finish that gives the device a sparkly appearance. It seems destined to require lots of polishing.

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Hands on with the Moto G5 and G5 Plus: Almost like budget Nexus phones

Motorola's new super-affordable phones are making a run at the "best budget phone" crown again.

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A closer look at the LG G6's fancy dual camera features

LG has made good use of the G6's 18:9 aspect display in its camera software. Here's a quick first look.

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Akyumen's Hawk smartphone packs a projector

Over the last decade there have been several attempts to cram video projectors into smartphones -- all ultimately failed, but a Silicon Valley start-up reckons it has the recipe right and is hoping for a warm response from consumers...

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Hands on with the LG G6: A nice phone, but not especially innovative

After a string of solid phones weighed down by gimmicky features, LG goes for a solid but predictable experience with its new flagship.

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The new BlackBerry has a physical keyboard and will arrive in April

The new BlackBerry KEYone smartphone, unveiled Saturday, is the first smartphone to carry the brand that doesn't come from BlackBerry.

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