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Android Nougat's glacial upgrade pace shows why Google's Pixel needs to succeed

Less than one percent of phones are running the latest version of Android, but the Pixel could be the first step toward changing all that.

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Why did Apple remove the NYTimes app in China?

If Apple doesn't stand up to censorship of the internet in China, who will?

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Second-gen Nvidia Shield TV hands-on: All the new killer features Nvidia didn't talk about

The second-gen Shield console is brimming with handy tweaks, updates, and new features that weren't mentioned during Nvidia's CES 2017 keynote.

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5 things you need to know about the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835

This is the processor that will power most of the high-end Android phones this year, and it sounds pretty good.

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What were the most disruptive iPhone apps of 2016?

From mobile augmented reality to social live-streaming, here are the trends that iPhone apps brought to the mainstream this year. And what we should expect in 2017.

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With Cyanogen dead, Google's control over Android is tighter than ever

Having never realized mainstream success, the heavily altered CyanogenMod OS is kaput, and the most aggressive threat to Google's control of Android is closing its doors.

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Mingis on Tech: Hot tech skills 2017

What IT skills are hiring managers most looking for in the new year? We run down the list of what's hot and why.

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Getting a bead on tech trends for 2017

Up for discussion: The 10 most pressing and disruptive technologies for the year ahead, according to Computerworld's Tech Forecast 2017 research.

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What could an iPhone cost post-Trump?

Trump has pressured Apple to start making the iPhone in the U.S. But would you pay double for an iPhone if it helped make America great again?

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Are Apple’s AirPods worth the wait?

Apple has postponed the launch of the AirPods, the truly-wireless EarPods that can automatically pair to your iPhone. Here’s why you should wait for them.

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Mingis on Tech: From superfast SSDs to Bluetooth locks and solar shingles

It looks like Apple has the fastest laptop on the market, solar shingles will electrify the market in 2017 and there's lots of holiday shopping options for gadget geeks.

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Why I love Google's Pixel XL and think it's worth $769

It's fast. It's intelligent. And I've never used an Android phone quite so full of surprise and delight.

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Could a ceramic iPhone be next?

After unveiling a ceramic Apple Watch, Apple has filed a patent for a ceramic iPhone. But there are a few challenges to creating an iPhone out of a material that looks straight out of 2001: A Space Odyssey.

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Google made an iPhone, so now what?

Google’s new Pixels phones look and cost the same as the iPhone. Now that Google is in Apple territory, what can the original iPhone-maker do to stand out?

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What to expect from Google's big Oct. 4 hardware event

Pixel phones, Google Home, a 4K Chromecast, and maybe even a new tablet may come to dine at the hardware feast.

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What does the iPhone 7 reveal about Apple’s AR plans?

The iPhone 7 Plus has dual-cameras to help take better photos. But this technology could also play a vital role in Apple’s future plans for AR.

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IT security: 3 things you need to know now

Computerworld, CSO and CIO surveyed 287 business and IT leaders on the state of security in their organization. Here's what they had to say (it ain't always pretty...).

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How to tell if your Galaxy Note7 is safe to use

Samsung has created specific box markings and an IMEI lookup tool so you can tell if you have a non-explosive model.

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