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8 things you need to know about Duo, Google's new video chat app

8 things you need to know about Duo, Google's new video chat app

Google's new video chat app still feels like a beta.

Samsung Galaxy Note7 review: A pricey phablet made for power users

Samsung Galaxy Note7 review: A pricey phablet made for power users

The Note line continues to shine with its sixth-generation installment, and it's the best it's ever been.

Hands on with the Polar M600: The ultimate fitness-centric smartwatch is just a little too big

Hands on with the Polar M600: The ultimate fitness-centric smartwatch is just a little too big

Looking to measure your gains? This could be the perfect smartwatch for doing so if you don't mind its bulky, bro-y design.

Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 will come bundled with free Vulkan-ready games

Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 will come bundled with free Vulkan-ready games

Wondering what the Vulkan API is all about on mobile? If you're getting a Note 7, you can finally experience it firsthand.

Samsung officially announces the Galaxy Note 7 and a refreshed GearVR

Samsung officially announces the Galaxy Note 7 and a refreshed GearVR

The company debuted the next generation of its famous phablet lineup, but don't expect a big departure from the Galaxy S7. There's also a new GearVR headset to accompany it.

Galaxy Note 7 hands-on: Samsung's productivity phone takes baby steps forward

Galaxy Note 7 hands-on: Samsung's productivity phone takes baby steps forward

The Note 7 is a polished productivity machine, but sticks to a familiar formula that's always served Samsung's Note line well.

Rumor check: Everything we think we know about the Galaxy Note 7
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Rumor check: Everything we think we know about the Galaxy Note 7

We round up the latest rumors on Samsung's next phone-tablet hybrid device.

Moto Z Force review: Motorola's beefier Z smartphone is better without its mods

Moto Z Force review: Motorola's beefier Z smartphone is better without its mods

It's too bad Motorola's better-performing flagship phone takes a back seat to the svelte Moto Z. The Z Force is worth the higher price.

Moto Z review: Motorola proves modular smartphones are the future of mobility

Moto Z review: Motorola proves modular smartphones are the future of mobility

Completely unadorned, Motorola's new flagship phone is a solid performer. But once you add in swappable modules, you can configure the smartphone of your dreams.

Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus review: No longer the best budget smartphones available

Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus review: No longer the best budget smartphones available

Make no mistake: These two devices are Lenovo phones through and through, and the end of Motorola's budget brand as we know it.

Pokemon Go: 8 essential comfort, safety and happiness tips

Pokemon Go: 8 essential comfort, safety and happiness tips

Here's what you need to know to ensure a safe, pleasurable experience while you're out catching pocket monsters.

Sony Xperia X Performance review: You deserve a lot more phone for $700

Sony Xperia X Performance review: You deserve a lot more phone for $700

Seriously, Sony? The Xperia X Performance performs well enough, but it's absolutely not worth its outrageous price tag.

3 key ways the Xperia X Performance is a better phone than the Xperia X

3 key ways the Xperia X Performance is a better phone than the Xperia X

The Xperia X comes in three different models, and the Xperia X Performance is the only one that comes with specs like the competition.

WeBoost Eqo review: This cellular signal booster couldn't improve our in-home coverage

WeBoost Eqo review: This cellular signal booster couldn't improve our in-home coverage

Unless you have strong reception to begin with, the weBoost Eqo can't do much for your smartphone experience at home.

Hands-on: NFC-enabled ATMs make it easy to withdraw cash with a smartphone

Hands-on: NFC-enabled ATMs make it easy to withdraw cash with a smartphone

We tried out one of Bank of America's NFC-enabled ATMs to see how quickly we could snag cash using Android Pay.

Watch out, WebMD: Google's teamed with leading doctors to provide vetted online medical advice

Watch out, WebMD: Google's teamed with leading doctors to provide vetted online medical advice

Google's new medical symptom search will help you better determine what's ailing you and whether you should see a doctor.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Active review: The rugged flagship phone for clumsy fingers

Samsung Galaxy S7 Active review: The rugged flagship phone for clumsy fingers

Some phones are built like fragile little flowers. This one is built to withstand a rough-and-tumble lifestyle, though it's not entirely life-proof.

Developers can now test their apps for Android N in the Google Play Store

Developers can now test their apps for Android N in the Google Play Store

You won't have to wait weeks after Android N's release to find out if your favorite apps are compatible.

OnePlus's Carl Pei on earning respect and shedding a 'cocky' image in the Android space

OnePlus's Carl Pei on earning respect and shedding a 'cocky' image in the Android space

What has OnePlus learned from a few difficult years as a smartphone maker? We talked to OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei to find out.

OnePlus 3 review: Third time's the charm with this supercharged, unlocked flagship

OnePlus 3 review: Third time's the charm with this supercharged, unlocked flagship

Premium specs with none of the carrier bloat: The OnePlus 3's 6GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, and a capable 16-megapixel camera make it a formidable contender.

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