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Hangouts targets improved call quality and speed with peer-to-peer connections

The change could alleviate some of the long-standing criticism of sluggishness and poor call quality with Google's communications platform.

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Moto 360 Sport review: Only runners need apply

Motorola’s fitness-focused smartwatch gives up style and customization for run tracking. It’s not a great tradeoff.

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Why we need a new Nexus 7

Android desperately needs a solid, reasonably-priced Nexus tablet to inject some energy into the platform.

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Samsung Galaxy S7 rumor roundup

Everything you need to know about the upcoming Galaxy S7.

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How to watch the Super Bowl on your Android device

If you want to stream the big game to your Android phone, tablet, TV, or Chromecast, here's what you need to do.

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Five to Try: Lost in Harmony is a rhythmic adventure, and Jukely puts you on the guest list

Load up on the week's most intriguing new Android apps and games.

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You're so vein: Samsung files a patent for a vein-scanning smartwatch

It's actually not that weird. Rather than using your fingerprint, this technology merely recognizes you by your vein structure.

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PSA: Android app video promos take center stage in the Google Play Store

Google's new trick for more app installs is a nudge to watch an app's promotional video right from the Play Store's main page.

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10 reasons to ditch SMS for over-the-top messaging apps

All the cool kids are using Line and WhatsApp. What’s your excuse?

PCWorld Show Episode 2: VAIO's New Windows Phone

PCWorld's Gordon Mah Ung, Florence Ion and Jon Phillips discuss the significance of the new Windows Phone release from VAIO.

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LG G5 to debut on February 21st, going head-to-head with Galaxy S7

Thanks to some wacky invites we know it's going to be a big day for new phones in just a couple of weeks.

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Android Wear update brings speaker support, new gestures, and voice features to messaging apps

The new features could make it more likely you'll leave your phone in your pocket next time you take a call or respond to a text.

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Bing for Android overhauled with splashy interface and more local suggestions

The update follows a similar revamp of the iOS app, which is designed to make Bing a friendly destination on mobile devices.

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The best password manager on Android

You really need to be using a password manager, and Dashlane is currently at the top of the heap.

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Google yanks new ad-blocking app from the Play Store

AdBlock Plus used new APIs from Samsung to banish ads in its browser, but Google wasn't too hip with the innovation.

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Google Play Music starts rolling out podcasts to the Android app

Once it goes live on your device, you'll be able to browse and listen to a wide range of different podcasts.

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Microsoft confirms SwiftKey buy, says it will continue developing Android, iOS apps

Microsoft is buying SwiftKey, the developer of a popular software keyboard for Android and iOS phones -- even though it already has its own software keyboard, Word Flow.