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Here's what U.S. carriers are doing about the Galaxy Note 7 recall

Some details are still being fleshed out, but here's what you need to know right now about your options if you have a Note 7.

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Report: Google to unveil Pixel phones, Google Home, Daydream VR, and a 4K Chromecast on Oct. 4

The report echoes earlier rumors that Google is dropping the Nexus branding and will further push its services into virtual reality, the smart home, and television.

Fossil's Q Marshal smartwatch

This big, chunky device is a second-generation smartwatch from Fossil.

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Google axes its radical Project Ara modular smartphone

Google has dropped plans for a modular smartphone with interchangeable parts as it realigns its investments in the area of hardware.

Samsung recalls Note 7 on battery problems

Samsung has issued a global recall for its new Note 7 smartphone after 35 reported battery problems.

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Five to Try: Help improve Google with Crowdsource, and Marvel Tsum Tsum is super fun

Here's a look at the week's most enticing new Android apps and games.


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Samsung recalls Note 7 on battery fire reports

Samsung is halting sales of its recently-launched flagship Note 7 smartphone and recalling phones of this model sold worldwide after reports of several units catching fire due to battery problems.

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Facebook Messenger beams live video into your chat conversations with Instant Video

The concept is similar to a feature found in Snapchat, which allows you to augment your chat with some face-to-face conversation.

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Google Play expands the early access beta program to all Android devs

You'll soon get an opportunity to play around with more new apps before they hit the mainstream.

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Sony's Xperia XZ banks on a 23MP camera as the standout feature for the U.S. market

The Xperia X Compact joins the larger sibling with the same camera but a smaller, plastic build aimed at buyers' sudden love for smaller phones.

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What you need to know about Doze Mode in Android Nougat

Android does more heavy lifting when it comes to extending your phone's battery life, but there are still a few things you may want to tweak.

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Huawei's Nova phones aim for practicality over originality, despite their name

Practical and reliable is the image Huawei Technologies is trying to project with two new smartphones unveiled at the IFA tradeshow on Thursday.

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Cat S60 Review: Batman called and wants his phone back

A rugged phone designed for someone who puts durability ahead of performance.


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KDE Connect links your Android phone with your Linux desktop

Receive your Android phone's notifications and reply to SMS messages from any Linux PC.

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Hands-on: The Hasselblad True Zoom adds 10x optical zoom to your Moto Z

It'll give your Moto Z phone true 10x optical zoom, but it doesn't compete with standalone cameras.

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Hands on: The Moto Z Play brings down the cost of modularity

It may not be as fast as the other Moto Zs, but its epic battery life makes up for it.

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Asus embraces the round face trend in smartwatches with the ZenWatch 3

The latest Android Wear watch comes with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 2100 processor, which is designed for better performance on smartwatches.