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Pokémon Go is rolling out now for iOS and Android

The game uses your smartphone's camera, sensors, and location-sharing capabilities to put Nintendo's characters in the real world.

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.

3 ways the Xperia X Performance improves upon the Xperia X

A quick comparison of Sony's mid-ranger and high-ender.

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Ten cool searches to try with Google's Now on Tap

Google's all-seeing eye can pull up some surprising finds when you put Now on Tap to work.

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LG shakes up its mobile division after lackluster G5 sales

While the modular concept was interesting, the G5 hasn't kept pace with other Android smartphones.

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Google is working to make every website viewable in VR

WebVR support is a work in progress for the Chromium project, which could one day change how we browse the Internet.

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Android's full disk encryption can be brute-forced on devices with Qualcomm chips

Attackers can exploit vulnerabilities in Android devices with Qualcomm chipsets in order to extract the encrypted keys that protect users' data and run brute-force attacks against them.

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How to tell if your Android phone has spyware

You know that Google, your service provider, and Facebook follow what you do on your phone. But what about your employer, your spouse, or a criminal? Find out if you have spyware on your Android phone and what to do about it.

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Five to Try: Her Story commands attention, and Google launches VR Expeditions

Enjoy the holiday weekend by checking out some new Android apps and games.

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Report: Specs leak out for HTC-built 'Marlin' Nexus phone

This flagship offers a bigger screen, higher resolution, and larger battery capacity in comparison to the smaller "Sailfish" model.

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Android device updates: Shield Android TV gains Plex server support, HTC pledges Nougat updates

There's a lot packed into the Shield Android TV update, including support for Netflix HDR streaming, Vudu 4k videos, and other performance improvements.

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Android N name revealed: It's Nougat

After many months of simply calling it 'Android N,' Google has revealed the name of its latest sweet treat.

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First hints of the new Google Assistant appear in update to the Google app beta

You can now turn off the local trending searches if you'd rather not have your search experience cluttered up with headlines.

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8 ways history would have been ruined by technology

But there are plenty of world leaders who could have benefited from Snapchat.

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Rugged smartphones' dirty little secret

A number of leading phone manufacturers, including Samsung and Motorola, 'ruggedized' some of their flagship products in an attempt to reduce screen shatters. But they overlooked another common area of display damage: scratches.

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This mobile Trojan from China fills your phone with porn apps

Malware that secretly installs porn apps on your phone is infecting devices by the millions, becoming the world’s largest mobile Trojan.

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Dell stops selling Android devices to focus on Windows

Dell has stopped selling its last Android devices as it washes its hand of pure tablets and focuses more on Windows 2-in-1 devices.