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Fujitsu demos iris scanner that unlocks smartphones (3)

Kill a smartphone password with a scan of your eye

The hardware and software to make iris scanning a key feature is now in place for smartphones and PCs.

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Future Nexus launcher leaks, showing revamped app drawer and slide-out search bar

This major redesign to Android's launcher kills off the app drawer button and pushes you to interact more regularly with Google Now.

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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

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

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7 things you need to know about Samsung's Galaxy Note 7

Like the Galaxy S7, the Note 7 will ship in two versions: one with a Qualcomm Snapdragon, one with Exynos.

Hands-on with the Samsung Galaxy Note 7

The Galaxy Note 7 is not a major improvement over its predecessor, but it offers so much more than other smartphones in its pricing class.

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Android Nougat may be coming on August 5

It may be time to let go of your Nexus 5, which is rumored to miss out on the latest version of Android.

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Report: Manual exposure, photo grid options coming to Google Camera

The default camera app may add in some more sophisticated controls that have been lacking in the current version.

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LG's V20 is coming this September and will be the first Android Nougat phone

The follow-up to the V10 will include the same dual-screen and camera features that made the original such an unusual smartphone.

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Pokemon Go now runs on Android smartphones with Intel processors

It took a while, but the hot Pokemon Go mobile game is now working on smartphones with Intel chips.

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Five tips to soup up Chrome for Android

Google's browser had a lot to offer if you know where to look.

on greenbot.com

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Report: A new Gear VR headset is coming with a black scheme and minor tweaks

The change is rather minor, with a black design and a few other refinements to give the headset a sleeker look.

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New Android Trojan SpyNote leaks on underground forums

A new and potent Android Trojan has been leaked on several underground forums, making it available for free to less resourceful cybercriminals who are now likely to use it in attacks.

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10 ways your phone makes you a better person

Think of all the trees you’ve saved by texting your BFF instead of writing them 1000-page letters.

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Google lets third parties extend its productivity software on Android

Google is using third parties to make its productivity apps more useful on Android. The company announced Thursday that it's now possible to bring functionality from apps like Scanbot, DocuSign and ProsperWorks into Docs and Sheets on its mobile operating system.