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Samsung's Galaxy Note 5

PSA: Don't insert the S Pen into the Note 5 backwards

Unlike previous models of the Note, the S Pen can get stuck rather easily if you insert it the wrong direction.

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Leaked pics hint at new flagship device from ailing HTC

The images suggest a new smartphone that looks eerily similar to an iPhone 6.

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7 reasons why modular smartphones are such a nightmare to develop

Developing modular smartphones is presenting challenges relating to size, performance and price, and at the end of the day there are no guarantees users will want one.

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5 easy ways to boost your Android phone's battery life

These set-'em-and-forget-'em settings will help keep your Android phone up and running from daybreak to lights-out.

Moto X Play may morph into Verizon's Droid Maxx 2

The phone will include a large, 3,650 mAh battery and a supposedly 'unbreakable' display.

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Samsung chases iPhone users with Galaxy test drive promo

Samsung is letting iPhone owners in the U.S. test its latest Galaxy smartphones for 30 days for $1, as it hopes to make a dent in Apple's high-end dominance.

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Apple gains market share despite global slowdown in smartphone sales

Apple's larger iPhones helped the company sell more smartphones than Samsung.

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Kim Jong Un has his own cellular network

Kim Jong Un and other high-ranking officials in North Korea have their own cellular network to help keep their conversations secure.

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Google's Project Ara phone failed the drop test

Google has to find a new way to secure the modules in its modular phone known as Ara, because the device failed the drop test.

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Huawei's new smartphone has a 180-degree rotating camera

On Thursday in Beijing, the Chinese company unveiled the Honor 7i product, which comes with a Sony 13-megapixel camera attached by a hinge.

Uber failed to screen out criminals from its drivers, prosecutors say

Uber has failed to screen out criminals from its drivers, prosecutors allege, including 25 drivers who had been convicted of crimes including murder, sex offenses, kidnapping, and assault.


Report: Android-powered BlackBerry Venice coming to all four carriers in November

This is the most detailed leak yet about when you may be able to get your hands on this mystery device.

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Intel's RealSense 3D camera technology is already the star of IDF

Intel's RealSense 3D camera is coming to smartphones, robots and even vending machines.

Wi-Fi provider kicked users off their own hotspots at conventions

Smart City, a provider of Internet services at convention centers and hotels, will pay the Federal Communications Commission $750,000 for kicking users off their personal hotspots to try and force them to use its Wi-Fi service.

Samsung's Galaxy Note 5

DisplayMate: Galaxy Note 5 takes title of 'best smartphone display'

Samsung's newest stylus-friendly phone leapfrogs the previous year's Galaxy Note to grab the crown.