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Instant Tethering lets you easily share your connection with nearby Android devices

Google is rolling out a new feature called Instant Tethering that lets Pixel and Nexus users instantly share their cellular connection with tablets.

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China plugs its 'Great Firewall,' going after unauthorized VPN access from local ISPs

China is patching a hole in its online censorship apparatus. The country’s regulators are going after unauthorized internet connections, including tools known as VPNs (virtual private networks) that can bypass China’s efforts to control the web.

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Google revamps Voice with long overdue makeover, new features

After years without any meaningful changes, Google has finally upgraded its Voice apps across all platforms and promises it will release regular updates going forward.

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Reports: Apple, Foxconn considering a $7 billion manufacturing plant in the U.S.

Foxconn’s chairman says Apple may decide to build a display factory in the States.

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Samsung pushes back Galaxy S8 release, promises a 'very innovative' Note 8

Samsung confirms that it won't be revealing the next Galaxy phone at Mobile World Congress this year, says the Note 8 is in development.

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All new Chromebooks will get Android app support

Android apps are coming to all Chromebooks released in 2017 or later, Google says.

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Sprint takes a 33 percent stake in Tidal

The music-streaming service will make exclusive content available to the mobile phone service’s customers.

on techhive.com

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30 tasty tips for Android Nougat: Get more out of your Android phone

Take full advantage of your phone's latest features with this collection of 30 tips for Android Nougat (Android 7.0 and 7.1).

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Samsung details 8-point battery safety check for all new devices

Samsung will run batteries through extensive testing to check durability, charging, build quality, and leakage before shipping new smartphones.

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The Asus Tinker Board is a powerful Raspberry Pi rival that plays 4K video

The Asus Tinker Board offers a solid mini-HTPC alternative to the Raspberry Pi, especially if you have a 4K TV.

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Torment: Tides of Numenera preview: This is the bizarre follow-up Planescape deserves

If you've ever wanted to roleplay inside of a transdimensional slug city, or fall into a maze seemingly hidden in your own subconscious, then Torment: Tides of Numenera is for you.

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Moving Steam games to a different folder or hard drive is finally easy

A Steam update late last week makes it so you can finally move a game to a new drive from within the client, rather than dragging the folder manually. Good news for SSD owners.

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Samsung investigation blames Galaxy Note7 explosions on faulty batteries

Samsung Electronics on Monday blamed batteries supplied by two manufacturers for the overheating and even explosions of some Galaxy Note7 phones.

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Nvidia Shield TV (second generation) review: This the best media streamer for geeks

The Nvidia Shield TV, a $200 media streamer and gaming box, doesn't appeal to everyone, and that's okay.

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Can Google's new watches save Android Wear?

Google is set to release a pair of smartwatches alongside next month's release of Android Wear 2.0, and there's a lot riding on them.

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