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Samsung's new camera tech means better low-light photos, and a smaller lens hump on its phones

Samsung has announced a new type of camera technology called Britecell. Coming to mobile devices next year, the smaller modules may mean a reduction in the hump that has surrounded Samsung's camera lenses on previous phones.
Mobile

Google can bypass security on all Android systems that don't use full-disk encryption

At least 74 percent of Android devices can be remotely reset by Google if law enforcement requests it. Newer Android phones running 5.0 and up may have encryption set by default, which protects your device from resets.
Product Review

Samsung Gear VR Review

Samsung's outstanding new Gear VR is a virtual revelation for virtual reality.
Mobile

Samsung fan? Check out its Black Friday deals on tablets, phones, and more

Samsung's deals for Black Friday went live, a few days ahead of the big day. The company is offering hundreds of deals on wearables, TVs, tablets, and more. You can find most of its smartphone deals through the various carriers.
Product Review

Motorola Droid Maxx 2 Review

Leave the charger. Motorola's Droid Maxx 2 survives a weekend away from the wall.
Mobile

Use Android Pay for a good cause: Google donates $1 per purchase to special education

For every Android Pay purchase you make until December 31, Google will donate $1 — up to $1 million — to DonorsChoose.org. On Black Friday, Google will double its donation. The proceeds go to students and teachers.
Product Review

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 Review

All hail the king! Samsung's Galaxy Tab S2 is the best Android tablet.
Mobile

The Xiaomi MiPad 2 takes on the iPad Mini 4, costs less than half the price

Xiaomi has announced the MiPad 2, the successor to the MiPad tablet, and Apple iPad Mini 4 challenger. The new slate abandons the Tegra power from the original, and goes with a new Intel processor instead. Here's everything you need to…
Mobile

Sprint will give you a free 24-inch HDTV if you activate an LG G4 on its network for Black Friday

Trying not to be outdone by its competitors, Sprint unveiled its own Black Friday deals. Of note is a free 24-inch LG HDTV if you decide to activate an LG G4 on its network. Of course, that's not the only deal, so read on to learn more.
Mobile

HTC details its Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals, offers a free One A9 if you trade in your iPhone

With Black Friday and Cyber Monday looming large over the horizon, HTC revealed its deals for the pair of fiscal holidays. Interestingly, the main deal seems to be a free One A9, though there are a few caveats.
Wearables

Google once made, but never released, a Star Trek-style Communicator badge

Google built its own version of the famous Communicator pin from Star Trek. The revelation came from a Google executive, who also revealed the device never made it past the prototype stage.
Mobile

Google promises Force Awakens goodies if you decide between the Light or the Dark Side

Google's excited about The Force Awakens, the new Star Wars film out before the end of the year, and has launched a promotion where Google apps and sites get a Star Wars makeover, depending on your allegiance to the Force