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Samsung Pay wasn’t breached in state-sponsored LoopPay hack, executives say

LoopPay, the company behind a core technology of Samsung Pay, suffered a network breach at the hands of Chinese hackers earlier this year. Payments information wasn't compromised., LoopPay claims.
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Nexus 5X vs. Nexus 5: Was it worth the wait?

Here's a quick comparison of the Nexus 5 and its successor, the Nexus 5X. We have a chart comparing tech specs, and we take a look at exactly what has changed. Join us as we pit Nexus 5X vs. Nexus 5.
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Sony once again considers leaving the mobile market if new Xperia phones fail to sell

Sony is very hesitant on selling its mobile unit, but if it continues to stay in the red after 2016, it might consider selling the mobile business. CEO Kazuo Hirai does intend to stay in the mobile market for a while yet, though.
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Which phablet is better: Apple’s or Google’s? Nexus 6P vs. iPhone 6S Plus 3:29

Google and Hauwei are entering the phablet war, taking on Apple's iPhone 6S Plus with the recently-announced Nexus 6P. Here's how the two flagship devices compare with one another in terms of hardware, software, and features.
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This 3D Touch-style tech could mean Android phones will get pressure-sensitive screens

Android fans looking enviously at the iPhone 6S's pressure sensitive screen may not have long to wait before they can buy a phone with similar features, thanks to Synaptics new ClearForce technology.
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Just $275 bags you a 4G LTE Sony Xperia C4 at Best Buy, and it’s ready for Android 6.0

The Xperia C4 is the latest device to explode onto the selfie scene. It's a big, 5.5-inch smartphone with a 5-megapixel front camera, equipped with an LED flash, and a wide-angle lens. Best Buy now sells the 4G LTE version at a great price.
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The new Chromecast launched with a half-baked Apple iOS app missing key features

While Google's new Chromecast is loaded with new features and functionality, much of it appears to be currently unavailable to iOS users. Contrary to Google's press event, it appears voice search, and other features don't yet work for…
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TYLT’s Energi desktop charging station can juice up 5 phones at once

TYLT has already built a name with its wireless chargers. Now the company is back with an IndieGoGo campaign to fund its five-port Energi desktop charging station capable of charging devices at twice the standard speed.
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Google forced to unbundle Android apps in Russia

Russia's federal anti-monopoly service has told Google it has one month to amend the way it preloads apps on manufacturer smartphones, which may mean a breakup of Search, Gmail, and other services from the Google Play store.
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Verizon and Sony decide to cancel the Xperia Z4v launch for unannounced reasons

After months of silence, Verizon and Sony revealed that the Xperia Z4V launch will be cancelled. No reason was given, though one can assume that Sony would rather focus on its current crop of flagship smartphones.
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Mi Note 2 could be Xiaomi’s first all-metal smartphone

Xiaomi might be planning its first all-metal smartphone, the Mi Note 2, to launch early next year. A new leaked image shows the all-metal design, and we expect plenty more coming out of China in the months to come.
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Everything you need to know about Android 6.0 Marshmallow: Get it on your Nexus now

Google's next major release of Android is Marshmallow, or version 6.0, and it's coming to Nexus phones at the beginning of October. Here's all you need to know about the key new features.