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Google can't keep up with Pixel and Pixel XL orders, expect shipment delays

If you have experienced a shipment delay for your Google Pixel or Pixel XL, the company confirmed that is the case due to higher-than-expected pre-orders. As a result, shipments have been delayed.

Google Messenger 2.0 brings unread message badges — on certain Android devices

Google has updated Messenger to version 2.0, bringing a number of visual tweaks as well as unread message badges. On top of that, the new app features a new Contacts page, making it far easier to create group messages.

Google Express now delivers to nearly 90 percent of the continental U.S.

Google's eponymous shopping service, Google Express, now delivers to almost 90 percent of the continental U.S. Its latest expansion includes Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, and other states.

BlackBerry's DTEK60 is a security-focused smartphone for businesses, govenment

BlackBerry has announced the DTEK60, a high-end alternative to the company's DTEK50. It features the company's suite of proprietary security apps and end-to-end encryption software.

Apple may be further along with iMessage for Android than previously thought

It seems as though the rumors that Apple is developing an iMessage for Android aren't dead yet. In fact, the company may have even made mockups of the app for Android, according to recent reports.

WhatsApp is finally getting video calling — but only for Android device owners

It looks like WhatsApp is finally getting video calling -- the feature has been made available to a number of Android users using the beta version. It's likely a stable version of the feature, and the feature on iOS, will come soon.

Nomad makes cables more useful, fits an extended battery pack to a really strong one

Accessory manufacturer Nomad's new Battery Cable fits a sleek, inline battery pack to a super tough iPhone charging cable, so you'll never be without either option in a phone-power emergency.

LG may help Samsung avoid an explosive Galaxy S8

The Samsung Galaxy S7 is outselling the iPhone 6S and the 6S Plus. With that feat under its belt, it's time to shift focus to next year's flagship -- the Galaxy S8. Here's everything you need to know.
Virtual Reality

No, it’s not PlayStation VR, it’s Xiaomi’s new Mi VR headset

Xiaomi has launched its second virtual reality headset, the Mi VR. This time it's works more like Samsung's Gear VR than Google Cardboard, but has a design that's closer to Sony's PlayStation VR headset.

The insane looking Xiaomi Mi Mix smartphone is almost all screen

Don't glance at the Mi Mix and think it's nothing more than a concept phone. It's real, in production, and coming next month. Xiaomi has made the first edgeless smartphone with a screen-to-body ratio of 91 percent, and it looks spectacular.

Samsung’s Galaxy Tab A 10.1 with S Pen picks up where the Note 7 left off

Still reeling from its Galaxy Note 7 debacle, Samsung unveiled a new version of the Galaxy Tab A 10.1 that supports the S Pen. The tablet will be available starting on October 28 through Samsung and other retailers.

Missing your Galaxy Note 7? Xiaomi’s Mi Note 2 will help you get over it

The Xiaomi Mi Note 2 is official, and it wants to take the place of the Galaxy Note 7 on the world stage, thanks to a version made for international buyers. The big-screen phone looks great and has plenty of tech inside.