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Google Maps beta is starting to show parking availability to beta users

Google Maps may soon show you the best places to park. That's according to code in the beta version of the Google Maps app for Android, which reveals additional features that have yet to be announced.

AT&T has officially shut down its 2G network, will pursue 4G LTE, other tech

Wireless carrier AT&T shut down its legacy 2G network for good in early January. The carrier says that it'll reuse the spectrum for the development of 5G and LTE technologies going forward.

Samsung’s Galaxy C9 Pro packs a Snapdragon 653 and is coming to India

Samsung's mid-range Galaxy C9 Pro is now available in India, but it's a little pricier than competitors with similar specs. It's not a new device, as it launched in China last year as one of the first smartphones with 6GB of RAM.

Huawei could be prepping new flagship tablet for Mobile World Congress 2017

It looks like Huawei is preparing to release a new tablet at Mobile World Congress this year -- the Huawei MediaPad T3. In fact, the device just passed through Wi-Fi certification.

Google confirms two Android Wear smartwatches will launch in early 2017

Google confirmed two Android Wear smartwatches will launch in early 2017 and they will be the first to launch with Android Wear 2.0. The update will introduce Google Assistant and Android Pay to the platform.
Cool Tech

New battery technology uses miniature fire extinguisher to stop spontaneous combustion

Researchers at Stanford University have pioneered a system that extinguishes fires in overheating lithium-ion batteries. It's one of the quickest and most effective implementations yet.

Unsure if your Android phone is certified or not? Google Play Store will now tell you

Google has long struggled with manufacturers who don't go through the usual channels to use Android -- but now it seems to be cracking down. The Google Play Store will now include a new label telling you if your device is certified or not.

AOpen’s Chromebase Mini is a Chrome OS tablet with enterprise appeal

Digital signage specialist Aopen unveiled the Chromebase Mini, a hardy 10.1-inch tablet that runs Chrome OS and can be implemented in a wide variety of customer-facing scenarios.

LG’s $60 Aristo aims to satisfy growing demand for low-cost 4G smartphones

At just $60, the LG Aristo is one of the cheapest 4G smartphones available. It's launching on MetroPCS and T-Mobile in late January, and the phone will ship running Android 7.0 Nougat.

From appliances to robots, Alexa-supported devices were nearly everywhere at CES 1:47

More speakers, home automation products, and robots with support for Amazon's Alexa voice platform were announced at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas earlier this month. We took a look at a few.

CDMA vs. GSM: What’s the difference between these cellular standards?

If you're in the market for a new smartphone or carrier, you've likely encountered the acronyms CDMA and GSM before. Check out our brief explanation on the two wireless standards for a closer look at their availability and functionality.

Order ZTE’s groundbreaking, eye-tracking, sticky Hawkeye phone for $200 right now

The ZTE Hawkeye is the eye-tracking phone that started life as Project CSX, a mobile device designed by online committee. It's up for pre-oder on Kickstarter now, for just $200, and here's everything you need to know about it.