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The man driving Xiaomi’s international launch efforts is leaving the company

Hugo Barra, the man behind the global launch efforts for Chinese smartphone brand Xiaomi, is leaving the company. Citing a desire to return to Silicon Valley, his time with Xiaomi will end in February.
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Honor is giving U.K. fans an opportunity to get the cool dual-cam 6X phone for free

Honor unveiled a new program which will allow five winners to receive the Honor 6X for free, so long as they write a review. U.K. residents have through January 26 to register and possibly win.
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Breaking tradition, Samsung will not unveil the Galaxy S8 at Mobile World Congress

After the Galaxy Note 7 debacle, Samsung is likely thrilled to turn its attention to making this year's flagship, which we know as the Galaxy S8. Here's everything we think we know about the phone so far.
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Samsung: Aggressive battery design, manufacturing oversights played a part in Galaxy Note 7 debacle

Samsung revealed the findings of its investigation into why the Galaxy Note 7 overheated and in some cases caught fire at a press event in Korea Monday morning. The issues boiled down to the size and shape of batteries, the company said.
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How to block phone calls on your Android phone 2:35

Telemarketer or persistent won't leave you alone? Here's how to block calls on an Android smartphone, whether you want to do so with native features or mobile apps such as Mr. Number and Extreme Call Blocker.
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Master everyday life with 8 apps you didn’t even know you needed

There are so many apps to choose from nowadays that many of the best apps are often overlooked. We've rounded up some of the most obscure -- and useful -- apps in existence, just in case you want to use something other than Facebook.
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Best Google Pixel screen protectors to safeguard that gorgeous display

The Google Pixel and Pixel XL displays are stunning and you'll want to keep them that way. Safeguard those screens with one of the best Google Pixel screen protectors. All of these options are available for the Pixel XL, too.
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Google’s Instant Tethering will make it easier to tether from an Android device

Google is set to make it a whole lot easier to tether Android devices -- the company is currently rolling out "Instant Tethering" to Google Play Services, which will allow users to quickly and easily tether devices connected to a Google…
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Ads for Google products lord over most of its search results, study finds

Google promotes its products aggressively on its web properties. That's according to an analysis by The Wall Street Journal, which found that advertisements for Google's hardware and services appeared prominently in search results.
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Samsung reportedly uncovered the cause of the Galaxy Note 7's defects

Samsung's incendiary Galaxy Note 7 is officially dead. The Wall Street Journal now details the alleged cause of the Galaxy Note 7's overheating issues ahead of Samsung's official announcement.
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Xiaomi's popular Redmi Note 4 phablet device is now available in India

Xiaomi's Redmi Note 4 was released in August, but now it's hitting new markets. Starting January 19, it will become available in India, where its predecessor, the Redmi Note 3, is already popular.
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Unicode is taking the redhead emoji problem very seriously

People have been clamoring for redhead emoji for months, and they might finally get their wish later this year. The Unicode Consortium is hard at work on a solution and will meet with Apple soon.