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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.
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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.
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Virtual phone number app Burner teams with Nomorobo to block spam calls

Burner, a virtual telephone service that provides disposable phone numbers on demand, announced a partnership with Nomorobo to block robocallers, spam, and telemarketers on Burner lines.
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February 9 may be Android Wear 2.0’s big release day

Google's highly anticipated Android Wear 2.0 update will arrive in "early February," with February 9 being rumored as the big day. The visual overhaul and improved features are expected to reinvigorate the company's smartwatch platform.
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Daydream believer: Google’s VR headset is only $50 at the moment

Google has cut the price of its Daydream View VR headset from $80 down to $50 in its latest deal, making it an excellent deal for Pixel phone owners keen to try out virtual reality.
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You may soon be able to pay for things with Google Assistant

According to a recent app teardown of the Google App, Assistant will soon be able to pay for things, allowing you to order items using only your voice. The move will bring Assistant into much more direct competition with Amazon Alexa.
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BMO Harris, Simple, and Charles Schwab finally get Android Pay support

Android Pay is Google's mobile payment system, which turns your phone into a wallet and negates the need to pull out your credit card in stores. Here's everything you need to know about it, including all the countries where it can be used.
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The truth about why the Galaxy Note 7 exploded is coming

Samsung will soon reveal the findings of its official investigation into why the Galaxy Note 7 overheated and in some cases, caught fire. The report, which follows the device's recall and cancelation, is expected on January 23.
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Barnes & Noble suspends sales of its Nook tablet, faulty charger is to blame

Barnes and Noble suspended sales of its Nook tablet due to a faulty charger, not because of suspicious preinstalled software. None of the Nook-branded Samsung tablets are affected by the suspension.
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Gaze into your crystal ball with the 5 best horoscope and astrology apps

Looking up your daily, monthly, and yearly horoscopes has never been easier than it is now. Here are our favorite apps for doing so, so you can forgo your browser and connect with a psychic within minutes.
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Is your smartphone listening to everything you say? We asked the experts

Are you worried about your smartphone eavesdropping on your conversations? We spoke to some experts to find out whether you should be, and to learn what you can do to safeguard your privacy.
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Reduce your monthly mobile data usage with this simple trick

Most social media apps can display images as well as videos. More often than not, however, these videos automatically play in your timeline. Here's how to disable the autoplay feature in both Android and iOS.