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Watch out Apple! Xiaomi reveals plans to open 1,000 retail stores by 2020

Apple may have some retail competition on its hands. Xiaomi has announced plans to open 1,000 retail stores by 2020, representing a shift in the company's strategies, which have traditionally been based on web sales.
Mobile

Messaging Showdown: WhatsApp vs. iMessage vs. Facebook Messenger vs. Allo

Apple's overhauled iMessage is finally here, as is Google's latest message app, Allo. But how do they pair compare with Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp? Check out our quick-hit comparison for a closer look at each platform.
Mobile

An FCC filing suggests Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime refresh is on its way

It looks like Samsung is prepping the release of yet another mid-range smartphone. A refresh of the Galaxy Grand Prime was spotted in an FCC filing, only a few weeks after it was seen in a Geekbench log.
Wearables

Huawei’s next smartwatch could run Samsung’s Tizen instead of Android Wear

According to recent reports, Huawei may be looking to move away from Android Wear for its next smartwatch -- the company is reportedly testing building a watch with Samsung's Tizen instead.
Wearables

Verily is reportedly developing a watch to track more than your pulse

Verily, the life sciences division of Google parent company Alphabet, is reportedly developing a wearable that can accurately track heart rate, steps, and other biological markers.
Mobile

Meetup launches rebranding effort with completely redesigned mobile apps

Meetup is undergoing a rebranding on mobile and the web. As part of the gargantuan effort, it's launched completely redesigned apps for Android and iOS with simplified interfaces and new functionality.
Social Media

Don’t ‘get’ Snapchat? Its weirdest, most innovative creators may change your mind

Snapchat, to anyone not already on the social network, looks confusing, weird, and almost impenetrable. It turns out that beneath the surface is a creative, entertaining community that may just be worth the effort to join.
Mobile

BlackBerry will begin outsourcing smartphone production to third parties

During BlackBerry's second quarter 2016 earnings call in late September, the company confirmed what was widely expected: it would no longer manufacture its own smartphones, instead pivoting focus toward software.
Mobile

Unlocked Moto Z and Moto Z Play are open for pre-orders at Amazon, Best Buy

Mods, mods, mods -- that's what Motorola is highlighting for its new Moto Z and Moto Z Force, and there is a new device in the lineup -- the Moto Z Play. Pre-orders are now open for the mod, and the Verizon-locked Play Droid is available…
Mobile

HTC 10 vs. iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus : Is great audio more important than exceptional cameras?

Apple's long-awaited iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are finally here, but how do they stack up to HTC's top-of-the-line HTC 10? We conduct an in-depth comparison of the flagship handsets to find out which excels in terms of hardware and software.
Mobile

Samsung Pay celebrates 1st birthday with support for coupons, $100K in prizes

Samsung will celebrate its mobile payment service's first anniversary in the U.S. by introducing an in-app coupon service and $100,000 in prizes. The contest runs until 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, so submit your entries now!
Mobile

Alcatel’s Pixi 4 Plus Power certainly lives up to its billing with a huge 5,000mAh battery

Alcatel unveiled the Pixi 4 Plus Power, the latest addition to the company's Pixi 4 line of products that looks to emphasize battery life above all else with its gargantuan 5,000mAh battery.