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No more flashy features, no more price wars: From now on, Samsung is all about profits

Samsung will reportedly adopt a new business strategy that will streamline the company's mobile portfolio, maximize profits, and minimize the number of flashy features its phones have.
Mobile

Like Samsung's Edge screen? The Note 7 may be your ideal phone

Already looking to see what's up with the next Galaxy Note? Here's a look at the latest news and rumors surrounding the Samsung Galaxy Note 6, or maybe the Galaxy Note 7, including talk of an early release to jump ahead of the…
Mobile

Famed Motorola design lead Jim Wicks is leaving the company

Longtime Motorola design lead Jim Wicks has announced his departure from the company. He's credited with overseeing the design of the Razr, the Droid series of smartphones, and the Moto 360.
Virtual Reality

A rock star designed this VR viewer for your phone, after being inspired by Victorian tech

Tired of tech with no soul? How about a VR viewer for your phone with a design that's inspired by Victorian technology, and designed by real life rock star Brian May? You'll want the Owl Stereoscope, and we've tried it out.
Mobile

Google launches Playbook, a guide and news app just for Android developers

Google is out with a new app, but this one is geared toward developers. Playbook is your one-stop guide and newsstand for all things Android. Stay up to date on all the latest and greatest features on Android, and learn how to expand your…
Mobile

Android N's direct reply now shows full message threads in the notification tray

Android N Developer Preview 4 has been out for almost a week now. There's not much new, but direct reply shows us that you will be able to see full message threads directly in the notification tray. Here's everything you need to know about…
Gaming

SmartBoy turns your Android phone into a GameBoy, buttons and all

Last year's April Fool's Day joke turned into reality, Hyperkin Lab's Smart Boy runs Game Boy cartridges on directly on your smartphone. The software is open source and the company has started taking pre-orders.
Mobile

'Budget phone' is hardly a slur when you're talking about Huawei's Honor 5X

Huawei's Honor 5X is a budget Android smartphone with a full metal body and a fingerprint sensor. It's sleek, powerful, and costs just $200. We go hands on to let you know if you should pick one up.
Mobile

Google marks concrete dates for Nexus device update life cycle

Google added concrete dates to when Nexus devices will stop receiving Android version updates. For example, the Nexus 5X and 6P are slated to no longer receive Android version updates after September 2017.
Mobile

BlackBerry's NYC pop-up store offers giveaways with every smartphone purchase

Itching to play around with a BlackBerry device? The company is opening a pop-up store in New York, where you can purchase devices like the Priv, Passport, and Leap. You'll also get a free sync pod and case with every smartphone purchase.
Mobile

Google takes the the hassle out of 2-step verification

If you have 2-step Verification turned on, you know fumbling for your phone can be a hassle when you need to quickly login to a Google account. Not anymore -- Google has made the process simpler with push notification Google prompts.
Mobile

15 annoying LG G5 problems, and how to fix them 2:41

The LG G5 is an admirable smartphone, but it's not without its flaws. Thankfully, we've discovered some of the most common LG G5 problems, along with potential workarounds and fixes.