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Google Maps gains a shortcut to the Traffic screen and readies a real-time ‘busyness’ view

The newest version of the Google Maps beta for Android has gained a shortcut to the app's traffic screen and a real-time busyness view. It'll roll out gradually in the coming weeks.

ZTE's tiny, affordable Axon 7 Mini is now available for pre-order in the U.S.

ZTE’s Axon 7 Mini may technically slot into the so-called budget category of smartphones, but after using it ourselves, we think it’s a premium experience all the way. It retails for $300, with U.S. pre-orders arriving later this month.

South Korean government to investigate what's causing the Note 7 fires

Samsung and the South Korean government have launched new investigations into defective Note 7 devices. The company has so far struggled to find the cause of reported explosions and fires.

It's rugged! Has Nougat! Doesn't explode! LG's V20 has a few legs up on Samsung

We tried out LG’s V20 phablet, a device that brings military-grade drop protection, top-notch processor performance, and a superb trio of cameras to the table.
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Lenovo Yoga Book Review

Still love pens? The Yoga Book lets you go digital without abandoning paper.

The WhammyPhone is an experimental digital instrument you play by bending

The WhammyPhone has a crazy name, but that's nothing compared to what happens when you give the flexible screen a twist. It turns out, the prototype phone may be a musician's dream.

Don't call the faithful Nexus 6 old, says rose-tinted YouTube video

Sad there may never be another Nexus phone? Probably not as much as this Nexus 6 owner, who made a YouTube video showing the device really can't be called old, and how its specification still holds up today.

From Android 1.0 to Android 7.0, here’s how the top mobile OS has evolved over the years

It's hard to believe, but Android has been around for almost a decade now. From Android 1.0 to Android Nougat, here's the history of Android and the changes that came with each new software iteration.

Protect your new phone with one of the best LG X Power cases

The LG X Power has longer battery life than most smartphones, but it won't survive a nasty fall or bump unscathed unless you outfit it with some protection. Here are our favorite LG X Power cases and covers to safeguard your new phone.

Pixel vs. Nexus 5X: Which smaller Google phone is best for you?

Google's two smaller handsets vary in price as well as performance. Look at the battery -- Google says the Pixel will get 13 hours of internet use on LTE, but the Nexus 5X gets 8. We break down how last year's Nexus 5X compares with the…

Sharp's Aquos Xx3 Mini may give the Xperia X Compact a run for its money

Known more for making televisions than smartphones, Japanese company Sharp unveiled the Aquos Xx3 Mini. The phone will be available in February 2017, though it will only be sold in Japan.

Transportation department bans all Samsung Note 7s from airplanes in U.S.

Samsung has halted production of the Galaxy Note 7 after a number of replacement units caught fire, while AT&T and T-Mobile have suspended sales of the smartphone pending further investigation.