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Galaxy Note 7 broke basic engineering rules, says damning new report

A teardown of the Galaxy Note 7 may have revealed why the device was a fire-hazard, and eventually canceled. It's shown the battery didn't have enough space to expand naturally, potentially causing internal layers to touch, and eventually…
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Forget controllers, use your hands: Leap Motion’s tracking tech hits mobile VR

Leap Motion has made it possible to use your hands in virtual reality with its Orion hand-tracking software. Now, the company has announced a new sensor that brings the technology to mobile VR.
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Samsung’s Galaxy J1 Mini Prime is for those with a tight leash on their wallets

If you are on an extremely tight budget, or are looking for someone's first smartphone, Samsung's Galaxy J1 Mini Prime might be worth a look. The phone is currently available for around $90.
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Homeland Security contractor says Chinese software secretly infected Blu phones

Chinese Android software secretly transmitted personal data including text messages, call details, and contacts from tens of thousands of phones sold by Florida-based smartphone maker Blu.
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Text up a storm with the best messaging apps for iOS and Android

These days, most people tend to favor digital messages over phone calls. Thankfully, these apps will allow you to share photos and documents, send text messages, and carry out a range of other tasks with the benefit of end-to-end…
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Ordering a beautiful Galaxy S6? We’ve got 30 cases you may want

The Samsung Galaxy S6 represents a beautiful fusion of metal and glass, but it’s still a fragile beauty that's prone to cracks and scratches if you don't protective it. Here are few of our favorite cases for the aging device.
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The countdown has begun: Google launches its Santa Tracker

The countdown to when Santa leaves in his sleigh to deliver joy around the world has begun. But before Santa departs, his elves are keeping busy, and Google is making it easy to see what they're up to with its Santa Tracker…
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Moto X 2017 news and rumors

It looks like the Moto X isn't dead just yet. Pictures of what the phone could look like have been leaked online, showing a very Moto Z-esque design, including an all-metal body and a large, round camera module.
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Popular Android remote app AirDroid is vulnerable to hacks

AirDroid, a popular remote-control app for Android, is vulnerable to attack by malicious coders. They can potentially access sensitive data, install apps, and even replace the legitimate AirDroid application with a harmful replica.
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Samsung's 2017 Galaxy A7 may come with a curved display

Samsung may be gearing up to announce a 2017 variant of the Galaxy A7 later this year. It's rumored to have a 16-megapixel camera on both the front and the rear, though it's unlikely the device will see a global rollout.
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Forget the weatherman: These are the best weather apps for Android

You may not be able to change the weather forecast, but you can change the change the way you look at it. Check out our top picks for the best weather apps for Android, so you'll always know what to expect when you step out the front door.
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Google unveils 'Best of 2016' Google Play winners

Google's giving presents a little early this year -- the company announced the best apps, books, movies, and shows of 2016 on Google Play. The winners represent global top-trending content and they span six categories,