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Unsure if your Android phone is certified or not? Google Play Store will now tell you

Google has long struggled with manufacturers who don't go through the usual channels to use Android -- but now it seems to be cracking down. The Google Play Store will now include a new label telling you if your device is certified or not.
Computing

AOpen’s Chromebase Mini is a Chrome OS tablet with enterprise appeal

Digital signage specialist Aopen unveiled the Chromebase Mini, a hardy 10.1-inch tablet that runs Chrome OS and can be implemented in a wide variety of customer-facing scenarios.
Mobile

LG’s $60 Aristo aims to satisfy growing demand for low-cost 4G smartphones

At just $60, the LG Aristo is one of the cheapest 4G smartphones available. It's launching on MetroPCS and T-Mobile in late January, and the phone will ship running Android 7.0 Nougat.
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From appliances to robots, Alexa-supported devices were nearly everywhere at CES 1:47

More speakers, home automation products, and robots with support for Amazon's Alexa voice platform were announced at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas earlier this month. We took a look at a few.
Mobile

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.
Mobile

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.
Mobile

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.
Mobile

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.
Mobile

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.
Mobile

BMO Harris 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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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.