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The new Google Maps shows you how to calibrate your phone's compass

An update rolling out to Google Maps on mobile adds a visual indicator of compass accuracy. If your smartphone's compass needs calibration, the app will provide step-by-step instructions.
Mobile

Say Allo! Google’s latest messaging app is here, and it's smarter than iMessage

Google promised its messaging app, Allo, would arrive before the end of summer, and it sure has -- a day before the autumnal equinox. Allo introduces Assistant, Google’s artificially intelligent bot that will power Google Home.
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Google is giving preferential treatment to fast-loading AMP articles in Google News

Google is making an effort to increase the visibility of Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMPs), fast-loading webpages optimized for mobile, in Google News. It'll now prioritize news articles that support the open standard.
Web

You can now ask Google Drive where you saved last month’s expense report

Google's Drive productivity app has learned a new trick: the ability to process natural language. Now, you can search through mountains of files using conversational, everyday phrases and terms.
Mobile

The eyes have it: Samsung Pay will let you purchase items using your retina

The latest update to Samsung Pay allows consumers to pay with nothing more than your retina (that is to say, your eye). But there's a catch -- this feature only works if you have a Galaxy Note 7.
Mobile

The latest version of the Google Search app scrubs all mention of Google Now

The latest version of the beta Google Search app for Android scrubs all mention of Google Now, Google's eponymous digital assistant. It appears to be a part of the company's effort to unify its AI and machine learning efforts under a single…
Mobile

Get multitasking: Chrome 54 for Android plays videos in the background

Background videos are all the rage these days, and now, they're available in the beta of Chrome 54 for Android. That means you'll now be able to continue to play online videos in the background even as you keep composing that…
Mobile

BlackBerry's rumored Argon phone may become the high-spec DTEK60

BlackBerry isn't dead yet! The company may be readying three new Android smartphones for release later this year. Here's everything we know about the devices, what they look like, and what they can do.
Mobile

Nokia tribute phone gets thrown from a building, proudly honoring its heroes

Chinese smartphone brand Uhans has paid tribute to one of the industry's true classics, the Nokia 1100. Its latest phone, the A101, blends characteristics that made the 1100 such a winner, including overall toughness, with a modern Android…
Mobile

TSB ends lengthy Android Pay holdout in the U.K.

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. Chase Bank will add support on Sept. 7.
Mobile

Woolet case and charging pad deliver wireless power to your iPhone 7

The Woolet, a hand-crafted, calf leather, Qi-compatible wireless charging pad, ships in some bundles with an oak case for the recently released iPhone 7. It's available on IndieGoGo at the starting price of $70.
Mobile

HTC announces the midrange Desire 10 Pro and Desire 10 Lifestyle

HTC debuted two new handsets in its mid-range lineup this morning: the Desire 10 Pro and the Desire 10 Lifestyle. Both are bound for European, Asian, and Middle East markets overseas.