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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.

The Galaxy Note 7 may now cost Samsung $5.4 billion in profit, and that’s only the beginning

Samsung has been forced to slash its expected earnings for the previous three months by a third, due to the failure of the Galaxy Note 7, and expects the fallout to continue into 2017. Add in a huge drop in shares, and the financial pain is…

Google may release its smartwatches alongside Android Wear 2.0 in Q1 2017

Google is reportedly making two Android Wear smartwatches, and both devices will be integrated with Google Assistant -- the search giant's AI bot. The larger of the two devices will have LTE, GPS, and a heart-rate monitor.
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Facebook now lets you use Google Cast or AirPlay to stream video on your TV

Want to enjoy Facebook videos on your TV instead of smartphone? Facebook has enabled a new feature on its mobile app that allows you to do so. Simply click the button, hit the TV icon, and select which device you want to stream to.

Check out 25 of the best Android Wear apps for your smartwatch

Looking for some ways to spruce up that new Android smartwatch of yours? Here are our favorite apps to download and use with any Android smartwatch, including those for taking notes, browsing the web, and making mobile payments.

HP partners with Movado to launch new line of connected smartwatches

HP, in partnership with Movado, is launching a new series of connected smartwatches with fashion licensing by Tommy Hilfiger, Coach, Hugo Boss, and more. They offer notifications and basic fitness tracking, and last about a week per charge…

Google gets another extension to respond to EU antitrust allegations

The European Commission formally leveraged charges against Google over what it says are anticompetitive practices with its Shopping service. Google has gotten another extension to file its response.

Samsung is giving out safety gloves and fireproof boxes to return its fiery Note 7

Anyone in any doubt as to the seriousness of Samsung's Note 7 recall will soon be put straight when they see the return kit it's sending to owners of the faulty device.

Can $160 buy a smartphone worth using? We tried one to find out

There's a wealth of reasonably priced smartphones that seem to offer amazing value for money in China, but are they worth the time and effort needed to import them? We try out the Uhans S1, a $160 stunner, to see if it stacks up.

Google's Sprayscape helps you capture dream-like virtual reality photos

Google has launched an app that helps you create 360-degree photos with only your smartphone. The result? Some pretty trippy virtual reality bubbles. The app is available on Google Play and is coming to iOS "soon."

This Android hack brings Google Assistant to your non-Pixel smartphone

A new hack has been discovered by the folks over at XDA-Developers that basically allows non-Pixel smartphones to get Google Assistant, Google's latest digital assistant. So far, Google Assistant is only available on the Google Assistant.