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Xiaomi takes on Apple Pay, others with the new Mi Pay mobile payment service

Xiaomi has launched a new mobile payment service called Mi Pay. The service is designed to go up against the likes of Android Pay and Apple Pay, and while it will only be available in China at launch, it's expected that the service will…
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Verizon wanted to charge advertisers to slap unwanted apps on your homescreen

Verizon reportedly considered a package that would see bloatware installed to subscribers' phones over the air. It approached advertisers about the deal last year, AdAge reported.
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The oddly named RMQ5018 runs Windows 10 Mobile and Android Lollipop — sort of

The oddly named RMQ5018 is certainly not a looker, but the design helps it ward off water and dust. Its price tag is also attractive, but you will need to import the phone if you want to get your hands on it.
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Which powerhouse phone should you buy? Samsung Galaxy Note 7 vs. LG G5

Samsung's newest phablet has officially arrived, but how does it compare to LG's mod-sporting G5? We pit the two innovative smartphones opposite one another in a hardware fight to the finish.
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North Korea confiscates Galaxy S7 devices given to its Olympic athletes

North Korean coaches and team managers have reportedly confiscated more than 30 Galaxy S7 smartphones intended for the country's athletes. They were a part of Samsung's promotional effort.
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You can buy 22 Alcatel Trus for the price of one iPhone 6S and still have money left over

Recently launching the Idol 4 and 4S, Alcatel goes back to even more affordable phones with the Tru. If you're looking for your next burner phone, it is now available through MetroPCS for much less than a Benjamin.
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Ex-Apple CEO's new Android phone makes its way to the U.K.

Ex Apple CEO John Sculley has a new project -- the Obi Worldphone. The new device has just been launched in the U.K., costing a measly 99 pounds. The phone is already available in Asia, South America, and the Middle East.
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McDonald's looks to 'Step-it' up on fitness with activity trackers in Happy Meals

McDonald's, the world's largest fast-food chain, is attempting to chip away at its unhealthy image by packing a pedometer -- the Step-it -- in Happy Meals. It's a limited-time promotion geared to coincide with the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.
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Spending some facetime with Duo, Google's ultra-simple new video chat app

Google finally debuted Duo, a long-awaited cross-platform video messenger for Android and iOS. Just how does it compare to the myriad of other chat apps on the market? We run it through its paces to find out.
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You can try out Android Nougat early on your LG G5 — if you live in South Korea

LG has announced a new program that will allow as many as 2,000 G5 owners to test out the new Android 7.0 Nougat operating system before everyone else. Android Nougat brings a number of new features, such as improved notifications.
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Leak indicates Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro will be released in India early next month

It looks like there will soon be an affordable alternative to the Galaxy Note 7 in India in the next few weeks -- the Galaxy A9 Pro is tipped for an early September launch with a price of only 35,000 rupees (about $324).
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Should you upgrade? Samsung Galaxy Note 7 vs. Galaxy Note 5 vs. Galaxy S6 Edge Plus

Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 is nearly upon us, but before you opt for the larger-than-life phone, take a look at how it compares with its predecessors. We put the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus and the Note 5 up against the new Note 7.