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Master Android Wear 2.0 with these 15 essential tips and tricks

Android Wear 2.0 is slowly rolling out to existing devices, and new smartwatches are coming with it equipped. These 15 tips and tricks will help you make the most of your smartwatch in a matter of minutes.

Keep tabs on those no-good kids of yours with Amazon’s new Parent Dashboard

Amazon's new Parent Dashboard feature helps parents monitor their kids' Fire tablet activity through FreeTime, a curated collection of kid-friendly apps, videos, websites, and books.

You won’t be saying hello to Bixby on your new Samsung Galaxy S8

Bixby, Samsung's virtual assistant, won't be ready for voice control on international versions of the Galaxy S8. Apparently, it's due to Samsung not being satisfied with its performance compared to the Korean version.

Google flexes its wallet, offers LG Display millions to make screens for Pixel 2

Google may be about to invest millions with LG Display, in an effort to stabilize production of OLED screens, and gain priority access to them for use in a future Pixel smartphone.

Samsung's first Galaxy X phones could arrive this year in very limited numbers

Samsung has been showcasing bendable display technology for a few years now and a folding smartphone might finally become a reality. The Galaxy X may be the company's first example, and here's everything we think we know about it.
Cool Tech

Here’s a retro-styled Bluetooth keyboard that you might actually want to use

Retro-styled keyboards appear to be gaining in popularity recently, but the Penna looks like a solid effort you might actually want to use. It's already smashed through its Kickstarter target and should ship this summer.

Scientists just proved your phone’s PIN can be cracked using its gyroscope data

Your PIN code might be frighteningly easy to crack. Researchers at Newcastle University showed how a phone's gyroscope and other sensors, along with special software, could crack it.

New Chrome for Android update cuts down on those pesky page jumps

Page jumps are one of the most infuriating things about mobile browsing, and Google's newest Chrome update is trying to end them for good, thanks to a little-known feature called "scroll anchoring."

Google Assistant may soon support multiple users and a device called 'Bisto'

Google's eponymous app for Android devices contains references to multi-user support for Google Assistant, a ratings service for third-party apps, and a mysterious device called "Bisto."

The midrange Samsung Galaxy J7 Perx is now available from Sprint for $265

The Samsung Galaxy J7 V has finally been released, boasting decent specs, like a Snapdragon 625 and 2GB of RAM, at a relatively low price. Here's how to get the new phone for yourself.

Facebook M is finally rolling out — here’s what it can do

Facebook is rolling out M, its personal assistant, around the U.S., in Messenger. The artificially-intelligent assistant can help you with things like booking Uber rides and finding a restaurant. Here's everything M can do so far.

Joby GripTight One accessories make smartphone photography flexible

Centered around a mount that adapts to any smartphone, Joby’s new GripTight One family is taking the versatility of the GorillaPod even further.