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Samsung was just ordered to pay Huawei $11.6 million in China patent dispute

A Chinese court has ordered Samsung to pay up $11.6 million in a patent dispute with Huawei. It's not all good news for Huawei, however, which originally requested a hefty $12.7 billion.
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Google’s new AI solution will help make Android phones smarter

Google is turning to new AI solutions to improve machine-learning techniques. The company is testing a new system called "federated learning," in which user data is intelligently processed on the phone rather than on Google's servers.
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South Korea is getting the Galaxy S8 Plus with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage

The Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus is one of the most powerful devices available, but South Korea is getting an even more powerful version of the phone -- one with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.
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Huawei must honor patent judgment or face U.K. ban of its phones

Huawei phones could be banned from the U.K. if the company doesn't agree to pay to license Unwired Planet's patents. The country's High Court ruled that the smartphone maker violated the holding company's intellectual property.
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Wide angles, squares, and more: Get the best from the LG G6’s superb camera

If you've bought the new LG G6, then you're holding one of the best camera phones available. Here, we've put together a guide on how to make the most of its wide-angle lens, and the new Square Camera mode.
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Facebook's 'M' digital assistant now pops up in chats to order you an Uber, more

Facebook wants its digital assistant, M, to play a bigger role in your digital life. That's why the assistant will now pop into chats to offer suggestions on actions it can do for you -- if you're an M beta tester, that is.
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Google packs Gboard full of more useful features with latest update

Google is pushing out an update to Gboard that brings a variety of improvements, mostly targeting one-handed mode and text editing. Version 6.2 is now live for beta users, and should be reaching everyone else soon.
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Google’s newest Material Design tools make previewing colors a breeze

Google's rolling out new Material Design tools that make it easier for developers to preview new color schemes before they implement them. In some ways, it's a renewed commitment to the design language the search giant introduced in 2014.
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Shopping for plans on Sprint? We break down the carrier’s choices

Sprint offers two plans: An unlimited data, and a prepaid plan. In terms of pricing, the carrier's plans are almost in dead heat with T-Mobile's offerings. Here's everything you need to know.
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The Polar M430 boasts a highly accurate heart-rate tracker and AI trainer

For running enthusiasts, there may be no fitness tracker than the Polar M430. It packs an ultra-secure heart-rate tracker, an AI-powered trainer, and a highly customizeable smartphone companion app.
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Fake positive reviews are flooding Google Play’s most popular apps

Hundreds of oddly worded, inaccurate positive reviews were posted for popular Google Play apps like Chrome, Firefox, WhatsApp, and Facebook Messenger over the last month, despite Google's best efforts to crack down.
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Google retiring Challenges, Quests, Requests, and iOS support for Play Games

Google is doing away with some underutilized features of Play Games, its gaming platform on Android and, for now, iOS. Specifically, it's axing Quests, Challenges, Requests, and support for Apple devices.