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Product Review

HTC's U Ultra looks fit for royalty, but poor performance belies a princely price

The U Ultra is HTC’s first flagship of 2017, but it’s not good enough to best tough competitors. A disappointing display and weak camera make it hard to justify the sky-high price. Read our full review.
Product Review

With dual lenses and a heap of features, Huawei’s P10 is the photographer’s phone

Huawei has two new smartphones for 2017, the P10 and the P10 Plus. There are a few differences between the two, but each takes amazing pictures you’ll be proud to show off. We’ve been putting them both to the test.
Mobile

Apple Music for Android gets a major upgrade to keep pace with iOS version

The new Apple Music for Android ships with a redesigned interface, consolidated sections, a lyrics feature, and improved performance. It's rolling out to supported devices in the coming days.
Mobile

The Alcatel Flash is the first phone with a dual rear-facing and front-facing camera

Alcatel has already launched a slew of new phones this year, including the Alcatel A3, U5, and Alcatel Plus 12. That doesn't mean the company is done for the year, however. Here's everything we know about Alcatel's phone lineup so far.
Android Army

Playback issues frustrate some Google Play Music users

Users on the Google's help forum are reporting issues with playback in Google Play Music, mostly centering around songs that randomly stop. The issue dates back to July, but was unearthed again by a Reddit post.
Mobile

Experts claim Galaxy S8's display is the most impressive they've seen in a phone

The display tech analysis company had glowing words for the screen in Samsung's latest flagship, calling it the most impressive and highest-performing of any phone it has tested.
Mobile

This Android malware could be the most sophisticated we’ve seen yet

A new Android malware has been discovered, and it's a bad one. The hack is a cousin of the iOS exploit Pegasus, and can spy on your camera, GPS, and even your keyboard. In other words, it could steal all kinds of data.
Mobile

Google forms group of major players to reduce patent disputes

Google's new patent licensing collective, PAX, will aim to head off patent lawsuits against Android and the partners that sign on to it. This move comes after years of litigation from rivals including Apple, Microsoft, and Oracle.
Mobile

The Xperia XZ will cost $700 in the U.S. and go on sale April 5

Sony's own website has let the cat out of the bag. What was once rumored as the Xperia XR, has now been confirmed as the Xperia XZ. It finally arrives in the United States this month.
Wearables

VivaLnk's Fever Scout tracks your body temperature over a seven-day period

Regular thermometer not cutting it? VivaLnk, the company behind eSkin technology and the Digital Tattoo, is offering a smart alternative that sticks to your skin like a bandage to continuously measure temperature.
Mobile

ZTE's Prestige 2 smartphone is so cheap, it's almost disposable

ZTE's newest budget phone, the Prestige 2, starts at just $80. It's launching exclusively on prepaid carriers Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile, and is available at Best Buy stores nationwide.
Mobile

Security expert: Samsung's Tizen operating system is a hacker's dream

Samsung's Tizen operating system is less secure than originally thought. A new analysis uncovered more than 40 exploits that could be used to remotely control Tizen-based smartphones, smart TVs, and other devices.