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Six months on, Google’s Pixel is still the best Android phone

Six months after Google launched the Pixel, we think it's still the best Android phone on the market. It faces strong competition from Samsung's Galaxy S8 and LG's G6, though.
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That was quick! Verizon to install adware on phones after privacy rules repealed

Verizon's AppFlash, a new app rolling out to the carrier's customers in the coming weeks, can track app usage and use it to target ads. The Electronic Frontier Foundation notes that it could, too, be used by hackers as a common point of…
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The Samsung Galaxy S8’s facial sensor can be fooled with a photograph

The Samsung Galaxy S8 can be fooled with no more than a photo. For facial-recognition technology, that is par for the course -- researchers have demonstrated ways to circumvent most systems.
Mobile

T-Mobile shows off how incredibly fast gigabit LTE is on the Samsung Galaxy S8

We're set to get a pretty serious speed boost to our LTE networks thanks to the advent of gigabit LTE -- and T-Mobile has shown off just how fast it could get with the new Samsung Galaxy S8.
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Samsung Galaxy S8 vs. iPhone 7: Duking it out with the cream of the crop

The Galaxy S8 is finally here, boasting top-of-the-line specs and a stunning design. But how does it stack up against the lauded iPhone 7? We've pitted the two phones against one another to find out which is better.
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Sprint’s new benefit lets subscribers pay for a loved one’s plan in Latin America

Sprint is rolling out a new benefit that will let postpaid subscribers pay for their loved ones' plans in Latin America. It's thanks to a partnership with Telefónica-owned Movistar Mexico and El Salvador.
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Samsung's DeX dock will cost $150, and is set to launch in late April

Samsung's Galaxy S8 packs the best specs into a nearly bezel-less design. But as large as a 6.2-inch screen may be, it's far from being the perfect multitasking workstation that can replace your desktop. That's where DeX comes in.
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Boring Bixby isn't a reason to buy the Galaxy S8, but it is a reason to use Google Assistant

The Galaxy S8 is here, and it comes with Samsung's first attempt at a virtual assistant. Meet Bixby, which you won't use because not only is it limited in functionality, but everything it does can be better performed by Google Assistant.
Mobile

Move over Bixby, Cortana's here: Microsoft announces its edition of the Galaxy S8

Microsoft has announced it will be selling a customized version of Samsung's latest flagship loaded with the company's apps and services in brick-and-mortar locations in the United States.
Mobile

Synaptics’ new fingerprint sensors come in all shapes and sizes

Synaptics, the company behind touch-sensitive keyboards and laptop fingerprint sensors, announced a new series of phone scanners: The FS4600. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes.
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Android apps could rake in more cash than iOS this year — but there’s a catch

Thanks to dominant market share and a rapidly growing install base in burgeoning markets, Android may finally pass iOS this year in terms of app revenue, according to a report from analytics firm App Annie.
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The Galaxy S8 ships with 646 new emoji for all your texting needs

Samsung's new flagship comes with a not-so-hidden feature: 646 new emoji, including a group of laptop-wielding technologists, a pretzel, chopsticks, a scientist, judge, pilot, teacher, and more.