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Samsung smartwatch sales are up ‘several hundred percent’ compared to last year

Samsung might not be doing so well in the mobile industry, but its smartwatch sales are up "several hundred percent" compared to last year, according to one executive. That might be due to the Gear S2's massive popularity in South Korea.
Mobile

New York is using an anti-terror app to keep its people safe

On Monday, Governor Andrew Cuomo unveiled a new mobile app effort called See Something, Send Something designed to bolster New York's "ability to fight terrorism." The app app allow users to send tips to law enforcement officials.
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Use Android Pay for a good cause: Google donates $1 per purchase to special education

For every Android Pay purchase you make until December 31, Google will donate $1 — up to $1 million — to DonorsChoose.org. On Black Friday, Google will double its donation. The proceeds go to students and teachers.
Wearables

You can finally reply to text messages on iOS via Pebble, but only on AT&T

Pebble's new Text Reply feature finally lets you reply to SMS messages via a Pebble smart watch, but there's a catch: You must have a cellular plan on AT&T. It's currently in beta.
Mobile

Bad-PR magnet Uber just formed a safety advisory board

On Tuesday, the company announced the creation of a safety advisory board, whose purpose is to "navigate safety and security hurdles." It's a small group, but one comprising some pretty impressive names.
Mobile

Airbnb raises $100 million in new funding round, valued at $25.5 billion

Airbnb ran another private equity funding round this month for $100 million, maintaining the $25.5 billion valuation set earlier this year. It is Airbnb's second funding round of the year, a few months after its $1.5 billion round focused…
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Bangladesh bans Facebook and chat apps for being used to carry out crimes

Facebook, Messenger, WhatsApp, and Viber have all been banned in Bangladesh, following an accusation that the chat apps are being used to commit crimes. Civil unrest in the country is high, after the execution of two high-profile…
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New evidence shows narcissistic rats are waiting to take selfies using your phone

A rat has been caught taking a selfie using a sleeping man's smartphone. The frightening event took place on the New York subway, and was captured on video, suggesting rats are desperate to become part of generation selfie.
Wearables

Pivotal Living’s crazy cheap fitness band goes on sale in the UK

Pivotal Living has put its $12 fitness band on sale in the UK through Amazon's Launchpad for £15. The band comes with a comprehensive app, and will track sleep in addition to steps and calories.
Product Review

All hail the king! Samsung's Galaxy Tab S2 is the best Android tablet

Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S2 is thinner and lighter than the iPad Air 2. It may not be all metal, but it’s mighty powerful. Here’s our review of the best Samsung tablet.
Mobile

The Xiaomi MiPad 2 takes on the iPad Mini 4, costs less than half the price

Xiaomi has announced the MiPad 2, the successor to the MiPad tablet, and Apple iPad Mini 4 challenger. The new slate abandons the Tegra power from the original, and goes with a new Intel processor instead. Here's everything you need to…
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Apple pushing to get Apple Pay into China, early February launch reported

Apple looks as if it's on the verge of launching its mobile payments service in one of its most important markets after a report Monday suggested iDevice users in China could have access to Apple Pay "by early February."
Photography

Recently is the app that turns your photos into an artsy monthly magazine

Looking for a way to share your digital photos in an analog medium? Turn them into a monthly magazine with Recently, a monthly subscription service that prints your most recent photos in a beautifully bound periodical.
Mobile

Sprint will give you a free 24-inch HDTV if you activate an LG G4 on its network for Black Friday

Trying not to be outdone by its competitors, Sprint unveiled its own Black Friday deals. Of note is a free 24-inch LG HDTV if you decide to activate an LG G4 on its network. Of course, that's not the only deal, so read on to learn more.
Mobile

Snapchat’s Story Explorer lets you view a single event from multiple angles

Snapchat's Story Explorer feature lets you see Live Story highlights from multiple vantage points. It's rolling out in Los Angeles and New York to start, but will roll out to other cities soon.
Mobile

T-Mobile celebrates Black Friday early with 3 months of unlimited LTE for its users

T-Mobile Simple Choice customers will be automatically enrolled in three months of free, unlimited 4G LTE data beginning on December 1. The company is also offering a variety of deals on certain devices for Black Friday.
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HTC details its Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals, offers a free One A9 if you trade in your iPhone

With Black Friday and Cyber Monday looming large over the horizon, HTC revealed its deals for the pair of fiscal holidays. Interestingly, the main deal seems to be a free One A9, though there are a few caveats.
Smart Home

Google now offers quotes for home mortgage rates in California

Credit cards, auto insurance, and now mortgages? Google's new site lets you see and compare home mortgage rates — but it's only available in California for now. You can even request a callback from the lender to a random number.