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Google Tango is Dead, Long Live ARCore

After months spent in limbo and not a single new compatible device, Google is finally shutting its Tango augmented reality platform down for good, effective March 1st, 2018. Read More >>

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Smartphones Might Get Super Exciting Again in 2018

Let’s face it, even though phones continue to get faster and companies continue to cram even more tech into people’s pocket computers, you wouldn’t be wrong if you said smartphones have gotten a little boring to the casual consumer. Much of the time, it seems people are much more concerned with making sure there’s a little fruit logo on the back of their handset or a small green robot man running things on the inside. Read More >>

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If You’ve Got an Older Android Phone, Google Just Threw You a Bone

This February Google finally brought the Google Assistant from the Pixel and Google Home to other Android devices, but they were newer products like the Samsung Galaxy S7 and HTC 10. Older phone owners were stuck with upgrading or going Assistant-less. That changes now, the company announced on Wednesday that Google Assistant is now coming to some older devices. Read More >>

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The Best Smartphone for Everyone

You did it. You waited out all the announcements back in the spring during Mobile World Congress and the deluge of new handsets that debuted this autumn. But now, after upstarts such as Essential have had a chance to shine and giants like Apple and Samsung are done plying their latest wares, there’s a big question worth asking: What’s the best phone out right now? Read More >>

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ZTE’s Ambitious Dual-Screen Phone Shouldn’t Exist

I really wanted to like the ZTE Axon M the first time I tried it. With the trend of smartphone screens getting bigger and longer, surely a phone sporting two screens instead of one would be even better, right? Read More >>

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Here Are the 5 Biggest Things Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 Is Bringing to Next Year’s Android Phones

A couple days ago at Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Summit in Hawaii, the company finally unveiled its next flagship smartphone processor: the Snapdragon 845. But until recently, all we had was a name to talk about. Now that details are trickling out about Qualcomm’s new silicon chip—the one that’s going to power all of 2018's big Android phones—here’s a quick rundown of the Snapdragon 845's most important improvements. Read More >>

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Razer’s Powerhouse Phone for Gamers Is Delightfully Different

While its original mission was to make high-end gaming mice, Razer’s line of products has grown over the years to include everything from keyboards and fitness bands to entire desktops, laptops, and pretty much anything else the company could put RGB lighting in. However, up until now, there was one glaring hole in Razer’s otherwise comprehensive lineup: phones. After all, more people spend time playing Candy Crush and Clash of Clans than even the most popular AAA PC titles. The problem is that when a £180 Moto G5 can play Super Mario Run just as well as a £1000 iPhone X, WTF is a gaming phone even supposed to be? Read More >>

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Google Play Has Revealed the Top Android Apps of 2017

It's December now, so there are only 31 days left until everyone keeps forgetting to write down 2018. With the end of the year coming the business world is gearing up with ways to remind you of all the things that have happened since this time last year. Google is no exception, and has revealed the top Android apps from Google Play. Read More >>

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Andy Rubin Takes Leave of Absence From Essential Amid Report of ‘Inappropriate Relationship’ at Google

Andy Rubin, the cofounder of Android, left Google in 2014 to launch a startup incubator in what was seemingly an amicable departure. “I want to wish Andy all the best with what’s next,” Google co-founder Larry Page said in a statement following the announcement of Rubin’s exit. But according to the Information, an investigation into an “inappropriate relationship” Rubin had with a woman junior to him was the catalyst for him leaving the company. Read More >>

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Google Decides Android Users Deserve Full Beers

Stand down, fierce citizens. Google has fixed its beer emoji. The beer icons that were once half empty but confusingly topped with froth are now full. Oh and those un-American burger emoji with cheese on the bottom bun? The cheese is now on top. Read More >>

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Google Has Figured Out a Way to Detect When Strangers Are Sneaking a Peek at Your Phone

With all the data that’s constantly sent and received by our phones, there’s been an ever-increasing focus on combating viruses, malware, and other online attacks, to the point that we sometimes forget what’s going on in the real world. But good physical security is still one of the most important things when it comes to protecting your devices, and thanks to a couple members of Google’s research team, your phone might soon be able to tell when others are peeping at your screen from over your shoulder. Read More >>

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Samsung’s Bixby Button and Google’s Assistant Squeeze Are Different Flavours of the Same Screw Up

Even with all the screen issues, weird buzzing noises, and unbalanced speaker performance on Google’s Pixel 2, there’s an even bigger issue that’s been bugging me. The problem isn’t restricted to just that single device—and in fact, it actually crept up about six months ago when Samsung released the Galaxy S8. Read More >>

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The 7 Settings to Change as Soon as You’ve Set Up Your New Phone

Congratulations! You’ve got yourself a shiny new smartphone, you’ve worked your way through the initial setup and login process, and you’re ready to start using it in earnest. Before you start Snapchatting and WhatsApping though, check out some of the default settings Android and iOS apply for you—because they might not be exactly what you want. Read More >>

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The OnePlus 5T Is a Very Damn Good Phone for a Reasonable Price

The price of high-end smartphones is out of control. The iPhone X starts at £999, while Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 retails at £869. As much as I like nice things, ponying up that much for a phone is kind of ridiculous. Do we really need a notch that lets you turn your face into an animated pile of poo, or a stylus that won’t make your rubbish stick figures look any better? Don’t fret, because it’s still possible to get a very good phone for a decent price. Read More >>

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Your Android Phone Has Been Sending Location Data to Google, Even If You Opted Out

Tech companies like Google and Facebook provide services in exchange for your data. We’ve known this. But they’ve always stood by the reasoning that it’s nothing to worry about because you’re given a choice. Sometimes the choice is agreeing to a terms of service. With location tracking, Google has always made it possible to opt out, but according to a new report, Android has been forcing location tracking on you whether you like it or not. Read More >>