The Galaxy S9 is just the calm before the next big thing

No, Samsung hasn’t run out of ideas. The Galaxy S9 may be visually indistinguishable from the Galaxy S8, but there’s no reason to think the company has lost its innovation edge. Like Apple, Samsung has been known to stick with the same phone design for at least two generations, and …

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Sony swings for the fences with the 18:9 Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact

Sony has once again brought a brand new Xperia flagship phone to Mobile World Congress, but there’s a lot that’s different about this year’s model: It has a new design, an 18:9 screen, and a fingerprint sensor that will work in the United States. Michael Simon/IDG The Xperia XZ2 is …

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We just learned Moto’s plans for the X5, Z3 and G6, and that’s a big problem

Android leaks are normal this time of year. We’ve already learned all about the Galaxy S9, tempered our expectations for the LG G7, and have seen revived rumors of the folding Galaxy X from Samsung. But none of that could prepare us for the Moto dump detailing specifics for the X5, …

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If you bought a OnePlus 5T, your credit card info may have been stolen

After launching an investigation into reports of a credit card breach on its website, OnePlus has announced some grim findings: Up to 40,000 customers may have had their credit card data stolen. That includes card numbers, expirations dates, and CVV codes entered at oneplus.net. The culprit for the breach, according …

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The Galaxy S9’s rumored Intelligent Scan isn’t a Face ID clone and that’s a good thing

Recent Galaxy S9 leaks, many coming from the ever-reliable Evan Blass, tell us pretty much all there is to know about Samsung’s upcoming flagship: It’ll have a better chip, a better camera, and a repositioned fingerprint sensor. The S9 doesn’t look groundbreaking, but it should be a nice upgrade for people …

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Anker’s 10W wireless charging pad is $18 today

Today’s a good day to get a wireless charging device for smartphones that support it. Currently, Anker has its PowerPort Wireless 10 charging pad for $18 when you use code BEST2539 at checkout. This price is one of Anker’s lowest prices for the charging pad. Frequent readers of our deal posts …

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Google’s cleaning up the Play Store, using machine learning to remove 700,000 bad apps

Earlier this month, Google removed some 60 games from the Play Store after it was uncovered that the so-called Adult Swine bug was delivering inappropriate and malicious ads to kids. According to Google, that’s just a drop in the bucket compared to the 700,000 it booted from the Play Store …

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