Samsung’s new Exynos 9810 chip could make the Galaxy S9 very iPhone X-like

Samsung has unveiled details about its upcoming Exynos 9 Series 9810 processor bound for the Galaxy S9, and it could give the iPhone X with its A11 Bionic chip some stiff competition. In addition to massive speed boots, improved networking, and image processing enhancements, the new chip unlocks 3D face detection, a …

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Google is combining Android Pay and Google Wallet under one brand: Google Pay

Paying with our phones may be easier than ever, but understanding which service to use, and when, isn’t. There’s Android Pay for checkout lines, Google Wallet for sending money to your friends, and Chrome’s autofill feature for online purchases. Now, Google is streamlining all of its payment methods and apps …

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How to track Santa Claus on Christmas Eve from any device

The presents are wrapped, the tree is up, and the stockings will soon be hung by the chimney with care. There’s only one thing left to do: track Santa’s annual Christmas Eve voyage around the world from your PC, smartphone, or tablet. This year Santa’s departure time depends on which …

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Five ways the Snapdragon 845 chip will impact 2018 Android flagship phones

If you thought this year’s Android flagship phones were fast, wait until next year. Qualcomm has unveiled its next-generation chip, the Snapdragon 845, and it’s more than just the next number in the evolution: It’s a ground-up redesign of the platform’s architecture. And it’s sure to have a profound affect …

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Google’s new data-tracking app could save money on your mobile bill

Google’s newest Android app might be its most useful of all. It’s called Datally, and it has one function: to stop apps from gobbling up your precious gigabytes of data. The simple, intuitive app is designed to help you get a handle on your mobile data usage and stop rogue …

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Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL: Everything you need to know about Google’s new flagships

Update 11/28/17: Google Lens is now available as part of Google Assistant.  Google is back with a follow-up to its acclaimed Pixel phone, and it’s not quite what we expected. Yes there is a Pixel 2 and a Pixel 2 XL, but unlike last year, they aren’t larger and smaller …

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Google gives its Home app a makeover and advanced audio controls, just in time for Max

Just in time for the impending release of its higerh-fidelity  Google Home Max smart speaker, Google has given its Home app a makeover, bringing advanced audio settings, smarter search, and better navigation. Mentioned in this article Google Chromecast Ultra  Read TechHive’s reviewMSRP $69.00Learn moreon Google Store Anyone who owns an Assistant or …

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KRACK Wi-Fi attack threatens all networks: How to stay safe and what you need to know

A devastating flaw in Wi-Fi’s WPA security protocol makes it possible for attackers to eavesdrop on your data when you connect to Wi-Fi. Dubbed KRACK, the issue affects the Wi-Fi protocol itself—not specific products or implementations—and “works against all modern protected Wi-Fi networks,” according to Mathy Vanhoef, the researcher that discovered …

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Google’s crackdown on accessibility services could impact your favorite Android apps

One of the best reasons to buy an Android phone is the sheer number of ways you can manipulate it to your liking. Even without rooting, there are hundreds of apps in the Play Store that add, enhance, and tweak functionality to make the Android experience that much better. But …

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