Galaxy Note8: Features, specs and everything else you need to know

Update 9/11/17: We reviewed the Galaxy Note 8 and gave it 5 stars. Seriously, it’s that good. At long last, the Galaxy Note 8 is here. Whether you begrudgingly returned your Note 7 after the battery-related recall, or have just been counting the days until your Note 5 was eligible for …

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Google buys 2,000 HTC employees for $1.1 billion to get instant smartphone chops

Nearly four years after selling Motorola off to Lenovo, Google is buying into yet another longtime Android partner, HTC. But instead of purchasing the company outright, Google is buying its brains. Google already knows these brains well. “A team of HTC talent will join Google as part of the hardware …

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The Google Home Max takes aim at Sonos speakers with big sound and dynamic AI smarts

As expected, Google announced the Google Home Mini during its hardware event on Wednesday. But surprise! It also pulled the Mini’s antithesis out of its sleeve: the Google Home Max, a bigger, louder smart home speaker that takes direct aim at Sonos’s popular audio gear on the very same day …

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Google kicks off Android One in the U.S. with the Project Fi-equipped Moto X4

Google is finally bringing its Android One program to the U.S., but not in the way you think. Instead of a super-low-priced phone with bare-minimum specs, the first U.S. Android One phone is actually the Moto X4. And it’s a Project Fi exclusive. The Android One Moto X4 is essentially …

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Super Mario Run is available for $5 on the App Store and Google Play

Today’s a great day to get addicted to Super Mario Run, Nintendo’s first real mobile game. The company just dropped this popular app to $5 on the App Store and Google Play—or 50 percent off of the normal $10 price.  This deal includes the game plus 20 rally tickets, 3,000 …

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Super Mario Run speeds toward massive update, price cut

It’s been just about a year since Nintendo announced it would finally be bringing its beloved Mario franchise to smartphones, and it’s not letting Super Mario Run’s first birthday pass by without a celebration. On Friday, a new version of Super Mario Run will be available for free to all …

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The LG V30 has a release date, and its timing is terrible again

When LG unveiled its latest flagship V30 at IFA way back on August 31, we didn’t know when it would hit shelves in the United States. Now we do, and LG couldn’t have picked a worse time to start selling it. Orders for the V30 will begin next week on October 5. …

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Google announces $49 Google Home Mini to compete with Amazon’s Echo Dot

Confirming one of the industry’s worst-kept secrets, Google announced today that it finally has a cost-reduced version of its Google Home smart speaker. The $49 Google Home Mini, available for preorder now, will go head to head with the Echo Dot that Amazon introduced way back in March 2016. Like …

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The Pixelbook comes home, jumping headlong into Google’s ecosystem

Google’s Pixelbook says the Chromebook Pixel isn’t dead—it’s part of the family. The Pixelbook, announced Wednesday at Google’s hardware event in San Francisco, is the third generation of Google’s premium Chromebook Pixel. Up to now, the laptops lived apart from Google’s other products, isolated in Chrome OS. The Pixelbook is …

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