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BlackBerry Motion dumps physical keyboard for a huge battery, water resistance

BlackBerry is back with another smartphone, but this won’t be as instantly recognizable as the KeyOne. Why? It doesn’t have a tiny keyboard below the screen. The new Motion handset sports a 5.5-inch 1080p display, a Snapdragon 625 processor, 4GB of RAM, and a 12MP, f/2.0 rear camera. Without BlackBerry’s distinctive hardware …

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Google’s Tango becomes ARCore: Phone AR for the masses

For the past year or so, Google’s augmented-reality aspirations have been extremely modest, with its Tango AR platform running on just two phones (and one of them just came out a couple weeks ago.) But now Google is releasing ARCore, which will bring the power of Tango to millions more …

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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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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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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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Microsoft brings the Edge browser to iOS and Android, hoping for cross-platform traction

Breaking down the barriers between your PC and your phone is one of the biggest goals of the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, which launches October 17. On Thursday, Microsoft paved the way for that initiative by announcing that Windows 10’s Edge browser is coming to Android and iOS, along …

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