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How the Spectre and Meltdown CPU flaws affect phones and tablets

Intel may have dominated most of the news surrounding the kernel bug in processors, but it’s not just Windows and Macs that are at risk. In addition to Meltdown, there is also a “branch target injection” bug called Spectre that affects mobile ARM processors found in iOS and Android phones, …

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Razer Phone hands-on: A phone for gamers but not a gaming phone?

The Razer Phone is a bit of a puzzle. It’s not surprising that it exists, given that Razer, best known for PC hardware and peripherals, acquired smartphone maker Nextbit in January of 2017 in order to produce this device. Nor is it surprising that, based on our hands-on time with …

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This is Samsung Galaxy Note 8’s dual-camera, Live Focus advantage

Samsung’s Galaxy Note8 has finally been revealed, and if you have any interest in photography at all, you’ll be focused on the phone’s new dual-camera system. This is a first for Samsung, which has previously stuck with a single camera while its competitors—Apple and LG, to name just two—have gone the …

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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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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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Google’s $159 Pixel Buds wireless earbuds can help you speak a language you don’t know

Google’s Pixel Buds earbuds look like just another pair of wireless earbuds. But the $159 Pixel 2 accessories do something different: They’ll help you translate a conversation into a language you don’t already know. The Pixel 2 smartphone lacks a headphone jack, but the new Google Pixel Buds connect via …

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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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Anker’s faster-charging 10,000mAh power bank is $27 right now

With spring’s rain (and snow…) finally clearing up, we can once again start spending time outdoors. There’s no reason to let your tiny cellphone battery hold you back from enjoying the sunshine, either—not when Amazon is offering Anker’s PowerCore Speed 10000 power bank for $27. That’s just two dollars more …

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These 12 Android apps won the 2017 Google Play Awards

The results are in for the second annual Google Play Awards, the company’s new tradition to honor excellence in the world of Android apps. In late April, we took a look at the 60 nominees across the Play Award’s 12 categories. Now, here are the winners. Best Accessibility Experience Name: …

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