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Apple lays out plans for Swift 4.0

The upcoming version of the language, due next year, emphasizes source and standard library stability

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Save money by repairing your own device. This 17-piece tool set is heavy duty, lightly magnetic, and highly rated from over 450 people on Amazon. Currently listed at 42% off its typical list price.

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Why your mobile connection is so slow

DNS-based mapping of user location simply doesn’t work for mobile; it’s time to rethink content delivery for mobile apps


Google Pixel Camera Shootout

We take the Pixel XL into the lab and square it off against the iPhone 7 Plus, LG V20, and Galaxy S7 Edge.

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Review: Google's new Pixel XL is a fine phone -- but not that special

Google’s new flagship phone offers fast performance and the latest hardware, but it may not meet expectations

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Best Android phones: What should you buy?

Picking an Android phone can be difficult, but we're here to help. These are the top Android phones you should consider bringing home.


Pixel is a Google smartphone, inside and out

The Pixel smartphone is the first phone created solely by Google.


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This action packed file hub is highly rated, and dramatically discounted now on Amazon.

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Galaxy Note 7 hurts Samsung's profit forecast

Also in today’s open source roundup: A Mashable writer dumps his Android phone for an iPhone 7, and how Linux has influenced modern IT.


Google Pixel XL Top 5 features

The Pixel XL is the first Android phone to deliver an emphatic, cohesive, surprise-and-delight experience. Let's investigate exactly how.


Google Pixel XL Unboxing

An Android user, an iPhone user, and an all-around mobile curmudgeon unwrap and boot up Google's new superphone.

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Tim Cook's Japan visit could result in improved Apple AI

Japanese engineers might play a vital role in Apple's improvements to the artificial intelligence powering Siri


Could a ceramic iPhone be next?

After unveiling a ceramic Apple Watch, Apple has filed a patent for a ceramic iPhone. But there are a few challenges to creating an iPhone out of a material that looks straight out of 2001: A Space Odyssey.

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U.S. bans Samsung Galaxy Note 7 from all flights

Passengers who evade the ban face criminal prosecution

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Best Deals of the Week, October 10th - October 14th - Deal Alert

Check out this roundup of the best deals on gadgets, gear and other cool stuff we have found this week, the week of October 10th. All items are highly rated, and dramatically discounted.

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