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Akyumen's Hawk smartphone packs a projector

Over the last decade there have been several attempts to cram video projectors into smartphones -- all ultimately failed, but a Silicon Valley start-up reckons it has the recipe right and is hoping for a warm response from consumers...

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Google will add Assistant to non-Pixel smartphones this week

After months of exclusivity on the Pixel and Pixel XL, Google is opening up Assistant to a bunch of Android smartphones

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Yes, that really is a new BlackBerry keyboard phone

The new BlackBerry is from TCL, not BlackBerry, but includes BlackBerry's Dtek security software as well as programmable keys

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The ultimate guide to increasing your Android phone's battery life

You don't need to buy a new phone to add hours to your battery. All you need is to flip a few switches and adjust your habits

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A trove of new but unexciting Android smartphones to debut at MWC

Older brands like BlackBerry and Nokia to reappear with new devices, as Chinese manufacturers show their updates

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The problem with Apple's 'original' programming

Apple is trying to take on Netflix and Amazon, but its shows leave a lot to be desired.

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The 12 worst Android phone gimmicks once hailed as 'innovations'

These were heralded as impressive new gotta-have-it features, but in hindsight, they're pretty useless

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Apple smartphones outsold Samsung's in Q4

Apple outsold Samsung by a narrow margin for the first time in two years, but both are pursued by a pack of determined Chinese manufacturers

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Worried about hacks, senators want info on Trump’s personal phone

Two senators on the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs are worried President Donald Trump’s Android phone is unsecured

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Smartphone CPUs put desktops to shame

The latest smartphones sport multicore processors of dizzying complexity

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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.

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Apple joins Wireless Power Consortium, charging up iPhone 8 rumor

Apple has joined the consortium behind the Qi wireless charging system, a variant of which is used to charge the Apple Watch

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14% of Apple iPhone 7 Smart Battery Case White - Deal Alert

Charge your iPhone and battery case simultaneously, and when you're on-the-go, enjoy increased talk time up to 26 hours, and internet use up to 22 hours. Preserves the lightning port. On the inside, a soft microfiber lining helps...

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38% off Maxboost 4.8A/24W Dual USB Port Smart Car Charger - Deal Alert

This 24W / 4.8A USB car charger safely charges your favorite mobile devices at high speed, is highly rated on Amazon, and is currently discounted 38% to just $9.99.

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33% off MagicFiber Microfiber Cleaning Cloths For Screens and Other Delicate Surfaces, 30 Pack - Deal Alert

This extremely soft, high-quality and machine-washable microfiber material absorbs and safely removes dust, oil smudges, fingerprints, and dirt from eyeglasses, camera lenses, computer screens, televisions, and other delicate...

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63% off Jackery Bolt 6,000mAh Power Bank with Built-in Lightning and Micro USB Cables - Deal Alert

With built-in lighting & micro-USB cable and an open USB port, Jackery Bolt can charge up to 3 devices at once. Charge your latest iPhone, iPad, Android phone, bluetooth speaker or other USB devices whenever & wherever with a powerful...

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Does Apple need to reinvent the iPhone?

Apple recently revealed that the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus were instant bestsellers. So, what does this mean for the future of the “boring” iPhone?

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What those water resistance ratings like IP68 really mean

Is your "waterproof" phone designed for a white-water rafter, or just for someone who frequently forgets their umbrella?

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