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6 features to try first in Android N

Android 7.0—aka, Android Nougat or just Android N—is rolling out to Nexus devices in the coming weeks. There are more than 250 improvements, but try these ones first.

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Samsung Milk Music closes its virtual doors September 22

Samsung will discontinue the streaming service to instead focus on partnerships with other music streaming companies.

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Hands-on with the Honor 8

The smartphone meant for Millennials packs quite a few features in a $399 package.

Samsung Galaxy Note7 iris scanner review

CIO.com's Al Sacco goes hands on with the Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphone and its new biometric iris scanner.

5 reasons to buy the Galaxy Note 7

The Galaxy Note 7 is worth the cash if you're keen on carrying the equivalent of a tiny computer in your pocket.

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LG announces the V20, a phone squarely targeted at audiophiles

The phone promises 'concert-like audio', though the challenge will be getting buyers to care in a crowded smartphone market.

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Apple Music for Android is exiting beta and adding in equalizer settings

The leap to version 1.0 is also bringing several performance and playback improvements to Apple's streaming service.

Hands-on with the Samsung Galaxy Note 7

The Galaxy Note 7 is not a major improvement over its predecessor, but it offers so much more than other smartphones in its pricing class.

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T-Mobile bulks up Binge On with ABC, Fox Now, Apple Music, and more

The latest additions will please those who regularly use the streaming service, though Binge On isn’t without a legion of critics.

Add-ons elevate new Moto Z phones

We review the Droid editions of the Moto Z and Moto Z Force, Motorola's latest high-end Android smartphones.

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Amazon Prime Day: We pick the best electronics, PC, and mobile deals

It's year two of Amazon's Prime Day sale—and you'll still need to wade through a lot of fluff to get to the solid deals. We've highlighted the best of the tech bunch.

3 ways the Xperia X Performance improves upon the Xperia X

A quick comparison of Sony's mid-ranger and high-ender.

Rugged smartphones' dirty little secret

A number of leading phone manufacturers, including Samsung and Motorola, 'ruggedized' some of their flagship products in an attempt to reduce screen shatters. But they overlooked another common area of display damage: scratches.

Galaxy S7 vs. GS7 Active: 4 reasons to go rugged

CIO.com's Al Sacco compares Samsung's popular Galaxy S7 smartphone to the new ruggedized GS7 Active and points out ways the rugged version outperforms its more delicate counterpart.

Hands-on with Bank of America's NFC-enabled ATMs

Now you can grab cash from the bank with just your smartphone.

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54% off Toshiba Canvio Connect II 1TB Portable Hard Drive - Deal Alert

The Toshiba Canvio Connect II is your all-in-one portable storage solution. The 1TB model is currently discounted dramatically from $119 down to just $55.

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YouTube is bringing live broadcasting for all to its mobile apps

Google's video service is jumping into a space that's exploded in popularity thanks to Periscope and Facebook Live.

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Android TV's universal search feature finally works with Netflix

Firing up the latest episode of Orange is the New Black will be just a voice search away.

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How Wayfair and Lowe’s will tap Lenovo’s Tango phone to spruce up your space

The augmented reality smartphone, coming later this fall, will let you see how purchases will look before you buy them.

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The fantastic $35 Raspberry Pi 3 mini-PC may soon get official Android support

Google appears to be developing a version of Android for the Raspberry Pi 3, but nobody knows what it will be for.

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76% off Intel Compute Stick - Deal Alert

The Intel Compute Stick is a tiny device the size of a pack of gum that can transform any HDMI TV or display into a complete computer. It's regular list price of $490 on Amazon has been dramatically reduced to just $115.90.

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Stale beer no more: This app can tell you when your brew's past its prime

There's a good chance your tastebuds would tell you when you're drinking stale beer, but now science has come to the rescue to spare them that pain.

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Android TV will add new apps and devices as it heads toward Android N

Several key entertainment apps, including ESPN, will arrive on Android TV in the coming months, Google said Wednesday.

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25% off Nextbit Robin Unlocked Android Phone - Deal Alert

Born on Kickstarter, Robin is the first Android phone that makes running out of space history. With the cloud integrated into Android OS, your onboard storage is merged with the cloud, so you always have the space you need.

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21% off LG Nexus 5X Unlocked Smartphone 32GB - Deal Alert

This unlocked, multi-mode phone will work on all US carriers including AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint, as well as most international carriers. It's currently available for $80 off its list price of $429.99.