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Better Discover Events Near You Thanks to Google Search Update

While nothing will ever replace Groupon and its amazing assortment of discounted family activities and discontinued adult toys, an update to Google Search is making it easier to discover events taking place near you. Not only is finding events easier, but Google is using its magic to bring forth per...

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Thursday Poll: How Long Have You Been With Your Current Carrier?

Years ago, when we started branching out from our single focus on DROID-branded phones, we really tried to talk as much as we could about wireless networks. Whether that was the big push from 3G into 4G LTE by Verizon, T-Mobile, AT&T, and Sprint, or their distancing from unlimited data plans onl...

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When Fortnite Launches for Android, It Might be a Samsung Exclusive for Limited Time

If you thought OS exclusivity periods for select apps were bad, wait till you get a load of Android OEM exclusivities! According to a source of 9to5Google, when Fortnite launches for Android this year, it may be an exclusive for Samsung devices, the upcoming Galaxy Note 9 to be specific, for 30 days...

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Verizon Once Again Cleans House in New RootMetrics Network Report

If there is one constant in the world of wireless network reports, it’s Verizon dominating almost all categories in the latest from RootMetrics. It’s tough to say why that is, since Ookla and OpenSignal all show T-Mobile making great strides and beating out Big Red regularly these days,...

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Watch Samsung’s “Unbreakable” OLED Panel Survive a Beating by Hammer

Yesterday, Samsung showed off a supposedly unbreakable OLED panel for smartphones. It’s a flexible OLED with a plastic substrate, covered by a plastic cover window that allows it to bend and flex in ways that your typical glass-covered OLED panel wouldn’t be able to. Because it’s n...

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Is LG’s revised mobile strategy actually working? Revenue and sales drop again

LG’s mobile division has posted an operating loss of $171.95 million for Q2 2018. The mobile wing also recorded global sales of just $1.92 billion, its lowest total in over two years. Despite the dropping sales, LG as a wider company is still thriving thanks to its home appliance and ho...

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Huawei might release a foldable phone before Samsung – even if it’s no good

We expect Samsung to release a foldable phone sometime in 2019, but industry sources say that Huawei is going to do it first. According to the sources, Huawei will release a foldable phone before Samsung, even if the device isn’t ready. Huawei is trying to assert its standing in the market,...

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Smart dumb tech #01: Tommy Hilfiger’s cash-in ‘smart clothing’

Tommy Hilfiger In this Android Authority series, we will examine new technology that is useless, silly, or downright terrifying. After all, not every new tech product out there is going to be the next Google. Wearable technology is something that humans have been creating for decades. One only nee...

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The first Google Assistant-powered smart displays are available now

The very first Google Assistant smart display is available to buy online now. The Lenovo Smart Display comes in 8-inch and 10-inch sizing. Other retailers will sell the device starting tomorrow, July 27. Back in January, Lenovo brought the first Google Assistant-powered smart display to CES 2018....

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This 3D-printed AI construct analyzes by bending light

Machine learning is everywhere these days, but it’s usually more or less invisible: it sits in the background, optimizing audio or picking out faces in images. But this new system is not only visible, but physical: it performs AI-type analysis not by crunching numbers, but by bending light. It...


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