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Qualcomm's Snapdragon 821 is its fastest processor yet

Qualcomm has revealed the Snapdragon 821, a mobile processor that's around 10 percent faster than its current performance champ, the Snapdragon 820. However, it's not a replacement for that chip, which is used in high-end phones like the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, HTC 10 and Sony Xperia X Performance. Show More Summary

EE customers to get six months of free BT Sport

With Euro 2016 now over and Cristiano Ronaldo's tears dry on his winning face, the focus is now back on domestic campaigns and the start of the most lucrative Premier League season in history. The first matches kick off in just under a month but today BT and EE have announced a new deal that will offer free access to all BT Sport channels for six months. Source: EE

I accidentally broke the super-rugged Cat S60 smartphone

This year's Mobile World Congress played host to plenty of phones I couldn't stop playing with, and the $599, Caterpillar-branded Cat S60 was near the top of my list. First, though, a painfully obvious disclosure: I have never, nor do I currently, work in construction. Show More Summary

Robbers used 'Pokémon Go' to lure their victims

Pokémon Go is introducing many people to location-based gaming... and unfortunately, that includes the potential pitfalls as well. Police in O'Fallon, Missouri report that robbers used the mobile augmented reality title to reel in victims. Show More Summary

Tidal adds Chromecast support for its iOS and Android apps

Next time Bey drops a surprise album -- and with Lemonade's success, we wouldn't be surprised -- you can beam it straight to a Chromecast-enabled TV or speakers. Tidal's latest app refresh adds Chromecast support for iPhones, iPads and Android devices, so you can watch Queen B and Riri slay in their music videos on a bigger screen. Show More Summary

The Galaxy S7 Active is a rugged flagship with a steep price

Accidents happen. And if you're more prone to accidents than most (like me), your phone's probably taken more than its fair share of beatings. Since 2013, the AT&T-exclusive Galaxy S Active line has taken Samsung's flagship for that year and put it in a rugged, water-resistant body. Show More Summary

ICYMI: Pedestrian tracking bot and earthquake simulation

Today on In Case You Missed It: Stanford engineers are using a robot to understand the way humans move through a crowded space. University of California, San Diego researchers are using the world's largest outdoor shake table to simulate...Show More Summary

Dear Silicon Valley, not everything can be solved with apps

In the wake of the shooting of Philando Castile by a police officer in Falcon Heights, Minnesota, Shervin Pishevar, a prominent investor in Silicon Valley, came up with an idea: a mobile app. The app, as he describes it to USA Today,...Show More Summary

Vimeo makes it easy to find purchased videos on your phone

As great as Vimeo's On Demand video service is on platforms like Roku, the mobile experience needed some work. With that in mind, Vimeo has released an updated version of its iOS and Android apps, giving users easy access to videos they've subscribed to, bought or rented. Show More Summary

Verizon's new data plans are woefully outdated

On Wednesday, Verizon took the wraps off some changes to its wireless plans it promises will "transform your wireless experience." But really, other than some clever marketing names, the new features aren't revolutionary. In fact, they're outdated.

Snapchat faces class-action suit for sexually explicit content

Snapchat has been slapped with a class-action lawsuit accusing the service of showing sexually explicit content to minors without providing the proper warning. A 14-year-old John Doe and his mother filed the lawsuit in California after he came across several X-rated posts on the app's Discover section. Show More Summary

Dating app Bumble is putting networking ahead of romance

Bumble, a swipe-based dating app in the same vein of Tinder, is looking to offer its users a very different way to network.

The BBC's iPlayer Radio app is going global

The BBC's numerous radio stations have listeners the world over, not just Brits sitting down to their afternoon tea and crumpets. In fact, the English-language World Service station alone boasts a global audience of 66 million. Tapping...Show More Summary

People aren't buying privacy-focused smartphones

It looks as if the demand for smartphones that actively protect your privacy is significantly smaller than anyone expected. A lengthy investigation over at Forbes has looked into the troubles at Silent Circle and the news isn't good....Show More Summary

Samsung made a special edition Galaxy S7 Edge for Olympians

Samsung likes to trot out special editions of its flagship devices from time to time, and it's most recent is heading to the hands of Olympians bound for Rio. The Galaxy S7 Edge Olympic Games Limited Edition (whew!) is complete with the official colors of the event and that iconic interlocked rings logo. Show More Summary

'Final Fantasy VII' comes to Android

Final Fantasy VII, the classic role-playing game that brought 3D graphics to the series, has finally been released for Android devices. It's now on just about every major platform, as it arrived on Steam in 2013, hit iOS last August, and has been available on the PS4 since December, 2015. Show More Summary

iOS 10 preview: Apple's software takes a big step forward

Rumor has it Apple isn't going to reinvent the iPhone this year, but you definitely can't say the same about its software. iOS 10 was unveiled to the world late in the company's Worldwide Developer Conference keynote, and for good reason -- there were many, many new software features to unpack. And now it's time to play. Show More Summary

Instagram adds tools to block your sweary mouth

Instagram is giving business users new tools to help moderate comments on posts automatically, thereby cutting down on the amount of amount of spam and abuse in the comments. The company confirmed to TechCrunch that the new features are already rolling out, but average joes don't get access to the same options; it's only for business pages for now. Source: TechCrunch

Will LG's payment card succeed where others have failed?

A new report out of the Korea Herald revives the rumor that LG's going to try something different with its own foray into mobile payments. As we reported earlier this year, the company has been working on a system that uses a standalone digital credit card rather than an NFC chip inside your smartphone. Show More Summary

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