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Nest to brick Revolv smart hubs on Sunday, and there's nothing owners can do about it

If you own a Revolv smart hub, then Sunday is the day that Nest will pull the plug on it, and you can kiss your $300 gadget goodbye.

How to download and install Android N Developer Preview 4

Here's how you can get the Android 7.0 "N" Developer Preview 4 up and running on selected Android devices right now.

10 alternatives to the Raspberry Pi

The Raspberry Pi might be the name that springs to mind when people think of single board computers for homebrew projects, but there are other boards out there worth considering.

12 built-in iOS apps you should replace with third-party apps

iOS 10 will give iPhone and iPad users the ability to delete stock apps such as Mail, FaceTime, and Music and replace them with apps of your choosing. But which apps should you choose?

Will your iPhone or iPad run iOS 10?

Excited to get your hands on all the cool features unveiled for iOS 10? If you run an older device, then you could be out of luck.

Should you unplug your smartphone charger when it's not in use?

How many smartphone and tablet chargers do you have? Ever wonder how much it's costing you to leave them plugged in 24/7? Ever wonder if you should unplug them when they're not being used?

Yes, you can build your own smartphone

Forget the iPhone or the latest Samsung Galaxy handset, and build your very own custom smartphone, complete with touchscreen and built-in camera.

Over 8 billion devices connected to the internet

And it's smartphones, not PCs that make up the bulk of that 8 billion devices.

Gimmicks and buzzwords won't save the smartphone industry

Folding displays, augmented reality, modular handsets - Lenovo goes all-out with the gimmicks. Problem is, gimmicks don't have a very good success track record.

Google Chrome hacks: Make your browser faster, more efficient, and boost your productivity

Simple hacks to make your installation of Google Chrome better, faster, more RAM efficient, and to help make you more productive.

Why your next laptop should be a Chromebook

Chromebooks are good. Very good. If you're looking to replace a laptop then you really should take a look at them.

The era of tech firms 'copying Apple' is coming to an end

With billions of dollars in the bank, and 35 percent net operating margins you'd think every tech firm would want to be like Apple. But according to analyst Neil Cybart, the envy is wearing off and tech firms no longer want to copy Apple's playbook.

One company dominates Android and iOS app downloads

When you consider just how many apps are available from the iOS and Android app stores, it's quite a surprise to find that Facebook-owned apps account for almost two-thirds of all the apps downloaded.

Six of the best Android smartphones: June 2016

Let's take a look a selection of the very best Android handsets currently available.

The top 10 fastest smartphones list contains some unexpected surprises

Think the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, the LG G5, or maybe the iPhone 6S would be at the top of the list? Think again!

A major iPhone release every three years: It could work

Apple currently launches a major iPhone release every two years. What would be the effect of switching to a three-year cycle? Would that be good or bad?

iOS 10: Ten features it needs to stay ahead of Android

WWDC 2016 is just around the corner, and that means it isn't long until we get a peek at what Apple has in store for us with iOS 10. Here are two features the new release needs to stay ahead of Android.

Transform your iPhone or Android smartphone into a satellite phone

Being out of cellphone reception is no problem if you own a satellite phone. Here's how to never miss a call again no matter where you are in the world, and yet still keep your iPhone or Android device.

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