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BlackBerry KEYone will be available in the U.S. and Canada on May 31

Keyboard addicts, start your engines... The BlackBerry KEYone is coming to the U.S. and Canada on the last day of May. That's the official news out of TCL, purveyor of all things BlackBerry hardware these days. The phone was initially...Show More Summary

LG is learning from its past mistakes in India, but there's a long way to go

LG has finally figured out how to launch a flagship phone in India. To say that LG hasn't fared well in India would be an understatement. The South Korean manufacturer failed to make a dent in the highly competitive budget segment, and its efforts in the high-end segment were steamrolled by the likes of Samsung and Apple. Show More Summary

BlackBerry KEYone gets exclusive launch at London's Selfridges

BlackBerry Mobile's new QWERTY slab will be available for a limited time from the high-end Oxford Street department store. BlackBerry Mobile has announced that its new KEYone smartphone has gone on sale exclusively, for a limited time, at London's Selfridges department store on Oxford Road. Show More Summary

Samsung posts record profits in Q1 2017 even as phone sales decline

Increased sales in the semiconductor business lead to Samsung's second-most profitable quarter. Samsung has published its earnings results for the quarter ending in March 2017, and as it forecast a few weeks ago, Q1 2017 was very profitable for the company. Show More Summary

Xiaomi Mi 6 hands-on: Two steps forward, one step back

Xiaomi once again sets the bar for value, but the decision to remove the 3.5mm jack could backfire. Over the course of the last year, we've seen phones in the mid-range segment close the gap on flagships from Samsung, LG, and HTC. The...Show More Summary

Google Trips gets new ways to make your next vacation better

New features let you find and share everything easier to make a vacation stress-free like it should be. Planning your vacation can be a lot of work. And when you're done figuring it all out you need to get it organized and put somewhere that you can use it. Show More Summary

Every PlayStation VR game with HOTAS support

If you're going to fly in VR, you might as well go all in and pick up a HOTAS. In much the same way that racing wheels with pedals make driving games in VR feel a lot more realistic, flight games in VR are improved dramatically when you add a Hands On Throttle And Stick (or HOTAS) controller. Show More Summary

The FCC's plan to end net neutrality is here, and the fight is going to get ugly

America's telecom regulator has made public its intention to roll back net neutrality laws. Here's what you need to know. This week, the FCC, America's telecom regulator, announced its intention to bring about the end of net neutrality...Show More Summary

Moto X Pure Edition, one of our favorite phones of 2015, is getting Nougat

The Moto X Pure Edition was big and curvy and didn't have a great camera, but we loved it anyway. And now it's getting an update to Nougat. Android 7.0 is rolling out to one of our favorite devices of 2015, the Moto X Pure Edition, also...Show More Summary

Check out Modern Dad on the latest All About Android podcast!

Phil joins the gang at All About Android for their latest episode! Our very own Phil Nickinson, AKA Modern Dad, was the featured guest on the latest episode of All About Android. Hosted by Jason Howell and Ron Richards, this week's episodes...Show More Summary

Your unlimited plan is probably ripping you off: How much data Americans actually use

The numbers are in and you probably don't need an expensive unlimited data plan. Unlimited data plans are back. Here's some insight into why that happened as well as a look at how much data we really use every month. We've recently seen all four major U.S. Show More Summary

Google Home hoping to improve the kitchen with 'start cooking' command

We could all use an extra kitchen helper. Google Home already had independent cooking and recipe integrations available, but is now trying to roll things up into a single place with the launch of a "start cooking" command. You simply...Show More Summary

Amazon's $199 Echo Look wants to watch you get dressed in your bedroom

This really doesn't seem like a good idea. Amazon's Echo platform is surely considered a success at this point, but Amazon is clearly interested in pushing on to new form factors and use cases with its artificial intelligence. The latest...Show More Summary

The five things you MUST do with your phone

You know someone who treats their phone poorly, don't you. It's OK.... We can fix that! It's that time of year when we start to get all the hot new phones. (And our kids start asking when they're going to get one. Thanks, TV ads...) So I'm going to take a look at the best of the best. Show More Summary

Galaxy S8 security: Which unlocking method should you use?

The Galaxy S8 comes with several different ways to lock your phone. But they aren't all equal when it comes to keeping snooping eyes out of your stuff. We think everyone should lock their phone and be sure to enable a find my phone feature that can erase it if it gets lost or stolen. Show More Summary

Google-branded headphones pass through the FCC, and they're ... uninspiring

Google could be expanding its accessory lineup, but these don't fill us with confidence. Fun stuff pops up at the FCC from time to time while it's being certified for use in the U.S., and the latest bit of hardware is Google-branded over-the-ear headphones. Show More Summary

Give yourself a digital green thumb with these garden wallpapers!

Gardens are gorgeous. Gardens have long been a critical part of society. Gardening was one of the first domestic tasks that early humans used to break out of the hunter-gatherer routine, to cultivate food and enable them to settle in one place with a stable supply of food. Show More Summary

Grab three of these USB-C adapters for just $7 right now!

Our friends at Thrifter are back again, this time with a deal to make your transition to USB-C even easier! Aukey is currently offering a three-pack of its Micro-USB to USB-C adapters for just $7 with coupon code AUKUSBC6, a savings of $3. Show More Summary

Best Wall Outlets with Charging Ports

What's the best wall outlet with USB ports? At this point, most households have some sort of portable device that requires charging, whether it's a smartphone, tablet, laptop, or vape (AKA douche flute). Sometimes you have to negotiate between leaving a lamp and TV plugged in or having a charged phone. Show More Summary

How to fix Audio Sync issues on your Gear VR!

Audio issues can make games and experiences much less enjoyable but there are ways to deal with it. The point of VR is to be able to completely immerse yourself in an experience, right? Whether you're gunning down enemies in Gunjack, or enjoying some 360 degree videos, audio is an integral part of the package. Show More Summary

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