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Best smartphone cameras: Galaxy S7 vs. iPhone 6s vs. Nexus 6P vs. Lumia 950

Samsung vs. iPhone, Nexus vs. Lumia. It's time to find out who makes <i>the best</i> smartphone camera.Recently a new smartphone waltzed onto the scene, …

Huawei's MateBook is beautiful, but fundamentally flawed

For many people, Huawei isn't a name they associate with premium gadgetry. Sure, it's the world's third-biggest smartphone maker, and in China, it's gained a reputation for quality. But in the US and most of the Western world, it's mostly known as a purveyor of cheap phones. With the MateBook, a …

Gear & Gadgets

Android N is now Android Nougat

Google announced on Snapchat today that Android N, the latest version of Android, will now go by Android Nougat. The announcement comes after the company said at I/O last month that users could submit suggestions for the name online.<p>Nougat is the latest dessert-themed version of Android, due out …

Spotify and Apple are staring each other down while flipping the bird

Figuratively, of course.<p>The companies are at it again, and this time it’s not only bothersome to the businesses themselves, but to the end consumer.<p>Going to the next level in an ongoing spat over Apple’s subscription rules, it would appear that Apple has rejected Spotify’s latest update to its app …

Amazon's Alexa virtual assistant can now order millions of items

Alexa's latest trick: ordering new products off Amazon.<p>The online retailer said Friday that Alexa, the digital voice assistant residing inside the company's Echo smart speaker and Fire TV, can now be used to order tens of millions of items -- from sunscreen to batteries to chocolate -- by simply …

Smart Homes

Report: HTC Nexus specs revealed (most of them, anyway)

Recent rumors may suggest that Google is designing its own Android phones this year, but that hasn’t stopped reports suggesting HTC is building two new Nexus phones.<p>Android Police says it’s acquired the specs for the larger of the two devices, codenamed Marlin:<p>Quad-core Qualcomm processor<br>• 5.5″ QHD …

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 press renders leak

<b>Update (July 2nd)</b>: A number of hours after the original story went live, a new render surfaced via an online accessory store. The picture corresponds with a curved glass screen protector made by Olixar and showcases the curved display, the USB Type-C port, and of course, the three-sensor …

Millions of Android devices have flawed full disk encryption

Hackers can use brute force to break into tens of millions of Android devices using full disk encryption, thanks to a series of security issues linked specifically to Android kernel flaws and Qualcomm processors, <i>Neowin</i> reports. The vulnerabilities were uncovered by security researcher Gal …

Information Security