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The best smartphone of 2018: 15 top mobile phones tested and ranked

What makes a great smartphone? Is it one that really looks the business, lasts the longest, has the most amazing screen or takes the best snaps? Of …

Phones

The New Google: 'All the Assholes Have Left'

Nice guys don't always finish last.<p>Bruno Bowden describes Google’s top ranks in a very Google-y way. With stats.<p>“In leadership at Google, you have to be three-plus standard deviations better than normal in technical ability,” said Bowden, an equity partner at Data Collective who spent eight years …

Android Phones

Saddam Hussein's tomb destroyed as battle for Tikrit rages

The tomb of Iraq’s late dictator Saddam Hussein was virtually levelled in heavy clashes between Isis militants and Iraqi forces in a fight for control of the city of Tikrit.<p>Fighting intensified to the north and south of Saddam’s hometown on Sunday as Iraqi security forces vowed to reach the centre …

The 8 Worst Decisions You Can Make at a Hotel

By: Matt Meltzer<p><i>Credit: Shutterstock (edited)</i><p>Making bad decisions is as much a part of traveling as packing your suitcase and losing followers on Instagram (really, we get it, you're having fun on vacation). When you're visiting a place you know nothing about, you're bound to get some stuff wrong. …

Your top 5 Verizon questions—answered

These are the questions we see the most from customers in our community forum. We’ve done our best to provide quick and clear responses.<p>1. Do only certain phones work on your prepaid plans?<p>Yes. While not every single phone is compatible, we offer a wide range of best-in-class 4G LTE smartphones and …

How to turn your smartphone into a TV remote

Are you ready to binge on your favorite television shows? Awesome. Now think of all the remotes living on your coffee table: one for the TV, DVD player, cable, gaming console. That’s quite a collection you’ve got going there. Pare it down a bit by learning how to turn your smartphone or tablet into …

Get a 3-month Google Play Music subscription for $3

Remember back in December when Spotify offered that three-month subscription for 99 cents? Mine ran out just a few days ago, so this is some seriously serendipitous timing.<p>For a limited time, you can get a three-month Google Play Music subscription for $3. That works out to just a buck per month …

The Week in Review: Benefits of Coffee

Coffee drinkers received some good news this week from new research pointing to the benefits of the popular beverage. A new study from scientists in Korea found drinking between one and five cups of coffee every day is good for arteries.<p>Calcium deposits in arteries, which cause blockage, were at …

In Japan, People Are Flipping Out Over The Flip-Phone (Galapagos Phone): What's Old Is New Again

Everything that’s old is new again—and the flip-phone—the anti-smart phone & the Galapagos like replica of a time when Japan once dominated the world in mobile phones is making a comeback in this island country.<p>For those of you who don’t remember, once upon a time Japan was the world leader in …