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Best Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ cases: Top picks in every style

If you want a case for your new Galaxy S9, check out our list to find the one that's right for you.

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The $1,200 Red Hydrogen One phone is coming to Verizon and AT&T this summer, but why?

Verizon and AT&T have both announced that they will be selling the $1,200 Red Hydrogen One phone when it launches later this summer. But something tells me sales aren't the reason.

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Android apps: Best of the best

Our Android expert highlights the standout apps in the categories that matter most to busy professionals.

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First Look: Disney Heroes: Battle Mode is a cute crossover battler that lacks a deeper pull

Teaming up Disney and Pixar characters is cool, but this iOS and Android freebie is too streamlined for its own good.

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The OnePlus 6 is an iPhone X clone—notch, glass, and all—for nearly half the price

OnePlus has unveiled its newest flagship phone, which offers an iPhone X-style design with a notched screen, glass back, and portrait selfies for just $529.

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Microsoft may release a tiny $400 Surface tablet to challenge the iPad

Microsoft's working on a $400 Surface tablet with USB-C and Intel inside to take on Apple's iPad, Bloomberg reports.

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What to expect with Microsoft's Windows 10 'Redstone 5' release this fall

Microsoft has begun rolling out new features as part of its Windows 10 Redstone 5 release, due this fall. Here are the flagship features, from Sets to Timeline to Cloud Clipboard.

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What’s new in Windows 10 security features: The privacy edition

Here's what you need to know about each security update to Windows 10 as they roll out from Microsoft. Now updated for the 1803 feature release.

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Android P’s notification shade is so good Apple should just copy the whole damn thing in iOS 12

Google might have finally developed the perfect system for notifications in Android P and Apple should just copy it.

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Microsoft lets you gift digital PC games now, but the Xbox experience still sucks on computers

You can now gift PC games, DLC, and Xbox One games in the Microsoft Store, a feature Steam has had since before the Microsoft Store launched five years ago.

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What it costs to keep up with Windows 10's upgrade tempo

Microsoft's twice-a-year feature updates are a greater burden on companies than the old upgrade-every-six-years pace businesses used to face, according to Gartner Research.

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How Assistant could help Google take over your living room

JBL's Link Bar isn't just another Android TV device. It's a Trojan horse designed to help Google get a leg up on Roku, Amazon, and Apple in the living room.

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Apple fell behind with Siri. Augmented reality could be the next to go

At its I/O conference, Google showed that it understands augmented reality and knows how to bring it to our daily lives. Apple has shown us nothing of the sort.

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Android versions: A living history from 1.0 to today

Explore Android's ongoing evolution with this visual timeline of versions, starting B.C. (before Cupcake) and going all the way to Oreo.

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What’s new in Google’s Android Studio

Google’s beta development suite for mobile apps supports the Android App Bundle format to reduce app size

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Apple Pay FAQ: Apple, Goldman Sachs to issue an Apple Pay credit card

Here's everything you need to know about Apple Pay, including how to use it on your iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac, and what stores and apps accept it.

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Windows 10: A guide to the updates

Here's what you need to know about each update to Windows 10 as they roll out from Microsoft. Now updated for the Windows 10 April 2018 Update, released April 30, 2018.

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What still isn't clear about the future of Windows after Build 2018

At Build, Microsoft had a chance to reassure Windows users that even after a recent reorganization, this OS still mattered. So why did Microsoft say nothing?

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