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News, analysis and tips on the Google Android operating system, and devices and apps that use it.

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Google Nexus 6

Although the Nexus 6 trails the slimmer Samsung Galaxy Note 4 in processor performance and native productivity features, it's still the most powerful pure Android handset available and the largest Nexus yet.

By November 12, 2014

4 stars Editors' rating November 12, 2014
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Google Android 5.0

Lollipop is a tasty update with a candy-colored, cohesive design and updated core features.

By October 15, 2014

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Confessions of a smartphone thief

Almost 2 billion people around the world use smartphones -- typically worth hundreds of dollars a pop on the black market. A former smartphone thief explains their allure to street criminals.

By November 24, 2014

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Laptop buying guide

The most important things to know when shopping for a new laptop, hybrid, or Windows tablet.

By November 27, 2013

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Microsoft Windows 10

We go hands-on with Microsoft's vision of the future.

By September 30, 2014

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Apple to kill off iPhone 5C production next year, report says

Production of the lower-cost iPhone will cease during the middle of 2015, claims Taiwan's Industrial and Commercial Times.

By November 26, 2014

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LG to launch its own take on the Surface Pro

Unsatisfied with its previous attempts at a hybrid range, ​LG Electronics is planning to launch a new hybrid with a detachable keyboard that resembles Microsoft's Surface Pro 3.

By November 26, 2014

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How to wipe your phone or tablet before you sell it

Here is how to wipe your personal data from a mobile device the right way before trading up to a new model.

By November 25, 2014

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Alleged operator of illegal-drug bazaar Silk Road 2.0 arrested

A 26-year-old computer programmer in San Francisco is accused of running the illicit site, which feds say followed a similar business model to its shuttered predecessor.

By November 6, 2014

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Internet of Things gets a hand from ARM's new operating system

The UK-based chip designer's Mbed operating system is among several efforts, including the work of standards groups and a new wireless protocol, designed to speed the adoption of the Internet of Things.

By October 1, 2014