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What happens when you send a text message to a landline telephone?

You accidentally sent a text to a landline. What does the recipient hear?

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Twitter beta adds Snapchat-style QR codes to make following faster

You can grab your own code or scan another directly from the Twitter app for Android and iOS.

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Google's Allo gets Fantastic Beasts stickers, background themes, and emoji suggestions

Google's cross-platform chat app is continues to improve in its bid to lure users from other services.

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Google Translate is tapping into neural networks for smarter language learning

Google says that it can translate entire sentences at once, which is far more accurate than just tackling one word at a time.

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32 must-use IFTTT applets to help you handle the holidays

Whether you're an IFTTT pro or a first-timer, these 32 must-use 'recipes' or 'applets' can ease your holiday burdens.

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33% off MagicFiber Microfiber Cleaning Cloths For Screens and Other Delicate Surfaces, 30 Pack - Deal Alert

This extremely soft, high-quality and machine-washable microfiber material absorbs and safely removes dust, oil smudges, fingerprints, and dirt from eyeglasses, camera lenses, computer screens, televisions, and other delicate surfaces. Currently listed at 23% off for a 30-pack.

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Google's new PhotoScan app will transform your prints into digital images

Google Photos is also getting a number of new editing tools so you can make more detailed tweaks to your existing images.

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WhatsApp finally launches video calling

Video calling is finally coming to the world's more than one billion WhatsApp users on Android, iOS, and Windows.

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Google Play Music revamps its home screen and builds more diverse playlist recommendations

The mobile app will automatically store music offline based on recent listening history while tapping into your location and other factors for music suggestions.

Google Daydream View unboxing: A first look at Google's VR headset

How does Daydream View compare to Gear VR and other virtual-reality headsets? Jon Phillips and Adam Patrick Murray go hands on.

LG V20 camera shootout: Audio recording in the video app

Which phone's camera has the best audio quality and recording controls? We pit the V20 against handsets from Google, Apple and Samsung.

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68% off Anker Astro E1 Ultra Compact High Speed Portable Charger - Deal Alert

This inexpensive smartphone charger from Anker is the size of a candy bar, and has enough juice to recharge any smartphone at least 1-2 times over. It's discounted 68% to just $16, making it an attractive stocking-stuffer idea.

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Apple takes more than 100 percent of smartphone profits after Samsung's Galaxy recall

Samsung sold more smartphones than Apple in Q3 2016, but the Galaxy S7 recall devastated its profits.

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30% off Anker Phone Camera Lens Kit With Fisheye, 0.65x Wide Angle, 10x Macro - Deal Alert

This multi-functional camera lens kit works on most standard sized smartphones, and brings even more life to your photos with 180-degree fisheye, 0.65x wide angle and 10x macro lenses.

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Best Deals of the Week, October 24th - October 28th - Deal Alert

Check out this roundup of the best deals on gadgets, gear and other cool stuff we have found this week, the week of October 24th. All items are highly rated, and dramatically discounted.

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5% off Logitech Harmony Companion Remote for Smart Home and Entertainment Devices - Deal Alert

Control home automation devices such as Philips hue lights, Nest Learning Thermostat, August door locks and moreā€”plus advanced home entertainment devices like Apple TV, Roku, or Sonos and game consoles such as Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation3 or Wii.

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73% off TechMatte Air Vent Magnetic Universal Car Mount for Smartphones - Deal Alert

The MagGrip Vent Car Mount is a sturdy, cradle-less device holding system focused on simplicity. Pop it onto your car's air vent and magnets do all the work. Currently discounted to just $8.