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Uber might charge you extra for making your driver wait

Uber's pilot program will charge passengers a per-minute waiting fee after 2 minutes, or a $10 no-show fee after 5 minutes.

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As tablet sales take a dive, analysts expect smartphone vendors to launch convertibles

A new report from IDC tracks the tablet's ongoing decline, while detachable tablets like Microsoft's Surface rise in popularity. Now smartphone vendors are getting into the act, applying their mobile acumen to compete with PC vendors.

Hackers can track your whereabouts with Waze vulnerability

Researchers from UC-Santa Barbara were able to reproduce the hack by creating thousands of ghost drivers to monitor the whereabouts of the target.

Drone deliveries are arriving at a golf course in Japan

Online retailer Rakuten will start a drone delivery service at a golf course in Japan

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Google preps a new travel app to launch in beta next week

Members of Google's Local Guides program will be the first to get their hands on a test version.

LG G5 vs. Samsung Galaxy S7

Having trouble choosing between two of this year's biggest flagships? Let us help.

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Facebook Messenger adds group voice calls

Now you and 49 of your closest friends can have a free, voice call on Facebook Messenger.

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Google's Inbox puts organizing skills to work with links, newsletters, and events

Along with the refreshed Android and iOS apps, there's a new Chrome extension to save links directly to Inbox.

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Europe charges Google over Android licensing conditions

The European Commission has alleged demands by Google on phone makers regarding its Android operating system are anti-competitive.

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Europe files antitrust charges against Google over Android's licensing requirements

The European Commission on Wednesday made new antitrust charges against Google, alleging that the company foisted its search application and the Chrome browser on Android smartphones makers as a condition to license its other apps and services.

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Apple, Facebook, Google, and Microsoft pursue strong security, but differing notions of privacy

Giant corporations are now swinging their power in favor of users, but each approach doesn't yield the same outcome.

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Spotty Android encryption is the story behind the story of Appleā€™s battle with the FBI

Google has tried and largely failed so far to make encryption a standard on Android phones, an increasingly uncomfortable situation now that they're targets for law enforcement.

Camera Shootout: iPhone 6S vs. Galaxy S7

Which flagship smartphone has the best shooter? We set out onto the gritty streets of San Francisco to find out.

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New Google Calendar feature carves out time for personal goals

Whether it's working out more or taking up a new hobby, Google wants to be the service to help you reach those #lifegoals.

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9 gotta-know Instagram tips for newbies

Set your account to private, block random followers, see all your "liked" photos, get alerts when your favorite Instagrammers post new photos, and more.

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SoundCloud launches a music-subscription service for Android and iOS devices

The new SoundCloud Go is reminiscent of what Spotify and Tidal offer, though the company's music offerings are vastly limited in comparison.

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How to turn off Twitter's algorithmic feed and see tweets in chronological order

Here's how to turn off Twitter's new algorithmic feed that shows the "best tweets first."

Galaxy S7 features Apple should steal from Samsung

We'll admit it: the Galaxy S7 is an impressive smartphone. Here are our favorite features.

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Google's new Hands Free payment app lets you buy stuff with your face

Not content with Android Pay, Google is upping the stakes with a new payment system called Hands Free.

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Sprint brings back two-year contracts in effort to stand apart from other carriers

Several phones are now available at a subsidized price, as long as you're willing to pledge your loyalty for two years.