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Pokémon Go is rolling out now for iOS and Android

The game uses your smartphone's camera, sensors, and location-sharing capabilities to put Nintendo's characters in the real world.

3 ways the Xperia X Performance improves upon the Xperia X

A quick comparison of Sony's mid-ranger and high-ender.

Rugged smartphones' dirty little secret

A number of leading phone manufacturers, including Samsung and Motorola, 'ruggedized' some of their flagship products in an attempt to reduce screen shatters. But they overlooked another common area of display damage: scratches.

Galaxy S7 vs. GS7 Active: 4 reasons to go rugged

CIO.com's Al Sacco compares Samsung's popular Galaxy S7 smartphone to the new ruggedized GS7 Active and points out ways the rugged version outperforms its more delicate counterpart.

Hands-on: NFC-enabled ATMs make it easy to withdraw cash with a smartphone

We tried out one of Bank of America's NFC-enabled ATMs to see how quickly we could snag cash using Android Pay.

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Hands-on with Bank of America's NFC-enabled ATMs

Now you can grab cash from the bank with just your smartphone.

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54% off Toshiba Canvio Connect II 1TB Portable Hard Drive - Deal Alert

The Toshiba Canvio Connect II is your all-in-one portable storage solution. The 1TB model is currently discounted dramatically from $119 down to just $55.

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YouTube is bringing live broadcasting for all to its mobile apps

Google's video service is jumping into a space that's exploded in popularity thanks to Periscope and Facebook Live.

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New Google prompt vastly simplifies two-factor authentication

The feature will be built into Android with a Play Services update and work on iOS through the Google app.

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Apple will never bring iMessage to Android and you already know why

In a new interview, Apple executives "revealed" their strategy of using software like iMessage to push hardware sales.

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Twitter is bringing an in-app Periscope button to all

Next time you're about to fire off a tweet, you can instead decide to go live with just a couple of taps.

Can this tiny lens really deliver better smartphone photos?

DynaOptics says its proprietary freeform lens will result in better smartphone images. We tested it out.

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Report: Apple to announce iMessage for Android at WWDC

Such a move would only make sense if Apple plans to integrate some type of revenue-generating services into the platform.

Lenovo Phab 2 Pro: A first look at the first Project Tango phone

This is simply way too cool to put down.

First look: Moto Z and Moto Z Force modular smartphones

Modular smartphones that are functional and stylish? Check out how Motorola lets you upgrade the Moto Z for better sound, longer battery life, and built-in projection.

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Facebook just made sharing 360-degree photos with your phone a reality

Facebook now converts your panoramas into '360 photos' that you can view with a VR headset.

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Snapchat's Discover feature gets magazine-style makeover

Subscriptions and a larger Live element headline the social network's efforts to make content easier on the eyes.

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This custom-built case lets Android run on an iPhone (sort of)

With a 3D printer and a lot of trial and error, a clever developer has created the most unholy of smartphone alliances.

PCWorld Show Episode 20: Free pizza with your smartphone, Thunderbolt 3, and a cutting-edge PC

Jon, Mark, and Gordon can do without the T-Mobile pizza, but they agree that Digital Storm's gaming PC is badass.

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Hangouts 10.0 is improving its sharing capabilities on both Android and iOS

Android users will see support for the direct share feature, while the iPhone app now supports universal links for access to Hangouts from other apps.

5 things we love about Android N

It's not out yet, but you'll love what Google's added to the preview version of its next version of its mobile operating system.

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Google will help people find lost iPhones

Google is giving iPhone users another way to find their misplaced devices -- by searching the Web for it.

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76% off Intel Compute Stick - Deal Alert

The Intel Compute Stick is a tiny device the size of a pack of gum that can transform any HDMI TV or display into a complete computer. It's regular list price of $490 on Amazon has been dramatically reduced to just $115.90.

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Google is enabling 'promoted pins' in Maps as part of larger advertising push

Other parts of the new initiative are trying to build deeper links between online advertising and in-store purchases.