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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.

Behind the scenes at the Galaxy S7 keynote, Samsung’s biggest event of the year

Step into the journalist's seat and experience all the emotions that come with covering MWC's biggest press conference.

A head-to-head look at the LG G5 and Samsung Galaxy S7

Having spent some time with these hot new Android phones, we’ve already formed a few preliminary opinions on how they stack up.

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Google's Accelerated Mobile Pages go live with promise of zippier browsing

Look for a green thunderbolt in Google search results to find out which sites are part of the new project.

Google's Project Tango museum tour

Google demonstrates how Project Tango's precise indoor location can change your museum-going experience forever.

Samsung's Gear 360 camera takes photos and videos that surround you

Samsung hopes to democratize VR content creation with an this affordable accessory.

Time out with Nextbit’s Tom Moss and Scott Croyle

Nextbit’s head honchos chat about the Robin’s design, why it eliminated the app drawer, and what’s next in the pipeline.

Hands on: LG 360 VR and 360 Cam

LG's obligatory new VR headset feels cut-rate.

Samsung S7 and S7 Edge unveil in under 3 minutes

Samsung's new flagship smartphones, the S7 and S7 Edge were revealed at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Here's the highlights in under 3 minutes.

All you need to know about the Samsung S7 and S7 Edge

Samsung's Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge feature several improvements over the previous models, but there aren't any major leaps in technology.

Hands on with the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge

The Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge aren't particularly revolutionary, but they do improve upon what made the Galaxy S6 so great.

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Microsoft Translator adds AI-powered offline translation on Android, iOS text translation

Microsoft Translator is bringing optical character recognition and offline translation to iOS and Android, respectively.

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Android leads, Windows phones fade further in Gartner's smartphone sales report

The latest numbers remain grim for Windows phones. Among major brands, the report released by Gartner also finds that Huawei is inching closer to Apple as the world's #2 smartphone vendor.

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Twitter gets graphic with videos in direct messages and a GIF library for all

Twitter is getting serious about turning the direct messages feature into its own chat platform. Plus now it's easier to send animated GIFs!

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Hangouts targets improved call quality and speed with peer-to-peer connections

The change could alleviate some of the long-standing criticism of sluggishness and poor call quality with Google's communications platform.

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Microsoft confirms SwiftKey buy, says it will continue developing Android, iOS apps

Microsoft is buying SwiftKey, the developer of a popular software keyboard for Android and iOS phones -- even though it already has its own software keyboard, Word Flow.

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Google Calendar spreads international cheer with holidays for 54 new countries

The 'Smart Suggestions' service now works with 30 different languages, enabling more users to quickly add new events.

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Now you can save the songs you hear in Starbucks stores to your Spotify account

A new feature in the Starbucks app lets customers find and save the music they hear in more than 7,500 stores via Spotify.

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Apple denies it's making an iOS-to-Android switching tool

Cupertino was quick to shut down a ridiculous rumor that it was creating a tool to help iPhone users switch to Android.

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Biz Stone's Q&A app Jelly to be reborn as Q&A app, only better

If at first you don't succeed, try an un-pivot. That's Jelly co-founder Biz Stone's approach in the hopes his team can rejuvenate the Q&A service.

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Asus Router app lets you manage your network from your pocket

Asus's Router app for Android and iOS is one network management utility you can actually get excited about.