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This $4 smartphone finally has a ship date after sparking investigations

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Chances are, if something sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

That seemed to be the case for the Freedom 251, the world’s cheapest smartphone, announced in February. Ringing Bells, the Indian company behind the phone, sparked controversy when it claimed the smartphone would sell for just $4.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 may unlock with a glance, report says

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Fingerprint scanners are an excellent way to secure your smartphone from hackers (or prying partners). But as we’ve seen before, if someone really wanted to break into your device and steal your data, they can do it by lifting your fingerprint and printing out a mold.

What’s harder to steal is a scan of your iris. No two people have the same iris pattern. And since your eyes aren’t like your fingers, constantly touching things and leaving behind prints, they’re even more secure as forms of…

Samsung Galaxy S7 Active is the best rugged phone, except for one thing

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Your options are extremely limited if you want a flagship smartphone that’s also rugged.

There’s only one real tough phone to consider: the Samsung Galaxy S7 Active. That’s it. Every other rugged smartphone out there doesn’t even compare.

Starting with the Galaxy S4 Active, Samsung’s always followed its flagship Galaxy S smartphones with a tougher Active version. Last year’s Galaxy S6 Active was the toughest phone yet….

Samsung Galaxy S7 Active is the best rugged phone, except for one thing

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Your options are extremely limited if you want a flagship smartphone that’s also rugged.

There’s only one real tough phone to consider: the Samsung Galaxy S7 Active. That’s it. Every other rugged smartphone out there doesn’t even compare.

Starting with the Galaxy S4 Active, Samsung’s always followed its flagship Galaxy S smartphones with a tougher Active version. Last year’s Galaxy S6 Active was the toughest phone yet….

Samsung Galaxy S7 Active is the best rugged phone, except for one thing

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Your options are extremely limited if you want a flagship smartphone that’s also rugged.

There’s only one real tough phone to consider: the Samsung Galaxy S7 Active. That’s it. Every other rugged smartphone out there doesn’t even compare.

Starting with the Galaxy S4 Active, Samsung’s always followed its flagship Galaxy S smartphones with a tougher Active version. Last year’s Galaxy S6 Active was the toughest phone yet….

Google app’s new feature is a win for hypochondriacs

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Googling your symptoms may not be such a bad idea after all.

The search giant is updating its apps to make it easier to find information about health conditions when you search for specific symptoms.

With the update, which is limited to searches on Google’s iOS and Android app, searches for specific symptoms will surface related conditions in cards at the top of the search results (much like other search…

Android N to be called Namey McNameface, Google jokingly confirms

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The next major version of Android, Android N, still doesn’t have a name, but (based on all previous versions’ names) we know the “N” will stand for some sort of sweet treat, right?

Not so fast. In the latest developer preview version of Android N, released Wednesday, an Easter egg implies the Android naming scheme is about to take a dramatic turn. Android Authority noticed

Android N to be called Namey McNameface, Google jokingly confirms

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The next major version of Android, Android N, still doesn’t have a name, but (based on all previous versions’ names) we know the “N” will stand for some sort of sweet treat, right?

Not so fast. In the latest developer preview version of Android N, released Wednesday, an Easter egg implies the Android naming scheme is about to take a dramatic turn. Android Authority noticed

Twitter rolls out Periscope button to all users

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In May, Twitter started testing a dedicated Periscope button with a small percentage of Android users (a small group of iOS users got it in early June).

To beat SMS, Facebook Messenger eats SMS

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