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Fake heads and robot probes: testing smartphones prior to launch

On the shelves of a laboratory near San Francisco sit tanks and tanks of mysterious looking liquids. It's the Silicon Valley offices of UL, a product testing organization previously known as Underwriters Laboratory, and these liquids play an important part in smartphone safety.

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Samsung taps DOD tech veteran to head enterprise push

Samsung Electronics has appointed the former CIO of the Department of Defense to help a global push to expand its mobile enterprise business.

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Apple said to be targeting a stake in Toshiba's memory chip business

Apple is the latest company to be linked with a possible bid for or an investment in Toshiba's sizable computer memory business, which is up for sale.

Android gotchas: Fast fixes for 6 common issues

Android gotchas: Fast fixes for 6 common problems

Solve some of the most common Android issues with this easy-to-follow troubleshooting guide.

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Samsung sees strong demand for Galaxy S8 despite Note7 fiasco

Samsung is seeing strong demand for its Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones, suggesting that consumers may be looking beyond the company’s debacle with the Note7.

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Fear not, early adopters: The Galaxy S8 might not be running Android 7.0 for very long

While it will be shipping with Android 7.0, there are signs that Samsung is looking to update the Galaxy S8 to Nougat 7.1 as quickly as possible.

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Apple is developing its own power management chips, says analyst

Apple could be developing its own power management chips, according to a report from German private bank Bankhaus Lampe. The release of the report led to a sharp drop in the shares of Dialog Semiconductors, the current supplier of these chips to the iPhone maker.

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Samsung's profit soars after recovery from Note7 debacle

The costly Galaxy Note7 debacle, which led to the recall of about 3 million smartphones because of overheating batteries, seems to be behind Samsung Electronics, with the company forecasting a 48 percent growth in operating profit in the first quarter.

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Galaxy S8+ gets high marks in battery test, but that might not tell the whole story

Phone Arena benchmarked the battery in the Galaxy S8+ and found that it got 8 hours, better than any other Android phone and even besting the iPhone 7. But Samsung's default settings limit the display's full potential.

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What users could expect from Apple's homegrown GPUs for iPhones, iPads

Apple has one big reason to move to a homegrown GPU: it wants full control over the hardware and software in its devices.

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Apple's building its own graphics processor for the iPhone, dropping Imagination GPUs

Apple will soon stop using intellectual property from Imagination Technologies Group for its iPhone and other devices, as it is working on a separate, independent graphics design for its products.

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Samsung reboots its smart home, IoT strategy with the Galaxy S8

Samsung has a portfolio of devices and appliances that would make Apple envious. But unlike Apple, Samsung devices don't work well together.

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5 things the Samsung Galaxy S8's Bixby artificial intelligence service will do

Could artificial intelligence make devices easier to use? According to Samsung, it sure can, and that's what it the company out to prove with its Bixby AI service.

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What's in Samsung's Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones?

Samsung's new Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones look beautiful, and are loaded with new features that could make an upgrade worthwhile.

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones

What's in Samsung's Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones?

Samsung's new Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones look beautiful, and are loaded with new features that could make an upgrade worthwhile.