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What Happens Behind The Scenes When You Buy Things With Your Phone

You’ve decided to buy a new pair of shoes, and you’re going to pay for them by tapping your smartphone against the checkout stand. It’s just like using your credit card — except that it isn’t. Here’s what’s really happening to the money on your phone, when you spend it and when you are just carrying it around.


Hope You Weren't Expecting A Single Version Of Windows 10

Microsoft announced Windows 10 as one big, free operating system that ran on everything: tablets, phones, PCs, televisions, game consoles and more. The fine print betrayed that marketing line though: it would only be a free upgrade for non-enterprise customers, which meant there would still be Home, Pro and Enterprise versions of Windows 10. Now it’s official.


Microsoft Just Nonchalantly Showed Us The Single-Device UI Of The Future

Phones are getting bigger. Computers, smaller. And, according to Microsoft, soon there won’t be any difference in their software at all. It’s a more radical vision than you’d think.


Samsung Galaxy S6 Review: Not The Next Big Thing, Just A Fantastic Phone

Remember the good old Samsung Galaxy S III? It was a fantastic little trooper, but we’ve come a long way since plastic phones were king. iPhones and Nexii and Motorolas and HTCs have been pushing the limits of style and substance, and now the Galaxy S6 is finally, finally catching up with them. It’s stylish, it’s solid. It’s the whole package.


The Best Smartphone Camera: Samsung Galaxy S6 Edition

With spring comes the launch of another Samsung Galaxy phone. The S6 and S6 Edge are on their way into the hands of the masses, so we thought we would fire up the cameras and see how the newbies fare against tried and true competitors for the title of best smartphone camera.


I Can't Stop Using This Crappy App That I Hate

That goddamn app. Even though it’s ugly and incomprehensible and barfs useless notifications at me, I keep using it. When I touch its stupid icon on my screen, it’s a hate tap. It’s a finger cringe. But I can’t quit!


What Was Your First Smartphone?

Smartphones were once a boutique item, but now they’re essential. Still, we all remember a time before smartphones — at least, the time before we got our first one. How old were you when you got your first, and what year was it?


The Best Of Mobile World Congress 2015

Mobile World Congress, the big annual tech show that goes down in Barcelona every year, is now coming to a close. There were a few really big hits this year — a new flagship Samsung phone and Valve’s VR headset! — plus a few, lower-profile but still awesome announcements. Here’s the best of MWC 2015.


Blackphone 2: Beat Australia's Data Retention Laws With This Super-Secure Smartphone

“While the rest of the market is going one way, with selfie sticks and curved screens, we’re going down another, to the heart of problems, sticking with privacy and security,” said Silent Circle’s Mike Janke at the launch of the company’s new secure smartphone, the Blackphone 2. And he’s not kidding — though no frills in design, it’s kitted out with some serious security features. It’s the phone that promises to help you beat the Australian Government’s data retention scheme.


LG Is Bringing Curved Screens To Its Cheaper Phones, Because Why Not

That curve on LG Flex’s screen might seem like a total gimmick, even if it’s pretty rad. As far as LG’s concerned though, it’s the next big thing for all phones How so? They are bringing curved screen to their mid-range phones and they plan to keep doing so in the future.


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