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Everything New In Android 7.0 Nougat, Explained

Google’s latest version of Android, 7.0 Nougat, launches today around the world. It has some pretty significant upgrades behind the scenes, including a doze mode that should improve your phone’s battery life measurably, but there’s a lot going on with everything from the notifications menu to the way you separate your personal and work apps — so here’s a full list of the changes.


Samsung Galaxy Note7: Australian Review

Samsung’s newest phone is its best phone ever. But that’s no surprise — we’ve said that about every flagship Samsung release for the last couple of years. No, what’s interesting is why the new Galaxy Note7 stands out from the crowd — and it’s not because of its world-first iris-scanning biometric unlocking.


Samsung Galaxy Note 7: The Gizmodo Review

You’ve probably seen something like the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 before. Its screen is huge, the camera takes ridiculously sharp photos, and it has a dorky little stylus that pops out of the phone’s bottom. Since it was first released, the Note has become a staple for people who need (or want) a gigantic phone. But as I’ve found over the last week, the Note has evolved into a phone that almost anyone can love.


This Smartphone Sensor Lets You Peer Right Through Walls

You may never again have use for that stud sensor buried in your kitchen’s utility drawer. A new sensor for Android smartphones called the WalabotDIY promises to let your device peer right through walls, revealing everything from pipes, to wiring, to even unwanted pests hiding between rooms.


The 2016 Nexus: Everything We Think We Know About Google's Next Phones

While there are dozens of phones which run their own flavour of Android operating system, Nexus phones are the purest expressions of Google’s ideas. Google is preparing to launch a pair of new Nexus phones this spring, and thanks to rumours and leaks we’ve already got a good idea of what they will look like.



Brave Man Gives Up Phone, Wants To Borrow Yours

Ugh. Technology can be stressful, am I right? Even though we’re living in the age of convenience (“internet of things,” et cetera, et cetera) some people want to get analogue and abandon their smartphones. I’m totally OK with that! (Depending on my mood, I might even be a little jealous.) But much like “Why I’m Leaving New York” essays, we seldom need to hear your take on why life is so much better without the luxuries of tech. And yet here we are, with an article courtesy of the BBC, about brave men like tech entrepreneur Steve Hilton and comedian Ari Shaffir’s decision to give up dat iPhone life.


4 Ways To Get Better Audio From Your Smartphone

Among the many portable gadgets that the smartphone has killed off — digital camera, PDA, sat nav — is the MP3 player. Phones are now very competent jukeboxes with some great apps, but are you putting up with an average-quality listening experience when you don’t need to? Here are four ways to change that.


Kogan Agora 6 Plus: Australian Review

Known for its low-priced, no-frills smartphones, Australian retailer Kogan last week released its first “high-end” phone, a machine that shares many bullet points with market-leading Android handsets but is sold at roughly a third of the price.


Finger-Guiding Invisible Screen Protector Is The Best Way To Cheat At Pokemon GO

Now that Niantic has taken a lot of the fun out of Pokemon GO, you have even fewer reasons to feel guilty about finding out-of-the-box ways to improve your game play (translation: Cheating). A clunky 3D-printed smartphone case is one solution, but a finger-guiding invisible screen protector is a much better way to go.


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