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Samsung Galaxy S8 Active

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active Smartphone Available at AT&T on Aug. 11

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The ruggedized handset is the fifth generation of Samsung's shock-, shatter-, water- and dust-resistant Galaxy Active series phones.
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Samsung Galaxy S8 Active Designed to Resist Rough Handling SLIDESHOW

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The Samsung Galaxy S8 Active, introduced Aug. 7, is basically a big-screen Galaxy S8 strengthened to withstand more than the usual drops and shocks or even the occasional soaking.
Samsung Note7

What Samsung Must Do Right With Upcoming Galaxy Note 8 Smartphone

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NEWS ANALYSIS: When the new Note 8 is unveiled later this month as expected, it will supersede the troubled Note7 smartphone from 2016.
Qualcomm

Activist Investor Pushes Qualcomm to Up Its $38B NXP Bid

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Hedge fund Elliott Management has a 6 percent stake in NXP and calls the semiconductor maker's shares significantly undervalued.
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A Look Inside Apple's Surprising Third-Quarter Earnings Report SLIDESHOW

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There has been a lot of hand-wringing about weak iPhone and iPad sales after Apple's second-quarter earnings report in May. But Apple's earnings rebounded strongly in its third fiscal quarter. Here is a look at what drove Apple's earnings.
Google Play Search

Google Tweaks Play Store Search to Reward Android App Quality

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Google Play Store search will deprecate applications that chew up battery life, take too long to load or crash frequently.
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Privacy Concerns About BLU Handsets Prompt Temporary Amazon Sales Ban SLIDESHOW

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Amazon temporarily suspended sales of BLU Products' smartphones after security researchers found the handsets included an application that was transmitting data to China. BLU is denying responsibility for the app.
Amazon Echo Cyber-Spy

Your New Virtual Assistant Can Be Turned Into a Spy in Residence

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NEWS ANALYSIS: The first reports of the Amazon Echo and its ability to act as a stealthy listening device don’t seem alarming, but you need to think again.
Skype PayPal Payments

Microsoft, PayPal Partner for Mobile Peer-to-Peer Payments on Skype

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Microsoft and PayPal add a new Send Money feature to the Skype mobile app on iOS and Android, enabling direct payments between users.
Surface Pro

Microsoft Now Offering Surface Laptops on 24-Month Payment Plans

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The Surface machines, which can be used as tablets or laptops, can be purchased at Microsoft stores or at Microsoft.com.
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Lenovo Takes Another Shot at Budget Handset Market With Moto E4 Plus SLIDESHOW

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The Moto E4 Plus Android smartphone is Lenovo's latest effort to build a market niche by appealing to budget-conscious buyers with handsets that deliver a decent range of features at affordable prices.
Google Nearby Connections API

Google Releases API for Offline Peer-To-Peer Android Communications

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The Nearby Connections API has multiple use cases including in academic, gaming and office environments, according to Google.

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