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New Supreme Court ruling should make it harder for patent trolls

A new Supreme Court ruling that limits the freedom of patent trolls to essentially "choose their court" when launching frivolous lawsuits will make it harder for these types of corporations to go after legitimate innovators.

LeEco will lay off over 85% of its US workforce

After its executive reshuffle, it looks like LeEco will be laying off over 85% of its US workforce. The company employs about 500 people in the US and sources say that only about 60 people will be left after the restructuring.

Popular search phrases have been added to Gboard in Assistant

Google has added typing support to Google Assistant and in a new update, it has created a new suggestion row with several popular phrases to make finding basic information like temperature much quicker.

Hacking group finds a way to trick the Galaxy S8′s iris scanner

The Chaos Computer Club has used a printed infrared image of the human eye in order to trick the Galaxy S8+ iris scanner into thinking it was looking at the eye of the registered owner.

Huawei Nova 2 teaser reveals Obsidian Black color

The Huawei Nova 2 appears to come in Obsidian Black alongside the already revealed blue, green, and pink variants.

Huawei unveils new affordable handset, the Honor 6A

Huawei has taken the wraps off the Honor 6A, which is a new budget metal phone featuring Nougat and great battery life. The device will start at around $115 USD and pre-orders open May 25.

OnePlus 5 teaser reveals four color variants

OnePlus is teasing the colors of its upcoming OnePlus 5 phone, including an interesting color option that's been dubbed unicorn.

Meizu M5c is all about color and camera

Meizu has announced a new midrange device, the Meizu M5c. It's available in five colors including black, gold, red, blue, and pink. The device features a 5" 720p display, a 1.3GHz processor and 2GB of RAM.

Samsung Pay headed to Gear S2 and Gear S3 in the UK

Samsung has announced it has partnered with American Express, HSBC and Nationwide for the rollout of its mobile payment service in the UK.

Nokia and Apple end patent fight

Nokia sued Apple for declining to license patents related to several technologies it developed for the iPhone and iPad. The company had withheld offers on 32 patents that covered a variety of tech. However, a new agreement has been struck that will see Nokia providing "network infrastructure products and services" to Apple, while Apple will...

Google's AlphaGo AI defeats world's best Go player

Google's AlphaGo AI has defeated Ke Jie, the world's number one go player. The defeat is the first game in a three-part match.

Samsung Galaxy Wide 2 launched in Korea with 2GB RAM and a 3,300mAh battery

Samsung released the Galaxy Wide 2 in South Korea today, which may be known as the Galaxy J7 2017 outside Korea. The device is priced at 297,000 Korean won and will be available for around KRW 100,000 on some carriers.

Verizon releases Moto Z / Moto Z Force Droid Edition May security patch

Verizon has released the May security update for the Moto Z and Moto Z Force Droid on its network. The update is software version number NCL25.86-11.4.

Galaxy S8+ battery life with two SIM cards is great

SamMobile has published a short opinion piece outlining how good the battery life of the Galaxy S8+ is compared to the Galaxy S7 Edge when using two SIM cards. In short, the device performs better than its successor.

Twitter testing new rounded interface

A new update to the Twitter Android app is appearing for some, showcasing a new rounded interface.

ASUS ZenUI launcher is second third-party OEM to integrate Google Now

The ASUS ZenUI launcher has become the second third-party OEM launcher to support Google Now on the left panel. The first was Sony with the Xperia launcher last year in June.

Google officially launches Android Pay in Russia

Google has just announced that Android Pay is now being launched in Russia. The service is available at 15 banks and thousands of organizations are supported at launch

Review of the Annke HD 1080p asks if the IP camera is worth it

Phandroid just published their review of a 1080p IP camera from Annke. While it won't beat the Nest cam in overall features, they felt the $100 price tag allowed it to offer a variety of features at an affordable price.

Cheat sheet gives some basic keycodes to use when customizing your navigation bar

With Android O, you can add a custom button to the navigation bar without having root access. There's a cheat sheet for developers who want to learn about Android keycodes that you can use when adding a button to the nav bar.

Verizon partners with Ericsson to test some prototype 5G technology

Wireless carriers are getting closer to 5G lately as many have started doing tests in the field. For Verizon, this consisted of teaming up with Ericsson to test a 5G antenna that was mounted to a race car.

DEAL: You can get the BLU Pure XR for $180 at B&H right now

B&H Photo has discounted the BLU Pure XR by $120, bringing the price down to just $180 while supplies last.

Some are seeing a video calling option in the Google Phone app

Someone on Reddit was talking to a friend recently and noticed there was a video call button on the screen. A few others on Reddit corroborate this feature as they've seen it on their phone too.

DEAL: If you buy 2 Amazon Echos at Best Buy, they'll knock $80 off the price

Best Buy has a promotion going on right now where you can save $80 if you buy two Amazon Echos from them.

The Sony Xperia XZ Premium Dual has a dedicated microSD slot

Some dual SIM slot smartphones these days combine the microSD card slot with the SIM tray but this isn't how the Xperia XZ Premium Dual is. Instead, it has it's own dual SIM try with a microSD card slot right next to it.

DEAL: You can get the 20,000mAh Anker PowerCore II battery pack for $34 with coupon

Anker is known for their well-made smartphone accessories and typically sell the PowerCore II 20000 for $90. It's currently marked down to $44, but you can get another $10 off if you use the coupon code LIPO3399 at checkout.