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Tech Fix: Google Pixel Review: Assessing the New Smartphone

Google said that it had optimized Pixel to be speedy, with real-world applications that consumers could perceive, like making the touch screen feel very responsive. It also said that it would improve its virtual assistant over time and that photos ...

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Google Introduces the Pixel, Its Own Smartphone

Photo Google presented an array of new products, including the Pixel smartphone, in San Francisco on Tuesday. Credit Beck Diefenbach/Reuters SAN FRANCISCO — For all the bells and whistles of Google’s new smartphone, the biggest point of emphasis is tucked ...

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Alphabet Ends Effort to Create Modular Smartphone

Photo A Google Chromecast among Nexus phones in San Francisco. The idea of a customizable phone proved difficult to move beyond prototypes. Credit Justin Sullivan/Getty Images SAN FRANCISCO — Alphabet, the parent company of Google, is dropping plans to create ...

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How Spy Tech Firms Let Governments See Everything on a Smartphone

“There’s no check on this,” said Bill Marczak, a senior fellow at the Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs. “Once NSO’s systems are sold, governments can essentially use them however they want. NSO can ...

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New Weapon in Day Laborers’ Fight Against Wage Theft: A Smartphone App

Photo Day laborers waiting for employers at 69th Street and Roosevelt Avenue in Queens. Credit Danny Ghitis for The New York Times Just past sunrise on 69th Street, near the No. 7 subway station in Jackson Heights, Queens, men in ...

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Tech Fix: Tips and Myths About Extending Smartphone Battery Life

Photo Credit Minh Uong/The New York Times Ashlei Temeña’s family trip to Disneyland last Thanksgiving break turned into a nightmare when her smartphone battery hit empty. Ms. Temeña, a San Francisco support technician, had gotten separated from her family and ...

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App Smart: Filters That Add a Dash of Dazzle to Smartphone Photos

Photo The Colorburn app, $ 1 on iOS, includes more than 1,000 filters and effects. When I learned about photography years ago, one of my favorite tricks with the camera was to use a filter — perhaps a color gel ...

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As More Pay by Smartphone, Banks Scramble to Keep Up

Photo For young Americans, most relationships with the financial system are electronic. Credit Monica Almeida/The New York Times Ryan Craine hates carrying cash and finds writing checks to be a headache. He doesn’t do much of either anymore — he ...

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Well: Five Ways Your Smartphone Can Help Your Health

Photo Credit Tucker Nichols Wired Well A special report on personal technology for health, family and fitness. A doctor friend once told me the best thing I could do for my health was to turn off my cellphone. But that ...

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BlackBerry to Sell Android-Based Smartphone

Photo John S. Chen, BlackBerry’s chief executive, wants the company to be more focused on selling software than phones. Credit Brendan Mcdermid/Reuters OTTAWA — BlackBerry said on Friday that it would offer a smartphone based on Google’s Android operating system ...

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