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Social media has replaced book reading for teens, research shows

Social media has replaced book reading for teens, research shows

Girls reported visiting social media sites more often than boys, while boys reported spending more time on video games.

  • by Hannah Natanson

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Alcatel 1C review: an $89 smartphone with (some) flagship features

Alcatel 1C review: an $89 smartphone with (some) flagship features

With its tall 18:9 display and fingerprint scanner, the Alcatel 1C from TCL offers a few features normally reserved for pricier handsets, all for under $100.

  • by Krishan Sharma
Smartphone season is upon us, but consumers don't seem excited

Smartphone season is upon us, but consumers don't seem excited

In a recent survey asking what the most anticipated smartphone launch of the year was, 'None' came in third.

  • by Hayley Tsukayama
Five things you should know about Samsung’s Galaxy Note9
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Analysis

Five things you should know about Samsung’s Galaxy Note9

Amid the flashing lights, rockstar introductions and anticipation of new tech, Samsung packed a lot into one launch at the Barclays Centre in Brooklyn.

  • by Nicole Precel
Scientists find how blue light from digital devices speeds up blindness
USA

Scientists find how blue light from digital devices speeds up blindness

Being exposed to blue light causes a chain of reactions that leads to toxic chemical molecules being created in the eyes' photoreceptor cells US researchers say.

  • by Nilima Marshall
Samsung's Galaxy Note9 packs huge storage, bigger battery, better S Pen
Samsung

Samsung's Galaxy Note9 packs huge storage, bigger battery, better S Pen

Samsung has announced its new plus-sized phone, alongside a new watch and smart speaker, partnerships with Spotify and Fortnite.

  • by Nicole Precel
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Android P officially Android 9 Pie, available now for Google phones
Android

Android P officially Android 9 Pie, available now for Google phones

New software brings gesture-based navigation controls, new AI-powered features and more to Android phones.

  • by Tim Biggs
Huawei overtakes Apple as second biggest phone seller in last quarter
Apple

Huawei overtakes Apple as second biggest phone seller in last quarter

Chinese company sold around ten million more units globally than Apple in the June quarter, despite being locked out of US market and facing bans in Australia.

I used Apple’s new controls to limit a teenager’s iPhone time
Apple

I used Apple’s new controls to limit a teenager’s iPhone time

Apple’s new parental controls cut a teenager’s iPhone use in half. It wasn’t as effective on me.

  • by Brian X Chen
LG G7 ThinQ review: solid all-rounder does lots of little things right

LG G7 ThinQ review: solid all-rounder does lots of little things right

Its advertised AI chops may be iffy, but LG's latest also packs the sturdiest design, brightest screen and loudest sound you'll find. Plus a headphone jack!

  • by Tim Biggs
Battle of the mid-range phones: why Nokia is the new Motorola
Nokia

Battle of the mid-range phones: why Nokia is the new Motorola

Though Motorola's latest $400 smartphone still packs a lot of value, the Nokia 6 is easily the new inexpensive phone to recommend.

  • by Peter Wells