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GIVEAWAY: Best Smart Thermostats of 2016

Smart thermostats allow you to control the temperature of your home from your phone, save energy, and create cool recipes and actions with the internet. And when you get more home automation devices the smart thermostat can be used as the central hub.

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Android Phones with the Best Battery Life [December 2016]

Phones are launching with better battery life each and every day, whether that’s due to physically bigger batteries or simply better software optimization. In any case, we’ve gone and ranked those which are proven to last the longest.

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Google Now feed gets split into two with latest update

Google is cleaning up the flow of information in the Google app. Instead of all your news, updates, personal information, etc sitting in a long list of cards, they are now split off into 2 lists.

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HTC One M9 gets Nougat update today

Christmas is a bit early for HTC One M9 owners. The handset is getting Android 7.0 Nougat today, with HTC’s USA Twitter account signaling the start of the rollout

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Samsung Gear S3 update improves GPS performance

The Samsung Gear S3 is getting a new upgrade today. A 14MB file is headed for the smartwatch, with its main benefit being directed toward those who use the watch’s GPS.

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How to track your family’s location with Life360

If you’re looking for an easy solution to track your kids’ or entire family’s location, Life360 may be the perfect app for you. It’ll give you current and historic location information for the devices you set up and can even send alerts when certain devices arrive and leave specific locations.

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Huawei Mate 9 video review

Our video review of the Huawei Mate 9 is here! It may not be as appealing as the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge, but it’s still one of the best smartphones of 2016.

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40+ Apps for new Android users

We are hot on the tails of the release of several big-name Android flagship phones. These devices will carry the torch for their respective companies for most of this year. Whenever a new crop of devices gets launched a flood of new users enter the Android world. One of the first things new users will do is search the Google Play Store for apps to download.

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How to use Instagram Stories [GUIDE]

Yesterday, Instagram began rolling out a new feature called Stories. Once you get past the fact that it’s essentially a Snapchat clone, it’s actually quite fun. Here’s our complete guide on how it works.

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GIVEAWAY: Best Smart TVs of 2016

In the market for a new TV this holiday season? Here’s a quick look at some of the best TVs released in 2016 covering the spectrum from the best money can buy to more budget-conscious options.