Take a look at the next Galaxy Note shown in glorious high-res renders

The follow-up to the Galaxy Note 5, America’s most loved phone, is coming.

There is a lot of confusion regarding both its name and the various potential shapes it is to come to the market with, but reliable leaker Steve Hemmerstoffer is continuously cluing us in, this time with new high-resolution images…

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Samsung issues Q1 2016 guidance, expects to beat estimates with $5.7 billion in profit

Samsung today has announced its earnings guidance for the first quarter of 2016. The company says that it will likely beat expectations with an operating income of .7 billion (6.6 trillion won), versus analyst expectations of 4.43 trillion won. The company reported strong results thanks to the release earlier release of the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. Samsung traditionally releases its new flagship devices in April, but this year released them in May.

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How to use Chrome Remote Desktop to help friends and family with new devices

If you’re anything like me, you spend basically all of your time on “holiday” not with family enjoying a nice cup of cocoa, but rather fixing and setting up all their devices. This can be annoying itself, but when you go back home, it can be even more of a pain helping out remotely without being able to see what they see. One app from Google that can help in this situation — it’s been available for Chrome and Chrome OS for a while now — is Chrome Remote Desktop.

Here’s how to use Chrome Remote Desktop to gain remote access to your loved ones’ computers from afar, and help them with those pesky problems…

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PSA: Google offering free Hangouts calls to Turkey in the wake of airport bombing

As is often the case with tragic events such as these, Google is now providing free calls via Hangouts, Hangouts Dialer, and Google Voice to Turkey. The company has also begun pushing out Google Now cards for people in Turkey with links to emergency resources, and is also providing emergency information in search for those in Istanbul.

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Alphabet reportedly selling Terra Bella satellite division, forgoing lucrative live imagery business

Acquired in 2014 and rebranded just last year, Alphabet is reportedly selling off its Terra Bella satellite company (via Bloomberg). Originally aimed at providing up-to-date imagery for disaster relief and later internet service, Alphabet continues to trim down its financially costly projects.

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Android Basics: How to stop your phone from automatically adding icons to the home screen

When you are setting up a new Android phone, the Google Play Store on some devices has a setting enabled that will automatically add icons for all newly installed applications to your home screen. This can be a nuisance when you are installing all of your favorite apps at once but, thankfully, it’s easy to disable…

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Moto X4 specs: 1080p 5.2-inch display, IP68 water and dust resistant, more

Motorola has officially unveiled the Moto X4, bring the X line back from the dead. Just like this year’s Moto Z2 Force, the X4 features a dual camera setup. The biggest difference is the fact that the second lens on the X4 will be used to take wide-angle photos. The midrange handset has also been updated with a new refreshed design that is highlighted by the all-glass build…
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Google Timelapse shows how any location on Earth has changed over the past 32 years

Launched in 2013, Timelapse is a global, zoomable map built on top of the Google Earth Engine that allows you to explore how a location has changed from 1984 to 2016. A huge update today adds petabytes of new data and an additional four years of imagery that makes for sharpest historical view of Earth ever.

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Xiaomi preinstalling Office & Skype on all devices as it enters patent deal w/ Microsoft

Microsoft and Xiaomi have announced today what they are calling the start of a long-term partnership. As part of the agreement, Microsoft is selling about 1,500 of its patents to Xiaomi, while the deal also includes a cross-licensing arrangement for other patents. Additionally, Xiaomi has agreed to preinstall Microsoft Office and Skype on its Android devices.

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Google’s LG-made Android Wear 2.0 watches are the ‘Watch Sport’ and ‘Watch Style’

Google confirmed last month that it would be launching two new Android Wear watches in early 2017, and now we’re getting our best look yet at what they’re actually going to look like on paper. A new report out of the usually-reliable Evan Blass (via VentureBeat) says that both devices will be LG-made and will be dubbed “LG Watch Sport” and “LG Watch Style”, as well as details each of the devices’ specifications…

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