Samsung Galaxy S7 review: The phone to beat in 2016

samsung_galaxy_s7_display_on_talk_android_TAThe Galaxy S7 is Samsung’s stab at a 2016 flagship, following the very well received Galaxy S6. It’s facing some incredibly stiff competition again this year, with LG’s module-driven G5 and HTC’s polished-to-perfection HTC 10, but Samsung has always held up against most other companies in the market. It’s taking a safe approach with the Galaxy S7 by building off of the successful aspects of the Galaxy S6 instead of a radical redesign like we’re used to seeing.

So how well does the Galaxy S7 hold up?

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Xiaomi’s monster-sized Mi Max is official with 6.44-inch Full HD display and a 4,850mAh battery

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Xiaomi teased the Mi Max a few days ago, and now the massive handset is official. Boasting a whopping 6.44-inch display and a Snapdragon 650/652 processor, Xiaomi’s metal bodied Mi Max will be available with a price tag starting from 1499 Yuan ($230), depending which variant you choose. Join us after the break for the rest of the specifications. Read more

Google wants to help put local news sources on the front page

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Google announced today that they are adding a new “Local Source” tag to their Google News platform to help readers around the globe identify news sources that may be especially close to a news subject. Often these local news sources can provide additional context and perspective. A problem can rise up though when a local story goes viral and national publishers end up drowning out the local sources. Read more