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Reality-checking HTC Vive and SteamVR: 4 crucial questions for the virtual reality headset

The Vive headset marks HTC and Valve's first foray into virtual reality. Can it compete with Oculus Rift and Samsung's GearVR? The devil's in the details.

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Jolla, SSH outline plans to build a secure OS for smartphones and tablets

A new version of Jolla's Sailfish OS is getting locked down with the help of SSH.

Intel announces Atom X3 SoFIA, its new best hope for smartphone relevance

At Mobile World Congress, Intel unwraps details on its Atom chips—the X3, X5, and X7—which will appear in mobile devices later this year.

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Confirmed: Google plans its own U.S. mobile service

But Google's Sundar Pichai says it doesn't intend to become a full-service cellular carrier, instead likening the service to its Nexus mobile devices.

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Cut the cord and leave cable TV behind

Don't be afraid to get rid of your cable. Streaming and download services will ensure that you don't miss any of your favorite shows or movies.

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HTC's US President tells us why HTC Vive will be better than Oculus Rift (video)

HTC promises that just because it's partnering up with Valve for this one device doesn't mean it's leaving Android behind.

Microsoft's Lumia 640XL is a Windows Phone phablet for the rest of us

The Lumia 640XL is big, but it has a comparatively small price tag.

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Silent Circle's privacy-focused Blackphone 2, Blackphone+ tablet target businesses

Alongside the Blackphone 2 secure smartphone and a tablet, the company is introducing a new enterprise conference-calling service

The Internet of Things and the currency of privacy

Getting ready to check the "agree" box on that User Agreement? Read this first.

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Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 will pack a silicon brain with cognitive computing abilities

The Snapdragon 820 chips will be for premium mobile devices, and test units will ship in the second half

Alcatel-Lucent's 'Wi-Fi boost' uses both Wi-Fi and cellular data for super-fast speeds

The company says it can tie the networks together using only software

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Microsoft announces the Lumia 640XL, a poor man's Lumia 1520 phablet

Microsoft's midrange phone strategy continues at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The Lumia 640XL resembles the Lumia 1520, but it dials back the specs a bit.

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ZTE's Grand S3 smartphone scans eyes for authentication

The biometric technology is used for access to the phone, but will be expanded to include apps, the company said.

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Fujitsu demos iris scanner that unlocks smartphones

A prototype smartphone can be unlocked in less than a second with just a glance.

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How a Blu-ray disc could install malware on your computer

A video will start playing, but something strange could be happening as well.

Fujitsu's new way to unlock your phone

If you hate having to punch in a number or scan your finger when using your phone, now you can unlock it with just a glance.

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Sony's pixel-packed Xperia Z4 Tablet aims for mobile entertainment dominance

Sony's svelte, high-resolution Xperia Z4 Tablet is packed with features designed to make it the go-to slate for jamming tunes, watching videos, and even playing PlayStation games.