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Intel bringing 'Yolo' smartphone to untapped foreign markets

Since last year, Intel has been working to bolster its presence in the mobile market.

Air Force software turns warplanes into wireless routers in the sky

A software upgrade called Net-T effectively turns U.S. military aircraft into giant airborne wireless routers, allowing ground forces to share information with each other and with their allies overhead.

Samsung Galaxy S IV details and hints continue to seep out

Here's what we know (or think we know) about the unannounced Samsung Galaxy S IV, the next generation of the highly anticipated Android flagship.

Google Plus bolsters photo, Hangout features

Google Plus got a grand total of 24 new features in an update released today, along with new mobile app versions for both Android and iOS devices.


Tablet sales jump, pushed by the iPad mini and Android devices

The latest predictions from researcher IDC show a continuing increase in tablet sales from the end of 2012 all the way through 2016.

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Stallman slams Ubuntu, calls Amazon integration 'spyware'

The activist and free software guru hammered Ubuntu 12.10 'Quantal Quetzal' for its integrated Amazon search results.

Google Play now lets businesses host their own app stores

Now companies with their own in-house Android applications can distribute them internally via the new Private Channel feature of the Play Store.


Mobile browser vulnerability lets hackers steal cloud computing time

A novel technique based on MapReduce could let hackers hijack computing resources used by cloud-based mobile browsers and use them anonymously, according to security researchers from North Carolina State University and the University of Oregon.

Believe it or not, the smartphone is 20 years old

The breakneck pace of change in the smartphone world is well known: Since the iPhone catalyzed popular demand in 2007, development has been moving faster and faster, to the point where devices are out of date mere months after their release. However, this wasn't always the case. In fact, according to some estimates, the smartphone is actually all of 20 years old, as of last Friday.

Report: Cloud botnets, search poisoning, mobile attacks are top security issues in 2013

Researchers from the Georgia Tech Information Security Center today released their official 2013 cyberthreats forecast, detailing what they say will be the most serious computer security issues in the coming year.

Android market share spikes to more than 72 percent in third quarter, Gartner says

Smartphone and tablet buyers snapped up Android products five times more often than they chose Apple iOS devices during the third quarter, according to a new study from Gartner Research.


Researcher uncovers Android SMS phishing vulnerability

A researcher at North Carolina State University has uncovered a vulnerability that could be exploited to send deceptive text messages from some Android devices, as part of a phishing scheme.

Torvalds on laptops: Make higher-def resolution standard

The outspoken creator of Linux, Linus Torvalds, called for laptop makers to follow the tablet world's lead in using the highest-resolution displays possible on mobile devices, in a post on Google Plus.

Raspberry Pi display drivers go fully open-source

The Raspberry Pi Foundation announced Wednesday that the Broadcom display hardware used in its flagship Raspberry Pi system board is now the first ARM-based system-on-a-chip to use open-source drivers provided entirely by the vendor.

Researchers say some Android apps have serious SSL vulnerabilities

A team of researchers from two German universities has released a study asserting that many of the most popular free apps available through the Google Play store may be vulnerable to man-in-the-middle attacks -- seriously threatening user privacy.