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HTC One's U.S. smartphone launch delayed until 'end of April'

HTC announced Friday that its well-received HTC One smartphone won't go on sale in the U.S. until sometime "before the end of April," according to an emailed statement.

'NotCompatible' Android malware showing rise in activity

The malware is essentially a simple network proxy, which pretends to be a system update in order to get unwitting users to install it.


MIT panel ponders whether future networks can keep up

A panel discussion held at MIT this week hailed major advances in networking technology, but warned that the challenges facing the world's information infrastructure are severe.

Android phone blasts into space aboard satellite

A 2010-vintage HTC Nexus One is the brains of a satellite launched into orbit Monday by the Indian Space Research Organization, dubbed STRaND-1.

Android outselling Apple iOS in America, new report says

A new report from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech says that Android devices as a group outsold the iPhone in the U.S. during the three months ending January 2013, with their share of total sales rising to nearly 50%.


Intel shrinks its SSDs, aims for tablets, smartphones

Intel's new Solid-State Drive 525 packs performance identical to a standard 2.5-inch SSD into a device one eighth of the size, the company announced.

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Samsung gains on Apple as the dominant mobile device maker

Continued sales gains in the last three months of 2012 have propelled Samsung to within 10% of Apple's smartphone market share, according to the latest research from the NPD Group.

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.