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Second federal 'kill-switch' bill introduced targeting smartphone theft

The bill in the House of Representatives follows similar proposals in the Senate and the California State Assembly.

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BlackBerry's enterprise chief talks BES12

The software will end the 'fragmented experience' of BES10, he said

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Sub-$200 BlackBerry phone coming in April from Foxconn

The phone will be released first in Indonesia and later in other markets in Asia; an LTE version is planned for the rest of the world.

BlackBerry CEO says company is here to compete, regain lost ground

John Chen announces a new version of BES, free licenses for customers switching, and new pricing.

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In an emergency? This battery-powered phone could bail you out

The SpareOne is an $80 phone that runs on a AA battery; it's designed as a backup in case your regular smartphone isn't charged. We take a closer look in this video report from Mobile World Congress.

on techhive.com

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Encrypted Android phone is only the beginning for Blackphone and Silent Circle

Leaks from the former contractor have raised awareness of privacy and users are reacting, says company executives

US carriers said to have rejected 'kill switch' technology last year

Carriers rejected a technology last year that supporters say would have dramatically cut the number of smartphone theft.

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Ford unveils new Focus, packed with parking tech

The car will help you park no matter the space and comes with a new version of Sync and safety tech for young drivers.

on techhive.com

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Windows Phone to get long-awaited enterprise update

The update brings a lot of new security options to enterprise users and will be here soon, Microsoft said

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Mediation fails to bridge Apple and Samsung's patent divide

A full day of talks attended by the CEOs of both companies didn't bring agreement that would stop a March jury trial

Aha! Time Warner Cable ups Austin broadband speeds as Google Fiber looms

Time Warner Cable coincidentally decides that Austin's home subscribers will get big jumps in broadband speed at no extra cost, just as Google Fiber looms on the horizon.

Aha! Time Warner Cable ups Austin broadband speeds as Google Fiber looms

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Time Warner Cable coincidentally decides that Austin's home subscribers will get big jumps in broadband speed at no extra cost, just as Google Fiber looms on the horizon.

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T-Mobile accuses BlackBerry CEO of being anti-choice

The two companies have been trading harsh words for a week, and now T-Mobile is offering a $200 credit to trade in their Blackberrys.

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First Ubuntu phones to launch in 2014

Chinese phone makers BQ and Meizu will make the first handsets

on techhive.com

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BlackBerry chief 'outraged' by T-Mobile's iPhone promotion

T-Mobile's promotion was 'clearly inappropriate and ill-conceived,' said BlackBerry CEO John Chen