Nokia Lumia 820 owners can customize their phone with 3D printers

Nokia is embracing the 3D printing community by releasing files that will let smartphone users create their own custom shells.

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iPhone 5, Galaxy S III users fingered as biggest data hogs

Apple iPhone 5 users consume the most cellular data, while owners of Samsung Electronics' Galaxy S III upload more data than any other smartphone, according to a survey conducted by Arieso.

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Qualcomm technology boosts streaming on home networks

Qualcomm Atheros is rolling out StreamBoost, a technology that will be used in Wi-Fi routers and gateways to improve the performance of movies and games streamed over wireless home networks.

Tobii plans to sell its PC eye-control add-on to developers from next week

Tobii Technology will soon start shipping a device that allows users to control a PC using their eyes. Developers will be able to buy the REX next week, and Tobii will make it more widely available in the second half of the year, the company said Wednesday

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RIM licenses Nokia technology to settle patent claim

Nokia will license its patents to RIM for an undisclosed fee, and end all current patent litigation between the two companies.

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Huawei invests €70 Million in Finland to build better smartphones

Huawei Technologies will invest €70 million (US$90.6 million) over a five-year period to establish a research and development center in Helsinki, Finland; its first task will be to build software for smartphones and tablets based on Android and Windows Phone 8.

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Analysts: Smartphone buyers will benefit from changing chipset market

Smartphone vendors building their own chipsets will result in more competition in the low-end and cheaper smartphones.

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Amazon Web Services continues Windows push with PowerShell addition

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has added PowerShell to the management options for its cloud, in a move that reaches out to the Windows community.

Apple vs. Samsung: Bad blood in the smartphone wars

Apple shows no signs of wanting to settle with Samsung as the two companies continue to battle over smartphone and tablet buyers.

RIM preps for BlackBerry 10 QWERTY smartphone

The BlackBerry Dev Alpha C smartphone will help developers test their applications.

Amazon helps Kindle app developers find their way with Maps API

Amazon.com has opened its Maps API to all Kindle developers, who can now use it to integrate maps in their applications for the Kindle Fire family of tablets.

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Microsoft updates Visual Studio 2012 with Windows XP support

Microsoft's Visual Studio 2012 Update 1 supports Windows XP and lets users test their work more thoroughly.

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No deal between Google and ICOA

Earlier reports that Google was paying $400 million to buy a Wi-Fi access provider turned out not to be true, as a fake press release was posted on a PR website.

Nokia updates Windows Phone 8 public transport app

Nokia has launched a new version of its Transport application, which presents directions in a new way and counts down to when the bus or train will leave.

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Brightcove, Application Craft aim at PhoneGap with cloud-based development tools

Brightcove's native plug-in architecture for its App Cloud and Application Craft's launch of Mobile Build are the latest examples of how cross-platform development tools for mobile apps are becoming increasingly cloud-centric.