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Scientists harness smartphones as cosmic ray detectors

University of California researchers aim to build world's largest detector

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How to stop your Android phone's screen from rotating

Keep your screen contents from automatically rotating at the most inopportune time. It's easy.

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How to change your Android phone's wallpaper

Android comes with plenty of attractive wallpaper options, but why let your phone manufacturer dictate your taste?

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Google asks Supreme Court to decide Oracle's Android copyright case

The Supreme Court might weigh in on the extent to which APIs can be protected by copyright

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Nearly half of all Android devices are still vulnerable to two serious browser exploits

The percentage is much higher in some countries and lower in the U.S, security firm Lookout estimates

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Samsung's Galaxy Note Edge to debut in Japan at the end of October

More countries will be added before the end of the year, Samsung promises

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Nokia to stop India handset production after Microsoft cuts off orders

The handset plant in Chennai was not transferred to Microsoft because it was frozen in a tax dispute.

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Elliptic Labs smartphone is controlled by waving at it

Ultrasonic speakers can turn phones into gestural interfaces

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Samsung forecasts bleak Q3 as smartphone sales suffer

Samsung's mid to low-end smartphones lost out in the quarter to cheaper devices from China

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ITC to investigate Nvidia complaint over Samsung phones, tablets

The patent infringement complaint between Nvidia and Samsung centers around display technology.

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How to change settings for emergency alerts on your Android phone

Android gives you lots of flexibility for controlling the emergency alerts you receive, though the settings are tucked away.

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FBI director concerned about encryption on smartphones

Shades of "The Wire": The agency has talked to Apple and Google about concerns that new security will help criminals, the director says.

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10 Android features that still make it better than iOS 8

Your friends are still waiting in line to buy a new iPhone 6 or 6 Plus, while you're inside your cozy house customizing the heck out of your Android device.

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Android L will turn on encryption by default

The next version of Android, due out before the end of 2014, will encrypt all devices by default.

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How to get (mostly) stock Android on your phone easily with CyanogenMod

CyanogenMod has an almost one-click installer to install the community-driving ROM onto your Android device.