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DoCoMo app shares SIM credentials with offline devices

Smartphones with new Qualcomm chipsets could send SIM subscriber identities to multiple offline devices

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Silent Circle's privacy-focused Blackphone 2, Blackphone+ tablet target businesses

Alongside the Blackphone 2 secure smartphone and a tablet, the company is introducing a new enterprise conference-calling service

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Chip makers NXP and Freescale plan merger, focusing on car chips and wearables

The deal is expected to close in the second half of 2015

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Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 will pack a silicon brain with cognitive computing abilities

The Snapdragon 820 chips will be for premium mobile devices, and test units will ship in the second half

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Indian ride-hailing app Ola acquires rival for $200 million

Ola acquired TaxiForSure in a cash and equity deal

Alcatel-Lucent's 'Wi-Fi boost' uses both Wi-Fi and cellular data for super-fast speeds

The company says it can tie the networks together using only software

Microsoft Lumia 640, 640XL coming in April

The LTE version of the Lumia 640 will cost 159 euros and the 640XL will cost 219 euros.

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Microsoft announces the Lumia 640XL, a poor man's Lumia 1520 phablet

Microsoft's midrange phone strategy continues. The Lumia 640XL resembles the Lumia 1520, but it dials back the specs a bit and adds a free Office 365 sub to lower the price.

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ZTE's Grand S3 smartphone scans eyes for authentication

The biometric technology is used for access to the phone, but will be expanded to include apps, the company said.

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Fujitsu demos iris scanner that unlocks smartphones

A prototype smartphone can be unlocked in less than a second with just a glance.

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How a Blu-ray disc could install malware on your computer

A video will start playing, but something strange could be happening as well.

Fujitsu's new way to unlock your phone

If you hate having to punch in a number or scan your finger when using your phone, now you can unlock it with just a glance.

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Sony's pixel-packed Xperia Z4 Tablet aims for mobile entertainment dominance

Sony's svelte, high-resolution Xperia Z4 Tablet is packed with features designed to make it the go-to slate for jamming tunes, watching videos, and even playing PlayStation games.

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NSA authorization to collect bulk phone data extended to June 1

The approval will be the last before the relevant statute in the Patriot Act comes up for renewal

Intel hasn't forgotten about mobile

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich discussed chip updates and mobile security at Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona.

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USB 3.1 flash drives? Don't expect them anytime soon

USB 3.1 may be too expensive to start with for flash drives, the USB Implementors Forum CTO says.