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Galaxy S5 fingerprint login fooled by familiar iPhone 5s TouchID hack

The integration with Paypal makes the weakness of Samsung's implementation extra serious.

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Google details its ambitious Project Ara modular smartphone

The system will be based around a basic $50 skeleton with customizable modules

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Before Project Ara, others envisaged a modular phone, too

NTT DoCoMo, Modu and Microsoft have all showed modular concept phones, but Ara might be the most advanced yet.

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Google rallies to sell developers on Project Ara

But Google's modular smartphone architecture is at best a long shot, according to an analyst.

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Would Amazon dare to make a phone? Of course

Entering the smartphone business now would be a long shot, but that's Amazon's specialty these days.

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Samsung Galaxy S5 arrives: Everything you need to know

Samsung's latest flagship phone hits 125 countries and all the big U.S. carriers.

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3D-printed modules for Google's Ara phone coming early next year

3D Systems' CEO says modular parts for Project Ara will have basic circuitry at first but grow more sophisticated over time

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Apple, Samsung kick off case by sparring over instructional video

Samsung argued that an instructional video for jurors suggested that Apple's products were patentable and innovative.

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Google cracks down on shady ads and app-promotion tactics in Google Play

Google makes developers responsible for keeping scammy stuff like simulated system alerts and sudden redirects out of their apps. The company also sets curbs on pornography.

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HTC announces the HTC One (M8) with dual cameras and fancy gesture controls

HTC improves its industrial design and delivers new depth-of-field camera tricks, along with a gesture-sensing user interface.

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HTC's next flagship smartphone needs more than Robert Downey Jr.

The company needs better marketing to explain why the next One can compete with the likes of Samsung, Apple and LG

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Rogue apps could exploit Android vulnerability to brick devices, researchers warn

The only way to recover from such an attack involves wiping all user data from affected devices, researchers from Trend Micro said.

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Researchers find cross-platform RAT for Windows, Android

A remote access tool used to commandeer a Windows PC has been found to also include an Android component, an indication that hackers are seeking cross-platform RATs for PCs and mobile devices.

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Report: Google thwarted Motorola's attempts to build the ultimate Google phone

The Google-Motorola marriage wasn't exactly a match made in Heaven, a new report suggests.

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Microsoft shakes up Windows Phone with dual-boot Android hybrids and free licenses

Smartphone buyers may soon have a choice between Android and Windows Phone...in the same device.