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Forget flash sales: The first Ubuntu Phone is now available to buy all the time

At least in Europe. Ubuntu Phone fans in other parts of the world still have to wait, but your patience could be rewarded with a much more capable device than BQ's initial Ubuntu Phone.

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LG wants your help testing and talking up the G4

LG is recruiting 4,000 social media users in 15 countries to test the G4 and talk about it

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Radical new battery could reduce phone charging to just one minute

Stanford researchers say the aluminium-ion battery is safer and cheaper than lithium ion.


Jolla, SSH outline plans to build a secure OS for smartphones and tablets

A new version of Jolla's Sailfish OS is getting locked down with the help of SSH.

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The Beam smart projector doubles as a light bulb

This hybrid device made short work of its $200 thousand Kickstarter goal.

LibreOffice, OpenOffice now available for Firefox smartphones

People use their device's Web browser to access the software, which rollApp hosts

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Thinking about buying a used smartphone? You're not alone

Sales of refurbished devices are expected to more than double in the next three years

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Listen to 300 Android phones and tablets sing in a choir

Google's team in Japan formed the chorus with Androidify characters.


Heads up! Microsoft to preview Windows 10 for phones today

Microsoft execs just let it be known that the Windows 10 technical preview for phones will be released on Thursday.


Smartphone thefts plummet after kill-switch introduction

Thefts and robberies of smartphones fell in three big cities with iPhones leading the pack


The first Ubuntu Phone is finally launching next week

The Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu edition will launch in Europe via flash sales, though it's unclear why you'd want one.


Apple now neck-and-neck with Samsung after monster quarter

As iPhone 6 propelled Apple, Samsung sales dropped because of competition in China.

Dish Network adds Netflix support to its Hopper DVR

Dish will offer a Reverse AutoHop for the Super Bowl, showing only the commercials

The day after the big game, subscribers who enjoy the commercials more than the action on the field can skip past all the boring parts.

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Xiaomi Mi Note hands-on: Lighter, narrower, and sleeker than the iPhone 6 Plus

The Xiaomi Mi Note has an impressively thin design.