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Dell stops selling Android devices to focus on Windows

Dell has stopped selling its last Android devices as it washes its hand of pure tablets and focuses more on Windows 2-in-1 devices.

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Rumor check: Everything we think we know about the Galaxy Note 7

We round up the latest rumors on Samsung's next phone-tablet hybrid device.

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Mobile ransomware use jumps, blocking access to phones

Mobile ransomware is on the rise, with the infection rate skyrocketing, according to new research.

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Wave 2 Wi-Fi may be a sleeper, but it's great for some

As the Wi-Fi Alliance starts certifying the latest gigabit-speed products to work together, users may not get as excited as they did for some earlier standards. But the new technology adds a few features with real advantages, at least for some users.

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Steam's mobile app finally lands on Windows Phones

Valve may not be too happy about Windows as a PC platform, but the company has finally rolled out a Steam app for Windows mobile devices.

Hands-on: NFC-enabled ATMs make it easy to withdraw cash with a smartphone

We tried out one of Bank of America's NFC-enabled ATMs to see how quickly we could snag cash using Android Pay.

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IBM just found a way to turn toxic old smartphones into medical-grade plastic

The technology industry's e-waste problem isn't expected to go away anytime soon, but IBM just made a discovery that could help.

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Tensions rise over LTE butting in on Wi-Fi channels

The Wi-Fi Alliance says that by September there will be a way to test whether an LTE device can get along with Wi-Fi. But Qualcomm, one of the biggest backers of LTE-U (LTE-Unlicensed), is demanding those tests immediately.

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HP's low-cost $189 Chromebook 11 G5 will let you use Android apps

If you're looking for a Windows alternative laptop, there's a new incentive to pick up a Chromebook: it may be able to run Android apps.

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Uber will guarantee fares upfront, but surge prices are here to stay

"No math, no surprises," Uber promises.

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Qualcomm seeks Chinese court’s help against defiant phone maker

Qualcomm is seeking the help of a Chinese court to get a local smartphone maker, Meizu, to agree to licensing terms for 3G and 4G and other patents that the company broadly agreed to with the Chinese government last year.

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Dropbox update could be bad news for Scanbot, Scanner Pro and other apps

Dropbox is moving further away from just doing file storage and sharing, and that could spell bad news for some third-party app developers.

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Google Fiber will add urban coverage and wireless by acquiring Webpass

Google Fiber is acquiring Internet service provider Webpass to be able to offer to customers a combination of fiber and wireless delivery of high-speed Internet.

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With a smiley, Circle makes it easier to pay friends in other countries

By exploiting the power of social media, Circle wants make moving bitcoins and money across borders a pleasant and cost-saving affair in more countries.

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Mobile advertiser tracked users' locations, without their consent, FTC alleges

The privacy settings on your phone don’t mean much if tech companies choose to ignore them. One major mobile advertiser allegedly did just that.