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CTIA sues over another cellphone radiation law

The mobile industry group says Berkeley's new city law violates retailers' freedom of speech.

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The five most intriguing features of the Samsung Galaxy S6 Active

The rugged, new phone is able to withstand four-foot drops and 30 minutes underwater.

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Life gets tougher for alternative mobile OSes Tizen, Firefox and Ubuntu

An increased focus on affordable smartphones running Android has left smaller OSes behind

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As PC interest wanes, Computex loses its luster

Computex struggles to find its focus in the midst of the PC's decline.

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Hands-on: Huawei's $250 P8 Lite looks like it should cost twice as much

This mid-range device is sold unlocked and bundled with a heaping of awesome features—but it runs on KitKat and only works with two of the U.S.'s major carriers.

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Microsoft isn't giving up on basic phones, upgrades the Nokia 105

Microsoft made the move even though people all over the world are increasingly choosing smartphones

BQ reveals second Ubuntu Phone, plans Frankenphone that can be used as a Linux PC

The Aquaris E5 HD Ubuntu Edition will cost $220 when it starts shipping in Europe later this month

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Qualcomm to partner with Google for Project Tango smartphones

Despite some prominent overheating issues, the Snapdragon 810 will power the 3-D tracking phones.

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Skip the waiter and order with this Bluetooth mat

PaperBeacon sends location IDs to mobile devices and could be used in restaurants and schools

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Here's your first Android M changelog

New app permissions, Android Pay, a floating clipboard toolbar, and a bunch of new dev tools are under the hood in the newest build of Android.

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Lenovo shows smartphone that lets users interact with projected content

Both products are concept devices

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After medical marijuana, Sidecar eyes alcohol and pharmaceuticals

The ride-sharing startup has big ambitions in a hotly competitive field

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Researchers claim to boost cell-phone battery life with radio signals

The Ohio State University researchers are working with startup Nikola Labs to commercialize the technology

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Two Nexus phones coming in 2015, but no new tablets, report says

Google has some interesting Nexus plans for 2015 including two different smartphones, but no tablet.


Sharp's new smartphones play slow-motion video at 2,100 frames per second

An image-processing feature adds copied frames to videos for slow-motion effects