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Microsoft's Cortana digital assistant may come to iOS and Android as a standalone app

Microsoft will continue its cross-platform push by bringing Cortana to Android and iOS devices, a new report says.

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Fujitsu's thin heat pipe could help smartphone chips run cooler

While it won't eliminate heat, this heat pipe could spread it out better and reduce extremes of temperature on the surface of smartphones

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Qualcomm's Raspberry Pi-like computer has wireless capabilities

Qualcomm's DragonBoard 410c brings 64-bit ARM processors to enthusiasts, but there's no price or shipment date available yet.

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Google picks London for its first shop-within-a-shop

The store sells Nexus and Chrome devices

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Verizon to finally sell the Nexus 6, beginning March 12

Google's massive phone will be available with Android 5.1 and support the network's HD voice capabilities.

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How to use your mobile device to control your home theater

With the right selection of apps you can transform your iOS or Android phone or tablet into an elegant home entertainment command center.

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Galaxy S6 models match Note 4 for best-ever smartphone display

The rigorous DisplayMate testing regimen finds the S6 and S6 Edge break several records with its impressive display.

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Report: Samsung takes record 20 million orders for Galaxy S6, S6 Edge

It's a good start for Samsung, which is banking on its newest phones to get it back on top in the smartphone wars.

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Sony sends mixed signals on Lollipop upgrade plans for Xperia phones

The company first says non-Z devices won't see Lollipop, but then quickly changes its tune.

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Google is developing a virtual reality version of Android, report says

The OS would power other virtual reality apps, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Hands-on with Ubuntu Phone's swipe-centric 'scopes' interface

Canonical's Ubuntu Phone OS relies on swiping gestures to navigate through what it calls scopes.

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Smartphone dead? Fuel cells offer instant power anywhere

New fuel cell products hope to succeed where others have failed, all to give users some extra smartphone juice when they need it.

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Galaxy Note, HTC One variants land Lollipop in this week's Android update roundup

Waiting is never easy, but at least more of the top flagship phones are finally getting their taste of the latest version of Android.


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LG's new flagship phone will be even more polished than the G series, says mobile head

It's also going to put its own chipsets in future versions of some of its smartphones.