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HTC One M9 update improves camera, battery life, and squashes other bugs

The company is redoubling its efforts to address the litany of issues plaguing its latest flagship.

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Report: Android M extends Nexus 5 standby battery life nearly 3x

While this test doesn't address day-to-day usage, it's still a hopeful sign that Android M may finally brings us better battery life.

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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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Google to launch a new Street View app with 360-degree camera support

The new software will also bring in Photo Spheres, putting all of Google's location-centric images in one place.

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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