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US carriers said to have rejected 'kill switch' technology last year

Carriers rejected a technology last year that supporters say would have dramatically cut the number of smartphone theft.

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Panasonic unveils ruggedized tablet with phone functions

The waterproof, dustproof 5-inch "phablet" is aimed at rail yards and construction zones

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Qualcomm overtakes Apple with eight-core, 64-bit mobile processor

Qualcomm's new 64-bit, eight-core Snapdragon 615 will be in mobile devices during fourth quarter.

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Nokia's Android phones are nothing like the Android you're used to

If you were looking for an Android-y Windows Phone experience, however, this might be up your alley.

on greenbot.com

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Nokia's low-end Android phone is actually happening

And there are three of them: The Nokia X, X+, and XL.

on greenbot.com

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Video report: Meet Google’s 'Project Tango'

Google has been working over the past year on developing 3D technology for smartphones, but it has the potential to go beyond those devices.

on techhive.com

Meet Google’s 'Project Tango'

Google has been working over the past year on developing 3D technology for smartphones, but it has the potential to go beyond those devices.

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New smartphone OSes to challenge Android at Mobile World Congress

New phones based on Firefox OS and Ubuntu will be on display in Barcelona.

Rapid Review: Nokia Lumia Icon

The Nokia Lumia Icon for Verizon is the best Windows Phone we've tested in 2014, though noticeable shutter lag and a nagging lack of applications hold it back.

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Google's Project Tango phone understands its environment like humans do

By essentially sticking Kinect in a phone, Google aims to give our mobile devices a "human-scale understanding of space and motion."

on greenbot.com

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Wearables, phones, and tablets: what to expect from MWC 2014

Samsung, LG, and Sony have a few tricks up their sleeves, and everybody under the sun is going to debut a new wearable device.

on greenbot.com

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The surprise power hog for mobile storage: software

Most of the power consumed by phone and tablet storage is from software, according to a UCSD-Microsoft paper

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450-Mbit LTE Advanced on tap for next week's mobile conference

Vendors and operators will show how LTE can get to 450Mbps at Mobile World Congress (MWC), to be held next week in Barcelona.

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First Ubuntu phones to launch in 2014

Chinese phone makers BQ and Meizu will make the first handsets

on techhive.com

Synaptics: We can do iPhone-like fingerprint sensors, but better

The input provider says iPhone-like fingerprint sensors can be built directly behind the glass of Android and Windows phones.