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Sprint

NetZero still exists, offers 3G mobile broadband with 4G LTE coming soon

The company's mobile broadband will now work on Sprint's sprawling 3G network, with LTE coming down the line. And it may be a good deal for some customers.

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Woz endorses Chinese smartphone

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak threw his support behind phones from Chinese device maker Xiaomi at an event in Beijing.

moto x

Motorola brings hands-free texting to Moto X and Droids

Users of these phones can now reply directly to incoming text messages by voice.

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Bing Translator app adds slightly awkward voice feature

Imagine holding your Surface tablet in front of you while asking for directions.

BYOD security

Researchers: Tech support scammers are targeting mobile users

Researchers from security firm Malwarebytes spotted a tech support scam targeting smartphone and tablet users, while the Federal Trade Commission is warning consumers about scams offering tech support refunds.

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So that Nokia Android phone may really be happening

Nokia may still be working on that new low-end Android device, and it may not be so outlandish when you think about it.

Dying BlackBerry recommits to the physical keyboard

BlackBerry rededicates itself to physical keyboards as the company tries to get out of a death spiral.

framily plan

Sprint quietly kills One Up, introduces the not-a-misprint "Framily Plan"

Despite having the worst name in telecommunications history, Sprint's Framily Plan is actually a good deal for consumers.

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Motorola is giving away free Chromecasts with new off-contract Moto Xs

Spend $400 on a phone, get a $35 dongle for your TV.

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Researchers discover vulnerability in Samsung's Knox BYOD software

Israeli researchers claim they've discovered a vulnerability in the Samsung Knox software that can allow apps to "listen in" on data in the secure container.

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Samsung exec teases iris recognition for the Galaxy S5

The truth always hides in your eyes.

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Apple, Samsung CEOs agree to mediation in court dispute

The mediation will be held by February 19 ahead of a March trial for the patent dispute

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T-Mobile will pay you to break up with your carrier

Up to $650 per line to cover your early termination fee and buy back your obsolete phone.

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Vendors hope wireless charging will resonate with consumers

Resonant wireless charging promises big improvements, but is still in its infancy