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As iPhone thefts drop, Google and Microsoft plan kill switches on smartphones

After a year of pressure, U.S. law enforcement officials announce a major success in their phone anti-theft push

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T-Mobile looks to keep customers satisfied with test drives, free music streaming

The latest moves in T-Mobile's Uncarrier campaign include letting would-be customers test drive an iPhone 5s for a week and allowing subscribers to stream music from more than half-a-dozen services without it counting against their data plan.

on techhive.com

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Researchers embed transparent sensors in Corning Gorilla Glass

Researchers have successfully created a transparent temperature sensor that is embedded inside the Corning Gorilla Glass used by most smartphones. It could be in phones within a year, they said.

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In pictures: Amazon's Fire Phone event

In a move that surprised very few, Amazon launched its first flagship smartphone during a press event on Wednesday. Here are some of the highlights.

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Amazon enters smartphone market with Fire Phone

The smartphone will be available through AT&T and arrive July 25. A version with 32GB of memory will cost $199 and a 64GB version will cost $299 with a two-year contract.

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Sprint Samsung Galaxy S5 update enables Wi-Fi calling

OTA update set to begin its roll out today.

on greenbot.com

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Amazon looks to take on Samsung, Apple with Fire Phone

The long-anticipated Amazon smartphone is finally here: Jeff Bezos showed off the Fire Phone at an Amazon press event Wednesday.

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AT&T reportedly gets Amazon's phone exclusively -- so what's T-Mobile up to?

Like Amazon, T-Mobile will hold a press event in Seattle Wednesday night. But it seems unlikely that T-Mobile's event has anything to do with Amazon's rumored smartphone.

on techhive.com

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Catching Fire: What to expect from the Amazon phone

Will it be a 3D gimmick, a shopping ninja, the family jewel, or just another smartphone? We'll find out soon enough.

on techhive.com

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First Samsung Galaxy F image spotted, could be announced very soon for Korean markets

The oft-rumored smartphone could be announced for Korean markets and never make it to US shores.

on greenbot.com

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Starbucks gears up for wireless charging support nationwide

Starbucks is taking incremental steps, yet again, as it plans a national rollout of Duracell Powermat wireless charging stations.

on techhive.com

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Security-focused Blackphones launch in three weeks, designed to lock down data

Carriers in Europe and the Americas have committed to selling the secure handset, Silent Circle and Geeksphone say

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Just wave DoCoMo wearable SIM for network access

NTT DoCoMo's Portable SIM prototype can wirelessly activate any tablet or smartphone for network access. It could be shrunk and worn as a bracelet or other wearable device.

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T-Mobile confirms network calling problems starting Friday morning

T-Mobile representatives confirmed issues with the company's network, but not the scope or duration.