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NFC smartphones: The answer to retail hack attacks?

R'Pin and chip' smartcards may be next, not NFC smartphones, but liability questions remain.

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U.S. Justice Department files lawsuits over counterfeit apps

Four men have been charged with copying Android apps and selling them through online markets.

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Use your smartphone to check your remote control batteries

Are the batteries in that remote really dead? Your smartphone can help you find out.

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Verizon Edge trade-in plan now lets you swap phones every month (with a catch)

Verizon tweaked the trade-in timing of its Edge plan, but the cost is still sky-high.

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Mobile devices become launchpads for DDoS attacks

An increasing number of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are coming from mobile devices, according to Prolexic Technologies.

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Five components that will rock your next smartphone

Processors, memory, screens and sensors are all getting an upgrade, giving you a preview of what to expect from 2014's flagship phones.

Dear Mr. Wheeler: Americans pour their hearts out over in-flight cellphones

As the FCC's official comment period begins, hundreds of people already weighed in.

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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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Corsair unveils USB stick to back up smartphone, tablet

The USB OTG standard shows future of portable drives.

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Corning cleans up its act with germ-fighting Gorilla Glass

The antimicrobial material Corning introduced at CES may find its way to your iPhones and Samsung gear in the near future.

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