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Before Project Ara, others envisaged a modular phone, too

NTT DoCoMo, Modu and Microsoft have all showed modular concept phones, but Ara might be the most advanced yet.

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Google rallies to sell developers on Project Ara

But Google's modular smartphone architecture is at best a long shot, according to an analyst.

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Microsoft Windows Phone 8.1 review: Major upgrade closes the gap with iOS and Android

With the Cortana digital assistant and a vibrant new interface, the OS is finally positioned to attract the users and developers it critically needs.

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Samsung Galaxy S5 arrives: Everything you need to know

Samsung's latest flagship phone hits 125 countries and all the big U.S. carriers.

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Need Wi-Fi access? Just reach out and touch your router

The Wi-Fi Alliance adds near-field communication to WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup), so that NFC-enabled devices can gain network access by simply tapping an access point.

Rapid Review: Sony Xperia Z1S

The latest flagship phone from Sony has a vibrant screen and snappy processor. Too bad it's limited to just T-Mobile's network here in the U.S.

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3D-printed modules for Google's Ara phone coming early next year

3D Systems' CEO says modular parts for Project Ara will have basic circuitry at first but grow more sophisticated over time

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Startup's stethoscope phone peripheral gets to the heart of the matter

Doctors can add the device to their stethoscopes and send heartbeat data to their phones

Report: Smartphone kill-switch could save consumers $2.6 billion per year

A survey from a Creighton University professor finds almost all consumers want the ability to remotely kill a stolen cellphone.

HTC pins hopes for a comeback on the HTC One (M8)

The new version of HTC's smartphone features camera improvements and clever gesture controls, but is it enough to bolster the struggling phone maker's fortunes?

HTC's next flagship smartphone needs more than Robert Downey Jr.

The company needs better marketing to explain why the next One can compete with the likes of Samsung, Apple and LG

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Rogue apps could exploit Android vulnerability to brick devices, researchers warn

The only way to recover from such an attack involves wiping all user data from affected devices, researchers from Trend Micro said.