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Microsoft's buyout of Nokia's phone biz delayed until April

Nokia said it has yet to receive antitrust clearances from some countries in Asia

Google's Project Tango heading to space

NASA is upgrading smartphones on space satellites called SPHERES with 3D-sensing Android smartphones developed by Google.

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Google's Project Tango headed to International Space Station

The prototype smartphone will be used to help develop autonomous flying robots

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How to turn an old phone or tablet into a PC productivity tool

That old phone needn't sit in the junk drawer. With the right apps, it can work with your PC to add useful features or speed up tasks.

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Samsung smartphone add-ons help the blind 'see' the world

Ultrasonic cover and document-scanning stand help users navigate the physical world.

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California police criticized for 'stingray' cellphone trackers

Handsets nearby feed location data to the devices as if they were cell towers. But is that legal?

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Developer: some Samsung Galaxy devices contain file access backdoor

A software program shipped with some Samsung mobile devices allows access to the file system through the modem, the developers said.

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Europe embraces common charger rules to end mobile compatibility nightmare

New rules for radio devices are also approved.

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5 ways to digitize your business cards

These tools get contact info where you need it -- on your phone.

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Samsung says fire at supplier will not delay Galaxy S5 production

In the wake of a fire at a supplier's factory, Samsung said it relies on multiple contractors for its hardware.

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Massachusetts alters law to make all upskirt shots illegal

Two days of public outcry was enough to convince Massacusetts legislators that they had better address a legal loophole that allowed a smartphone-toting creep to escape penalties.

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