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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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Linux group could hasten 64-bit Android for ARM mobile devices

The Linaro consortium is making contributions to the development of the Chrome browser for 64-bit Android

Jolla's first Sailfish-based smartphone

Jolla shows its Sailfish mobile OS running on Android phones

Have you heard of the Sailfish OS for mobile phones? If you haven't, you should, says the company's CEO.

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Mobile World Congress wrap-up: 3 big trends from this year's show

Our intrepid team of reporters spent the week in Barcelona at the world's biggest mobile trade show, looking at a slew of mobile devices and services. But what topics were on everyone's mind at Mobile World Congress 2014?

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STMicro's invisible lasers could bring touchless gesture control to smartphones

Touchless swipes, taps and double-taps can all be identified by STMicro's 'time-of-flight' proximity detector