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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

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Ten smartphones that caught our eye at Mobile World Congress

Samsung's Galaxy S5 may have grabbed the biggest share of the spotlight in Barcelona this week, but there were plenty of other mobile devices that caught our eye.

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64-bit smartphones are coming, but Apple's iPhone 5s still stands alone

No 64-bit smartphones were announced at MWC, though new chips there will pave the way for handsets in coming months

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Verizon, T-Mobile endorse smartphone 'kill switch' effort

However, the executives stop short of endorsing a Senate bill requiring them to install kill switches on mobile devices.

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New chipsets and devices lay groudwork for LTE-Advanced

Qualcomm puts a customized Galaxy Note 3 and next-gen mobile hotspot on display at Mobile World Congress to show off the upcoming mobile technology.

Drop your phone in the toilet? Nanotechnology could save it

A microscopic coating from P2i coats the electronics inside smartphones to prevent the phones from short circuiting after getting wet.

YotaPhone's e-ink smartphone display designed to save battery life

Yota Devices's updated dual-screen smartphone arrives later this year. Find out more about how it uses an e-ink display to save battery.

Blackphone plans more secure devices, bouyed by Snowden leaks

The Blackphone handset goes on sale in June for US$629. It looks like a typical Android smartphone and is based on a security-hardened version of the OS called "PrivatOS."

Mobile phone unlocking bill loses supporters

Critics of the bill don't like language added to the legislation that would prohibit bulk unlocking of phones.

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Nov'IT pitches rooted Android phones as a pro-privacy weapon

Uhuru Mobile is a new ROM derived from Cyanogen that aims to make Android phones more secure.

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MWC smartphone trends: Screens grow, cameras improve, and prices drop

The LG G Pro 2, Nokia X, Samsung Galaxy S5 and Sony Xperia Z2 among notable newcomers

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Intel shows off 64-bit Android for smartphones

Intel demonstrates a 64-bit version of Android running on a smartphone with its latest Atom chip,code-named Merrifield.

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Mobile World Congress in Video: Sony updates its Xperia lineup

We've told you about the changes Sony's introducing to its Xperia smartphones and tablets. Now see the new Xperia Z2 phone for yourself in this video report.

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