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androids everywhere

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10 products that take you back to the future

Taking tech back in time for fun and (sometimes) functionality.

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How to turn your old phone into a basic PC for cheap

Don't let that old smartphone waste away in your junk drawer! Turn it into an Android-powered PC for less than the cost of a couple pizzas.

Samsung holds smartphone lead in India, Apple trails

Indian vendors are, however, closing in on Samsung

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Nomad: Mobile charging gadgets you need

I was impressed with the company’s NomadKey last year (they called it the "ChargeKey" back then) simply because it was so handy to have it on my keychain. In the box I received was not only their latest NomadKeys and their NomadClip...

Apple reportedly exposing iOS to first public open beta

The Apple community is buzzing today over a report from 9-to-5 Mac that the iPhone and iPad maker will be holding its first public open beta for iOS next month.

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Is the Samsung Galaxy S6 about to become the coolest Android phone ever?

Rumors have started to coalesce, and the picture of what might be Samsung’s next flagship has started to look pretty exciting.

Japan's curious love for old-school flip-phones continues

Smartphone shipments fell in Japan while those of feature phones are up, another sign that older devices won't go away

Researcher faults unlocking policies from Sprint and T-Mobile

Sprint and T-Mobile don't fully comply with a series of voluntary smartphone and tablet unlocking policies, even though both companies were praised last week by the FCC for doing so, according to Web developer Sina Khanifar.

Thinking about buying a refurbished smartphone? You're not alone

Sales of refurbished devices are expected to more than double in the next three years

Budget smartphones to get 4K video, faster LTE with new Qualcomm chips

Qualcomm's next Snapdragon 620 and 618 are 64-bit smartphone chips using ARM's new Cortex-A72 CPU core

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First look: Windows 10 preview for smartphones is off to a slow start

The newly released Windows 10 TP holds a few worthwhile improvements and one example of a universal app

BlackBerry sues Typo again over latest version of add-on keyboard

BlackBerry claims the Typo2 Keyboard copies its designs and patents

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Most memorable SNL tech skits & bits

SNL 40: IT guys, Google Glass, Apple reviewers all have received Saturday Night Live treatment over the years

Xiaomi leads China's smartphone market, despite Apple's iPhone 6

Samsung continues to struggle in the market due to stiff competition

Fair-trade smartphone meant to last longer

The new model Fairphone will be available in the second half of the year

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U.S. carriers meet voluntary deadline for unlocking mobile phones

Unlocking a mobile phone from a single U.S. carrier has caused consumers headaches in recent years, but seven major carriers on Wednesday met a voluntary, industry-created deadline to set conditions for unlocking to occur.

Asus seeks to expand smartphone presence in Europe, China and US

The Taiwanese PC maker is targeting more smartphone sales in the U.S. and Europe

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Microsoft releases Windows 10 technical preview for phones: What (some of you) will get

Sorry: Only a handful of phones are immediately eligible to receive the Windows 10 Technical Preview for phones, Microsoft said. But if you're one of the lucky ones, here's what you need to know.

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