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Advanced technologies that are ready to make AR a consumer reality

A keynote by augmented reality pioneer Tobias Höllerer and a discussion with futurist Robert Scoble predict AR is ready to explode.

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iPhone 8 release date still anticipated for September

Apple's iPhone 8 will likely launch in September, despite other reports to the contrary.

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Moto G5 Plus underscores why the iPhone 8 needs AR

Budget Android smartphones such as the Moto G5 Plus are catching up to the iPhone. If Apple wants to compete, it has to do something big, such as add AR.

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Mingis on Tech: A closer look at the new Moto G5 Plus

Looking for an Android phone that won't break the bank but still has the features you need? The Moto G5 Plus is a real bargain buy, says reviewer Dan Rosenbaum.

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How to choose a prepaid mobile data plan

Pre-paid data SIM cards are a great way to get 4G LTE data on a device without paying for a long-term contract. Here are seven options if you're looking for a contract-free, pre-paid SIM card for your unlocked smartphone or tablet.

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iPhone 8 may include incredible augmented reality features

Augmented reality may be the iPhone 8's defining feature.

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Ex-corrections officer who was shot 6 times to speak at FCC meeting on contraband cellphones

Thursday morning's FCC meeting promises to be dramatic: It will feature testimony by an ex-corrections officer who survived after being shot six times at his South Carolina home as the result of a hit ordered on him hit by an inmate...

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Google cites progress in Android security, but patching issues linger

The chances of you installing malware on your Android phone is incredibly small, according to Google.

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Why Apple dropped iPad’s price to lowest yet

Apple cut the price of its entry-level iPad by almost 18 percent -- perhaps in a move to fend off Google in the education market. The company also refreshed the iPhone SE, introduced a red version of the iPhone 7 and announced a new...

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Inventor of new lithium-ion battery responds to skepticism

John Goodenough, 94, a professor at the University of Texas and co-inventor of the original lithium-ion battery, responded to skeptics who say his technology for a new, safer, lithium-ion battery appears on the surface to defy the...

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Acoustic attack lets hackers control smartphone sensor

The acoustic injection attack takes advantage of a newfound vulnerability in smartphones and lets hackers remotely control the devices.

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Samsung announces competitor to Siri, Cortana

Samsung’s digital assistant, Bixby, adapts to humans and has three new elements not found in Apple’s Siri or Microsoft’s Cortana.

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Samsung virtual assistant Bixby coming to Galaxy S8, then all smart Samsung appliances

Samsung revealed Bixby, its take on virtual assistants, will first come to Galaxy S8 and eventually to all smart Samsung appliances.

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CBRS workshop to focus on burgeoning shared spectrum ecosystem

The Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) gold rush is on, and the Wireless Innovation Forum is hosting a workshop in Las Vegas next week for those interested in becoming part of this new shared spectrum ecosystem.

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What does my iPhone reveal about me?

Recent studies have found that iPhone users are a unique bunch. Are we smarter but less honest? Here are some personality traits they are more likely to have than their Android counterparts.

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Maybe iPhone 8 will gain augmented reality — or maybe AR will replace the iPhone

Growing in stature among the many iPhone 8 (or iPhone X) rumors is that Apple might bring augmented reality to iOS 11 this summer and to its 10th anniversary iPhone this coming fall.

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'Candy-bar' phones will get smartphone features with new Qualcomm chip

Qualcomm believes there's an untapped opportunity in candy bar phones, and believes it can bring smartphone-like power to these handsets. So it has made the 205 Mobile chip, which will bring LTE capabilities, better graphics and more...

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iPhone 8 may actually be called the 'iPhone Edition'

Report says Apple's flagship 2017 iPhone—the one with the edgeless OLED display—won't be called the iPhone 8, but rather the iPhone Edition.

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