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Zensors app lets you crowdsource live camera monitoring

Workers in the cloud can train machine learning tools to take over monitoring tasks


Xiaomi Mi 4i combines impressive specs with a $200 price tag

The smartphone has a 5-inch full HD screen and a 13-megapixel camera with a two-tone flash

Yahoo explores ears, knuckles to unlock smartphones

Bodyprint is an app that lets you unlock your phone with an ear, knuckle or palm print

Qualcomm hit by China fine, cut in Samsung business

The company has lowered its revenue guidance for 2015

Facebook releases a caller ID app for Android

Facebook's Hello app pulls data from people's profiles and displays it for incoming calls

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Outlook for Android sheds preview tag after massive feature infusion

Outlook for Android's added a ton of new features since it launched in January, and now Microsoft's graduating it to official release status.

Huawei to expand retail presence, as it finds success selling higher-end phones

Huawei is confident it can fend off the competition from rival Chinese brands

App opens up smartphone use for people with arm paralysis

Dowell can be used with assistive devices such as head-tracking sensors

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Upcoming Android Wear update cuts ties between smartwatch and smartphone

Google's next Android Wear update will let smartwatch users operate on a Wi-Fi network that could be thousands of miles from the network connected to their smartphone.

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Android Wear watch update brings Wi-Fi and more to the platform

Admit it, you've always wanted to be able to draw emoji on your watch and now you finally can.

To control your phone, just keep tapping it

With an app called Sound Tap, striking your phone on objects or tapping it can trigger various functions

Huawei plans to offer public cloud service in China

Huawei faces growing competition from local and foreign players in China's cloud computing space

Qualcomm looking to fast-track Snapdragon 820 with help from Samsung

Smartphones could have more features and battery as Qualcomm looks to Samsung to make the Snapdragon 820 using the 14-nanometer process

Xperia Z4 launch reflects Sony's timidity in smartphones

The company needs to do more with its content and gaming assets to survive in this cutthroat market

Sony introduces new flagship Xperia Z4 smartphone

The Xperia Z4 smartphone will be available in Japan in the summer

Spec showdown: Samsung Galaxy S6 vs. Huawei P8

The Chinese company hopes to make a dent in Samsung's sales with its latest smartphone

Microsoft to integrate Skype, Office with Cyanogen's version of Android

The integration will go beyond pre-installed apps and well-placed icons

Why the iPhone is better than Android for Microsoft apps

In today's Apple roundup: The iPhone beats Android for Microsoft's mobile apps. Plus: App revenue gap grows between Android and iOS. And how should Apple spend its $178 billion dollar cash hoard?

Huawei's P8 and P8max get all-metal designs, improved camera

Like its competitors, the company is hoping a more premium design will get users to upgrade

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