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At Facebook, a sharpening focus on virtual reality

At its F8 conference, executives helped illuminate some of the company's plans

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How to pick between the Samsung Galaxy S 6 and GS6 edge

Samsung's Galaxy S 6 and GS6 smartphones go on sale in the United States early next month. Here's how to tell if the Galaxy S 6 or GS6 edge is right for you.

Cheap mobile subscriptions the bait as Euro operators become more aggressive

The latest example is British operator BT, which now offers 500MB of data, texts and voice for less than $10 to its broadband subscribers

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Messaging app usage, retention rates dwarf all other apps

New research from Yahoo's Flurry suggests that messaging apps are used 4.7 times more frequently each day than the combined average of all other mobile apps, and users also reportedly keep messaging apps on their devices for longer...

US lawmakers push for auctions of gov't spectrum

A group of lawmakers reintroduces legislation to allow government agencies giving up spectrum to share in auction proceeds

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Galaxy S6 price starts at $650 off-contract, 19% more for Edge

U.S. wireless carriers today announced off-contract prices ranging from $650 to $685 for the new 32 GB Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphone and $100 to $129 more in premium pricing for its stylish cousin, the Edge, with both coming to buyers...

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Best Android and iOS apps of spring 2015

CIO.com reviewer James A. Martin takes a look back at the many apps he reviewed since the start of 2015 and spotlights his seven favorites, including apps for security, document scanning and navigation.

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The signs of spring: Birds, flowers and new tech

As the winter snow melts, tech companies are starting to push their new smartphones, tablets and operating systems out into the public eye.

Uber's Amsterdam office raided by Dutch authorities

Uber keeps operating its UberPop service despite a court ban and €100,000 in fines

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Review: Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge lead the Android pack

The new flagship Samsung Android smartphones are surprisingly elegant and thoughtfully designed, with better security capabilities

WhatsApp not as open as Messenger to outside developers

WhatsApp has no immediate plans to offer APIs to outside developers, its cofounder said

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If a smartwatch replaces your keys, here's what you put on your keychain

NomadKey for Pebble watches looks kind of like a key, but is actually a compact USB charging cable.

How Messenger chats factor into what you see in Facebook news feed

Engineers shed light on Facebook's ranking algorithm during a talk at F8

Facebook extends Parse to build IoT apps

New SDKs are designed to make it easier for outside developers to build apps that interface with Internet-connected devices

Facebook app leaks F8 news about Parse, Messenger, 'teleportation station'

Messenger will supposedly become a platform, opened to developers

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Review: 7 excellent mobile app builders

Alpha Anywhere, AnyPresence, and Salesforce1 lead a rich field of low-code mobile development tools

Android flaw puts personal data at risk for millions

A flaw in Android could allow apps to be modified or replaced by malware, Palo Alto Networks said.

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10 Android devices that were too weird to succeed

There's breaking the mold with innovative new features, and then there are these phones.

Hutchison to buy U.K. carrier O2 for up to US$15 billion

The deal would make Hutchison the biggest mobile player in Britain

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