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Networking company name change madness is upon us

Tech companies LightSquared, Crittercism and ThinkingPhones are still around but no longer answer to those names.

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LG's G5 smartphone to have 'always on' ability

LG's next flagship Android smartphone, the G5, will come with an "always on" display, according to a teaser posted on the company's Facebook page. The full reveal of the G5 is expected Feb 21, just prior to the Mobile World Congress. ...

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U.S. Windows 10 Mobile phones: Vaio says no, Alcatel OneTouch says yes

The list of Windows 10 Mobile phones isn't long, but Alcatel’s Fierce XL helps fill out the low end.

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Ford uses 'industry first' wearable for QA at assembly plant

A wearable device that should look oddly familiar to any runner reportedly enables speedier and more effective QA checks at a Ford manufacturing facility.

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Rumor check: Everything we think we know about the Samsung Galaxy S7

Don't trust everything you read. We rounded up the most probable rumors on the Galaxy S7 rumors to prep you for February 21.

Carriers celebrate as Telecommunications Act of 1996 turns 20

The winners in a broadband industry heavily shaped by the Telecommunications Act of 1996 celebrated publicly this week, as February 8 marked the 20-year anniversary of the law taking effect.

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Law firm searches for plaintiffs for class action suit against Apple over 'Error 53'

A Seattle law firm considering a class action suit against Apple wants iPhone users whose devices have been crippled by "Error 53" to contact their office.

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5G dreams in Barcelona: Cars, robots and VR games

Practically every mobile vendor and service provider at Mobile World Congress will have demonstrations -- or at least visions -- of what they think the future 5G mobile standard will be able to do.

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Nvidia's Shield tablet K1: The best Android tablet you can get under $200

The best Android tablet that I almost missed.

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7 rumored Apple products we can expect to see in 2016

From the iPhone 7 to the Apple Watch 2, what rumored Apple products will we see in 2016?

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VMware gives enterprises a BYOD boost with three new tools

Enterprise mobility is often a tug-of-war between freedom-seeking employees and security-minded IT departments, but VMware aims to make those differences go away.

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BlackBerry layoffs could take it a step closer to killing device biz

It didn’t take BlackBerry long to announce its first round of layoffs in 2016. The move continues a troublesome trend for the Canadian company, and it may signal the end for the once-venerable BlackBerry smartphone.

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Instagram finally lets you do the switcheroo between accounts

Social media managers, and anyone else who juggles more than one Instagram account, are celebrating the small pleasure this week of now being able to switch between accounts without logging out first.

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Walgreens CIO starts with the customer and works backward

Having already produced a successful mobile application, Walgreens CIO Abhi Dhar is implementing Hadoop to lower the cost of storing and processing the large amounts of data that app is generating.

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Will Apple port iMessage to Android?

Rumors are swirling that iMessage will be the next Apple app to be ported over to Android. Will Apple build on its success with Apple Music for Android with even more apps?

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How To Clean Your Android Phone

Dirt and grime are no match for your cleaning skills.

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Valentine's Day Gift Idea: Amazon Has Discounted Devices Through Feb 13

The online retailer is currently offering discounts on Kindle, Fire, and other models until February 13th, hoping to create an attractive option for last-minute shoppers.

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Apple's iPad Pro vs. Microsoft's Surface Pro 4

Is the iPad Pro a better buy than Microsoft's Surface Pro 4? Or are both products flawed in their own way?

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