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Microsoft to continue using Nokia brand on entry-level phones

A company executive said the first 'Microsoft Lumia' device will be announced soon

Xiaomi moving data outside China following privacy concerns

The data migration will help Xiaomi improve load times for its international services

Google to build Play-like hardware store for Project Ara

Hardware makers will be able sell swappable modules

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Harvesting Energy for Your Smartphone From Your Run

A Chicago-based company called AMPY wants to harness that self generated power and funnel it back to your smartphone, or any device.

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Why Do Cell Phones Still Suck For Calling?

The IEEE Spectrum magazine goes in-depth on the problem

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AmEx Corporate Card Users: No Apple Pay for You

American Express supports Apple Pay for personal and small business customers. Unfortunately, AmEx Corporate Card holders are out of luck, for now.

Alibaba's mobile OS in China boosted by Meizu partnership

Alibaba's YunOS has struggled to attract partners, amid Android's dominance

Your online TV watching is now being tracked across devices

A partnership between Adobe and Nielsen gives broadcasters detailed viewing data

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Expect Anemic Mobile Phone Growth in U.S. Through 2018

The overall mobile phone market in the U.S. will decline this year by 1% even as many emerging countries around the world see robust growth, an IDC analyst said Monday.

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You'll Pay a Lot More for an Unlocked Nexus 6 Smartphone

Google's new Nexus 6 smartphone will start at $649, unlocked, when pre-orders begin Oct. 29. The price is nearly double the $349 starting price charged for the Nexus 5 a year ago.

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Once the FBI Has a Backdoor Into Your Smartphone, Everyone Does

FBI director James Comey believes tech companies should be forced to insert back doors to bypass encryption on smartphones. But experts say once that happen,s security is moot and anyone can breach your privacy.

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Tesla S Teardown Reveals it's More Like a Smartphone Than a Car

Tesla’s virtual instrument cluster comes from the same company that supplies Apple with display tech for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.

FBI director calls for greater police access to communications

Apple and Google should also rethink their plans to enable smartphone encryption by default, he says

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First Look: The Magnificent New Nexus 6 and Nexus 9

Google introduced a wow-provoking new stable of Nexus devices Wednesday.

Samsung claims data speed test 30 times faster than LTE

The company also said it logged 1.2Gbps in vehicle tests for 5G technologies

Asus' dual tablet-smartphone Padfone X Mini comes to the US next week

The Padfone X Mini will first ship on Oct. 23 through AT&T for $199 with a two-year contract

Scientists harness smartphones as cosmic ray detectors

University of California researchers aim to build world's largest detector

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Breakthrough Batteries Last 20 Years, Charge 70 Percent in Two Minutes

If the breakthrough battery tech hits mainstream it could revolutionize electric cars—and end the forced obsolescence of smartphones.

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