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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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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.

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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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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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Apple's GPU supplier ditches CEO, seeks new strategy

Imagination Technologies, the U.K. company that makes graphics chips for Apple's iPhones and iPads, is ditching its CEO and its strategy as it heads for its second consecutive year of losses.

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Modular cellphone kit can be used for IoT and wearables

You can assemble a rudimentary 2G cell-phone at home with the RePhone Kit Create, which can also be used to make wearables and IoT devices.

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Review: The Huawei Honor 5X -- a lot for a low price

This plus-sized phone is does not rate as premium and its Android overlay will annoy some users, but the Honor 5X is a solid low-cost device.

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LG G5 to debut on February 21st, going head-to-head with Galaxy S7

Thanks to some wacky invites we know it's going to be a big day for new phones in just a couple of weeks.

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7 smartphone trends to watch this year

Smartphones this year are poised to become more interactive, more fun and maybe a little bit smarter than you’d like them to be.

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Mingis on Tech: Mac guy becomes a Dell dude; wireless charging and the iPhone

Dell's XPS 15 9550 Touch laptop wins kudos from Computerworld Editor in Chief Scot Finnie. And what about those reports that Apple's iPhone may soon get wireless charging capabilities?

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Here’s how Nintendo will get people to use its smartphone apps

Nintendo's first smartphone app arrives in March with a new rewards scheme to get players hooked.

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Apple hit with $626M damages in case filed by patent licensing firm

A jury in Texas has ordered Apple to pay $626 million for infringing four patents held by a Nevada-based patent licensing company.

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The specter of Comcast as a wireless carrier is more than a little frightening

Comcast says it has registered to bid in the upcoming government wireless auction, suggesting that it is indeed considering offering wireless service.

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Why Apple rolls in iPhone profits while Android manufacturers starve for cash

Why is Apple making so much money from its smartphone while so many Android device manufacturers can't make a decent profit?

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Apple, don’t make the smaller iPhone a second-class device

Why not offer a 4-inch iPhone with the latest features?

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Microsoft confirms SwiftKey buy, says it will continue developing Android and iOS apps

Microsoft is buying SwiftKey, the developer of a popular software keyboard for Android and iOS phones -- even though it already has its own software keyboard, Word Flow.

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How one aging iPhone 4 destroyed a Texas family

A man charged with theft after taking away his daughter's iPhone 4 has been acquitted in Texas. The man still possesses the smartphone, but he no longer has a relationship with his daughter.

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