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Torque G02 smartphone doesn't mind a saltwater dunk

The Torque G02 can be used for texting on a surfboard to snorkeling selfies

LTE smartphones are becoming faster and cheaper

Speedy connections in high-end smartphones won't work without matching network coverage; cheaper phones may encourage carriers to invest


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Google Cardboard gets a VR design boss as alternate realities become big business

Can the former lead designer of Google Search help turn Google Cardboard into more than a toy?

Asus packs 64GB of storage in $299 ZenFone 2

Asus's 5.5-inch Zenfone 2 smartphone will ship in the U.S. starting on Tuesday

Slammed by phone rivals, Sharp pins hopes on in-car displays

The Apple supplier tries to shake up its mainline display business as LCD prices fall

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Tested: The LG G4 has dethroned the Samsung Galaxy S6 as the best camera phone

The devil is in the details: LG's flagship has the best rear-facing camera, though that doesn't mean that Samsung's latest phone is far behind.

MediaTek unveils 10-core chip that promises better battery life

The Helios X20 will begin shipping to vendors in December

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Galaxy S6 edge an impressive enterprise phone — with one big exception

This enterprise-oriented Samsung Galaxy S6 edge review looks at the strengths and shortcomings of the hottest new Android phone from a business perspective. Hint: It has a glaring Achilles heel.

Chinese smartphone market shows rare shipment decline

Chinese vendors will have to look outside the home market for growth

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11 selfies we all really need to stop taking

There's nothing wrong with taking a picture of yourself. But these particular selifes are totally played-out.

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What's a bezel-less smartphone?

From China's ZTE the Nubia Z9 smartphone has no bezel, favoring more touchscreen functionality.

Once fighting for the low end, Chinese smartphone vendors focus on pricier products

ZTE, Xiaomi, Lenovo and others are bringing higher-end devices in China

Nintendo says its new smartphone games will drive console sales

The first game for smart devices will be rolled out in this calendar year

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Fitbit's IPO filing shows a strong pulse

Sales of the company's devices more than doubled between 2013 and 2014.

ZTE's bezel-less phone tosses away black border for more touchscreen function

The Nubia Z9 has an edge-to-edge screen and will arrive in China later this month

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Mobile ads take center stage as smartphone becomes leading search tool

More Americans now use smartphones for Web searches than PCs, according to Google, and advertisers are dreaming up new types of ads that fit the mobile experience.

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Imagine an Android/Microsoft Franken-phone

If someone built an Android phone running Microsoft apps, would you buy it?

Potential rival to Google’s Project Ara booted from IndieGoGo

A crowdfunding campaign for a sleek modular smartphone concept has been unceremoniously dumped by IndieGoGo, which shuttered the project’s page on Friday morning.

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Apple Watch, Samsung Edge glitches anger users, but no outright revolt

Problems with the new Apple Watch and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge smartphone have infuriated some early adopters, but they still stay loyal to their favorite brand.

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World Tech Update – Microsoft Build, Nepal earthquake and LG G4

On WTU this week Microsoft moves to make Windows 10 universal, solar and battery-powered radios fill communications gap in Nepal after devastating earthquake and LG bets on battery life with its new flagship phone.

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