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Alibaba looks to rural China to popularize its mobile OS

Alibaba's YunOS is still struggling to become mainstream in China

A year later, Microsoft's Nokia deal isn't a clear winner

The company has to sell more phones, and attract more big hardware partners and developers

Zensors app lets you crowdsource live camera monitoring

Workers in the cloud can train machine learning tools to take over monitoring tasks

Yahoo explores ears, knuckles to unlock smartphones

Bodyprint is an app that lets you unlock your phone with an ear, knuckle or palm print

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World Tech Update - Hacking planes, radioactive recon, smartphone stilts

On WTU this week two US agencies warn airlines about hackers, a robot explores a crippled nuclear power plant in Japan and stilts give virtual worlds steps.

Qualcomm hit by China fine, cut in Samsung business

The company has lowered its revenue guidance for 2015

Facebook releases a caller ID app for Android

Facebook's Hello app pulls data from people's profiles and displays it for incoming calls

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What's on the edge of the Galaxy S6 edge?

CIO.com's Al Sacco talks about what users can do with the edge display on the new Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. Answer: Not much at the moment.

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The state of mobile payments in 2015

Thanks to big moves from Apple, Samsung, Google and others, the world of mobile payments is rapidly evolving. More retailers accept digital payments than ever before and these 11 tech companies — as well as the world’s most famous...

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Is Samsung's new Wireless Charging Pad worth the price?

Samsung's new Galaxy S6 phones have built-in support for wireless charging. To ensure the best possible experience, the company released its own branded charging pad, and the gadget delivers on its promise — with a few minor caveats. ...

Huawei to expand retail presence, as it finds success selling higher-end phones

Huawei is confident it can fend off the competition from rival Chinese brands

App opens up smartphone use for people with arm paralysis

Dowell can be used with assistive devices such as head-tracking sensors

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Mobile guilt trips lead to distracted workers. Time to unplug?

Does your smartphone or tablet make you feel like you're stealing time from your family when you're working at home and robbing your employer when you sneak in personal business at work? You're not alone, according to recent...

To control your phone, just keep tapping it

With an app called Sound Tap, striking your phone on objects or tapping it can trigger various functions

Huawei plans to offer public cloud service in China

Huawei faces growing competition from local and foreign players in China's cloud computing space

Qualcomm looking to fast-track Snapdragon 820 with help from Samsung

Smartphones could have more features and battery as Qualcomm looks to Samsung to make the Snapdragon 820 using the 14-nanometer process

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Samsung expects 70M Galaxy S6 and Edge phones to be sold

Samsung says the first week of Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge sales was "impressive" and predicted overall sales for both devices will pass 70 million globally.

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Nokia wants back into the mobile phone business?

Although Nokia sold off its mobile phone business to Microsoft last fall, one of Nokia's remaining business units is eyeing a return to the consumer mobile phone market next year.

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