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Messaging app usage, retention rates dwarf all other apps

New research from Yahoo's Flurry suggests that messaging apps are used 4.7 times more frequently each day than the combined average of all other mobile apps, and users also reportedly keep messaging apps on their devices for longer...

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Galaxy S6 price starts at $650 off-contract, 19% more for Edge

U.S. wireless carriers today announced off-contract prices ranging from $650 to $685 for the new 32 GB Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphone and $100 to $129 more in premium pricing for its stylish cousin, the Edge, with both coming to buyers...

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The signs of spring: Birds, flowers and new tech

As the winter snow melts, tech companies are starting to push their new smartphones, tablets and operating systems out into the public eye.

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Review: Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge lead the Android pack

The new flagship Samsung Android smartphones are surprisingly elegant and thoughtfully designed, with better security capabilities

Despite its design, One M9 unlikely to be HTC's knight in shining armor

The company will once again face competitors with higher marketing budgets, and this time they have better products as well

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Samsung will add Microsoft services and let users remove bloatware

Samsung has announced that it will add Microsoft services to several tablets and phones, while there are reports that bloatware will be removable.

Here are the components that will power your next smartphone

Qualcomm, MediaTek, Samsung and LG are all working on exciting new products

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Here's what you need to know about HTC's new CEO, Cher Wang

Wang's a veteran of the business and her ideas for turning HTC's business around could prove to be the boost the company needs.

Microsoft to release lowest-priced Lumia smartphone yet

Earlier this year, Microsoft launched two other affordable Lumia phones targeting emerging markets

Xiaomi users to test Windows 10 ahead of summer launch

Microsoft's Windows 10 will arrive in 190 countries and 111 languages this summer

Fujitsu's thin heat pipe could let smartphone chips run cooler

While it won't eliminate heat, this heat pipe could spread it out better and reduce extremes of temperature on the surface of smartphones

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Chart-topping hits from when 10 popular technologies were born

The #1 song when Steve Jobs introduced the first iPhone? Why, "Irreplaceable," of course.

Qualcomm's Raspberry Pi-like computer has wireless capabilities

Qualcomm's DragonBoard 410c brings 64-bit ARM processors to enthusiasts, but no price or shipment date available yet

Google picks London for its first shop-within-a-shop

The store sells Nexus and Chrome devices

Google is developing a virtual reality version of Android, report says

The OS would power other virtual reality apps, according to the Wall Street Journal

Smartphone dead? Fuel cells offer instant power anywhere

New products hope to succeed where others have failed

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The Smartphone Stars of MWC 2015

From a shiny new Samsung Galaxy to a smartphone that scans your eyes, this year's Mobile World Congress delivered quite a diverse lineup.

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Mobile World Congress 2015: The Best Phones, Smartwatches and Gadgets

This is it: the most promising gear we saw under the Barcelona big-top. Send us review units, now.

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