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Exclusive: Google's Project Loon Tests Move to LTE Band in Nevada

Regulatory filings reveal details of secret tests by Google, a step beyond last year's trial in California Full Story »
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Facebook Wants to Help You Meet Friends Offline

A new optional feature broadcasts people's locations to their friends

Advice & Opinion

Why a Smartphone 'Kill Switch' Won't Stop Phone Theft

The idea of a smartphone "kill switch" sounds promising and is a step in the right direction in the fight against phone thieves, but it's not a solution to the problem, according to CIO.com's Al Sacco.

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Kill Switch Proposals Finally Force Wireless Industry's Hand

Good news: You're finally going to be getting that theft-deterring kill switch as a standard feature on your mobile device. But when that feature becomes available next year, it may not be in the form the wireless industry would prefer.

Review

Galaxy S5 Deep-Dive Review: Long on Hype, Short on Delivery

Samsung's Galaxy S5 Android phone follows a very popular predecessor, but the latest version doesn't stand out in a sea of thoughtfully designed competitors.

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With Google Glass, the Doctor Can See You Now

Emergency room physicians at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center are four months into a pilot program where they are using Google's computerized eyeglasses to help treat patients.

News analysis

Will the Internet of Things Become the Internet of Broken Things?

Fifty billion devices will connect to the Internet in the next few years. It's up to vendors to make sure they do, in fact, connect to the Internet -- and provide reliable data, security and customer experience. Otherwise, analysts warn, the future may bring an Internet of Broken Things.

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Small Businesses Could Benefit From Wireless Industry 'Kill Switch' Plans

The kill switch application wireless carriers and device manufacturers plan to make available next year for new smartphones could benefit small businesses on a tight budget, an expert says.

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Automakers Show Off In-Vehicle Wi-Fi, New Smartphone Interfaces

Car companies at the International Auto Show here showed off their versions of popular smartphone interface technology, which allows vehicle infotainment systems to connect to and use mobile apps.

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Google Revenue Jumps 19 Percent but Still Disappoints

The number of ad clicks it sold increased, but the price of those clicks declined on average

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AT&T Wearables to Hit the Smartwatch Runway Soon

Wearables with LTE and broadband capabilities are part of its network strategy

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Telefónica Starts Exchange for Targeted Mobile Ads

Axonix' ambition is to compete with Google, Facebook and Twitter in the mobile ad space

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Net Neutrality Ruling Complicates US Transition to IP Networks

The court's ruling raises questions about the FCC's authority to require VoIP providers to compete calls, carry all traffic

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Some Customers Aren't Sold on US Transition to IP Networks

Customers raise concerns about electrical outages and mobile phone radiation in comments to the FCC

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Galaxy S5 Parts Said to Cost 21 Percent More Than iPhone 5S

IHS says Samsung's new phone costs $251 for materials, $51 more than the retail cost of a carrier-subsidized unit.