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Smart devices may be hazardous to your health

As mobile devices and digital assistants continue to proliferate in all aspects of our lives, the World Health Organization is starting to urge caution, as testing is beginning to show alarming results.

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Apple updates and the company's push toward 5G | TECH(talk)

It's already been a big summer for Apple. At the annual WWDC conference in June, the company unveiled the long-awaited Mac Pro, along with a myriad of software updates. But recent news that Apple may buy Intel's smartphone modem...

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Foldable phones and 5G: Highlights from Mobile World Congress 2019 | TECH(talk)

This year's MWC was mainly about 5G networking. And foldable phones. In fact, it was the foldables that stole the show, according to PC World's Michael Simon. He and Computerworld Executive Editor Ken Mingis chew over both topics in...

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All about the Samsung Galaxy S10, MWC '19 and foldable phones | TECH(talk)

Samsung kicked off a busy week for mobile devices with the Samsung Galaxy S10 line-up, just ahead of this year's Mobile World Congress. That makes it a perfect time to talk about the S10, foldable phones and 5G networking.

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Why Android updates are so late | TECH(talk)

The yearly release of a new version of Android always causes a hopeful stir among users. But most of them have to wait months, or even longer, to get the update on their devices.

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The sad state of the smartphone market | TECH(talk)

With smartphone sales slowing – even for the iconic iPhone – have we reached 'peak smartphone'? And if so, how does the industry innovate its way out of the funk?

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Mingis on Tech: All about the Google Pixel 3

The Pixel 3 (and the larger Pixel 3 XL) arrive this week, and after a few days of hands-on time with the new device, Computerworld's Dan Rosenbaum has some thoughts. He joins Executive Editor Ken Mingis and IDGE video producer Chris...

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Mingis on Tech: 3 big slices of Android Pie

The newest version of Android is rolling out for Pixel devices already and – eventually – it'll arrive on other Android phones. Computerworld's JR Raphael details what users can look forward to, and why it matters.

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Mingis on Tech: The blockchain evolution, from services...to smartphones

Oracle joins other major tech vendors by rolling out its blockchain-as-a-service offering, and two smartphone makers plan to include the technology in new devices this year. Get the latest on the blockchain craze.

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Mingis on Tech: Why BlackBerry's Key2 phone is for 'masters of the universe'

BlackBerry's latest smartphone has a full-featured physical keyboard – no surprise there – and is aimed at users who want to really want to get work done, says reviewer Dan Rosenbaum.

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Healthcare goes mobile: how consumer devices are changing the future of care

Today, the most ubiquitous devices in our homes and offices are finding a new place in the healthcare arena. Consumer devices – like smartphones, tablets and VR headsets – are transforming care by making it easier, more affordable,...

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Mingis on Tech: What's up with wireless charging?

With Apple embracing the Qi standard in the iPhone X and 8/8+, wireless charging is finally becoming more mainstream. But there's an ongoing debate about what it does to smartphone battery life.

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Mingis on Tech: What's up with Android P?

Oreo hasn't even rolled out for many users, and yet Android P – Oreo's still unnamed successor – is already on the horizon. Android expert JR Raphael offers insights on what's coming, and why Android upgrades always seem to run late.

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Mingis on Tech: A preview of Mobile World Congress 2018

This year's big show in Barcelona begins Feb. 26, and while hardware announcements are always part of the event, attendees are more likely to hear a lot about 5G networking.

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