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Fingerprint sensors on their way to more smartphones

Cheaper sensors and broader software support will make fingerprint authentication more accessible to app developers and service providers


Samsung to plug security hole on Galaxy smartphones

The vulnerability was found in the SwiftKey keyboard, which comes preloaded on the devices

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Are you a sensor on the Internet of things?

Far from science fiction scenarios in which you are surgically implanted with sensors, more and more organizations are actually using you as a sensor to collect valuable data points.

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Android on BlackBerry: More harm than good

An Android strategy is no sure winner for BlackBerry, due to market, execution, and technological reasons

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Report: BlackBerry’s next devices could run Android

BlackBerry may transform into a software and services company, focused on its BES12 mobile management tool

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Microsoft Surface Hub supersizes smartphone addiction

Is your smartphone too distracting? Microsoft has the answer for you: A giant, overpriced screen for all your mobile computing needs. Who can resist?

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No subsidy, no smartphone? The bottom line on upgrades

Carrier plans are full of gotchas, but the results of this price comparison may surprise you

Lenovo shows smartphone that lets users interact with projected content

Smart Cast concept smartphone displays its content on a table or wall and reads the gestures of users so they can interact with projected images

Apple mobile devices still dominate at companies, but Windows and Android gain

Windows and Android tablets decrease Apple's share on business tablets by double digits, according to a new report

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Texting kills ... in more ways than one

Don't text and drive -- you know that. But between the arrested development and emoji abuse, our text addiction is destroying us from the inside

Lawmakers criticize FBI's request for encryption back doors

It's impossible to ensure that only good guys will be able to access them, lawmakers say

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The hidden potential of Google's Project Fi mobile service

Will Google deliver a solid, modern approach to telephony for a mobile, multipoint, commingled world?

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Google launches Project Fi, its combo cellular and Wi-Fi network

Service will start for Nexus 6 smartphones under invitation-only early access program

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Search me: Google's 'Mobilegeddon' is good news

The blogosphere is stupidly freaking out over a needed change in Google’s mobile search algorithm

Intel shrinks RealSense camera to target smartphones

Intel is showing off its technology in Shenzhen, China, a major tech manufacturing base

Samsung rebuts tester's claim that Galaxy Edge S6 bends easily

The phone maker thinks the stress test applied too much pressure

Bit by bit, Intel looks to quadruple SSD storage

Intel is looking to cram four bits per cell in an effort to cram more storage into SSDs

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10 Android devices that were too weird to succeed

There's breaking the mold with innovative new features -- and then there are these phones

BlackBerry shocks with Q4 profit but CEO Chen can't stop sales slide

BlackBerry's revenue dropped by 32 percent year-on-year

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