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SanDisk pushes MicroSD to 200GB

SanDisk has managed to cram 200GB of memory into a MicroSD card.

ZTE's Grand S3 smartphone scans eyes for authentication

ZTE is taking biometric authentication in a new direction with its Grand S3 smartphone, which lets users log into their phones with eye scanning.

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Samsung hopes better looks, more power make its Galaxy S6 a winner

Samsung has its smartphone mojo back with the launch of the Galaxy S6 and the S6 edge. But the new, more premium design, has a few drawbacks.

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The smartphone race is on: HTC's One M9 vs. Samsung's Galaxy S 6 and S 6 Edge

The first Android smartphones for 2015 are being introduced; HTC's One M9 and Samsung's Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge offer better cameras, more features and a great sense of style.

Firefox OS coming to the U.S., other developed markets in 2016

Mozilla's Firefox OS, designed for low-cost smartphones in emerging markets, is coming to more developed markets this year.

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Acer goes all in with Windows 10 smartphones

While Acer didn't embrace Microsoft's Windows Phone 8.1 OS for smartphones, it's warming up to Windows 10.

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HTC's new flagship phone, the One M9, revealed before launch

HTC's new flagship Android smartphone, the One M9, was revealed by Best Buy hours before its expected launch at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

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Confessions of a technobiophiliac

Smartphone makers like Apple, Samsung and others have flirted with different materials to make their smartphones -- metal, plastic, even glass. So which of these is best? Wood.

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Samsung and HTC have much to prove with Sunday smartphone launches

Samsung Electronics and HTC are going head to head on Sunday with almost simultaneous launches of new flagship smartphones timed to coincide with Mobile World Congress.

Ericsson steps up patent dispute with Apple, seeks to block U.S. sales

Some Apple products may be banned from sale in the U.S. if Ericsson gets its way.

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Fresh from $532.9M patent win, Smartflash sues Apple again

Patent company Smartflash has sued Apple again, this time to focus on newer Apple products like the latest iPhones and iPads.

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Samsung mass produces 128GB smartphone memory with 2X-plus performance

Samsung said it is mass producing the first embedded NAND flash memory based on the UFS 2.0 specification, which offers 2.7 times the speed of common eMMC flash.

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Google pushes Android devices into the enterprise

Google today announced Android for Work, which is designed to encourage and enable businesses to bring more devices onboard by adding security and more manageability to the Android platform.

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First look: The new Moto E -- a better, still affordable phone

Motorola's new Moto E, the discount version of its Moto X smartphone, adds a front-facing camera, additional storage, a larger display and Android Lollipop.

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Motorola's latest Moto E is a more powerful LTE smartphone

The upgraded Moto E's arrival on Thursday highlights the growing competition for unlocked smartphones costing $200 or less.

Gemalto now says spies didn't get mobile phone encryption keys

SIM card maker Gemalto has dismissed recent reports that U.K. and U.S. spies obtained encryption keys protecting millions of mobile phones.

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Flash drives in mobile devices set for speed boost with new standard

Flash drives in mobile devices are set to become faster and secure with a new standard approved by the JEDEC Solid State Technology Association.

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LG takes aim at Motorola's Moto G with new Magna smartphone

LG Electronics has announced four new smartphones, including the Magna, which could be a challenger to Motorola Mobility's Moto G.

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New images and video offer more clues about Samsung's Galaxy S6

Less than a week left before Samsung Electronics is expected to launch the Galaxy S6, two new images and a video of the company's next high-end smartphone seem to confirm its name and a curved screen.

Google offers carousel of mobile search results

Users doing a Google search on their smartphones will now get a different view of their search results.

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