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53% off WizGear Universal Air Vent Magnetic Car Mount Holder with Fast Swift-Snap Technology for Smartphones - Deal Alert

The WizGear Air Vent Mount is a magnetic holder for smartphones, is a very slim mount which it goes into the air vent of your car, which will not take away your windshield view.

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How Android One could complete Google's grand Android plan

With the company's low-cost, closely controlled phone program reportedly coming to America, the missing piece of the puzzle may finally be apparent.


Wi-Fi blocking and the FCC

Network World offers this brief overview of how the FCC addressed concerns over hotels and other venues blocking Wi-Fi signals from customers using mobile hot spots, instead directing them to more expensive Wi-Fi services.

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No bezels? No thanks

Sorry to rain on the futuristic parade, but despite what device-makers are about to tell you, bezel-free smartphones aren't all flowers and sunshine.

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FTC hits Qualcomm for anticompetitive chip tactics

Qualcomm strong-armed some phone makers into accepting unfavorable technology licensing terms while giving Apple a break in exchange for exclusivity, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission has charged.


Low-end Android phones could get VR with new Imagination GPU

Apple's iPhone GPU provider wants to bring VR to low-end Android phones.

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The reason behind the Galaxy Note 7 fires comes as no surprise

Samsung has discovered the reason its Galaxy Note 7 phones were spontaneously catching fire, and it is what everyone expected.

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Samsung's real Galaxy S8 challenge

Forget how Samsung's upcoming smartphone looks or what's inside. The biggest test has little to do with the device itself.

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HTC's new phones have personalized A.I. and a second screen

HTC announced its two new flagship phones, which come with some interesting features.

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Tony Fadell shares new details on the birth of Apple’s iPhone

Ex-Apple, Ex-Nest, iPod father, Tony Fadell has taken to Twitter to teach us more about the iPhone this morning -- and it's really interesting.

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Got Nougat? 5 clever apps for customizing your phone's Quick Settings

Android Nougat's Quick Settings panel is far more powerful than it initially appears. Here's how to make the most of it.

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Nokia returns to smartphones, but you can't buy it

The first new Nokia handset created under the HMD Global umbrella will be a budget phone only available in China.

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Apple’s iPhone: 10 years old and only getting started

The Apple product that changed the world has only just begun changing it.

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10 years -- The Evolution of Apple's iPhone

For the iPhone, change is constant

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What Samsung expects from iPhone 8

Samsung wants there to be no difference between iPhone and its own smartphones. That's why whatever you see rumored for future Galaxy devices likely reflects what Samsung expects from the next Apple smartphone.

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Samsung expects big profit despite Note7 crisis

The financial impact of the Note7 recall seems to be largely behind Samsung Electronics, which on Friday forecast that its profit has grown year-on-year by close to 50 percent in the fourth quarter.

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Uber economy could kill off taxis and help fight global warming

Using a new computer algorithm, MIT researchers showed that self-driving vehicles being tested by services such as Uber and Lift could nearly eliminate the need for most of New York City’s taxi fleet, reducing pollution and increasing...

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TCL targets Apple, Samsung with new BlackBerry handset

For a brand that's been written off by many, TCL Communication has big plans for BlackBerry.

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