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Samsung, smartphone, Mobile World Congress

Mobile World Congress Approaches: Let the Smartphone Frenzy Begin

February 23, 2015 11:00 AM
As mobile afficionados focus on MWC, smartphone fanatics are hearing about the rumored handsets that could become their new phones later this year.
smartphone camera

Here's Why 'Selfie Sticks' Are Anti-Social for Online Photo Postings

January 05, 2015 4:10 PM
Offering to take a "selfie" for someone else is a nice, friendly gesture. So-called "selfie sticks" negate that and can, in fact, be anti-social.
net neutrality

Congressional Republicans Look to Block Net Neutrality: Report

December 30, 2014 1:15 PM
As Congress comes under GOP control in 2015, Republican leaders appear poised to fight Obama's net neutrality proposals. Here's why that will hurt Americans.
Xiaomi smartphones

How Xiaomi Is Moving to Take Over the Smartphone World

December 29, 2014 11:40 AM
Xiaomi just raised $1.1 billion in new funding, sending its expectations higher. Its competitors had better hope they're not about to be run over.
connectivity

An Improved U.S.-Cuba Relationship: What It Could Mean for Tech

December 18, 2014 2:42 PM
On a 1992 visit to Cuba, I saw a nation that needed so much. Now, as relations between the U.S. and Cuba begin to thaw, I see better lives for Cubans and new markets for U.S. tech companies.
smartphone apps for hailing taxis

Cabby's Pal: Uber-Inspired Taxi Apps Being Considered in NYC, Chicago

December 15, 2014 2:45 PM
Smartphone apps for hailing taxis electronically are being proposed in Chicago and NYC to help traditional taxi firms compete better with services like Uber.
Samsung smartphone

Samsung Next-Gen Galaxy S6 Rumors Won't Fix My Music App Issues

December 10, 2014 12:00 PM
The Samsung Galaxy S6 could have a larger 5.5-inch display and a new CPU, but I'd rather have a music player that easily lets me move my music over from iTunes.
secure mobile app

Iowa Builds Smartphone App to Display Driver's Licenses

December 09, 2014 1:20 PM
Smartphone users in Iowa will soon be able to keep a secure electronic record of their driver's licenses in their phones using a new app.
flip phone

Flip Phone Simplicity Again Gets Attention From Some Users

December 04, 2014 12:40 PM
Old-style flip phones are showing up in the hands of some celebrities and public figures, which prompted a CBS News report on whether this is a new trend.
Chromebooks for schools

Chromebook Popularity in Schools Makes Perfect Sense

December 02, 2014 11:45 AM
Chromebooks cost less than Apple iPads and are packed with features. It's no surprise recent numbers show them pulling ahead of iPads in sales to U.S. schools.

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