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FCC Chairman Nominee Supports Cell Phone Unlocking FCC Chairman Nominee Supports Cell Phone Unlocking
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Tom Wheeler, the man President Obama has nominated to be the next FCC chairman, has something in common with a lot of Americans. He believes that they have the right to unlock their cell phones after a two-year contract is …

Google Prepares ‘Several Ranking Changes’ For Sites Not Configured For Smartphone Users Google Prepares ‘Several Ranking Changes’ For Sites Not Configured For Smartphone Users
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Google announced on Tuesday that it plans to roll out “several ranking changes” in the near future, which address sites that are “misconfigured for smartphone users.” Essentially, if your content provides errors on smartphones, your rankings are going to suffer. …

Wireless Carriers Back Worthless Cellphone Unlocking Bill Wireless Carriers Back Worthless Cellphone Unlocking Bill

Should you be able to unlock your cellphone? Wireless carriers used to not think so, but now the industry’s lobbying group seems to be fine with it as long as the bill is worthless. The Hill reports that the wireless …

Pew: The Majority of Americans Now Own Smartphones Pew: The Majority of Americans Now Own Smartphones
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For the first time ever, Pew Research Center can say that the majority of American adults own smartphones. Not the majority of American adult cellphone owners, mind you. They mean that the majority of all American adults now have a …

HTC One Is Finally Coming To Verizon Later This Summer HTC One Is Finally Coming To Verizon Later This Summer

By most accounts, the HTC One is the best Android smartphone to be released this year. It has proven itself with carriers and Google will even be offering a stock Android version of the device later this month. The only …

House To Hold Hearing On Worthless Cellphone Unlocking Bill Next Week House To Hold Hearing On Worthless Cellphone Unlocking Bill Next Week
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Pretty much everybody in Washington agrees with the common man – you should be able to unlock your cellphone without fear of repercussion. Where we tend to disagree is how to go about doing this. Unfortunately, the House has decided …

Motorola Will Make Its Next Smartphone In The U.S. Motorola Will Make Its Next Smartphone In The U.S.

Google is creating 2,000 jobs in Texas this year with the announcement that its Motorola division will be building its next smartphone at a Forth Worth factory. During an All Things D talk in which Motorola unveiled its own Mark …

Redditor Claims Samsung Galaxy S3 Exploded Overnight, Posts Pictures Redditor Claims Samsung Galaxy S3 Exploded Overnight, Posts Pictures
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One redditor had a pretty interesting night over the weekend, as they awoke to their Samsung Galaxy S3 on fire – and they have the pictures to prove it. According to the account, the device was stock everything – battery, …

Wet Phone? DryBox Offers Rapid Drying Solution Wet Phone? DryBox Offers Rapid Drying Solution

Now you’ve really done it. Your big, dumb hands have fumbled your iPhone and it falls, in slow-motion, straight into the pool, toilet, puddle – whatever. Panic turns to helplessness. Your phone is waterlogged. What do you do? Surround the …

Smartphone Shipments Will Finally Pass Feature Phones This Year Smartphone Shipments Will Finally Pass Feature Phones This Year

2013 will be the year that global smartphone shipments finally top feature phones, according to new figured from NPD. According to the research firm, global smartphone shipments will hit 937 million units this year. That will just outpace global feature …

Newt Gingrich Is Puzzled, Apparently Doesn’t Know the Word ‘Smartphone’ Newt Gingrich Is Puzzled, Apparently Doesn’t Know the Word ‘Smartphone’
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Newt Gingrich and the fine folks at Gingrich Productions are puzzled. Truly puzzled. Just what the hell do you call a phone that has apps, lets you take pictures, and allows you to browse the interwebs? “Think about it. If …

Nokia Announces The Lumia 928, Exclusive To Verizon Nokia Announces The Lumia 928, Exclusive To Verizon
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Windows Phone fans on Verizon were disappointed last year to learn that the Nokia Lumia 920, ‘the” Windows Phone to have, would be exclusive to AT&T. They had to settle for the underpowered Lumia 820 or go with HTC’s 8X …

Amazon 3D Smartphone In The Works [Report] Amazon 3D Smartphone In The Works [Report]

A report is out from the Wall Street Journal today, indicating that Amazon is working on a new line of hardware products, which includes a smartphone with 3D display capability, an additional smartphone, and an audio-only streaming device. These are …

Samsung Galaxy S4 Ships With Over 7GB of Software Pre-Installed Samsung Galaxy S4 Ships With Over 7GB of Software Pre-Installed
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The U.S. launch of the Samsung Galaxy S4 is imminent and Android fans are clamoring to get their hands on the Korean manufacturer’s latest flagship Android device. Anyone hoping to use the phone to store pictures, audio, and video, however, …

Samsung Galaxy S4 TV Ad Hits the Web, is Boring Samsung Galaxy S4 TV Ad Hits the Web, is Boring
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Nearly a decade ago, Apple proved that advertising was key in getting consumers hooked on their brand. Memorable iPod commercials used color and indie music to create Apple’s new image as the company that sells the best portable electronics. It’s …

Condoms for Your Smartphone Let You Protect Your Other Important Device Condoms for Your Smartphone Let You Protect Your Other Important Device

Sometimes, your device needs protection. And sometimes, you also need to protect your iPhone (apologies). With Smartskin Condoms for Smartphones, you can keep your phone safe from rain, sand, or any other unsavory materials that it may come into contact …

Galaxy S4 Supply Limited, Warns Samsung Galaxy S4 Supply Limited, Warns Samsung

Earlier today, T-Mobile revealed that its original Samsung Galaxy S4 launch date has been pushed back from April 24 to April 29. The carrier blamed “an unexpected delay with inventory deliveries” as the cause. Now, it seems that T-Mobile’s supply …

Developers Can Get Their Hands On Firefox OS Dev Units Next Week Developers Can Get Their Hands On Firefox OS Dev Units Next Week

Until now, developers interested in getting their hands on actual Firefox OS hardware had to either attend a workshop or install the OS on their Sony android device. Now Geeksphone is finally ready to start shipping out Firefox OS dev …

Samsung Galaxy S4 Arrives On T-Mobile April 24, Retails For $150 Samsung Galaxy S4 Arrives On T-Mobile April 24, Retails For $150
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AT&T was the first to announce pre-order details for the Galaxy S4 so it was assumed that it would also be the first carrier to get Samsung’s new flagship device. That’s actually not the case as T-Mobile will be getting …

The Desktop Twitter User Will Soon Be A Thing Of The Past The Desktop Twitter User Will Soon Be A Thing Of The Past
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Twitter is all about gut reactions and snappy statements. The very nature of the social network requires that people have access to it all times. This is leading to an increasing number of people using Twitter on mobile devices. In …

iPhones Are Not Losing Popularity Among Teens iPhones Are Not Losing Popularity Among Teens
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If this is the look of waining popularity, I’m sure Apple is quite content to let it continue. Piper Jaffray’s 25th bi-annual teens and devices survey just came out. And in continuing what has been a trend over the last …