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FreedomPop is building a 'WiFi-first' smartphone with Intel

Budget carrier FeedomPop has signed a deal with Intel that will see it introduce a "WiFi-first" smartphone next year. The phone will use Intel's low-cost "SoFIA" Atom x3 processors and leverage WiFi hotspots wherever possible instead of mobile data, even for things like texting and calling. Show More Summary

AT&T offers its first smartwatches that share your phone number

If you've wanted a smartwatch that could take its own calls without having to use a separate phone number, relief is in sight... as long as you're willing to subscribe to AT&T, anyway. The carrier has revealed that it will start taking...Show More Summary

Google's 'Project Wing' commercial drone service to launch in 2017

We've seen Project Wing, the air-delivery service from Google, tap NASA to help sidestep reams of bureaucratic red tape and get off the ground before, and it looks like the service could soon launch in earnest. The outfit's laying the...Show More Summary

The 'tablet' for your wrist has arrived

Yes, someone actually made a wearable "tablet." And no, we're not talking about the Neptune Pine, which is basically an oversized watch that doubles as a phone. This new device, dubbed Rufus Cuff, features a 3.2-inch screen and, since launching as an Indiegogo campaign in 2014, has promised to be more than a smartwatch. Show More Summary

Snowden's favorite secure chat services unite in one Android app

Want to keep your text and voice chats truly private, the way NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden does? You'll want to try Open Whisper Systems' Signal for Android, then. The newly launched, Snowden-approved app merges OWS' existing RedPhone...Show More Summary

Bunk Baidu SDK puts backdoor on millions of Android devices

A software development kit created by Baidu, China's Google, has reportedly opened more than 100 million Android devices to malicious hackers. Baidu's Moplus SDK may not be available to the public but it's already made its way into more than 14,000 Android apps -- only 4,000 of which Baidu actually created. Show More Summary

Sprint signs first direct roaming agreement with Cuba

Not so fast Verizon, Sprint announced Monday that it is the first US carrier to ink a direct roaming agreement with Telecommunications Company of Cuba (ETECSA). This agreement, along with a similar deal for direct long-distance interconnection, means that Sprint customers will be able to use their phones on the island just as they do in the US. Show More Summary

AT&T will be the first US carrier to offer Blackberry's Priv

AT&T will begin carrying the Blackberry Priv on November 6th, the company announced on Monday. The phone, which runs Android's Lollipop OS and features a slide-out physical keyboard, will be available that Friday in both AT&T retail outlets and the company's website. Show More Summary

SoundCloud's latest mobile app helps share your audio creations

SoundCloud has made much ado over playing its eclectic audio mix from your phone. But what if you're a creator who wants to make sure those tracks blow up? That's where the new SoundCloud Pulse might come in handy. The Android app currently lets you share audio, track the popularity of your work and respond to comments. Show More Summary

T-Mobile wants to put a mini LTE tower in your home

T-Mobile has done a fair amount to get LTE into every nook and cranny of its coverage map, but that doesn't matter much if there's still a cellular dead zone in your home or office. You might not have that issue from now on, though.Show More Summary

Wileyfox's Storm is as chic as £199 smartphones come

New smartphone brand Wileyfox arrived on the scene brandishing the Swift, a midish-range device with an agreeable £129 price tag. Last week, it followed up with the Storm, its second contract-free handset you could call Wileyfox's flagship. Show More Summary

Instagram used Halloween to test a new, curated video channel

Snapchat has its Stories, Twitter has moments and, as of Halloween, Instagram has 'Best Videos.' It's not the catchiest name in the world, but it delivers. The feature launched with a curated collection of holiday-themed Instagram videos...Show More Summary

Stingray phone surveillance tools can also record your calls

It looks like the Stingray tools law enforcement agencies have been using to track cellphones are even worse than we thought. They also have the ability to record your calls and access your text communications, according to Justice Department documents obtained by the ACLU. Show More Summary

Periscope's first live horror flick will scare you off the internet for good

The internet can be a scary place if you're not careful. Horror film producer Jason Blum is making sure of that. His latest film, Fifteen, doesn't just leverage social media networks for its setting, they're also the movies' broadcast platform. Show More Summary

Apple's latest Android app gives you control of the Beats Pill+

When the new Beats speaker, its first since joining Apple, was announced earlier this month, the companion app and its added features were only ready for iOS. Now that the Pill+ is on sale, Beats released an Android version of the software, too. Show More Summary

Reuters: Walmart's new app will reduce wait times for store pick-ups

Walmart's delivery drones unfortunately won't be ready to drop off packages these holidays. According to Reuters, though, the retailer will at least release a new app that can make picking up online purchases in store a lot faster. The...Show More Summary

Google Nexus 6P's display will be tough to replace

Google's new big phone, the Nexus 6P, has no separate display assembly: that's what iFixit has discovered when it tore its first Huawei-made device down. Upon pulling the phone apart, almost all its internal components besides the NFC antenna came right off in one piece. Show More Summary

EE's wallet-busting 'Complete' tariffs come with a 50GB data allowance

EE split its pay-monthly plans into two tiers a couple of years ago, offering "double-speed" data and the highest allowances to anyone willing to shell out for its pricey "Extra" tariffs. Naturally, 4G contracts have become increasingly more affordable since, leaving Brewsters everywhere with pockets ablaze. Show More Summary

HTC won't talk about its own future any more

A few months ago, we suggested that HTC could be the first really big Android manufacturer to go to the wall. In the wake of the firm's most recent update on its financial health, we're not really able to say anything different. TheShow More Summary

Android and Chrome OS may be combined as early as next year

For years, people have wondered if Google would merge its Android and Chrome operating systems, and the company has steadfastly held to them important but distinct pieces of its strategy. That might be changing: The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Google has been working for two years to merge Chrome OS and Android. Show More Summary

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