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Smartphones may soon provide earthquake warnings

Science Magazine - ‎1 hour ago‎
Trying to harness the world's 1 billion smartphones for earthquake warning isn't new, says John Vidale, a seismologist at the University of Washington, Seattle, who was not involved in the study.

Jason Mander :Smartphones Fly as Tablets Take a Nose Dive

Huffington Post UK - ‎3 hours ago‎
Once upon a time, tablets could do no wrong. Ownership and usage rates were growing dramatically, new models were flooding the market and the smaller screens of smartphones were being seriously criticised. Tablets were the must-have devices which ...
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New Congress Bill Aims to Stop State-Level Bans on Encrypted Smartphones

Newsweek - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
In response to two separate state bills aimed to ban the sale of encrypted smartphones, a California congressman introduced a bill that will allow the federal government to trump any state-led initiatives on encryption.
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Google's Virtual Reality Push May Not Rely On Smartphones

Fortune - ‎11 hours ago‎
Staring at a smartphone at very close proximity can cause headaches that specially designed screens are less likely to trigger.

How One Creepy Company Uses Smartphones to Secretly Track Voters

Gizmodo - ‎4 hours ago‎
The 2016 election has intensely focused on the debate surrounding the NSA's endless amount of spying powers. But when Iowa voters recently voiced their opinion on who should be in charge of that murky world of cyber surveillance (among other things), ...
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Intex Aqua Craze, Aqua Lite Budget Smartphones Launched in India

NDTV - ‎9 hours ago‎
Intex has unveiled its new Aqua Craze (seen above) smartphone in India at Rs. 6,190. Additionally, the Aqua Lite has also been launched by the company with a listing on its site that's complete with a price of Rs.
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Power-generating shoes could solve smartphone battery anxiety

E&T magazine - ‎5 hours ago‎
A typical smartphone requires less than two watts, which means the power generated by walking would be enough to power even larger devices such as tablets, laptops or flashlights.

The big new trends for smartphones and commerce

The Nation - ‎2 hours ago‎
Secondly, smartphones are becoming the main TV screen as 41 per cent of TV/video content is watched on televisions, while smartphones alone represent 31 per cent. Line's predictions are similar to Ericsson's forecasts for this year. According to ...
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Lava unveils brigade of 4G smartphones –A71, A88, X11

Zee News - ‎2 hours ago‎
New Delhi: Smartphone maker Lava International Limited has unveiled a brigade of smartphones in the affordable 4G segment --A71, A88 and X11.

7 Smartphones With Humongous Batteries: Lenovo Vibe P1, Asus ZenFone Max, Oppo R7 Plus And More

Tech Times - ‎8 hours ago‎
Before getting started with the list, it should be noted that a smartphone doesn't exactly rely on batteries alone to last long, as both hardware and software optimizations play big roles in this department.
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Snapdragon X16: Future smartphones could download 4K movies in minutes

TrustedReviews - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
As file sizes balloon in the wake of 4K video, internet speeds certainly have some catching up to do. Qualcomm has unveiled a new smartphone modem that supports breakneck download speeds of up to 1Gbps. That means a 4K movie - estimated at 100GB ...

Valentine's Day 2016 smart gifting ideas in six smartphones

The Indian Express - ‎12 hours ago‎
Valentine's Day smartphone gift idea 6: Last but not the least has to be Moto X Play. The one smartphone that won't really die thanks to its huge 3630mAh battery.
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Smartphones with a week-long battery life are coming

Inquirer - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
THE DAYS OF plugging in your smartphone at midday could soon be over as handsets with a week-long battery life are just two years away.
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Market Report: Arm Holdings dives on fears about outlook for smartphones

The Independent - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
Arm Holdings caught the smartphone bug as the iPhone chip designer dived on fears about the outlook for smartphones.

10 ways you show someone you care (with your smartphone)

Greenbot - ‎7 hours ago‎
This will probably come as no surprise, but studies have shown that smartphones (and technology in general) are negatively affecting our relationships.
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Top 10 Best Android Smartphones Buyers Guide: February 2016 Edition

Android Headlines - Android News - ‎18 hours ago‎
With Mobile World Congress just around the corner, we should new releases from LG and Samsung and possibly Sony and a few others. For now however, it's a sad yet realistic affair that makes 2015's greatest smartphones the greatest smartphones of 2016, ...
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Reliance Retail offers LYF smartphones under its 'Togetherness Offer' for Valentine's Day

Firstpost - ‎8 hours ago‎
This Valentine's Day, Reliance Retail is offering its specially designed, limited edition range of LYF devices under its 'Togetherness Offer' which will be available in 13 cities such as Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Pune, Chennai ...
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Smartphones won the camera wars a long time ago, so why are we still expecting otherwise?

Firstpost - ‎13 hours ago‎
Smartphone cameras eating away at the market share of dedicated digital cameras is old news. On and off over the past few years, digital camera makers such as Canon, Nikon and Sony, to name a few, comment on this sad state of affairs.

10 great images captured with smartphones #115

Phone Arena - ‎12 hours ago‎
We're back with the 115th post in our special photographic-centric series where we present you with a number of awesome images taken by... well, you (and your cell phones). So, which picture did you like most last time? The answer is Stanley ...
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Honor 5X Review: Can Huawei's Budget Smartphone Really Help It Crack US Market?

International Business Times - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
The world's third-biggest smartphone maker, Chinese company Huawei, saw huge growth in 2015 but it remains practically a nonentity in the U.S.
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