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Watch: Google Unveils Working Prototype of Project Ara, Its Modular Smartphone
Technology

Watch: Google Unveils Working Prototype of Project Ara, Its Modular Smartphone

The device would allow for radical personalization in terms of both functionality and aesthetics.
Geoff Weiss
So What If Its First Phone Flopped? Amazon Is Keeping the Fire Alive Anyway.
Amazon

So What If Its First Phone Flopped? Amazon Is Keeping the Fire Alive Anyway.

Once burned, twice shy doesn't apply. Amazon's not tapping out of the smartphone market just yet.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Lenovo Officially Closes $2.91 Billion Acquisition of Motorola Unit From Google
Acquisitions

Lenovo Officially Closes $2.91 Billion Acquisition of Motorola Unit From Google

Deal paves the way for a fresh assault on the U.S. smartphone market.
Samsung Seeks Smartphone Revamp to Arrest Profit Slide
Smartphones

Samsung Seeks Smartphone Revamp to Arrest Profit Slide

The Seoul-based tech company says it needs to change up its smartphone line-up to take on competitors in the rapidly growing mid-to-low range segment.
BlackBerry CEO: Don't Be Tempted By Trendy, Popular Phones. Buy Ours Instead.
Innovation

BlackBerry CEO: Don't Be Tempted By Trendy, Popular Phones. Buy Ours Instead.

The struggling phone maker is setting up for the 'Classic,' a throwback to the BlackBerrys of yore.
Jason Fell
Amazon Reports $170 Million Writedown Due to Unsold 'Fire' Phones
Earnings Reports

Amazon Reports $170 Million Writedown Due to Unsold 'Fire' Phones

Writedown also includes supplier commitment costs related to the phone.
This Free App Solves Math Problems for You. Well, Mostly.
Apps

This Free App Solves Math Problems for You. Well, Mostly.

Hate doing math? A new app called PhotoMath could solve your problems. But you'll have to check its work.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
As Wearables Get Hot, These 6 Industries Are Poised to Capitalize
Wearables

As Wearables Get Hot, These 6 Industries Are Poised to Capitalize

The wearables revolution is coming. Here are the top industries that will cash in on the skyrocketing trend, according to a new report from PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
The Passport Is Not the BlackBerry You're Looking For
BlackBerry

The Passport Is Not the BlackBerry You're Looking For

The 4.5-inch square screen on BlackBerry's new Passport is certainly novel. But the smartphone seems to lack that crucial 'Aha!' moment.
Jason Cipriani
Furthering Its Goal to Get Physical, Amazon to Open West Coast Pop-Up Shops
Amazon

Furthering Its Goal to Get Physical, Amazon to Open West Coast Pop-Up Shops

The ecommerce powerhouse says will open pop-up kiosks in San Francisco and Sacramento, just in time for the holiday shopping season.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
This Translation App Helps Professionals Traveling in China and Japan
Business Travel

This Translation App Helps Professionals Traveling in China and Japan

Waygo, a mobile app, takes a snapshot of written text and translates it into basic English.
Jonathan Blum
Google to Unveil 'Shamu'-Sized Smartphone of Its Own Later This Month
Mobile

Google to Unveil 'Shamu'-Sized Smartphone of Its Own Later This Month

A size contest seems to have erupted among today's leading smartphone manufacturers.
Geoff Weiss
From Apple to Samsung, One British Entrepreneur Sees a Golden Opportunity
Business Ideas

From Apple to Samsung, One British Entrepreneur Sees a Golden Opportunity

Goldgenie takes smartphones and gives them a little extra bling.