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At $99, the Moto X costs $100 less than the Galaxy S5. So which is the better smartphone? We put both through a nine-round competition to find out.

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news - SEPTEMBER 3 2

A phone-security company says it has detected nearly 20 suspicious cellular towers that could spy on phones across the country.

Tutorial - OCTOBER 16

With the number of cameras available on the market, it can get pretty confusing when trying to find the right one for you. The choice used to be...

news - AUGUST 7 0

Hidden controls used by wireless carriers can be hacked to seize control of billions of mobile devices, including cellular-enabled vehicles.

news - JULY 7 4

If you're flying into the US from certain overseas airports, a dead battery could mean you miss your flight, thanks to a new TSA rule.

news - FEBRUARY 18 0

Two Greek researchers think they've found a way to knock an entire cellular network offline by flooding it with bogus requests.

reviews - JANUARY 13 2

So it is perhaps surprising to learn that the industry is already working on its successor, 5G. What’s the difference and why do we need to move on from network speeds that are already being heralded as...

news - JANUARY 8 0

Toshiba's latest camera may make fuzzy selfies and blurry group photos taken with cellphones a thing of the past.

news - DECEMBER 11 31

At an investor conference, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson said that the days of phone carriers covering most of your phone's cost are numbered.

reviews - NOVEMBER 28 3

Learn about no-contract phones and whether it makes more financial sense to buy a phone at full price and pay for month-to-month service.

news - NOVEMBER 22 2

3D Systems will 3D print parts of Motorola’s Project Ara smartphones that buyers can customize.

news - NOVEMBER 15 10

If you don't go along, FCC head tells carrier organization, we'll make you do it.

news - APRIL 4 14

Life begins at 40, cell phone!

news - FEBRUARY 18 17

Unfortunately.

news - FEBRUARY 17 16

Upgraded Android version offers enhanced security predominately for developers and root/mod users.

news - FEBRUARY 15 11

Balisillie cashes out.

news - FEBRUARY 15 4

Apple is working on a fix for a security issue with iOS 6.1 that allows users to bypass the lock screen.

news - FEBRUARY 15 15

Photo-sharing service had amended ToS to sell users' images.

news - FEBRUARY 14 3

Anticipates users' queries by automatically showing weather, sports scores, etc.

news - FEBRUARY 14 23

Country Fire Authority in Australia explains mapping solution's inaccuracies.

news - FEBRUARY 14 9

Social network wants more expressive and a wider range of emotions.

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