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Huawei bypassing carriers, selling directly to U.S. smartphone shoppers

Hoping to improve its popularity in the U.S., Huawei is selling the Ascend Mate 2 directly to U.S. customers via GetHuawei.com.

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Microsoft releases pre-release Outlook Web App for Android

Nearly a year after landing on iOS, Office 365 business users can try out a pre-release build of a native Outlook Web App for Android.

on pcworld.com

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Starbucks gears up for wireless charging support nationwide

Starbucks is taking incremental steps, yet again, as it plans a national rollout of Duracell Powermat wireless charging stations.

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Amazon stops taking pre-orders on Warner Bros. movies

Amazon appears to be involved with another supplier spat in addition to its ongoing conflict with publisher Hachette.

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OnePlus One launch delayed to fix critical OpenSSL bug

The OnePlus One was supposed to ship sometime in May, but a pesky newly discovered OpenSSL bug thwarted those plans.

on greenbot.com

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Apple says no to incentivized ad watching and social sharing in App Store crackdown

Apple is famous for its crackdowns on apps for various reasons, but this latest app purge may be a big win for users.

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'McLaren' Lumia phone may include Kinect-like '3D Touch' gesture control

We first heard about 3D Touch in November, but two new reports have a lot of detail to share about some new motion control features expected to land on Windows Phone.

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Snooze control: Google Now gets destination alarms for public transit

Never worry about missing your stop again with this recently spotted addition to Google Now.

on greenbot.com

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Motorola debuts 64GB Moto X with a 'Try then buy' promo

Motorola has rolled out a 64GB flavor of the Moto X, but we're still waiting on that X+1.

on greenbot.com

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Hands-on with Irista, Canon's new online photo storage service

Looking for a new home for your photos? Canon has a service you might be interested in, but only for up to 10GB of storage for now.

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Flickr to dump Facebook, Google logins in favor of Yahoo accounts by end of June

In March, Yahoo said it was coming and now it has. Flickr will soon stop accepting Facebook and Google logins.

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5 things we think we know about Amazon's 3D smartphone

After years of rumors, Amazon finally looks set to launch its first smartphone that includes a futuristic 3D display.

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Hello, world: Developer creates Apple Swift-based Flappy Bird clone in four hours

Swift isn't just Apple's new programming language, it's also further proof that Flappy Bird is the new 'Hello, world' for game development.

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Moto X-like hands-free mode coming to all Android phones, says report

Google's hotword detection is a great feature, but the stock version built into Android is limited. That may be about to change says a new report.

on greenbot.com

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AT&T releases rugged, shock-resistant Samsung Galaxy S5 Active

Forget the leaks, the real deal is finally here at AT&T. Samsung's Galaxy S5 Active is now available for purchase.

on greenbot.com