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Selfie time! What to look for in a front-facing Android phone camera

Reward your narcissism by bringing home the best phone for snapping selfies.

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Samsung starts shipping new 4K TVs with Tizen OS

The price for new 4K Samsung 2015 TVs starts at $949.99.

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Bluetooth starts weaving its mesh for IoT

Low-power Bluetooth devices should get a standard way to organize themselves in networks next year

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Wear Buhel ‘Soundglasses’ and you’ll hear music and phone calls right through your skull

These high-tech sunglasses combine Bluetooth with bone-conduction technology to replace earbuds and headphones.

App Invasion: Spring will change the way you shop on your iPhone

This app deserves major props for redefining the mobile checkout before we had even heard of Apple Pay.

Turn your smartphone into a satellite phone with Iridium's GO! hotspot

The Iridium GO! costs less than a full-fledged satellite phone, provides access for five users, and let's you retain that familiar smartphone experience with all your contacts intact.

Sony Xperia Z3v review: Verizon gets the exclusive on this Xperia Z2 do-over

It's got powerful internals, a 20-megapixel camera, and a version of Android that isn't annoying to look at—hopefully a stint at Verizon will help it reach more users.

App Invasion: Meet Flic, the iOS photo manager for lazy people

People have been calling Flic the Tinder of photo apps, and that’s the perfect description: Use gestures to quickly clear out your Camera Roll and keep only the photos that matter.

Galaxy Note 4 review: Samsung finally listens to its fans, and it pays off

With the Note 4, it feels like Samsung took every little comment stuffed into its cobweb-covered suggestion box and actually listened to what its users want.

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App Invasion: Defend Earth from an alien invasion and get your fitness on with Superhero Workout

This fitness game has you complete high-intensity reps in order to save the world.

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Facebook's location-based ads pitch you on the store you just walked by

A new ad format lets businesses target users by geographic radius

App Invasion: HealthKit app Lark talks to you to help you stay active

Lark tracks your sleeping and fitness activity, and engages in quick conversations with you to keep you on track with your daily goals.

App Invasion: Stay on task and log time with Hours

This time management tool helps keep you on task, and shines in iOS 8's new widget feature.

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Subway to accept NFC payments starting in October

The sandwich chain will roll out contactless payments at 26,000 restaurants

The new Moto X review: Finally a flagship phone worthy of a Motorola comeback

With the exception of a mediocre camera, this may be the best Android phone you can buy.

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California regulators say Uber, Lyft and Sidecar's carpool services are illegal

Drivers can't carry multiple passengers while charging individual fares, the California Public Utilities Commission said.

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Ericsson buys Fabrix Systems for $95M to help put TV on any screen

Fabrix sells software for cloud DVRs and video on demand

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T-Mobile takes Wi-Fi voice and text everywhere

A new offering allows calls from outside the US and on US airliners with Gogo in-flight service.