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Blackphone aims to be the most secure Android phone ever

It won't be available until this summer, but its privacy features could be a big hit with the security-minded.

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Jolla shows its Sailfish mobile OS running on Android phones

Have you heard of the Sailfish OS for mobile phones? If you haven't, you should, says the company's CEO.

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Mobile World Congress wrap-up: 3 big trends from this year's show

Our intrepid team of reporters spent the week in Barcelona at the world's biggest mobile trade show, looking at a slew of mobile devices and services. But what topics were on everyone's mind at Mobile World Congress 2014?

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Galaxy S5's fingerprint sensor will be open to developers

Unlike Apple's walled-off Touch ID, developers will be able to take advantage of Samsung's fingerprint reader.

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Let my love open the door: Nymi wristband uses your pulse as a password

This fledgling wearable uses your pulse wave as a unique identifier, so it can unlock doors, accounts and more in a way that no one can decode or steal.

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A Volkswagen Golf TDI can mind-meld with your phone, thanks to MirrorLink

Several major manufacturers now plan to support MirrorLink, a standard for duplicating your phone's display on your car's display, for a more intuitive in-car experience.

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Mio stays on the pulse of fitness hardware with its wrist monitors

Wrist-worn heart rate monitors with the same accuracy as a tight, uncomfortable chest strap? Be still my beating heart.

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Beyond the hype: Internet of Things shows up strong at Mobile World Congress

The so-called Internet of everything is becoming a reality, disrupting the tech industry

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The wearables of Mobile World Congress: These are the best we saw

Ready your wrists and wallets, because we saw a bunch of cool smartwatches, fitness bands and wearables in Barcelona.

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Ten smartphones that caught our eye at Mobile World Congress

Samsung's Galaxy S5 may have grabbed the biggest share of the spotlight in Barcelona this week, but there were plenty of other mobile devices that caught our eye.

What caught our eye at Mobile World Congress 2014

Our intrepid team of reporters outlines three trends -- low-end smartphones, convertible tablets, and improved mobile audio -- that dominated their week in Barcelona.

Smart toothbrush lets you sync with an app, be a toothbrushing rockstar

Oral-B's Bluetooth toothbrush aims to make oral hygiene fun, with videos to entertain you and even achievement badges. But will four out of five dentists approve?

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Analysis: The Yoga Tablet 10 HD+'s gorgeous display is what makes it special

With its cool design and crisp HD display, this tablet unveiled at Mobile World Congress stands out from the Android crowd and might even cause a few iPad users to stray.

Mio's wrist monitors keep tabs on your heart rate

Say goodbye to those uncomfortable chest straps. Both the wrist-worn Mio Alpha and Mio Link promise to accurately measure your heart rate during exercise.

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This nanotech keeps your phone safe, even after a dunk in the drink

A microscopic coating from P2i coats the electronics inside smartphones to prevent the phones from short circuiting after getting wet.

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Intel wants its new mobile chips in your phone, tablet, toaster and more

The company might finally have a decent mobile chip with its 64-bit Merrifield and Moorefield designs, but its competitors have a huge head start.

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Drop your phone in the toilet? Nanotechnology could save it

A microscopic coating from P2i coats the electronics inside smartphones to prevent the phones from short circuiting after getting wet.

YotaPhone's e-ink smartphone display designed to save battery life

Yota Devices's updated dual-screen smartphone arrives later this year. Find out more about how it uses an e-ink display to save battery.

Record and watch from any device with the V@Home TV Gateway DVR

When it arrives in the U.S. later this year, this whole-home DVR from VBox will let you watch and record live TV on multiple devices at once.

Keep tabs on loved ones with the I'm Tracer GPS tracker

The Tracer has GPS and a SIM card that works with more than 500 carriers around the world, making it ideal for family vacations or solo adventurers who want to let people know that they're doing OK.

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I'm Tracer GPS wearable lets you find your loved ones anywhere in the world

Coming in July, the new wrist-worn GPS locator can provide parents and caregivers peace of mind, without having to give young children a real phone.

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Free the TV: VBox's DVR lets you record and watch from any device

Debuting at Mobile World Congress and arriving in the U.S. later in 2014, the V@Home TV Gateway DVR lets you watch and record live TV on multiple devices at once.