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Home Theater

How to use your mobile device to control your home theater

With the right selection of apps you can transform your iOS or Android phone or tablet into an elegant home entertainment command center.

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Ikea's newest furniture can charge your phone wirelessly

New desks, bedside tables, and lamps will feature Qi wireless charging capabilities.

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Sony doubles down on PlayStation, but may sacrifice phones, TVs

It looks increasingly likely that Sony will exit both its TV and smartphone businesses as part of a restructuring plan outlined today by Sony executives in Japan.

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UbiSpeak combines voice and text messaging in a single app

Developer of the Ubi voice-controlled computer announces a free Android and iOS app that lets you create text messages with your voice.

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Move over Ara? Mystery startup Vsenn is building a phone with swappable components, too

A ‘former Nokia Android X program manager’ is supposedly the brains behind this latest smartphone with swappable components, but details are very light.

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Report: Samsung's Galaxy S6 might be the flagship you've been waiting for (but probably not)

It's referred to as "Project Zero" because Samsung is basically doing a do-over, but from the sound if it, the company is just up to its old tricks again.

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BeOn Burglar Deterrent uses smart LED light bulbs to deter home break-ins

When you’re away from home, this security system responds to your doorbell by mimicking your at-home lighting usage.

EcoATM's simple model: Insert phone, take money

You could put your old phone on Craigslist, you could trust your carrier to give you a fair price (right), or you could try EcoATM's impressively thorough vetting and pricing model, with the lure of instant cash.

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New ARM Mali graphics processors bring 4K video to phones and tablets

The company will upgrade its Mali graphics products to support 4K video.

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AT&T bundles $1 Amazon Fire phone with $49 Fire HDX tablet

At this point, AT&T and Amazon are practically paying people to take the hardware off their hands

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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.

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Why Google made such a big-ass phone with the Nexus 6

The Nexus 6 is the right size, the right price, and the right move for the Android platform.

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HTC Desire 816 review: A decent phablet with a cheap data plan

If you can live with the substandard camera, the Desire 816 offers a lot of screen for less money

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Blackphone tweak makes app updates less annoying for the security-conscious

The smartphone for the paranoid gets a better email client and a panorama camera mode - for sharing pics with NO ONE.

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HTC says it isn't becoming a camera company, but 'companion devices' are key to its mobile future

In a one-on-one Greenbot interview, HTC's VP of Product Planning tells us "50 percent smartphones and 50 percent other connected devices" might be in the roadmap.

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Phablet vs. mini-tablet: The big choice between two smallish devices

As phones grow and tablets shrink, they’re merging in form, but not always in function. We size up the key specs and differences you should care about.