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London’s iconic black cabs set to become free Wi-Fi hotspots

London's black cabs are set to offer free Wi-Fi to passengers from early next year. The service will be supported by an ads-for-access model requiring users to watch a short ad prior to connecting.

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Droid-baiting, 1080p, quad-core Oppo Find 5 smartphone made official

Upcoming smartphone manufacturer Oppo has launched the Find 5, an Android 4.1 smartphone with a 5-inch, 1080p resolution touchscreen and an impressive 13-megapixel camera. It's almost certainly coming to the USA too.

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Men, college grads are more engaged with news on mobile devices

Analyzing news consumption on mobile devices, a recent Pew study looks at education, income level and gender as it relates to watching or reading news.

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Nokia Lumia Windows Phone 8 handsets available for pre-order in China

Three of Nokia's Windows Phone 8 Lumia handsets are now available for pre-order in China.

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Yahoo Mail is now prettier, faster, and more mobile

Yahoo Mail has a new look, faster speed, and new iOS and Windows 8 apps. Can CEO Marissa Mayer's first big release push Yahoo back to the top of the worldwide email food chain?

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Verizon offering Samsung Galaxy Camera online starting December 13

Starting December 13, you can head to Verizon's online store and place your order for the Samsung Galaxy Camera. The 4G LTE connected camera will run for $550 and cost $5 to add to your monthly data plan. The device will also be available an in exclusive…

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Kaptur your memorable events into a digital album with help from your Facebook friends

Kaptur collects photos into albums of memorable moments shared on yours' and your friend's Facebook Timeline, and the app has gained enough popularity it's hit the one million user milestone.

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Intel plans 2013 attack on ARM with next-generation mobile chips

Intel has confirmed its next generation systems-on-a-chip will go into production in 2013, ready to take on the might of ARM once again, as its Medfield processors have failed to take hold of the market so far.

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Why text messaging is here to stay

The text message is 20 years old, and the landscape for communication is continuing to change. What does the future bode for the aging tool?

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HTC announces the One SV, coming soon to the UK’s one and only 4G network

HTC has announced the One SV, a new 4G LTE phone headed for the EE network in the UK where it will help fill out the range of available hardware, which is currently dominated by high-end phones.

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First Windows Phone 8 update hitting select devices now, brings key bug fixes

Microsoft promised an update to Windows Phone 8 would appear in December, and sure enough, one has started to appear on international HTC phones, fixing several annoying bugs.

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Apple (sort of) fixes ‘potentially life-threatening’ error in its Maps app

Traveling in Australia? Using Apple Maps to navigate your way to the small town of Mildura in Victoria? Apple has now fixed the "potentially life-threatening" error in Maps, allowing you to travel secure in the knowledge you won't end up stranded and sweating…

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Is RIM using stealth advertising to promote BlackBerry 10 on Twitter?

As the launch date for BlackBerry 10 gets ever closer, so Research in Motion needs to promote its new operating system even harder. Its latest play is on Twitter, where it may be using stealth advertising techniques to get the word out.

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Crank up the rumor mill: iPhone 5S coming in June 2013 with improved camera, NFC and color options

An analyst who called it right with the iPhone 4S says Apple will launch an iPhone 5S handset in June 2013, sporting a better camera, NFC technology and a more powerful battery. And if neither black nor white does it for you, that's no problem – it'll be out…

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Watch out Nokia, Huawei is opening an R&D center on your doorstep

Smartphone manufacturer Huawei has announced that it will open a new research and development in Finland.

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