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Privacy under threat as mobile network adds discreet tracking tech to new phones

Japanese mobile network NTT Docomo has admitted that several new phones, including the Galaxy S7 Edge, will have a feature that allows it to discreetly track the device's location, without the owner knowing.
Android Army

Lenovo debuts the Vibe C, a midrange phone bound for Croatia

Lenovo's angling for budget smartphone buyers with the Vibe C, an affordable Android handset bound for Croatia. It's specs are nothing to write home about, but certainly not the worst of the midrange bunch.
Cool Tech

Your skull has a unique ‘fingerprint’, and SkullConduct lets you use it as a password

Researchers have developed an innovative biometric authentication technique by tapping into Google Glass features and recognizing the unique sound pattern of each person's skull.
Mobile

An entire stadium of 75,000 is evacuated when a fake smartphone bomb is found

It must be hard to keep track of fake smartphones-that-look-like-a-bomb training devices, but they can cause chaos when you leave one lying around at a football stadium, and it's discovered right before kickoff.
Photography

Blips ultra-thin lenses that turn any smartphone into a microscope

Blips are macro and micro lenses that give any smartphone camera a close-up view. These thin strips give you greater magnification power for macro photography or studying tiny objects and insects, like a microscope.
Photography

Apple will sell premium iPhone lens kit from Moment at select retail stores

Premium iPhone lens manufacturer Moment is partnering with Apple to bring its premium camera kit to 50 Apple Stores in the U.S. The company recently secured $3 million in funding.
DT Daily

Moto X going modular? Teen discovers lost Mayan city, needs fedora and whip 3:08

Motorola's next Moto X phone may get a series of modular options, Amazon targets YouTube with user videos, teen pinpoints undiscovered Mayan city using star maps, satellite imagery, math and internet-based maps.
Mobile

Soon, the Land Rover name will be on more than just cars

Land Rover, the iconic car manufacturer, has decided it needs to give fans of its vehicles the chance to own a Land Rover smartphone as well. A new deal will see the first Land Rover phone launch early next year.
Mobile

$15,000 smartphone coming in May puts tech before bling

Sirin Labs is the latest name in the niche, ultra-expensive smartphone world. It plans to release a $15,000 device in May, that will concentrate on technology rather than blinged-up luxury.
Mobile

The NHTSA is using Twitter to personally call out people who text and drive

The NHTSA has taken to a new method of calling out people who text and drive -- Twitter. Scroll down the NHTSA's Twitter feed and you'll see a constant stream of tweets at people who admit, sometimes gleefully, that they're testing and…
Mobile

Acer’s Liquid Zest Plus phablet has one of the biggest batteries we’ve ever seen

Acer has taken the wraps off of a new smartphone, the Liquid Zest Plus. The device features a 5.5-inch display, 13MP camera, and a 5,000mAh battery, one of the largest we've ever seen on a smartphone.
Mobile

Woman dies of electrocution after using smartphone that was being charged

A smartphone that was being charged has been ruled the culprit in the tragic death of a woman in Malaysia. 30 year old Suhana Mohamad was speaking on her mobile device while it was plugged into a wall socket when the incident occurred.