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A smartphone costing just $4 starts shipping this week

It's the budget phone of all budget phones, one so cheap that when it was announced earlier this year, many dismissed it as a joke or a scam. But four months on, the $4 Freedom 251 smartphone is about to start shipping.
Web

Google’s symptom checker is a new way to incorrectly self-diagnose your ailments

Google's launched a new feature on mobile, symptom checker, that helps searchers find useful information about medical maladies and ailments. It's available in the U.S. in English, with additional language support planned.
Business

Moving In: LeEco ramps up US expansion plans with new hires, new land

Chinese technology giant LeEco is speeding up its plans to expand into the U.S. market, as it is rapidly hires employees and purchases land from Yahoo. It even plucked legal counsel Joshua McGuire from Google, so momentum is certainly on…
Mobile

The 5 best phones you can safely hand over to your kids’ grubby paws

Keeping track of your children on the go is tough, but finding the right cell phone for them may be even harder. Check out our selection of the best cell phones for kids, so you can find the right device for your kid (and your wallet).
Mobile

Sony dominates the smartphone CMOS image sensor market

Sony dominates the CMOS image sensor market, controlling 35 percent and $3.6 billion of the 2015 total of $6.7 billion. Image sensors are found in smartphone cameras, cars, and drones.
Mobile

London’s first-ever naked restaurant strips away the tech as well as the clothes

Dining at London's first-ever naked restaurant means casting aside not only your clothes, but your smartphone, too. The new eatery is keen for diners to get back to basics and to have a night out "without impurities." So make sure you scrub…
Mobile

Who needs an umbrella? These waterproof Android phones can handle the rain

Looking for a smartphone that can take a dunk with you? Waterproof and water-resistant devices are finally breaking into the mainstream. Here’s a splashdown of the best waterproof phones currently on the market.
Mobile

Asus goes big, real big, with new ZenFone 3 line-up

Asus has launched not one but three new models of ZenFone 3, and the largest is big enough to be a tablet. The phones boast high-end cameras, integrated antenna design, and the latest Snapdragon processors.
Mobile

Is Microsoft finished making Windows phones?

Microsoft has announced Wednesday that it will cut 1,850 jobs, all related to smartphones, and radically restructure its mobile strategy. This means concentrating on universal and cross platform apps, rather than consumer mobile devices.
Mobile

U.S. House rejects bill that would have forced carriers to disclose a phone’s location

The Kelsey Smith Act did not pass the House of Representatives. The bill sought to force carriers, like Verizon and AT&T, to give up the location of a phone to law enforcement in emergency situations.
Mobile

More than 600 Android-running phone models were launched this past year

Taking the banner of branding empowerment, Google took the stage on Google I/O and presented very pretty numbers. Be it phone models, app usage, or ridiculous numbers of selfies, the firm had a lot to brag about.
Mobile

20 handy HTC 10 tips and tricks you’ll want to know

If you’ve got yourself a sexy HTC 10, then you’ll want to unleash its full potential with our HTC 10 tips and tricks. Find out how to get the best from your new smartphone.