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Google launches business-friendly video-calling version of Hangouts called Meet

Google has launched a new app called Meet by Hangouts, which is aimed at helping businesses with their video-calling needs. In fact, while Hangouts was limited to 10 people, Meet allows teams as large as 30 to video chat.
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Xiaomi begins a new chapter as a chipset maker with Surge S1-powered Mi 5c

The new system-on-chip, designed and developed entirely in-house, represents the Chinese company's first foray into developing proprietary silicon to power its devices and is slated to debut in the upcoming Mi 5c smartphone.

Cog Systems took HTC's One A9 and made it almost invulnerable to viruses

Cog Systems, a mobile software security firm, has designed a custom system for the HTC One A9 phone that protects against malicious apps and viruses. It'll ship to select retailers in the coming months.

Samsung doubles down on RCS, brings next-gen messaging to Marshmallow devices

Samsung says it is working closely with carriers around the world to advance the next-generation messaging format, and that it intends to bring RCS to devices running Android Marshmallow or higher.

11 million Asiacell subscribers in Iraq to get free access to Wikipedia

The Wikipedia and Asiacell announced a partnership that'll see the mobile operator grant 11 million Iraqi customers free access to Wikipedia, the crowdsourced internet encyclopedia.

Instead of cameras, smart home tech may soon use ultrasound to detect you

Elliptic Labs, the company that helped Xiaomi's Mi Mix enjoy a nearly bezel-less display, is taking a stab at presence detection -- technology it calls Inner Peace. The technology is expected to be integrated into smart assistants and home…

If a bezel-less future is what you want, let Ulefone’s F1 be your guiding light

Chinese manufacturer Ulefone unveiled the F1, the company's latest smartphone that bears a striking resemblance to Xiaomi's Mi Mix. The F1 will be available sometime during the second half of 2017.

Google’s ‘Android Global Village’ at MWC is all-out crazy this year

Mobile World Congress -- for some it's the trade show to watch for all the smartphone news, and for others, it's the place to collect an unnecessary amount of Android pins. Follow us along on a tour of Google's Android Global Village at the…
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DT Daily MWC Day 1: Sony XZ Premium, Alcatel’s modular phone, and the Gionee A1 Plus

Mobile World Congress 2017 opened its doors for the first time today, following a busy press day on Sunday. We were ready for announcements from Sony, Alcatel, Gionee, and others. Here's what you need to know.

DarkMatter says its Katim phone is secure enough for heads of state, corporations

DarkMatter's Katim phone boasts more security features than most computers. It has end-to-end encryption, a secured bootloader, ephemeral messaging, remote management features, and more.

Transform your taxi into a mobile movie theater or office

The new Metrocab with RealVNC technology inside allows you to stream movies from your smartphone, share directions with the driver, and more. It's a hybrid London cab, which also offers panoramic views thanks to the clear roof.

Check out Google Assistant running on a variety of Android smartphones

If you've been dying to use Google Assistant, you may be in luck. Google is rolling out an update to its app that enables Assistant on smartphones running Android Marshmallow or higher. We tried it out on a few random Android phones.