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Revelation that OnePlus is Oppo’s sister company causes uproar – is it deserved?

For a company that’s not even six-months old, OnePlus has done pretty well so far. Portraying itself as an ambitious startup eager to disrupt the status quo with an affordable, no-compromise device, OnePlus managed to create a huge amount of hype around the OnePlus One. In terms of publicity and …

Mobile

Microsoft's Elop: Nokia brand soon to vanish from smartphones

Former Nokia CEO Stephen Elop, now head of Microsoft's devices group, shares his thoughts on the future of smartphones and the promise of a transcendent "colorful personality."<p>Former Nokia CEO Stephen Elop, starting his new job as head of Microsoft's devices group Monday, doesn't see the Nokia name …

Windows Phone

Leaked image of LG G3 rear gives us a look at redesigned back buttons

Now that the HTC One M8, Sony Xperia Z2 and Samsung Galaxy S5 have all been unveiled, the next major flagship to touch down will likely be the LG G3. Although we don’t know exactly when LG will take the wraps off the device, rumors and leaks related to the handset have certainly intensified as of …

Phones

People are going to compete in 'Call of Duty' at the X Games

The world's best <i>Call of Duty</i> players will soon square off at ESPN's X Games. For the first time ever, ESPN and Major League Gaming have teamed up to produce the MLG X Games Invitational, a three-day contest that will take place starting June 6th at X Games Austin. MLG says it's rounded up eight of …

MFi sunglasses w/ embedded iBeacon notify you when lost, act as beacons in retail

The first set of eye glasses with embedded iBeacon Bluetooth LE technology and certified under Apple’s Made-for-iPhone/iPad/iPod (MFi) program are coming soon. We’ve seen a growing number of companies embracing iBeacons by using the protocol: personalized retail experiences, in-store advertising, …

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FORTUNE — There is little doubt that today’s smartphones offer room for improvement. Ubiquitous and beloved though they may be, the portable devices are fragile, offer limited choice, and generate a growing mass of e-waste that’s been called nothing short of a “global time bomb.”<p>Google’s Project …

Samsung's mobile phone sales decline

<b>Samsung Electronics has reported a 4% fall in sales at its mobile phone unit.</b><p>Revenues in the sector fell to 33.4 trillion won ($32.3bn; £23.3bn) in the January-to-March period.<p>But the South Korean company said operating profit for its mobile phone unit rose 18% from the previous three months, in …

Skype group video calling is finally free for everyone

While rival services like Google Hangouts have long offered free group video calling, Microsoft is catching up to the competition and finally making Skype group video calling free. Skype users have been requesting free group video calling for years, and starting today Windows desktop, Mac, and Xbox …

U.S. government urges caution after Microsoft reveals dangerous Internet Explorer bug

Microsoft revealed a nasty bug in its Internet Explorer browser on Saturday. Today, the U.S. government issued an advisory warning people not to use Microsoft’s browser.<p>The bug, Microsoft reported, “may corrupt memory in a way that could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code in the context of …