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Windows Phone, Chromecast and YouTube get together thanks to Tube Cast

The past few weeks have seen a ton of activity on the Chromecast front, and now some of that excitement is extending to Windows Phone. With the Tube Cast app, you can link your Redmond handset to Google’s HDMI dongle and search, select and play…
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Leak looks like the Xperia G, Sony’s newest midrange phone

Sony’s not really been his bag before, but ViziLeaks appears to have gotten hands on with one of the company’s phones before its official debut at Mobile World Congress. Two photos are claimed to show portions of the Xperia G, and were tweeted out…
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LG is also shrinking its flagship phone: G2 Mini to launch later this month

Blazing a trail set by the likes of Samsung, HTC and Sony, LG is set to become the latest phone maker to release a smaller version of its flagship smartphone. In a image shared on its Facebook page, LG has given us a first look the new G2 Mini, which…
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You can’t actually sell your Flappy Bird phone on eBay

Turns out this auction and others like it violated eBay's copyright policies.

(Credit: Screenshot by Eric Mack/CNET)

Despite numerous headlines flying around this week about smartphones with the now-grounded Flappy Bird app installed selling for as much as $ 100,000 on eBay, it’s unlikely any of those sales have actually gone through.

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I’ve been in touch with multiple eBay sellers who have had their auctions pulled from the online marketplace for violating eBay’s listing policies. Basically, selling copyrightable material (like an app) without permission from the creator (Dong Nguyen in this case) is a no-go.

You can find the relevant eBay policy here, and below is part of an e-mail from eBay to one of the sellers in question, which I obtained:

Smartphones and tablets must be … [Read more]

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No, Microsoft doesn’t ‘need’ to make an Android phone

Microsoft Android Phone Analysis
We can’t count all the times that companies have been told that they “need” to make an Android phone even though there’s no evidence that switching to Android will magically revive sales. In fact, we know that Samsung has been the only company to regularly turn a profit selling Android devices as HTC, Motorola and many others have continuously struggled to make money on Android phones. Nonetheless, that hasn’t stopped writers and analysts from telling other companies that they ought to make Android phones even if it’s probably not in their best interests to do so.

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Everything there is to know about LG’s upcoming flagship phone

AnTuTu LG G Pro 2 Specs
While LG did confirm the name of the Optimus G Pro successor as well as some preliminary details about its camera, the company did not offer a full list of specs for its next-gen phablet that’s supposed to compete directly against Samsung’s flagship phones and other similar devices. However, a recently discovered AnTuTu benchmark seems to list just about all of the important missing details about the handset.

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Samsung’s new Windows Phone for Verizon reaches the FCC

Just in case it wasn’t already clear that Samsung is prepping a next-generation Windows Phone for Verizon, the company has just passed the device (the SM-W750V) through the FCC. The approval confirms the presence of Big Red-friendly LTE and CDMA…
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Secret court approves new limits on NSA-collected phone records

Just three weeks after President Barack Obama announced a series of changes designed to (partially) rein in the NSA’s bulk data collection program, at least two of these measures are moving forward. The secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court…
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It’s time to embrace the future of phone networks – and the death of telephone numbers

FCC Telephone Network Upgrade
If you’ve been on pins and needles waiting for HD voice calls to become the norm, the wait is apparently almost over. The Washington Post reports that the FCC voted to begin rolling out a trial program for fiber-optic telephone networks later this year. According to the report, phone carriers will set up the trials in designated test areas all over the U.S. as the FCC prepares for a full-scale transition to Internet Protocol networks in the future. Interestingly, that may also eventually lead to the death of traditional phone numbers.

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US phone companies to explore replacing all phone numbers with IP addresses

Voice-over-IP (VoIP) is nothing new as a technology, of course, but so far it’s been regarded merely as an add-on to America’s regular, analog-based copper and cellular voice networks — networks that are currently maintained as a matter of legal …
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