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Science & Technology | Technology

Romeo Power unveils its first consumer power packs

Romeo Power has just released what looks to be the mobile charging device of my dreams.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

UCLA scientists create an air conditioner that fits in your pocket

Imagine being able to put an air conditioner in your pocket or never worrying about your smartphone overheating again. Those dreams could one day be reality, thanks to a pocket-sized cooler developed...

Health & Fitness | Psychology

Is Your Mobile Phone Use Bad for Your Mental Health? | Mental Floss

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

Science & Technology | TECH

Are Teenagers Replacing Drugs With Smartphones? - NYTimes.com

Amid an opioid epidemic, the rise of deadly synthetic drugs and the widening legalization of marijuana, a curious bright spot has emerged in the youth drug culture: American teenagers are growing less likely to try or regularly use drugs, including alcohol.

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All the reasons people are ditching Android and switching to iPhones

Apple's first-generation iPhone started a revolution 10 years ago today. It seems like just yesterday that late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs walked out on stage at the Macworld conference in January 2007 and put an end to years of rumors and speculation.

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What police can learn about you from the skin chemicals on your cell phone

Police might one day be able to size up the habits and lifestyles of crime victims and suspects by analyzing the skin chemicals they leave behind when they touch their cellphones.

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Secret Back Door in Some U.S. Phones Sent Data to China, Analysts Say

Security contractors recently discovered preinstalled software in some Android phones that monitors where users go, whom they talk to and what they write in texts.

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Apple has an idea that would change the iPhone's screen as we know it

Apple has made some significant changes to the way the iPhone looks over the past few years...

Family & Parenting | Kids

How 'Secret' Mobile Apps Help Kids Hide Texts, Photos

Watch the video How 'Secret' Mobile Apps Help Kids Hide Texts, Photos on Yahoo Good Morning America . Some kids are now hiding

Science & Technology | Technology

Apple is going to make it much easier to use your iPhone when you have bad cell service

Even after using an early version of iOS 9 for a short period of time, it became clear that Apple's next iPhone update is going to focus on the little things that make your iPhone easier to use.

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News now mostly read on cell phones

There's probably a good chance that you're reading this on your cell phone. The latest findings from Pew Research Center seem to indicate as much, anyway

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The RhinoShield Bumper and the iPhone I Could Not Destroy

True story: I was walking through CES with a Yahoo film crew, making a video, when this guy came up, laden with bags.   “I have to show you our new product,” he said. “Look, it’s an iPhone bumper!”Then he his iPhone 6 (wrapped in one of his bum

Business & Finance | Business

Samsung vs. iPhone 6: Apple record sales threaten Samsung’s lead

Even though it’s still selling a massive number of smartphones each quarter, Samsung’s sales and revenues have been suffering lately as the company faces increased competition in emerging markets.

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Apple's iPhone 6 dents Android's crown

Android's share of the smartphone market has shrunk in the U.S. for the first time since 2013, according to new research.

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How To Take Care of Your Smartphone Battery the Right Way

Your smartphone is a minor miracle, a pocket-sized computer that can fulfill almost every whim. But none of its superpowers matter a bit if it runs out of juice. With removable batteries becoming more and more rare, you've got to take good care of the one

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2014: The year Apple got me to dump Android | ZDNet

An Android user since the platform's beginning, I dropped it this year and Apple's to blame.

Science & Technology | Computer & Coding Tips

Never Lose Your Stuff Again: 6 Bluetooth Trackers Reviewed

The development of a new kind of Bluetooth radio system, Bluetooth LE (for “low energy”), has unlocked entire new categories of tech gadgets, including smartwatches, fitness trackers, and now, tiny tracking devices. Here are six of them compared... w

Science & Technology | Computer & Coding Tips

Here Are The Biggest Battery Draining Apps On Android | Know Your Mobile

Research has found the top 10 battery draining apps on your Android smartphone, here’s what to avoid

Science & Technology | Computer & Coding Tips

Griffin, Moshi, Seidio Apple iPhone 6 Plus case roundup: Wallet, kickstand, and metal elegance - Yahoo News

From Yahoo News: No other smartphone has an accessory market like the iPhone. Three new cases provide unique functionality and protection for the iPhone 6 Plus.

News | Interesting Stories

Samsung Knox security for Android found to be 'Completely' Compromised

Samsung's Knox security layer for Android generates weak encryption keys, stores passwords locally and gives users login hints in a fatal

Science & Technology | Computer & Coding Tips

8 Annoying iPhone Default Settings (and How to Fix Them)

Many of the default settings of the iPhone can be worrisome, imperfect, or downright annoying. Here's 8 to change.

Science & Technology | Computer & Coding Tips

How to avoid the horrible iOS 8 bug that could delete your files - Yahoo News

From Yahoo News: Apple has had one headache after another over the past few weeks, spanning from the media circus that is “Bendgate” to a buggy iOS 8.0.1 update that bricked about 40,000 new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus handsets. Among all of these issu

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Apple iPhone 6 pre-orders hit record 4 million on first day - Yahoo Finance

From Yahoo Finance: Apple Inc said many customers will need to wait until next month for their new iPhones after a record 4 million first-day pre-orders were logged, double the number for the iPhone 5 two years ago. The company ...

Science & Technology | Tech

How Different Generations Use Smartphones

Mobile - Millennials are significantly more likely than other generations to use their smartphones to engage in activities such as social networking, watching video, IM/chatting, and using mobile GPS, according to ...

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RANKED: The Best Smartphones In The World

The only phones you should consider buying. With the exception of Apple and Nokia, all the major smartphone makers have released their 2014 flagship devices.

So it's a good time to buy a new phone if you're ready for an upgrade. Below is our monthly ranking of the best phones you can buy.