How Too Many SMS Messages Can Shut Down Your Nexus Phone

A special kind of text message sent in large numbers amounts to a denial-of-service attack on Google Nexus phones.
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BlackBerry’s Thorsten Heins Stands to Make Up to $22 Million Upon Exit

Not the payout he was looking for, but still respectable.
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Rockstar Patent Consortium Sues Google, and Practically Everyone Making Android Phones

The patent wars just got a lot more complicated.
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Magisto Lands $13 Million Investment for Polished Home Movies on Your Phone

Pushing back against raw video.
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Apple’s Safari Made Up Most Mobile Browser Traffic in Q2

Safari wins, but not in all cases.
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IndoorAtlas Aims to Use Magnetic Fields to Map the Insides of Buildings

No new infrastructure required. Just a bit of walking.
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Druva, a Data Protection Platform, Lands $25 Million Series C

Protecting and tracking corporate data wherever it goes.
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What the NSA Might Have Wanted to Learn From Tracking Your Phone

A mobile phone’s location is a rich trove of useful data, so it’s no wonder that the spy agency experimented with it.
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Teardown Shows iPhone 5S Costs at Least $199 to Build, $173 for the 5C

Also they’re almost — but not quite — the same inside.
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Intel Futurist Shows How You’ll Download and Program Your Own Robot Next Year

Want a robot? Next year you may be able to download one.
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