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Hands on with Facebook Home and the HTC First smartphone

At first glance, Facebook Home and the HTC First look like good bets for social butterflies, but power users and those who don't like 24/7 connectivity may opt out.

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Facebook's Home launcher for Android creates 'Facebook Phone'

Facebook's new Home launcher for Android is available April 12 as a software download from Google Play. HTC will intro the first phone to include Home, the $100 HTC First, on April 12 as well.

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Hands on with the Slingbox 500's new SlingSync feature

New firmware and mobile app upgrades let you transfer video and photos from a smartphone to a USB drive connected to the Slingbox 500 for HDTV playback.

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Why T-Mobile's new plans won't end contract madness

T-Mobile's new payment plans may be the perfect fit for some. But Evan Dashevsky argues that they won't signal the end of contracts for mobile device users.

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T-Mobile finally gets its own 4G LTE network

Some new details on what we know now about today's T-Mobile event in NYC.

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Remains of the Day: Can get some satisfaction

Apple's still tops in smartphone smiles, Google's chairman lodges a foot in his mouth yet again, and a satirical game gets the boot from the App Store.

Make March Madness mobile on your smartphone or tablet

The NCAA men's college basketball tournament tips off Tuesday night. If you're nowhere near a TV, you don't have to miss any action. Here's how to watch March Madness on your mobile device or online.

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Spotify reportedly launching free streaming music service overseas

A report in Bloomberg says that Spotify will expand its streaming music service to mobile devices in 20 countries where it currently provides its desktop service. The move would give Spotify an edge over rival Pandora.

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New cellphone-unlocking bill offers narrow fix

The Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act would simply restore the Library of Congress’ exemption for cellphone unlocking and wouldn’t affect the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

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Apple vs. Samsung, Round 2 to proceed in California court

A judge in California has ruled that a patent infringement lawsuit between Apple and Samsung Electronics will continue, after indicating earlier that she would like to put the case on hold pending resolution of an appeal in another patent dispute between the two companies before the same court.