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Panasonic KX-PRX120 cordless home phone runs Android Ice Cream Sandwich

Panasonic KX-PRX120 cordless home phone runs Android Ice Cream Sandwich

Though some of us have elected to make our smartphones our main phones, many still have a home phone line, and for those users, Panasonic has developed a cordless offering that brings Android to the landline. The KX-PRX120 looks like a slightly dated, thick smartphone, but functions as a standard cordless home phone, providing a touchscreen display and front-facing camera, among other features.

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What’s the oldest piece of technology you still use every day?

What’s the oldest piece of technology you still use every day?

In a world that is changing so rapidly, we tend to think of a gadget as “old” after a year or so when something better comes along. It’s a rare occurrence when you see someone still using an HTC DROID Incredible (my first-ever smartphone) or a laptop from the Windows XP days, but it got me thinking about how many people out there still use old technology on a daily basis. While you could technically count a microwave (for which my parents still have the same one after 20 years), my focus is aimed at consumer electronics, like phones, laptops, TVs, speakers, etc.

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Nokia Symbian taking final breaths this summer

Nokia Symbian taking final breaths this summer

The Symbian mobile operating system had its hay day, and surprisingly it was the number one mobile OS in the world up until a few years ago when Android took the lead. While many phone manufacturers used Symbian, Nokia was most famous for using Symbian (as they also own the platform), and it seems that after a several-year drought, the Finnish company is finally calling it quits for Symbian this summer.

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New York calls on Apple, Google, Microsoft, Samsung to cut down on phone theft

New York calls on Apple, Google, Microsoft, Samsung to cut down on phone theft

Mobile phone theft is nothing new, and it happens more often than we think. In New York, especially, is where mobile phone thefts were said to be responsible for the city's increase in crime. As public safety officials continue to battle thefts, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has sent an open letter to Apple, Google (including Motorola), Microsoft, and Samsung to see if they can help to cut down on phone theft.

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Nokia Asha 501 teased in tiny leak of a tiny budget phone

Nokia Asha 501 teased in tiny leak of a tiny budget phone

If you're in the market for a budget smartphone with Nokia's signature color splash in th near future, you may just be in luck. A leak of a stack of smartphones with the name Nokia Asha 501 has been pushed today with black, white, green, yellow, blue, and red on the docket for 2013. This release is likely to be announced officially inside the week if not early next week, this informed suggestion brought to you by waves of similar leak patterns taking place across this past year.

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Yahoo makes major cuts in services as Mobile ramps up

Yahoo makes major cuts in services as Mobile ramps up

This afternoon the folks at Yahoo have announced their intent to end services with Yahoo Deals, Yahoo SMS Alerts, Yahoo Kids, and the feature phone versions of Yahoo Mail and Messenger. While the smartphone versions of both Yahoo Messenger and Yahoo Mail will (of course) continue to roll forward, both the feature phone versions and legacy smartphone versions of these apps "will be going away", as Yahoo reports. This is all part of Yahoo's move into the mobile universe they've been vocal about this week more than once.

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