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Galaxy S5 available at MetroPCS stores now

Galaxy S5 available at MetroPCS stores now

Pre-pair carrier MetroPCS has announced that it is now offering the high-end Samsung Galaxy S5 to customers on its network. The Galaxy S5 is the new high-end smartphone from Samsung and has been a very strong seller for Samsung so far. MetroPCS is a no-contract pre-paid provider and the smartphone will operate on the company's plans starting at $40 per month.

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Rufus Cuff has all the right wrist wearable tech specs, but it’s bulky

Rufus Cuff has all the right wrist wearable tech specs, but it’s bulky

A crowdfunding project Rufus Cuff has some utopian features that people may find intriguing, however the reality of it could be different from the perception. The main focus is on the 3-inch screen and how crammed everything could look on it. The reality is that the wearable market is getting crowded with products that are late to the party. Look at the Nike FuelBand as an example, a major chunk of Nike Digital Sport hardware team has been laid off because the company realised it needed to refocus on other avenues.

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KAIST Wireless Power: Charge 40 phones at one go

KAIST Wireless Power: Charge 40 phones at one go

Researches at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) are on to something big; so big that it will change your perception about wireless charging forever. With the technology that they are on to, KAIST researches hope to make power cords redundant in the future and get you to power up to 40 smartphones at one go. The good news is that the technology can be extended to powering a large TV or even a fan.

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AT&T boosts GoPhone smartphone plans with more data allowance

AT&T boosts GoPhone smartphone plans with more data allowance

AT&T GoPhone customers are going to get the advantage of more data at no additional cost, thanks to the changes of the smartphone plans, which will come into effect from April 25, 2014. Features like access to 4G LTE network with no annual contract and Wi-Fi hotspot sweeten the deal. Truth be told, the value of a smartphone is only complete when it supported with the right data plan.

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HTC plans Heartbleed fix over top legacy Android risk

HTC plans Heartbleed fix over top legacy Android risk

Half of the top ten Android smartphones susceptible to Heartbleed hacks are made by HTC, security research firm Lookout claims, with phones like the HTC One X+ and Desire X still running older versions of Google's OS that are unpatched. Lookout describes the issues as "a curse of these phones' own success," with popular hardware unable to support the latest, safer Android versions. However, HTC tells SlashGear that it has a fix in the works.

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HTC grabs ex-Samsung Galaxy branding genius for One M8 push

HTC grabs ex-Samsung Galaxy branding genius for One M8 push

HTC has brought in Samsung's former US marketing chief to turbocharge its advertising, hoping to prevent a rerun of 2013 where its flagship HTC One Android phone was eclipsed by the Galaxy media blitz. Paul Golden "created and launched the highly successful Galaxy brand" during his four year stint at Samsung, his LinkedIn profile claims, but is now acting as a consultant for HTC having left the South Korean firm in January 2012.

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DSLR-like optical zoom for smartphones coming next year tips HTC

DSLR-like optical zoom for smartphones coming next year tips HTC

HTC's Symon Whitehorn is the man to talk to at the smartphone maker if you want to know about the future of cameras in smartphones. Currently HTC is cramming some interesting tech inside its smartphones for camera users to enjoy like the duo camera that allows the user to refocus after an image is taken. HTC's camera future has some new features that may let you replace your full size camera altogether.

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