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Fonkraft modular phone cancelled by Indiegogo

Fonkraft modular phone cancelled by Indiegogo

Google's Project Ara brought widespread attention to the possibilities of a modular smartphone, but there's still quite a bit of waiting to be had on that front. We've seen more than one modular smartphone surface, including the previously detailed but still secretive VSENN, and latest among them was Fonkraft, a relatively recent modular offering being hawked on the crowdfunding website Indiegogo. Unfortunately for its backers, that campaign was short lived.

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Smartphone attachment lets smartphones image DNA

Smartphone attachment lets smartphones image DNA

Researchers from the University of California, LA also known as UCLA have developed a new device that is able to turn any ,a href="http://www.slashgear.com/tags/smartphone/">smartphone into a DNA scanning fluorescent microscope. This microscope allows a smartphone to image DNA, which is about 50,000 times thinner than a single human hair.

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No Windows 10 smartphones this summer

No Windows 10 smartphones this summer

It's no secret that Microsoft plans to launch Windows 10 on computers this summer. If you were hoping that meant that the operating system would be landing on smartphones this summer as well, we have some bad news. Microsoft's Joe Belfiore has said recently that the smartphone builds for Windows 10 aren’t as far along as the builds for the PC.

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Galaxy S6 Edge: Android at Peak Elegance

Galaxy S6 Edge: Android at Peak Elegance

The LG G4 is coming to market with a leather back, the HTC One M9 looks the same as last year, and the Sony Xperia Z4 isn't coming to the United States. The iPhone has rounded edges now, and they've released a big one, too! Even the Samsung Galaxy S6 is pretty much just an internal upgrade on what was delivered last year, when you consider the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. This device, I contend, is the future of the aesthetically pleasing smartphone.

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ASUS ZenFone 2 USA model specifications revealed

ASUS ZenFone 2 USA model specifications revealed

On the 18th of May in Manhattan, New York, ASUS will be visiting with a USA-based taste of their smartphone ZenFone 2. This device will subsequently be available at AT&T - like previous releases of ASUS phones in the United States - and will have a lovely 5.5-inch display to do battle with the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the HTC One M9, not to mention the new LG G4. Specific device colors for AT&T have not yet been revealed as such.

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nexpaq fulfills the Project Ara dream in a smartphone case

nexpaq fulfills the Project Ara dream in a smartphone case

Although a lot of progress has been made on the Project Ara modular smartphone, its fate as a commercial product is still unknown until the day it lands in the market. In the meantime, those who believe in the modular dream might opt to bid their time by supporting this nexpaq Kickstarter. No, it's not another attempt at a modular smartphone. Instead, it is an attempt to deliver some of that same promise through a modular smartphone case that could, in theory, work with any smartphone, with a few caveats.

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Samsung Project Noble, Project Zen phone details surface

Samsung Project Noble, Project Zen phone details surface

Samsung has more handsets up its sleeves (of course), and some alleged details on two of those upcoming smartphones have surfaced, in this case from an IMEI database. According to sources speaking about the devices, of the two smartphones is a Galaxy S6 variant going by the codename Project Zen, while the other handset -- something believed to be the next in the Galaxy Note lineup -- is reportedly being referred to as Project Noble. We have the rest of the details after the jump!

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Cortana’s new Windows 10 features at BUILD 2015

Cortana’s new Windows 10 features at BUILD 2015

This week Microsoft is bringing light to a number of new features for Cortana in Windows 10. We're at BUILD 2015 and hearing all about what this new system will deliver to desktop systems, tablets, and phones as well. "Our goal is to make Windows 10 the most attractive development platform ever," said Terry Myerson, Microsoft's Windows Chief, going on to suggest that developers can "integrate Cortana into [their] apps ... add natural user interactions to your apps like pen or speech, and turn your apps into holograms."

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HTC INK aims to deliver the One with tattoo stylings

HTC INK aims to deliver the One with tattoo stylings

The HTC One M9 will soon be appearing in a bespoke collection called HTC INK. This means that HTC One M9 models will be released in limited editions, each with their own design engraving from a set of highly talented artists. The first in this collection works with supermodel Jourdan Dunn and tattoo artist Cally Jo Pothecary, busting out a design that's as strange as it is lovely. For now we've just got the design and an idea of what it'll look like on the device.

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