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Sprint has announced that, from Friday, a new family rate will allow 10 lines to share 20GB worth of

Sprint has announced that, from Friday, a new family rate will allow 10 lines to share 20GB worth of data for $100 per month. (Though, everyone will need to be moving to Sprint from a different carrier, and the pricing will only last until the end of 2015.)

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Jamie Condliffe

August 19th

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How to Safely Use Your Phone at a Protest

How to Safely Use Your Phone at a Protest

With major protests in the news again, we decided it's time to update our cell phone guide for protestors. A lot has changed since we last published this report in 2011, for better and for worse.

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Eva Galperin & Parker Higgins - EFF

August 18th

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Everything You Need to Master Your New Smartphone

Everything You Need to Master Your New Smartphone

Welcome to our annual New Smartphone Set Up Guide. Someone thought enough of you to help replace that dumb ol' brick you've been lugging around these past few years. Now what?

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Gizmodo Staff

December 25th

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Do You Lock Your Phone?

Do You Lock Your Phone?

Confession time: I don't lock my phone. No password or key, no swipe pattern, no fingerprint scan. Nothing. It's really stupid and I will probably regret it someday.

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Lily Hay Newman

November 10th

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Well this puts a new wrinkle on things — according to a new report from Der Spiegel, the NSA has be

Well this puts a new wrinkle on things — according to a new report from Der Spiegel, the NSA has been spying on German Chancellor Angela Merkel's cellphone since 2002. That's long before she became chancellor, though it's unclear how deep the snooping went. [via BBC]

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Robert Sorokanich

October 26th

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Is It OK to Talk on Your Phone When You’re at the Checkout?

Is It OK to Talk on Your Phone When You're at the Checkout?

The UK media is weirdly ablaze this morning over a story about a store attendant who flipped out when a customer refused to stop talking on her phone while at the checkout. But is that rude, or is it now socially acceptable?

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Jamie Condliffe

July 3rd

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How Hollywood Is Making Texting Look Dramatic

We all increasingly rely on non-verbal forms of communication—email, IM, texting—to let people know what's going on in our lives. That's great for us, but it's causing headaches in Hollywood when it comes to creating drama. More »


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Jamie Condliffe

April 8th

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The Cellphone Turns 40 Today

Forty years ago today, senior Motorola engineer Marty Cooper made one very important phone call. From midtown Manhattan, Marty called Joel Engel, then the head of rival research department Bell Labs. When Joel picked up, Marty uttered something rather unexpected: "Joel, this is Marty. I'm calling you from a cellphone, a real handheld portable cellphone." More »


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Jamie Condliffe

April 3rd

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Everything You Need to Master Your New Smartphone

Welcome to our annual New Smartphone Set Up Guide. Someone thought enough of you to help replace that dumb ol' brick you've been lugging around these past few years. Now what? More »


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Gizmodo

December 25th

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A Cellphone Base Station in the Palm of Your Hand

How will the billion people who still use older 2G cellphones use them to pay for goods, just like people with smartphones equipped with near-field communications (NFC) wireless links? One answer is to place a tiny 2G base station at the point of sale so that those older non-NFC phones can also make a short-range transaction securely. More »


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Paul Marks - New Scientist

November 13th

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